Updates

  • Teachers love Read-Aloud

    From a recent teacher evaluation:
    “The Read Aloud Program is the best thing to have happened to our school. Students who came in with low interest in books, low comprehension scores, or with attention seeking behavior are now avid, confident readers who always come back with a smile on their face. They love to read and have huge smiles when it’s book day! I could not imagine a school without this special program and amazing volunteers!”

  • Thank You!

    Thanks to all the 2016-17 Readers!  The Read-Aloud School year came to a close at the end of April.  We hope you were able to attend a Volunteer Appreciation party.

  • President’s Week Recess

    School, and therefore Read-Aloud, is on vacation Feb 20-24.  Have a good break!

  • Julie Haseldon

    I began volunteering as a reader for the Read-Aloud Volunteer Program shortly after retiring from a career in maintenance and construction.  Reading aloud with children has been a pleasure every year.  I consider this program a win-win for the children and the readers.  The children clearly benefit from the positive relationships with the readers as they develop their love for reading and books.  Readers enjoy benefits beyond just sharing their time with children and helping to nurture reading skills.  We also enjoy the books that we read!  Learning about our world, the joy of a good story and sharing a laugh are just a few of the delights readers enjoy.  I have invited friends to join Read-Aloud and several have become readers.  I am grateful to be a part of this valuable program.

  • Last Orientation of 2016-17 School Year

    The last Orientation of the school year will be on:

    Feb. 16, 10:30-noon

    in the Read-Aloud Office
    (13831 San Pablo Ave., Bldg. 5, San Pablo CA 94806)

     

  • Winter Break (12/19-1/2)

    Read-Aloud is on Winter Break from December 19 – January 2 2017; the last day of Read-Aloud in 2016 is Friday, December 16 and the first day of Read-Aloud in the new year is Tuesday, January 3.

  • December Orientation

    Thursday Dec 15th, 10 – 11:30 am

    Read-Aloud office, 2nd floor conference room (13831 San Pablo Ave, Bldg 5)

    * Park in the main parking lot and walk past the courtyard, almost to Church Ln, to building 5, call using the lobby phone to gain entrance.

  • Next Make-up Orientations

    Tuesday Oct 18th, 10 – 11:30 am

    Read-Aloud office, 2nd floor conference room (13831 San Pablo Ave, Bldg 5)

    * Park in the main parking lot and walk past the courtyard, almost to Church Ln, to building 5, call using the lobby phone to gain entrance.

    Wednesday Oct 26th, 10:30 – noon

    Building 2 Council Conference Room 13831 San Pablo Ave, Bldg 2

    * Building closet to both Las Montanas and San Pablo Ave.

  • Make-Up Orientations

    Friday Oct 7th, 11 am – 12:30 pm

    Read-Aloud office, 2nd floor conference room (13831 San Pablo Ave, Bldg 5)

    * Entrance is on Church Ln, second driveway on right as you travel toward Senior Center from San Pablo Ave.

    Tuesday Oct 11th, 2 – 3:30 pm

    Read-Aloud office, 2nd floor conference room (13831 San Pablo Ave, Bldg 5)

    * Park in the main parking lot and walk past the courtyard, almost to Church Ln, to building 5, call using the lobby phone to gain entrance.

  • Orientation Reminder

    The Read-Aloud Orientation:

    Wednesday, September 21st, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Berkeley,1 Lawson Rd, Kensington 94707

    Please attend if you are a reader, as this is when we discuss changes in District requirements, the new Volunteer Reader Handbook and general housekeeping.