Reading Rocks at Shore Road School

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A kickoff assembly with Joe Shandrowski, author of the “Huga Tuga” series, set the stage for additional reading during Shore Road School’s annual Pick A Reading Partner Program on Oct. 19. The theme of this year’s program is Reading Rocks Your Imagination, and students are encouraged to read at least 15 additional minutes each day.

PARP is a New York State PTA Program which encourages parents, staff and community to collaborate in the building of a reading partnership between home and school as well as motivate students to love reading. 

In addition to learning about Shandrowski’s writing process and participating in his pep rally for reading, students participated in a book swap and trivia question research. They wrote a poem, short story or song, which was published in a school book of writing to share in the classrooms and library. The art students created the PARP banner for the lobby, and chorus students shared music during the morning announcements.
“Reading does not end with PARP,” Principal Patrice Matthews told the students. “Reading and writing is a part of your lives.”