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encino park participates in Spellcheck, raises funds

DATE: Nov. 27
TIME: 8 am
LOCATION: encino park es, 2550 Encino Rio

Encino Park Elementary School is planning a school-wide project that promises to pair its students’ interest in spelling with its spirit of giving. Using the materials provided by those that sponsor the Scripps National Spelling Bee, the students of Encino Park will be participating in the Great American SpellCheck. Each student received a list of fifty grade-specific spelling words to practice to prepare for the event which will take place on Nov. 27, 2012. The students will also collect pledges from family and friends for every word that they spell correctly on the Great American SpellCheck test.

Their goal is to raise $2,500 for the Smile Train Organization, a group that provides surgeries and medical support (for as little as $250 per child) to children across the world that have been born with cleft lips and/or cleft palates. This condition affects the appearance of the child’s face and roof of the mouth and causes the child to have difficulty eating, swallowing, breathing and talking. Encino Park hopes to do its part to help change the lives of those affected by this condition through its participation in the SpellCheck event.

We appreciate the time, effort, and financial assistance that will help make this experience a success. All supporters will be asked to submit the funds that they collect to Encino Park by Dec. 10, 2012.

For more information, contact Vicki craig at 407-3200.

Posted on November 15, 2012