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.
"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
- 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.
Remember, you can find all of our PARP 2006 materials right here.
- Visit the PARP website to read our Students' Visions.
- Word Search
- Magic Item Coloring Forms to chart your reading progress.
- Review a favorite book.
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: 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 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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