MARK YOUR CALENDAR!


UPCOMING MEETING:

SEPTEMBER 2017

STAY TUNED!
HAVE A GREAT SUMMER, AND WE'LL SEE YOU NEXT COUNCIL YEAR!
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Saturday, 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Venue: JQ San Miguel Elementary School, Toto
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May 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!


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May Newsletter



Inaugural IRA Anthology


Getting an IRA grant is the perfect opportunity for you to enhance your students' reading experience. For more information, see Lois Taitano Gumataotao 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!


IRA Grant Schedule for SY2016-2017

IRA Grant Application for SY2016-2017




September 2017
STAY TUNED!

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Guam ILA Receives ILA Honor Council Award for 2016-2017 at the ILA Conference in Orlando, Florida


The Guam Council ILA has been instrumental in promoting literacy on Guam since 1968 and was recognized as an HONOR COUNCIL of the International Literacy Association for its achievements in programs, membership, promotion, and community service.  Pictured L-R:  Manda Tenorio, Guam ILA Recording Secretary; Annette Leon Guerrero, Guam ILA Board Member; Tiffany Sears, ILA Florida; Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera, 2016-2017 Guam ILA President; Rose Cruz Castro, 2017-2018 Guam ILA President; Martha Sudo, Guam ILA Board; Lori DiGisi, ILA Board; and Elvina Johnson, Guam ILA Board Member.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Annual Book Donation - June 23

On June 23, 2017, IRA board member Jane Rayphand delivered the annual book donation from the Guam Council International Reading Association to our local Prison.

Guam IRA annual book donation to the local prison's library on June 23, 2017. Pictured L-R: Guam IRA Board Member Jane Rayphand and Richard Dahill, Correction Officer 3. 


Sunday, May 7, 2017

UPCOMING MEETING: SEPTEMBER 2017

STAY TUNED!
HAVE A GREAT SUMMER, AND WE'LL SEE YOU NEXT COUNCIL YEAR!



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

Venue: JQ San Miguel Elementary School, Toto

Kudos to the Guam Council IRA 2016-2017 Board!

Members of the Guam Council of the International Reading Association 2016-2017 Board received a special "Celebrate Literacy" award in honor of the their exemplary service in the promotion of literacy on May 6, 2017 during the IRA general membership meeting at JQ San Miguel Elementary School.

Engaging Presentations!



Annette Raguindin, IRA Board Member, explains the Tree Map during her presentation titled, "Strategies to Enhance Reading and Writing" on May 6, 2017 during the IRA May general membership meeting at JQ San Miguel Elementary School.




Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera, Guam IRA President, also presented her workshop during the general membership meeting.  Thank you to all of those who participated in the workshops.  We hope that you found the information to be meaningful for your classroom instruction!

Congratulations Top Read-A-Thon 2017 Winners!









Grant awarded to Nelson!




Martina Nelson, a middle school teacher from VSA Benavente, was presented a $500 check for her grant proposal titled, "The Best Me I Can Be:  Using Memoirs to Develop Growth Mindset" from grant chairperson, Lois T. Gumataotao, on May 2, 2017.  Congratulations Martina, and best wishes on your project!

Congratulations New Executive Board Members!



Congratulations to our incoming 2017-2018 Executive Board Members:  Rose Marie C. Castro, President; Lois Taitano Gumataotao, President-Elect; Manda Tenorio, Recording Secretary; John Borja, Corresponding Secretary; and Geri Charfauros, Treasurer.  These newly-elected officers were installed during a special ceremony on May 6, 2017, as part of the May IRA general membership meeting.  They are energized and ready to carry on our mission of promoting literacy in our region!

Thursday, April 13, 2017

UPCOMING MEETING - May 6


"DELVE INTO LITERACY STRATEGIES TO ENHANCE READING"

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

Venue: JQ San Miguel Elementary School, Toto

April Snapshots at IRA's Extra! Extra! Spend It Now! Event



Saturday, March 11, 2017

UPCOMING MEETING - April 8 at JQ San Miguel Elem.


April 8, 2017

"EXTRA! EXTRA! SPEND IT NOW!"

SPEND YOUR VOUCHERS!
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ELECTION: VOTE FOR OUR NEW OFFICERS!


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

Venue: JQ San Miguel Elementary School, Toto

March Meeting Snapshots with Visiting Author, Douglas Arvidson, and the St. Francis Honor Choir