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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 2004
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:

In-School Events:

  • 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 time.
  • 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.

At-Home Activities:

  • Visit the PARP website to read our Students' Visions.
  • Crossword Puzzles.
  • Madlibs.
  • 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.
Remember, you can find all of our PARP 2004 materials right here.

Game Donations
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.

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 3rd.

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 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




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