Spelling Bee Parent Letter

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					February 13, 2012

Dear Parents,

Since 1925, the E.W. Scripps Company has administered the Scripps National Spelling Bee in
the United States and numerous other countries around the world. This year, we are pleased to
announce River Valley Intermediate School’s participation in the Scripps National Spelling Bee.
The main purpose for our participation is to help students improve their spelling, increase
vocabulary, learn concepts, and develop correct English usage that will help them all their lives.

Throughout the course of the next few weeks students will be given the opportunity to
participate in classroom spelling bees to determine classroom champions. On Monday, March
19, 2012 @ 6:30 PM we will hold a schoolwide spelling bee at River Valley to determine two
champions and two alternates, two fifth and two sixth. Our two champions, or their alternates,
will then progress to the Regional Spelling Bee for Central Texas at McLennan Community
College on Friday, March 23, 2012. The winner of that meet, along with a parent, will receive
free airfare, lodging, and other incentives to Washington D.C. for participation in the Scripps
National Spelling Bee courtesy of BBVA Compass Bank.

Students interested in competing, can apply by completing the form below and returning it to
their homeroom teacher. Only student applicants with good academic standing will be eligible
for the competition. Study materials will be available to students on their Language Arts
teacher’s website. For additional information please contact Cliff Heath

Cliff Heath
Assistant Principal
River Valley Intermediate
254-761-5699 ext. 4711

                        (Cut here and return to your homeroom teacher)

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         Student Name                          Grade                    Homeroom Teacher

Should my son/daughter be selected to represent River Valley Intermediate School at the
Regional Spelling Bee at McLennan Community College, I agree to provide transportation and

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               Parent Signature                                           Date

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