Webutuck’s month of reading focus is outer space

Keeping with the outer-space theme, 8-year-old Ashton (left) and his 6-year-old brother Evan Hudson went gung-ho for “Theme Day” at Webutuck Elementary School, dressing up as an alien and what could be the red planet of Mars. Photo by Cory Allyn

WEBUTUCK — Space is the place to be if you’re a student (or teacher) at Webutuck Elementary School: the PARP (People as Reading Partners) reading initiative kicked off this month with the typical bang known as Theme Day.

For the past six years, the PARP program has encouraged children to read for at least 15 minutes each day with their parents. Each Friday for the entire month of March, the students bring in their checklist, certifying that they have met that reading quota at least five of the past seven days.

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