8th Grade Celebration Committee Volunteers Needed!

Eighth(8th) grade families will be invited to attend the 8th Grade Promotion Ceremony in June.  A committee of volunteers is needed to organize and plan the theme, decorations, food and chaperones for this event.   Please consider volunteering to be on this committee by signing up HERE.  Thank your for your support and for making the 8th Grade celebration a special event.

PTSA OnLine Directory Available

As an additional benefit to CKMS PTSA members all current members now have access to our useful online CKMS student directory.  Just click on the cell phone on the left side of the home screen of the PTSA website to access the directory.  If you would like to Join the PTSA, please CLICK HERE.

2017 Spelling Bee

The PTSA is proud to host the 3rd annual CKMS Spelling Bee.  This academic competition is a fun and challenging program for all students who choose to participate!

The deadline to enter is Tuesday, JAN 26th.  Permission Slips are available in the CKMS Front Office or you can CLICK HERE.  Slips must be returned to the Front Office.  Participants will be provided with a list of 450 words to study which will be used in the CKMS Spelling Bee, plus an additional 100 challenge words for extended rounds of competition.  Word lists will be emailed once a participant’s completed permission slip is received, and will also be available in the Office.

Spelling Bee event dates:

  1. PRACTICE BEE on JAN 30th at 6pm. This optional event will provide participants and parents with helpful tips in advance of competing in the School Bee. Students are encouraged to attend and learn valuable skills to prepare for success in the School Bee, and to try out some practice rounds of a typical spelling bee competition.
  2. SCHOOL BEE on FEB 13rd at 6pm. Participants will compete to become the 2017 CKMS Spelling Bee School Champion, Trophies will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place. Students must submit a signed Permission Form by the Jan 26th entry deadline in order to participate.

STUDY WORD LISTS & SPELLING BEE ROUNDS:

  • Students will be provided with a 450-word School Spelling Bee Study List that will be used in the CKMS Bee, for successive rounds of competition.  Word lists were created by the Scripps National Spelling Bee and include first grade through eighth grade words.  An additional 100-word Challenge Study List will be provided for use with extended rounds of competition. 
  • During a round of competition, each participant will be asked to spell one (1) word.  Words used during each round will be of similar grade level as determined by Scripps.  Participants that spell their word correctly during a round will continue to the next round, and so forth.

Most commonly asked question:  Do I need to study all 450 words even though this is a Middle School Spelling Bee?

Answer: Yes!  And, you should study the 100 challenge words in case extended rounds of competition using challenging words are necessary to determine our overall winner.


REGIONAL SCRIPPS BEE:
As part of the Scripps National Spelling Bee program, the CKMS School Champion will advance to compete in the Regional Bee at Seattle Town Hall on Sunday, MARCH 19th.

Interested in Volunteering? This is a PTSA sponsored event staffed by Parent Volunteers.  We will need volunteers to help judge spelling accuracy and/or pronounce words.  If you can help, please contact Kimberley Lobet or Renee Christensen.

For more information about the Scripps National Spelling Bee program or for extra study resources, please visit http://www.spellingbee.com/.

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