May 082014
 
Trotting off the written page

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — APRIL 30, 2014 – By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor They called it “Horsin’ Around for Literacy.” The regional district of Rotary International asked its local chapters, like the Centennial Rotary Club in West Sacramento, to do something to improve literacy among children. So the local chapter several months ago launched a [...]

Mar 262013
 
Westfield families celebrate reading -- city councilmen & others help out

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — MARCH 13, 2013 – Westfield Village Elementary School in West Sacramento celebrated “Read Across America” week with its own family literacy celebration on Feb. 27. Over 200 children and parents showed up, receiving information in English and Spanish on things families can do at home to promote reading and literacy. Several [...]

Mar 162013
 
Big kids helping little kids

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — MARCH 6, 2013 –  The volunteers’ mission was to listen to second-grader Abby Saechin (center) practice her reading skills. The program runs Fridays 4-5 p.m., courtesy of the River City High School Interact Club and a local Rotary Club chapter. For information, or to sign up a youngster, call 375-6465. (Courtesy [...]

Feb 062013
 
RCHS student volunteers help younger kids with their reading

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — JAN 23, 2013 – River City High School’s community service club, called the ‘Interact Club,’ is now working with the local library branch on a program to help kids read.   In the ‘Reading Buddies’ program, two Interact Club members will spend time listening to first- and second-graders practice their reading [...]

Oct 112011
 
Multicultural Fest on West Capitol

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER – OCT 5, 2011 – The West Sacramento Multicultural Fair appeared to draw a happy crowd on Saturday afternoon across from city hall. Gabrielle Callison, organizer of the fair, represents the West Sacramento Family Literacy Coalition (WSFLC), which sponsored the event. “The WSFLC in cooperation with the City of West Sacramento Parks [...]