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Weekly Update
January 5, 2009
 

Dear Friends of Reading to Kids,

As we begin a new year, we want to thank all Reading to Kids supporters for your help in inspiring children with a love of reading.  

2008 was a great year for Reading to Kids!  We expanded our reading clubs to Alta Loma Elementary, and we broke our student, parent, and volunteer attendance records in December with 1,569 students, 373 parents, and 538 volunteers! 

Over the course of the year, we gave out over 16,600 prize books to children and their families, helping to build their home libraries.  We also donated 2,359 hardcover books to our participating schools' libraries.  

In 2008, 2,414 individuals volunteered their time at the reading clubs.  We also had a record number of donors this year with 853 (and counting)!

Thanks to your help, thousands of children increased their enthusiasm for reading, added books to their home and school libraries, and improved attitudes towards reading and speaking in English.  Each of you has made this possible!

Thanks again to all of you! We look forward to an even better 2009!

2008 Statistics: http://readingtokids.org/AboutUs/AboutStatistics.php

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JANUARY 10th READING CLUBS

We still need 186 more volunteers for the January 10th Reading Clubs!  Click here to sign up.

The January books will feature a "New People, New Places, New Things" theme.  Click here for a list of books along with discussion and craft ideas.

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ANNUAL TASKFORCE MEETING & POTLUCK

Join Reading to Kids at our Annual Taskforce Potluck, Meeting, and Open House!

The Reading to Kids Taskforce includes returning volunteers, teachers, and administrators who are dedicated to supporting, sustaining, and building the organization.  The meeting will be a great opportunity to learn about getting more involved with the management of Reading to Kids. 

To learn more about the Taskforce prior to the meeting, click here

The event is a potluck, so please feel free to bring an entree, appetizer, salad, dessert, beverages or utensils.

WHEN:  Monday, January 12th 
           
Social hour & potluck begins at 7:00pm. 
            Meeting begins at 7:45pm.

WHERE: Gratts Elementary School
              309 S. Lucas Avenue
              Los Angeles, CA 90017
RSVP: 
Click here 

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

We hope to see you there! 

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Sincerely,

  Jessica Tritsch, Nate Radomski & Rachel Zwass 
  Reading to Kids
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  Los Angeles, CA 90025
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In this issue . . .
- Thanks for a great 2008!
- January 10th Reading Clubs
- Annual Taskforce Meeting & Potluck
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January 2009
Reading Club Status
School RSVPs Capacity 

Alta Loma

56 63

Esperanza

49 86

Gratts

43 63

Hoover

59 76
Los Angeles

44

68
Magnolia  48 63
Politi 34 63
White

38

55
TOTAL 371 537

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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