Hello fellow SERRC members!
The record high temperatures we experienced a few days during February vacation were certainly not aligned with Punxsutawney Phil’s prediction of a prolonged winter, and as seasoned New Englanders we know better than to celebrate those few warm days as an early arrival of spring. Although the weather may be unpredictable, the 49th Massachusetts Reading Association (MRA) Conference, Literacy Ignited certainly is not! Boasting new and exciting changes, the MRA Conference will be held at the Quincy Marriott with a Pre-Conference Institute on Sunday April 8th that promises to “Ignite the Fire With Powerful Talk”, followed by two days of literacy events on Monday April 9th and Tuesday April 10th that just can’t be missed! As an annual attendee of the MRA conference, I can assure you that even if the weather is frigid, you will be “warmed” intellectually and collectively as you listen to keynote speakers Kathy Collins and John Schumacher (Mr. Schu) as well as all-time favorites like Ralph Fletcher, Pam Allyn, Lester Laminack, Clare Landrigan, and Tammy Mulligan.
Look forward, think spring, and make plans to meet your colleagues on April 8th, 9th, and 10th for what is contending to be one of the best MRA Conferences in the history of the Massachusetts Reading Association!
Please be advised that the dinner reservations for our March 22nd meeting has to be postmarked by March 12th! Return the attached reservation page now if you have not done so already.
Don’t miss what is sure to be a fabulous evening "Creating Realistic Characters" with Author Brian Michaud!
We hope you will be attending!
Executive Board 2017-2018
Linda Lindsey…. Vice President
Jennifer Lindsey……. Secretary
Jane Eastep….Literacy Award Chair
PattiTexeira & Susan Bergstrand….Mini-Grants PattiTexeira….Hospitality
Tina Bourgeois……. Newsletter
Shirley Rebello…. Fundraising
Lisa Medeiros…Patricia Texeira Scholarship
Jennifer Lindsey…Honor Council
Bonnie Standring…. Past President