The Spirit Rock, which stands at the entrance to New Town Elementary School, is available for painting Happy Birthday messages as well as messages of congratulations or well-wishes. All money raised from the use of the Spirit Rock will go towards supporting the various PTA programs at New Town Elementary.


$5.00 per day for Front of the Rock (DOES NOT INCLUDE SIDES OR BACK)
$5.00 per day for Sides and Back of the Rock

Spirit Rock Rules:

1. You may paint the rock anytime on/after 5pm the night BEFORE your reservation day/date.

2. The reservation of consecutive days is not allowed.

3. We do not reschedule for rain.

4. All materials, supplies and labor are your responsibility.


The best paint to use is spray paint. You will probably need 2-3 cans for a good base coat. It will depend upon the color you are using, the color already painted on the rock and weather conditions. Remember, latex paint or paint that is rolled on will take longer to dry.


The purpose of the Spirit Rock is to have an interactive, visible means of communication for the school community.  The Spirit Rock is available to be painted by individual students, school sponsored student groups, or parents/families of our students.  All messages must be school or student related and not of a personal or political nature.  The school also reserves the right to paint over a message that is inconsistent with these guidelines.  School staff will regularly monitor the Spirit Rock just as they monitor bulletin boards, etc.

Paintings must be in accordance with the ideals set forth in the UCPS Code of Student Conduct (available on the district website).  Students found in violation of these policies will be subject to discipline in accordance with the Code of Student Conduct.

The group or individual painting the Spirit Rock assumes liability for any individual or member of the group or organization who may be injured and/or for actions associated with the activity, including damage to clothing and personal property, and will hold the school, UCPS, and the Board of Education harmless from the same.