Cat Tour Request


The deadline for tour requests is Jan. 2, 2019. Complete form below to submit your request to be on this year's tour. 

Since 1999, Missouri NEA has sponsored a Cat in the Hat tour to help inspire reading in Missouri’s youth. The National Education Association’s nationwide reading celebration takes place each year on and around March 2, the birthday of beloved children’s author Dr. Seuss. 

Need ideas for celebrating Read Across America? Visit
the MNEA Read Across America page. If you have questions about appropriate events for the Cat in the Hat tour, contact MNEA Communications Director Debra Beckman, (573) 634-3202.

Please Note: Missouri NEA does not coordinate Cat Tracks Tour Read Across America events. MNEA's president and vice president will attend events and deliver remarks. MNEA will provide the Cat in the Hat costume, but the local affiliate representative or school contact person must provide a volunteer (no taller than 5' 7") to wear the costume. Please review the other Cat Tracks Guidelines  to ensure a successful Cat Stop. 

Cat Tracks Application

MNEA Member's Name

First Name:

Last Name:

Email Address:
Primary Phone Number:  
Location of Event    

Local MNEA Affiliate:

School Name:  
Street Address:
Zip Code:  

Details of Event
First Choice (Date & Time):
Second Choice (Date & Time):
Time MNEA president and Cat in the Hat should arrive:  
Time the event(s) will conclude:


Describe the event you have planned for the Cat in the Hat's visit:


Explain how you will work to publicize the event through local media:


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Read to Achieve Contest 

If your school is within the KCTV5 viewing area (greater Kansas City), teachers at your school are eligible for a chance to win $1,000. The Read to Achieve contest is co-sponsored by Missouri NEA and Kansas NEA.

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