Read Across America
Apply for the Cat Tracks Tour
The MNEA highlight for each year’s Read Across America celebration is the Cat Tracks Tour. President Charles Smith and Vice President Brent Fullington will each make “Cat Tracks” in different parts of the state. If you would like to apply for a stop on the 2014 Cat Tracks Tour, apply online by Jan. 7, 2014. Contact Bernadette "Beeb" Gillis at (573) 634-3202 if you have questions about the Cat Tracks Tour. The official tour begins Feb. 24 and ends Feb. 28.
As you plan your campaign, remember to line up a photographer to record your event in pictures. Be sure to post your event ideas and photos on MNEA’s Facebook Page, www.facebook.com/MissouriNEA. Submit by March 7 high quality photos (prints from film or digital photos that are one megabyte or larger) and a short article detailing the photos to Debra Angstead, Missouri NEA, 1810 E. Elm St., Jefferson City, MO 65101.
View photos from the 2013 Cat Tracks Tour on the MNEA Flickr website.
Tools for a successful Read Across America
Your local efforts are a vital part of the life of NEA’s Read Across America campaign, which has become an anticipated celebration each March in schools across the country. March 2, 2014, marks the 109th birthday of Dr. Seuss and is NEA’s Read Across America Day. The campaign, in its 16th year, is a national celebration of reading centered around the March 2nd birthday of this beloved author.
Missouri NEA offers the following new items to help you celebrate Read Across America 2014:
Bookmarks and posters will be available at your MNEA regional office by mid December. Bookmarks, posters and fliers, as well as a variety of other family-outreach materials, are available in pdf format below. Contact Becky Stewart at (800) 392-0236 if you have questions about materials.
NEA tools and Seuss stuff
Visit www.nea.org/readacross to find an abundance of materials and ideas to help you celebrate this year. NEA offers new posters and a literacy calendar among a plethora of tools and ideas to help your celebration meet success.
You'll also find posters, hats, t-shirts and other Seuss items at the Read Across America store, http://www.nea.org/readacross/catalog.html. In addition to the NEA Cat-a-log store, Missouri NEA’s image item collection includes a “NEA’s Read Across America” lapel pin that sells for just $1. Contact David Predmore at (573) 634-3202 or order them online.