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Wednesday, January 14, 2015

posted Jan 14, 2015, 7:17 AM by Gerald Lake   [ updated Jan 14, 2015, 8:07 AM ]

Good Morning Rock Springs School!

Today is day 87 of school on this Wednesday, January 14, 2015. The forecast calls for sunny skies with a high of about 73 degrees.


This morning I have a group of college bound Road-Runners from Ms. Berns' class to lead us in the pledge.

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


Today is...
Dress Up Your Pet Day

On this Day in History:
On this day in 1639, the first constitution in the American colonies, the "Fundamental Orders," is adopted by representatives of Wethersfield, Windsor, and Hartford.

Here’s a random Science Facts for today:
A flamingo can eat only when its head is upside down.

Your Character Counts at Rock Springs School:
The Pillar of the Week is Respect, our second Pillar of Character, represented by the color yellow or gold. When you think about respect, think "The Golden Rule".

The Golden Rule, "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you" nicely illustrates the pillar of respect. Respect prohibits violence, humiliation, manipulation and exploitation. It reflects notions such as civility, courtesy, decency, dignity, autonomy, tolerance and acceptance.

According to Jean-Jacques Rousseau, French philosopher, "Nature never deceives us; it is always we who deceive ourselves."

Wellness Wednesday
As we head into the 11th week of our Wellness Wednesday Celebration, we will feature Kale Salad to represent the “K” in our A through Z Salad Bar

Kale is a dark green leafy vegetable that is considered a Super Food because it has 684% of the Recommended Daily Allowance of Vitamin K in a 1 cup serving. That is an amazing amount of Vitamin K. Vitamin K helps build the density of your bones so that you are strong enough to play basketball or participate in gymnastics. A serving of Kale has more calcium then a carton of milk. So imagine how much bone building Calcium you will be getting today when you have some Kale with your milk at lunch time!!

Kale is one of the best vegetables for your health. So don’t be a Kale Zero…Be a Kale Hero and join us in the cafeteria on Wednesday January 14th for some Super Nutritious Kale Salad

After-School Soccer
1st, 2nd, and 3rd grades on Mondays
4th and 5th grades on Wednesday

MAP Testing
Testing today is Mrs. Laquindanum, Mr. Horstman, and Mrs. J. Isherwood's classes. Be sure to remember to take your time, read the questions thoroughly, and do your best.

4th grade week

Talent Show
Auditions are this Friday after school.  You must have your application turned in by Wednesday to audition. Each person in your group must have an application turned in as well. Have fun with your performance and practice daily!!

Teacher Update:
  • Writing Celebration tonight
  • Open Thursday
  • Math institute next Tuesday

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!”