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Tuesday Tutoring is BACK!
(Covid willing)

Scholarship awarded to Franco Telles and
Arely Andrade Rodrigues

Arely shared that her first year in college was not picture perfect and that she learned from that experience. During her spring semester Arely earned A's in all five of her classes Writing and Inquiry, Psychology of Personality, Developmental Psych, Abnormal Psychology, Introduction to Sociology. Arely has completed 27 credits with a GPA of 3.037. After graduating from Sandhills in the Ophthalmic Medical Personnel Program and with an associate degree in science, Arely expressed interest in attending Appalachian State University to earn a degree
in Psychology. While attending Appalachian, she hopes to work in an eye care facility. After talking with

Arely, we are pleased to recommend that she receive a CALL Scholarship for her second year at Sandhills Community College. Arely is appreciative of the support from her family and the CALL Committee at Community Presbyterian Church. Arely shared that she would be willing to talk to the CALL students about her college experience and encourage them to always strive to do their best.

This summer Franco will be working part-time in the SCC business office. He is being trained as a cash receipt specialist and will work about twenty hours a week. Franco excels in math and is looking forward to this new experience. Franco loved working

with the tutors when he attended CALL and appreciated all the support he received! He enjoyed tutoring the younger students at CALL. Franco suggested that it would be great to have high school students help tutor at CALL. Ms. Pope the Director of CALL remembers how the CALL students looked up to Franco. Franco shared that he would be willing to talk to the mid highs at CALL about his college experience and how important it is

to give ll0% to your schoolwork. When asked about his plans after graduating from Sandhills. Franco

expressed interest in possibly attending UNC-Pembroke or UNC- Greensboro. His dream had always been to attend UNC-Chapel Hill, but because of the “higher costs"
he is considering other universities. Franco hopes to study math and finance. After talking with Franco, we are pleased to recommend that he receive a CALL Scholarship for his second year at Sandhills Community College. Franco is appreciative of
the support from his family and the CALL Committee at Community Presbyterian Church.

Scholarship Committee for CALL—Wanda Sweeney and Wanda Venable

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Scholarship awarded to Arely Andrade

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Arely is in the Sandhills Promise Program and qualified with a high GPA to get free tuition for 2 years at Sandhills Community College. The CALL scholarship will offset the costs of books, lab fees and other school supplies. Arely is so deserving of this honor. I first met Arely when she was seven years old and she was always very eager to be here with her tutor, Cathy Hilton. She would come in and have her snack, then she and Cathy would move to the front of fellowship hall so they could concentrate and focus on her work. They would accomplish the task and Arely always left with a smile on her face. During the summer enrichment (month of August before the students return to school) she tutored each day with the students. She gave back what had been given to her by being a tutor for the younger children. The children loved her and were blessed by her energy, leadership, giving of herself and making the extra effort for wonderful experiences for all of them. On a college website it was stated some common themes emerge from each individual applicant’s interests and talent: They’re smart. Motivated. Service oriented. Curious. Creative. Courageous. The kind of people who will not only flourish in, but actively enhance our community while they’re in college. Arely has all these qualities. There is no finer example of all these qualities today than Arely. My time with her has been of admiration and how she so effortlessly accomplishes tasks, works well with a group, takes direction well and such a joy to be with.
– Elizabeth Pope, Director of CALL
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Arley leads the pledge of allegiance at the October school board meeting

We are so proud of our friend Arley, who had the chance to make an appearance at the last school board meeting not only to lead the board in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance, but to share a beautiful story she wrote and read aloud in both Spanish and English! She did a wonderful job! 

Reading A-Z

RAZ (Reading A-Z) bags were delivered to our CALL students along with food (663 cans/food items that CPC donated) and money. CALL is founded on Double Jeopardy, reading daily for 20 minutes is the plan of action. RAZ bags helped meet this goal for the month of September. We will run a book mobile, taking books, crafts, board, and card games to the families we serve. Reading is
the gateway to helping our students and could become a valued part of any program’s arsenal. It will help
to disseminate information, erase barriers, and equalize opportunity for all our families. The bookmobile could generate a mobile outreach for CALL.

 

When they read for 10 hours CALL will purchase them a book from Amazon and have it mailed to them. We will use the log sheet they have used for the 20 minutes/day. It will be in a folder, signed off by the parent and I will pick up the books they have finished reading and bring more books at their grade level.

 

In October we will implement the two websites – IXL and Reading RAZ for math and reading comprehension. All families have a laptop (donated to us) and a “hot spot” so they have internet access. This hurdle was accomplished this summer. Our prayer is for the tutors to remain safe and still have a viable program. When Covid-19 is at the baseline and not spiking we will imagine a safe way to gather with the students and moms. The tutors are the most important component of the program and the children are missing them so much. Thank you for your prayers, donations, and love.

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CALL Literacy for Moms.

Literacy Changes Lives—Motheread Changes Literacy

The moms in the CALL program are using the Motheread curriculum to learn to read better, read to their children in English and teach them Spanish from a bi-lingual book. Motheread, Inc. is a nationally acclaimed, private, non-profit organization that combines literacy instruction with child development, adult empowerment or employment skills. Their goal is for adults and children to learn to use the power of literacy to discover more about themselves, their families, and their communities.

In Motheread adult classes, participants learn critical literacy skills in a group structure that supports their own sense of worth and ability. These classes are appropriate for all adults, regardless of reading ability or prior educational experience. By teaching the “why” of reading rather than just emphasizing the “how,” classes also encourage parents to be reading role models for their children. For children, Story Exploring (the curriculum) provides a structured environment for learning reading, critical-thinking, and problem-solving skills.

Last week at CALL, we read “The Ugly Duckling” who was not accepted by the other ducks at the lake. He was different and told he did not belong. This lead the group of moms to discuss incidences of bullying in school and we talked about skills their child needed so they were not afraid. Each day the moms read to their children, the children are reading more, and both are being transformed by Literacy. The moms are learning English, the children are being taught Spanish by their moms, they are becoming reading role models and both are problem-solving.

C.A.l.l. is fun! So many memories!

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