Dear Raising A Reader Network,   

Happy Summer Solstice! We anticipate that the upcoming school year will look at bit different, and that might include some adjustments to your Raising A Reader program. At this week’s Town Hall meeting we will discuss: 

  1. Options for Red Book Bag rotation that reduce the risk of coronavirus transmission
  2. Reduced priced book collections designed to replace materials that were not returned

Please join us Friday, June 26, at 11am PST/2pm ESTRegister here.

If you missed last Friday’s Town Hall on “Administrator to Implementer Buy-In" you can check out the video and slide deck here. 

Last day to order your Super Summer Book Bags is July 6! Filled with 6 weeks of fun literacy activities to keep families engaged and kids ready to start school in the fall. Limited quantities available.

Enjoy these long summer days!

Kindest regards,

The Raising A Reader team  

Weekly Super Summer Town Hall Meetings

This is a forum for RAR and Affiliates to share resources, ask questions and network. Meetings take place on Fridays at 11 AM PDT/2 PM EDT.

Register here for RAR Town Hall Meetings

COVID-19 Affiliate Toolkit

This toolkit features a collection of information and resources requested by the network. The toolkit is updated regularly so check back often.

Disinfecting Materials Flyer
Inventory Spreadsheet
Resource Library
RAR’s Youtube Page

Professional Development & E-Learning
Raising A Reader is collecting professional development opportunities from Affiliates and partner organizations. This week’s webinar opportunities are:

Campaign for Grade-level Reading (CGLR)

Times: 12:00 PM PT | 3:00 PM ET  

Register here for the following courses:

June 23
The Role of Broadcast Media in Mitigating the Digital Divide

June 30
Bridging the Early Years & Early Grades to Reduce Learning Loss

July 7
When Schools Close: Harnessing the Power of Summer Learning for Early School Success


National Association for Family, School, and Community Engagement (NAFSCE)
An Effective Practices Summer Webinar Series: Trauma-Informed Family and Community Engagement.

Times: 12:00 PM PT | 3:00 PM ET

Register here for the following webinars:

June 24
Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) 101

July 1
Research Into Practice with South Dakota Statewide Family Engagement Center and Ready4K.

July 22
Trauma-informed Practices in MD and PA with the Collaborative Action for Family Engagement Center and Dr. Seth Shaffer.

Registrants are encouraged to watch this 15-minute TED Talk and read this short summary of the ACEs study prior to the first webinar for background on the science behind trauma.

Register here for any or all of the webinars in the series.