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

Our Thanks to Everyone

Many wonderful people work together to create a successful PARP week. We would like to recognize their involvement and show our appreciation for making this event a pleasure to undertake.

The PARP Committee:

    Patrice Finkelstein, Jess Lopez, Stefanie Nelkens,
    Jill Pfeiffer, Kathy Rea and Elaine Strauss

Staff participation is important to the success of any PTA program. We thank the entire Stratford Road School staff for their support and spirit all week long. Special thanks to our teacher committee for their valuable input and administration's encouragement of this event:

Mrs. ClarkMrs. BriguglioMs. AronsonMrs. Torres
Mr. ScesneyMs. BowersMs. LaViolaMrs. Horowitz
Mrs. LevyMs. BishopMrs. NewmanMr. Szwejkowski
Mrs. MontanaMrs. LabowitzMrs. Rose

Parent volunteers are a huge help. We thank committee members for being available and sharing their time and skills.

Guest Readers from our schools and community deserve special appreciation for taking time out of their busy schedules to read to our children.

The Staff at the Children's Center, Plainview-Old Bethpage Public Library welcomed our students and made our raffle a success.

The Gronich family hosted our PARP web-site.

Ellen Hayman designed and created the PARP bags our classes used to gather their states and bring them to us to record their reading minutes.

An especially big thanks to all the parents and children who participated all week - Your enthusiasm celebrates the importance of reading.


  • Tips for Parents adapted from The National PTA Talks to Parents: How to Get the Best Education for Your Child, Copyright © 1989 National PTA.
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