Two Rivers Newsletter

Fall Edition -2015

Sailing Through Literacy With Two Rivers Reading Council

This school year has started off faster than ever! With all our work and family activities there is hardly anytime to relax. But as educators, we need to find a balance. Two Rivers Reading Council helps to find the balance between professional development and making lasting friendships.

Hope to see you soon!

~Julie & Tricia

Current Contests

Building Representative Contest #1---- Display

Promote Two Rivers Reading Council with your display!

Email TRRC your display by Oct. 15th to win a free yearly membership and a "Night Out On the Town" Basket.

Contest #2---- Membership Drive

Recruit members to join Illinois Reading Council through TRRC. TWO professional organizations for the price of one!

Building Representatives do need to collect membership forms & return by October 15th. Checks are made out to TRRC to receive $5 discount for new members.

$40 for new members, $45 for renewing members (we can hold your check until your membership expires this year), $25 for pre-service or non-certified staff.

Bonus for the Building rep who collects the most memberships.

New or renewing members will be put in a drawing for a $100 gift card to a hotel stay.

Good Luck!

Upcoming Calendar of Events & PD

We are Building S.T.E.A.M.

In this workshop, educators and parents will learn easy ways to incorporate STEAM into the classroom and home!

STEAM is an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math education.Learn how to focus on these areas together not only because the skills and knowledge in each discipline are essential for student success, but also because these fields are deeply intertwined in the real world and in how students learn most effectively.

Register here

IRC Convention "Passport to Possibilities"

October 1-3, 2015
Peoria, Illinois

Thousands of literacy advocates, educators, and researchers will gather from October 1-3, 2015 for the 48th Annual IRC Conference, Passport to Possibilities, at the Peoria Civic Center and Peoria Marriott Pere Marquette Hotel in Peoria, Illinois.


November 17

Holiday Reading Night: Family Literacy Night @ Bourbonnais Administration Office,


January 14

Dave Shepard: Middle Matters: An event for Parents and Staff to “Exploring What Makes a Middle Schooler Tick” @ Bradley Central Middle School


Wired Wednesday Webinars

Free PD hours for TRRC/IRC members- every month!

The Illinois Reading Council and the Wisconsin State Reading Association are pleased to offer the FREE Webinar series for IRC and WSRA members in 2015-2016. This year's topic is Culturally Responsive Instruction.

We have some great events and professional development planned for this school year, but we always want your input and feedback. Why not become a Board member of Two Rivers Reading Council next year?