As an incentive to her students to be successful readers, and to promote the Parents as Reading Partners program, Winthrop Avenue Principal Sally Curto performed a principal’s challenge at the culmination of the yearly PARP program. The principal learned a new talent and showcased her skills in a schoolwide assembly. This year, with the assistance of music teacher Erica Davis, she learned to play two songs on the recorder, including “Purple People Eater.”

The third- and fourth-graders at Winthrop completed PARP by reading an additional 73,982 minutes with a parent or adult reader at home.