Supervisor Helps Launch Elementary School PARP Week

Supervisor Carpenter stands with the literacy students in a classroom near an easle with a handdrawn welcome sign the students wrote to welcome her

March 1st, 2019 – Islip Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter visited the F.J. O'Neill Elementary School in Central Islip this week, to kick-off the school's PARP celebration. PARP-People As Reading Partners-is designed to foster literacy and a love of reading.

"Reading is important because it develops the mind. By teaching children to read at an early age, we're helping them develop their language skills and their ability to listen," said Supervisor Carpenter.

Supervisor Carpenter read, "The Great South Bay," a book that illustrates life and experiences that occur on and around the bay.

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