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BKW wins grant money for PARP programming

BKW elementary awarded $2,000 Target Early Literacy grant

Heading into the 35th anniversary of the Parents as Reading Partners (PARP) program, the BKW elementary school has won a $2,000 grant from Target to help fund their program which enourages reading in young students. This grant was written with the help of the Capital Region BOCES Grants & Development Service.

Normally funded by the PTA, PARP encourages family members to take 20 minutes, five days a week, for two weeks in December to read to their child from a book of their choice. As a reward for completing the two weeks of reading, the PTA gives each student a brand new book. PARP’s overall purpose is to foster the love of reading in children.

For the past two years the staff of the elementary school have also integrated it into their character education program. For the last two years the theme of PARP has been "The Spirit of Giving" and last year's theme in particular focused on "empathy."

Read more about PARP here: 2011 PARP Program | 2012 PARP Program

Stay tuned for how the school will use its $2,000 grant! Congratulations!


BKW elementary school was also recently awarded a grant for their new Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports (PBIS) program. Read more about that on the PBIS webpage.