SPCAS Trojans Today

April 2022

Principal's Pen

Dear Parents,

Please see the important dates below.

Friday, April 1: "Light it Up Blue" Dress Down Day in support of Autism Awareness

Monday, April 4: Spring Fling from 6 pm - 8 pm SPCAS Car Rider Loop (Date Change due to weather)

Tuesday, April 5: 5th grade students visit zoned middle schools at 6 pm

Thursday, April 7: SPCAS Vocabulary Parade @ 1 pm

Friday, April 8 - 18: Spring Break

Tuesday, April 19 - Friday, April 29: MAP Testing (Schedule to follow)

Monday, April 25 - Friday, April 29: 5th grade students visit middle schools

Monday, May 2 - May 6: Teacher Appreciation Week

For Our Children,

Dr. Barnes

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From the Office

Parent’s let’s work on arriving on time. Can we have a day without tardies? Let’s try! It is so important for your children to arrive at school on time. This is a life lesson which they will always remember. Please show them how important it is and arrive on TIME! Our first bell rings at 7:40 with our Tardy Bell at 7:45. Teachers begin teaching at 7:45. Arriving after the class has started can change your child’s day. Let’s make it the best possible and arrive on TIME!

Please remember if your child is absent to send an excuse for the absence(Medical or Parent note). When sending a note, please include your child’s first and last name and teacher’s name.

A note about car line:

Please remember students must exit on the right side of the vehicle for safety reasons.

Mrs. Dieguez

Physical Education

Good news, we have set the dates for our Field Days! I am a bit biased but I believe that Field Day is the best day of the year! Students in grades 3, 4, 5 have a field day with games oriented to their age group and students in grades Pre-K, K, 1, 2 have a field day with games that are most appropriate for their age group. Please make a note of the following dates for your child’s field day:

Friday, May 20, 2022 will be grades 3, 4, 5 field day

Monday, May 23, 2022 will be grades Pre-K, K,1,2 field day

After spring break, as weather permits we will be getting outside for physical activity and games. Overnight spring temperatures tend to cause quite a bit of dew during the morning so I would like to suggest that students wear sneakers (tennis shoes) and socks on PE days. I am seeing quite a few of the lovely colorful Crocs, which are cool to wear but tend to be a bit slippery on the morning dew.

I hope you will all find time go outside to play in the beautiful weather we are having. Time to be active is time to become healthy for all of us. #GoFindSomeFun

Ms. Bundy


April is National Library Month. Sunset Park Center for Accelerated Studies is very excited to join the many other school libraries around the country to celebrate the significant and impactful role school libraries and school librarians have on student learning. Traditionally, the library has been viewed as the place to check out a book. However, this year’s theme: “Connect with your Library” challenges students and adults alike, to think about all the other possibilities and opportunities such as library classes, using the available technology, participating in the special events/programs, workshops and more. Visit your library and find your connection!

Mrs. Gray

Counselor's Corner

I can’t believe it’s already April. This has been an exciting school year thus far! During classroom guidance, we will begin to discuss test taking skills & anxiety since our 3rd-5th grade students will start taking the SC READY and/or SCPASS Test in the month of May. Also, our 5th graders will have the opportunity to participate in “Jump Up Week” for rising sixth graders. This is an event created by middle schools to allow rising sixth graders to meet their prospective middle school sixth grade staff, visit classrooms, the commons area (outside), gym, cafeteria, media center, and related arts classrooms, etc. Please note, students will visit their zoned schools if they have not been granted acceptance into a school of choice at the time of the event. Moreover, 5th graders will also be provided the opportunity to meet with one of our Rock Hill School District middle school counselors to discuss the transition process as well. As you know, transitions can be difficult for everyone; however, for young people one of the most difficult transitions is the one from elementary to middle school. Although this transitional period can cause worries, there are many ways that parents can help students during this transitional time. Here are a few tips:

  • Listen and validate your child's feelings about the change
  • Let your child know you care about them with extra hugs/nice notes and support
  • Visit your child's new school together
  • Help your child feel prepared in every way he/she can (school supplies, school clothes, healthy breakfast, etc.)
  • Explain the rules/procedures of school and how things will work
  • Role play going to school and what things may be like
  • Allow your child to possibly sign-up for an extra-curricular activity in order to make friends and feel like he/she belongs

Lastly, this serves as a reminder that SPCAS will be having our Career Day for grades K-5 on Thursday, May 20, 2022. If you or someone you know is interested in participating in this event, please contact me to express your interest and to learn more about our upcoming event. As always, please know that I am available should you wish to speak with me regarding your child’s needs at Sunset Park. Have an Amazing April!

Ms. Woods




Center for the Arts

Dalton, Perimeter, & Edmund D. Lewandowski Classroom Galleries

121 E. Main St. | Rock Hill, SC

EXHIBIT | March 11 - April 2

The Arts Council of York County and Rock Hill School District Three present the annual Teachers' Choice Youth Art Exhibition - featuring selected artwork by students from high, middle, and elementary schools.

Click the link above for the awards announcement or watch at yorkcountyarts.org/2022teacherschoice.

5th Tayanita Jennings

5th Yolanda Curbeam

3rd Abby Starnes

3rd Nicolas Castaneda-Rivera

1st Kashius Long

1st Randy Rios-Cruz

Mrs. Gifford

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