PARP Comes to a Close

The annual two-week national PARP celebration is winding down as elementary students in Glen Cove spent the last two weeks relishing in their love of reading. Special thanks to the volunteer readers from throughout the school district and community who took time out of their busy schedules to emphasize the importance of reading to young children.

Landing Elementary School’s PARP celebration ended with an interesting twist as Interim Principal Martin Malone issued a fun challenge to students: to surpass a combined 38,000 minutes of reading over the two-week period. The students shattered their goal, reading for 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!