PARP is a National PTA program designed to foster the love of reading. The primary goal of PARP is to promote childhood literacy by asking parents or caregivers to set aside time each day to read with their child. PARP encourages programs during the school year that supports reading and participation of children, caregivers, teachers, administrators, school staff and the community by reinforcing the pursuit of reading for enjoyment.


The committee works closely with building administrators and teachers in our K-5 schools. This Committee has Committee Chairperson(s) and School Building Representatives. 

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Pack Your Bags!

Pick A Reading Partner (“PARP”) is arriving November 11-22, 2019.

The Garden City PTA and Garden City Public Schools invite students in Grades K-5 and their families to discover how, with a little imagination.

Reading Takes You Places!

From a London Underground platform, to a bullfighting ring in Madrid…

An orphanage in Paris, to a pasta-making village in southern Italy…

From the Shores of Maine, to Playa del Carmen, Mexico…

Tokyo, India, the Galapagos Island, and beyond…

How far will your child’s class travel?  We will be converting reading minutes to miles and presenting Globe Trotting awards to the classes that travel the farthest!  

Returning PARP favorites include:

  • Arts in Education School Presentations
  • Elementary Movie Day
  • Primary Pajama Literacy Night
  • High School Student Visits
  • Garden City Library Selfie Challenge and Raffles
  • And more!

If you’re interested in joining the PARP committee and helping to create a memorable PARP experience for the students of Garden City, please email PARP@GardenCityPTA.org