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Come visit us at Santa's Workshop - ChristmasVille 2019

  • Santa's Workshop


    Sponsored by Rock Hill Coca-Cola Bottling Co., Edward Jones

    Coordinated by ParentSMART, Cindy Taubenkimel & Family

    Dec. 6-8, Fri (1-4pm); Sat (10am-6pm); Sun (12-4:30pm) Palmetto Room

    • 135 E. Main St. Travel to Santa’s Workshop at the North Pole where children young and old can experience a day in the life of a gnome with magical, festive activities. This event includes “On The Spot Photos” so you can capture family and friends in the ChristmasVille spirit.

    This area is indoors and includes:

    • Claus Kitchen - Decorate a Christmas cookie with Palmetto Chapter - Emergency Nurses Association.

    • Creation Station - Create a Christmas craft with Rock Hill Clean and Green.

    • Gnome Dorm - Dress up, get your face painted, and explore where the gnomes sleep at night.

    • Kid Create Studio - Get messy with Kid Create Studio. Kids can enjoy the fun and silly side of the holiday season while making kid-friendly, festive, clay creations and even a little holiday slime!

    • North Pole Letters - Complete your Christmas wish list and send a letter to Santa.

    • Rudolph’s Stable - Make reindeer mix for feeding the sleigh animals with Carolina Fresh Farms.

    • Santa’s Corner - No North Pole experience would be complete without a visit with Santa; during scheduled hours, chat briefly and take a selfy with Santa.

    • Toy Test Area - Play with old fashioned toys or build new ones before they are loaded on Santa’s sleigh.

Welcome to ParentSMART!

  • ParentSMART       RHFRC

    Rock Hill Schools - Parent Education Partnership

    “Where Parents are at the Heart of Education.”

    ParentSMART began in 1995 as a mandate from the South Carolina State Department of Education under Act 135. The mandate stated that all school districts in the state would create Parent Education programs to support parents in their role as their child’s best and first teacher. Over the past 21 years, ParentSMART has grown into much more, supporting families in their role as the child’s most influential teacher. Through our partnerships, both formal and informal, ParentSMART has evolved into a one-stop shop, Family Resource Center dedicated to empowering families in order for their children to become successful in school as well as in life. Our vision is that all families will have the knowledge, power and courage to reach their greatest potential today and in the future. Our mission continues to align with the Early Learning Partnership and the Family Resource Centers in York County which states that “ParentSMART and the Rock Hill Family Resource Center provide leadership, educational support and resources, to implement quality programs that strive to engage and empower parents in their role as their child's first teacher.  The Center offers a family-focused environment that welcomes culturally and socio-economically diverse families."

    ParentSMART - Resource Center Brochure - ENGLISH - Oct. 2019

    ParentSMART - Resource Center Brochure - SPANISH - Oct. 2019

    ParentSMART - Teen Parent Brochure - September 2018

ParentSMART News

  • Weather

    Inclement Weather Reminders from ParentSMART:

    If Rock Hill Schools are on a delayed opening schedule due to weather related issues, or if there is early dismissal –

    Family Literacy classes are canceled and Home Visits will be delayed or rescheduled. 

    If Rock Hill Schools are closed, ParentSMART is closed; Family Literacy classes and Home Visits are canceled.

    Parents and guardians who have children in 4K (Central or ATC), Elementary, &/or Middle and High School, will be notified via the notification system (telephone call) from the District when schools are closed or delayed due to inclement weather.

    (It is important to keep the school notified of any telephone number changes.)

    Information about school closings due to inclement weather will be announced on the Rock Hill Schools app, website, social media and through local/Charlotte, NC news media.

    Rock Hill Schools Mobile App, Website: https://www.rock-hill.k12.sc.us/weather, Facebook and Twitter

    Local News Media - CN2 and WRHI      Charlotte Television Stations - WBTV, WSOC, WCCB and WCNC

Our Partners

  • Affinity HEALTH CENTER BabyNet Early Learning Partnership of York County Family Connection South CarolinaInternational Center of York County



    Safe Kids York County Sisters of Mercy of North Carolina FoundationUnited Way of York County, SC York County First Steps  York County Library

Contact Us

  • ParentSMART

    Sylvia Circle Family Learning Center

    929 Sylvia Circle, Rock Hill, SC 29730-5768

    Phone: 803-981-1557

    Fax: 803-981-1906