Come Read with Us!

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. 

This May we're also holding a Read-a-Thon and we're looking for community partners to participate.  The goal of the Read-a-Thon to get all kids reading more, which is what TRC pursues through all of its programs.  While this program is run in coordination with TRC's Arlington Kids Read campaign, it is open to all DC-area organizations who work with children.   

During the Read-a-Thon, which runs from Monday, May 13 through Sunday, May 19, kids will track the amount of time they read each day in a reading log. Your organization will compete with other groups to have the highest average minutes read during the Read-a-Thon week. Please let me know by May 8 if your organization plans to participate in the Read-a-Thon.

The Read-a-Thon log book can be downloaded from the Arlington Kids Read website (I've also attached a copy to this email) and copied for use by each child in your program.  During the week of May 20, organizations will be asked to send their students' results to The Reading Connection.  All students who participate will receive a certificate and the winning organization will receive a complimentary ice cream party for their students.

I hope you'll publicize the Community Reading Festival to the families in your program and will consider participating in the Read-a-Thon.  Please let me know if you have any questions.


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