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Your Monthly News & Updates - March 2019
Executive Director's Note

"For it is in giving that we receive."
-Saint Francis of Assisi

Every year in March, for the past several years, San Antonio Youth Literacy has participated in The Big Give. This year will be no exception. On March 28, the Non-Profit Council will once again be sponsoring The Big Give. For those of you not familiar with The Big Give, it is held annually for one day only to give individuals in San Antonio and across south Texas an opportunity to go on line and donate to one or more of over 500 nonprofit organizations.  Read more >>> 

Upcoming Events:

The Big Give
Thursday, March 28 - 12am-11:59pm
From your Computer or Smartphone

The Big Give is back Thursday, March 28! Please consider making a donation or better yet, become a SAYL fundraiser and invite your family and friends to support SAYL during the Big Give! 

Sip & Spell
Friday, April 12 - 6:30p
Cherrity Bar
302 Montana St. San Antonio, TX 78203

Come try your luck with San Antonio Youth Literacy's twist on an old school classic! The spelling bee from your youth without the anxiety! Faceoff against other hives by working with your team (up to 4 players) to compete for the title of Sip & Spell Champion! 

Reading Buddy Mixer
Wednesday, April 17 - 3:30p-7p
Cherrity Bar
302 Montana St. San Antonio, TX 78203

Come mix and mingle with fellow Reading Buddy volunteers and SAYL staff. Activity stations will be set up for you to learn more about the different games and activities you can use with your students. Plus, have a chance to learn from fellow Reading Buddies what tools and tips they use. RSVP here>>>

Reading Buddy Tip

Understanding the Code

For this month's Reading Buddy Tip, we would like to post the PowerPoint and phonics cheat sheet from this year's Reading Buddy Seminar. This year's seminar covered some of the more common phonics patterns for breaking down words. Key takeaways from the seminar are:  Read the full tip here >>>  

Book Buddies News 

OUR VOLUNTEERS: Book Buddies volunteers have swung into high gear to get those books ready for our Book Celebrations in the schools next May. Our most loyal group again this year has been the Reagan High School chapter of the National Honor Society.

Volunteer Spotlight

Reading Buddy Betty Franklin

Congratulations to our Reading Buddy of the Month - Betty Franklin! Betty has been a fantastic Reading Buddy since she started at Neal Elementary back in September. Betty has done a fantastic job of being a consistent Reading Buddy.   Read more >>>

School Spotlight

Adams Elementary 

Our School of the Month this month goes to Adams Elementary. Adams Elementary is one of our new partner campuses within Harlandale ISD. Our Site Director, Ms. Guevara is the librarian at Adams Elementary and has been so helpful to both staff and volunteers this school year. Read more>>>

Donor Spotlight 

A huge THANK YOU to the following organizations for their ongoing support, allowing San Antonio Youth Literacy the opportunity to continue to deliver its SAYL Reading Buddy Program to those children struggling to read on grade level.  
$20,000 from the Grande Communications Grande Cares Club ., and $295 from California P izza who hosted a one-day event for SAYL at their Alamo Quarry Market lo cation.

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