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Chesapeake Reading Council

Virginia State Reading Association’s Chesapeake Chapter

Chesapeake, Virginia


Calendar of Events
2018-2019
*The 3rd Monday of every month we will hold a "Books and Brews" Book Donation Drive at Wicker's Crab Pot in the Indian River area of Chesapeake. If the 3rd Monday is CLOSED for Chesapeake Public Schools employees, "Books and Brews" will instead be held the 4th Monday of the month. (see "Sponsors" tab for more information about our supporters, their locations, and event details).


August 1: Membership drive begins

 

August 9: Chesapeake Administrators' Back-To-School General Conference, 8:00 AM


August 20: "Books and Brews" night at Wicker's Crab Pot. 3-9pm. Meet board members between 4:30-5:30 and sign up to be a CRC member (if you have not already done so). *Teachers/CRC Members, bring a book to donate and receive a 10% discount.

 

August 22: New Employee Walk About, Indian River High School, 10:30 AM, CRC giveaways!

 

September: Building Representative Packets will be sent.

Begin celebrating the theme, "Unlocking the Treasures of Literacy"


September 8: "International Literacy Day" celebration at Wicker's Crab Pot 10:30-12:30. (AMAZING BRUNCH!). Meet the board and sign up to be a CRC member (if you have not already done so). *Bring a book to donate


September 17: "Books and Brews" night at Wicker's Crab Pot. 3-9pm. Meet board members between 4:30-5:30 and sign up to be a CRC member (if you have not already done so). *Teachers/CRC Members, bring a book to donate and receive a 10% discount.

*If schools are closed due to effects of Florence, we will reschedule for September 24, same time, same place :)


September 20: Building Representative Meeting, Greenbrier Public Library, 5:00pm-6:00pm


October 15: "Books and Brews" night at Wicker's Crab Pot. 3-9pm.
Meet board members between 4:30-5:30 and sign up to be a CRC member (if you have not already done so). *Teachers/CRC Members, bring a book to donate and receive a 10% discount.


October 25:

Free Professional Development for CRC members, Location: Indian River Public Library, 5:00-6:00 PM

Topic: Incorporating Visual Arts to Enhance Learning and Student Engagement

Arrggh You Ready To Read? (Family Literacy Night), Location: Indian River Public Library, 6:00-7:00 PM


October 26: Deadline for RTOY and Administrative Leader in Literacy (nominee for James D. Mullins Awards) nominations to CRC


November 8: Bookfair at the Greenbrier Barnes & Noble, 5:30-8:00 PM.  Shop, save, and support CRC! A percentage of your purchases will be donated to CRC to help us promote literacy across the city (INCLUDING GIFT CARDS!)


November 19: "Books and Brews" night at Wicker's Crab Pot. 3-9pm. Network with executive board members between 4:30-5:30.  *Teachers/CRC Members, bring a book to donate and receive a 10% discount.

 

December 14: Deadline for grant applications for the VSRA conference


December 17: "Books and Brews" night at Wicker's Crab Pot. 3-9pm. Network with executive board members between 4:30-5:30.  *Teachers/CRC Members, bring a book to donate and receive a 10% discount.


2019


January: Reading Month - celebrate the theme "Unlocking the Treasures of Literacy" with activities throughout the month


Early Bird Registration for the VSRA Conference in Norfolk.  *See the VSRA Website


January 28: "Books and Brews" night at Wicker's Crab Pot. 3-9pm. Network with executive board members between 4:30-5:30.  *Teachers/CRC Members, bring a book to donate and receive a 10% discount.


February 25: "Books and Brews" night at Wicker's Crab Pot. 3-9pm. Network with executive board members between 4:30-5:30.  *Teachers/CRC Members, bring a book to donate and receive a 10% discount.


March 14-16: VSRA Conference in Norfolk, Virginia.


March 18: "Books and Brews" night at Wicker's Crab Pot. 3-9pm. Network with executive board members between 4:30-5:30 and chat with others who attended the VSRA Conference to share exciting ideas!  *Teachers/CRC Members, bring a book to donate and receive a 10% discount.


March TBD: Chesapeake R U Ready? Family Night, 5:30-8:30 PM


March 28: Young Writers' Event at Indian River High School, 5:30-7:00 PM


April: Voting for Virginia Reader's Choice at individual schools


April 8: Begin early registration for the annual CRC Banquet


April 22: "Books and Brews" night at Wicker's Crab Pot. 3-9pm. Network with executive board members between 4:30-5:30 and register for the annual CRC Award Banquet (if you have not already done so).  *Teachers/CRC Members, bring a book to donate and receive a 10% discount.


April 10: Deadline for Literacy Award nominees, CRC scholarship applications, & community grants to CRC


April 25: Middle and High School Literacy Jam at Oscar Smith High School Little Theater, 6:00-7:00 PM

 

May 14: CRC Annual Banquet 6:00-8:00 PM


May 20: "Books and Brews" night at Wicker's Crab Pot. 3-9pm. Network with executive board members between 4:30-5:30.  *Teachers/CRC Members, bring a book to donate and receive a 10% discount.