Elementary schools celebrate reading

Parents as Reading Partners program kicks off


Bowling Green, McVey and Parkway elementary schools have worked hard this month to encourage reading among children, in conjunction with the schools’ Parents as Reading Partners programs. The schools hosted multiple events, which were sponsored by the schools’ respective PTAs.

Bowling Green hosted Guest Reader Day, during which local politicians, parents and school officials visited classrooms and read stories to students.

McVey and Parkway each hosted literacy nights at Barnes and Noble on Old Country Road in Carle Place. At both events, the schools’ administrators and faculty held story time gatherings with students, and student-musicians performed musical pieces for fellow students, faculty and parents in attendance.

The event is held in partnership with the bookstore — for every purchase by the students, part of the proceeds are distributed back to the PTAs for its use of children’s programs. The program also comprised arts, crafts and raffles, and gave students an opportunity to enjoy a night at the bookstore.

Parents as Reading Partners is a program that 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.