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Weekly News Update
October 20 2006    

Dear Friends of Reading to Kids,

On October 14th, we welcomed 586 children and 265 volunteers for our "Halloween and Magic" reading clubs.  Thanks to all of the volunteers who worked so hard to make this a successful morning, and thanks to teachers and administrators for helping to recruit your students!

Please be sure to sign up for the next reading clubs!  Click here to submit your RSVP for our College Spirit Day on November 11th!

READING TO KIDS EXPANDS TO POLITI!

Reading to Kids is excited announce that we will be hosting our first reading clubs at Politi Elementary in November!  With 5 schools this month we will need to increase our overall number of volunteers, so invite your family and friends to volunteer with you! 

Additionally, we are looking for Site Coordinators, a Training Coordinator, and GLCs to start at Politi.  If you are interested in getting more involved or getting more information, please contact Sarah Kolterman at Sarah.Kolterman@readingtokids.org. 

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RSVP FOR COLLEGE SPIRIT DAY! 

November is college football rivalry month, and in the spirit of healthy rivalries (including the big crosstown "feud" between UCLA and USC), our November reading clubs will once again feature a fun "College Spirit Day" competition.

Students and alumni are encouraged to wear their favorite school's t-shirts or sweatshirts. The school represented by the most volunteers will be crowned the grand champion of the 2006 Reading to Kids college face-off and earn bragging rights for the year. But most importantly, the kids will see the volunteers' school pride and the value of a college education.

For most of the kids who attend the reading clubs, if they go to college, they will be the first in their families to do so. According to teachers and administrators at our partner schools, kids who begin thinking about college early are more likely to end up there. Exposure to college students and college alumni is a great way to get kids thinking about their academic futures. So, show your school pride and make a positive impact that may last a lifetime!

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 2006 ANNUAL FUND DRIVE UPDATE

The 2006 Annual Fund Drive, which ends at the November 11th reading clubs, has passed the half way point!

THANK YOU to those who have already sent in contributions!  So far in 2006 we have received over $21,000 in donations from individuals and have over 340 donors.  However, we are still a long way from our goal of $30,000 and 500 donors.

Your donation, whatever the size, MATTERS!  Help us make great strides in inspiring underserved children with a love of reading by making your own donation to Reading to Kids.

Donating is easy. Simply make your check out to Reading to Kids and mail it to our office:

   Reading to Kids
   1600 Sawtelle Boulevard, Suite 210
   Los Angeles, CA 90025

If you prefer to donate by credit card, you may do so at http://readingtokids.org/Donations/index.html.

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PUMPKIN CARVING SOCIAL!

Join Reading to Kids volunteers for our first annual pumpkin carving potluck! Bring a pumpkin and your A game, because the pumpkins will be judged and prizes awarded!

WHEN: Sunday, October 29th

TIME: 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

LOCATION: Clover Park at 2600 Ocean Park Blvd (located on the North side of the Santa Monica Airport) between 28th street and 25th street.

COST: BYOP. Bring your own Pumpkin and a snack to share

PARKING: Free parking inside Clover Park

FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO RSVP: Click Here


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Have a great weekend!                                                            

  Jessica Tritsch
  Program Director 
  Reading to Kids
  1600 Sawtelle Blvd, Suite 210
  Los Angeles, CA 90025
  (310) 479-7455
  (310) 479-7435 (FAX)
 
info@readingtokids.org
 
In this issue . . .
- October Recap
- New School!
- College Spirit Day!
- Annual Fund Drive Update
- Pumpkin Carving
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October 2006
Reading Club Statistics
School Kids Volunteers
Esperanza

172 

78

Gratts

  57  

52

Hoover 

177

63

Magnolia 

180

72

Special Events...
Participate in the 2006 Annual Fund Drive!
Participate in the 2006 Annual Fund Drive!

Participate in College Spirit Day!

November Books. . .

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Kindergarten

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First Grade

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Second Grade


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Third Grade

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Fourth Grade

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Fifth Grade

Participate in the 2006 Annual Fund Drive!






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