Rutherfordton Elementary

Rocket Family Update - Week of November 8-12

Weekly Note from Mrs. Clement

November 7, 2021

Dear Rocket Families,

This Thursday, November 11th, our school building will be closed to both students and staff as we celebrate, honor and THANK all the brave men and women who have served our country with the observance of Veterans Day. To all the men and women veterans in our Rutherfordton Elementary Family - THANK YOU!

This week also marks the end of the 2nd six weeks. Report Cards will be available next Wednesday, November 17. Please ensure your child has submitted any missing assignments to their teachers by this Tuesday.

On Friday, our 4th grade students will have the opportunity to participate in a workshop called "Judged by the Cover" with multi award-winning illustrator R. Gregory Christie. Students will learn the visual tools illustrators use to make viewers open a book. They will also explore creativity, visual storytelling, and character development in a fun and easy step-by-step drawing class. They will turn simple shapes and forms into characters, and then will decide the environment and "it factor" that makes a viewer open a book! We are very grateful to both the Norris Public Library and Facebook for this opportunity.

As the holiday season approaches there will be many opportunities for parents to volunteer in our classrooms. Please ensure you have both submitted a volunteer form (linked below) and have been approved so you can join us!

As always, please feel free to reach out to me anytime should you have any questions, concerns and/or suggestions. I may be reached at, by way of Class Dojo or by calling the school at (828) 287-3778.


Michelle Clement


Upcoming Events & Important Information

Veterans Day Holiday

  • Thursday, November 11
  • No School for Students and Staff

Thanksgiving Holiday/Fall Break

  • Wednesday, November 24 - Friday, November 26
  • No School for Students or Staff