Sunday, April 6, 2014

Thanks, Alyna Kanae, for 500+ books!

Alyna Kanae of Sheldon High School collected over 500 children's books for her senior project. Thanks so much for your work and dedication, Alyna! It is great to work with highly motivated high school students who want to make a contribution to our community!

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Thank You, Davis Waldorf School, for Donating 1,843 Books!

Mrs. Ute Luebeck's Fourth Grade Class from the Davis Waldorf School sponsored a schoolwide book drive for its "Warm the Heart" project and collected an astounding 1,843 books to donate to the "Love, Talk, Read" children's book drive.  The books will be donated to hundreds of local families served by various agencies in Yolo County.
Mrs. Ute Luebeck and the fantastic fourth graders of Davis Waldorf School
collected an amazing 1,843 books.  The second grade class collected the most books.
Yogurtland generously donated a yogurt party for both classes.
Thank you, Yogurtland, for supporting our kids in their community service!
The students in the fourth graders' buddy class... the second grade class... won the book drive contest and received the prize of a yogurt party that was generously donated by Yogurtland in Davis.  In fact, Yogurtland was so impressed by the outstanding community service project that they invited both classes to the yogurt party.
The "Love, Talk, Read" book drive is so grateful to the families and staff from the Davis Waldorf School, Yogurtland, and the mighty fourth grade class for their hard work and incredible effort.  We would like to send a special thank you to Tracy Keenan, M.S.W., the School Inclusion Coordinator, who dedicated many hours and a lot of muscle to coordinate the book drive.  Way to Go, Davis Waldorf School!!!

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Gina Fuentes collected over 500 books!

I sure appreciate Gina Fuentes, a senior in the Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology, who gathered over 500 children's books! The books are greatly appreciated--thanks for your contribution, Gina!

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Thank you, Deb Harms, for bringing books to Samoa.

I am so happy that Deb Harms brought more books to children and their families in Samoa. It is truly uplifting to see children be able to keep books and boost their literacy skills. Keep up the great work, Deb.!

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Sacramento City Unified School District Prizes Kids and Books

Linda Kawahara-Matsuo from Sacramento City Unified School District prioritizes literacy and giving kids an early start in reading! She is with Dr. Robert Pieretti and Nora Shimoda of Sacramento State's Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology, who gave out several hundred books yesterday. I love seeing this wonderful work being done! Terrific job, everyone!

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Sac and Co Channel 10 ABC News--promoting the book drive

What a privilege to be on ABC channel 10's Sac and Co show with Raphael Siegel! I am so grateful for the chance to promote the book drive--here's hoping we get donations pouring in!

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Davis Waldorf School's 4th Grade Class "Warms the Heart" by Collecting Books

Nora Shimoda, Associate Director of the "Love-Talk-Read" Children's Book Drive
explains to Mrs. Luebeck's 4th grade class the importance of giving books to
children in under resourced children in Yolo County.
We are so thrilled that Mrs. Luebeck's 4th grade class at Davis Waldorf School is collecting books for the "Love-Talk-Read" Children's Book Drive to benefit under resourced children in Yolo County.  February is the school's "Warm the Heart" month where various classes take on a project to support the community and we are so fortunate and appreciative that the 4th grade class selected to help our book drive.  The students have placed book donation boxes in many classrooms to involve the students in other grades.
Nora Shimoda, Associate Director of LTR Book Drive and Tracy Keenan, M.S.W.,
Davis Waldorf School Inclusion Coordinator, is leading the book drive and she is
also the parent of a student in the 4th grade class.
We would like to thank Mrs. Luebeck, the students in her 4th grade class, and Tracy Keenan, M.S.W., Davis Waldorf School's Social Inclusion Coordinator, for spearheading the book drive.  The classroom (excluding the 4th grade class) that collects the most books will win a frozen yogurt party.   All of the books collected from Davis Waldorf School will be given to agencies serving families in their own community of Yolo County.  We are so excited and we will post an update at the end of the book drive.  Thank you so much, Davis Waldorf School!