• Hello!  Let me be among the first to wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving!  I appreciate you taking the time to read this message.  I certainly hope that you find it helpful.

    Asking your child, “How was school today?” can sometimes lead to a dead end in the conversation.  Instead, try out these questions to see if you might get a better picture of your child’s day:  What was the coolest thing that happened at school today?  Pretend that you are the teacher…how would you describe the day?  What made you laugh today?  What was the most creative thing that you did today at school?  How were you kind or helpful today?  Was anyone kind or helpful to you?

    Sunset Park is a wonderful place for students to grow educationally, get involved, and have a meaningful elementary school experience.  In every way that schools are measured, whether it is academically, in the fine and performing arts, or athletically, Sunset Park excels.  Our curriculum, classrooms, and Enrichment Cluster offerings are second to none.  We strive to create an environment where each and every student is given the attention necessary to achieve success. All of this is made possible by strong partnerships that are developed with our parents.  I hope that our website and school newsletters will assist in this endeavor.  

    With the recent regional events that have happened in schools involving violence and/or students bringing in weapons, I would like to address this issue and ask for the assistance of our parents. Parents can assist us by doing three things:

    1. Check your child’s book bag every day.
    2. Help us teach them to “say something if you see something” that is dangerous or wrong.
    3. Encourage your children to conduct drills with fidelity and ask questions if they are unsure of what to do.

    We want Sunset Park CAS to be a safe and happy place for children.  Please help us keep our children safe!

    Happy Thanksgiving to all!


    Tammy T. White, Ph.D.

    Principal, Sunset Park Center for Accelerated Studies