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Reading to Kids News
August 16, 2018
 

Dear Friends of Reading to Kids,

Last Saturday, 387 kids, 186 volunteers, 130 parents, and 23 teachers & staff joined us for our final summer reading clubs!

Reading to Kids Welcomes Kids

Ready to welcome the kids back to school? Then sign up now for our September 8th reading clubs!

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SIGN UP & RECRUIT FOR
SEPTEMBER 8TH READING CLUBS

We will need hundreds of volunteers for our September reading clubs, so please tell everyone you know about your favorite volunteer opportunity!

To get started, sign up with us today. Then join our September 8th Facebook event so your friends will see that you will be attending.

Tweet @readingtokids, post to Facebook, and email your friends (perhaps using this template), letting them know that we still need more volunteers.

Make sure to tell your friends and family:

1) The reading clubs are the morning of September 8th near Downtown LA
2) Volunteers must sign up online at www.readingtokids.org

3) The school at which you will be reading

You can also help us by printing out this flyer and posting it at coffee shops, the gym, your office, or favorite community bulletin board.

Finally, 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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BACK-TO-SCHOOL SUPPLIES NEEDED
FOR SEPTEMBER 8TH

Back to School supplies

We want to give school supplies to each kid who attends the September 8th clubs.

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:

NEW
Spiral notebooks
Colorful 2-pocket folders
3-ring binders
3-ring pencil pouches
Large erasers

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 for the kids?

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!

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SEPT. CRAFTS & CURRICULUM MEETING
THIS SUNDAY, AUGUST 19TH

Reading clubs crafts

Help us create the activity and craft guides for the September books - join us this Sunday, August 19th for our next Curriculum Committee Meeting at 12:30pm at the Reading to Kids office. Our address is in our signature below.

Click here for our Facebook event or click here for the Evite!

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

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READING TO KIDS AMBASSADORS NEEDED!

Volunteers at Charles White Elementary

Help promote Reading to Kids at our partner schools as a Reading to Kids Ambassador!

Over the next several weeks you can help at 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.

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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HELP! SITE COORDINATORS WANTED

Veteran volunteers help out with logistics

Each month we need experienced volunteers to help train volunteers, be a GLC, or especially to be a second or third Site Coordinator at any of our schools.

If you can help in any of those roles, please e-mail us at info@readingtokids.org to help create wonderful reading clubs!

READING TO KIDS IS HIRING - APPLY EARLY!

Reading to Kids is hiring a Literacy Coordinator through AmeriCorps for a 12 month position starting in November! 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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RUNNERS NEEDED FOR MARATHON,
1/2 MARATHON, OR 5 K!

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 the 2019 Skechers Performance Los Angeles Marathon on Sunday, March 24th!

Team Reading to Kids 2019 Skechers Performance Los Angeles Marathon Team Reading to Kids logo

We're looking for eight more full marathon runners and five Charity Challenge runners (the last 13 miles of the course) to join us in one of the best marathons in the country.

If either of those distances is too daunting, you can join us in the Big 5K (that's just 3.1 miles) near Dodger Stadium the day before the marathon on Saturday, March 23, 2019.

You can share this Facebook group with any of your runner friends to encourage them to join our team!

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 2019 Skechers Performance LA Marathon
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Thanks, and we hope to see you and your friends for our September 8th reading clubs!

Sincerely,

Charlie Orchard & Jessica Brown-Clark
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 2018
Reading Club RSVPs
School RSVPs Capacity
Alta Loma 23 35
Esperanza 15 71
Gratts 12 60
Los Angeles 23 65
MacArthur Park 10 56
Magnolia 12 84
Politi 11 54
White 6 44
TOTAL 112 469
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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