February 5, 2016 — Big Cross' youngest learners and their families are taking on the annual “PARP Challenge” with a Seussical twist, having held a "read-in" event after school on February 3.
Students in kindergarten through second grade spent the afternoon in the gym, reading with a special adult in their life. The even was just one of many Dr. Seuss-themed activities on the PARP CALENDAR for the month of February.
PARP—which stands for “Parents As Reading Partners”—is an annual literacy effort promoted at each of Glens Falls’ elementary schools. With support from faculty, staff, and the Parent-Teacher Associations at each school, students are encouraged to read for pleasure every day of the challenge. They record how much they’ve read, and competitions between classes ensue.
This year's school-wide goal for Big Cross is 3,500 books read in the month of February!