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Weekly News Update
January 10, 2008

Dear Friends of Reading to Kids,

39 more volunteers are still needed for our January 12th reading clubs at Gratts, Hoover, and Magnolia Elementary SchoolsClick here to join us for a morning of reading fun, and make sure to invite a friend!

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ANNUAL TASKFORCE MEETING & POTLUCK

Join Reading to Kids at our Annual Taskforce Potluck, Meeting, and Open House on Monday, January 14th!

The Reading to Kids Taskforce includes returning volunteers, teachers, and administrators who are dedicated to supporting, sustaining, and building the organization.  The Taskforce is made up of 10 committees (described below) that help with the management of Reading to Kids.

The meeting will be a great opportunity to learn about getting more involved with Reading to Kids.

WHEN: Monday, January 14th 
           Social hour begins at 7:00pm. 
           Meeting begins at 7:45pm.

WHERE: Los Angeles Elementary School
   (1211 S. Hobart Blvd., Los Angeles, CA)
FOOD: Potluck - bring food to share!
RSVP: 
Click here 

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, parents, and teachers to the reading clubs

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

Strategic Planning -
helps prioritize organizational goals

Training -
develops training materials and guides for volunteers and parents

Volunteer Relations -
recruits volunteers for the reading clubs

Website -
designs, maintains, and updates the website 

If you have any questions, or if you would like additional information, please contact Jessica at (310) 479-7455 or via e-mail at Jessica.Tritsch@readingtokids.org.

We hope to see you there!

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Have a great week!

  Jessica Tritsch & Sarah Kolterman 
  Reading to Kids
  1600 Sawtelle Blvd, Suite 210
  Los Angeles, CA 90025
  (310) 479-7455
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In this issue . . .
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January 12th Reading Clubs

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Taskforce Meeting


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January 2008
Reading Club Status
School RSVPs Capacity

Esperanza 

68

68

Gratts 

57

71

Hoover 

82

91

Los Angeles

68

68

Magnolia 

76 91

Politi 

58

58

White 

59

60

TOTAL 

469

508

More ways to help . . .
Get more involved!
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Taskforce information!

January 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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