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Fisher faces off during their 2016 PARP celebration


Utica Comets players Wacey Hamilton and Cole Cassels read “Z is for Zamboni” to Fisher students during their PARP celebration

On Monday, Mar. 14, Fisher Elementary students kicked off  their annual Parents as Reading Partners (PARP) celebration. This year’s theme was “Face Off with a Good Book” which correlated with a Fisher PARP night at a Utica Comets game on Mar. 15.

PARP celebrates the importance of reading every day. Reading even as little as 15 minutes a day will help a child grow as a reader whether it is their favorite book, magazine, the newspaper or a website. Mar. 14-24, students began to read at least 15 minutes nightly with their parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, or older siblings. Students completed reading logs weekly and were awarded a hockey pencil for the first week and a foam hockey puck for the second week if they completed the challenge. Prizes were made possible through Fisher PTO. During the two week period students were also encouraged daily to wear something specific or read from a specific topic to build enthusiasm for reading.

As part of the PARP celebration, Utica Comets players Wacey Hamilton and Cole Cassels read Z is for Zamboni to students and parents during an assembly. The players also spoke about the Fisher character education word of the month perseverance. To wrap up the assembly, they signed autographs and took pictures with all who attended.

Students hit their goals and the two week PARP celebration was a huge success.  PARP doesn’t stop after the school celebration ends, students and families are encouraged to continue to read nightly at home!