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Weekly News Update
March 5, 2008

Dear Friends of Reading to Kids,

Thanks to everyone who has signed up for our March 8th "Music" Reading Clubs! 

Our volunteer spots are almost full, but a couple spots have opened up at Gratts and Hoover.  We do anticipate more cancellations this week, so click here to check back for openings before our 3:00 p.m. deadline Friday!

We are excited to feature musical performances during the last 10 minutes of all of the reading clubs to help bring our "Music" theme to life.  Click here for a list of performers.

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VOLUNTEER FOR READ ACROSS AMERICA

It's not too late to volunteer for Read Across America!  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. 

Los Angeles Elementary, White Elementary, and Humphreys Elementary will be celebrating Read Across America and they need your help!  They are looking for volunteers to spend a couple of hours reading aloud to students.

LOS ANGELES

Date:  March 5th, 6th & 7th
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Contact: To sign up to volunteer with reading, art, science, or performing arts activities related to Dr. Seuss stories, please contact Gabriela Benitez, Los Angeles' Coordinator, at Elva.Benitez@lausd.net. 

WHITE

Date: March 7th, 14th, and 21st
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Contact: To sign up to volunteer, please contact Laura Gomez, White's Librarian, at (213) 487-9172.

HUMPHREYS

Date: March 5th, 6th and 7th
Time: 8:15 a.m. - 2:15 p.m.
Location: 500 S. Humphreys Ave.,
                Los Angeles, CA  90022
Contact: To sign up to volunteer, please contact Maricela Sanchez-Robles, Humphrey's Principal, (formerly at Gratts and Magnolia), at
msanch27@lausd.net.

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JOIN US FOR A NIGHT OF BOWLING

Come out to beautiful Santa Monica on the evening of Sunday, March 16th and join your fellow volunteers for a FUNtastic evening of bowling.

It's Dollarmania! from 8:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. at the Bay Shore Lanes in Santa Monica.  After a $10 admission/cover charge, it's just $1 for shoe rentals and $1 per person per game!  So join us for some ear-shattering strikes, eye-popping spares, and yes, even some excruciating gutter balls!

We'll reserve a few lanes in advance, so please RSVP if you plan to attend!

Date:       Sunday, March 16th
Time:       8:00 p.m.
Location:  Bay Shore Lanes
               234 Pico Blvd.
               Santa Monica, CA  90405
RSVP:    
Click here

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Have a great day!

  Jessica Tritsch & Sarah Kolterman 
  Reading to Kids
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March Reading Clubs

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Read Across America

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Bowling Social

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March 2008
Reading Club Status
School RSVPs Capactiy

Esperanza 

58

58

Gratts 

75

79

Hoover 

77

78

Los Angeles

61

61

Magnolia 

89 89

Politi 

47

47

White 

47

47

TOTAL 

454

459

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