You’re invited: spelling bee to benefit proposed Tybee Is. charter school

Bee there or Bee Square!

The Tybee Island Spelling Bee benefiting Tybee Island Maritime Academy (sponsored by Tybee Island Residents and Property Owners Association) is set for Wednesday, September 19, 2012 at 6:30pm at the Tybee Island Gym.

Admission: $5 for adults and $1 for children under 14. There will be a “Bee-stro” cafe that will open at 5:30pm. Local restaurants have generously donated a variety of sandwiches, wings, etc. available for a modest donation! Please plan to attend this evening of fun and cheer on the spellers!

Tybee Island Maritime Academy will be a charter school operated by a governing board, approved by the Savannah-Chatham County Public School Board and the Georgia Board of Education. Charter Schools are independent, tuition-free, public schools that operate under a performance contract with the local school district and the state of Georgia.

The school will be located at 714 Lovell Avenue, Tybee Island, GA 31328. The site includes classrooms for up to 300 students, a cafeteria/gymnasium and a multi-purpose room. The school will also plan to use additional resources such as: The Tybee Island Library, the U.S. Coast Guard Station, the Tybee Island Lighthouse Station.

The school’s tentative opening date is August, 2013.

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