April 26th: 1st Annual Spanish Language Spelling Bee
VELLOP is collaborating with Middle Main, La Voz, the City School District, and Grupo Folklorico to bring a Spanish Language Spelling Bee to Poughkeepsie. The event will be a competition for local students in 4th-6th grade, intended to honor the bilingual literacy of local residents. Students are given so many opportunities to practice their writing in English, but very few to practice in Spanish. We are hoping to celebrate local students and host a fun community event.