Sunday, April 13, 2014

Spring Update!

Hello Everyone!

I am going to ignore the weather report that states we are expected to have snow next week and continue to enjoy this Spring weather!!!!!

I hope those of you who were able to attend the IRC conference last month enjoyed it! I personally got my in my "Author Stalker" mode again and had a blast helping in the autograph booth, meeting authors, hearing great speakers and teacher presenters, and getting that "reboot" I needed to finish out this school year strong. Just a few reminders, next year's IRC conference will be held in the fall of 2014. Housing registration will be open next month! Crazy, I know!!! But I love the idea that we will be able to learn new things to use throughout the next school year, and not have to worry about state testing conflicts. You can check out all the info HERE or at this link.

SRRC has had tons of fun with our Winter events. Bowling for books was so much fun we are looking into continuing the event and expanding it across the council map! On a personal note, only half of my turns where gutter balls. Next year I vote that adults get to use bumper rails as well! :-)

Our Dr. Seuss-a-Thons had great performances, guest readers, and record crowds! Thank you to all who volunteered, attended, or helped in any way!

Later this month will be our Annual Young Author Celebration. Around 400 Young Authors from the surrounding area will descend upon Grand Bear Lodge in Utica and hear our guest authors Marianne Malone and Jennifer Ward speak to them about writing.  Later that evening, Marianne and Jennifer will speak at our Annual Spring SRRC Meeting and Dinner. The dead line for school registration is NEXT FRIDAY and registration for the dinner meeting is Friday, April 25. We hope to see you or some of your Young Authors during the day or at dinner. More information can be found here or at this link.

Finally, we are looking to hear from you!! We have created a survey we'd love to have our members complete to help us plan for our future events. Those who complete the survey will be entered in a drawing to receive a $20 gift card to Teachers pay Teachers.  Please complete the survey by Friday, April 18, to be entered in the drawing. Thank you in advance for taking the time to complete this!

Survey Link:

Stephanie Benson

SRRC President 

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