MARK YOUR CALENDAR!


UPCOMING MEETING:

NOVEMBER 18, 2017
IRA COMMUNITY BOOK FAIR

Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Venue: Agana Shopping Center


October 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.


November 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.

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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 SY2017-2018

IRA Grant Application for SY2017-2018




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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!