Valley View is proud to announce our first Annual Spell-A-Thon! This is a fun and educational program that combines academics and fundraising- 100% of the money raised will go directly to our school for Technology lab, Librarian, Yard Supervisors, Teacher Aides, Field trips including bus transportation, and the many other wonderful things funded by Valley View PTA.
HOW IT WORKS
Students are asked to have family and friends pledge any amount of money for each word the student spells correctly on his or her written quiz. Alternatively, donors may give a flat rate donation, which the student may collect immediately. PLEDGE SHEET
PLEDGE SHEET DUE DATE EXTENDED TO MONDAY 12/9, so the kids have an extra weekend to get more sponsors!
Teachers will give the quizzes in class during the week of December 9th.
Please have your child study his or her spelling word list.
- Word List Kindergarten
- Word List 1st Grade
- Word List 2nd grade
- Word List 3rd grade
- Word List 4th grade
- Word List 5th6th
Scored quizzes will be returned to students by December 13th. Students then collect their pledge money, based on the number of words spelled correctly. All pledge money is due no later than January 17th.
Our goal is to have 100% student participation and to raise $8000!
Check out the PRIZE LIST to see our list of AMAZING stuff up for grabs!
But wait… there’s more!
Students in Grades 4, 5 and 6 may opt to also participate in Valley View Elementary School’s first Spelling Bee, with a chance to compete at the Los Angeles County Elementary Spelling Bee in March!
If your child is interested, please check “Spelling Bee” on the Pledge sheet. Your child will be given an additional “Spelling Bee” word list to study in January.
4th, 5th and 6th grade teachers will each conduct a classroom Spelling Bee early next year (date TBD), for those who wish to participate. The top winners in each class will then compete in a school-wide Spelling Bee in the auditorium.
KEY DATES TO REMEMBER!
November 22nd – December 4th
Students get sponsors. Please help your child by asking family, friends, co-workers and
neighbors whom you know to consider sponsoring them. Flat donations may be collected
immediately. Encourage your child to study his/her spelling words!
Monday, December 9th
Students bring pledge sheets to school to give to their teacher.
Week of December 9th
Students will take their written spelling quiz in class. Teachers will return scored quizzes
attached with the child’s pledge sheet and an envelope. PLEASE FILL IN THE NUMBER OF WORDS SPELLED CORRECTLY AND AMOUNT OF MONEY DUE FROM EACH SPONSOR.
December 16th – January 12th
Start collecting your pledges! Please bring your child’s pledge sheet and scored quiz when
January 15th, 16th, and 17th
ALL PLEDGE MONEY DUE. Turn in pledge money, with the Pledge Sheet, to your child’s
Thursday, January 16th and Friday, 17th
Raffle drawing for all students who turn in their pledge money by the morning of January 17th!
Friday, January 24th
ICE CREAM PARTY for all students raising at least $50 in pledges
Thursday, January 30th
Pizza party for the class who collects the most pledge money
Friday, January 31st
Popcorn party for the class with the highest participation