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Weekly Update
February 26, 2009
 

Dear Friends of Reading to Kids,

Volunteers are needed to read to kids at Read Across America events on Monday, March 2nd and other days next week!

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.

Alta Loma Elementary, Gratts Elementary, Hoover Elementary, Politi Elementary, White Elementary, MacArthur Park Primary Center, and White House Place Primary Center will be celebrating Read Across America, and they need your help!  They are looking for volunteers to spend a couple of hours reading to kids and helping with their special events.

ALTA LOMA
Alta Loma is looking for 3-4 volunteers to help distribute books and do craft projects with Kindergarten and 2nd graders.
Address: 1745 Vineyard Ave., Los Angeles, CA  90019. 
Click here for a map and directions.
Date: Monday, March 2, 2009
Time: 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. 

Contact: To sign up to volunteer, please contact Ms. DeLeston, Alta Loma's Principal, at (323) 939-2113 or edelesto@lausd.net
.  

GRATTS
Gratts will have two separate events for Read Across America.  During the school day, they are looking for 15 volunteer readers to read to the kids.  In the evening, they are looking for 10 volunteers for a "Pajama Night" in the multipurpose room where kids and volunteers will come in pajamas to cuddle up with a good book and read!
Address: 309 S. Lucas Avenue, Los Angeles, California 90017. 
Click here for a map and directions.
Date: Monday, March 2, 2009
Time: 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. in the classrooms
         5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. at Pajama Night
Contact: To sign up to volunteer, please contact Juan Reyes, Gratts' Assistant Principal, at (213) 250-2932 or
juan.reyes@lausd.net

HOOVER
Hoover will be hosting events all throughout the week of March 2nd and would love volunteers to help read to the kids!
Address: 2726 Francis Avenue, Los Angeles, California 90005. 
Click here for a map and directions.
Date: March 2 - 6, 2009
Time: 9:30 a.m.- 10:40 a.m.

Contact: To sign up to volunteer, please contact Megan Guerrero, Hoover's Assistant Principal, at (213) 387-3296 or mguerr3@lausd.k12.ca.us

POLITI
Politi is looking for 5 volunteers to work with kids in the classroom after school for Read Across America!
Address: 2481 W. 11th St., Los Angeles, California 90006.  Click here for a map and directions.
Date: Tuesday, March 3, 2009
Time: 3:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
Contact: To sign up to volunteer, please contact Lourdes Manriquez, Politi's LA's BEST Coordinator, at (213) 480-1244 ext. 219 or politi@lasbest.lausd.net

WHITE
White is looking for 32 volunteers to read to kids during the school day!
Address: 2401 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, California 90057.  Click here for a map and directions.
Date: Monday, March 2, 2009
Time: 9:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Contact: To sign up to volunteer with this special Dr. Seuss-themed event, please contact Laura Gomez, White's Librarian, at (213) 487-9172 or
laura.y.gomez@lausd.net

MACARTHUR PARK
MacArthur Park is looking for volunteers to read to kids in the classrooms!
Address: 2300 West Seventh St., Los Angeles, CA 90057
Date: Monday, March 2, 2009
Time: 9:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. in the classrooms
Contact:To sign up, please contact Nate Radomski at (310) 479-7455 or
Nate.Radomski@readingtokids.org.

WHITE HOUSE PLACE
White House Place is looking for volunteers to read to kids during the school day!
Address: 108 South Bimini Pl., Los Angeles, CA 90004
Date: Tuesday, March 3, 2009
Time: 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. in the classrooms
Contact:To sign up, please contact Literacy Coach Olimpia Miranda at
ogm0679@lausd.net.


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READING TO KIDS BOWLING NIGHT

Come out to Mar Vista on the evening of Sunday, March 8th and join your fellow volunteers for a FUNtastic evening of bowling.

It's Dollarmania! from 8pm-10:30pm at the 
Mar Vista Lanes.  After $5 for the first game, it's just $1 for shoe rentals and $1 per person per additional game!  We have reserved three lanes just for Reading to Kids volunteers, so join us for some ear-shattering strikes, eye-popping spares, and yes, even some excruciating gutter balls!

WHEN:  Sunday, March 8th
WHERE: Mar Vista Lanes
12125 Venice Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90066
RSVP: Click here

MARCH 14th "MUSIC & CELEBRATIONS" READING CLUBS

Click here to submit your RSVP for our "Music and Celebrations" Reading Clubs on March 14th.

We are also looking for groups of musicians to perform a quick show during the close of the reading clubs!  Click here to see who is already scheduled to perform and contact Nate.Radomski@readingtokids.org if you have a group that would be able and willing to play.

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Sincerely,

  Jessica Tritsch, Nate Radomski & Rachel Zwass 
  Reading to Kids
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March 2009
Reading Club Status
School RSVPs Capacity

Alta Loma

45 60

Esperanza

40 84

Gratts

45 65

Hoover

38 68
Los Angeles

34

79
Magnolia  39 100
Politi 28 63
White

34

49
TOTAL 303 568

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