MAY 11, 2019

8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

VENUE: Guam Reef & Olive Spa Resort, Tumon

May Newsletter

ILA 2018 Presentation

Marilyn Pryle - 20 Writing Activities for Adolescents
ILA 2018

Presented by
April Cordova and Dylan Orot

May Meeting Snapshots

IRA Community Book Fair Snapshots


Read-A-Thon Kick-Off Snapshots


Guam IRA Donates Children's Books to Organizations -

On November 18, 2017, the Guam Council of the International Reading Association donated books to three organizations during its 17th Annual Community Book Fair held at the Agana Shopping Center. The organizations that received the book donation include the Micronesian Resource Center; Philippine School; and Pacific Islands Bilingual Bicultural Association.

Guam IRA Donation to organizations on November 18, 2017: Pictured L-R: Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera, Guam IRA Webmaster and Immediate Past President; Rufina Mendiola, Pacific Islands Bilingual Bicultural Association (PIBBA) member; Aileen Namelo, Micronesia Resource Center Project Manager; Rose Cruz Castro, Guam IRA President; Liwanag Dominguez, Philippine school representative; and Geri Charfauros, Guam IRA Treasurer.

Inaugural IRA Anthology


Getting an IRA grant is the perfect opportunity for you to enhance your students' reading experience. For more information, see Vivian Wolff at the Grants table.


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!

Fall Application Deadline: April 6, 2019, 11:00 a.m.

IRA Grant Application for SY2018-2019

December 1 - BOOK FAIR, ASC
January 19 - SPEND IT ALL
February 23
March 9
April 20
May 11

Monday, April 6, 2009

IRA Read-A-Thon 2009 A Success!

By: Grace Griffin

First of all, I’d like to thank all of you who made this year’s Read-A-Thon successful. We indeed fed the need to read! Here below is a breakdown of how much money we were able to raise this year. Given the uncertain economic times and all other competing fundraisers, we have done well.

As for the winners, I am proud to officially announce who they are. Our Top Teacher Island-wide (Elementary Division) is Frank Pangelinan from Saint Francis Catholic School with a per capita of $15.26; (Secondary Division) goes to Nekola Fitzgerald from Notre Dame with a per capita of $11.02; our Overall goes to Rosemarie Quitugua of Agana Heights who brought in $5,563.52 in on-time money, and our Top Day Care Island-wide goes to Chona Domingo from Montessori with a per capita of $61.25.

Honorable mention goes to Anita Quitugua from B.P. Carbullido with the highest per capita of $11.25 (including late money) and the highest reading hours recorded this year (1,245). Carmen Bermudes from Oceanview has the highest per capita for the public middle schools with $ 4.88. Christine Borja, a first-year representative from JFK, has the highest per capita for public high school with $3.99. Finally, Annie Perez from San Vicente, garnered the highest per capita (on-time and overall) reaching an astounding $30.57!

The following members will head to Minneapolis for this year’s 54th IRA Annual Convention. They are: Frank Pangelinan from Saint Francis Catholic School (Top Representative –Elementary PER CAPITA); Nekola Fitzgerald from Notre Dame (Top Representative-Secondary PER CAPITA); Rosemarie Quitugua from Agana Heights Elementary (Top Representative Overall); and Margaret Asuncion from Price Elementary School (Random Drawing Winner).

Don’t forget these important dates: April 18th, Saturday, from 9:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. TEACHERS & Representatives come and SPEND IT ALL! SPEND IT NOW! at the GWHS Cafeteria and April 25th, Saturday, our representatives’ luncheon at the World Café from 11:30 A.M. to 2:00 P.M. Confirmation by April 20th is required. I can be reached at 686-8666.



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