‘Shiver Me Timber Point’ Wins PTA Award


The Timber Point PTA was recently chosen as 2016 Suffolk County regional winners of the New York State PTA’s Pick a Reading Partner program award.  “Shiver Me Timber Point,” the school’s pirate-laden theme for PARP, included treasure maps tracking the total number of minutes read by students, and messages in a bottle with pictures of the children and their reading partners. Principal Danielle Naccarato even dressed up as a pirate princess for a vocabulary hat parade after her students exceeded a principal’s challenge of reading for 40,000 minutes or more.

“We think that PARP strengthens reading and communication skills between children and adults,” said Timber Point PTA President Susan Kiernan. “We are thrilled that our PTA was recognized for all their hard work, and for our amazing chairpersons Alyson Ferreby and Marianne Gilmore.”