Even though the kids and teachers were still on their Winter Recess, 260 kids, 236 volunteers,
59 parents, & 25 teachers & staff
helped to make our January 11th reading clubs a success!
The Author & Illustrator Read With Us!
On Saturday we were also delighted and proud to have Suzanne and Max Lang
, the author and illustrator of Grumpy Monkey
, read aloud with us their 1st grade book!
They joined us at MacArthur Park Elementary to read to the kids there. In the top photo Suzanne the author holds their Grumpy Monkey puppet, and in the bottom photo Max the illustrator (wearing a baseball cap) shows the kids how to draw their own Grumpy Monkey.
Please sign up early for our Feb. 8th reading clubs! RSVP for our "People & Places Around the World"
here, then "join" the
February 8th reading club event on
Facebook and invite your friends!
CRAFTS & CURRICULUM MEETING
THIS SUNDAY, JAN. 19TH AT 10AM
Are you crafty? This Sunday, January 19th, join the
Curriculum Committee at 10:00am in the Reading to Kids office to help create the activity and craft guides for the February books!
5K RUNNERS WANTED
Do you know any runners? Are you a
runner? Please forward this email to them
and ask them to join
Team Reading to Kids for the Big 5K (that's just 3.1 miles) near Dodger Stadium on Saturday,
share this Facebook group with any of your runner
friends to encourage them to join our team!
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
MUSICIANS NEEDED MARCH 14TH
Our March 14th reading clubs feature "Music & Entertainment", and we are looking for musicians to perform at each of our eight partner schools. In the past we've had everything from Korean drum troupes to electric violin players to marching bands!
If you or someone you know is interested in sharing the gift of music with
our students and volunteers, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
PLEASE HELP US FIND
BINGO PRIZE & AUCTION ITEMS
Our next Legendary Bingo fundraisers at
Hamburger Mary's in West Hollywood are set for April and September, and we need your help gathering prizes for the bingo winners!
To help you get started, here is information about Reading to Kids to share with potential donors, as well as a donation form for them to complete.
We especially enjoy awarding gift certificates,
amusement park and theater tickets, gift bags, and
autographed items! Anything unique is great, too!
If you work at or have a connection with products or services to offer, please help us by asking for a donation to our events.
Thanks, and we hope to see you at the February 8th reading clubs!