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Reading to Kids News
May 11, 2017
 

Dear Friends of Reading to Kids,

Our May 13th reading clubs are just two days away! We still need a few volunteers, so sign up now to spend the day before Mother's Day reading aloud to children. Share our May 13th Facebook event with all of your friends to help us get even more volunteers.

Also, this weekend's clubs will be the last before the school semester ends and all of the delightful children you read to over the past year move on up to the next grade. However, we will still have summer reading clubs on June 13, July 11, and August 8 to encourage the students to keep reading throughout summer vacation.

Veteran volunteers help out with logistics
We also need our more experienced volunteers to help train new volunteers, be a GLC or Check-In Helper, or act as a Site Coordinator at any of our schools. This is a great way for you to step up at our reading clubs!

If you're signed up but can't join us, please click here to cancel so that someone else may take your place.

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INTRODUCING OUR NEW PROGRAM COORDINATOR
JESSICA BROWN-CLARK

It is our pleasure to welcome our new Program Coordinator, Jessica Brown-Clark!

Jessica is a Pepperdine University graduate, where she earned her BA in Psychology. Since then she has been an education advocate for students with disabilities and a volunteer with Reading to Kids, where you may have seen her at Politi, Los Angeles, White, or Magnolia. She previously worked in the Pepperdine Volunteer Center and for America Reads as a Teacher's Assistant.

Please introduce yourselves to Jessica as you meet her at the reading clubs, committee meetings, El Cholo, and our offices.

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READING TO KIDS IS HIRING!

Reading to Kids is hiring a Literacy Coordinator through AmeriCorps for a 12 month position starting in August! The position is posted on our website, where you can read it by clicking on the Literacy Coordinator button below Latest News.

Reading to Kids is Hiring

Please also share the above link to the position with anyone you think would be a good fit, especially if they have volunteered with us as readers or other roles.

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HAPPY HOUR NEXT WED., MAY 17TH
NEW LOCATION - THE PRINCE IN KOREATOWN!

The Prince Restaurant & Bar

Next Wednesday, May 17th, please join fellow volunteers for our Happy Hour Mixer from 6-8 pm at The Prince Restaurant & Bar, 3198 1/2 W 7th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90005 (at the corner of 7th St. & Catalina St.). Click here for the Meetup!

For details on any of our events, check out our handy calendar on our website!

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LEGENDARY BINGO ON MAY 24TH
PLEASE SHARE OUR FLYER!

Join Reading to Kids for Legendary Bingo at Hamburger Mary's in West Hollywood!

The drinks are strong, the drag queen bingo is "R" rated, and seating is limited, so be sure to reserve your seat in advance!

Reading to Kids Bingo Night flyer

If you've been before you know it's a blast. If you haven't, click here for a video of one of our previous winners to see what you've been missing!

Please click the image above for a flyer in .PDF format, and forward it to anyone you know who may be interested in going to our Legendary Bingo Night. You can also print out the flyer and post it wherever many people are likely to see it, perhaps with a note that you are going and inviting others to join you.

WHEN:   Wednesday, May 24, 7pm - 9pm
WHERE: Hamburger Mary's Restaurant
              8288 Santa Monica Blvd.
              West Hollywood, CA 90046
              (323) 654-3800
Cost:  $20 suggested donation (cash only, please!), which includes 9 regular bingo games and one grand prize bingo game with fantastic prizes!

Legendary Bingo is very popular and there is limited seating available. Plan to arrive before 7:00 p.m. to get a seat. We strongly suggest making a reservation (you must have a party of 4 or more) at Hamburger Mary's to ensure your seat.

All proceeds go to Reading to Kids. For more details, visit our May 24th Bingo event on Facebook and invite your friends!

HELP FIND MORE BINGO PRIZES & A CELEBRITY!

You can also help us gather prizes for the bingo winners! To help you get started, here is information about Reading to Kids you can share with potential donors, as well as a donation form for them to complete.

A fantastic prize you can buy for us is a copy of Drag Queen Bingo: The Home Game! Please let us know if you are willing to buy a copy for $30 and donate it as a prize for our bingo winners!

We'd also like to have a celebrity host as a bingo caller. Please contact us at info@readingtokids.org if you can personally reach out to any celebrities who would like to help your favorite good cause!
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HARRY POTTER 3 AT THE HOLLYWOOD BOWL
WITH READING TO KIDS ON JULY 8TH

On Saturday, July 8th (after our July reading clubs), join fellow Reading to Kids volunteers as we watch a screening of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban at the Hollywood Bowl - with the soundtrack performed live by the L.A. Philharmonic!

We'll start at 5pm with a picnic in area 13 across the street from the Bowl. At 7:30pm we'll head to our seats towards the back of the bowl in section V1. The movie begins at 8pm.

Tickets are $17 each. E-mail Chris Martin at chrisp90038@yahoo.com to purchase before he sells out - he only has 10 tickets left!

Please also RSVP to our Facebook event, and you can click the images below for details and a map.

Harry Potter 3 at the Hollywood Bowl flyer

Harry Potter 3 at the Hollywood Bowl flyer
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Thanks, and we hope to see you this Saturday or at any of the above!

Sincerely,

Charlie Orchard, Tiara Johnson, Jessica Brown-Clark, and Jasmine Scales
Reading to Kids
1600 Sawtelle Blvd, Suite 210
Los Angeles, CA 90025
(310) 479-7455
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MAY 2017
Reading Club RSVPs
School RSVPs Capacity
Alta Loma 44 45
Esperanza 67 69
Gratts 61 63
Los Angeles 74 76
MacArthur Park 61 62
Magnolia 64 65
Politi 55 56
White 37 38
TOTAL 463 474
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