Hi R2K Fans!
So much good news lately, it's hard to know where to start!
February Reading Clubs
One thing is clear: the February 14th Reading Clubs are bound to be loads of
fun. Be sure to
click here to
sign up for these "Friendship"-themed clubs (and don't forget to bring your
sweetheart -- it's Valentine's Day!).
Magnolia's Great Accomplishments
But, the best news of late is that Magnolia Elementary School has increased
its Academic Performance Index by 95 points in the last year - that's the
fifth highest increase among 432 LAUSD schools! The school's goal was a
mere 11-point increase from last year's score of 529, but administrators attest
that Reading to Kids volunteers' efforts to help Magnolia students read and
achieve are central to this astounding accomplishment.
Their letter to "Reading to Kids Volunteers, Past and Present" reads:
have played an important role in sharing the joy of reading and learning with
our students over the past three years, and there is no doubt this has
positively influenced their academic achievement."
I've been asked to
extend a big thank you to Magnolia volunteers from the school's
Principal, Assistant Principals, teachers, and administrators.
274 Donations and Counting!
But that's not all: the list of our 2003 donors was updated last weekend, and
we now count 274 individual donations! Please
click here for
an updated list of donors!
What a wonderful New Year it has been for R2K! With your help, 2004 will be
our best year yet!
Thanks for all of your support and your efforts to make your community as
strong as it can be!
Reading to Kids
1600 Sawtelle Blvd, Suite 210
Los Angeles, CA 90025
(310) 479-7435 (FAX)