MARK YOUR CALENDAR!

UPCOMING MEETING ~ LAC:

November 15 and 16, 2019

Friday, 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.


32nd ANNUAL REGIONAL LANGUAGE ARTS CONFERENCE (LAC)*

Venue: Pacific Star Hotel (both days)

*Please note that there is a conference fee to attend the LAC. IRA members pay a discounted fee. Be sure to mention that you are an IRA member in order to receive the discounted rate.

**You can also earn 1 graduate credit for recertification purposes. You must be registered for the LAC before you can register for the PD894 LAC course. For course inquiries, e-mail Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera at mnrivera@triton.uog.edu or mnrivera1@yahoo.com.

FOR MORE INFORMATION,

November Newsletter




October Meeting Snapshots

IRA Community Book Fair Snapshots

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Read-A-Thon Kick-Off Snapshots


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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.
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IRA Guam Anthology




HANDOUTS FROM IRA MEETINGS/CONFERENCES

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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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!


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

IRA Grant Application for SY2019-2020



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February 8 - RAT Kick-Off
March 21
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Saturday, January 23, 2016

UPCOMING GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING: Feb. 6

February 6, 2016
READ-A-THON 2016 KICK OFF
Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Venue: George Washington High School

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  9. 14 Days Manaslu Circuit Trek high light trekking route in Manaslu Trekking Packages, and magical beaten track of hidden Valley Manaslu Larke La Pass 5150m. After Annapurna Circuit Trekking Most of Trekkers are thinking about the round Manaslu Trekking. The Manaslu Circuit Trek is restricted area of Special Trekking Path in Nepal and day by day Trekkers Demand increased and also develops lodge accommodation and foods. There is some option if some of trekkers has more holidays and want to see nicer Himalayan tropical villages Monastery and Trans Himalayan people they can select Manslu Tsum Valley Trek. That can make both destination combined Tsum Valley and Manaslu Base Cam with Lark La Pass. The Manaslu Trekking is little more expensive than others Trekking Routes, Because those trekkers who are interest to go Round Manslu Larke la pass or Manaslu Tsum Valley they have to buy four type of Trekking Permits as Manaslu conservation area of Project (MCAP), Manaslu Restricted Permit, Tsum Valley Restricted Permit and Annapurna Conservation Area of Project (ACAP).
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