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Weekly Update
February 20, 2009
 

Dear Friends of Reading to Kids,

Many thanks to the 504 volunteers who came to the February reading clubs to read to 1,011 kids!

Special thanks to everyone who helped out as a Site Coordinator, Grade Level Coordinator, Training Coordinator, or Food Runner for helping things run so smoothly!

We are always looking for more people to help out with the operations of the reading clubs. Click here to learn more about these special volunteer roles.

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READ ACROSS AMERICA
Volunteers Needed

The National Education Association's Read Across America is an annual celebration of literacy that calls for every child in every community to celebrate reading in honor of Dr. Seuss's birthday.

Gratts Elementary, White Elementary, MacArthur Park Primary Center, and White House Place Primary will be celebrating Read Across America, and they need your help!  They are looking for volunteers to spend a couple of hours reading to kids and helping with their special events

GRATTS

Gratts will have two separate events for Read Across America.  First, during the school day, they would like guest readers to read to the kids.  Then, in the evening, they will have a "Pajama Night" in the multipurpose room where kids and volunteers will come in pajamas to cuddle up with a good book and read!
Address: 309 S. Lucas Avenue, Los Angeles, California 90017 Click here for a map and directions.
Date: March 2, 2009
Time: 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. in the classrooms
         5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. at Pajama Night
Contact: To sign up to volunteer, please contact Juan Reyes, Gratts' Assistant Principal, at (213) 250-2932 or juan.reyes@lausd.net.  15 volunteer readers are needed during the day and 10 volunteer readers are needed for the Pajama Night.

WHITE

Address: 2401 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, California 90057  Click here for a map and directions.
Date: March 2, 2009
Time: 9:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Contact: To sign up to volunteer with a special Dr. Seuss-themed event, please contact Laura Gomez, White's Librarian, at (213) 487-9172 or laura.y.gomez@lausd.net.  32 volunteers are needed for this special event.

MACARTHUR PARK

Address: 2300 West Seventh St., Los Angeles, CA 90057
Date: March 2, 2009
Time: 9:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. in the classrooms
Contact:To sign up, please contact Nate Radomski at (310) 479-7455 or Nate.Radomski@readingtokids.org.

WHITE HOUSE PLACE

Address: 108 South Bimini Pl., Los Angeles, CA 90004
Date: March 3, 2009
Time: 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. in the classrooms
Contact:To sign up, please contact Literacy Coach Olimpia Miranda at ogm0679@lausd.net.

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READING TO KIDS ON TELEMUNDO

Reading to Kids was featured this week on Telemundo 52!  Click on the link to watch the story online, and to check out other news stories about Reading to Kids: http://readingtokids.org/News/NewsExternal.php

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READING TO KIDS BOWLING NIGHT

Come out to Mar Vista on the evening of Sunday, March 8th and join your fellow volunteers for a FUNtastic evening of bowling.

It's Dollarmania! from 8pm-10:30pm at the 
Mar Vista Lanes.  After $5 for the first game, it's just $1 for shoe rentals and $1 per person per additional game!  We have reserved three lanes just for Reading to Kids volunteers, so join us for some ear-shattering strikes, eye-popping spares, and yes, even some excruciating gutter balls!

WHEN:  Sunday, March 8th
WHERE: Mar Vista Lanes
12125 Venice Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90066
RSVP: Click here

MARCH 14th "MUSIC & CELEBRATIONS" READING CLUBS

Click here to submit your RSVP for our "Music and Celebrations" Reading Clubs on March 14th.

We are also looking for groups of musicians to perform a quick show during the close of the reading clubs!  Contact Nate.Radomski@readingtokids.org if you have a group that would be able and willing to play.

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Sincerely,

  Jessica Tritsch, Nate Radomski & Rachel Zwass 
  Reading to Kids
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February 2009
Reading Club Statistics
School Kids Volunteers

Alta Loma

102 52

Esperanza

150 76

Gratts

122 56

Hoover

139 71
Los Angeles

109

62
Magnolia  226 80
Politi 110 67
White

53

40
TOTAL 1,011 504

March Books. . .

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