OCTOBER 21, 2017

Saturday, 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Venue: JQ San Miguel Elementary School, Toto

September 2017 Snapshots

Guam IRA Donates Children's Books to Organizations -

On December 3, 2016, the Guam Council of the International Reading Association donated books to three organizations during its Annual Community Book Fair held at the Agana Shopping Center. The organizations that received the book donation include the Big Brothers, Big Sisters; Island Girl Power; and Pacific Islands Bilingual Bicultural Association.

Guam IRA Donation to organizations on Dec. 3, 2016: Pictured L-R: Mariana Guzman, PIBBA member; Juanita Blaz, Island Girl Power Director; Toni Calvo, PIBBA member; Theresa "Ewy" Taitano, PIBBA Guam President; Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera, Guam IRA President; Lois T. Gumataotao, PIBBA Secretary; Julia N. Rivera, Big Brothers, Big Sisters volunteer; and Benit Lizama, PIBBA member.

IRA Co-Sponsors Annual Regional Language Arts Conference

The 29th Annual Regional Language Arts Conference held on November 18 and 19, 2016 at the Hyatt Regency Guam was a success! Its theme was “Reading Writing Together: Collaborate to Callibrate.” The keynote speaker was Dr. Kevin Colleary who focused on "Reading Content, Reading Opinion, Reading Narrative: Reading ALL Sorts of Writing Together!" The plenary speaker was Dr. Margaruite Smith who focused on "Common Core Standards." The LAC was co-sponsored by the Guam Council of the International Reading Association. Enjoy the following snapshots taken during the conference!


October Newsletter

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

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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.

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