Going Far With Reading

Going Far With Reading Photo
The annual "Pick A Reading Partner" program is in full swing at Woodhull Elementary School, with students reading at home nightly with parents, relatives, and siblings and participating in celebrations of reading at school. This year's theme "Oh The Places You'll Go" draws from the celebrated work of Dr. Seuss.

The PTA-organized event kicked off in March with a schoolwide breakfast. During the event, students received a goodie bag including pencils, reading stickers, and bookmarks. As part of the program, students and staff will participate in a number of reading themed activities, including T-shirt Tuesdays (readable T-shirts), lunchtime karaoke, "PARPcorn" snacks, and a book fair held in the children's section of Barnes & Noble in Bay Shore.

PARP is locally organized by the Woodhull PTA and is part of a statewide PTA campaign to promote reading. Woodhull received an award from the state PTA in 2012 for the quality of its PARP involvement and programming.