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Read Across
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Bring the magic of Harry Potter, the determination of the Very Hungry Caterpillar, and the party of Where the Wild Things Are into schools in our community. Throughout the week, classes will be hosting activities that promote literacy, and we need you as a volunteer. Come celebrate the love for reading at Read Across America Day 2020!

Click the Sign-up Here! button in each project to learn more and to register for each individual event. To claim a project for your volunteer group, reach out to our Volunteer Events Coordinator, Isaac Pritt, isaac.pritt@uw.org.

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RAAD Bag Stuffing for Millcreek Elementary

Date & Time: Thursday, February 27; 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Volunteer Spots: 10 - 12
Description: Fill literacy focused gift bags for students.

Project Filled

Read Across America Night @ Lincoln Elementary

Date & Time: Monday, March 2; 4:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Volunteer Spots: 15 - 20
Description: During our Literacy Night we’ll have reading activities, craft activities, and literacy games.

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Read Across America Week @ West Kearns Elementary

Date & Time: Monday, March 2; 8:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
Volunteer Spots: 15
Description: Distribute books and provide activities that promote literacy, math skills, and creativity.

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Midvale Elementary Reads

Date & Time: Monday, March 2; 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Volunteer Spots: 27 - 36
Description: Volunteers will read to or listen to students read, and do a corresponding activity in classrooms.

Project Filled

Read Across America Day @ Sandy Elementary

Date & Time: Monday, March 2; 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Volunteer Spots: 13 - 26
Description: Volunteers and teachers will read their favorite children's book to the class.

Project Filled

Read Across America Day @ James E. Moss

Date & Time: Monday, March 2; 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Volunteer Spots: 10
Description: Volunteers will go from class to class handing out books and reading to classes.

Project Filled

Read Across America Day @ Millcreek Elementary

Date & Time: Monday, March 2; 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Volunteer Spots: 8 - 12
Description: Read to students and send them home with a grade appropriate book to keep.
Project Filled

Read Across America Day @ South Kearns Elementary

Date & Time: Monday, March 2; 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Volunteer Spots: 15 - 35
Description: Guide students as they learn about authors from the 50 states.
Project Filled

Read Across America Night @ David Gourley Elementary

Date & Time: Monday, March 2; 5:15 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.
Volunteer Spots: 10 - 30
Description: Lead students and parents through literacy themed games and activities.

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Read Across America Day @ Copperview Elementary

Date & Time: Monday, March 3; 5:15 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Volunteer Spots: 15 - 25
Description: Support Copperview teachers by running literacy activities and serve dinner to parents and students.

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Read with English Language Learners @ Midvale Middle

Date & Time: Wednesday, March 4; 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Volunteer Spots: 6 - 12
Description: Assist English language learners with literacy skills.

Project Filled

Read Across America Day @ Woodrow Wilson Elementary

Date & Time: Friday, March 6; 8:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Volunteer Spots: 10 - 20
Description: Volunteers will move between classrooms to read a fun book and then lead a related activity with students.

Project Filled

Read What the Author Wrote @ East Midvale Elementary

Date & Time: Friday, March 6; 8:45 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
Volunteer Spots: 28 - 50
Description: An author will read and discuss a children's book that offers diverse characters and subjects.

Project Filled

Read Across America Week @ West Kearns Elementary

Date & Time: Friday, March 6; 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Volunteer Spots: 10 - 100
Description: Distribute books and provide activities that promote literacy, math skills, and creativity.

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Questions? Contact Isaac Pritt at 801.736.7715 or isaac.pritt@uw.org

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