Rutherfordton Elementary

Rocket Family Weekly Update - Week of August 29-September 2

Weekly Note from Mrs. Clement

August 28, 2022

Dear Rocket Families,

I hope you all enjoyed a wonderful weekend!

We had another wonderful week at Rutherfordton Elementary and are looking forward to beginning week 3!

This week is a busy one for us as we continue and begin various student assessments:

  • Students in grades K-3 will continue with mClass Assessments. These literacy assessments help us determine areas where students are excelling and areas where we may need to intervene.
  • 3rd grade students will take the Beginning of Grade (BOG) Assessment on Tuesday.
  • NWEA MAP assessments will begin for students in grades 4 and 5. MAP assessments are given in the areas of reading and math and are administered three times each year (fall, winter, and spring). These assessments assist us in monitoring the progress of students throughout the year. Students in grades K-3 will take MAP assessments next week.
  • 3rd grade students will take the CogAT screener on Friday. This screener is used to help identify students who might be served by our district's Academically and Intellectually Gifted Program (AIG).

Parents of our 3rd grade students are invited to a 3rd Grade Parent Meeting this Thursday, September 1 at 6:00 PM in the gym. Our 3rd grade teachers will provide an overview of the year with special concentration on Read to Achieve and its implications for all students. In addition, representatives from the First United Methodist Church in Rutherfordton will be in attendance to share information on their Friendship Club - After-School Children's Club - an opportunity that is exclusive to our 3rd grade students.

Finally, just a reminder that next Monday, September 5, we will celebrate Labor Day. Monday will be a holiday for both students and staff. May we all enjoy one last LONG weekend before summer comes to an official end!

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.

Thank you for your continued support!


Michelle Clement


Upcoming Events & Important Information

Technology Fees

  • Payments are due by Monday, August 29

3rd Grade Parent Meeting

  • Thursday, September 1
  • 6:00 PM; GYM

Labor Day Holiday

  • Monday, September 5
  • No school for students or staff

Boy Scouts Interest Meeting

  • Wednesday, September 7
  • 6:30 PM; Cafeteria

5th Grade Parent Meeting

  • Thursday, September 8
  • 6:00 PM; GYM

End of 1st 6 Weeks

  • Friday, September 23