May Newsletter

May Meeting Celebration Snapshots

Congratulations Guam IRA on your 50th Anniversary, 2018 Read-A-Thon Winners, and Newly-Elected Officers! We applaud your mission of promoting literacy throughout Guam and in Micronesia. Enjoy the following snapshots!

Read-A-Thon 2018 Kick-Off Snapshots

Language Arts Conference - Dec. 1 & 2

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 Martha Sudo 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!

IRA Grant Schedule for SY2017-2018

IRA Grant Application for SY2017-2018

September 2018

Friday, February 12, 2010

Go Green, Go Write! Contest

Go Green, Go Write! by entering the Guam Council International Reading Association’s Fourth Annual Writing Contest. This year’s topic is “How do you go green and read?” Prizes will be given to winners, who will be announced in the Guam Council IRA’s April newsletter, in each of the following categories: (K-1st) (2nd- 3rd) (4th -5th) (6th -8th) and (9th -12th). The contest guidelines can be obtained from your school principal or on the Guam Council IRA’s website ( You may contact Grace Griffin at G.W.H.S. (734-2911) or by email ( The contest deadline is Friday, February 26, 2010. All entries must be submitted to Grace Griffin at GWHS by 3:00 P.M. on that day. Essays may be faxed at 969-4075.

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