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2014 Read Across America Events

CTA officers:

Dean Vogel

9:30am with Tom Torlakson at David Lubin Elementary (Ben Carson Reading Room) 3535 M Street Sacramento, CA reading “Thank you, Mr. Falker”.

1:30pm Suisun Elementary 725 Golden Eye Way, Suisun City, CA 94585 School Contact: Janet Robertson (Read Across America committee member) - 707-718-0502 (cell) reading “The Day the Crayons Quit”.

Eric Heins

10:30am | Bagby Elementary, 1840 Harris Ave, San Jose, CA, School Contact: Alicia Hinde - 408-502-2440 (cell)  reading “The Day the Crayons Quit”.

Mikki Cichocki

10:30am La Jolla Elementary, 14745 Willowgrove Place, Moreno Valley, CA School Contact: Katherine Underwood 951-990-0603 (cell) reading “The Day the Crayons Quit”.


Local Events:


Monday, March 3, 2014, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Bay Farm School - 200 Aughinbaugh Way, Alameda, CA 94502

We will be having our annual Seussical Birthday Bash! Students (we have 530) will dress up for Pajama Day (sponsored by our Student Council and Library/Media Center) to celebrate the day in style. VIPs from our district office will join us to read aloud Dr. Seuss titles. Reading Buddies will read aloud to their lower grade buddy classes. Kindergartners cook Green Eggs and Ham! And we host an online live webinar using Black-Board Collaborate to share our reading fun across our district and beyond. Our webinar features a Seuss Trivia Challenge, Readers Theatre of Green Eggs and Ham, letters to the Lorax, and favorite Seuss titles we love to read. You can learn more about it at our Dr. Seuss site (currently being updated) and see other years of celebration too!


Saturday, March 1, 2014, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Chico Children’s Park

Our local County Office of Ed and Unified Teachers Associations are hosting a public reading day at Children’s Park in Chico. Teachers will read to families in the community. Contact: Rachel Frank 530-965-0461(cell)     


Monday, March 3  9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., 501 S. Santa Fe Avenue, Compton, CA  90221

Event will be at the CUSD District Offices. Over 900 students from 7 Elementary Schools will participate in the event.


Friday, February 28, 10:00 – 11:00 am, School library at Diamond Point Elementary, 24150 Sunset Crossing Road, Diamond Bar, CA 91765

We are having a “Be a Super Hero…Read to a Child” themed event at our school on Friday, February 28th.  We will be having guest readers in our classrooms. Contact Michael Da Rosa 909-223-3354.


Thursday, March 6, 4:00 – 5:30 pm at Solano Mall

The Fairfield-Suisun Teachers Association (FSUTA) in collaboration with the Solano Mall is asking you to join us in bringing a nation of readers of all ages together to celebrate the fun and value of reading. Contact:  Jacquelyn Moultrie 707-422-3600


March 3, 8:30 am Bella Vista Elemantary 22661 Old Alturas Road, CA 96008

Every Read Across America Day my fifth graders and their kindergarten buddies have a “green eggs and ham” breakfast as our principal reads “Green Eggs and Ham.” It’s been a tradition for many years. My fifth graders get to wear their pajamas to class and bring a favorite stuffed animal. We have guest readers throughout the day. Contact: Niki Manning 530-549-4415.


Walker Elementary School  - recipient of an NEA Read Across America Grant

Read-a-Thon ran Jan. 27 to Feb. 7. Students at each grade level who read “above and beyond their reading goals” are selected as Student VIPs. On March 3,  we have a school assembly “Literature Comes to Life” which includes our students and staff. Contact: Grace Nall at kaleki_1@msn.com


March 3, 4:00 – 5:00 pm, Thousand Oaks Library, 1401 E Janss Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91362

We will be holding an event in conjunction with the Thousand Oaks Library. All of our schools will be planning a week of activities. Unified Association of Conejo Teachers. Site contact: Colleen Briner-Schmidt 805-499-9344


March 3 Foothill High Library | 4375 Foothill Road |Pleasanton | CA | 94588

The Foothill High Library will be having a Read-In all day. Contact: Patti Stein 510-219-7432.


March 3, Sunset Elementary 1920 41st Ave.

A tradition that brings scores of city dignitaries together every year, the Sunset Elementary read-aloud day will host approximately 50 volunteers, including SF Police Chief Greg Suhr, Fire Chief Joanne Hayes-White, Supervisor Katy Tang, Board of Education Vice President Emily Murase, Ph.D., and Commissioner Jill Wynns, and Superintendent Richard Carranza to read

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