We are so fortunate to be the host city for the annual VSRA conference March 8-10th, 2018 at the Richmond Convention Center. Registration is NOW OPEN, with early bird deals ending January 8th. Be sure to check out the VSRA site for more information about registration.
There are so many amazing speakers lined up for the event that you will not want to miss! Check out the featured speakers here!
Thank you to everyone who came out to our annual fall conference last week at Greenwood ES. It was great to see so many new and familiar faces! Tracy Robertson shared some great information about the upcoming changes to the Standards of Learning. Click the following link to access her PowerPoint: RARC_2017
Don’t forget, the deadline for the Teachers as Readers grant is next Tuesday, 10/31. Click the following link for more information: RARCTeachersasReaders2017. You can apply online as well! It’s a great way opportunity to create your own collaborative learning experience with colleagues!
Apply here: http://bit.ly/RARCreaders2017
Summer is winding down—hopefully you had a chance to recharge your batteries for the 2017-2018 school year!
We are pleased to announce that membership is open for 2017-2018 school year!
Your membership in RARC gives you free admission to our local RARC conferences and a discounted registration fee for the annual VSRA conference(held in Richmond this year!)
Our RARC board has already been hard at work planning for this year and we have some exciting new ideas for the year. We look forward to collaborating with YOU as we engage students, parents, teachers, and the community to promote a life-long love for literacy!
To become a member of RARC/VSRA for the 2017-2018 year:
- Go to www.vsra.org
- Click on the link on the VSRA homepage.
- Complete the membership form.
- Don’t forget to click on the SUBMIT button (scroll down to bottom of page).
Things to know:
- Select Richmond Area as your council – your membership is for both VSRAand RARC!
- Members can pay via PayPal or by check. On-line payment is encouraged. If using a check, follow the directions on the screen. Membership is not complete until payment (online or check) is received.
- Members are asked to use personal emails, to prevent VSRA emails from being blocked or going to spam.
Don’t delay – cross RARC Membership off your “to-do” list before going back to school!
We look forward to this year and wish you all the best.
See you in October at our fall conference!
We were so excited to see so many of you at our spring conference on Tuesday! Cathy’s presentation was engaging, and offered 7 great tips for teaching vocabulary. Below you will find the link for her presentations. We hope you can try out one of her ideas before June! RARC Vocablary Distributed Copy (c)cathycollier2017
The school year is winding down…. time for our annual RARC celebration!
Join us at Brio Tuscan Grille (Stony Point Fashion Park) on 5/11 to meet other folks who love to teach reading, enjoy some tasty snacks, and see what else RARC can offer.
We will also honor our Reading Teacher of the Year nominees and celebrate this year’s winner along with other recipients of RARC grants and awards.
Full details are located in the attached flier.
Link to RSVP: http://bit.ly/CelebrateRARC
We hope to see you there!