Have you heard the buzz? The Spelling Bee is around the corner.
Unlike other spelling bees, the SEF annual fundraiser is a competition of community teams “dressed to spell”.
Teams feature Southborough school teachers, staff, students, local businesses and community groups vying for bragging rights as the town’s best spellers.
The event is scheduled for Friday, March 4 at 7:00 pm at Trottier Middle School. But get there early. The doors open at 6:00 pm for the raffle.
This year’s raffle prizes and silent auction items include:
Vin Bin Academy gift certificate, Bruins Tickets (March 10th game), Escape Package from Salon Charisma, Summer Camp Gift Certificate from Southborough Rec, Fay Summer Camp certificate, Beastie Album, Bose Speakers, Kids baskets, Women’s basket and MORE!
Every year, SEF awards grants to fund new resources and/or initiatives at the schools. Last year, they raised over $13,000 through the Bee.
If you aren’t familiar with the Bee, here’s how it works:
Several teams compete in each round. The moderator gives the word and each community team works as a group to decide their spelling of it. Their answers are written on white boards.
- The audience is encouraged to to test themselves by silently spelling along in their booklets. The round is complete when only one team is left standing. (Figuratively. They actually sit. But, you get it.)
- The winning team from each round competes in the final round.
It sounds pretty dry, but it is surprisingly fun. And the kids love seeing the faculty in costume. (For examples, see last year’s post.)
For more details, click the flyer to enlarge.