Forest Lake students celebrated the written word during Pick a Reading Partner Week, with a full schedule of special activities to support literacy.
During the weeklong event, students read as many T-shirts as possible during Read a T-Shirt Day and celebrated Dr. Seuss’ birthday by wearing crazy hats. Ample opportunities to drop to the floor or a comfy chair to read were made available throughout the week as students improved their reading stamina. Students were also encouraged to take a photo of himself or herself reading with a pet, since PARP’s theme this year was Paws for Reading. The week also included a technology component as Principal Anthony Ciuffo read two bedtime stories, Mark Pett’s and Gary Rubinstein’s “The Girl Who Never Made Mistakes” and Kathryn Otoshi’s “One,” which was streamed live via YouTube.
PARP week also included night activities, including an assembly with author Darren Sardelli and a book fair. Students were also encouraged to play games that involve literacy with family and continue their reading by visiting book stores and the library.
Through a commitment to educational excellence in a secure, supportive environment, the Wantagh Public Schools shall inspire students to develop a strong sense of individual worth and respect for others, to become lifelong learners and independent thinkers, and to fulfill themselves as concerned citizens in a diverse world.