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Weekly News Update
March 15, 2007    

Dear Friends of Reading to Kids,

Thanks to everyone who made our March 10th Reading Clubs such a success. This month 278 volunteers each gave three hours of their time to read to 899 kids! Click here to see a list of this month's volunteers.

Special thanks to all of our fabulous musicians for volunteering their time to bring our "Music" theme to life:

Esperanza:  Hitomi Oba, Nick DePinna, Dan Marschak, Noah Garabedian, and JK Benjamin from the UCLA Music Outreach Program: Jazz Group

Gratts: The UCLA MEDleys

Hoover: Barry Coates

Magnolia:
Mathias Aspelin, Andre Delano &
Libbie Jo Snyder

Politi: Alice Song, Julia Song, and Michael Saucier

Thank You!

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READING TO KIDS IS ON MYSPACE

Reading to Kids has set up a MySpace page to help promote our volunteer opportunities!  If you are on MySpace, add us to your Friends list!  Go to http://www.myspace.com/readingtokids and
click on "Add to Friends." 

Also, feel free to add a comment about your experience volunteering with Reading to Kids. 

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APRIL 14TH READING CLUBS

The April Reading Clubs will feature an "Environment" theme.  Our earth friendly books include A Grand Old Tree by Mary Depalma in Kindergarten and Seedfolks by Paul Fleischman in 4th grade. Click here for a list of April books along with discussion topics and arts and crafts ideas.

Sign up soon to reserve yourself a spot in April. Click here to submit your RSVP for the next reading clubs on April 14th!

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COMEDY NIGHT APRIL 17TH
with SARAH SILVERMAN,
MAZ JOBRANI, HENRY PHILLIPS,
TIG NATARO, TODD GLASS and friends!

Buy your tickets today for Reading to Kids' Third Annual Comedy Night at the Improv!  This event will feature hilarious comics, a fabulous Silent Auction, and a night of fun with fellow fans of Reading to Kids!

Our silent auction is starting to get exciting with two round trip tickets from Southwest Airlines, a weekend stay at a Mammoth area condo, tickets to the San Diego Zoo and Magic Mountain, DVD packs from Disney and Fox, and much more!

Date:       Tuesday, April 17, 2007
Time:      6:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Place:     Hollywood Improv  (View website)
               8162 Melrose Avenue
               Los Angeles, CA  90046
               (323) 651-2583
Tickets:   $25 plus two-drink minimum in showroom
               ****Guests must be 18 and over.****

For more information and to buy tickets
click here.

If you are interested in helping out with the event or donating items to the Silent Auction, contact Jessica.Tritsch@readingtokids.org.

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Thanks, and 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)
 
 
In this issue . . .
- March 10th Wrap Up
- MySpace
- April 14th Reading Clubs
- April 17th Comedy Night
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March 2007
Reading Club Statistics
School Kids  Volunteers
Esperanza

200

64

Gratts

190

39

Hoover 

 194 

53

Magnolia 

167

68

Politi 148 54

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April 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

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