2017 Celebrity Spelling Bee

Presented by Fred Meyer

Date: Thursday March 2, 2017  Time: 5:00 – 9:00 pm

New Location: Sentinel Hotel, Portland

Dress: Cocktail and Business Attire

The Celebrity Spelling Bee is Schoolhouse Supplies’ annual benefit gala, which brings our community of supporters together to raise the funds necessary to provide free school supplies to students in need. Guests enjoy a cocktail reception and silent auction, an elegant dinner and the Celebrity Spelling Bee. Thank you to our generous Presenting Sponsor Fred Meyer.

Tables and individual seats are still available.  Reserve your seats today!

For the first time this year, pairs of spellers will take to the stage to compete as a team for the Spelling Bee Trophy. Join us and root for favorite local business leaders, educators and celebrity personalities.

To learn more about why events like the Celebrity Spelling Bee are so critical to our mission, please take a moment to watch the appeal video from our 2016 event:



To reserve a table or purchase an individual ticket, click here!

For sponsorship opportunities or for additional information, please contact Alice Forbes at 503.249.9933 ext. 8 or via email at alice@schoolhousesupplies.org

 A *convivial evening of intelligent fun not to be missed! This annual event brings together our community of business leaders, education supporters, and friends of Schoolhouse Supplies for a one-of-a-kind event.

con·viv·i·al [kuhn-viv-ee-uhl]


1. friendly; agreeable: a convivial atmosphere.

2. fond of feasting, drinking, and merry company; jovial.

3. of or befitting a feast; festive.


1660–70;  < Late Latin convīviālis  festal, equivalent to Latin convīvi ( um ) feast ( convīv ( ere ) to live together, dine together ( con- con- + vīvere  to live) + -ium -ium) + -ālis -al1