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Weekly News Update
March 27, 2007    

Dear Friends of Reading to Kids,

Reading to Kids is excited to announce that White Elementary will be hosting its first reading clubs on April 14th!  Help inspire students at White with a love of reading by signing up to volunteer for this momentous occasion!  Click here to sign up.  And click here to see the new map of all Reading to Kids partner schools!

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

Some of you may be wondering what happened to Tenth Street Elementary.  They originally planned to host their first reading clubs this spring, but have postponed until later this year.  We will keep you posted! 

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APRIL 14TH "ENVIRONMENT" READING CLUBS

The theme for the April Reading Clubs is "Environment."  Our earth friendly book selections include: 

- A Frog in the Bog by Karma Wilson (1st grade).  As frog snacks on his fellow swamp creatures, what will happen when he encounters the hungry gator? 

- Bringing Rain to the Kapiti Plain by Verna Aardema (3rd grade).  A perfect read-aloud book filled with colorful illustrations and rhyming repetition entices the children to follow along to find out how the Ki-pat saved his land from the drought.  

For a complete list of April books along with discussion topics and arts and crafts ideas, click here.

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ONLY 61 TICKETS LEFT FOR APRIL 17th COMEDY NIGHT
with SARAH SILVERMAN,
MAZ JOBRANI, 
HENRY PHILLIPS,
TIG NOTARO, 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!

Click here for the full list of auction items including airline tickets from Southwest Airlines, tickets and parking pass to Disneyland, gift certificates to local restaurants, DVD packages, and much, 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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SECOND ANNUAL MBA MASTERS GOLF CLASSIC TO BENEFIT READING TO KIDS

The 2nd annual Southern California MBA Masters Golf Classic will be held on June 2, 2007 at the Lost Canyons Golf Course.  Thanks to Esperanza volunteer and golf tournament co-coordinator Clara Chun, co-coordinator Ted Cordova, and the event's leadership team, proceeds from the tournament will benefit Reading to Kids!

Reading to Kids volunteers are welcome to join MBA alumni from all over Southern California and their guests for the golf tournament.  Fun prizes for holes-in-one, closest-to-the-pin, long-drive contest and a raffle will give everyone a chance at going away a winner. Of course, one business school alumni association will be crowned "Champion!"  Last year's winner was Harvard Business School. 

Not a golfer?  You are invited to join us for food and drinks at the end of the round.  Register for the cocktail party and dinner starting at 5pm for only $35.

In addition, Reading to Kids will be looking for volunteers to help out with fundraising before and during the event.  Contact Jessica.Tritsch@readingtokids.org if you are interested in helping out.

Date:       Saturday, June 2nd
Time:      12:00 pm - Shotgun Start
Place:      Lost Canyons Golf Club
                3301 Lost Canyons Drive
                Simi Valley, CA 93063
Website and Registration:  
Click here

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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)
 
info@readingtokids.org
 
In this issue . . .
- Expansion Update - Welcome New School!
- April 14th Reading Clubs
- April 17th Comedy Night
- MBA Masters Golf Tournament June 2nd
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April 2007
Reading Club Statistics
School Capacity  RSVPs
Esperanza

65

65

Gratts

46

55

Hoover 

 68 

68

Magnolia 

56

68

Politi 53 65
White 33 47

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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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