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September 2016 Newsletter

Read up on all the latest happening with SAYL!
 Upcoming events, Reading Buddy updates, & more!
Your Monthly News & Updates – September 2016
A Note from Our Executive Director
We are in the final stretch of planning for our annual fall luncheon being held on October 7 at the Pearl Stable. Believe me, I have attended my share of fundraising galas. It is a staple of the social scene of San Antonio. But, what a great tradition, gathering with friends and colleagues over a meal and a program to raise money for a worthwhile cause. San Antonio has got to be at the top of the list of the most giving cities in the nation. Read more here…
Upcoming Events
Status of 3rd Grade Literacy in San Antonio
Friday, October 7, 11:30 a.m.
Pearl Stable, 307 Pearl Parkway
Only 5 tables left! Join us for our fall luncheon featuring a panel discussion with Brian Gottardy, Ed.D., Pedro Martinez, MBA, Brian T. Woods, Ed.D., along with moderator Robert Rivard. Click here for more information and to register.
Kendra Scott Gives Back
Tuesday, October 11, 5:00-7:00 p.m.
Quarry Village, 310 E. Basse Rd., #101
Join us for a fun shopping event with 20% of sales benefiting SAYL. Enjoy bubbles and bites while you shop! Those who bring a new or gently used children’s book to donate will also receive 15% off their purchase.

Cocktails for a Cause

Thursday, November 17, 5-8 p.m.
Blue Box Bar at the Pearl, 312 Pearl Parkway
Join us for this fun event at Blue Box Bar at the Pearl! A percentage of all drink sales between 5-8 p.m. will go towards the SAYL Reading Buddy Program. Hourly raffle prizes include gift cards, wine, and more! Stop by after work and bring a friend!
Reading Buddy Insider
Training Updates
Returning Reading Buddies, has it been awhile since you first attended a training? Not to worry, check out the latest program information here!

Refresher Training Series 2016-2017

Part One – Learning to Read
October 25 5:30 p.m. OR October 27 10:00 a.m.
In Part One of our two-part refresher training series the focus will be on strategies to help students learn the skills required to read accurately and fluently. The workshop will be presented by our new Program Manager, Kelly Daus, a former 2nd grade teacher with a degree in Elementary Education from Duke University.
Book Buddy Update
It has been kind of a slow summer, time to reflect on last year’s book drives and think about how to do an even bigger, better job in this coming year.
In May almost all the books collected in the last year were selected and taken home by kids in Title 1 elementary schools. This year we managed to give away a total of over 13,000 books – dozens of boxes collected, sorted, and packed up by energetic Book Buddies volunteers. Some of you got to go to the book celebrations and view the excitement first-hand – such a fun, rewarding experience!
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