Thursday, December 8, 2016

Highlights from our December Program!



In December, our speaker at Villa 500 was Children's Choice Book Awards 2014 Illustrator of the Year and Disney illustrator for Sofia the First, Finding Dory, and Moana, Grace Lee, who spoke to our students about her work, answered questions, and led the children in their own drawings of Hei Hei, the character from Moana!  The children asked more than 20 questions and nearly 3/4 of the children presented their drawings for the class to see.  At Jackson Elementary, the American Red Cross presented the Pillowcase Project, a program that increases awareness and understanding of natural hazards and teaches safety, emotional coping skills, and personal preparedness.  Special thanks to all of our volunteers, both leaders and readers!  The kids had a great time!  Our next program will be January 14th.  Please click the 'Get Involved' tab if you would like to volunteer.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Highlights from our November Program!



In November, our speaker at both Villa 500 and Jackson Elementary was Debbie McIntosh, who spoke to our students in costume as famed children's author, Beatrix Potter, about her books, including The Tale of Peter Rabbit.  The kids saw authentic exhibits from the author's life and asked many questions of our famous author.  Our volunteers also led the kids in a rousing game of Four Corners.  Special thanks to all of our volunteers, both leaders and readers!  The kids had a great time!  Our next program will be December 3rd.  Please click the 'Get Involved' tab if you would like to volunteer.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Highlights from our October Program!

 



In October, our speakers at Jackson Elementary included CalTech student leader, Anthony Chen, and several undergraduate student volunteers from CalTech!  The students built skyscrapers out of newspaper with prizes for tallest skyscraper and most creative skyscraper.  The kids also each chose a book to take home for more reading.  The wonderful people from the Tom Sawyer Camp also led the kids in games!  Special thanks to all of our volunteers, both leaders and readers!  The kids had a great time!  Our next program will be November 5th.  Please click the 'Get Involved' tab if you would like to volunteer.

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Highlights from our September Program!




In September, our speakers included Emily-Manor-Chapman, from the Juno (Jupiter) Mission at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)!  Our other speaker, Kelly, led kids through word games.  Special thanks to Emily and Kelly for volunteering!  The kids had so much fun!  Our next program will be October 1st, please click the 'Get Involved' tab if you would like to volunteer.

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Highlights from our August program!


In August, our speaker was Jim Fox, former Los Angeles Kings player and current Kings broadcaster!  Special thanks to Jim for sharing with our KRS students his work and how important reading is to his work as a broadcaster.  Jim answered so many questions from the students!  Extra thanks for the Kings swag and autographed photos for each child.  Our next program will be September 10th, please click the 'Get Involved' tab if you would like to volunteer.