Tuesday, October 16, 2012

BASIS Phoenix Spelling Bee!

BASIS Phonenix is having their first ever spelling bee for kids between 5th and 8th grade! Our school's top finishers will face off against the other three BASIS schools in the valley. We are also anticipating that the winner will go on to the Maricopa County Spelling Bee and win that as well.

BASIS Phoenix will also be participating in the Great American SpellCheck, a fundraiser that makes sure that 100% of the money raised benefits our school. Our goal is to raise $5,000 for our English department's educational supplies and activities.

The Great American SpellCheck fundraising timeline:
Tuesday, Oct. 16 to Tuesday, Oct. 30:  Students study words appearing on their Great American Spellcheck study words sheets. Also, students collect pledges from family and friends.
Wednesday, Oct. 31:  We will conduct the Great American Spellcheck in English class.
Wednesday, Nov. 7:  Teachers will send home the student's graded test and pledge form.
Monday, Nov. 19: This is the deadline for supporters to return their pledged funds.

Please talk to your English teachers for more information!

- Kayla Larsen

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