CHEPA Spelling Bee Registration Deadline Extended

The CHEPA Spelling Bee is open to all homeschoolers.

The deadline to sign up has been extended to January 17.

One speller from the Championship Bee for grades 5 – 8 will advance to the Wayne County Spelling Bee to be held in March. One winner from that bee advances to the National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C. in May. The CHEPA Spelling Bee winner went to Washington last year!

WHAT: Annual spelling bee. Watch as your children match their skills with other children at their own age or grade level.
WHERE: Kenwood Church of Christ (NOTE THE NEW LOCATION!)
20200 Merriman Road
Livonia, MI
DATE: February 2, 2013
TIME: 1:00 pm

Championship Spelling Bee for 5th – 8th grade winners will be held immediately after the regular spelling bee.
AGES: 1st—8th grade

8th grade spellers must not have passed beyond 8th grade on or before February 1, 2013, and must not have reached his/her 15th birthday on or before August 31, 2012.

COST: $5 per child
CUTOFF: January 10, 2012
CONTACT: Kathleen Spencer
18273 Brentwood
Livonia, MI 48152
(248) 939-1224
Email: kc1975girl@nullyahoo.com

* IMPORTANT * – The order of the spelling bee will be determined on the date of the event. Please arrive at the church prior to the 1:00 pm start time to participate in the bee.

NOTE: For each child, send a stamped, self-addressed envelope, fee ($5), and the following registration information to the Kathleen Spencer:

Child’s name
Grade Level (of chosen list)
Parent’s Name
Phone Number
Email Address
Number of people attending spelling bee

Upon receipt of registration, a word list and rule sheet will be mailed to you. You may register at the CHEPA meetings now through January. Lists are NOT available via email this year.

Each family is asked to bring a snack to share for a short reception at the conclusion of the spelling bee. Drinks will be provided.

Note: The word lists can be challenging. We offer you the option of selecting a word list one grade level above or below your child’s current grade. Be sure to register your child at the grade level of the chosen list. However, in the interest of fairness to the other participants, please adhere to the guideline of only one grade below your child’s current grade.

These are explicit National Spelling Bee rules – students in 5th through 8th grade, along with their parents, should review the rules as soon as possible after registering.

Please share this with other homeschoolers you know.