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

Monday, March 25, 2013

Monday, March 11, 2013

Japan Panel Theater at Montessori School of Guam

Animals of Japan with Mr. Kouda

Students and children at Montessori with Director Chona Domingo, staff, and parents
3 Billy Goats with Yoshiko Fujita and Misuzo Sato
Mr. Kouda, Chona Domingo, Yoshiko Fujita, and Misuzu Sato

Guam Council IRA March 2013 Newsletter

Friday, March 8, 2013

Author Douglas Arvidson Arrives on Guam

Guam IRA welcomes visiting author, Douglas Arvidson, who will be
conducting writing workshops in several middle and high schools
March18-22, 2013. 
Pictured L-R:  Cyndy Pruski and Arvidson.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

JPT at Adacao Guessing Game

I can guess which fruit yu picked.  Is it on this card?  (with Mr. Kouda and Yoshiko Fujita)

Animals blow bubbles (Mr. Kouda)

The bubbles made a beautiful rainbow

Cooking Curry (Mr. Kouda)

Monday, March 4, 2013

Read-A-Thon 2013 Kick-Off Snapshots

All Hands on Deck!! R.A.T. Committee member Leizl Ochavillo prepares for the Kick Off meeting.

Judith Aida (kneeling) and Lelean Sigrah Gapith (standing) prepare Westin’s ballroom for Read-A-Thon Kick Off 2013  

The Jazz Team from Saint Paul under the direction of Mr. Jojo Bergantin

Saint Paul Elementary students prepared Kick Off 2013 banners.

Pete Duenas assists with Kick Off decorations.

Although Maria A. Ulloa Elementary School participated with RAT 2013, they didn't exactly have a week-long event, but had a RAT celebration with a Parade on Feb 14 called, "Cheer out and Read!" More photos of the celebration can be found on their school website

Guam Council of the International Reading Association Scholarship Now Available