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Tuesday, February 2, 2016

posted Feb 2, 2016, 7:13 AM by Gerald Lake   [ updated Feb 2, 2016, 8:16 AM ]

Good Morning Rock Springs School!

Today is day 101 of school on this Tuesday, February 2, 2016. The forecast calls for sunny skies, with high of about 62 degrees.


This morning we have a group of college bound roadrunners from Mrs. Eagleton's class to lead us with the pledge.

Next week we'll be joined by the Kindergarten 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
The average groundhog is 20 inches long and normally weighs from 12 to 15 pounds.
Groundhogs are one of the few animals that really hibernate. Hibernation is not just a deep sleep. It is actually a deep coma, where the body temperature drops to a few degrees above freezing, the heart barely beats, the blood scarcely flows, and breathing nearly stops.

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.

Do It, Don't Say It. 

You know that old common wisdom, actions speak louder than words? Well, it's true. While you can apologize for not doing something until you're blue in the face, you'll gain so much more appreciation by another in your life by simply doing it in the first place. Yes, it means you have to work harder to keep on top of things to begin with, but the reward is that people will know you care because you just did it without being asked or reminded to do so.

According to a Hebrew proverb, "The kind man feeds his cat before sitting down to dinner."

This week is 4th grade week in the library.

MAP Testing
  • Mrs. Andrews
  • Ms. McDowell

Safety First!
  • 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!"