June 2020
Tutoring Matters
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The Literacy Council's office is open!
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Beginning Monday, June 1st, The Literacy Council's office
will be open.   
  • Tutors will be able to make copies. If you need copies, feel free to contact us ahead of time with the copies you need. We will be happy to bring them out to your car.  Please email Joy (joy@theliteracycouncil.org), Bonnie (bonnie@theliteracycouncil.org) or Sherri (sherri@theliteracycouncil.org) with the copies you need or give the office a call at: 815-963-7323 Ext. 11.
  • Tutors are able to check out material from the learning center. You can also return the material, but we ask that you place it in a designated bin in the front of the learning center. 
  • Please note - The learning center remains closed to tutoring due to lack of ability to social distance. At this time, learners and tutors are not able to tutor at The Council.  
  • If you need to meet with Bonnie or Sherri, please contact us to make an appointment. Bonnie will be working remotely some days.
  • The Literacy Council's office will be using the usual guidelines for Covid-19. If you stop into the office, please wear a mask, wash your hands and use hand sanitizer and then check in at the office.  
Ways to meet with your learners
*Practice social distancing
  • Meet at a park
  • Meet outside a restaurant or coffee shop
  • Meet in a parking lot, stay in your cars and roll down the windows.
  • Call or email
  • Meet virtually using Skype, Zoom, or FaceTime
National Days and Activities to Share with Your Learners

June 14th is National Flag Day
This day commemorates the adoption of the United States flag on June 14, 1777.
Click here for National Flag Day Trivia
Click here for an info graphic explaining how to display the flag.

June 20th is National American Eagle Day
This day is set aside to honor our national symbol, raise awareness for protecting the Bald Eagle, assist in the recovery of their natural environments and take part in educational outreach.
Click here for National Geographic
Click here for Facts about the American Bald Eagle as an American symbol
Tutor and Adult Learner Monthly Summary Sheets (Green Sheets)

Our end of year report to the state is coming up! Please submit your monthly hours as soon as possible.
You can submit your hours in a number of ways:
  • Use the online form
  • Mail or drop it off
  • Take a picture and email it
  • Take a picture and text Bonnie (815-540-7628)
A Lot Going On!

There are a lot of things going on around us. Please discuss with your learners about Covid-19 as well as the unrest in our cities.

Reminder that United Way offers a helpful service. Simply dial 2-1-1 to connect to trained staff and volunteers who will listen to your situation and quickly refer you to the most appropriate source of assistance. The network supports multilingual services such as Spanish, Mandarin Chinese, and more. United Way 211 is also available by calling (888) 865-9903 and visiting  findhelp211.org .
Literacy Zootering for June

We are conducting Virtual New Tutor Training called Literacy Zootering. We had two volunteers complete for May!! June's session begins on June 8th. These workshops are given by Zoom. If you know anyone who would like to go through the training, please spread the word! They will need to register online using this link: https://forms.gle/pgRht2Gy1hfChTmo8