Rutherfordton Elementary

Rocket Family Update - Week of December 13 - 17

Weekly Note from Mrs. Clement

December 12, 2021

Dear Rocket Families,

As was announced on Friday evening, Rutherford County Schools has transitioned from optional to REQUIRED use of face coverings for all students, staff, and visitors within the classroom setting. Face coverings also continue to remain required on all school buses. I thank you for your steadfast support as we continue to navigate the impacts of COVID-19.

We certainly enjoyed Grinch Day on Friday and look forward to Polar Express Day this upcoming Friday. Our remaining events (including several parent engagement activities) are listed below:

Holiday Events Schedule:

  • Holiday Hut - Monday, December 13 - Friday, December 17 - Students may purchase gifts for $2 each.
  • 3rd Grade Parent Engagement Activity - Thursday, December 16 - 12:30-2:00; classrooms
  • Polar Express Day - Friday, December 17 - Put on your PJ's and robe and enjoy hot cocoa and cookies while watching Polar Express!
  • G.R.E.A.T. Graduation for 5th Graders - Friday, December 17 - 9:00 AM; Gym
  • 2nd Grade Parent Engagement Activity - Monday, December 20 - 9:30; Gym
  • 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
  • Winter Break - Thursday, December 23-Tuesday, January 5

Submissions by students in grades 3-5 who are participating in the Rutherfordton Elementary Winter Art Show are currently on display in the school's foyer. A very special thanks to our art teacher, Ms. Bell, for organizing this event!

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.

Happy Holidays,

Michelle Clement


Upcoming Events & Important Information

Winter Break

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