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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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