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Reading to Kids News
August 19, 2010
 

Dear Friends of Reading to Kids,

Thanks to the 509 kids, 215 volunteers, 114 parents, and 19 teachers and administrators who made the August Reading Clubs a success! Although the numbers are smaller during the summer, the love and passion for reading is still just as strong and vibrant as ever!

Due to LAUSD furlough days, the first day of school will not be until after the September reading clubs. Therefore, there will continue to be fewer volunteer spots available until October. In fact, some of the schools have already filled up with volunteers! Please sign up early to secure a spot for the "Fantasy, Folklore, and Fairytales" Reading Clubs on September 11th. Click here to sign up to volunteer. If your preferred school is already filled, please check back as we get closer to the reading clubs as spots often become available due to cancellations.


 
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THANK YOU LIVE TALKS LA!

A huge thank you to Live Talks LA and the The Pearson Foundation for hosting a wonderful evening with Carl Hiaasen on August 17th. We are honored to be the recipient of the event's net proceeds, along with five books for every ticket sold. Carl Hiaasen and Carolyn Kellogg were simply charming and kept the entire audience in hysterics for most of the evening. For a full recap of the night's festivities, please visit Carolyn Kellogg's blog Jacket Copy.

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L.A. DERBY DOLLS FREE HEALTH FAIR

The L.A. Derby Dolls will host their second annual Free Health Fair on August 21, 2010 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 1910 W. Temple St. Los Angeles, CA 90026 -- less than a mile from Reading to Kids partner school Gratts Elementary!

For more information, including a list of the participating health providers, click here.

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GOOD-BYE JOBY

Sadly we say good-bye to Joby Mahto as she moves to Portland for graduate school in the Fall. She will be missed by everyone at Reading to Kids, but we wish her well in her exciting new venture. Good luck, have fun, and eat a Voodoo Doughnut for us!

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Thanks, and we'll see you in September!

Sincerely,

Skylar Lenox
Reading to Kids
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SEPTEMBER
Reading Club RSVPs
School RSVPs Capacity
Alta Loma 30 30
Esperanza 41 65
Gratts 20 26
Los Angeles 34 34
Magnolia 30 42
Politi 24 24
White 23 26
TOTAL 202 247
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