Rutherfordton Elementary

Rocket Family Weekly Update - Week of September 12-16

Weekly Note from Mrs. Clement

September 11, 2022

Dear Rocket Families,

It is hard to believe we are just two weeks away from the end of the 1st 6 weeks grading period. Progress Reports were shared out by all teachers last week. If you did not receive a report please let your child's teacher know as the end of the grading period is Friday, September 23.

This week, we will begin teaching the Second Step Social and Emotional Learning Program, which includes lessons that support behaviors and skills for learning: listening, focusing attention, using self-talk to stay on-task, and being assertive when asking for help with a learning task. In our morning announcements and classroom morning meetings we’ll be reminding students of these skills, which help students be successful learners. Please tell your child’s teacher if you’d like more suggestions about supporting skills for learning at home.

Each week a link for the menus for both breakfast and lunch will be shared (see below). While it is our intention to offer everything on the menu that is posted, it might be necessary for our nutrition staff to adjust and potentially reduce options on occasion based on the availability of items. We greatly appreciate your understanding.

Our Fall Picture Day will be next Tuesday, September 20. Information was sent home last week regarding packages you may purchase. If you did not receive this information please let your child's teacher know.

Our Fall BOOK FAIR will be held the week of September 26-30. This is a VERY exciting time for our school community. You are invited to join us on the evening of Tuesday, September 27 from 5:30-7:00 PM for our Fall Open House. During this time, you will have an opportunity to visit your child's classroom, attend a brief PTO and Title I Meeting, and visit the Book Fair. Please see the information below regarding the specific times for your child's grade level.

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


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Upcoming Events & Important Information

Fall Pictures

  • Tuesday, September 20

Fall Book Fair

  • Monday, September 26 - Friday, September 30

Fall Open House

  • Tuesday, September 27
  • 5:30-7:00

End of 1st 6 Weeks

  • Friday, September 23