Dear Friends of Reading to Kids,
Despite the challenges our partner schools have in communicating with the kids and parents during the summer, 46 kids, 54 volunteers, and 12 teachers & staff
helped to create memorable July 9th reading clubs for those kids!
Eight MacArthur Park Elementary 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders all enjoyed together A Wolf Called Wander, after which they created together the below whiteboard. Click on the below image to see if full size so you can see the cool Zoom background volunteer Luke used during the morning!
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!
• Michelle Miyazato (10 reading clubs)
• Site Coordinator Maggie Park, Site Coordinator Tina Epstein, & Luke Guerin (20 reading clubs each)
Pictured below are the certificates for our four largest milestones this month:
• Site Coordinator Mira Metry (30 reading clubs)
• Paul Heinzman (40 reading clubs)
• Cathy Ostiller (150 reading clubs!)
• Gratts Site Coordinator Jen Smith (230 reading clubs!)
AUGUST 13TH READING CLUBS ON ZOOM,
RSVPS TO OPEN IN ABOUT 10 DAYS
We are eager for next month's virtual reading clubs on August 13th, 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 "Arts & Creativity" reading clubs!
Our August reading clubs are smaller, so be sure to sign up as soon as we open the RSVPs for them to help keep students reading throughout the summer!
(We are working with LAUSD on how and when we can return to on-campus, in-person reading clubs, but we know for at least August we'll remain Zoom-only.)
OPERATIONS VOLUNTEERS WANTED!
For our virtual reading clubs we would like 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
firstname.lastname@example.org if you can help us create wonderful reading clubs!
OUTDOOR MOVIES IN JULY WITH READING TO KIDS!
JACKIE BROWN & THE BIRDS
AT THE HOLLYWOOD FOREVER CEMETERY
Next Saturday, July 23rd join fellow Reading to Kids volunteers as we watch a screening of
Jackie Brown at the
Hollywood Forever Cemetery!
We're also getting together a week later to watch Alfred Hitchcock's classic The Birds on Saturday, July 30th, also at the
Hollywood Forever Cemetery!
The cemetery gates open at 7:15pm for either show, and each movie starts around 8:45pm. We can all sit together on the grassy field under the stars.
General admission tickets are $22 each, and you can purchase them at these links for either Jackie Brown or The Birds. You can also purchase parking options at either link. These shows sell out quickly, so buy your tickets early!
After you have bought your tickets, send to
email@example.com your name, the movie you are attending, and your cell phone number
- we can then add you into our group text so we can easily find each other at the cemetery either evening.
Please also RSVP at our Facebook event and share it with friends to help spread the word!
Thanks, and please keep checking www.readingtokids.org in about 10 days for when we can open the RSVPs for our August 13th Zoom reading clubs!