Spell-a-thon Documents 


Monday, Jan 29 - Friday, Feb 2

Attention All MDE Student!!!

It's time for the annual Spell-a-thon.  We hope every student is excited to participate.  Our Spell-a-thon is an important fundraiser for our school and consists of 4 easy tasks:

Task 1

Take your pledge sheet and ask your friends, family, and neighbors to sponsor you for your school's Spell-a-thon.  (To sponsor means they will either pay you money for every word you spell correctly OR they can give you a set amount of money for taking the test.) Spend time between now and January 26 (January 30th for Fifth Grade) to collect sponsors in the space provided on your pledge sheet.  Your pledge sheets will be due back to your teacher on Friday, January 26th (Tuesday, January 30th for Fifth Grade).

Task 2

Keep your word list to study.  Make sure you study the attached practice words as you will take the test on January 31st - February 2nd!

Task 3

Your corrected test will come home by February 13th.  You will get your pledge sheet back with a collection envelope for you to collect the money people pledge to you.
You can get more pledges from any sponsors you may have missed at this time.  It's never too late to get sponsors!

Task 4

Collect and turn in all the money you collected from your sponsors.  Money due to your teacher by Friday, February 23rd.  You MUST meet this date to be eligible for prizes!

 There are prizes for participating!

School-wide participation goal:
  • Every student who collects at least one pledge will be entered into a raffle for a MDE Spiritwear T-shirt
Grade Level Prizes:
  • The class that raises the most money in each grade level will win an ice cream sandwich party.
Best Spellers Prize:
  • The one class with the highest percentage of correct words will win an ice cream sandwich party.
Individual prizes:
  • The student who raises the most money overall will win a Chromebook and a VR Headset OR $200 Amazon Gift Card! 
  • The second highest pledge earner will will a Wonder Workshop Dash OR $100 Amazon Gift Card
  • Each student who collects $100 or more will be invited to a Special Reward Event AND entered in a raffle for a Chromebook OR $150 Amazon Gift Card.