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Use the library with your children. Help them learn how to locate books with the help of catalogs and librarians.
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ABOUT PARP

PARP is a statewide program designed to encourage children to read at home with their parent/guardian, grandparents or siblings for 15 minutes each day. Learning to read is the single most important activity in a child's education.

Studies show that children who read at home are better prepared to succeed in formal education. PARP asks parents/guardians to encourage their children to read, impressing upon them the fact that reading can be fun as well as informative. Reading to our children further helps to supplement the excellent reading programs currently used in our school.

PARP 2000
BOOKING TO FUTURE

Welcome to Parents/People As Reading Partners (PARP). Please take some time to become familiar with the activities planned for the next two weeks. As a grand finale to PARP this year, the children will be able to spend PARP certificates, which they have earned from reading, at the PARP Boutique. We have included some helpful information below:

In-School Events:

  • Friday, March 3 - Kickoff Assembly with "The Storycrafters"
  • Monday, March 6-17 - During regularly scheduled library time, students will answer questions about the future online
  • Friday, March 10 - Guest Reader Day
  • Tuesday/Wednesday, March 14/15 - Book Swap
  • Friday, March 17 - PARP Boutique
At-Home Activities:
  • Book Review
  • Word Scavenger Hunt
  • Word Search
  • Principal's Challenge
  • Make-a-Word
  • Crossword Puzzle
  • Family Game Night/Turn off the TV
PARP Time Sheets
Beginning Monday, March 6th, we are requesting your child and their reading partner to read for 15 minutes and complete the time sheet daily. Please return the time sheet to school on Friday, March 10th for your child to earn their PARP gift certificate. As our goals are met, each day another part of the "children of the future" will appear in the school lobby and online. Please encourage your child to read and help our "children" grow.

Create a Book Review
Please ask your child to choose a book they would like to recommend to a friend. Then, on the project sheet, have your child complete the information requested. Please return this sheet to school beginning Monday, March 6th through Friday, March 10th. The completed sheets will be used to create a "Book Chain" in school.

Book Swap
Every child is being asked to swap a gently used or new book. This is a one for one swap - each child will receive ONE book! The book you choose should be age-appropriate for your child's grade. Please send the book in with your child between Monday, March 6th and Friday, March 10th. Book Swap will take place on March 14th and 15th.

Principal's Challenge
If school-wide reading goals are met, our principal will perform three challenges proposed by our students. Please submit suggestions by Friday, March 10th.

Family Game Night/Turn off the TV
On Tuesday, March 14th, encourage your family to turn off the TV and play games involving reading. These can include Scrabble, Cat in the Hat, Clue, Monopoly, Boggle, etc. Have fun together!

Web Site: www.parp.org
We are very pleased to present, for the first time ever, the Stratford Road School PTA PARP web site! Online, the children will be responding to questions about the future during their regularly scheduled library time. You can check this site daily for updates and to read your child's responses. You can find almost all of the materials for PARP 2000 on the Materials Page.

The PARP projects were designed to be both simple and fun and we hope your child and their reading partner enjoy doing them. Even after PARP is officially over, you may continue booking to the future with your child every day!

The Stratford Road School PTA PARP Committee
Francine Benjamin & Janene Gronich, Co-Chairs

 

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