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Babylon Memorial Grade School Kicks Off PARP Celebration

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In March, students at Babylon Memorial Grade School celebrate reading. Highlighted through the Pick a Reading Partner (PARP) month. As part of the celebration, the school participates in a variety of reading activities. The theme for this year’s PARP month is “Travel the World in a Book.”

The celebration kicked off with a special guest reading by Carisa Manza, assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction for the Babylon Union Free School District. She read If You Come to Earth by Sophie Blackall to the school. The book serves as an illustrated guide to all the different sights a visitor from another planet might see.

The reading activities continued with a visit by the 5th and 6th graders at BMGS to Babylon Elementary School, where they read to Babylon’s youngest students. Finally, the students in Ms. Kane’s reading room took part in a pair of fun reading activities: Mustache Monday and Flashlight Friday. For Mustache Monday, the student read while wearing a funny mustache, while for Flashlight Friday, the students used flashlights to read in the dark.

PARP month will continue throughout March, and each week, students and their parents are encouraged to log their number of reading hours.

For more information about the Babylon Union Free School District, please visit the District’s website at Exciting activities happening throughout the District and programs celebrating student achievement can also be found on the District’s Facebook page at

Date Added: 3/21/2023