PARP - Pick a Reading Partner is from March 4th – 22nd!

PARP is a PTA program that asks a partner (like parents, grandparents, caretakers, siblings and friends) to read with or to a child for a minimum of 15 minutes a day.  The goal is to link the bond between school, home and the community and encourage kids to discover the love of reading books that can be informative and fun; while helping to strengthen the bond between children and loved ones.

This year’s PARP theme will be MPES Reading Ninja Warriors - Reading is Exercise for the Brain.  While using the popular ninja warrior theme we will encourage students to challenge themselves to read more each day and to read books or articles they may not usually consider.  We will also incorporate physical activity and educate them about the benefits of reading for the brain.   

To make it more fun, we will have a friendly team competition so each student will receive special minute trackers they will have to submit each Friday morning during the program weeks.  The team who reads the most minutes gets extra prizes.  Teams will be announced at the February 28th Town Hall Meeting where the program will be explained to all students.   The winning team will be announced at the March 22nd Town Hall Meeting.   There is also a reading minute goal for the entire school of 25,000 minutes.


Here’s what you need to do:

  • Sign up to be a mystery reader for your class when your class parents reach out to you.  Teachers will determine the best times for your visits.  Other family members are welcome to sign up.

  • Read with (or to) your child/children for a minimum of 15 minutes a day or make sure they read with or to a partner.  

  • Sign your initials on the reading minute tracker each reading session to confirm your child has read what is noted.

  • Encourage your kids to complete the PARP bonus challenge card for a chance to win 2 one-hour bounce passes to Rockin’ Jump in Mt. Kisco.

  • Attend the March 1st Pasta Night and visit the library for special hours to check out extra books.  Parents must be present.

MPES Reading Ninja Warriors - Reading is Exercise for the Brain