Read-Aloud is scheduled starting January 6th through May 1st, with vacations on MLK day (Jan 20th), President’s Week (Feb 17th-21st) and Spring Recess (Apr 6th-10th).
The school district has put out a statement that all schools are open tomorrow, as all schools but one have power and air quality is forecast to improve over the next several days. There is no Read-Aloud on Thursday as it is Halloween and none on Friday, as it is Parent Conference Day and the students aren’t at elementary school.
In the event of a power shut off the week of 11/9/2019, Read-Aloud schools are not forecasted to be effected. If Readers are driving through areas without power, please drive safe and treat traffic signals that are off as all way stops.
Our next conference will be held on Tuesday October 8, 9-10:30 am, in the San Pablo City Council Chambers (13831 San Pablo Ave. Bldg 2, San Pablo CA 94806) Attendance of a conference is required before you start reading.
Physical handbooks are hard to update continuously, so we have moved to an online wiki version, located at https://read-aloud.myxwiki.org/xwiki/bin/view/Volunteer%20Policies%20and%20Procedures/
Read-Aloud is preparing for a new school year! Our Annual Conferences are on Tues. Aug 29th, 10:30-12:30 or Thurs. Sept 17th, 1:30-3:30 pm (both at UUCB). Please RSVP to email@example.com or (510) 237-0735 to let us know that you are attending either one. Attendance of a Conference is mandatory, but we will be putting together a make-up session, likely on Sept 25th at the office. Reminder, the schools most in need of volunteers are Dover, Downer and Montalvin.
If you want to read to small groups of kids over the summer (June 18th-August 8th) at a city of Richmond summer camp (Camp Achieve), please sign up here.
We’ll be at Nevin Community Center & Verde Elementary (summer location of Shields-Reid Community Center) on Tuesdays, and Booker T. Anderson Community Center & Parchester Community Center on Fridays.
This program is made possible through sponsorships from the City of Richmond’s Community Services Department, the West Contra Cost Ed Fund and with book support from West County Reads. Thank You!
Through Nov 2, AmazonSmile is donating 5% (ten times the usual amount) to Read-Aloud Volunteer Program when you shop at smile.amazon.com/ch/91-1839165. #AmazonSmile #StartWithaSmile
The Unitarian Universalist Church of Berkeley has been a long time supporter of Read-Aloud, and in September, we received the Good Neighbor offering, for the third year in a row!
On top of the donations, we also hosted our two large annual orientations at the church, at no cost, in September.
We asked a Read-Aloud Volunteer who is also a member of the church to present Rev. Schmidt with a Certificate of Appreciation for all the support that UUCB has given us over the years.