“Face Off with a Good Book” was the theme of this year’s Fisher PTO sponsored PARP (Pick a Reading Partner) program. Beginning Mar. 14, students read nightly with their parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, or older siblings. A visit on Mar. 15 by Utica Comets professional hockey players, Wacey Hamilton and Cole Cassels tied the theme and program together. The two read “Z is for Zamboni” to students and parents and spoke about perseverance, the school’s character education word of the month. Afterward, they signed autographs and posed for pictures with parents and students.
To encourage the readers to meet their weekly reading goals, the PTO gave each student a hockey stick pencil if they read the required minuted the first week and a foam hockey puck for the second week.
PARP is a program that asks parents, grandparents, adults or siblings to read with children for at least fifteen minutes daily. It reinforces the importance of reading throughout life and strengthens the adult /child relationship.