Welcome to the Annual Penn Brook Spelling Bee

The 2020 spelling bee is scheduled for Wednesday, April 1.  

Register your child today!  

Deadline to register is Monday, March 2

The Spelling Bee is a chance for kids in grades 3, 4, and 5 to stand up and show off their spelling acumen. Bragging rights aren’t the only prize. The winner of each grade gets a gift card and a trophy! Plus there will be a prize for the classroom with the most registrants.spelling-bee.jpg-7015

Thanks to the Georgetown Record for their support. 


Date : Wednesday, April 1, 2020
Location : Penn Brook cafeteria
Open to students in grades 3, 4, 5
Registration: use the link above or download the Registration Form and return it to the Penn Brook office in an envelope marked “Spelling Bee” 
Cost : Free to participate
Food: There will be pizza, drinks and other snacks available for purchase
Questions? Email Elizabeth de Veer at edarbydeveer@gmail.com

What can your child win?

A gift card and a trophy
Each participant gets a free book!

PLUS: The classroom for each grade that gets the MOST participants wins a BIG BOX O’ BOOKS (brand new, beautiful books) for the classroom!!

Maggie Van Galen

AND: new this year! The classroom for each grade with the most participants will receive an autographed copy of the books in The Adventures of Keeno and Ernest trilogy by local author Maggie Van Galen – and a personal visit from Maggie! 

The Bee schedule

3rd grade Check-In:  4:00pm; Bee starts at 4:30pm
4th grade Check-In:  5:30 pm; Bee starts at 6:00pm
5th grade Check-In:  7:00 pm; Bee starts at 7:30pm

How to prepare

Participants should study the lists of words for their grade and the next grade up. For example, third graders should study third and fourth grade words. If the Bee goes through all grade-level words, the contestants will be given words from the next grade list.

The order of the words the night of the Bee will be different from the study list.

Study Words

Download lists of study words for your child’s grade – and the grade above – and then practice, practice, practice! 

3rd Grade Study Words       4th Grade Study Words

5th Grade Study Words     6th Grade Study Words

Helpful Links

For Students: How To Study for a Spelling Bee

For Parents: How to Prepare Your Child for a Spelling Bee

Spelling Games:   Spellaroo     Spelling City     Spell It      Vocabulary Games

What’s Next? 

Register your child now! 

We need VOLUNTEERs!!

We need volunteers to pitch in a few things and also to help out on the day of the event.
We will post a Sign-Up Genius link soon, or if you’re interested, email Elizabeth at edarbydeveer@gmail.com.