Spellathon


Description
Annual fundraiser in which students study grade-specific spelling lists and gather pledges over the course of several weeks, culminating in a school-wide spelling exam.

Estimated people needed
1-5

Different roles needed, including services
One chair to organize logistics, including gathering spelling lists from teachers, preparing practice material, sending out informational flyers, preparing pledge sheets, calculating pledge amounts and maintaining spreadsheet totals. Several volunteers to grade tests and calculate pledge totals.

Time commitment
For the chair, several hours of preparation, spread over the course of about a month. One week of concentrated grading and pledge calculating. In the final week, several hours collecting money, calculating totals, updating spreadsheet. For test graders, 1- 3 hour shifts correcting exams and calculating pledge amounts.

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