Volume 54 | March 19, 2022
Today's "Keeping in Touch" Topic is Spring.
Greetings, Tutors!
You are key to helping our students and program thrive. Over the years, I’ve seen the look of pride and accomplishment on the faces of the students who have participated in our literacy program.

I’ve heard amazing stories about the life transformations that have occurred for many who have benefited from working with our volunteer tutors. As we begin the seasonal shift from winter to spring, I look forward to learning about your continued successes and your student's life-changing moments.  
As always, please do not hesitate to reach out to me if you have questions or need help with tutoring strategies. Be well and take care.
With gratitude and hope,

Your Tutor Support Specialist
Tutor Engagement

REMINDER:  Goal and Achievement Forms!
After every student post-test, we are required by our funders to collect goal and achievement information on each student who has received instruction.
The post-test is only one measure of progress and certainly does not tell how the student is using and applying the language skills that they are developing. The data collected with the Goal and Achievement Form illustrates the usage and current changes in your student’s language skills. Our funders are not only interested in test score changes, but more importantly, they want to know what language skills have been developed and in which situations.  
Please help us collect this important information related to your student by completing the Goal and Achievement Form at each post-test. Laurie Hoffman, our Program Manager, is available to answer any questions that you may have regarding the form. 

Libraries and Laptops/Tablets  

Did you know that most libraries check out laptops and/or tablets for in-house use with your student during a tutoring session there? Check with your library for its policy and procedure. 
Resources for Your Student
Conversation Groups
Continue to encourage your intermediate and above level student to participate in virtual and in-person groups. Click here for information on the 10 Literacy DuPage Conversation Groups.   
The Elmhurst Resource Collaboration will hold a "Back to School Fair: Health and Resources" on August 6th. Click here for additional info.

Learn more about the Illinois Nutrition Education Program meeting held every Wednesday through May 4th.
Community Resources
Northwestern Medicine launched a Spanish-speaking support group to help those going through cancer treatment to connect without a language barrier. The group meets virtually at 6:30 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month.

To register and receive a link to join the virtual discussion, e-mail counseling@livingwellcrc.org  including first and last name and “Grupo de Español” in the subject line. All programs and services are free. Learn more at https://livingwellcrc.org/

DuPage County residents, who have been diagnosed with COVID-19, may be eligible to receive wrap-around services from a number of community agencies. Click here for more details. 
Activities for Your Lessons
Select a few fun Spring resources for your student.

Need help? Reach out to Carol Garcia, your Tutor Support Specialist!