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August 7, 2014

Dear Friends of Reading to Kids,

We're eagerly getting everything ready for this Saturday's "Arts and Entertainment" Reading Clubs!

We'll have movie posters and other prizes to give away to the kids, as well as a refurbished computer to give away to one lucky kid at each school.

Spots will likely open up from now until the RSVPs close at 3pm tomorrow, so check back often to sign up

If you previously signed up but can not join us, be sure to cancel online to open your spot for someone else. Please note that the deadline for canceling is 3pm tomorrow.



With the beginning of the 2014-15 school year next month, from now through Sept. 19th we'll have more than a dozen opportunities to publicize Reading to Kids at our partner schools.   To do that, we need your help as a Reading to Kids Ambassador. 

There are three different ways you can help out: Kindergarten Orientations, Teacher Breakfast Deliveries, and Back-to-School-Nights.

We'll supply everything you need, including what to say at the Kindergarten Orientations. Although it's great if you can speak Spanish (even a little), all of our parent materials are bilingual, and there's always someone who can translate for you at the school.

These events set the course for the rest of the year and are a wonderful way to interact with the kids and their parents, as well as to honor the teachers. The more we publicize at the beginning of the school year, the more children and families we'll serve all year.

Please email us at inforeadingtokids.org or call the office at (310) 479-7455 if you want to know more about being an Ambassador and the schedule of events.  



We are delighted to thank the Yahoo Employee Foundation (YEF) for their generous $15,000 grant to support Reading to Kids!

YEF is a corporate advised fund of the Silicon Valley Community Foundation, and their grant will go towards helping us share our enthusiasm for reading with the thousands of children we read to every month.

Our special thanks go to Reading to Kids volunteers Lisa Giaffo and Julie Matrat for being our Yahoo Employee Champions for this donation!



It's back! Crossword puzzle lovers from everywhere will be converging at the Crosswords LA tournament on Saturday, October 18 – with proceeds benefiting Reading to Kids!

This year the tournament will be held at the Fowler Museum at UCLA, in the Harry and Yvonne Lenart Auditorium. Join them for a really fun day of puzzles for solvers of all abilities and great prizes for the winners.

What: One day, Five puzzles, Prizes, and Lunch with a crossword–themed snack included!
When: Sat. Oct. 18th, 2014, 10:00 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: The Fowler Museum at UCLA
Cost: $50 in advance for competitors ($75 for a team of two), $35 for non-competitors.

Visit crosswordsla.com for more information or to sign up, and feel free to also check out their Facebook page!


Thanks, and we look forward to seeing many of you on Saturday!


Charlie Orchard and Hannah Edwards
Reading to Kids
1600 Sawtelle Blvd, Suite 210
Los Angeles, CA 90025
(310) 479-7455
(310) 479-7435 (FAX)

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School RSVPs Capacity
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Esperanza 26 27
Gratts 22 22
Los Angeles 38 38
Magnolia 36 36
Politi 30 30
White 22 22
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