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Monday, February 2, 2015

posted Feb 2, 2015, 7:16 AM by Gerald Lake

Good Morning Rock Springs School!

Today is day 99 of school on this Monday, February 2, 2015. The forecast calls for sunny skies and a high of about 77 degrees.


This morning I have a group of college bound Road-Runners from the Kindergarten classes to lead us in the pledge.

Next week we will be joined by Mrs. Baier's class.


Today is...
Groundhog Day

On this Day in History:
On this day in 1887, Groundhog Day, featuring a rodent meteorologist, is celebrated for the first time at Gobbler's Knob in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. According to tradition, if a groundhog comes out of its hole on this day and sees its shadow, there will be six more weeks of winter weather; no shadow means an early spring.

Here’s a random Science Facts for today:
Crocodiles swallow stones to help them dive deeper.

Your Character Counts at Rock Springs School:
The Pillar of the Week is Caring, our fifth Pillar of Character, represented by the color red. When you think about caring, think of a red heart.
  • Be kind 
  • Be compassionate and show you care 
  • Express gratitude 
  • Forgive others 
  • Help people in need
According to John Stuart Mill, 19th-century English philosopher and economist, "Those only are happy who have their minds fixed on some object other than their own happiness; on the happiness of others, on the improvement of mankind, even on some art or pursuit, followed not as a means, but as itself an ideal end. Aiming thus at something else, they find happiness by the way."

MAP Testing
Testing today is Mrs. Berns, Mrs. Andrews, and Mrs. S. Isherwood. Be sure to remember to take your time, read the questions thoroughly, and do your best.

5th grade week

Teacher Update:
  • Monday 2/2 = Leadership Meeting
  • Tuesday 2/3 = Tech Tuesday
  • Thursday 2/5 = Staff Meeting

Safety First!
  • Please remember to walk when traveling through campus. 
  • Also remember to use quiet voices in all academic areas.
  • Remember to 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, remember 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!”