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Weekly News Update
July 27, 2007

Dear Friends of Reading to Kids,

As we prepare for our August 11th Reading Clubs, we want to remind you to sign up and invite a friend or colleague to join you!

Our August theme is Feelings and Emotions, so start to think about how to describe the different feelings we have everyday to the students. Click here to sign-up!

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JOIN THE TASKFORCE

Are you interested in getting more involved in Reading to Kids?  Join the Reading to Kids Taskforce!

The Reading to Kids Taskforce includes returning volunteers, teachers, and administrators who are dedicated to supporting, sustaining, and building the organization.

Reading to Kids Taskforce is made up of ten Committees described below. 

Curriculum - meets monthly to design craft projects and discussion questions for the reading clubs

Fundraising - researches and writes grant proposals, organizes annual fund drive 

Marketing
- publicizes Reading to Kids through promotional materials such as press releases, newsletters, posters, and photos

Operations
- develops training materials and guides, plans and executes all operational aspects of reading clubs

School Relations
- works with schools to assist with recruiting kids to the reading clubs

Special Events - plans social events for volunteers including Comedy Night and an upcoming Music Night

Strategic Planning
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helps prioritize organizational goals

Training
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develops training materials and guides for volunteers and parents

Volunteer Relations
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recruits volunteers for the reading clubs

Website
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designs, maintains, and updates the website 

If you are interested in joining one of our committees, click here to fill out our Taskforce application.

For more information about the Taskforce, click here, or contact Jessica.Tritsch@readingtokids.

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HAVE S'MORE FUN AT OUR BEACH BONFIRE

Join Reading to Kids volunteers for a beach bonfire at Dockweiler Beach on Sunday, August 19th!  Friends and Families welcome!

WHEN: Sunday, August 19th, 4:00 - 8:00 p.m.

WHERE: Dockweiler Beach,12000 Vista del Mar in Playa del Rey.  

FOOD: Bring food if you want to eat, and more if you want to share. We will have firewood, bottled water, and s'mores for everyone!

HOW TO FIND US: Information regarding the Reading to Kids meeting location will be posted at the Lifeguard Station 55 landmark. We plan to be at a nearby fire pit.  We'll set up at 4:00 p.m. but feel free to show up anytime!

For more information or to RSVP: click here

Contact Special Events Co-Chair Jeff Carter with any questions at Jeff.Carter@readingtokids.org.


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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

 
In this issue . . .
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August Reading Clubs

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Reading to Kids Taskforce

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Beach Bonfire


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August 2007
Reading Club Status
School RSVPs Capacity

Esperanza 

51

73

Gratts 

31

73

Hoover 

40

92

Magnolia 

24

46

Politi 

28

73

White 

31

54

TOTAL 

205

411

More ways to help . . .
Get more involved!
Click here for more
Taskforce information!

August Books. . .

View this month's book list!
Kindergarten

View this month's book list!
First Grade

View this month's book list!
Second Grade

View this month's book list!
Third Grade

View this month's book list!
Fourth Grade

View this month's book list!
Fifth Grade



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