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Reading to Kids News
August 24, 2023
 

Dear Friends of Reading to Kids,

SIGN UP AND HELP RECRUIT FOR
SEPTEMBER 9TH READING CLUBS

Big reading clubs are back, so we need another 103 more volunteers for September 9th!

Here are five easy ways to recruit your friends, co-workers, and family members today:

  • Publish to your Facebook feed and share with your friends our September 9th Facebook event to encourage them to volunteer!

  • If you haven't already, please visit our website now and sign up.

  • Whether or not you can volunteer on the 9th, Tweet @readingtokids, post, and message your friends and followers. Here's a sample post you can use:

    "My favorite volunteer organization, Reading to Kids, is looking for more volunteers for their September 9th reading clubs. The theme is "Back to School Fun", and every participant will be encouraged to wear masks while indoors. Join me at ### Elementary School for a fantastic morning of reading to elementary school kids near downtown LA. To join me, sign up online today at www.readingtokids.org."

    If you write your own post, please be sure to include the following two things:

    - The reading clubs are Saturday morning, September 9th, near downtown LA
    - Volunteers must sign up online by 3pm on Friday, Sept. 8th, at www.readingtokids.org

    If you have people in mind who you think would really like to read with us, tag them in your post. It will alert them to the reading clubs and show up in their friends' news feeds.

  • Copy from our message template at http://www.readingtokids.org/News/SampleVolRecruit.pdf to encourage people you know to sign up to read with us!

  • Print out this flyer at http://readingtokids.org/ProMaterials/VolunteerTearOffFlyer.pdf and post it somewhere others will see it. Make it a personal and fun social event by including the school at which you'll be reading or encouraging them to read at your favorite of our eight partner schools!
Set up a group to volunteer with us
E-mail us at info@readingtokids.org and we'll get your group added into our volunteer group list!
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SITE COORDINATORS
ZOOM MEETING THURSDAY, 9/7 At 7PM

Leaders at Charles White Elementary

Thur. Sept. 7 Operations Committee / Site Coordinators Zoom Meeting at 7pm. We'll review our reading club procedures as we prepare for a fantastic new school year!

We are urgently looking for more Site Coordinators and Site Operations Helpers, so please e-mail us at info@readingtokids.org and we'll send you the Zoom information!

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READING TO KIDS AMBASSADORS
NEEDED TO HELP KICK OFF
THE NEW SCHOOL YEAR

Volunteers at Charles White Elementary

With the 2023-24 school year started, we 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:

  • Teacher Breakfast Deliveries
  • Back-to-School-Nights
  • Classroom Visits week of Sept. 4th

We'll supply everything you need, including what to say if parents ask questions and to the kids during classroom visits (explained below). 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.

During the week of September 4th we need ambassadors to visit any of our schools for an hour during the school day to visit each classroom to encourage kids to come to the September 9th reading clubs held on their campuses. Reply to this email if you can be an ambassador for an hour that week!

Our Ambassadors always have a great time with the kids and parents - come find out why!

If you can be an Ambassador, please e-mail us at info@readingtokids.org or call (310) 479-7455.

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HAPPY HOUR AT THE ONEUP LOUNGE/ARCADE
NEXT WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 30TH AT 6PM!

The OneUp in Sherman Oaks

Join us next Wednesday, August 30th, at 6pm for Happy Hour at The OneUp Gastrolounge & Arcade!

Eat, Drink, and Play with Reading to Kids supporters at The OneUp in Sherman Oaks. We’ll be there at 6:00pm for Happy Hour, which features $5 food and drink specials, in addition to the loads and loads of FREE GAMES to play! (Check out the list here: www.theoneup.com/games)

This event is 21+.

Come on by! There are ample parking options around the area. Enjoy Happy Hour specials until 8pm, and our party will continue into the evening.

The OneUp
13625 Ventura Blvd.
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423

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TABLE ATE -
A CAJUN FUSION OCCASION / ART & CULINARY
FUNDRAISING EVENT
5PM - 10PM ON SAT. 9/9/23:
BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW!

Prince Decade 5 Birthday Fundraiser Event flyer

On Saturday, September 9th, one of our most dedicated volunteers, Prince Selvage III, presents a celebration of food and art fundraiser for Reading to Kids!

His event is in the evening (after our September reading clubs) from 5pm to 10pm and features a variety of food and art in a gallery setting!

Purchase your ticket to attend with a suggested $25 donation. Click this link to donate and secure your ticket today before they sell out!

Join us as we enjoy an expansive tasting of dishes such as Seafood Gumbo, Cajun Jambalaya, Southern Soul Braised Chicken, and a variety of other tantalizing soul food treats prepared by Selvage Your Soul, complimented with a delectable dessert table curated by Donna Salazar of Pavilions (Rancho Santa Margarita) featuring cakes and pies by Gaspard Cooking With Luv!

Attendees will view the works of eight southern California artists while enjoying beats and grooves by a rotating roster of four of LA's finest DJs! Click here for the Facebook event.

WHEN:   Saturday, September 9th, 5pm - 10pm
WHERE: START Los Angeles gallery
               2270 Venice Boulevard
               Los Angeles, CA 90006
               startlosangeles.com
Cost:  $25 suggested donation, with all proceeds benefiting Reading to Kids!

Click the ticketing link above for details!

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Thanks, and we hope you can join us for any or all the above!

Sincerely,

Charlie Orchard, Yancy Rodriguez Coe, Diego Cruz, & Ciara Kelly
Reading to Kids
1600 Sawtelle Blvd, Suite 210
Los Angeles, CA 90025
(310) 479-7455
(310) 479-7435 (FAX)
info@readingtokids.org
www.readingtokids.org
www.facebook.com/readingtokids
www.twitter.com/readingtokids
www.readingtokids.blogspot.com

Make a donation:
www.readingtokids.org/HowToHelp/HelpDonate.php

SEPTEMBER 2023
Reading Club RSVPs
School RSVPs Capacity
Alta Loma 19 29
Esperanza 20 31
Gratts 10 20
Los Angeles 19 33
MacArthur Park 13 26
Magnolia 16 30
Politi 8 26
White 13 26
TOTAL 118 221
SEPTEMBER Books. . .
Kindergarten book
Kindergarten
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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