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“Around the Park” Students express gratitude through Literacy Council dinner

by Sharon Lee Tegler/Capital Gazette

May 2, 2019

https://www.capitalgazette.com/neighborhoods/ac-cn-around-park-20190501-story.html

“…The event’s guest speaker, Anne Arundel County Executive Steuart Pittman, Jr., won over the audience when he admitted he experienced extreme difficulty learning to read as a child. Noting the Literacy Council is “near and dear to his heart”, he received warm applause when announcing he’d tripled the amount of money requested for the organization in the county budget.”….Read the entire article.

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A TREMENDOUS THANK YOU TO ALL OF OUR APPRECIATION DINNER CONTRIBUTORS

Food and Services

Adam’s Grille, Edgewater

Adam’s Grille, Severna Park

Bayside Bull, Edgewater

Chick-fil-A, Severna Park

Jimmy John’s, Severna Park

Koons Annapolis Toyota, Wendell Williams, General Manager

Ledo Pizza, Edgewater

Maggiano’s Little Italy, Westfield Annapolis

Newk’s Eatery, Annapolis

Q’s Remarkable Events

Romano’s Macaroni Grill, Westfield Annapolis

Sam’s Club, Annapolis

State Farm: Marie Waring, Odenton

Uncle Julio’s, Annapolis

Wegmans, Waugh Chapel Towne Center

Mary Catherine Photography

Woods Memorial Presbyterian Church

Door Prizes

Carpaccio Tuscan Kitchen, Annapolis

The Cheesecake Factory, Westfield Mall

Chevys Fresh Mex®, Annapolis

Chuy’s, Annapolis

Giant Food, Annapolis & Edgewater

The Greene Turtle, Annapolis & Waugh Chapel Towne Center

Nando’s Peri-Peri, Waugh Chapel Towne Centre

Outback Steakhouse, Annapolis

Potbelly Sandwich Shop, Annapolis Harbour Center, Glen Burnie, Westfield Mall

QDOBA Mexican Eats, Waugh Chapel, Glen Burnie

Red Robin Gourmet Burgers and Brews, Waugh Chapel Towne Centre

Trader Joe’s, Annapolis

Weis Markets, Edgewater

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The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.” Oprah Winfrey

Oh, what a night! Over 200 guests enjoyed AACLC’s 2019 Annual Appreciation Dinner hosted by Woods Memorial Presbyterian Church in Severna Park. Anne Arundel County Executive Steuart Pittman gave an inspirational keynote address and students shared their testimonies in celebration of AACLC’s 247 tutor/student matches. Journalist Sharon Lee was also in attendance and featured our students and tutors in her May 2, 2019 “Around the Park” column in the Capital Gazette.

Thirty-six local restaurants and businesses enthusiastically donated their food and services for this year’s dinner and they are spotlighted below and in a separate post. Please be sure to thank these businesses with your patronage.

Please also take a moment to “meet” students Deborah, Ivonne, Vicente, and Yessenia in our Success Stories posts and check out our 142 GreatNonprofit reviews. AACLC has been honored with one of the first Top-Rated Awards of 2019 from GreatNonprofits!

Kind regards,

Lisa Vernon, Executive Director

 

 

Lisa Vernon, Executive Director

Anne Arundel County Literacy Council
301-523-6750 (cell)
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A TREMENDOUS THANK YOU TO ALL OF OUR APPRECIATION DINNER CONTRIBUTORS

Food and Services

Adam’s Grille, Edgewater

Adam’s Grille, Severna Park

Bayside Bull, Edgewater

Chick-fil-A, Severna Park

Jimmy John’s, Severna Park

Koons Annapolis Toyota, Wendell Williams, General Manager

Ledo Pizza, Edgewater

Maggiano’s Little Italy, Westfield Annapolis

Newk’s Eatery, Annapolis

Q’s Remarkable Events

Romano’s Macaroni Grill, Westfield Annapolis

Sam’s Club, Annapolis

State Farm: Marie Waring, Odenton

Uncle Julio’s, Annapolis

Wegmans, Waugh Chapel Towne Center

Mary Catherine Photography

Woods Memorial Presbyterian Church

Door Prizes

Carpaccio Tuscan Kitchen, Annapolis

The Cheesecake Factory, Westfield Mall

Chevys Fresh Mex®, Annapolis

Chuy’s, Annapolis

Giant Food, Annapolis & Edgewater

The Greene Turtle, Annapolis & Waugh Chapel Towne Center

Nando’s Peri-Peri, Waugh Chapel Towne Centre

Outback Steakhouse, Annapolis

Potbelly Sandwich Shop, Annapolis Harbour Center, Glen Burnie, Westfield Mall

QDOBA Mexican Eats, Waugh Chapel, Glen Burnie

Red Robin Gourmet Burgers and Brews, Waugh Chapel Towne Centre

Trader Joe’s, Annapolis

Weis Markets, Edgewater

 

 

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The neuroscience of deep reading will make you want to curl up with a great book. “Deep reading nurtures true empathetic connection to your fellow humans. In these difficult and lonely times, who couldn’t use a little more of that?”

Written by Jessica Stillman

CLICK HERE to read the whole article

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AACLC tutors have a passion for reading, writing, and/or math, a love for learning, and a desire to make a positive difference in another person’s life and in their community. Tutor Cheri Gerard, who took the March 16th spring tutor training as a refresher course and is soon to be matched with both an English Language Learner (ELL) and a math student, beautifully illustrates the passion, integrity, and talents of AACLC’s tutors.

Cheri was trained as an ELL teacher by Peace Corps in 1978 and served as an English teacher in Zaire from 1978 through 1981. Additionally, she lived in Africa for 14 years, speaks French and Kikongo, and understands the difficulties that folks experience in acclimating to a new country, culture, and language. She has also studied Swahili, Kipende, Lingala, Luganda, Russian, and Spanish!

Math has always been one of Cheri’s favorite subjects, and she enjoys making math fun for others. Cheri was a budget analyst for the federal government (9 years) and then for the State of Maryland (20 years).

The Color Vowel Chart

March 27, 2019

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https://americanenglish.state.gov/resources/color-vowel-chart

This is a powerful tool for teaching spoken English and helps teachers incorporate pronunciation into lessons. Click the link above to check out the chart, the teacher’s guide, and the webinar on how to teach with The Color Vowel Chart.
Created by the U.S. Department of State.
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Read the whole article: “It’s Important To Read Every Day” by David Bruce Smith Publications

  1. Cognitive Mental Stimulation and Brain Exercising
  2. Vocabulary and Knowledge Expansion
  3. Lower levels of Stress and Tension Relief
  4. Helps With Depression and Dysthymia
  5. Memory Improvement and Better Focus
  6. Strengthens Your Writing Abilities
  7. Enhances Your Imagination and Empathy
  8. Boosts Your Sleep
  9. Enjoy Your Entertainment and Peace
  10. Reading Can Brighten Your Day
  11. Helps You to Broaden Your Mind
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What a great tutor class!

AACLC welcomes these talented new tutors who were trained and matched with students at our Spring 2019 Tutor Training.

A big thank you also goes out to tutor trainer coordinator Jill Mischo along with trainers Dr. Perinaaz Gandhi, Susann Felton, Bob and Mary Anne Stoner, Anita Ewing, Phil Tawes, Emily Clement, Michael Green, Kathy Lotterbach, Ellen Riley, Jane Seis, JoAnn Cook, former student LaToya Saunders, and presenter NEDP coordinator Susan Peters.

Follow-on Training April 27, 2019

Please note that our Follow-On training is scheduled for April 27th from 9-11 a.m. at Woods Memorial Presbyterian Church.

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What ideut thot it wus a gud idea to put a B in tha wurd suttel?

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Tutoring Students With Dyslexia Workshop

Come learn about dyslexia and some strategies to help your students
living with dyslexia.

Woods Memorial Presbyterian Church
Saturday, March 30th
9:00 a.m. to noon

Seating is limited, so please RSVP to Jane Seiss at jane.seiss@gmail.com or call 410-269-4419 as soon as possible to reserve a seat.