Pictures: 2014 Read Across America Bookfair

Thank you to all who attended and supported the Virginia Beach Education Association / Virginia Beach Education Foundation Barnes & Noble Book Fair on March 1, 2014. Read Across America Day, NEA’s national reading celebration, takes place each year on or near March 2, the birthday of Dr. Seuss. Now in its thirteenth year, this year-round program focuses on motivating children and teens to read through events, partnerships, and reading resources. For several years, the VBEA has teamed up with Barnes & Noble to incorporate a fundraising book fair to benefit the Virginia Beach Education Foundation, which provides grants for innovative and creative learning programs in our schools.

Students from many schools visited the book fair where they received Cat in the Hat goodies and listened to Dr. Seuss books read by board members Bev Anderson and Dottie Holtz. Thanks to student’s Karis McLaughlin, from Red Mill ES and Damian Ream from the Va. Teachers for Tomorrow of Kellam HS who read and dressed as Thing 1 and Thing 2.The following schools and teachers had students who attended:

  • Bayside: Decker
  • Dey: Thompson , Chiaveratti, Harvey
  • Fairfield: Shipley
  • Hermitage: Shrockman, Brewer, Perez
  • Independence MS: Sachs, L. Hughes
  • Kempsville MS: Kinert, Neilson
  • Pembroke Meadows: Miller, Hall
  • Thalia: Hartin, Trinton, Reed, Holly
  • Three Oaks: McLaughlin, Strack, Mallard
  • White Oaks: Wall, Flowers, Waters
  • Woodstock: Erwin

Congratulations to teacher Sara Chiaveratti (dressed as The Cat in the Hat) from John B. Dey Elementary School who had the highest number of students attend. Sara received a basket filled with gift cards that were donated by Karen Mallard and VBEA.