Dear Friends of Reading to Kids,
Thanks to everyone who volunteered with Reading to Kids at the Festival of Books and BIG SUNDAY last weekend!
At the Festival of Books, our 37 volunteers signed up over 200 new volunteers, handed out over 1,500 bookmarks and brochures, and introduced ourselves to hundreds of exhibitors and thousands of attendees.
Over at Magnolia Elementary School for BIG SUNDAY, volunteers planted trees and bushes at the front of the school, sorted over 2,000 books from a book drive for Magnolia students, and helped children decorate flower pots to give to local seniors with Alzheimer's Disease.
SIGN UP FOR MAY "FAMILY AND CULTURE" READING CLUBS
Sign up today for the May 12th "Family and Culture" Reading Clubs. Click here to sign up now!
Click here to check out this month's fun-filled book selections along with discussion questions and arts & crafts ideas.
Kindergarteners will learn about the importance of family from the bilingual book My family and I/Mi familia y yo by Gladys Rosa-Mendoza.
Fifth graders will embark on a journey across the American countryside with a young white mouse as they read E.B. White's classic, Stuart Little.
L.A. WORKS DAY 2007!
Reading to Kids is once again organizing a team of volunteers for L.A. Works Day and we would love to see you there!
Join us on June 2nd for L.A. Works Day 2007 for a rewarding day of community service. Thousands of people will congregate at Cal Plaza downtown before heading out to volunteer sites all over the city. We are working with the L.A. Works staff to arrange for a special project for the Reading to Kids team in memory of our long-time volunteer (also an L.A. Works volunteer and elementary school teacher) Helga Hung (http://readingtokids.org/Tribute/HelgaHung.html).
The Reading to Kids team will probably do projects at a local school - interactive activities with the kids, painting, landscaping, etc. Your effort will be rewarded afterward with great food and live music. The entire family is welcome!
Date: June 2, 2007
Time: 7:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Place: California Plaza
350 S. Grand Ave, L.A. 90071
Click here to sign up. If you are not already an L.A. Works volunteer, you will need to complete a quick registration form. After logging in, click on the "Join a public team" button then select "Reading to Kids." Note that the $25 registration fee has been waived for Reading to Kids volunteers. You may contact our team captain Mark May at Mark.May@readingtokids.org with questions.
SECOND ANNUAL MBA MASTERS GOLF CLASSIC
Proceeds 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.
Volunteers Welcome to Play
Pre-registration deadline May 4th
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