Rutherfordton Elementary

Rocket Family Update - Week of December 20-22

Weekly Note from Mrs. Clement

December 19, 2021

Dear Rocket Families,

The countdown is on for winter break! Just a reminder that this Wednesday, December 22 is a half-day for students with dismissal occurring at 11:00 AM.

I'd like to give a HUGE shout-out to our PTO President, Jessica Steiner, and other RES volunteers for providing the Holiday Hut for students this year. It was a record breaking year with over 3000 items sold! Again, THANK YOU to Ms. Steiner for organizing this event and to our volunteers and our students for participating!

We certainly enjoyed Polar Express Day on Friday and celebrating our 5th grade students with their G.R.E.A.T. Graduation. Our remaining December events (including several parent engagement activities) are listed below:

Holiday Events Schedule:

  • 2nd Grade Parent Engagement Activity - Monday, December 20 - 9:30; Gym
  • Grade Level Spelling Bees - Monday, December 20; Gym; (11:30, 5th Grade), (12:15; 4th Grade) & (1:00; 3rd Grade)
  • Holiday Party and Festive Holiday Clothing Day - Tuesday, December 21 - Wear your favorite holiday sweater, shirt, or outfit!
  • 1st Grade Parent Engagement Activity - Tuesday, December 21 - 1:00; Cafeteria
  • Early Dismissal - Wednesday, December 22 - 11:00 AM
  • Winter Break - Thursday, December 23 - Wednesday, January 5

As always, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me. I am available by Dojo, email (, or by phone – (828) 287-3778.

I hope that you and your families enjoy safe, healthy, and happy holidays. I am so very thankful for our school community. May you all have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Michelle Clement


Upcoming Events & Important Information

Winter Break

  • Wednesday, December 22 - Early dismissal at 11:00 AM
  • Thursday, December 23 - Wednesday, January 5