We are so excited to honor our Reading Teacher of the Year nominees at a virtual reception on Wednesday, June 1st at 5:30 PM. Please see the invitation below for more information and the link.
We look forward to seeing you there!
The Richmond Area virtual spring conference will take place on Wednesday, April 27th, from 5:00-6:30 PM. Our featured speaker is Rebekah O’Dell, and we’ll also have a celebration of writing! See the flyer below for more details. Registration is FREE for all VSLA members. If you haven’t registered yet, remember that your membership is good for one calendar year. That means if you join now, you’ll be able to get the discounted rate for the spring VSLA conference next year! We look forward to seeing you on April 27th!
Register at tinyurl.com/Spring22RAC.
Parents as Readers Grant
Applications for the Richmond Area Chapter Parents as Readers Grant are now being accepted. Two grants will be awarded this year! The Parents as Readers Grant will be awarded to one elementary school and one secondary school (MS or HS).
Do you have a creative idea to involve parents in learning more about literacy? Have you ever wanted to host a book club with students and parents? These are just a couple of examples of how the Parents as Reader Grant could benefit the parents and students at your school. Creative proposals are now being accepted!
Please contact Doris Favale at email@example.com should you have any questions.
Apply here: Application Link
Deadline to apply: April 1st, 2022
WANTED: Applications for Richmond Area Chapter’s Teachers as Readers Grant
Are there children’s books or a professional book that you want to read, but don’t want to have to buy? RAC has the solution for you – apply for our Teachers as Readers grant!
A few years ago, one of the awards went to a teacher who applied to read and discuss award winning children’s books with a group of teachers at her school. Other teachers have proposed reading outstanding professional texts and have received a grant.
The Richmond Area Chapter is pleased to offer 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. Applications must be submitted digitally.
Apply here: Applications for the 2021-2022 school year are now closed.
Deadline to apply:
The Richmond Area Chapter of the Virginia State Literacy Association is pleased to share its April 2021 Newsletter. Download it using the link below.
You can access it on the website under Newsletters at https://richmondreads.com/about/newsletters/ or download it using the link below.
Also, please note the calendar of events on the right side and register for our virtual spring event on Tuesday, April 20th from 5:00-6:30 PM featuring guest speaker Bavu Blakes! We hope you can join us for this exciting event!
Each year, RAC works with one school to facilitate a Parents and Readers Workshop which includes complimentary books! Parents and children attend the workshop together and will leave with books to take home. This workshop is designed to help schools support families in creating a culture of literacy at home. The application requirements, deadline, and link (to the application) are as follows:
APPLICATION DEADLINE – April 26, 2021
RAC Parents and Readers Coordinator – Doris Favale, firstname.lastname@example.org
To apply for the grant, please click on this link.
Registration is now open for the VSLA – Richmond Area Chapter 2021 Spring Conference!
Keynote speaker: Bavu Blakes
Bavu Blakes will present Lessons from the Mirror: Literacy and Identity.
Tuesday, April 20, 2021
5:00-6:30 PM on Zoom
FREE for Richmond Area members
Click here to join
Click this link to register: http://tinyurl.com/racconf
Teachers as Readers Grant
Is there a professional book or children’s literature that you want to read, but don’t want to have to buy? The Richmond Area Chapter has the solution for you – apply for our Teachers as Readers grant! The Richmond Area Chapter is pleased to offer 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. Applications must be submitted digitally.
Questions? Please contact Caroline Head at email@example.com.
Apply here: https://forms.gle/ReyHbYr5h48tSKDdA
Deadline to apply: March 31, 2021