Read-A-Thon Week Activities at the Schools

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Read-A-Thon Kick-Off Snapshots

IRA Community Book Fair 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.

IRA Guam 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.


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Application Deadlines: April & October meetings, 11:00 a.m.

IRA Grant Application for SY2019-2020

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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Guam IRA Donation to Sponsor PBS Kids GO! Writers Contest

Guam IRA presents a check of $1,000 to PBS for the sponsorship of the PBS Kids GO! Writers Contest.  Presenting the check was author Floyd Cooper.  Pictured L-R:  Jonathan Pilarca, Cooper, Leigh Pereda and Cyndy Pruski.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Cooper Wows IRA Members with Demonstration and Receives Gift of Appreciation

Author Drawing: Floyd Cooper illustrating art work for the IRA members.

Author Receives Gift: Guam IRA presents a gift of appreciation to the author after his presentation.

More October IRA Meeting Snapshots!

Donation: Guam IRA donates $500 to PIALA Conference

Reading Winner: Jonathan Pilarca, Lou Farfan (Agueda), Rose Marie Cruz Castro (Principal of Agueda Middle) and Rachael Douglas (Upi Elem.) receiving prizes for most hours read during Read-A-Thon 2012.
Angelica Blas: Angelica Blas of FBLG wins 1st place for the decorating bag contest. She won $25 worth of movie passes.

Board Member: Rosemary Ferguson wins the grand prize for the October meeting. Pictured L-R:  Jonathan Pilarca, Ferguson, and Debbie Duenas.

Read Aloud with Susan Mance

Susan Mance: Beach Tail Read Aloud by Susan Mance during our general meeting.

Author Floyd Cooper on K57 Talk Show

Author Floyd Cooper talks with Travis Coffman at K57. Present were Cyndy Pruski, Floyd, and Jonathan Pilarca.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Visit Author Floyd Cooper Shares Ideas During Dinner with IRA Board Members

Author Floyd Cooper enjoying dinner with some IRA board members at Jeff's Pirates Cove in Ipan, Guam.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Floyd Cooper School Visit Schedule



Visiting illustrator &  author, Floyd Cooper, signing autographs

Display of Floyd Cooper's cover art

Floyd Cooper signing books

Guam Council IRA presentation of gifts to Floyd Cooper

Service Learning students help out at the IRA meeting

IRA check presentation to the Language Arts Conference (LAC) committee.  Pictured L-R:  Jonathan Pilarca, IRA President; Geraldine Biliran, IRA Treasurer; Dr. James Sellmann, UOG College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Dean; Dr. Frankie Santos Laanan, UOG School of Education Dean; and Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera, LAC Co-Chair.

Group gathering at Jeff's Pirates Cove

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Author Floyd Cooper Arrives Safely

Guam IRA executive members met our visiting author/artist, Floyd Cooper, at the airport.  Pictured L-R:  Debbie Duenas, Cynthia Pruski, Floyd  Jonathan Pilarca, and Erlinda Arriola.

Santa Fe Guam sponsored the hotel accommodation for IRA’s visiting  author.  Debbie Duenas; Floyd Cooper, visiting author;  Jonathan Pilarca; and Cynthia Pruski presented a Certificate of Appreciation to the Management of Santa Fe.

Author Visit Coordinator, Cynthia Pruski (middle) reviews all the logistics with the visiting author, Floyd Cooper.