Thursday, July 17, 2014

Arrival Day – Participants, Sponsors and Spelling Bee Staff Arrive in Albuquerque.  Please make sure and make your reservations at the Hotel Cascada.  They have provided us with a great rate ($81 per night plus tax) and many of our activities will take place at the hotel.

There are no planned activities on Thursday.

Friday, July 18, 2014

8:30 am to 9:15 am            Breakfast at the Hotel Cascada                    Cavalier Room

9:30 am to 12:00 am          Orientation Session                                         Cavalier Room

  • Introduction of Participants, parents and sponsors
  • Introduction of National Spanish Spelling Bee Staff
  • Introduction of National Spanish Spelling Bee Sponsors and Special Guests
  • Review of Contest Rules and Procedures
  • Q & A Period
  • Drawing of Numbers to determine order of spelling

12:30 pm to 3:00 pm           Lunch at Buca di Bepo.

3:00 pm                                  Return to the hotel to rest and relax

6:30 pm to 9:00 pm              Water Park Party (dinner will be hamburgers and hot dogs with all the fixings) at the Hotel Cascada’s famous Waterpark

 Saturday, July 19, 2014

7:00 am to 8:30                   Breakfast (provided) at Hotel Cascada      Cavalier Room

8:30 am                                 Begin loading busses that will transport us to the National Hispanic Cultural Center (NHCC)

9:00 am                                 Arrive at the NHCC

9:15 am                                  Introduction of Judges, Pronouncer, Sponsors and Participants

Welcome Provided by:

Nana Almers, NMABE Executive Board President-Elect

Elisabeth Valenzuela, Education Administrator, New Mexico Public Education Department

Bilingual Multicultural Education Bureau

Senator Linda Lopez, New Mexico Legislature

9:30 am                                 Competition Begins

12:00 pm                               Lunch (provided by Santillana) at La Fonda del Bosque for participants,    sponsors, parents, NSSB Staff and Special Guests

2:30 pm                                 Return to the Hotel Cascada

6:30 pm                                 National Spanish Spelling Bee Awards Dinner         Cavalier Room

Sunday, July 20, 2014

 Everyone returns home


[box type=”info”] As you plan your budgets please include: – Cost of Travel – Cost of Meals on Thursday, July 17 and for the return trip on Sunday, July 20. All other meals will be provided – Hotel Costs. The Hotel Cascada is offering a rate of $81 plus tax – Money for incidentals (snacks and souvenirs as examples) [/box]