On Friday, November 22nd, it is time for the Canton Alliance for Public Education (otherwise known as CAPE) Annual Spelling Bee. This is truly a feel-good and fun event that brings everyone together.
The early part of the evening, starting at 6:00 pm, features Spelling Teams from Canton's three elementary schools. There are 3rd, 4th and 5th grade teams, made up of five members, that compete against the teams from the other elementary schools to boast for top honors for the year for each grade. It is an honor just to be on a team and it is all done for fun!
The Middle School competition features teams from each of the three grades who compete to be the Middle School Winner and the High School has teams from each of its four grades competing for High School Winner.
After a short break, the adult and community teams compete to try their hands at spelling There are teams of teachers, administrators and parent groups. Not to be outdone, the Fire Department and Police Department often have teams as well, as do local business organizations, Girl Scouts Leaders, Boy Scout Leaders and other community based groups.
Money is raised through admission fee, registration fee for the adult teams, raffles, concession and the ever popular "Sponsor a Letter" program. Money raised goes towards CAPE's Grant Program, that helps support learning an innovative programs in the Canton Public Schools.
Normally held in January, hhis years Spelling Bee will be held on November 22nd at Canton High's Morse Auditorium starting at 6:00 pm. Attendees can come for part or all of the evening-long event.
The Canton Alliance for Public Education one of the many reasons why Canton MA is a great place to live and raise a family. If you want to find out what more the town has to offer, stay tuned to my blog!
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