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The following piece can be used for school calendars, newspapers, newsletters, flyers, and information sheets sent home to parents, etc., whenever you want to remind folks about your NEA's Read Across America celebration. Feel free to adapt the text to suit your particular needs.

Download and customize your Sample "Save the Date" Announcement ( MS-WORD, 70 KB, 1 pg.)

Save the Date!

Grab Your Hat and Read with the Cat! Celebrate NEA's Read Across America Day

Those who are six, sixteen, sixty-four, and more have all kinds of great events in store for the National Education Association's nineteenth annual observance of NEA's Read Across America. NEA is calling America's children, both young and old, to reward their learning by celebrating the joys of reading on Dr. Seuss's birthday. Readers of all ages are encouraged to celebrate!

Our reading party here at [insert location] will take place on March 2, 2016, from [insert beginning time] to [insert ending time].

So please mark your calendars now and feel free to call [insert contact name and phone number] if you have questions. For more information about how to generate excitement for reading among America's children and their families and about best practices for motivating and teaching reading, visit


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