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From the Principal, Mrs. Melissa Labadie

February 5, 2018

Dear Plumbrook Families:                                                  

Welcome February and the snowy days of winter!

First of all… Thank you Plumbrook parents for supporting the many PEP fundraisers that help our teachers and staff provide much needed resources and materials for our students. Thank you PEP for organizing the many activities that support our students: academically and socially. 

Specifically, the fundraising has allowed Plumbrook school to…

  • Upgrade the new sound system in the gym with a CD player
  • Purchase RAZ kid’s subscriptions for lower elementary students
  • Purchase student magazine subscriptions for upper elementary students
  • Offset field trip transportation costs
  • Provide teacher vouchers for supplies, and materials
  • Provide registration fees for Olympiads: math, science, and social studies
  • Purchase a pallet of paper – that will allow us to provide other student supplies

PEP has many more events scheduled this year, such as restaurant nights, bagel days, and box top collections. So, please don’t hesitate to contact the PEP committee if you have time to help with these activities (

As always, I want to thank you our many families and our fabulous staff and teachers for the gift of time and resources. 

Mrs. Melissa Labadie

UCS Community Education will host its Early Childhood Open House on February 15, 2018 from 6-8 p.m. For more information, please see link. 


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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