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Reading with Ruby


Reading with Ruby

Lake Forest's very own Reading with Ruby program for the 2018-2019 school year will be offered again this fall. Ruby is a certified BARK Reading dog and has been reading with Lake Forest students for the past 9 years. Founded in 2007, BARK is an all-volunteer program that encourages children to increase their reading skills and self-confidence by reading aloud to certified therapy dogs.  Students can find it intimidating to read in front of classmates, but love to read to the non-judgmental, calming dogs. BARK now has 170 teams listening to kids in more than 100 schools and libraries in California.
  Lake Forest students will be invited to put their name into a drawing for a one-on-one session with Ruby on Friday mornings. Slips will be available all school year starting September in the library. Each week a student's name is drawn from the entry slips entered and parents are notified via email for the following Friday. A permission slipwill be attached to the notification. If for any reason you cannot attend as scheduled please notify Mrs. Carpenter immediately so that we can choose another student to participate.