Students in New Mexico will join millions of their peers across the country to celebrate the sixteenth annual National Education Association’s (NEA) Read Across America Day on Monday, March 3, 2014
NEA’s Read Across America Day, which celebrates Dr. Seuss’s birthday and the joys of reading, expects more than 45 million readers, both young and old, to pick up a book and read.
To honor the good doctor and celebrate the fun and value of reading, NEA-New Mexico is asking you to join NEA and many of America’s leading literacy, youth, and civic groups in bringing a nation of readers together under one hat-the red and white stovepipe made famous by the Cat in the Hat-for a flurry (or furry) of reading excitement!
The Cat in the Hat and complimentary books for the students will appear at the following schools thanks to Local NEA leaders and cooperating school officials:
|DATE||SCHOOL||TOWN/CITY||LOCAL CONTACT||Contact Info|
|Feb 8||Booker T. Washington El.||Las Cruces||Pattie Burnam||575-527-9595|
|Feb 19||Loma Heights Elementary||Las Cruces||Nicole Coca||575-527-9546|
|Feb 27||Ann Parish Elementary||Los Lunas||Mary McGowan||505-865-9652|
|Feb 28||W.D. Carroll Elementary||Bernalillo||Antoinette Garcia||505-867-3366|
|March 3||Ruth N. Bond Elementary||Kirtland||Christine Hubbell||505-598-5178|
|March 4||Amy Biehl Community||Santa Fe||Jay Trujillo||505-467-2100|
|March 5||EJ Martinez Elementary||Santa Fe||Todd Hansen||505-989-5486|
|March 5||Gonzales Elementary||Santa Fe||Mary Howard||505-982-7207|
|March 6-7||Bernalillo Elementary and other schools||Bernalillo||Michael R. Chavez||505-867-3366|
|March 7||Yucca Elementary School||Artesia||Lucy Bejarano||575-746-3711|
|March 21||Hatch Public Library||Hatch||Donna Renteria||575-267-4649|
|March 27||Los Ninos Kindergarten Center||Espanola||Maria Elena Salazar||505-753-6819|
|April 3||Sierra Vista Elementary||Las Vegas City||Cindy Sandoval||505-429-2586|
Our goal is to show America’s children the joy of reading and build a nation of readers-on March 3 and every day. For more information NEA’s Read Across America, visit www.nea.org/readacross and www.readacrossamerica.org and learn of other reading celebrations that are happening from coast to coast.