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Weekly News Update
February 28, 2007    

Dear Friends of Reading to Kids,

Sign up to read to kids for Read Across America this Friday!

The National Education Association's Read Across America is an annual celebration of literacy that calls for every child in every community to celebrate reading in honor of Dr. Seuss's birthday. 

Politi Elementary School and Humphreys Elementary School will be celebrating Read Across America Day this Friday and they need your help!  They are looking for volunteers to spend a couple of hours reading aloud to students.

Politi's event will be held on Friday, March 2nd, during their after-school program, from 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.  To sign up to volunteer, please contact Lourdes Manriquez, Politi's LA's BEST Coordinator, at (213) 480-1244 ext. 219.

Humphreys event will take place during school hours (8:15 a.m. to 2:15 p.m.).  If you would like to volunteer at Humphreys, please contact Lupe Carrandi, Humphrey's Literacy Coach, at (323) 981-9948.  Humphreys is located just east of downtown Los Angeles (500 S. Humphreys Ave., Los Angeles, CA  90022). 

MARCH "MUSIC" READING CLUBS!

The March Reading Clubs will feature a "Music" theme and we will have musical performances at the close of the reading clubs at all five schools!  Click here for a list of performers.

For a list of our "Music" themed books along with discussion questions and craft ideas, click here.

There are still volunteer spots at Hoover, Magnolia, and Politi.   Click here to sign up!

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TAKE A HIKE WITH READING TO KIDS!

Join Reading to Kids volunteers for a hike in Temescal Canyon with great views and a waterfall!

WHEN: Sunday, March 11th, 10:00 a.m.
WHERE: Temescal Gateway Park
DISTANCE: 4 miles roundtrip, about 2 hours

PARKING: $5
RSVP: Evite

We will meet at 10:00 a.m to hike up to the waterfall and stop for pictures and snacks.  Friends and family are always welcome.  The event will be cancelled in the event of rain.  For more information (including directions) or to RSVP, click here.

If you have any questions please contact Jeff Carter, the Social Committee Chair, at Jeff.Carter@readingtokids.org.

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COMEDY NIGHT APRIL 17TH
with SARAH SILVERMAN,
MAZ JOBRANI, and friends!

Buy your ticket today for Reading to Kids' Third Annual Comedy Night at the Improv!  This event will feature hilarious comics, a fabulous Silent Auction, and a night of fun with fellow fans of Reading to Kids!

Date:       Tuesday, April 17, 2007
Time:      6:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Place:     Hollywood Improv  (View website)
               8162 Melrose Avenue
               Los Angeles, CA  90046
               (323) 651-2583
Tickets:   $25 plus two-drink minimum in showroom
               ****Guests must be 18 and over.****

For more information and to buy tickets
click here.

If you are interested in helping out with the event or donating items to the Silent Auction, contact Jessica.Tritsch@readingtokids.org.

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Thanks, and have a great week!

  Jessica Tritsch
  Program Director 
  Reading to Kids
  1600 Sawtelle Blvd, Suite 210
  Los Angeles, CA 90025
  (310) 479-7455
  (310) 479-7435 (FAX)
 
info@readingtokids.org
 
In this issue . . .
- Read Across America
- March 10th Reading Clubs
- March 11th Hike
- April 17th Comedy Night
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March 2007
Reading Club Status
School RSVPs  Capacity
Esperanza

63

63

Gratts

50

50

Hoover 

 62 

65

Magnolia 

67

76

Politi 51 63

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Third Grade

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Fourth Grade

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