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Thursday, April 28, 2016

posted by Gerald Lake

Good Morning Rock Springs School!


Today is day 151 of school on this Thursday, April 28, 2016. The forecast calls for chance of rain with high of about 65 degrees.

Pledge:


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

Announcements:


Today is...
National Pet Parent's Day

On this Day in History
U.S. Senator and 5th President James Monroe is born on this day in 1758.
Also on this day in 1788, Maryland becomes our 7th state of the United States.

Here’s a random Science Facts for today
You breathe in 2,000 gallons of air a day.

Your Character Counts at Rock Springs School
The Pillar of the Week is Trustworthiness, our first Pillar of Character, represented by the color blue. When you think about trustworthiness, think “true blue”.

Reliability and loyalty are qualities of a trustworthy person. A trustworthy person is loyal to their family, friends, and beliefs. They can also be relied upon to keep their promises.

According to Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, American poet and educator, "It takes less time to do a thing right than to explain why you did it wrong."

Library
5th Grade Week

CAASPP Testing
CAASPP testing continues today. Testing today are Mrs. Mallinger, and Ms. Peters.

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!"

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

posted Apr 27, 2016, 7:24 AM by Gerald Lake

Good Morning Rock Springs School!


Today is day 150 of school on this Wednesday, April 27, 2016. The forecast calls for mostly sunny skies with high of about 70 degrees.

Pledge:


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

Announcements:


Today is...
Morse Code Day

On this Day in History
On April 29, 2004, the National World War II Memorial opens in Washington, D.C., to thousands of visitors, providing overdue recognition for the 16 million U.S. men and women who served in the war.

Here’s a random Science Facts for today
Crocodiles sometimes walk on the backs of hippos.

Your Character Counts at Rock Springs School
The Pillar of the Week is Trustworthiness, our first Pillar of Character, represented by the color blue. When you think about trustworthiness, think "true blue".

When others trust us, they give us greater leeway because they feel we don’t need monitoring to assure that we’ll meet our obligations. They believe in us and hold us in higher esteem. That’s satisfying. At the same time, we must constantly live up to the expectations of others and refrain from even small lies or self-serving behavior that can quickly destroy our relationships.

According to Emily Dickinson, American poet, "Truth is such a rare thing, it is delightful to tell it."

Library
5th Grade Week

CAASPP Testing
CAASPP testing continues today. Testing today are Mrs. Mallinger, and Ms. Peters.

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!"

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

posted Apr 26, 2016, 7:43 AM by Gerald Lake

Good Morning Rock Springs School!


Today is day 149 of school on this Tuesday, April 26, 2016. The forecast calls for mostly sunny skies with high of about 70 degrees.

Pledge:


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

Announcements:


Today is...
National Pretzel Day

On this Day in History
On this day in 1954, the polio vaccine field trials.

Here’s a random Science Facts for today
The harder you concentrate, the less you blink.

Your Character Counts at Rock Springs School
The Pillar of the Week is Trustworthiness, our first Pillar of Character, represented by the color blue. When you think about trustworthiness, think “true blue"".

When others trust us, they give us greater leeway because they feel we don’t need monitoring to assure that we’ll meet our obligations. They believe in us and hold us in higher esteem. That’s satisfying. At the same time, we must constantly live up to the expectations of others and refrain from even small lies or self-serving behavior that can quickly destroy our relationships.

According to Emily Dickinson, American poet, "Truth is such a rare thing, it is delightful to tell it."

Library
5th Grade Week

CAASPP Testing
CAASPP testing continues today. Testing today are Mrs. Mallinger, Ms. Peters, Mrs. Zacharias, Mrs. May, Mrs. Baier and Mrs. McWilliams.

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!"

Monday, April 25, 2016

posted Apr 25, 2016, 6:45 AM by Gerald Lake

Good Morning Rock Springs School!


Today is day 148 of school on this Monday, April 25, 2016. The forecast calls for partly cloudy skies with high of about 64 degrees.

Pledge:


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

Announcements:


Today is...
World Penguin Day

On this Day in History
On this day in 1990, The crew of the U.S. space shuttle Discovery places the Hubble Space Telescope, a long-term space-based observatory, into a low orbit around Earth. Free of atmospheric distortions, Hubble has a resolution 10 times that of ground-based observatories. About the size of a bus, the telescope is solar-powered and orbits Earth once every 97 minutes. Among its many astronomical achievements, Hubble has been used to record a comet's collision with Jupiter, provide a direct look at the surface of Pluto, view distant galaxies, gas clouds, and black holes, and see billions of years into the universe's past.

Here’s a random Science Facts for today
The largest known ant super colony stretches nearly 4,000 miles through Portugal, Spain, France, and Italy.

Your Character Counts at Rock Springs School
The Pillar of the Week is Trustworthiness, our first Pillar of Character, represented by the color blue. When you think about trustworthiness, think “true blue".

When others trust us, they give us greater leeway because they feel we don’t need monitoring to assure that we’ll meet our obligations. They believe in us and hold us in higher esteem. That’s satisfying. At the same time, we must constantly live up to the expectations of others and refrain from even small lies or self-serving behavior that can quickly destroy our relationships.

According to Emily Dickinson, American poet, "Truth is such a rare thing, it is delightful to tell it."

Library
5th Grade Week

CAASPP Testing
CAASPP testing continues today. Testing today are Mrs. Zacharias, Mrs. May, Mrs. Baier and Mrs. McWilliams.

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!"

Friday, April 22, 2016

posted Apr 22, 2016, 7:18 AM by Gerald Lake

Good Morning Rock Springs School!


Today is day 147 of school on this Friday, April 22, 2016. The forecast calls for mostly sunny skies with high of about 76 degrees.

Pledge:


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

Next week, we will be joined by the Kindergarten classes for the pledge.

Announcements:


Today is...
Earth Day!

On this Day in History
On this day in 1889, The Oklahoma land rush begins. At precisely high noon, thousands of would-be settlers make a mad dash into the newly opened Oklahoma Territory to claim cheap land.

Here’s a random Science Facts for today
Some sea stars break off their own arms when frightened.

Your Character Counts at Rock Springs School
It's Pillars of Character Week at RSU!

Are you a TRRFCC (terrific) student? Remember that TRRFCC students demonstrate Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring, and Citizenship. RSU students uphold the Six Pillars of Character everyday.

According to Mohandas Gandhi, Indian nonviolent civil rights leader, "The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong."

Library
4th Grade Week

CAASPP Testing
CAASPP testing continues today. Testing today are Mr. Horstman, and Ms. S. Isherwood.

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!"

Thursday, April 21, 2016

posted Apr 21, 2016, 7:23 AM by Gerald Lake

Good Morning Rock Springs School!


Today is day 146 of school on this Thursday, April 21, 2016. The forecast calls for mostly sunny skies with high of about 84 degrees.

Pledge:


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

Next week, we will be joined by the Kindergarten classes for the pledge.

Announcements:


Today is...
Kindergarten Day

On this Day in History
On this day in 1838, John Muir, a dedicated advocate for the protection of American wild lands, is born in Dunbar, Scotland.
Friedrich Froebe who was born in 1782 and started the first kindergarten in 1837, in Germany

Here’s a random Science Facts for today
More men are color blind than women.

Your Character Counts at Rock Springs School
It's Pillars of Character Week at RSU! This week I have asked you to pay closer attention to the Pillars of Character that surround us not only at school, but outside of our campus as well.

What would the world be like if everyone displayed the Pillars of Character all of the time? That's a big question, I know. Think about it and write down some of you thoughts as to how the world might be a better place.

According to Franklin Delano Roosevelt, 32nd American President, "Human kindness has never weakened the stamina or softened the fiber of a free people. A nation does not have to be cruel to be tough."

Library
4th Grade Week

CAASPP Testing
CAASPP testing continues today. Testing today are Mr. Horstman, and Ms. S. Isherwood.

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!"

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

posted Apr 20, 2016, 8:09 AM by Gerald Lake

Good Morning Rock Springs School!


Today is day 145 of school on this Wednesday, April 20, 2016. The forecast calls for mostly sunny skies with high of about 87 degrees.

Pledge:


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

Next week, we will be joined by the Kindergarten classes for the pledge.

Announcements:


Today is...
Spring Astronomy Day

On this Day in History
Colonel Robert E. Lee resigns from the United States army two days after he was offered command of the Union army and three days after his native state, Virginia, seceded from the Union. Lee went on to become General of the Confederate Army.

Here’s a random Science Facts for today
The largest known dinosaur skull is longer than a horse's body.

Your Character Counts at Rock Springs School
It's Pillars of Character Week at RSU!

Today I would like for you to look for good character in literature. Take a look at the book or the story that you are currently reading. What Pillars of Character to you see being demonstrated by the characters in the story? Discuss some of these with your classmates.

According to Henry Ward Beecher, American preacher, "Happiness is not the end of life: character is."

Library
4th Grade Week

CAASPP Testing
CAASPP testing continues today. Testing today are Mr. Hernandez, Mrs. May, Mrs. Baier and Mrs. Martinez.

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!"

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

posted Apr 19, 2016, 6:04 AM by Gerald Lake   [ updated Apr 19, 2016, 9:11 AM ]

Good Morning Rock Springs School!


Today is day 144 of school on this Tuesday, April 19, 2016. The forecast calls for mostly sunny skies with high of about 87 degrees.

Pledge:


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

Next week, we will be joined by the Kindergarten classes for the pledge.

Announcements:


Today is...
DNA Day

On this Day in History
On this day in 1897, The first Boston Marathon was held. The Boston Marathon was originally held on Patriot's Day, April 19, a regional holiday that commemorates the beginning of the Revolutionary War.

Here’s a random Science Facts for today
Mars is red because its soil is very rusty (iron oxide.)

Your Character Counts at Rock Springs School
It's Pillars of Character Week at RSU!

This week's challenge is to find examples of good character outside of our school. How many examples were you able to find yesterday? Share some of these examples with your class today.

According to Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens), American humorist, author and journalist, "To arrive at a just estimate of a renowned mans character one must judge it by the standards of his time, not ours."

Library
4th Grade Week

CAASPP Testing
CAASPP testing continues today. Testing today are Mr. Hernandez, Mrs. May, Mrs. Baier and Mrs. Martinez.

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!"

Monday, April 18, 2016

posted Apr 18, 2016, 6:47 AM by Gerald Lake   [ updated Apr 18, 2016, 7:43 AM ]

Good Morning Rock Springs School!


Today is day 143 of school on this Monday, April 18, 2016. The forecast calls for mostly sunny skies with high of about 87 degrees.

Pledge:


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

Next week, we will be joined by the Kindergarten classes for the pledge.

Announcements:


Today is...
High Five Day

On this Day in History
On this day in 1775, Boston Patriots Paul Revere and William Dawes set out on horseback from the city to warn Adams and Hancock and rouse the Patriot minutemen. This is the day the phrase, "The British are coming, the British are coming!" became famous.

Here’s a random Science Facts for today
It’s not possible to tickle yourself.

Your Character Counts at Rock Springs School
It's Pillars of Character Week at RSU! 

Are you a TRRFCC (terrific) student? If you are then you are demonstrating the Six Pillars of Character.
Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring, and Citizenship. 

Character is all around us. Your challenge for the week is to find examples of good character outside of our school community and share them with your class.

According to Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, German poet, novelist, playwright, scientist and philosopher, "You can easily judge the character of a man by how he treats those who can do nothing for him."

Library
4th Grade Week

CAASPP Testing
CAASPP testing continues today. Testing today are Mrs. Mallinger and Ms. J. Isherwood.

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!"

Friday, April 15, 2016

posted Apr 15, 2016, 6:51 AM by Gerald Lake

Good Morning Rock Springs School!


Today is day 142 of school on this Friday, April 15, 2016. The forecast calls for partly cloudy skies with high of about 77 degrees.

Pledge:


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

Announcements:


Today is...
World Art Day

On this Day in History
On this day in 1912, The RMS Titanic, billed as unsinkable, sinks into the icy waters of the North Atlantic after hitting an iceberg on its maiden voyage.

Here’s a random Science Facts for today
The world's termites outweigh the world's humans 10 to 1.

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.
  • One is an effective citizen by doing things that:
  • Remind us of our heritage
  • Involve us in the democratic process
  • Support individuals with a special responsibility for keeping the country strong
  • Help us better understand the workings of our government
  • Promote a sense of community
  • Keep individuals and families strong
According to Thomas Fuller, English divine and author, "He thats cheated twice by the same man is an accomplice with the cheater."

Library
5th Grade Week

CAASPP Testing
CAASPP testing continues today. Testing today are Mrs. Mallinger and Ms. J. Isherwood.

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!"

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