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Chesapeake Science Point Public Charter School

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10/11/2018

   
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS

BREAKING NEWS

Principal Appreciation Month - October

New Acquisitions – Novels and Computers

2019-2020 CSP Application

Class of 2019 Graduation Information


THANK-YOU

Thank you from the Media Center!

A Big THANK YOU to the Peterson Family!!


UPCOMING EVENTS

Sewing Lessons – Began 11 October

Vision and Hearing Screening - October 22

High School Spirit Week - Oct. 22  - 26

PTSO need your help!!

Make-up Picture Day (Seniors Only) - Monday, November 5

Make-up Picture Day (6th - 11th) - Tuesday, November 27

October Saturday School / Detention Dates & Times

Dress Down Day Fundraiser Dates


SCHOOL NEWS

From The Principal's Desk!

Interims Went Home - Monday, October 8

Staff Directory

Harvest for the Hungry Collection

Immunizations, Residency, Parent Connect

Additional Resources for ALL Math Students

Repeat-Free School

Senior Class - Cap/Gown and Announcement Orders

Junior Class - Class Ring Orders

Attendance - We Need Your Notes / Emails


COLLEGE CORNER

AACC Dual Credit

Test Scores

Scholarships Made Easy

SAT Fee Waivers

College Deadlines

College Testing Calendar


FIELD TRIPS

Let's Have a Fiesta


CLASSROOM HAPPENINGS

6th grade Social Studies

7th grade Social Studies

S.T.E.A.M. in Social Studies


OTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS

Lifetouch Information

Middle School Science Olympiad


DONATIONS NEEDED

CSP HS Homecoming!


PTSO

The third way to support CSP

Another way to support CSP

3 Big ways you can support our school through CSP-PTSO!!!


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BREAKING NEWS
Principal Appreciation Month - October
Parents / Guardians, October is Principal Appreciation Month. If you are happy with Principal Jefferson's work here at CSP, now is the time to let him know:)

Angie O'Brien
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New Acquisitions – Novels and Computers
We are delighted to announce the addition of six more novels by Tui Sutherland into the Media Center. This addition allows us to offer our fantasy-loving students the complete Wings of Fire series to date. Sutherland, by the way, was one of our student’s most-read authors last year! We’re hopeful that we can add more of her works, as well as the latest novels by J.K. Rawlings, Rick Riordan, James Patterson and many others, in the very near future. We have ordered, and are awaiting the arrival of, 4 desk-top computers for use in the Media Center. These will complement the 3 lap tops currently used, and provide students with broader access to on-line literary and research sites.

Mona Gomaa
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2019-2020 CSP Application
CSP Parents / Guardians, The 2019-2020 Chesapeake Science Point Application will open on Monday, October 15 and close at NOON on Friday, November 30, 2018. If you have another child that you would like to have attend CSP, you must submit an online application and go through the lottery process. Siblings are given special preference and go through their own lottery, but you still must submit an online application within the time frame listed above. All late sibling applications will be placed at the bottom of the wait list. If you have neighbors or friends interested in applying, please share the above dates with them. Also, we will have two open house events listed below and on our website. Monday, October 22 at 6:30pm Monday, November 19 at 6:30pm If you have any questions regarding the application or the lottery, please email me at aobrien@mycsp.org. -- Thank you, Angie O'Brien Principal's Secretary Chesapeake Science Point Public Charter School 443-757-5277 Ext. 307 aobrien@mycsp.org

Angie O'Brien
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Class of 2019 Graduation Information
The commencement ceremony for The Class of 2019 will take place on Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at Meade Senior High School. The ceremony will begin at 6:00pm. Chesapeake Science Point will be closed for all students on this day.

Angie O'Brien
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THANK-YOU
Thank you from the Media Center!
Maker Space Donations - Thank YOU Parents & Staff Our “thanks” go out to Dominic Sizemore’s family, and to Ms. June Calvert, our school Registrar, for their craft donations to our Maker Space. “Way to go parents and staff!” Please keep the donations coming!

Mona Gomaa
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A Big THANK YOU to the Peterson Family!!
PTSO & PAC would like send a BIG Shout OUT to the Peterson Family!! Thanks for donating a much needed storage closet!!

Sincerely, CSP-PTSO & PAC
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UPCOMING EVENTS
Sewing Lessons – Began 11 October
The Media Center began offering beginner sewing lessons this Thursday, October 11th during lunch periods. Many thanks to one of our 6th grade parent, Mrs. Jeffries for agreeing to getting the ball rolling on this effort. If you are interested in signing up for a time slot: https://bit.ly/2Oj4vXC Questions? See Ms. Gomaa or Mrs. Leslie in the media center, or email mgomaa@mycsp.org

Mona Gomaa
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Vision and Hearing Screening - October 22
The annual Vision and Hearing Screening will take place on October 22, 2018. Eighth grade students and new students to the county are screened. If you have a child that is not in 8th grade and would like them tested, please put this request in writing and send to the health room so that we can add your child's name to our list. Any child who wears glasses should make sure they have them on screening day. If you have any further questions, please contact the health room at 443-757-5277 ext. 314. Thank you.

Patricia Stocker, R.N., School Nurse
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High School Spirit Week - Oct. 22  - 26
Based on the poll that went out, here are the results for the homecoming theme and spirit day themes. Dance Theme - Starry Night - Saturday, October 27 from 7- 10:00pm Spirit Week Monday, October 22 - Pajama Day Tuesday - No School Wednesday, October 24 - Meme Day Thursday, October 25 - Throwback Day (Favorite Decade Day) Friday, October 26 - Class Color Day/ Toga Day Be listening for announcements and looking for flyers with additional information about Homecoming. Any questions talk to any SGA executive board member or Ms. Bradley in room 107.

Miss Nicole E. Bradley Chesapeake Science Point 8th Grade English CSP Student Leadership -HS Student Government Association -Middle School Student Council Sponsor nbradley@mycsp.org 443-757-5277 "Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning." ~Benjamin Franklin
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PTSO need your help!!
Hello CSP Families, We are super excited about our annual CultureFest! This year it will be held on November 3, 2018. 10 am -4:00 pm 6151 Chevy Chase Drive Laurel, MD 20707 • Our CSP-PTSO will host a Waffle Station. Waffles will be sold for $5.00 with a bottle of water We need volunteers to help from 9-12pm or 12 pm-4:00 pm. If you are available to help, please reply to this email with which shift you can volunteer. We also need to borrow 3 waffle irons. If you have one that we can use, please reply to this email & drop it off to the front desk by October 26, 2 018. Be sure to label it with your name. • We also would like to have a few students perform at CultureFEST. If your child is interested, in singing, dancing etc. please have them see Ms. Phifer in the Media Center. • Nurse Patty our school nurse need assistance with Vision and Hearing, scheduled for October 22, 2018 from 9-12pm Please email me if you are able to help out Dee Phifer, dphifer@mycsp.org or mycspptsoboard@googlegroups.com

Sincerely, CSP-PTSO
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Make-up Picture Day (Seniors Only) - Monday, November 5
Senior Parents / Guardians, Make-up picture day for seniors will take place on Monday, November 5. Prestige will only be taking pictures for the yearbook at this time. If you wish to schedule a full photo shoot with them, you will need to contact them directly and schedule a time. The full photo shoots will take place at their location and not at the school. Prestige Contact Information: 410-525-1700

Angie O'Brien
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Make-up Picture Day (6th - 11th) - Tuesday, November 27
Make-up picture day for all students in grades 6-11 will take place on Tuesday, November 27. If you need an order form, please have your child visit the front desk one week before the event.

Angie O'Brien
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October Saturday School / Detention Dates & Times
Saturday School Dates: Saturday School runs from 9-11:00am October 13 October 20 Saturday Detention Dates: October 20 Tuesday Detention Dates: All after school detentions run from 3:00-4:00pm October 16

Angie O'Brien
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Dress Down Day Fundraiser Dates
Parents, The following is a list of dress down fundraisers for October, November and December. The cost of dress down is $2.00 and will be collected during the 1st block. October 19 - HSA SGA October 22 - HS Robotics October 26 - Community Service and School Beautification October 31 - NHS November 2- MS SGA November 7 - S.T.E.A.M. In Social Studies November 8 - HS Science Olympiad November 9 - MDOT Bridge Builder November 16 - HS Math Enrichment November 19 - Girls Mentoring November 20 - MS Science Bowl November 30 - MS Science Olympiad December 7 - Archery December 14 - MS Robotics December 17 - SeaPerch December 18 - Athletics December 19 - Equity / Star Student December 20 - Media Center December 21 - AP Calc Tutoring

Angie O'Brien
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SCHOOL NEWS
From The Principal's Desk!
Greetings CSP Family, We are off to a great start of the school year! Thank you to all of the parents who completed the Back to School Night survey! The information you shared is important in helping drive the direction of the school. Please check the school's calendar weekly for updates on school wide events! Parents, as we are settling in to the new year, I have a few announcements that I wish to share with you. Culturefest: Chesapeake Lighthouse Foundation is sponsoring their Annual Culturefest on November, 3rd in Laurel, MD. We encourage your child to participate in this wonderful and fun filled event! Your child can perform a dance, sing a song, enter art projects, spoken word, and or show case any other talent they may posses. All students will receive a gift card from CLF and also have their name entered in a drawing to win a $50 visa gift card from the principal! Please go to our website, mycps.org, for further information. Parent Conferences: If you were unable to sign up for parent conferences on October 23rd, please contact your student's teacher to schedule a conference with them at a later date. Most teachers are available in the mornings from 7:30-8:00 and during their respective planning periods. Please contact the teacher do determine which time works best. We look forward to seeing you at your child's conference. Uniforms: Please make sure that your child is wearing the appropriate CSP school uniform. All shirts, jackets, sweatshirts, and sweaters must have the CSP logo. You may go to mycsp.org for ordering details. Hoodies and shirts/jackets that have hoods attached to them cannot be worn during the school day. They must go in the child's locker. Morning/Afternoon pick up and drop off: Parents and students who drive, please drive five miles per hour or less when traveling in the school's parking lot. The safety of all students and visitors is important to me. Traveling greater than five miles per hour creates a dangerous and unsafe pathway for those who are walking in the parking lot. Thank you in advance for your cooperation with this request. Thank you for everything that you do! Enjoy your weekend!

Dwight Jefferson, Principal
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Interims Went Home - Monday, October 8
On Monday, October 8, all students received their interim report. If you haven't done so, please look over this information with your children.

Angie O'Brien
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Staff Directory
Parents / Guardians, For your convenience, we have posted an entire staff directory that includes job title and email address on our website under the "About Us" tab. I have included the link below. http://mycsp.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/CSP-2018-19-Staff-Directory-website.pdf

Angie O'Brien
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Harvest for the Hungry Collection
Community service club will be collecting canned goods and money to donate to the Anne Arundel Food Bank. Help us meet our school goal by bringing in your donations. If each student brings in $4 and two cans of soup we can meet our school goal of 15,000 lbs. If you would like to send in a check please make it payable to Anne Arundel County Food Bank. Please bring all donations to room 114 . Harvest for the Hungry October 1 to October 30 Need some ideas? Monday- -Breakfast food (cereal, oatmeal, ext.) Tuesday Soup and canned goods Wednesday Your favorite non-perishable food Thursday Twin day ( food items that go together) Friday Fan food ( chips, canned salsa, ext.) Did you know that 15,000 pounds estimate to 11,538 meals? Help feed the people who are near starving with a donation to Harvest for the Hungry. The people who donate $4 and 2 cans (34 lbs) of food will receive. A dress down pass. If you donate more, you will have the opportunity to get a dress down for a week. 3 passes will be awarded to the top three contributors in each grade. Student Goal = 34 lbs each School Goal: 15,000lbs = BLOCK PARTY on December 21.

Rachel Pratt
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Immunizations, Residency, Parent Connect
Dear Parents/Guardians, I'm starting my reminders early for 6th grade parents. All students entering the 7th grade must provide proof of receiving the tdap and MCV4 immunizations. You can fax (443-757-5280) or email me (jcalvert@mycsp.org) the updated records. Remember, your 7th grader must show proof before they can begin school next year. If you move to a new home, you must complete a new registration form and provide updated information. Please contact me for a list of the required documents that you will need. Only one Parent Connect account is permitted per household. Once you receive your username and password, please keep this information in a safe place. Thanks, June (Registrar)

June Calvert
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Additional Resources for ALL Math Students
Parents seeking additional resources to help their students with all of our math classes. We have used textbooks that are no longer being used in class for sale. For $15 a piece you can get a Algebra I, Geometry, Pre-Calculus and Algebra 2 book to give your students additional problems to work, a book to explain it differently or just mini quizzes to prep them for tests. Please give Ms. Cassie the $15 and see Mrs. Klein for the book.

Alexis Klein
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Repeat-Free School
CSP continues to provide a rigorous and quality education to all students. It has always been our goal to improve upon past practices, find new ways to engage students and make learning something students enjoy. We also believe that high school students need to put forth that same effort in order to be become successful adults; therefore, CSP is Repeat Free. If a student receives an E in a required high school course, the class will have to be repeated in an alternate program such as summer school, evening school and twilight school. These programs are available for students to make up credits in courses that they were not successful in the first time; classes at CSP are for students taking them for original credit. If a student does not make up the failed class in one of these alternative programs, there is a chance that we will not be able to schedule the student for the classes required for graduation and the student will have to take classes at CSP for more than four years.

Darryl Gonzalez
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Senior Class - Cap/Gown and Announcement Orders
Last Tuesday, October 2, Mr. Mahoney from Balfour visited to discuss and answer questions about ordering your child's cap and gown, and graduation announcements. If you missed this meeting, please have your child collect an order form from the front desk area. You can also place orders on their website www.balfour.com Please remember all seniors wishing to participate in the graduation ceremony must wear a cap and gown.

Angie O'Brien
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Junior Class - Class Ring Orders
Mr. Mahoney from Balfour visited last Tuesday, October 2 to discuss and answer questions about class rings. If you missed this meeting, but would still like to place an order, please have your child pick up the order form from the front desk area. You can also place orders on their website. www.balfour.com

Angie O'Brien
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Attendance - We Need Your Notes / Emails
Parents / Guardians, When a student misses time from school, a parent must provide a note to the appropriate person as to why the student missed school. If you prefer to send hand written notes please have your student give the note directly to Ms. June for middle school and Ms. O'Brien for high school. The student has the option to place the note directly in the mailbox if either one of us is away from our desk. You also have the option of emailing the note and I have provided the email addresses below. Please be sure to include the following information with every note. Student First and last name Grade level Date student was absent / late to school / left school early Reason for absence / tardy / early dismissal jcalvert@mycsp.org - middle school (office is located inside of the media center) aobrien@mycsp.org - high school (office is located near the front desk area) Please take a moment to look over our attendance policy in depth, so you are aware of what is considered lawful and unlawful absences. http://mycsp.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/CSP-ATTENDANCE-POLICY-2017-18.pdf If you have questions, please feel free to contact me.

Angie O'Brien
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COLLEGE CORNER
AACC Dual Credit
Any student who wishes to receive high school credit for any dual credit AACC class they have taken must present an official transcript from AACC to Dr Gonzalez. The Registrar’s Office at AACC can assist you with that.

Darryl Gonzalez
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Test Scores
Seniors are responsible for sending their official test scores to colleges from the College Board (SAT) or ACT websites. Most schools, including the University of Maryland, College Park, will not review priority applications if test scores have not arrived by November 1. All seniors with deadlines of November 1 should have sent their scores by now.

Darryl Gonzalez
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Scholarships Made Easy
Did you know you could earn a scholarship for getting good grades in high school? You can also earn money for playing sports, volunteering in the community, participating in school clubs, being a leader and more! On Raise.me, you can earn these micro-scholarships to over 200 colleges for everything you’ve done throughout high school; you can even put in your grades and activities from 9th grade! Go to Raise.me to create an account. It’s free for you and you can earn money for doing everything you’re already doing!

Darryl Gonzalez
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SAT Fee Waivers
If your junior or senior student receives free meals at school, they are eligible for an SAT fee waiver. Have them stop by Dr González’s office for more information.

Darryl Gonzalez
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College Deadlines
Many seniors successfully submitted their college applications for the November 1 deadline. As each deadline approaches, seniors need to make sure that their materials are submitted. Remember, students are always responsible for knowing if their applications are complete at each college they apply to.

Darryl Gonzalez
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College Testing Calendar
October 27 ACT Test November 2 Registration Deadline for December 8 ACT November 2 Registration Deadline for December 1 SAT November 3 SAT Test December 1 SAT Test December 8 ACT Test January 11 Registration Deadline for February 9 ACT February 8 Registration Deadline for March 9 SAT February 9 ACT Test March 8 Registration Deadline for April 13 ACT March 9 SAT Test April 5 Registration Deadline for May 4 SAT April 13 ACT Test May 3 Registration Deadline for June 8 ACT May 3 Registration Deadline for June 1 SAT May 4 SAT Test June 8 June 1 SAT Test June 14 Registration Deadline for July 13 ACT July 13 ACT Test

Darryl Gonzalez
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FIELD TRIPS
Let's Have a Fiesta
Dear parents and students, On November 27th CSP students will be attending a Latin-American dance performance at Old Mill High School, and enjoying an authentic Mexican lunch at Los Portales Restaurant. This is a great opportunity to expose our students to expressions of the Hispanic culture beyond the language. A field trip permission letter has been distributed to students. If your child is interested, please do not delay signing up and submitting the $25 payment. Registration is on a first come, first serve bases. For questions please contact Mrs. Albayrak at malbayrak@mycsp.org. Mrs. Albayrak World and Classical Languages Lead Teacher

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CLASSROOM HAPPENINGS
6th grade Social Studies
We are currently analyzing the achievements of one of the first civilizations, Mesopotamia. Your student should be reviewing the daily lessons by updating the Interactive Notebook at home and adding a MAIN IDEA . Notebook check and google homework due on Fridays.

Janette Morandin
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7th grade Social Studies
In preparing for our Quarterly Assessment during the week of October 21, we will be analyzing the impacts of the Renaissance , Reformation, and Exploration. Your student should be reviewing the daily lessons by updating the Interactive Notebook at home and adding a MAIN IDEA . Notebook check and google homework due on Fridays.

Janette Morandin
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S.T.E.A.M. in Social Studies
Our STEAM Club is creating and deciphering code in cuneiform, an Ancient Sumerian writing system. What's the "A" in STEAM? Art, of course! We are constructing clay tablets and writing our messages, just like they did in ancient Mesopotamia thousands of years ago. NEXT WEEK: Ziggurat marble races!

Janette Morandin
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OTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS
Lifetouch Information
If you have questions about ordering pictures, please see attached flier.
Attachment(s)

Angie O'Brien
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Middle School Science Olympiad
A friendly reminder, the Science Olympiad club has a $25 fee for t-shirt and equipment. Thank you

Yasmin Beazer
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DONATIONS NEEDED
CSP HS Homecoming!
CSP's high school homecoming dance is approaching fast. It will be on Saturday, October 27th at 7-10pm; the dance theme is starry night. CSP SGA is in need of donations of food, drinks, and serving supplies (delivered Saturday from 9 am to 5 pm - please call 443-757-5277 ex 107 if dropping off). We also would love donations of decorations before Thursday, October 25th. Thank you for your support. Questions, contact Ms. Bradley (nbradley@mycsp.org). Sign up via this link > https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0c4da9ac23a3fa7-2018

Miss Nicole E. Bradley Chesapeake Science Point 8th Grade English CSP Student Leadership -HS Student Government Association -Middle School Student Council Sponsor nbradley@mycsp.org 443-757-5277 "Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning." ~Benjamin Franklin
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PTSO
The third way to support CSP
Dear CSP Family, Chesapeake Science Point (ID #: 05537) has an opportunity to earn CASH from A+ School Rewards, a great fundraising program run through your local Giant! Sign up and participation is simple, visit http://mycsp.org/ptso-events/ or email PTSO at mycspptsoboard@googlegroups.com for more details or questions on how to participate. Also, please encourage your family members and friends to support our school. This could result in more CASH REWARDS! Thank you for supporting our school.

Sincerely, Your CSP PTSO Board
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Another way to support CSP
Hello CSP Family, We are very excited to announce that there is another way to contribute to the PTSO via a channel that we all use daily which is Amazon, using AmazonSmile. The way this works is very simple. Basically, go to www.smile.amazon.com and login with your normal login and just select Chesapeake Science Point PTSO. Once this is done you should see the page above and every time a purchase is made Amazon will contribute a certain percentage of the total order. That’s it, so simple! Last year the PTSO was able to earn over $50 just through parents buying what they were going to buy anyway through Amazon. This year we’d like your support in doubling that number. So please link Chesapeake Science Point PTSO to your Amazon. If there are any questions, please reach out to the PTSO board at mycspptsoboard@googlegroups.com and we will gladly answer any questions you may have. Once again thank you for your support and we look forward to making this a great year.

Sincerely, Your CSP PTSO Board
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3 Big ways you can support our school through CSP-PTSO!!!
This year CSP PTSO will be participating in the Box Tops for Education™ program. Clipping Box Tops is an easy way for you to help our school buy what it needs. Box Tops are each worth 10¢ and they quickly add up to real cash for our school. · When people throw away their unclipped Box Tops, it’s like they are throwing away money. · When families and schools work together to collect Box Tops and send them in, the money adds up fast! For more information on Box Tops, including a list of participating products, go to www.BTFE.com. Be sure to sign up as a member (it’s free!) so you can check out our school’s earnings details and get access to coupons, recipes, bonus offers and extra ways for our school to earn. Did you know Box Tops expire? Yes, they do! The next award submissions need to be postmarked by NOVEMBER 1st, so please send your box tops in by OCTOBER 26TH. Please don’t send in expired box tops, they will be discarded because Box Tops DOES NOT accept expired dates. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact the PTSO at mycspptsoboard@googlegroups.com. We’re here to help make our school’s fundraiser programs a huge success this year.

Thanks for your help! CSP PTSO Board
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