Read Across America
Cat Tracks Tour
Once again Missouri NEA's president and vice president will tour the state to promote reading through NEA's Read Across America the week of March 2, the birthday of the noted children's author Theodore Geisel—better known as Dr. Seuss. This year two Cat in the Hats will tour the state. MNEA President Chris Guinther will head one direction, while MNEA Vice President Charles Smith will head the other in hopes of bringing MNEA's Read Across America message to more kids and bringing more smiles across the state. The 2013 Cat Tracks Tour will take place Feb. 22 - March 2, 2013. Check out the schedule to see you will receive a visit from the Cat.
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.
Find MNEA Cat Tracks photos on Flickr.com
Read Across America materials
NEA's Read Across America resources include free stuff to print and reproduce such as a downloadable calendar, bookmarks and posters.
Download materials from the list below or contact your MNEA UniServ office to see if they have a supply for distribution. Contact Becky Stewart at (800) 392-0236 if you are having a problem obtaining materials.
Need posters, hats, t-shirts and other Seuss items? The Read Across America store is posted at 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.
From SmileMakers, a Staples company
Members can celebrate in style with over 100 Seuss products available for purchase online at www.smilemakers.com/NEASeussStore.html. Log in Members Only or watch In the Loop for the Members Only promo code to receive 20 percent off, plus free shipping with any order $25 or more. A percentage of the profits from Read Across America sales will be donated to benefit the NEA's literacy program.