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Tips for Parents
Have your children read a selection silently before reading it out loud. This helps build confidence and understanding.

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 2003
Grab a Book Today, Read Across the USA!

Welcome to Parents As Reading Partners (PARP). Please take some time to become familiar with the activities planned for the next week. We have included some helpful information below:

In-School Events:

  • March 6: Pre-PARP Program. Uncle Sam visits Stratford Road.
  • March 10: PARP Kickoff Assembly Program with The Brothers Grinn.
  • March 12: Guest Reader Day. People from all walks of life visit individual classrooms to read and explain why reading is so important to their profession.
  • March 14: U.S. Trivia Game. The children will play, "Where in the USA is our Principal Gail Weinstein" during lunch.

Please Note that only activities with due dates will be collected. The rest are activities to enjoy at home with your child.

At-Home Activities:

  • Visit the PARP website to read our Students' Visions.
  • Write about your favorite vacation and submit it on Tuesday, March 11th.
  • Word Search Puzzles.
  • Crossword Puzzles.
  • The States Coloring Page.
  • Think up something you would love to see our Principal, Mrs. Weinstein do for the Principal's Challenge, then complete the form.
Remember, you can find all of our PARP 2003 materials right here.

Book Drive Donations
Beginning Monday, March 10th and continuing to Friday, March 14th, we will be collecting books that will be donated to a local charity.

For each day that your child reads for 15 minutes or more, please color in that day's luggage so that it can be added to the bulletin board to track our progress as we Read Across the USA.

Your Favorite Vacation
Tell us about your vacation in the USA using both words and pictures. Please submit by Tuesday, March 11th.

Principal's Challenge
If school-wide reading goals are met, our principal will perform three challenges proposed by our students. Please submit suggestions by Wednesday, March 12th.

Web Site:
We are very pleased to present, once again , the Stratford Road School PTA PARP web site! Online, the children will be responding to questions about reading and the USA 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 2003 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 should continue reading with your child every day!

Gayle Silver & Jule Weinstein, Co-Chairs
The Stratford Road School PTA PARP Committee




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