The Reading Connection (TRC) would like to invite you to attend the Community Reading Festival on May 11 and to participate in the 2nd Arlington Kids Read Read-a-Thon. TRC is holding a Community Reading Festival on May 11 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Campbell Elementary School. There will be books read aloud, a visit from Clifford, crafts and treats for all.
The Reading Connection (TRC) would like to invite you to attend the Community Reading Festival on May 11 and to participate in the 2nd Arlington Kids Read Read-a-Thon. TRC is holding a Community Reading Festival on May 11 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Campbell Elementary School. There will be books read aloud, a visit from Clifford, crafts and treats for all. The event is open to the public and geared towards families with children aged 3 to 12.
We received an email this morning from a volunteer, Alana, with The Literacy Council of Northern Virginia, a nonprofit organization that matches volunteer tutors with adult literacy and English as a Second Language (ESL) students. In the City Council's proposed budget, the late hours at Duncan Library will be cut which could be hurt after-work programs the LCNV supports. Currently, Duncan Library is open late just two days a week.
Jefferson-Houston is a school on the move. We have seen great progress since the Superintendent's Transformation was put into place in Summer 2011.
•Principal Rice-Harris has come on board with a new school leadership team and many new staff.
•We have added 90 minutes to the school day and started a new reading program.
•We have hired an outside partner, American Institutes for Research, to review and enhance our math instruction.
•Most important, we have created an environment of personalized attention for each student. And we are starting to see the benefits.
Even with our most energetic and focused efforts, some students are not where they need to be academically. To give our students the extra help they need to move forward, we are creating “All Hands on Deck,” a coordinated call to our community to support them.
All of the Literacy Council of Northern Virginia’s programs are geared to help adults who read below the sixth grade level. Through one-on-one and classroom instruction, LCNV-trained volunteers and paid instructors teach a personalized curriculum that helps adults improve their employment opportunities, become citizens, acquire consumer skills, and increase their involvement in their children’s education.
I am sure many of you are sorting through your children's things to make way for the new stuff to come this month....The Giving Circle of Alexandria is doing a book drive for the DreamDog Foundation and we could really use your gently-used children's books.
Books for America, a non profit based in the Washington D.C area, is hosting a one day book give away event. We want to provide free reading material in an effort to encourage home-libraries and a love of reading. There will be both adult and children’s books available. There will be a limit of books per person. Donated books are not to be used for resale purposes.
The Reading Connection (TRC) reads to kids and gives them books to instill the love of reading in them. A love of reading can make all the difference between academic success or failure. Last year they served 1,500 children and distributed 9,096 books. TRC’s vision is that every child in the program will be regular and passionate readers.
In conjunction with PAL (People Animals Love), a Washington, D.C.-based animal therapy organization. 1st through 5th graders sign up for 15-minute slots, during which they each read to a furry friend and listener.
For more information, call the library at 703-746-1705.
Author, Debbie Reece will debut her new children's book "The Christmas Pumpkin" at The Christmas Attic on November 4th. The book challanges readers to believe in something and making it happen. Children of all ages are encouraged to come and have "The Christmas Pumpkin" read to them. This is a free event which will include reading, singing and special green pumpkin coloring activity. Ms.
We need a few more books for grades K-2 to round out the summer reading packs for this year's book drive. Reading during the summer allows children to maintain their skills until the new school year starts and this is especially critical for children without many books at home or without easy access to libraries.It's easy to chip in: