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  • General

    Bellerose Avenue School - PARP



                PARP (Parents as Reading Partners) is here again and this year’s theme is Read Together, Share History.  Beginning January 7th, for the next three weeks, we are asking you to spend time reading with your child, just 15 minutes a day for a minimum of 5 out of 7 days a week.  Together we can foster the love of reading and encourage reading at home with a parent or guardian.


                What can you read?  Anything with printed words! In the spirit of our theme we encourage you to choose from non-fiction books and information texts. Simply put, the purpose of informational text is to convey information about the natural or social world. You and your child will learn about the world together as you dive into question-and-answer books, visual encyclopedias, biographies, autobiographies, non-fiction picture books, reference books, magazines, posters, and pamphlets.  Get everyone involved, older siblings, grandparents, and/or caregivers.  If you have more than one child participating in this program, then you can all read together.

  • Topic 1

       Following are a few things to help you during the three weeks of PARP:

    1.    Calendar of Events

    2.    Reading Record – For each day that you read with your child for 15 minutes, have your child color in each box for that week.  At the end of the week, cut off the completed week and return it to school with your child.

    3.    PARP Reading Contract – Please review the contract with your child, sign and return it to school by Monday, January 7th.  There will be a drawing of all the returned contracts and a prize will be awarded.

    4.    Library Visit Book RaffleVisit the Northport-East Northport Public Library during PARP and ask the children’s librarian to help you find a non-fiction book or informational text.  Tell the librarian that you are participating in the Bellerose Avenue Elementary PARP program.  The librarian will provide you with a form to write the title of the book you found.  Be sure to put your name and grade on the top of the form, have the librarian sign it, and return it to Ms. Britton in the Bellerose Avenue school library.  One winner will be chosen from each grade.