If Gratts is your favorite school, please come to the Gratts Reading Clubs
and then join teachers, kids, administrators, and volunteers for cake, a giant raffle, and old friends -- we'd love to
see you there. And, as always, if you'd like to bring a raffle prize, you are
welcome to do so.
Solstice Canyon Hike -- Come to Lunch!
Another reason to enjoy a hike with Reading to Kids folks on Saturday --
after the Solstice Canyon Hike this weekend,
we'll be heading to Dukes in
Malibu for lunch. Join your fellow volunteers for a moderately challenging hike with beautiful and mysterious scenery. See waterfalls and hidden ruins in Malibu!
When: Saturday, June 4th. 10:00 a.m.
Distance: 3 miles, approx. 1 ? Hours
Directions to Trailhead: Head north on Pacific Coast Highway (if driving from Santa Monica, drive roughly 17 miles north). Malibu Canyon Road will be the major landmark before you arrive at Corral Canyon Road. Turn right at Corral Canyon Road. About a quarter mile up, you will see the gated entrance to Solstice Canyon.
Click here to access a Mapquest Map of the location.
Additional Information: Parking is free. Good things to bring: Hiking boots, water, sunscreen,
money for lunch & a camera. And, of course, bring a friend -- friends and family are always welcome! And, this event will be cancelled in the event of rain.
If you have any questions please contact Jeff Carter, the Social Committee
Co-Chair at (310) 497-1796 or at email@example.com.
"Celebrations" in June!
This month, our books are on the theme of
"Celebrations" -- and what celebrations mean more to a child than
birthdays? We've got an excellent selection of books on b-days.
Click here to see
this month's picks!
A personal favorite of mine is our First Grade selection,
for Frances by Russell Hoban. Frances, a now-famous little badger with a
penchant for singing, has conflicting feelings about her sister Gloria's second
birthday. Every child will identify with Frances as she wavers between being
generous and being jealous. Enjoy!
Kevin Henkes' excellent book
Birthday Room is our Fifth Grade story. Our nine-fingered protagonist Ben
has just turned twelve and his birthday comes with a big surprise: a letter from
his long-lost uncle Ian (who is responsible for the missing finger). Set in the
country, this tale of family reconciliation may resonate particularly well with
And, Seuss is here again!
Happy Birthday to You is our Second Grade book, and you'll undoubtedly enjoy
the flight of the Great Birthday Bird, who is "most beautifully brained -- with
the brainiest bird-brain that's ever been trained." The "BB" outdoes himself in
celebration of a child's birthday. A really, really fun book.
Check out the Reading to Kids
Books of the Month
page for more on this month's stories!
I hope you will join us in June for these Celebrations!
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