SPELLING BEE 2021-2022 



Mrs. Doering and Ms. Nakatsu presented on March 9th the Spelling Bee awards. Congrats to all Oral Round Award Recipients!!!
Special thanks to Lakshmi Venkatachalam (Rosa Parks PTSA - Spelling Bee chair) and Ms. Nakatsu for organizing such a successful Spelling Bee.


not pictured: Zoya M. - 5th Grade Winner


Pradhyum B. - 5th Grade Runner Up



Prisha P. - School Winner                                                                Aarna K. - School Runner Up



Prisha P. - 4th Grade Winner                                                                Arian H. - School Runner Up



Lakshana A. - 3rd Grade Winner                                                     Ishita J. - 3rd Grade Runner Up



Aarna K. - 2nd Grade Winner                                                          Aarya B. - 2nd Grade Runner Up



Agastya A. - 1st Grade Winner                                                          Melinda K. - 1st Grade Runner Up



What is Spelling Bee? 

Rosa Parks PTSA presents its first Spelling Bee enrichment program this year 2021-2022. Rosa Parks has enrolled in the Scripps National Spelling Bee, which is one of the nation’s oldest popular competitions with the purpose to help students improve their spelling, increase their vocabularies, learn concepts, and develop correct English usage that will help them all their lives. 

Who can participate?

Registration is open to all students from Grade 1 through Grade 5 of elementary school.

What to expect?

Student / Parent orientation will be held to provide the community with an overview about the program. Word lists will be provided to the students to prepare on their own. A preliminary written round in December and a final oral round in January both will be held online. School Champion, a Runner Up, and Grade Level Champions will be selected after the final round. All participants will receive a participation certificate. The School Champion will represent Rosa Parks to go to the regionals level.

Like any other enrichment program, we will need volunteers to run this program smoothly. Sign-up links will be available online for parents when you register your student.

How to Register?

Registration closes by Friday, December 10th, 2021
To register - Login to your PTSA account. You will find under My Account -> Spelling Bee Registration for <Student Name> to register your child to participate in the school-level spelling bee competition before the deadline. Or visit this link and scroll down.
Note: This registration is to let the Spelling Bee coordinator of Rosa Parks PTSA know that your student will participate, however, there is another registration needed to the online spelling bee platform to take the Spelling test online. Please participate in the orientation to know more about it.

What to expect after registering?

Spelling Bee Materials will be available when you register. Once registered, please join the Spelling Bee Orientation meeting to know more about what to expect next. If you have registered after the Spelling Bee Orientation meeting, please email SpellingBee@rosaparksptsa.org to receive information about the orientation.


Volunteers are needed for this program’s success; without enough volunteers, we can’t run the written round. Volunteers will be provided orientation before the written round, and they will help proctor the students online. You can also email your volunteering interest for this program directly to SpellingBee@rosaparksptsa.org


Important Dates:  

  • Registration Opens: Tentatively Monday, Nov. 15th, 2021, or earlier
    • For: Rosa Parks Students Grade 1 to 5
  • Orientation Date: Monday Nov. 22nd, 2021, 6:30pm to 7:30pm
    • Online
    • For Rosa Parks Parents/Students
  • Registration Deadline: Friday, December 10th, 2021, 11:59 pm
  • Written Round: Friday, December 17th, 2021, 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
    • Online
    • For Rosa Parks Students Only
  • Oral Round: Friday, January 28th, 2022, 6 pm to 8:30 pm
    • Online
    • Rosa Parks Students Only
  • Local Spelling Bee - Regional Spelling Bee of King and Snohomish County
    • Saturday, March 19th, 2022, 1 pm
    • Town Hall Seattle
    • For Elementary, Middle Schools champions of King and Snohomish County
  • Nationals
    • May 2022 (TBD by Scripps National Spelling Bee)
    • Maryland
    • For State Representing Spellers



Q. How do I know more about School Spelling Bee?
A. Please visit during the orientation day to learn more about this event that will be held online this year by Rosa Parks PTSA.

Q. How do I make my child participate?
A. Please complete and submit the registration form that is found on the Rosa Parks PTSA website before the mentioned deadline. 

Q. Our family is out of town for the written round preliminary/final round for the school level spelling bee, 
can we retake it?
A.  We cannot provide another date for any reason as it is measured against other participants. Try again next year.

Q. How does my child prepare?
A.  We will provide the word list and recommended books to read to improve vocabulary from the Scripps National Spelling Bee recommendation. Parents can point their students to Merriam Webster dictionary and online tools to learn spelling and pronunciation and/or help them prepare. Parents can form their own spelling group and take turns to help your group of students learn new words. The Spelling Bee Chair or the Rosa parks PTSA won’t be preparing the student to participate in this event.


Who do I contact with questions and feedback?

Please write to Lakshmi Venkatachalam at SpellingBee@rosaparksptsa.org

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