October 22, 2015
Dear Throop Parents,
For the second year, Throop Elementary will be participating in the Scripps National Spelling Bee program. Students in grades 1-6 will be bringing home word lists that will be used in the classrooms. Each grade level will hold spelling bees in their individual classrooms and then a grade level spelling bee to determine three top spellers for the grade level.
Top spellers in grades 1-2 will be acknowledged in a convocation in January. Top spellers in grade 3 will be acknowledged at the school wide spelling bee that will be held in January.
The three top spellers in grades 4-6 will complete in the school wide spelling bee that will take place in January. The winning spellers will then compete in the county wide spelling bee in February. Students from all Orange County schools will compete for the privilege of going to Washington, D.C. to compete in the National Scripps Spelling Bee. The Orange County winner will have all expenses paid for the speller and a chaperone.
Please encourage your child to study their spelling lists and be a part of this program. The gains are great as good spellers are also good readers and writers.
Thank you for your attention,
Mrs. Van Emon