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Washington Reading Corps Grant at Sifton

Hello Sifton Families,
We are so fortunate that we have been awarded the Washington Reading Corps grant at Sifton for next year.   The position starts August 16, 2017 - July 31, 2018.  Here's a little information about the position:

What will WRC members do at Sifton?
  • support our classroom teachers with 'yellow zone' readers at least 4 times a week during reading WIN time. 
  • work one on one and/or in small groups with students to boost their phonics, phonemic awareness, fluency, reading strategies and/or word work. 
  • work closely with staff to provide targeted lessons based on classroom and small group assessments and vary instructional strategies based on student need and understanding.
  • plan and organize all of the pre-school story time with interactive songs, games, reading strategies art projects and parent involvement.
  • attend professional development opportunities offered to staff – especially when related to literacy. 
  • also attend literacy related school activities as well as any other PTO sponsored fun activities that promote fun and community.
  • attend all AmeriCorps training and attend the SERVES Conference in Yakima.
 
What do WRC members receive for their service?
 
  • Living stipend of $1,202.86 per month provided by WSC (before taxes)
  • Training and experience
  • Subsidized childcare provided by GAP Solutions Inc. (if qualified)
  • Health Insurance (member only and only if no other health insurance coverage)
  • Student loan forbearance (on qualifying loans)
  • $5,815 Education Award provided by National Service Trust (upon successful completion of 10.5 month term of service and 1,700 hours of service)
 
If you know of anyone who might be interested in this position - please pass along this informaton and direct them to the link below.  I am also happy to meet with anyone and answer any questions.    
  https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=56522&fromSearch=true

Mischel Dally
Associate Principal, Sifton Elementary
(360) 604-6675
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