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Monday, April 25, 2016

posted Apr 25, 2016, 6:45 AM by Gerald Lake

Good Morning Rock Springs School!

Today is day 148 of school on this Monday, April 25, 2016. The forecast calls for partly cloudy skies with high of about 64 degrees.


This morning we have Kindergarten to lead us with the pledge.


Today is...
World Penguin Day

On this Day in History
On this day in 1990, The crew of the U.S. space shuttle Discovery places the Hubble Space Telescope, a long-term space-based observatory, into a low orbit around Earth. Free of atmospheric distortions, Hubble has a resolution 10 times that of ground-based observatories. About the size of a bus, the telescope is solar-powered and orbits Earth once every 97 minutes. Among its many astronomical achievements, Hubble has been used to record a comet's collision with Jupiter, provide a direct look at the surface of Pluto, view distant galaxies, gas clouds, and black holes, and see billions of years into the universe's past.

Here’s a random Science Facts for today
The largest known ant super colony stretches nearly 4,000 miles through Portugal, Spain, France, and Italy.

Your Character Counts at Rock Springs School
The Pillar of the Week is Trustworthiness, our first Pillar of Character, represented by the color blue. When you think about trustworthiness, think “true blue".

When others trust us, they give us greater leeway because they feel we don’t need monitoring to assure that we’ll meet our obligations. They believe in us and hold us in higher esteem. That’s satisfying. At the same time, we must constantly live up to the expectations of others and refrain from even small lies or self-serving behavior that can quickly destroy our relationships.

According to Emily Dickinson, American poet, "Truth is such a rare thing, it is delightful to tell it."

5th Grade Week

CAASPP Testing
CAASPP testing continues today. Testing today are Mrs. Zacharias, Mrs. May, Mrs. Baier and Mrs. McWilliams.

Safety First!
  • The playground swings are off limits and will remain off limits until further notice.
  • Remember to use the crosswalk.
  • Please remember to walk when traveling through campus. 
  • Also, remember to use quiet voices in all academic areas.
  • Play safe on the playground and when the bell rings to line up, walk to your line safely. We do not want anyone running as you could get hurt.
  • When you arrive at school in the morning, you are to to sit at the lunch tables. All students are to remain sitting at the lunch tables until the duty teacher says that you may get up.
  • At the end of the day, your teacher will walk you to your designated exit for parent pick-up. If your ride is not there, you need to wait, stay at the front of the school and wait patiently and quietly for your ride.

This concludes today’s announcements. Thank you college bound roadrunners, and remember,
“Keep a smile on your face, it will increase your face value!"