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Reading to Kids News
September 17, 2015
 

Dear Friends of Reading to Kids,

This Saturday 454 volunteers helped us welcome 1,016 kids, 169 parents, and 28 teachers & staff back to school! We especially thank the Junior League of Los Angeles for bringing 97 volunteers!

Kids with their books from Reading to Kids

Submit your RSVP here for our "Halloween, Magic, and Monsters" reading clubs on October 10th. We will have magicians performing at each of our seven schools, and encourage all volunteers to dress up in school-appropriate Halloween costumes!

Our October reading clubs are even more popular than September, so sign up now and tell your coworkers, family and friends about your favorite volunteer opportunity! To help with that, after you sign up, please join our October 10th Facebook event, too.
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HIKE ON SATURDAY;
MARKETING & CURRICULUM MEETINGS SUNDAY

Have fun with other volunteers and get more involved with Reading to Kids!

Sat., Sept. 19Hike: Murphy's Ranch Exploration at 10 a.m.
Sun., Sept. 20Marketing Committee Meeting at 10:30 a.m.
Sun., Sept. 20Curriculum Committee Meeting at 1 p.m. (Help create activity and craft guides for the October books!)

For details on above events and more, check out our calendar!

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MARATHON RUNNERS WANTED

Join Team Reading to Kids in the 2016 Skechers Performance Los Angeles Marathon! Be a part of team Reading to Kids as you run in one of the best marathons in the country on Sunday, February 14th (Valentine's Day).

You can run either the full marathon or a half-marathon, and the dollars you raise will go to support our monthly reading clubs.

Team Reading to Kids 2016 Skechers Performance Los Angeles Marathon Team Reading to Kids logo

If you or a runner you know is interested in becoming one of our fundraising runners or creating a fundraising team, please email Chris Martin at marathonreadingtokids.org for all the details.

IMPORTANT NOTE: To register to run on behalf of Reading to Kids, you MUST receive from us a special web address to use when registering on the Skechers Performance Los Angeles Marathon website.

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CROSSWORDS LA TOURNAMENT
ON OCTOBER 24TH

It's back! Crossword puzzle lovers from everywhere will be converging at the Crosswords LA tournament on Saturday, October 24 – with proceeds benefiting Reading to Kids!

What: One day, Five puzzles, Prizes, and Lunch with a crossword-themed snack included!
When: Saturday, October 24, 2015, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: The Fowler Museum at UCLA, in the Harry and Yvonne Lenart Auditorium
Cost: $50 in advance for competitors ($75 for a team of two), $35 for non-competitors

For more information and to sign up, visit crosswordsla.com. While you're at it, check out their Facebook page!

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JOIN US NOVEMBER 4TH FOR LEGENDARY BINGO

Mark your calendars for Legendary Bingo at Hamburger Mary's in West Hollywood!

Reading to Kids Bingo Night flyer

When
:  Wednesday, November 4, 7 to 9 p.m.
Where: Hamburger Mary's Restaurant
             8288 Santa Monica Blvd.
             West Hollywood, CA 90046
Cost:  $20 suggested donation (cash only, please!), which includes 9 regular bingo games and one grand prize bingo game with fantastic prizes!

For more details, visit our Bingo event on Facebook and invite your friends!

You can also help us gather prizes for the bingo winners! To help you get started, here is information about Reading to Kids you can share with potential donors, as well as a donation form for them to complete.

We'd also like to have a celebrity host as a bingo caller. Please reply if you can personally reach out to any celebrities who would like to help your favorite cause.

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Thanks, and don't forget to sign up for our October 10th reading clubs!

Sincerely,

Charlie Orchard, Alexandra Babiarz, and Emma Rees
Reading to Kids
1600 Sawtelle Blvd, Suite 210
Los Angeles, CA 90025
(310) 479-7455
(310) 479-7435 (FAX)
info@readingtokids.org
www.readingtokids.org
www.facebook.com/readingtokids
www.twitter.com/readingtokids
www.readingtokids.blogspot.com

Make a donation:
www.readingtokids.org/HowToHelp/HelpDonate.php

October 2015
Reading Club RSVPs
School RSVPs Capacity
Alta Loma 16 65
Esperanza 16 96
Gratts 15 65
Los Angeles 31 111
Magnolia 18 100
Politi 10 65
White 15 57
TOTAL 121 559
October Books. . .
Kindergarten book
Kindergarten
First Grade book
First Grade
Second Grade book
Second Grade
Third Grade book
Third Grade
Fourth Grade book
Fourth Grade
Fifth Grade book
Fifth Grade

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