Annual PARP Read-A-Thon

The Distrit is celebrating its annual Parents as Reading Partners (PARP) Read-A-Thon this month with a variety of fun-filled activities to promote the joy of reading.
At the elementary school, students are "traveling with the Magic School Bus" with science experiments, a Storytime Cafe and special visits from Babylon readers in the community, while the grade school is "Leaping into Reading." Besides reading books about frogs and other leaping animals, each grade level at the school created a "leaping meter" to track how many minutes they read over the course of the month.
According to the New York State PTA website, “PARP [established in 1978] is a program that cements the necessary bond between the home and the school to encourage the love of reading in our children…It asks parents to read with their children for at least fifteen minutes daily, stressing the fact that reading can be fun as well as informative.”