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Reading to Kids News
March 17, 2022
 

Dear Friends of Reading to Kids,

Last Saturday 206 kids, 65 volunteers, and 21 teachers & staff helped to make our March 12th virtual reading clubs a success! One of the kids even recreated a classic meme in the chat of their reading club Zoom session!

Kindergartners, 1st, and 2nd graders at MacArthur Park Elementary created remarkably abstract whiteboard creations like the one below after being inspired by this month's March books.

Kindergarte, 1st, and 2nd grade whiteboard creation on Zoom
(Click on the above image to see it full size)

Below is a 3rd grade craft created by a Magnolia Elementary student inspired by our March books on Zoom.

3rd grade craft on Zoom
(Click on the above image to see it full size)
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8 MILESTONE READERS!

Virtual reading clubs count towards our milestones just as much as our face-to-face reading clubs!

Though we couldn't provide printed milestone certificates to them, we honored these 8 volunteers by sharing their milestone certificates at their schools' Site Coordinator debrief sessions after the clubs!

• Tori Mays & Angela Amador (10 reading clubs each)
• Elizabeth Gibbs (30 reading clubs)
• MacArthur Park Site Coordinator Satya Persaud (40 reading clubs)

Pictured below are the certificates for our four largest milestones this month:

• Maggie Leung (70 reading clubs)
• Kat Boyd & Seth Dorfman (80 reading clubs each)
• Gratts Site Coordinator Tawnni Smith (90 reading clubs)

Milestone Certificates
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APRIL 9TH READING CLUBS ON ZOOM,
RSVPS TO OPEN IN ABOUT A WEEK

We are eager for next month's virtual reading clubs on April 9th, but first need to recruit enough teachers to be Zoom hosts for them.

As soon as we confirm enough teacher hosts, you can then submit your RSVP for those "The Wonders of Science & Technology" reading clubs!

These April reading clubs may be smaller because the schools will be starting their Spring Recess that Saturday, so be sure to sign up as soon as we open the RSVPs for them!

(We are also working with the principals about when we may be able to return to in-person reading clubs on their campuses.)

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FINAL DAYS TO DONATE TO AND CHEER ON
OUR MARATHON RUNNERS!

Team Reading to Kids LA Marathon runners

Team Reading to Kids has until this Sunday to reach their $20,000 fundraising goal!

Please donate a buck a mile today as they prepare to run the Los Angeles Marathon this Sunday or the LA Big 5K this Saturday!

They have been training for months, and so far our runners have raised $4,594 in support of our monthly reading clubs.

Your donation will make all their months and miles of training pay off in books for the kids we serve!

Team Reading to Kids banner

HAND OUT WATER DURING THE MARATHON!

Help represent Reading to Kids during the marathon by handing out water to the runners!

Our group will be at Water Station Mile 5 at Glendale Blvd., between Bellevue and Kent St. in Echo Park, this Sunday, March 20th from 5am - 11am.

Click this link to sign up. Our group is Reading to Kids and our shift location should be listed in green. Click the box to the green J05 Water Station Mile 5 shift, complete the form, and sign up to volunteer!

Supporting our runners

You can also cheer on our marathon runners this Sunday at our course support booth located at Burton Way and N. Oakhurst Dr. from 8:30am - 11:30am. Join Charlie by stopping by and be inspired by the runners streaming by!

Reading to Kids LA Marathon cheer booth
Course Support Booth
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LA TIMES FESTIVAL OF BOOKS
APRIL 23-24:
VOLUNTEER IN OUR BOOTH

Volunteers at the Reading to Kids Festival of Books booth

This year's Festival of Books will take place April 23-24 on the University of Southern California campus. Please join us in our booth to share your enthusiasm and Reading to Kids knowledge with other book lovers!

Click here to see all available shifts. If you're interested in volunteering, reply or e-mail info@readingtokids.org.

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BUY A READING TO KIDS T-SHIRT!

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Reading to Kids t-shirt front     Reading to Kids t-shirt back

It's time once again to get your very own Reading to Kids t-shirt!

We have a group order ending on March 31st, so please head over to our Order a T-Shirt link for all the details on how you can order your own shirt like the one shown above.

That Order a T-Shirt link is also available in the lower left-hand side of our website. The more t-shirts ordered by the 31st, the less expensive they will be!

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Thanks, and please keep checking www.readingtokids.org for when we can open the RSVPs for our April 9th reading clubs!

Sincerely,

Charlie Orchard & Talethe Collins
Reading to Kids
1600 Sawtelle Blvd, Suite 210
Los Angeles, CA 90025
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APRIL Books. . .
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First Grade
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Fourth Grade book
Fourth Grade
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Order deadline:
Thursday, 3/31
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