Snow Day Opportunities!

Happy Snow Day!!  I want to remind you of two wonderful opportunities available through your RARC membership:  the Teachers as Readers grant and the Parents and Reading workshop.   We would love to see the number of applications rise this year.  Remember, you can’t win the grant or the workshop if you don’t apply! What better time to complete the application than a snow day?

Teachers as Readers Grant

Want to get together with some colleagues to read a new professional book or new children’s literature?   Then the RARC Teachers as Readers grant is for YOU!

The Richmond Area Reading Council offers two grants for groups of teachers to purchase, read, and discuss children’s literature or professional books that further literacy instruction. One $250 grant will be awarded to a group from an elementary school, and one $250 grant will be awarded to a middle or high school group. A total of $500 we be awarded each year. 

The deadline for apply is January 13, 2017.

Apply here:  http://bit.ly/RARCREADERS

Parents and Reading 

This opportunity brings a parent workshop and FREE books to your school!  

Each year, the RARC works with one school to facilitate a Parents and Reading Workshop that includes free books! Parents and children attend this spring workshop together and will leave with books to take home. This workshop is designed to help schools with a financial need provide books to families.

Apply here: http://bit.ly/RARCparents

Save the date:   

Spring conference on Tuesday, April 18 with Cathy Collier

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