2016-2017 School Year
Welcome to the 2016-2017 School Year
Posted on 07/23/2016

Good Afternoon Plumbrook Families,

 I hope this email finds you doing well. I can’t believe it’s already that time of year when you get to hear from me. On behalf of the entire Plumbrook Staff, I am happy to welcome you to the 2016-2017 school year!  We look forward to working together to ensure a successful and safe school year!

This year, we are changing the way we communicate classroom assignments for our students. To provide this information to you in a more convenient and secure manner, we will be e-mailing the classroom assignment to you directly using the e-mail addresses on file.  The assignment will also be shared through the PowerSchool parent portal and through a customized App that will be available through Utica Community Schools (the app will be available to download beginning August 22). We will no longer be posting classroom/teacher assignments on the doors of our school. 

 The assignments will be e-mailed to all parents on the afternoon of Wednesday, August 31.  Look for an email from the district around 3:00 p.m. on that day. Beginning on Thursday, September 1st, the information will be available on PowerSchool and the district’s customized App. If your e-mail address has changed over the past few months, please contact the school office.

 Knight Day will be on Wednesday, August 31st from 4:00pm-5:30pm. Many of our teachers and staff members will be here to welcome you back from summer! I hope to see you and your child at Plumbrook.  This opportunity will allow students the chance to become acquainted with the school and classrooms so that their first day of the new school year will run smoothly.  

 School begins on Tuesday, September 6th for grades K-6.  First through sixth grade students will report directly to their classrooms.  If you have a kindergartner, they will meet their teacher in their classroom. Kindergarten parents are welcome to walk their child to their classroom. The parents will then be invited to the gym for a brief meet ‘n’ greet with myself and our parent group.  All students will be dismissed at 11:30 a.m. on our first day of school, Tuesday, September 6.  Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday will be full days, with school in session from 8:25 a.m.  – 3:15 p.m. 

As a part of the Utica Community Schools, we hold high expectations regarding the success and achievement of all our students.  Our staff strives to provide the very best programming possible for each and every student at Plumbrook.  Please feel free to stop by, call, or email a staff member with questions and/or comments.   I believe that by all of us working together, we can make this another great year at Plumbrook.  I am looking forward to partnering with you!

Your proud principal,

Mrs. S. Papastamatis

Some of our Important Upcoming Dates:


9/14/16                        Entertainment Book Fundraiser Kick off Assembly 2:30 pm

                                       PEP Meeting @ 3:30 pm

9/16/16                        Welcome Back Carnival @ 5:30 pm

9/27/16                        Plumbrook Curriculum Night @ 6:00pm


10/5/16                        PEP Meeting @ 7 pm

10/14/16                      Bagel Day

10/28/16                      Halloween Party @ 6 pm