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About this fundraiser:
The Neil Cummins Spellathon is Back:
It has been a whole year, so what’s the word, bird?
Spellathon (not a Spelling Bee) is our biggest PTO school fundraiser in which students raise money by collecting donations or pledges for spelling a set number of words that have been compiled with the help of our teachers. Money raised goes directly back into our school (see list provided below). This has been a tradition at Neil Cummins for the last 25 years!
HOW IT WORKS
Students invite family, friends and neighbors to support them by contributing a per-word pledge or flat amount for participating in the Spellathon.
During the week of January 25th, students are tested in their classrooms. Words are studied and practiced in advance. Prizes are awarded based on the categories listed below.
- Jan 8: Spellathon Kicks Off!
- Jan 12: Students launch their fundraising web pages, gather sponsors and donations, and practice word list in class and at home.
- Jan 25-29: Test week in classrooms.
- Feb 1: Test results collected.
- Feb 12: All online and envelope donations due.
Late February: Winners announced! Hooray!
- All participants will receive a Spellathon bracelet.
- The student per grade level who obtains the most sponsors* will receive 2 movie tickets and a medal.
- The student per grade level with the highest amount raised will receive a Mag’s gift certificate and a medal.
- The team (classroom) with the highest percentage of student participants* will receive a special class trophy and classroom party with fun entertainment!
* Tie-breaker: If there is a tie, the prize will go to the individual or team that collected the highest dollar amount.
This organization is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization. Your donation is tax-deductible. Federal Tax ID # 68-0194375
Thank you for your support!
The Neil Cummins Spellathon Team
Your donations will help pay for:
- Instructional Materials
- Professional Development for Teachers
- Furniture and Classroom Equipment
- PE and Playground Equipment
- Campus Events
- Parent Education and Assemblies
- Campus Improvements and School Gardens
- And Much More!