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Weekly News Update
November 8, 2006    

Dear Friends of Reading to Kids,

Only 8 more volunteers needed for our Fourth Annual College Spirit Day!  Click here to sign up for the fun!

Our reading clubs will full up fast.  However, we expect cancellations in the next couple of days, so check back on Friday see if spaces have opened up.

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 100 MORE DONORS NEEDED TO MEET ANNUAL FUND DRIVE GOAL

Thanks to your support, we have raised over $30,000 and have nearly 400 donors!  With less than one week to go in our Annual Fund Drive, we are 100 donors shy of our goal of 500 donors!  The number of donors helps demonstrate wide community support of the organization, and helps us to solicit corporate and foundation grants!  

To join your fellow volunteers in donating to Reading to Kids, click here.  Please remember that no donation is too small to make a difference, so please give what you can. 

     $10      Purchases up to 8 prize books
 
     $25      Purchases up to 21 prize books

     $50      Purchases up to 4 hardcover read aloud
                books to be donated to the school library

     $100    Purchases up to 87 prize books

Also, those of you who would like to encourage family and friends to donate to Reading to Kids can use our "R2K STAR Donor Form."  Supporters who collect 10 donations (of any size) will be recognized as an R2K STAR on our website and with a certificate. Click here for the form. 

THANK YOU to those who have already sent in contributions to Reading to Kids for our 2006 Annual Fund Drive!  Your donations go a long way in helping to inspire children with a love of reading!

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In the spirit of the college football rivalry season, the theme for our November reading clubs is "Sports" for the first time in Reading to Kids history!

The Kindergarten book, Roasted Peanuts, by Tim Egan tells the story of an unlikely baseball legend, Jackson the cat, and his best friend, Sam the horse, as they demonstrate the importance of friendship in sports.    

In Mike Lupica's Heatfifth graders will follow the story of Michael Arroyo, a Cuban refugee with dreams of one day playing in Yankee stadium, but who must first figure out how to prove he's not too old to play Little League. 

To learn more about our November book selections and to see the discussion ideas and craft topics put together by our Curriculum Committee, click here.

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COLLEGE SPIRIT DAY

Don't forget to show your college spirit at the November reading clubs! Wear your school colors, show your pride, and celebrate higher education.  The school represented by the most volunteers will win the 2006 Reading to Kids college face-off and earn bragging rights for the year. We will have a competition for the best local, statewide, and national representation.  But most importantly, the kids will see the volunteers' school pride and the value of a college education.

We have volunteers signing up from colleges and universities all over the country!  There is still time for you to sign up for the November 11th Reading Clubs and show your school spirit!  Click here to RSVP.   

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NOVEMBER BOOKS: "SPORTS"

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 . . .
- Annual Fund Drive Update
- November Books
- College Spirit Day!
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November 2006
Reading Club Status
School RSVPs Capacity
Esperanza

 74 

78

Gratts

  47  

47

Hoover 

59

60

Magnolia 

75

76

Politi 49 51

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

View this month's book list!

Fourth Grade

View this month's book list!

Fifth Grade

Participate in the 2006 Annual Fund Drive!






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