During a school visit, the Cat posed for a picture with students at Schuyler School.
Good afternoon. I just wanted to thank you for the great visit from the Cat in the Hat today! All of the children and staff were so thrilled!
-- Jen Koby, Lenape Meadows School, Mahwah
The children at George Washington School loved the Cat in the Hat visit today. We wanted to thank NJEA and the Cat!!
-- Sue Dorsa, George Washington School, Mahwah
I can't thank you enough for yesterday's visit! All day today I received compliments from the staff about our program. They all agree that you were the star of show! We wouldn't put together such an amazing presentation if The Cat were not visiting. Just like last year, your appearance started the ball rolling on our month long Read Across America celebration here at Lincoln School. The students loved your antics, your dancing, and your high fives. More importantly, your visit motivated them to do even more reading. In two weeks, we have nearly read across America; we are at 5,731 books and chapters, only 66 "miles" short of our goal of 5,797 "miles" (the distance from the easternmost point of Maine to the westernmost point of Hawaii.) Thank you for the special work you do.
-- Tamara Benc, Lincoln School, Garwood Public Schools
We recently had a wonderful visit from The Cat in the Hat. Our students were very excited to meet The Cat and engage in various activities. The program was a huge success. The children loved getting their pictures taken with The Cat and receiving his special message: Read, Read, Read. We know this will be a cherished memory for our children for many years to come.
-- Gina Boyles, H & M Potter School
Holland Township School was lucky enough to have the NJEA Cat visit our preschool and kindergarten students on Feb. 26. Our art teacher, Mrs. Welsh read two books to the children before the Cat entered the room. The children were so excited to see the Cat and to make a pledge to continue reading throughout the year. We also invited back to our school some of the retirees to read to the children in their classrooms. A good time was had by all! Thank you and the Cat for the opportunity to share the love of reading with our children.
-- Joyce Criss, Holland Township School, Milford
On behalf of the students and staff at Memorial School in North Haledon, I would like to say thank you for organizing the Cat in the Hat visit. Everyone had a great time and Joe was fantastic!!
-- Steph Macalle, Memorial School, North Haledon
The Cat in the Hat walked into the Lakehurst Elementary School gymnasium on Feb. 12 to a very excited and energized audience of preschool through fourth grade students. The classes assembled in the gym to hear Superintendent Jill Dobrowansky announce the winners of their Read Across America Read-A-Thon. It was just when Mrs. Dobrowansky finished leading the entire audience in a pledge of the Reader's Oath that the Cat in the Hat walked in and the cheers erupted. An energetic and enthusiastic Mrs. Dobrowansky helped the Cat announce the winners, give out certificates, and take pictures of the winners with the Cat in the Hat. The event was organized by one of their preschool teachers, Mrs. Brucato-Wilson. She states that when she filled out the NJEA application to have the official Cat in the Hat visit the school, she could have never imagined the effect it would have on the school! The students, teachers, and parents were energized, motivated, and eager to read as much as they could.
-- Jill Dobrowansky, Lakehurst Elementary School, Lakehurst
The entire school, both kids and staff, loved your performance today! We wish we could have kept you for the whole day, but we are so appreciative of the time that you generously spent with us and the unique touches you added to our presentation. The costume was beyond expectation and the "moves" you had were priceless. The kids just loved all of the high-fives and dancing that you did. Best of all, were your Cat in the Hat pranks, just like in the book! Thank you for all of the fun ways you helped us to encourage all of our students to become lifelong readers! My afternoon was a blur of compliments and thanks from colleagues and kids who just loved you both! We thank you again and again! Here's to happy reading!
-- Kathy Porter, East End School