Rutherfordton Elementary

Rocket Family Weekly Update - Week of January 16-20

Weekly Note from Mrs. Clement

January 16, 2023

Dear Rocket Families,

I hope you enjoyed the holiday weekend! Our students had a great time last Friday as we celebrated the school reaching it's 3rd 6 Weeks behavior goal with a Dance Party! Students spent the time they would normally attend specials dancing away in the gym! They are to be commended for their overall behavior and attention to following our school-wide procedures.

A HUGE thank you to our specials teachers (Ms. Oliver, Ms. Smith, Mr. McDaniel, Ms. Greene and Ms. Waters) for helping us on days like this! After 6 plus hours of hearing dance music I'm sure they were ready for the weekend!!

I wanted to share a couple of items with you:

  • Rutherford County Schools recently adopted a calendar for the 2023-2024 school year. You can access it here - RCS Traditional Calendar 23-24. It is also below.

  • KINDERPALOOZA is Tuesday, February 21. This is a fun event put on by Rutherford County Schools to get rising kindergarteners excited about starting school. Kinderpalooza will be from 4:00-7:00 at the Foundation at Isothermal Community College. Please help us spread the word!

  • Carolina Photography will be at Rutherfordton Elementary School to photograph CLASS GROUP pictures on Friday, January 27. If you would like to order pictures, please return the order form that will be sent home THIS WEEK and payment with your student on picture day. Or for your convenience, you may prepay for the pictures by going to Click ‘Enter a SHOOT/JOB KEY” then enter JOB KEY D34YVC5D. The online prepay will be available until the end of business of the scheduled picture day.

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


Rutherford County Schools Calendar 2023-2024

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Upcoming Events & Important Information

Friday, January 27, 2023

  • Class Pictures

Friday, February 17, 2023

  • End of 4th 6 Weeks

Monday, February 20, 2023

  • Optional Teacher Workday
  • No school for students

Tuesday, February 21, 2023

  • 4:00-7:00 PM at the Foundation at Isothermal Community College.