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Weekly News Update
June 6, 2007

Dear Friends of Reading to Kids,

34 volunteers are still needed for the June 9th Reading Clubs!  If you haven't signed up already, click here to submit your RSVP.  If you have signed up, ask a friend to join you!  

Our theme this month is "Role Models," and students will hear stories about both fictional and historical heros!

First grade will laugh along with the students of Napville School as Officer Buckle realizes how to make safety an exciting lesson with his canine pal Gloria.
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Fourth graders will find out about the life of Cesar Chavez and the lessons he taught along the way as they navigate through the collection of poems that make up Carmen Bernier-Grand's Cesar: Si, Se Puede!

For a complete list of this month's books along with discussion and craft ideas, please
click here.

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BOOK DRIVE AT THE VAKSBERG SALON

A local business is doing big things to help Reading to Kids!  Salon owner Irene Vaksberg has a history of supporting charitable causes, and she is teaming up with Reading to Kids for a month long book drive at her salon! 

From June 5th to July 6th, she will offer a complimentary haircut ($75 value) OR conditioning treatment to anyone who brings in 3 or more new children's books for Reading to Kids.  The Vaksberg Salon is located within LaPeer Beauty at 8950 West Olympic Blvd.  For an appointment, call (310) 993-8600.  

This is the second book drive Irene Vaksberg has held for Reading to Kids.  In 2005, she collected nearly 400 books in a similar effort.

If you are looking for an excuse to get a new do, give Irene a call!  If you go to the salon, make sure to say thanks!

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MAGNOLIA ELEMENTARY's 100TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

Magnolia is celebrating its 100th anniversary on Saturday, June 23rd with a carnival event at the school.  The carnival will feature games, concessions, raffles, and more!

Reading to Kids will have a table to promote our summer reading clubs at the event, and we will need volunteers to help pass out flyers and talk to students and parents. 

They also need volunteers to help with carnival activities such as face painting, popcorn selling, raffling, sports activities, balloon animal art, setting up, cleaning up, and more!

Date:         Saturday, June 23rd
Time:        12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
                 (Set up: 9 a.m.; Cleanup: 4 - 5 p.m.)
Location:   Magnolia Elementary School 
                 1626 S. Orchard Avenue 
                 Los Angeles, California 90006

To sign up, e-mail Jessica.Tritsch@readingtokids.org.  For more information about the carnival and other school events, click here.

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READING TO KIDS SOCIAL EVENT AT DODGER STADIUM

Get your tickets today to Reading to Kids Dodger Game Social Event on July 1st!  The deadline to buy tickets is approaching - sign up by June 12th! 

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.

Game: Dodgers vs Padres
Date: Sunday, July 1, 2007
Time: 1:10 p.m.
Location: Dodger Stadium, Lower Reserve, Section 39
Ticket Price: $9!!

All Reading to Kids volunteers will receive a FREE Dodgers Cap ($10 value)!  That's a $27 value for just $9!!

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


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Thanks, and we hope to see you Saturday!

  Jessica Tritsch
  Program Director 
  Reading to Kids
  1600 Sawtelle Blvd, Suite 210
  Los Angeles, CA 90025
  (310) 479-7455
  (310) 479-7435 (FAX)
 
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June 2007
Reading Club Status
School RSVP Capacity

Esperanza 

73

73

Gratts

53 55
Hoover 

58

68

Magnolia 

53

58

Politi 42 58
White 46 47

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