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August 4, 2016

Dear Friends of Reading to Kids,

Our August 13th reading clubs are right around the corner! We're celebrating creativity at our Arts & Entertainment!

We'll have movie posters and other movie-related prizes to give away to each kid, as well as a refurbished computer to give to one lucky kid at each school!

All volunteer spots are currently full, but please continue to check our website for openings. If you are signed up but know you can't join us, cancel your RSVP so that someone else may take your place!

We are still in need of volunteers to be Grade Level Coordinators and to lead New and Returning Volunteer Trainings that morning. We are also looking for more Site Coordinators.

If you have volunteered with us before and would like to step into any of these important roles, please e-mail us at info@readingtokids.org.


Hi, Reading to Kids!

With the 2016-17 school year just two weeks away, we will have many opportunities for you to help us promote Reading to Kids at our partner schools as a Reading to Kids Ambassador.

There are three different ways you can help out: Kindergarten Orientations, Teacher Breakfast Deliveries, and Back-to-School-Nights.

We'll supply everything you need, including what to say at the Kindergarten Orientations. Although it's great if you can speak Spanish (even a little), all of our parent materials are bilingual, and there's always someone who can translate for you at the school.

These events set the course for the rest of the year and are a wonderful way to interact with the kids, parents, and teachers.

If you are interested in being an Ambassador, please e-mail us at info@readingtokids.org or call (310) 479-7455.


One of our long-time volunteers, Rachel Corell, also volunteers with the UCLA Volunteer Center. This year they have selected one of our partner schools, Esperanza Elementary, as a service site on Monday, September 19! On that day, 100 Bruins will swarm the school to paint, learn, and play with the K-5 schoolchildren.

Rachel needs about 10-15 volunteer leaders to help guide the new UCLA students on some easy painting and interactive projects. The timeline is about 8am-1pm and includes breakfast, lunch, snacks, a volunteer shirt, some swag, and lots of thanks.

You do NOT have to be a UCLA student or graduate to help. If you're interested in volunteering, visit http://volunteerday.ucla.edu/leadership/ and sign up to be a Task Captain. Be sure to write "RC @ Esperanza" in the Zip Code/Area question to be matched to Rachel's site.

Principal Brad Rumble is excited to invite all of us to his school. If you have questions, please email Rachel at rachelcorell@gmail.com.



Back to School Fun with Reading to Kids

Looking ahead to our September 10th reading clubs, we are gathering school supplies to give away to each kid who attends in September.

If you happen to have the following laying around (or want to pick some up at back-to-school sales), these are the specific items we are looking for:

Spiral notebooks
Colorful 2-pocket folders (e.g. Pee Chee folders)
3-ring binders
3-ring pencil pouches
Large erasers
Mechanical pencils (especially "fun" ones)

Stores such as Office Depot, Staples and Target are promoting great back-to-school specials. If you're going to be there anyway, why not pick up a folder or ten?

Please email us at info@readingtokids.org or call us at (310) 479-7455 if you have any supplies to donate. September is always a fun month, and made much more so with the giveaways!


Thank you!


Charlie Orchard, Tiara Johnson, and Emma Rees
Reading to Kids
1600 Sawtelle Blvd, Suite 210
Los Angeles, CA 90025
(310) 479-7455
(310) 479-7435 (FAX)

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August 2016
Reading Club RSVPs
School RSVPs Capacity
Esperanza 36 36
Gratts 32 32
Los Angeles 36 36
MacArthur Park 26 26
Magnolia 29 29
Politi 32 32
White 20 20
TOTAL 211 211
August Books. . .
Kindergarten book
First Grade book
First Grade
Second Grade book
Second Grade
Third Grade book
Third Grade
Fourth Grade book
Fourth Grade
Fifth Grade book
Fifth Grade

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