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Weekly News Update
December 13, 2006    

Dear Friends of Reading to Kids,

This past Saturday, 326 volunteers each gave three hours of their time to read to a whopping 1,301 kids, making the December reading clubs our best attended event in Reading to Kids historyClick here to see who volunteered.

This was a fantastic finish to a year in which you helped us give out 8,845 books to children and their families, 1,375 books to teachers, and 1,335 library-bound books to our five participating Los Angeles schools' libraries!

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SPRING INTERNSHIP OPPORUNTITIES!

Reading to Kids has spring (and summer) internship opportunities!

Learn the ins and outs of running a small non-profit and enjoy a relaxed and fun working environment by joining Reading to Kids as an intern!  Interns support the day-to-day operations of the office in addition to taking on individual, long-term projects. Projects include but are not limited to: grant-writing, program evaluation, volunteer coordination, recruitment material design, community and school relations, and reading club operations.

Click here for more information and e-mail Jessica.Tritsch@readingtokids.org to apply!

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SIGN UP FOR JANUARY READING CLUBS

The January 13th, 2007 reading clubs will feature a "Diversity" theme.  Click here to sign up!

January features a great mix of teacher-selected titles!  Kindergarten will hear the story of Frida Kahlo and how painting came to be her life in Jonah Winter's Frida.  Fourth grade will learn about Chinese culture and customs from the point of view of a young Taiwanese-American girl in Grace Lin's The Year of the DogClick here for more information on all of our January books.  Discussion questions and craft ideas will be posted soon.

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Have a great week!

  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 . . .
- December Reading Clubs
- Spring Internship Opportunities
- January Reading Clubs
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December 2006
Reading Club Statistics
School Kids  Volunteers
Esperanza

  302 

83

Gratts

  125 

55

Hoover 

 349

60

Magnolia 

 300

72

Politi  225 56

More ways to help . . .
Get more involved!
Click here for more
Taskforce information!

Help as an R2K Intern!

January Books. . .

View this month's book list!

Kindergarten

View this month's book list!

First Grade

View this month's book list!

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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