Northwest Arkansas Christian Home Educators Association

Lower Elementary Spelling Bee Coordinator Needed

NWACHEA is seeking a coordinator for the K-3rd spelling bee. Below is a message from Marni Hendrix, coordinator of NWACHEA’s annual Scripps spelling bee for older students. If you are interested in coordinating this year’s lower elementary bee, or have questions before deciding if this is something you might be willing to do, please email Marni.


NWACHEA is looking for a volunteer to coordinate a K-3rd spelling bee during the 2015/16 school year, recommended (though not required) to be held during the spring semester.

It is not necessary to hold one, but if someone is willing, I know many parents would be grateful for it to occur.

I (Marni) will be coordinating the 4th-8th grade bee. Each year I re-consider which tasks I am able to do or want to do, and no one pressures me to do a job like the spelling bee. It will be the same for anyone who may coordinate a K-3rd bee. A commitment to coordinate it this year is NOT a commitment to coordinate it indefinitely.

I have written a handbook for coordinating the bee and have forms and materials stored; it’s pretty straightforward and very detailed.

It is OK to coordinate the bee while having your own children participate in the bee.

The coordinator also would have their NWACHEA membership fee ($25) waived for the year.

Let me know if this is something you might be interested in doing.

Marni Hendrix


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