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UCS community honored for music education excellence
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Auditorium will be transformed into UCLA and Harvard

From the Principal

March 5, 2018

Dear Plumbrook Families:                                                  

March rolls in like a lion, and out like a lamb. This old proverb aptly describes the Michigan transition of winter to spring. I know the students and teachers are ready for a change of season and a little bit more sunshine!

March is Reading Month!
Plumbrook is Celebrating Dr. Seuss!


Please watch the following link and check out the calendar to see all the things we will be doing and celebrating.

Some of our Fun Activities…

  • Book Fair – March 5th – 8th
  • Spirit Days
  • Barnes and Noble Book Certificates – Reading Book Report
  • Seuss Reading Log – Jimmy Johns Field Tickets
  • Favorite Book Template
  • Reading Switch Day
  • Guest Readers
  • Decorate the Classroom Door – Dr. Seuss Book Themes

Kindergarten Open House is scheduled for Wednesday, March 14th from at Plumbrook.  

UCS Community Education hosted the Early Childhood Open House on February 15, 2018. For more information, please see link


Dr. Melissa E. Labadie

August 2017.pdf
September 2017.pdf
October 2017.pdf
November Newsletter 2017.pdf
December Newsletter 2017.pdf
January Newsletter 2018.pdf
February Newsletter 2018 .pdf
March Newsletter 2018.pdf

Vision Statement: Plumbrook Elementary will provide a safe, caring, and dynamic environment that nurtures success for all students. The Plumbrook staff will encourage and empower each and every student to acquire the necessary knowledge and skills to become lifelong learners.

Mission Statement: Plumbrook Elementary will create a positive working relationship with students, staff, and community focusing on respect, diversity, and teamwork.  Our mission is to provide every student with a quality educational experience in a safe, challenging, and engaging environment.

The Plumbrook Belief Statements are as follows:
•Every child will learn and achieve.
•The School, Parents, and Community are a team in the learning process.
•Excellence is expected and celebrated.
•Data is used to drive and guide instruction.

Knight Happenings...

October 2-6                                         Student Council - Kiwanis Can Food Drive – Vote for Team

October 4                    7:00 p.m.                      PEP Meeting

October 13                                                      Bagel Day

October 27                  6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.      Halloween Party

October 31                                                      Half-Day 11:30 dismissal

November 1                7:00 p.m.                      PEP Meeting

November 2                                                    Make-up Picture Day

November 3                                                    End of Marking Period

November 7                                                    No School – Teacher Professional Development

November 16                                                   Half-Day 11:30 dismissal

November 16                                                   Parent/Teacher Conferences (afternoon and evening)

                                                                        One more evening TBD

December 6                 3:30 p.m.                      PEP Meeting

December 8                                                     Bagel Day

December 8                 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.      Santa/Holiday Movie Night

December 11-15                                              Santa Shop

Utica Community Schools is Michigan's second largest school district.  

Student achievement in the district outpaces all county, state and national averages. The district's graduation rate is 12 points higher than the state average and students are staff are regularly honored for excellence.

For more information on Utica Community Schools, please visit this link