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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

posted Oct 30, 2012, 7:18 AM by Gerald Lake   [ updated Oct 31, 2012, 7:44 AM ]

Good Morning Rock Springs School!

Today is Tuesday, October 30, 2012. The forecast is calling mostly sunny skies, with a high around 81 degrees.

Pledge:

This morning, we have a group of college bound roadrunners from _________________ class to lead us with the pledge. 

Announcements:

October 30 is officially, "National Candy Corn Day".

On this Day in History:

On this day in 1938, Orson Welles causes a nationwide panic with his broadcast of "War of the Worlds"—a realistic radio dramatization of a Martian invasion of Earth.

Here’s a random Science Facts for today:

Elephants can run faster than humans.

Your Character Counts at Rock Springs School:

The word of the week is Citizenship, our fifth Pillar of Character, represented by the color purple:
The good citizen knows the laws and obeys them. She volunteers and stays informed on the issues of the day. 
According to a Theodore Roosevelt, American adventurer and 26th president,  "This country will not be a good place for any of us to live in unless we make it a good place for all of us to live in."

Fundraiser Update:

This is the first week of our fundraiser. Orders due November 12th. Mr. Bones, the Fundraising Dog will be visiting Mrs. Peters classroom.

Since tomorrow is Halloween, I thought I'd share a few Halloween facts:
The first Jack O’Lanterns were actually made from turnips.
The word “witch” comes from the Old English wicce, meaning “wise woman.”
The largest pumpkin ever measured was grown by Norm Craven, who broke the world record in 1993 with a 836 lb. pumpkin.
The first known mention of trick-or-treating in print in North America occurred in 1927 in Blackie, Alberta, Canada.
Ireland is typically believed to be the birthplace of Halloween.
Halloween is thought to have originated around 4000 B.C., which means Halloween has been around for over 6,000 years.

We will be having our annual Halloween parade tomorrow at 8:15 on the blacktop. Be sure to come to school on time, wearing your costume. Teachers will take students to their classrooms and then return to the RSU Courtyard at 8:15 for the pledge and the parade. After the parade, students will be able to change out of their costumes for a day of learning at RSU.

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