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Weekly Update
September 8, 2008

Dear Friends of Reading to Kids,

With less than a week to go, we still need 117 more volunteers for the September 13th Reading Clubs!   Click here to sign up.

The September reading clubs have a "Fantasy, Folklore, and Fairy Tales" theme and we've got fun books for all grades!

Second graders will travel to New York City to see what happened when the dish ran away with the spoon in Mini Grey's The Adventures of the Dish and the Spoon.

Fourth graders will be magically transported to the Cretaceous period to visit a Pteranodon.  They'll escape a Tyrannosaurus and even learn a bit about dinosaurs along the way in Dinosaurs Before Dark by Mary Pope Osborne.

Fifth graders will meet the fun Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle, who has some very silly common-sense solutions to many of their every day problems in Betty MacDonald's Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle.

For a complete list of this month's books and more information on proposed discussion and craft ideas, please click here.

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TRAINING COORDINATORS NEEDED

Are you looking to get more involved?  Here's a perfect opportunity!  Reading to Kids is looking for Training Coordinators for Alta Loma, Esperanza, Gratts, Politi, and White Elementary Schools. 

Each school has two Training Coordinators who are responsible for facilitating the New Volunteer Training with a teacher or administrator from the school and for leading the Returning Volunteer Training.  Training Coordinators serve as readers that morning as well.

For more information about being a Training Coordinator, please click here to browse through our Training Coordinator Manual.  

If you are interested in getting more involved with the operations of Reading to Kids as a Training Coordinator, Site Coordinator or Grade Level Coordinator, please contact Rachel Zwass at Rachel.Zwass@readingtokids.org or (310) 479-7455.

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BEACH BONFIRE
SEPTEMBER 21ST

Join Reading to Kids volunteers for a beach bonfire at Dockweiler Beach on Sunday, September 21st.  Friends and Families welcome!

We'll be kicking off the end of summer, thanking Sarah Kolterman for her two years of great work with Reading to Kids, and welcoming new Program Coordinator Rachel Zwass.

WHEN: Sunday, September 21st, 3:00 - 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, 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 3:00 p.m. but feel free to show up anytime!
 
For more information or to RSVP: click here

Contact Sarah Kolterman with any questions at Sarah.Kolterman@readingtokids.org.

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SECOND PROGRAM COORDINATOR POSITION AVAILABLE

Reading to Kids has decided to hire a second Program Coordinator!  As we have grown to eight schools, it has become clear that we will need more than just two employees if we want to continue our expansion. 

As one of three paid employees of the agency, the Program Coordinator will have an exceptional opportunity to work with a grassroots nonprofit organization.  This position offers the opportunity to help direct the grown of Reading to Kids and to bring the joy of reading to many more children in Los Angeles. 

Click here for the full Program Coordinator job description and information on how to apply.

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Have a great week!

  Jessica Tritsch, Sarah Kolterman, and Rachel Zwass 
  Reading to Kids
  1600 Sawtelle Blvd, Suite 210
  Los Angeles, CA 90025
  (310) 479-7455
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September 2008
Reading Club Status
School RSVPs Capacity

Alta Loma

28

42

Esperanza 

49 76

Gratts 

51

58

Hoover 

61

78

Los Angeles

68

68

Magnolia 

47 81

Politi 

31

52

White 

44

42

TOTAL 

381

497

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