Spelling Bee – Info

Dear Viewmont Teachers, Students and Parents,

This year Viewmont will be participating in a spelling bee. We have once again joined Scripps, the national spelling bee organization. We have access to all of the new online word lists and pronouncers guide.

The school spelling bee will be for grades 4-6. Prior to the school bee we will have classroom level spelling bees to determine finalists to be able to compete at the school bee. Each classroom in grades 4-6 will have three students move on to the school spelling bee. We will follow national spelling bee procedures to select a school finalist to move onto the district bee in February. The top spellers from the school will be allowed to advance to a district bee. The top two spellers from the school bee will be allowed to advance to a region bee.

Also, although the younger grades are not eligible for the school spelling bee, we want to encourage them to participate in this type of competition. We will be having classroom bees for each class grades 1-3 and will have three students move on from each class. We will then have a school spelling bee for these grades and have a first, second and third place winner overall.

In order to prepare for the spelling bee, it is recommended that you start studying NOW.

The official words allowed for the National Spelling Bee are any words found in Webster’s Dictionary. However, there are suggested words to study on the website created for this event.

To access the study word lists – please do the following:

  1. Log onto: www.murrayspellingbee.com

  2. Here you will find study words for all grades along with all of the words and guidelines for the bee.

  3.  On the website you will find additional study words to prepare yourself or student for the competition.

Things to remember:

  1. This is a competition that goes to the district (and possibly region) level for grades 4-8. Students who plan on moving on to the district (and/or region) level should plan on studying extensively. This level of competition is competitive.

  2. We have chosen to participate at this level in order to provide opportunities to find success and achievement for the students.

  3. We hope that during this competition we will cheer each other on and find joy in the success of the students selected to move on! Whoever the winners are, they will represent our school and the pride that we have here at Viewmont Elementary.

If you do not have access to the internet, a copy of suggested study words can be provided. However, we want to minimize paper copies for this event as much as possible, so please use the website to find the words if you do have internet access.


Classroom bees: Week of December 12 – 17th

School spelling bee: Wednesday, Jan 11th Grades 1-3 and Wednesday, Jan 18th Grades 4-6

District bee: Monday, February 27th at 7:00 at Hillcrest Jr. High main auditorium.  (This is the same as last year.)

Salt Lake County Spelling Bee Presented by City Journals will be: Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 9:00 am at The Viridian Library in West Jordan. 8030 South 1825 West, West Jordan, UT.

We look forward to a great competition and wish you all the best of luck!

Chelsea Strong and Julie Dansie– School Spelling Bee Coordinators

Safety Rules and Map

Due to incidents of jaywalking and other safety violations in the past, we wanted to take time to review with you our safety procedures.  Please assist us in teaching good safety habits to our students by obeying proper traffic flows at drop off and pick up. 

  • Parents needing to drop off or pick up their child should use the drop zone lane closest to the school following the one-way only direction.  Students may not be dropped off or picked up in the pull through only lane closest to the street.  Do not allow students to cross the drop zone to meet vehicles in the pull through lane.

  • Students are able to walk along the sidewalk to be picked up on Anderson Lane but should only cross at crosswalks while on campus.

  • Urge children to refrain from running or pushing other children into streets and in front of cars.  Drive slowly and watch for children who might run in front of your car.

  • Please be considerate of other drivers and park only in the parking stalls provided, regardless of how long you plan to be in the building.

  • Roller blades, roller shoes, scooters, skateboards, and bikes are not to be used on school property.

For our safety map, please click here.

Calendar 2016-2017

2016-2017 Murray School District Calendar – click here