For the past 19 years the National Education Association (NEA) has celebrated Read Across America Day, which is also the birthday of author Dr. Seuss. Read Across America Day has grown into the nation’s largest reading observance with more than 45 million participating. The NEA is affiliated with your local union, the San Antonio Alliance of Teachers & Support Personnel. Each year we partner with them to bring our favorite Dr. Seuss characters into our SAISD schools to promote reading. Last school year, we had 50 SAISD schools participate in our event! Our goal is to motivate our SAISD students to read and create lifelong successful readers. Research has shown that children who are motivated and spend more time reading do better in school.
We want to extend the opportunity to invite your school to join us this year. Our 2017 Read Across America event will take place on Thursday, March 2, 2017. If you would like a visit from our Dr. Seuss characters, please fill out the campus request form and return it back to the San Antonio Alliance by 5pm on Friday, February 10, 2017. Please return all forms via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to (210) 226-4400.
If you have any questions, please contact Katy Bravenec at the Alliance Office at (210) 225-7174.