Race to Read: A Step-by-Step Guidebook for Parents

Archive of Events

For current and future events, see the right-hand column.

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2015 Volunteer Training Dates

August 24, 2015 at Rock Creek Elementary

August 25, 2015 at Bowman Elementary

August 26, 2015 at Skyridge Elementary

September 1, 2015 at St. Joseph Catholic School

September 3, 2015 at Skyridge Elementary

September 9, 2015 at Auburn Elementary

September 10, 2015 at Alta Vista Charter

September 12, 2015 at Rock Creek Elementary

September 17, 2015 at Creekside Elementary, Lincoln

September 17, 2015 at First Street Elementary, Lincoln

September 18, 2015 at Twin Oaks Elementary, Rocklin

September 18, 2015 at Rocklin Elementary, Rocklin

September 23, 2015 at Durham Elementary, Fremont

September 28, 2015 SWB Volunteer Training via Skype for Winfair ES in Windom, MN

Sept. 30, 2015 at Rocklin Academy System at Gateway, Rocklin

October 13, 2015 at Rock Creek Elementary, Auburn

October 14, 2015 at First Street Elementary, Lincoln

October 20, 2015 at Louis Wiener Elementary Parent Seminar LEARNING TO READ – A TEAM EFFORT Las Vegas, NV

October 21, 2015 at Estes McDoniel Elementary Parent Seminar LEARNING TO READ – A TEAM EFFORT, Henderson, NV

October 22, 2015 at Charlotte Hill Elementary Parent Seminar LEARNING TO READ – A TEAM EFFORT, Las Vegas, NV

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2014-2015 Volunteer Training Dates

January 15, 2015 at Jessup University

January 12, 2015at Rock Creek Elementary

Dec. 3, 2014 at Twin Oaks Elementary

Dec. 1, 2014 at Rock Creek Elementary

Oct. 13, 2014 at Rock Creek Elementary

Oct. 8, 2014 at Rocklin Academy

Sept. 24, 2014 at Skyridge Elementary

Sept. 16, 2014 at Parker Whitney

Sept. 15, 2014 at Rock Creek Elementary

Sept. 8, 2014 at Rock Creek Elementary

Aug. 29, 2014 at Parker Whitney

Aug. 29, 2014 at First Street Elementary

Aug. 28, 2014 at Parker Whitney

Aug. 28, 2014 at Skyridge Elementary

Aug 27, 2014 at Auburn Elementary

Aug. 26, 2014 at St. Joseph's Catholic School

Aug. 25, 2014 at Rock Creek Elementary

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Sept. 23, 2013: 3:30 – 5:00pm SWB training at Rock Creek Elementary School in Auburn, CA

August, 2013: Six new lists are added to My Little Sight Word Success Booklet and the cover gets customized for all five Sight Word Buster participating schools.

August 29: Sight Word Buster Volunteer training at Whitney Parker Elementary School in Rocklin, CA

Aug. 27: SWB training at St. Joseph's Catholic School in Auburn, CA

August 21: Sight Word Buster Volunteer training at Alta Vista Community Charter in Auburn, CA

August 20: Sight Word Buster Volunteer training at Rock Creek Elementary School in Auburn, CA

August 12-16: Spanish Training in Reno at the ISSA

August 1-3: Race to Read exhibited at the Adventures of Home School Conference in Sacramento, CA

September, 2013

Sept. 17: 1:30 – 3:00pm SWB training at First Street Elementary School in Lincoln, CA

July 25-27, 2013
Race to Read exhibited at the Valley Home School Conference in Modesto, CA.

June 18-July 10, 2013
Linda carried Race to Read in her pannier as she cycled the Danube with husband Jim, Andy, Ben and Abby.

June 8, 2013
Party in ARD's Regional Park on Richardson Dr. in Auburn to celebrate Edward, first of four Guatemalan ESL students to graduate from high school in his family!

June 5, 2013
Sight Word Buster Jo received volunteer award from Rock Creek Elementary Principal Flint.

May 23, 2013
Sight Word Buster End-of-the-Year Appreciation Ceremony.

May 21, 2013
Sight Word Buster Teacher training.

May 18, 2013
Book signing at the Gold Country Book Festival.

May 15, 2013
KAHI Radio show with Mary Jane Popp.

May 9, 2013
Linda attended the Placer Community Foundation Leadership Training with our Friends of Auburn Library board members.

May 7, 2013
Sight Word Busters visit the adult ESL class to teach sight words so parents can help their children at home.

May 3, 2013
McDoniel Elementary School in Las Vegas purchases Race to Read, A Step-by-Step Guidebook for Parents for each incoming kindergarten family for 2013-14.

April, 2013
Spring break Spanish camp March 30-April 6 Casa Robles.

TV appearance on Susan Rushton's show.

April 27, 2013
Book signing with the Gold Country Writers - A Spring Book Affair at the Placer Arts building.

April 22, 2013
Parent workshop at St. Joseph.

April 17, 2013
TV appearance on Wave Broadband's News & Views with host Gerry Lyons.

March 4, 2013
Release of our first Race to Read Video Library, Set 1. Parents and tutors looking for lessons and activities for beginning readers will want the access code for this set. When you purchase a copy of Race to Read you will receive the access code to the library.

February 28, 2013
Sight Word Buster Family Workshop at Rock Creek Elementary. The workshop was presented in Spanish at 5:30 in the school library and in English at 6:30pm. The entire family was invited to attend and learn how to do the Buster Shuffle.

February 18, 2013
Our new Facebook goes live.

February 11, 2013
Our new website goes live.

January 19, 2013
Sight Word Buster Volunteer Training at Roseville Recreation Center.

January 19, 2013
Second Parent Workshop in Spanish for Madrid via Skype.

January 16, 2013
Sight Word Buster Volunteers Holiday Tea at Casa Robles, Auburn, CA.

December 20, 2012
Soroptimist International Historic Auburn sponsors two new classes for the Sight Word Buster Program at Alta Vista Community Charter School - THANK YOU!

December 19, 2012
Zoe Moeller joins Race to Read, LLC as the Reading Movie Star in the first production of teaching demonstration lessons in English.

November 27, 2012
Sight Word Buster Volunteer Training for Alta Vista Community Charter School.

November 17, 2012
Parent Workshop in Spanish for school in Madrid, Spain via Skype.

November 9-11, 2012
Testimonial Taping in Las Vegas

October 25, 2012
Sight Word Buster Presentation for the Historic Auburn Soroptimist Group

October 22-26, 2012
Reading in the Classroom - Auburn, CA citywide reading week.

October, 2012
School in Madrid, Spain purchases our guidebook.

October 13, 2012  
Volunteer training at Roseville Recreation Center.

September 25, 2012
Elk's Lodge 1691 presents donation check to sponsor the Sight Word Buster Program in Mrs. Lopez-King's kindergarten class.

September 17, 2012
Parent Reading Workshop at St. Joseph's Catholic School.

September 10, 2012
Sight Word Volunteer Program begins at Rock Creek Elementary.

August 27, 2012
Sight Word Buster Volunteer Training.

August 6-10, 2012
Intensive Spanish Language Institute at Lake Tahoe Community College;
Roseville Recreation Center Volunteer Training.

July, 2012
CA State Homeschool Conference - Parent Workshop.

July 20, 2012
Revised version of My Little Kindergarten Success Booklet is released.

July 9, 2012
Delivery of 70 books to Roseville's Recreation Center.

June 30, 2012
The Buster Shuffle teaching strategy for parents is filmed and posted on YouTube.

May, 2012
Gold Country Authors' Faire - book signing and Parent Workshop.

May 30, 2012
Umpqua Bank Volunteer Ceremony, Auburn, CA.

May 24, 2012
Sight Word Buster End of the Year Ceremony; Alma Ragan is presented with the Sherrill Sweeney Volunteer Award.

May 23, 2012
Sight Word Busters Volunteer Program recognized at the Auburn Union School District's annual recognition program.

May 21, 2012
Debut of Usted tiene el poder and the beginning of a control group of Latin mothers we are calling Las Mamás Poderosas.

May 12, 2012
Gold Country Author's Fair and workshop presentation: Will Your Child Learn to Read on Time?

April 18, 2012
Spanish pilot program complete with instructional video.

March 30, 2012
Spanish version of Race to Read completed and sent to printers!

March 22, 2012    
Sight Word Busters present a Family Workshop at Rock Creek. The Buster Shuffle will be taught and demonstrated by various family members in attendance.

March 21, 2012 
Busters spend the day in adult ESL classes teaching parents early literacy skills so they can help their children i.e., letter names and sounds of the alphabet. 

March 3, 2012  
Sight Word Buster Volunteer Training for new volunteers.

February 1 - 29, 2012
Sight Word Buster Volunteer Group display featured at the Placer County Library.

October 27, 2011
Kindergarten Volunteer Training
at Casa Robles, Auburn

October 26, 2011
Family Literacy Night
Jydstrip Elementary School, Las Vegas, NV

August 30, 2011
Fall Sight Word Buster Volunteer training session
Rock Creek School library

June 8 - August, 19 2011
Summer Spanish Session for Adults

August 1 - 5, 2011
Kindergarten Preparation Camp; Preparación para Kinder.

June 21 - through July 26, 2011 
Sight Word Busters Summer Camp
9:00 to 10:00am at Rock Creek Elementary

June 14, 2011
Sight Word Buster Volunteer Training for Summer Camp
8:30 to 10:30am at Rock Creek Elementary

June 9, 2011
Sight Word Buster Summer Camp Parent Orientation Meeting
9:00 to 10:00am at Rock Creek Elementary

June 6, 2011
Guest speaker at McDoniel Elementary Ceremony
Henderson, NV

May 27, 2011
Site Word Buster Celebration for end of first season
Caso Robles, Auburn

April 15 - 23, 2011
School Group Travel to South America
Lima and Iquitos, Peru
Eight days

April 14, 2011, 6 to 9pm
Book signing at Latitudes
Auburn Art Walk

April 9, 2011
Folsom Author Fair - Folsom, CA

March 21, 2011
Race to Read for Equity and Diversity -
Clark County School District, Las Vegas, NV

March 18, 2011
Race to Read for Toddlers Workshop -
St. Rose Hospital, Henderson, NV

March 17, 2011
Race to Read for McDoniel Parents -
McDoniel Elementary, Henderson, NV

March 17, 2011
My Little SW Success Booklet Inservice for Teachers and Aides - Ruben Diaz Elementary, Las Vegas, NV

March 5, 2011
Parent Seminar - Will your child learn to read on time?
Lakeside Room, Auburn
9:30-11:00 am

February 28 - April 1, 2011
Spring Spanish Course
Casa Robles, Auburn

February 24, 2011
Book Signing!
Auburn Library Beecher Room

February 15 - 18, 2011
Write a Mystery - 3rd-5th graders
Auburn Elementary
9:00-10:30 am

January 28, 2011
Book Signing in Henderson, NV
4-6 pm

January 14, 2011 
Sight Word Busters Training:
Casa Robles, Auburn
2-3 pm

January 13, 2011 
Sight Word Busters Training:
Umpqua Bank, Auburn
5-6 pm

 

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News and Events

2016 Training Dates:

August 2016

Rock Creek Elementary
8/10 Wed. 9:30 a.m.

Rocklin/Lincoln area TBA
8/10  Wed. 4:00 p.m.

Rock Creek Elementary
8/11 Thurs. 4:00 p.m.

Rocklin/Lincoln area TBA
8/11  Thurs. 9:30 a.m.

Rock Creek Elementary
8/17 Wed. 9:30 a.m.

Rocklin/Lincoln area TBA8/17 Wed. 4:00 p.m.

Rock Creek Elementary
8/18 Thurs. 4:00 p.m.

Rocklin/Lincoln area TBA8/18 Thurs. 9:30 a.m.


September 2016

Rock Creek Elementary
9/14 Wed. 9:30 a.m.

Rocklin/Lincoln area TBA
9/14 Wed. 4:00 p.m.

Rock Creek Elementary
9/15 Thurs. 4:00 p.m.

Rocklin/Lincoln area TBA
9/15 Thurs. 9:30 a.m.


October 2016

Rock Creek Elementary
10/12 Wed. 9:30 a.m.

Rocklin/Lincoln area TBA
10/12 Wed. 4:00 p.m.

Rock Creek Elementary
10/13 Thurs. 4:00 p.m.

Rocklin/Lincoln area TBA
10/13 Thurs. 9:30 a.m.


November 2016

Rock Creek Elementary
11/9 Wed. 9:30 a.m.

Rocklin/Lincoln area TBA
11/9 Wed. 4:00 p.m.

Rock Creek Elementary
11/10 Thurs. 4:00 p.m.

Rocklin/Lincoln area TBA
11/10 Thurs. 9:30 a.m.

                               

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In the News:

August 18, 2015
Auburn Journal:

Sharing the Language of Learning
Community program at local schools gives students a head start in reading comprehension.
See the article

Placer Community Foundation November newsletter: Helping Children Bust through Books One Word at a Time
See the article

November 30, 2014
Auburn Journal:
Another View: Busting down literacy hurdles

By: John Bowman / Guest Columnist
See the article

August 22, 2014
Auburn Journal:

Volunteers sought for kids reading program:
Sight Word Busters to hold trainings at local schools
See the article

June 27, 2014
Auburn Journal:
Sight Word Busters volunteers celebrate students’ reading success
See the article

August, 2013
Rock Creek Elementary School shows 10% growth in STAR Language Arts. Superintendent mentions Sight Word Buster Program as one of the contributing factors.
See the article

Aggie Roberts Elementary School in Henderson, NV purchases Race to Read, A Step-by-Step Guidebook for Parents for all incoming kindergarten families.

Linda completes intensive Spanish course at LTCC, Level: High Superior.


Archive of past events...

For more info call Linda at (530) 887-8335