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May 19, 2022
 

Dear Friends of Reading to Kids,

Last Saturday 119 kids, 55 volunteers, and 16 teachers & staff helped to make our May 14th reading clubs a success!

Saturday was also our 23rd anniversary, which means the Kindergartners we read to at our first reading club in 1999 are now about 29 years old!

1st graders on Saturday heard Dragons Love Tacos, and volunteer Paul Heinzman created a photo from one of the dinosaurs in his garden!

3rd, 4th, and 5th grade drawings
(Click on the above image to see it full size,
and click this link for a 5-second video!)
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LEGENDARY BINGO
NEXT WEEK ON MAY 25TH:
JOIN US, SHARE OUR FLYER,
& CHECK OUT THESE PRIZES!

Drag Queen Bingo!

It's on! Next Wednesday, May 25th, join Reading to Kids for Legendary Bingo back in person at Hamburger Mary's in West Hollywood!

The drinks are strong, the drag queen bingo is "R" rated, and seating is limited, so be sure to reserve your seat in advance!

Reading to Kids Bingo Night flyer

If you've been before you know it's a blast. If you haven't, click here for a video of one of our previous winners to see what you've been missing!

Please click the image above for a flyer in .PDF format and forward it to anyone you know who may be interested in going to our Legendary Bingo Night. You can also print out the flyer and post it wherever many people are likely to see it, perhaps with a note that you are going and inviting others to join you.

WHEN:   Wednesday, May 25, 7pm - 8:30pm
WHERE: Hamburger Mary's Restaurant
               8288 Santa Monica Blvd.
               West Hollywood, CA 90046
               (323) 654-3800
               bingoboyinc.com/schedule-of-events/
Cost:  $20 suggested donation (cash only, please!), which includes 9 regular bingo games and one grand prize bingo game with fantastic prizes!

Legendary Bingo is very popular and there is limited seating available. Plan to arrive before 7:00 p.m. to get a seat. We strongly suggest making a reservation at bingoboyinc.com/schedule-of-events/ or (323) 654-3800 to ensure your seat.

All proceeds go to Reading to Kids. For more details, visit our May 25th Bingo event on Facebook and invite your friends!

BINGO PRIZES YOU CAN WIN!

Amongst the fabulous prizes you can bid on or win are private virtual, in-home, or store-based wine parties, tickets to the Petersen Automotive Museum, passes to Universal Studios Hollywood, and Disneyland/California Adventure Park Hopper tickets!

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5 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 five volunteers by sharing their milestone certificates at their schools' Site Coordinator debrief sessions after the clubs!

• Natascha Saavedra & Wendy Marquardsen (20 reading clubs each)

Pictured below are the certificates for our three highest milestones this month:

• MacArthur Park Elementary Site Coordinator Sonia Stevenson (40 reading clubs)
• Pat Partida (40 reading clubs)
• Sana Ahmed (100 reading clubs!)

Milestone Certificates

By joining us for her 100th reading club, Sana also earned her 100th reading club magnetic name badge!

Sana Ahmed 100th Name Badge
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JUNE 11TH READING CLUBS ON ZOOM,
RSVPS TO OPEN NEXT WEEK

We are eager for next month's virtual reading clubs on June 11th, 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 "Friendship & Fun" reading clubs!

Our summer reading clubs are also smaller, so mark your calendars for July 9th and August 13th, too. Help us keep students reading throughout the summer!

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

OPERATIONS VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!

Volunteers checking in with their Site Coordinators on Zoom

For our virtual reading clubs we need experienced volunteers to be a second or third virtual Site Coordinator in our Zoom reading clubs for any of our schools.

Being a Site Coordinator guarantees you a (non-reading) spot at our next reading clubs, so please e-mail us at info@readingtokids.org if you can help us create wonderful reading clubs!

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Thanks, and please keep checking www.readingtokids.org for when we can open the RSVPs for our June 11th Zoom reading clubs!

Sincerely,

Charlie Orchard & Talethe Collins
Reading to Kids
1600 Sawtelle Blvd, Suite 210
Los Angeles, CA 90025
(310) 479-7455
(310) 479-7435 (FAX)
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JUNE 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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