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Wednesday, March 11, 2009

ATTENTION MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS

ATTENTION ALL 5th THRU 8th GRADE TEACHERS
ENCOURAGE STUDENTS TO ENTER THE
2009 MONEY SMART KID ESSAY CONTEST

In the spirit of directly promoting and recognizing students’ knowledge of important personal finance concepts, Chicago Public Schools and its city-wide partners are launching the 2009 Money Smart Kid Essay Contest. The annual competition is open to students in grades 5 through 8, offers expanded learning opportunities, and the eligibility to win a $5,000 scholarship or a $2,000 scholarship, and a laptop computer to each of six finalists.

The deadline to submit essays is March 23. For details, please see attached essay topic, guidelines, timeline, and application form. Please post a copy of this educational and financial opportunity where it may be easily viewed by staff. To view an electronic copy of the contest entry form and details, visit www.moneysmartweek.org or contact Norma Ghaben in the Department of Finance at nghaben@cps.k12.il.us or via telephone at 773/553-2725.

Thank you for your continued efforts to educate, inspire and transform!

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https://portal.chicagopolice.org/portal/page/portal/ClearPath

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Deep River Waterpark Reading Incentive

Deep River Waterpark has a new reading incentive program for 2009. Basically, your students (14 and younger) read for 4 hours and they will receive a FREE Deep River Waterpark one day admission ticket (valid for one use between 5/22/09 and 6/19/09)...up to a $21.95 value! Additionally, as a thank you for your work associated with this program and the work you do with students everyday, if you get a minimum of 8 students to complete the program, you will also receive a free 2009 daily admission ticket. Individual teachers must register their classes on this web site http://campaign.constantcontact.com/render?v=001vMjkt8WH1wh9oXPA0nfNPsGuUSS6G8mDyriVY7eVSFHYGL6KaNcG1FBBx7sfESWpyHY03fD0MUiPrBRgtpc_AyHQsgZjpRzL7nsX8HuNRJQk4fYpnAIOr12Lszs9rDjIJfNG5ByJ_n3Favx4CE2AXfdUgmM4yX_0MjDW-3HZH3NnKgY-wWNJXQOoyuidWgB-xshX4WTHg-ydSvz3lC6rcms-uS2l6nb8G41tHlEwrhYmrv4vY16-JxNbvEYb7sRahn9nm-k6X0I%3D This is wonderful opportunity for students to read their way to summer fun!

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