New world doesn’t change Forestville reading ‘Universe’

Pictured are, from left, front row: Levi Mierzwa, Ava Privitere, Emma Ruffo, Addison Croft, and Aaron Cook. Second row: Ryan Spengler, Abigail Gruber, Abigail Cook. Third row: Noah Gruber, Ben Spengler, Emma Hodkin, Noah Hodkin, and Ryan Cook. Back row: Mr. Worosz, Title I reading teacher. Absent from photo: Mrs. Dunn, Title I Teacher, Bryan Ellis, Sienna Galofaro, Sophia Privitere, Manny Sanchez, Maxx Sanchez, and Madison Thompson.

FORESTVILLE — Even though the COVID-19 pandemic ended in-school sessions back in March, some students at Forestville Elementary School continued reading throughout the rest of the school year and into the summer!

When quarantine closed school in March, Forestville Elementary School families had just started the 38th Annual Parents As Reading Partners Program (PARP) “A Universe of Stories” — an outer space theme for the month-long reading challenge. Families were just completing their second week of reading when things changed. Not knowing when school would resume, families were encouraged to keep it up until school reopened.

When the students didn’t return to complete the school year in class, some families held onto the weekly reading verification slip – just in case!

When the school year officially ended in June, Mrs. Dunn and Mr. Worosz, the Elementary Title I Reading Teachers encouraged the students to read throughout the summer months with an “Imagine Your Own Story” reading challenge.

When school resumed in September, the two teachers were thrilled when some students handed in their PARP verification sheets as well as their Summer Reading Challenge sheets!

Students were awarded with a prize bag of gifts, a book, an award and a reading medal

The following students successfully completed the March 2020 Parents As Reading Partners Program Challenge:

Addison Croft, Ava Privitere, Sophia Privitere, Manny Sanchez, and Maxx Sanchez.

The following students successfully completed the “Imagine Your Own Story” Summer 2020 Reading Challenge: Aaron Cook, Abigail Cook, Ryan Cook, Addison Croft, Sienna Galofaro, Abigail Gruber, Noah Gruber, Bryan Ellis, Emma Hodkin, Noah Hodkin, Levi Mierzwa, Ava Privitere, Sophia Privitere, Emma Ruffo, Manny Sanchez, Maxx Sanchez, Ben Spengler, Ryan Spengler, and Madison Thompson.


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