Bees are flying in to prepare for the 13th Annual Youth Spelling Bee, held by the Foundation for Belmont Education on Saturday, Nov. 2. at the Belmont High School Auditorium beginning at 3 p.m.
With team names like “The ZomBees,” “The Spellmont Marauders,” and “The BeeDazzlers,” more than 500 students from Kindergarten to 6th graders will take part in one of the largest spelling bees in eastern Massachusetts.
With non-competitive swarms for those in K-to-grade 4 and competitive swarms for grades 5 and 6, there is something appropriate for every-bee.
Whether your child spells “no,” “know,” or “knowledge,” a fun prize will be given to each child including a award for the winning team in the competitive round.
The 2012 Spelling Bee raised more than $20,000 for programs funded through grants from the Foundation, the non-profit, volunteer-run organization that engages the community in supporting excellence and enrichment in the Belmont Public School System.
Registration for the Spelling Bee opened yesterday, Oct. 7, and continues through Oct. 23. So, start forming swarms, creating beatific names, and make a beeline to the FBE site: www.fbe-belmont.org/spelling-bee/ for more information and to register.