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Register for Scripps Spelling Bee

Hi, everyone!

Our first district bee--Birmingham--is only a week away! I'm getting excited!

If you are not part of 1) Shades Mountain Independent Christian Academy, 2) Covenant Christian Academy, or 3) North Alabama Christian School, you need to register with 4) Learning at Home in order to be able to participate in one of our four district bees. (As far as I know, these are the only four groups enrolled with Scripps. I will receive a final list tomorrow.)

To register with Learning at Home, send me: Name(s) of parent(s) or legal guardian(s), name(s) of speller(s), grade level(s) and age(s) of speller(s), at least one phone number, mailing address, and email address. To pay the $10 fee, you may follow this link: https://www.paypal.me/LauraAnnTipps/10

Once you are part of one of these four schools, it is important that you register for a district bee! The contact information for each district coordinator is below, with the dates/times/locations. Please note that you are supposed to send me your registration for the Auburn/Montgomery district, but you do still need to send it. 

If you are in the Auburn/Montgomery area, please register and come spell with us! A big school in the area became a private school this year, so we'd love to bolster our participation and make up for that! :) 

If you have contacts in the Auburn/Montgomery area, please share my info with them and encourage them to get involved. If you have contact information for any group leaders or administrators in the area, I would so appreciate it if you would share that with me so that I can help them get their groups involved this year or next! 

Share my info in general, of course, with all your homeschooling friends! It's STILL not too late to get involved for 2016! :)

I still have an FAQ file and a file about spelling bee etiquette that I'm happy to send upon request! Gmail doesn't like to send attachments to big groups of people like this all at once.

I have amended the info below about the district bees. Our coordinators have set their fees and I've added those here, as well as a note about Huntsville. These registration fees help our coordinators cover supplies such as name tags, as well as certificates, awards, etc. 

Birmingham District BeeJanuary 13, 2016 
Registration at 9:30am, bee begins at 10am
Shades Mountain Independent Church - 2281 Old Tyler Road, Hoover, AL 35226
Register with Melissa Smith at spellingbee@bellsouth.net   
$2 per speller

Auburn/Montgomery District Bee
January 14, 2016  
Registration at 12:30 pm, bee begins at 1pm
Grace Heritage Church - 1345 Annalue Drive, Auburn, AL 36830
Register with Laura Ann Tipps at latipps@gmail.com  
$5 per speller

Huntsville District Bee
January 18, 2016 
Registration at 9:30am, bee begins at 10am
Covenant Christian Academy* - 926 Weatherly Road SE, Huntsville, AL 35803
*The sign on the building is Life's Journey Church, not Covenant Christian Academy. Covenant's sign is on the door, but can't be seen from the road.
Register with Heather Brock at hbrock@ardmore.net   
$2 per speller

Mobile District Bee
January 25, 2016 
Registration at 1pm, bee begins at 1:30pm
Robertsdale Church of Christ - 18250 Pennsylvania Street, Robertsdale, AL 36567
Register with Tammy Huffaker at tammyhuffaker@yahoo.com
$5 per speller

Let me know if you have any questions!

Laura Ann Brown Tipps
Alabama Homeschool State Spelling Bee Coordinator