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Wednesday, April 13, 2016

posted Apr 13, 2016, 7:08 AM by Gerald Lake

Good Morning Rock Springs School!

Today is day 140 of school on this Wednesday, April 13, 2016. The forecast calls for partly cloudy skies with high of about 78 degrees.


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

Next week we'll be joined by a surprise group class.


Today is...
Scrabble Day

On this Day in History
On April 13, 1970, the now famous words, "Houston, we've had a problem here," were said when disaster strikes 200,000 miles from Earth. Oxygen tank No. 2 blows up on Apollo 13, the third manned lunar landing mission. Astronauts James A. Lovell, John L. Swigert, and Fred W. Haise had left Earth two days before for the Fra Mauro highlands of the moon but were forced to turn their attention to simply making it home alive. On April 17, with the world anxiously watching, tragedy turned to triumph as the Apollo 13 astronauts touched down safely in the Pacific Ocean.

Here’s a random Science Facts for today
Babies are born far sighted - their eyes start to focus properly between 3 to 6 months of age.

Your Character Counts at Rock Springs School
The Pillar of the Week is Citizenship, our sixth Pillar of Character, represented by the color purple. When you think about citizenship, think regal purple as representing the state.

A good citizen:
  • believes the country is worth keeping strong,
  • understands the importance of citizen involvement in a democracy, and appreciates the impact of a single act and of millions of single acts.
According to Vaclav Havel, President, Czech Republic, "Without commonly shared and widely entrenched moral values and obligations, neither the law nor democratic government will function properly."

5th Grade Week

CAASPP Testing
CAASPP testing continues today. Testing today are Mr. Hernandez and Mr. Plunkett.

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!"