Musings from MCCIRA

A Literacy Newsletter

Welcome Back!

The MCCIRA Board is excited to begin a new school year and we are looking forward to all of the events we have planned! If you aren't already a member, now is the time to join so you don't miss out. Get to know colleagues from around the county as well as other literacy like-minded individuals. Our first event is October 19th! Author Caroline Hickey will share ways to spark a love of reading and writing in our students! Pre-registration is required. Register below!

Yours in Books,

Brooke Dymond, President

Dawn Little, Vice President

Laurie Oyer, Treasurer

Melissa Salvesen, Membership Director

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Finding the FUN in Fiction!

Join MCCIRA on October 19th as guest speaker Caroline Hickey discusses ways to use creative writing to spark a love of both reading and writing in your students. Bring a pen, paper, and your imagination, and be ready to participate!

Caroline Hickey is a middle grade author and creative writing instructor. She is an adjunct professor in the Writing for Children and Young Adults program at McDaniel College, and an instructor at Writopia Lab. She has published nine books and is a frequent speaker at schools on the importance of free writing, editing, and having fun with fiction.

Register here!

Download the flyer and share it with colleagues!

It's Time to Renew or Join MCCIRA!

Our Membership Drive is rolling. You can join at any time.

If you join before September 30, 2017 you will receive $3 off your membership fee

Regular Membership $30.00

Retirees, Undergrad Students, Instructional Assistants $15.00

Download our membership application here: MCCIRA 17-18

PONY or mail application and check to:

Melissa Salvesen

Jackson Road Elementary School

900 Jackson Road

Silver Spring, MD 20904

Or to pay by credit card, go to SoMIRAC and join MCCIRA through them.


We are a literacy organization located in Montgomery County, Maryland and a local council of the State of Maryland International Reading Association (SoMIRAC) and affiliate of the International Literacy Association (ILA), formerly the International Reading Association.