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.
Entertain Your Brain... Read!
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:
- 2/26 Pre-PARP Program The Cat in the Hat Visits Stratford Road School
Children will meet the Cat in the Hat at lunch and receive a special gift to bring home.
- 2/26 through 3/5 PARP Website
Children will be visiting the PARP website and answering questions about reading during library
- 3/1 PARP Kickoff Reading is Magic
Children will attend assembly program with a performance by Magician Bob.
- 3/1 through 3/5 Red Rover Brain Teaser Game
Learning is fun! During their physical education period, our children will be playing Red Rover
and answering all kinds of brainteasers.
- 3/3 Guest Reader Day
During this annual event we invite guests from all walks of life to visit the individual classrooms
and read to our students. The guest reader explains to the students the importance of reading in
their chosen profession.
- 3/5 Scattegories Game final PARP program
The children will entertain their brains by playing Scattegories during lunch.
Please note that only activities with due dates will be collected. The rest
are activities to enjoy at home with your child.
Remember, you can find all of our PARP 2004 materials right here.
- Visit the PARP website to read our Students' Visions.
- Crossword Puzzles.
- Lightbulb coloring form to add brainpower to our bulletin board.
- Student Survey.
- Most Entertaining Book. Children can write and draw a book review describing their favorite book. Book reviews will be
put on display in school.
Beginning Monday, March 1st and continuing to Friday, March 5th, we will be collecting games
that will be donated to a local charity. Please read this for more information.
If school-wide reading goals are met, our principal will perform three challenges proposed by our students. Please submit suggestions by Wednesday, March 3rd.
Web Site: www.parp.org
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 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 2004 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
Return to Current PARP Home Page