Landing Culminates PARP with a Kiss

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Landing Elementary School hosted 17 guest readers on “Community Readers Day,” in celebration of the PTA sponsored Parents as Reading Partners (PARP) initiative.  Each community reader visited a classroom to read a book to students to share their love of reading and reinforce that reading is the single most important activity in a young child’s education. Guest readers included Superintendent of Schools Dr. Joseph A. Laria, Interim Principal Martin Malone along with several other school administrators and staff members, Glen Cove City Mayor Ralph Suozzi, multiple members of the Glen Cove City Police Department and Glen Cove PTA Council Co-President Suzanne Anderson, among others of local notoriety.

Schools throughout Glen Cove celebrated PARP during the month of January. As part of the annual two-week national celebration, parents are encouraged to read with their children for at least fifteen minutes daily, stressing the fact that reading can be fun as well as informative.

This year, Principal Malone issued a PARP challenge to Landing students: to surpass a combined 38,000 minutes of reading over the two-week period. The students shattered the goal, reading more than 48,600 minutes. Their reward was to watch Mr. Malone kiss a 50 lb pig named Junk. Special thanks to Micah Danney for allowing Junk to participate in the challenge!