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This year’s Day of Reading is different in a big way!

Fifty percent of the funds will go toward Old MacDonald’s organic gardening program in coordination with the Hot Lunch program. The other 50% will be shared with “Food for Thought,” an Ojai based non-profit organization dedicated to providing education and healthful food options within the Ojai Unified School District. Read about their wonderful program here.

Messages to the students

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Andrés and Arya
Always have a good book ready to enjoy. We love you!
Grammy and Grampy
Besant House students

Happy reading!

Besant House parents XO
Karthik

Have a fun day at your school and continue to enjoy reading!!

With Luv Uncle Gary
Clementine & Goldie

I love you girls so much! Good luck! Xo

Kate
Hannah & Aidan

Great project! Keep up the good work!

Earl
Johnny Dean

Know you are special and can do anything you want.

Gail
Hayesy, and Quinner

Go get um Early bird, Hayesy, and Quinner
Nathaniel

We think it’s wonderful all that you’re doing! So happy to be a part of it!
Lots of love,
Great Grandma Marilyn and Great Grandpa Ron
Mica

Way to go Mica!
xo,JoAnne, Sasha & boys
Makel

Reading will take you to worlds beyond!

Jill
Maya and Gabriel

We love you so much Maya and Gabriel and are so proud of you! Enjoy this amazing day.
Love Momma and Daddy xoxo
 Kampbell, Chandler and Harper

Do your best, we love you.

Grandpa and Grandma
Sebastian

Go out into the world and do good until there is too much good in the world.

Susan
Karthik

Hi Karthik, Best Wishes & Have fun.

Matma
Karthik

Go out into the world and do good until there is too much good in the world.

Raj
Ben

You’ve developed so many interests through reading, Ben. We’re proud of you!
Love, Grandma and Grandpa
Sebastian

We are thrilled that reading is something you love and we support you in this and all endeavors.
Love Bubbub & Zayde
Maya and Gabey

Keep up the good work Maya and Gabey! We Love You!!

Sherry
Killian

Enjoy school and learn so you can be the person Jesus wants you to become, helping others with your life.

Love ya, Grandpa & Grandma
Stella

There’s nothing better than a good book!
Love you sweet girl,
Meema
Caroline

We love you, Caroline!

Heather
Alex

We love you!

Heather
Andrés and Arya

Love you sobrinos!

Christopher
Stella

Congrats on an amazing fundraiser, Stella! Not surprised you’re already working with nonprofits like Food For Thought. Enjoy the good eats!

Andy
Stella

LOVED your video Stella!!! That is some tremendous skill =)

Donna
Maya

Happy Reading Day Maya and Gabey Labine You both LOVE books, so this will be so much FUN for you. Wish I could be there with you in my jammies too! Love you SO much, Grandma ❤
Caroline and Alex

So proud of you, Caroline and Alex!

We love you.
Grammy and Grampy
Stella

Have fun Stella! We love you.

Ryan
Stella

I was so moved by Stella’s awesome promo video, I had to donate!

Andrew
Nathaniel

We love you and are so proud of your continued interest in learning. You have always had such an interest in so many subjects at a young age. Through reading, we can travel the universe so glad to be a part of your learning.

love you so much papa Rand and nanna Colette.
Makel

Happy reading!
Love, Mom
Harper, Kampbell and Chandler

So much love to the Barkley girls!

Love, the Guevaras
Vida

I am thrilled that I shall be with you Vida for the Day of Reading.You are very special. Thank you for being you. I am so proud of you.

Love Grandma.
Miles and Isla

GO MILES! GO ISLA! READ READ READ READ READ READ READ! READ! YAY!

Aaron
Makel

We like the class picture. Well done Makel and classmates!

Wendy and Paul
Marlon

We love your passion for reading and that you found a world of imagination in words. Enjoy the love of literature.. it’s a life long friendship that is always with you.

Bianca
Marcus

Happy Day of Reading!! It’s something you can enjoy all your life. We love you, Marcus. xoxo
Grandpa and Grandma Romey
Sebastian

Very happy to support this wonderful effort. Thank you, Sebastian’s school!

Karly
Marlon

We’re very proud of you for being involved in a reading program to raise funds for the community!

Uncle Ben & Aunty Lucy 
Matson

I’m so happy you love to read books, Matson. AND I’m thrilled that you also read music and play the piano.

Love, Grandma Beth
Chance
Chance Man we love you and we love organic food and reading! Have a great day!
Love,
Mom and Dad
Marcus

We love you Marcus

Valerie

 
Maya and Gabriel

We love you so much Maya and Gabriel and are so proud of you! Enjoy this amazing day.
Love Momma and Daddy xoxo
Makel

Reading will take you to worlds beyond!

Jill
Mica

Way to go Mica!
xo,
JoAnne, Sasha & boys
Nathaniel

We think it’s wonderful all that you’re doing! So happy to be a part of it! 
Lots of love
Great Grandma Marilyn and Great Grandpa Ron 
Gabriella

Enjoy your day of reading. We love you and your love for reading.
Emmie and Papa Fox
Benjamin

Keep up the good work, Ben. We’re proud of you.
Love
Baba and Kiki
Ben

Go Ben! 

Cindy
Annelies
Go Annelies!
Jodi
Mica
Happy Reading Mica!! Have fun!
Love, Uncle Scott, Aunt Lorena, Serena and Sophia
Hudson
Reading is amazing!
Anna
Matson
So happy you like to read!
Mimi
Jude
Keep on reading Jude. You will learn so many wonderful things.
Love you
Papa and Mimi
Benjamin
“You can find magic wherever you look. Sit back and relax, all you need is a book!” – Doctor Suess
Love you Ben!
Penny and Greg
Clio
darling girls —
have GREAT day with your books !!!
love you to pieces !!!
Mimi
Mica
Way to go! Reading is a lifelong curiosity – keep it up!
David
Mica
Right On! Keep up the good work!
“There is more treasure in books than in all the pirate’s loot on Treasure Island.” ~ Walt Disney
Errol & Carole
Read on, Ryder!
Marcine
Mica
So happy to share in your life Mica! I knew you would be amazing when I first met you in spirit.
Alan
Ryder
Ride the wave of reading and live with the spirit of Aloha!
GO Oak Grove!
We can do it.
So proud of you Ryder.
Reading to your little buddy will make it a special day.
Love, Grammie
Ryder
Such a special young man! ❤️
The Marquez Family
Matson
“There is more treasure in books than in all the pirate’s loot on Treasure Island.” – Walt Disney
“I have always kept 2 books in my pocket. One to read, one to write in.” – Robert Louis Stevenson
We’re soooo glad you love to read Matson. It’s a family tradition.
XO, Nyna & Baby Dines
Ryder
Have fun reading!
Mica,
You read like a lizard, uh, I mean wizard.
Thanks for being you!
Dad & Mom
Grace,
You’re now an alum and off dancing your heart out in Utah, but you’ll always be a lizard too.
:) xoxo,
Mom and Dad
Allison
Love you!
Gramma
Rio –
You’re rocking it. Can’t wait to see what exciting things you do after graduating.
Love Mom and Dad
We love you, Clio and Rose Gold
— Have fun!
Mama and Daddy
Marcus, Happy reading!
xo
Mom and Dad
“You can never have a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough for me.”
C.S. Lewis
Oak Grove School
Day of Reading launches. We have until March 22 to make our goal!

What is the Day of Reading?

The Day of Reading is a different kind of student fundraiser – one that inspires the imagination, links children together through the magic of storytelling, AND raises money for some exciting enhancements to our campus and programs. Our students look forward to their friends and family sponsoring them to spend a day at school doing what they love – reading!

Would you like to become a matching donor?

We are currently seeking a Matching Donor with the hope of having a total of $5,000 (or more) matching funds. Would you like to match or increase the amount? Email Jacqueline Valle, or call 646-8236 x153

Want to learn more about Day of Reading?

STUDENTS: After 18 days of inspiring friends and family to give, on March 22nd, the Oak Grove students will come to school in their jammies, along with a favorite stuffed toy and a treasured book. High School students will be paired with a buddy in the younger grades and the day will be spent exploring the magic of words and pictures.

GRANDPARENTS & PARENTS: Also on March 22nd, Oak Grove parents and grandparents are invited to come to school in their jammies (or at least something comfortable) and read too! You are welcome to visit your grandchild/child in the classroom. Please arrange this beforehand, directly with the student’s teacher.

Please sign in at the Main House Front Office at the start of your visit, where there will be Coffee, Tea, and Snacks available.

What are we raising funds for?

This year’s Day of Reading is different in a big way!
Fifty percent of the funds will go toward “Old MacDonald’s” organic gardening program in coordination with the Hot Lunch program. The other 50% will be shared with “Food for Thought,” an Ojai-based organization dedicated to providing education and healthful food options within the Ojai Unified School District. Read about their wonderful program here.

We are aiming to raise a total of $40,000. and sharing the wealth!

For more information, contact Warren Petersen: events@oakgroveschool.org. With your donation, we are closer to our goal.

Family and friends can help.

The event spreads beyond campus to extended family and friends, because each one of us can make a donation large or small to sponsor the Day of Reading.

Sponsor a student today.
Thank you for helping to make a difference.

“We want our two girls to be supported with a foundation of compassion, intellectual inquiry, and creative expression. We want them to build on the qualities of joy and curiosity that they embody right now so that they remain the essential parts of who they are as adults.”

Parent

Watch last year’s Day of Reading launch …