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Weekly Update
April 28, 2009
 

Dear Friends of Reading to Kids,

Thanks to everyone who volunteered with Reading to Kids at the Festival of Books last weekend!  Our volunteers signed up over 400 new volunteers, handed out over 2,500 bookmarks and brochures, and introduced Reading to Kids to hundreds of exhibitors and thousands of attendees.

Thanks also to all of the volunteers who participated in the Crosswords West Tournament this weekend.  Congratulations to Esperanza Site Coordinator Mark May who placed fourth in the Regular Division!

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VOLUNTEER AS A CLASSROOM HELPER

Are you looking for volunteer opportunities during the week?  Do you want to see what a day in the classroom is like?  Now is your chance to visit one of our schools as a classroom helper!

Reading to Kids would like to offer the teacher at each school who recruits the most students to our reading clubs a helper for a day to encourage reading club attendance. Among other things, classroom helpers have the chance to read stories, grade papers, prep assignments, and experience what it's like to be a teacher.

If you are interested in helping out for a day or half day in one of the classrooms, please e-mail Rachel.Zwass@readingtokids.org or call the office at (310) 479-7455. Dates and times are flexible according to your availability. 

Many of our partner schools also have needs for volunteer tutors during the week.  If you are interested, contact Rachel.

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TENTH ANNIVERSARY
COMEDY NIGHT & SILENT AUCTION

 with
Greg Behrendt, Iliza Shlesinger,
Shang, Bob Oshack, Mike Phirman & more

Celebrate Reading to Kids' Tenth Anniversary with our Annual Comedy Night & Silent Auction.  As always, the evening will begin with a lively silent auction of prizes including airline tickets from Virgin America, Disneyland passes, a Big Bear Cabin weekend, a year of DirectTV, Dodger tickets, UCLA Football tickets, restaurant gift certificates, and much much more!  When the bidding wars end, we’ll finish the night off with a live comedy show.

This year's lineup will include:

Greg Behrendt - co-author of “He’s Just Not That Into You”
http://www.gregbehrendt.com/

Iliza Shlesinger - 2008 winner of NBC's "Last Comic Standing"
http://www.myspace.com/ilizaWithANi

Shang - featured on "Comics Unleashed" and "The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson"
http://www.iamshang.com

Bob Oschack - regular at The Comedy Store, Laugh Factory, and Improv and former writer with "The Best Damn Sports Show Period."
http://comedians.comedycentral.com/bob-oschack

Mike Phirman - half of the comedy duo Hard n Phirm appearing on VH1’s I Love the [insert Generation X Demographic Era] and "Comedy Central Presents Hard n Phirm."
http://www.myspace.com/hardnphirm!

Tickets are on sale now! Visit
http://www.readingtokids.org/events/TenthAnniversary.php to buy your tickets today.

Date:       Saturday, May 9, 2009
Time:      7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Place:     The Montálban (view website)
               1615 Vine Street
                Hollywood, CA 90028

Tickets:   $35 - $50 (assigned seating)
               ****Guests must be 18 and over.****

We hope to see you there!

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MAY 9th READING CLUBS

Reading to Kids is excited to celebrate our Tenth Anniversary on May 9th!  Sign up to be a part of our May "Birthdays & Celebrations from Around the World" Reading Clubs. 

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Sincerely,

  Jessica Tritsch, Nate Radomski & Rachel Zwass 
  Reading to Kids
  1600 Sawtelle Blvd, Suite 210
  Los Angeles, CA 90025
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May 2009
Reading Club Status
School RSVPs Capacity

Alta Loma

45 54

Esperanza

45 81

Gratts

27 57

Hoover

44 71
Los Angeles

45

95
Magnolia  41 90
Politi 17 68
White

24

52
TOTAL 288 568

May Books. . .

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First Grade

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Second Grade

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Third Grade

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Fourth Grade

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Fifth Grade

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