Upcoming Events

Monday, March 9

Tuesday, March 10
Abraham Lincoln-5th
2:30 in the Auditorium
K Hospital Field Trip
Subway Day
Iroquois Shopping Center
5PM till close
10% of sales go to school
Tuesday, March 17
Book Mobil/StoryTime
PreK/Headstart/2nd Grade


Today, 3/3/2015
High: 57 Low: 36
100% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 3/4/2015
High: 36 Low: 17
Rain/snow likely
71% chance of precipitation.

Welcome to Our School

Rutherford Elementary provides a literature-based curriculum nurtured by
team-teaching and cooperative learning.

Daily Announcements

2014-15 supply lists are now available under the Parent Resources tab! You may also find a copy of our Uniform Policy under the same tab.

Principal's Message

Dear Rutherford Community,

Welcome to Rutherford Elementary. It is a privilege and honor to be the principal at such a wonderful and exciting place for learning. I am the warm, friendly face that you will see bright and early as I greet all who enter the building. As children enter the building, we want you to know that they are valued and surrounded by dedicated staff members that go far and beyond to instill enriched learning opportunities as well as social skills to enhance their educational experience.Our primary focus is to work together with our families to ensure that all children are successful. Read more...

Reading At Home

Don't stop reading at home even though school has started. Here's why!

from: http://schenkgr4.blogspot.com/2013/04/why-read-20-minutes-pinterest-inspired.html

Visual Arts Magnet Program

Would your child enjoy innovative and challenging Visual Arts opportunities? Do you want your child to excel academically in reading, writing, math, science, and social studies? Rutherford Elementary offers a Visual Arts Magnet Program that is integrated with mathematics, science, social studies, reading, and writing. Students are given the opportunity to participate in an enhanced learning environment where the Visual Arts Program will utilize community and global connections and advanced techniques in drawing, painting, sculpting and pottery. Renowned, local artists partner with Rutherford to offer your child unique educational experiences that will enable him/her to be lifelong learners and productive members of society.

Celebration of Differences

Rutherford is a true melting pot of the world's cultures. Our students don't just attend classes with children from around the world but we all participate and celebrate in this diversity. All students are included and there is a daily respect and appreciation throughout our population of students and staff for all cultures. Everyday is a learning experience that brings with it new ideas and new understandings that teach students to accept themselves and others for who they are. A large portion of our cultural diversity comes from the continent of Asia. Every year, Rutherford has a school-wide celebration of the Asian New Year. It is always great fun! Students of all races, ethnicities, backgrounds, and cultural differences participate and learn many traditions and aspects of Asian culture. Celebrations and activities for African American, Hispanic, and other cultures can be found throughout the year as well.


Parent Corner

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