MARK YOUR CALENDAR!


THIS MONTH'S MEETING:
COMMUNITY BOOK FAIR
Saturday, December 13, 2014 - 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Venue: Agana Shopping Center



December 2014 Newsletter

December 2014 Newsletter
Click on the newsletter above to view this month's issue.

Highlights from the November General Membership Meeting/LAC

Pictured L-R:  Martha Sudo, Grants Chairperson; Angelica Blas, grant recipient; Mary Livingston, Guam Council IRA President; and Lethia Calvo, grant recipient.

Getting an IRA grant is the perfect opportunity for you to enhance your students' reading experience. For more information, see Martha Sudo and Evelyn Topasna at the Grants table.

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Click on the following links to access important grant information and the IRA grant application, which are now Word-ready! Just download them, and you are ready to type!


IRA Grant Schedule for SY2014-2015

IRA Grant Application for SY2014-2015

HANDOUTS FROM IRA MEETINGS/CONFERENCES



December 13, 2014 - Community Book Fair
January 10, 2015
February 14, 2015
March 14, 2015
April 11, 2015
May 23, 2015

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Sunday, November 23, 2014

IRA Awards Fall Grant Recipients

Pictured L-R:  Martha Sudo, Grants Chairperson; Angelica Blas, grant recipient; Mary Livingston, Guam Council IRA President; and Lethia Calvo, grant recipient.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

NEXT MONTH'S MEETING: Dec. 13 - Community Book Fair

COMMUNITY BOOK FAIR
Saturday, December 13, 2014 - 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.


Venue: Agana Shopping Center



Thursday, October 16, 2014

Breaking News - Opportunity for UOG IRA course extended

There is still one more opportunity to sign up for the UOG IRA course.  Visit the IRA/SOE Alumni Association table at the Language Arts Conference to take advantage of this.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

REMINDER: NEXT MONTH'S GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING - November 14 & 15, 2014

27th Annual Regional Language Arts Conference*
Literacy, Assessment and Core Curriculum Standards
Friday, November 14, 2014 - 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Saturday, November 15, 2014 - 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Venue: Hyatt Regency Guam


*There is a separate conference fee of $45 to attend this event. Mention that you are an IRA member, so that you can get the discounted rate. Your name will be verified with the IRA membership listing.



Visit the LAC website at http://www.uog.edu/CLASS-LAC for more information or call Kathleen Duenas at 735-2725, email: kduenas@uguam.uog.edu. The LAC will also offer 2 graduate credits for teachers seeking recertification. Call 735-2601 or e-mail the instructor, Lois Taitano Gumataotao, at ltgumataotao@gmail.com.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Highlights from the October General Membership Meeting

DOE Superintendent Jon Fernandez makes a special presentation to the Guam IRA members.

Norma Tabayoyong, Pacific Sales Representative for McGraw-Hill Education and retired DOE principal, makes a special presentation regarding resourceful educational materials.

DOE Superintendent Jon Fernandez with Guam IRA President Mary Livingston


Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera, Guam IRA Webmaster smiles with DOE Superintendent Jon Fernandez before she makes her presentation titled, Navigating with Guam IRA's Go Green Movement.  Grace Griffin, Co-Webmaster contributed to the presentation.

DOE Superintendent Jon Fernandez and IRA President-Elect Evangeline Chaco are all smiles.  Fernandez is a supporter of the IRA Read-A-Thon.

Superintedent Jon Fernandez was presented with a special token of appreciation for his presentation.  Pictured L-R:  Evangeline Chaco, President-Elect; Fernandez; and Mary Livingston, President.

Norma Tabayoyong was presented with a special token of appreciation for her presentation.  Pictured L-R:  Verna Mendiola, Author Visit Chair; Tabayoyong; and Mary Livingston, President.
SOE Alumni Association officers are hard at work to assist with the UOG - IRA credit.  Pictured L-R:  Rose Cruz Castro, Treasurer; Martha Sudo, Secretary; Grace Griffin, President; Margaret Beem, Vice President; and Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera, Webmaster.  Not pictured is Lois Taitano Gumataotao, PIO; and Dr. Lourdes Klitzkie, Advisor.

Rose Cruz Castro wins a special door prize.  DOE Superintendent Jon Fernandez served as the the special guest announcer of the raffle drawing. 

Grand prize winner of the microwave oven is all smiles!  Pictured L-R:  Mary Livingston, President; Elizabeth Fejeran and daughter; and Jon Fernandez, DOE Superintendent.

Baby grand prize winner of the coffee maker is all smiles!  Pictured L-R:  Mary Livingston, President; Stephane Flores; and Jon Fernandez, DOE Superintendent.