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August 3, 2017

Dear Friends of Reading to Kids,

August is here, and on the 12th we're celebrating creativity at our Arts & Entertainment reading clubs!

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 particularly in need of volunteers to be Grade Level Coordinators, Training Coordinators, Check-in Helpers, and Food Runners. Please e-mail info@readingtokids.org if you'd like to step into any of these important roles.

We also have an update for those of you wishing to help celebrate the life of Andreia Gray, our long-time LA Elementary volunteer and 5th grade GLC. This Saturday, August 5th, from Noon - 5:45 pm her family and friends are holding an informal Celebration of Life in Andreia's honor.

Anyone is welcome to stop in at any time that afternoon, and it will be held at Pip's Club, on the second floor at 8480 Beverly Blvd #201, Los Angeles, CA 90048. There is some $5 parking available, with free street parking, and the Beverly Center is nearby.
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BE A READING TO KIDS AMBASSADOR

Hi, Reading to Kids!

The new school year starts on August 15th, which means during these next several weeks we are invited to promote Reading to Kids at our partner schools!

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 reply to this e-mail or call (310) 479-7455.
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WANTED: SITE COORDINATORS, VOLUNTEER RELATIONS CO-CHAIR

Veteran volunteers help out with logistics

Help! We need a second or third Site Coordinator at a few of our schools!

Want to play an integral role at our monthly reading clubs? If you have volunteered with us a few times and can take on this important role, please email us at info@readingtokids.org or call us at 310 479-7455 about becoming one of our Site Coordinators.

You can also deepen your involvement with Reading to Kids by joining our Taskforce! Our Volunteer Relations Committee chairperson, Kori Wilson, is looking for a co-chair who is active on social media to help him plan fun events for our volunteers!

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MARATHON RUNNERS NEEDED

Do you know any runners? Are you a runner? Please forward this email to them and ask them to join Team Reading to Kids in next year's 2018 Skechers Performance Los Angeles Marathon on Sunday, March 18th!

Team Reading to Kids 2018 Skechers Performance Los Angeles Marathon Team Reading to Kids logo

We're looking for seven more full marathon runners and three Stadium vs. The Sea Charity Challenge runners (approx. 13 mile course) to join us in one of the best marathons in the country. You can share this Facebook group with any of your runner friends to encourage them to join our team!

Runners can run either the full marathon or the Stadium vs. The Sea Charity Challenge, and the dollars raised will go to support our monthly reading clubs.

If you or a runner you know is interested in becoming one of our fundraising runners or creating a fundraising team, please email Chris Martin at marathon@readingtokids.org!

IMPORTANT NOTE: To register to run on behalf of Reading to Kids, you MUST receive from us a special web address to use when registering on the Skechers Performance Los Angeles Marathon website.

Team Reading to Kids 2018 Skechers Performance LA Marathon
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Thanks, and we hope to see you at our August 12th reading clubs!

Sincerely,

Charlie Orchard, 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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August 2017
Reading Club RSVPs
School RSVPs Capacity
Alta Loma 27 27
Esperanza 41 41
Gratts 33 33
Los Angeles 27 27
MacArthur Park 30 30
Magnolia 27 27
Politi 30 30
White 19 19
TOTAL 234 234
AUGUST Books. . .
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Kindergarten
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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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