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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 2006
"The Magic of Reading"

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:

  • 3/2 - 3/16 Photo Opportunity and Library Raffle
    The students and faculty are asked to send in a picture of themselves reading. We will display them around the school. Children who go to the town library will receive a raffle ticket. The drawing will be on guest reader day (March 17th).
  • 3/2 - 3/16 Read-a-Thon
    The children are encouraged to read each day and get sponsors to pledge money for each minute read.
  • 3/10 Pre-PARP Program- Magic comes to Stratford Road
    The students will meet magicians and receive a gift to bring home.
  • 3/13 PARP Kickoff- Magic Bob
    The students will attend an assembly performance featuring magic.
  • 3/13 - 3/17 Magical Items
    For every 15 minutes or more that your child reads, we are asking them to color and return a magical item from the package to be put on our PARP bulletin board.
  • 3/13 - 3/17 Red Rover Brain Teaser Game
    During the student's physical education period they will be playing Red Rover by answering brain teasing questions.
  • 3/14 Book Review
    The students can review a favorite book. The reviews will be displayed by the PARP bulletin board.
  • 3/15 Read a T-Shirt Day
    The faculty and students will wear T-shirts with words on them.
  • 3/15 Principal's Challenge
    Send in your ideas for the principal's challenge.
  • 3/17 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.
At-Home Activities:
  • Visit the PARP website to read our Students' Visions.
  • Word Search
  • Puzzles
  • Magic Item Coloring Forms to chart your reading progress.
  • Review a favorite book.
Remember, you can find all of our PARP 2006 materials right here.

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 9.

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 2006 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!

Kathy Rea & Lorraine O'Shea, Co-Chairs
The Stratford Road School PTA PARP Committee




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