Stewart Manor kicks off reading program


Students at Stewart Manor School kicked off this year’s Parents as Reading Partners (PARP) event on Feb. 28, currently running from March 1-22.

This year’s space-themed PARP was “Launched into Reading” by holding a school-wide kickoff celebration at Stewart Manor School. Students participated in “The Brain Show”, an interactive activity designed to encourage teamwork and based on curriculum content. In preparation for the kickoff, teachers wrote and submitted all of the questions and focused on what they had taught in class.

PARP features a variety of activities that encourage reading, including themed clothing days and family game nights. It also requires students to read at least 20 minutes every day for the duration of the event. Stewart Manor School will also host D.E.A.R. (Drop Everything and Read) events on Fridays and will also be home to local community members acting as mystery readers.

“Reading is fundamental to life, and PARP supports the love of reading,” said Stewart Manor Assistant to the Principal Michele Caponi-Sajecki.