welcomeWelcome to the new website for the Placer Area Reading Council. We are redesigning our site to better serve and inform our members. It is our hopes that this site will provide resources and tools for building or enhancing your love for reading. Let us know how we can make this site better.

The Placer Area Reading Council (PARC) is a professional organization affiliated with the California Reading Association (CRA) and the International Reading Association (IRA). We are composed of teachers, administrators, parents, librarians, paraprofessionals, students, and others interested in promoting literacy.

ourmissionPARC seeks to foster the love of reading, and improve the teaching and writing at all educational levels by providing informative meetings and in-services; recognizing the efforts of local educators, students and community members; and promoting mutual understanding and cooperative efforts among teachers, administrators, parents, and the community.

Seeds-of-LiteracyCongratulations to the PARC 2013 Seeds of Literacy Award Winners

Kelly Harless (Fiddyment Farm)
David Denney (Fiddyment Farm)
Rich Pierucci (Superintendent Roseville CSD)
Shawna Lukasko (Maidu)
Rhonda Tory (Excelsior)
Becky Connolly (Penryn Elementary)
Mary Ann Hinrichs (Colfax Elementary)
Patricia Shier (Antelope Creek)
Tammy Penney (Rocklin Academy)
Ellen Brown (Rocklin Elementary)
Becky Moore (Stoneridge)
Joyce Alumbaugh (Ridgeview)
Christina Carr (Woodbridge)

Thank you for all you do to inspire in children the love for reading and writing.

Dinner and Awards Ceremony, March 20th
Seating/Registration: 5:00 – 5:30
Dinner/Awards Ceremony: 5:30 – 7:30
Location: Sierra View Country Club, 105 Alta Vista Lane, Roseville [Map]

RSVP to join us in honoring these individuals at a special dinner. [Registration Form]


[Flyer and Registration Form Here]


Click above to watch an interview/StorySmashup with Dav Pilkey & Jeff Kinney (Captain Underpants & Wimpy Kid books) They describe how they plan, and organize a book.

An Afternoon with Loomis Grammar … A School That Reads!

Thank you Principal Rick Judd, and first grade teachers Amy Nash and Jenn Tverberg, for showing us how the Daily 5 and CAFE have supercharged your reading program at all grade levels at Loomis Grammar!



Promoting literacy and love of reading by building free book exchanges.
[More Information]



Here’s a link for a copy of the hand outs from the CRA PDI.




Click on the logo to the right to access Resources for the California Young Readers’ Medal Books:



facebookbannerEvery principal who has 10 teachers “like” us on our facebook page will receive one free membership. [more information here]

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Follow what is happening at a fellow
CRA Council , the Sacramento Area
Reading Association (SARA).[SARA Website]

Congratulations to our Seeds of Literacy Award Members:

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Amy Nash
Loomis Grammar Elementary
Beth Furdek
Excelsior Elementary

barrettAnd, congratulations to the Barrett Ranch Seeds of Literacy Award Winners: Jamie Frates (honoree), Judy Lynch (honoree), Jennifer De Bortoli (honoree) and principal,
Sara Wegner.

Congratulations to Loomis ElementarySchool logo for Loomis Grammar School
for achieving the status of an IRA Exemplary School