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Tips for Parents
When you finish reading together, encourage your children with praise.

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 2008
"Stratford's Reading Road Trip"

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:

    Friday, March 7
    PARP Kick off
    Pep Rally through the halls conducted by representatives from the high school.

    Monday, March 10
    Wear A Hat From Somewhere in the U.S.
    Show your spirit for PARP by wearing a hat that is from somewhere you have been, or from your favorite team or that has anything to do with the U.S.!

    Family Recommendation Night
    Ask a family member to recommend a book for you to read.

    Tuesday, March 11
    Carry A Poem in Your Pocket
    Bring a poem to school and share it with a friend.

    Travel Into a Book
    Return your creative writing & drawing activity that asks you to tell us about your travels into a book.

    Read A Magazine or Newspaper Night
    Spend some time Reading Newsday's Kid's section or a favorite magazine.

    Wednesday, March 12
    Read A T-Shirt Day
    Students and staff are invited to wear a t-shirt with words on them from someplace they have been.

    Books online Night at
    Visit the Kids Plus section of the Plainview Old Bethpage library website. Find links to favorite author websites, games and much more. Internet access available at the library.

    Thursday, March 13
    DEAR - Drop Everything And Read
    Have your book ready so you can drop everything and read at a special time during the day.

    Family Game Night
    Turn off the TV and play a word game like Boggle, Scrabble or "20 Questions" with a literary theme.

    Friday, March 14
    Sock It To Reading
    Wear crazy or mismatched socks to school to show your spirit for PARP Week.

    Guest Reader Day
    Special invited guests will visit with students and read to them. Prizes for all students!

    Friday, March 16
    Raffle Prizes Awarded
    Library raffles will be drawn. Each grade will have a winner!

    Family Night Out 7:00 PM
    Come to Stratford Road to celebrate the end of our PARP week with a book reading and a movie! Advance reservations suggested.

At-Home Activities:
  • Visit the PARP website to read our Students' Visions.
Remember, you can find all of our PARP 2008 materials right here.

Principal's Challenge
If school-wide reading goals are met, our principal will provide a special treat for our students.

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 2008 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!

Patrice Finkelstein, Jess Lopez, Stefanie Nelkens,
Jill Pfeiffer, Kathy Rea and Elaine Strauss
The Stratford Road School PTA PARP Committee




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