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Weekly News Update
May 18, 2007

Dear Friends of Reading to Kids,

Thanks to the 325 volunteers who joined us on Saturday to read to 721 kids!  Click here to see a list of May volunteers.

Click here to sign up for the June 9th Reading Clubs!  Our theme this month is "Role Models;" click here to check out this month's book selections along with discussion questions and arts & crafts ideas.

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DONATE OFFICE SUPPLIES AND COMPUTERS TO READING TO KIDS!

Do you have extra office supplies laying around that you've been meaning to get rid of?  Have you been wondering what to do with your old computer now that you've got that nice new laptop?  Are you ready to get rid of that file cabinet that you've never actually put files in?

If your answer to any of these questions is yes, Reading to Kids can use your help! 

We are always looking for donations of office supplies to help reduce our operational expenses, and in particular, right now we are looking for a file cabinet!  To check out our online "wish list," click here: http://readingtokids.org/HowToHelp/DonOfficeSupplies.html.

As for computers, Reading to Kids raffles off computers to students at our reading clubs a few times each year.  The kids always get excited about our computer raffles!  If you have a laptop, desktop, or printer that you no longer use, please consider donating it to Reading to Kids! 

Contact Jessica.Tritsch@readingtokids.org if you have an item to donate.


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SECOND ANNUAL MBA MASTERS GOLF CLASSIC

REGISTER TODAY!

The 2nd annual Southern California MBA Masters Golf Classic will be held on June 2, 2007 at the Lost Canyons Golf Course.  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.

Event Details

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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L.A. WORKS DAY 2007!

Join Reading to Kids at L.A. Works Day 2007 for a rewarding day of community service.  Volunteers from across Los Angeles 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.  

The Reading to Kids team will 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!  Click here to see who has signed up! 

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.

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READING TO KIDS SOCIAL EVENT AT DODGER STADIUM

The Sierra Club 20s and 30s Section, who volunteer at Magnolia Elementary, have cordially invited their fellow Reading to Kids volunteers to join them at the July 1st Dodgers Game against the San Diego Padres in celebration of the section's 32nd anniversary.

The game is Sunday, July 1st at 1:10 p.m. at Dodger Stadium. Tickets are $9 and are in Lower Reserve, Section 39. If we sell at least 100 tickets between Reading to Kids and the Sierra Club 20s and 30s, everyone gets a Dodger cap!  25 people have already signed up from Reading to Kids!

Click here to see who's coming and to buy your ticket today!

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Thanks, and 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
 
May 2007
Reading Club Statistics
School Kids Volunteers

Esperanza 

158

69

Gratts

102 43
Hoover 

181

53

Magnolia 

113

55

Politi 79 52
White 88 51

More ways to help . . .
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June Books. . .

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Second Grade


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Fourth Grade

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Fifth Grade

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