Read Across America

Read Across America is an annual celebration of reading that culminates on March 2, the birthday of prolific children’s book author Theodor Seuss Geisel, known and loved worldwide as Dr. Seuss.



Melia Hoffman, Clara B. Worth School, Bayville

Thank you for sending The Cat to our school…he participated in a first grade Seussical Show and visited a few classrooms. It was a GREAT day!

Michelle Marto, Henry Harris School, Bayonne

We at Henry Harris just wanted to thank the team for visiting our school and making The Cat in the Hat visit such a wonderful experience for our students! They were very excited and happy they had visited. Not only were the children so happy, the team that came this time was very helpful and so nice. We thank you for the book as well. We got to read it to the children today, and they loved it of course.

Mrs. MaryAnn Blumstein, Livingston Park School

We at Livingston Park school wanted to take a moment to say thank you for sending us the Cat in the Hat. It was great fun!

Donald Gross, Principal, Pomona Preschool, Egg Harbor City

On behalf of my staff and students, I want to thank you for having the Cat in the Hat visit our school. I know that the students had a great time during his visit with us, and I am sure that even those big students who work with children also had fun. In addition, I want to thank NJEA for leaving us with the most recent publication of Dr. Seuss’s What Pet Should I Get? It will be a welcome addition to our classroom shared libraries. Again, thanks for allowing us to have the opportunity to meet and greet the Cat in the Hat.

Mary Horst, Wanaque School District

As the 2016 celebration of Read Across America comes to an end, I want to thank you for all the many kindnesses you have extended to me and the Wanaque School District throughout the years. It was been a real pleasure to me to work with NJEA to celebrate the power of reading and the importance of working together as a union to bring the very best experiences to our students that we can. Thank you!

Scott G. Uribe, Herma S. Simmons Elementary School, Clayton Public Schools

I wanted to take a moment to thank you and the NJEA for the opportunity to have The Cat in the Hat visit our school. The students were absolutely thrilled, even to the point where one student said to me that “this was the best day ever in school.” Thank you again for all of your time and effort in coordinating this very valuable event for our students.


Tell us about your RAA Celebration

Planning a great Read Across America event?  We want to hear about it!  Fill out the event form so we can share all the great things that are happening in New Jersey’s public schools.

Send us photos from your RAA Celebration

On behalf of the Cat in the Hat, NJEA will post photos of your Read Across America celebration in a gallery. Some of those photos will be published in the April edition of the NJEA Review. 

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