Knight News

Plumbrook's School-Home Connection

Week of November 21-22

Upcoming Events

November 21-Theo is Principal of the Day

November 22-Turkey Trot Tuesday! Wear your sweats and get ready to trot, Turkey style!

November 23-25-No School-Thanksgiving Break

November 28-School Resumes

December 21-Half Day

December 22-January 2-No School Winter Break

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Thankful, Grateful, Blessed

Dear Parents,

There is a saying... "Gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder." That is a perfect reflection of what I have experienced during my time at Plumbrook. Every day, I am moved and inspired by what I see. Every day, I marvel at the incredible devotion of our staff and their unique ability to teach and inspire our children. Every day, I celebrate the amazing support of our parents and community.

I believe that the success of our school is built on a foundation of mutual respect and inclusiveness. Every day, dedicated teachers and staff nurture a culture of fairness, love and caring, all focused on the goal of providing a safe learning environment for our students and families. Plumbrook Elementary is committed to continuing this focus and supporting our families during the school day and beyond.

I am thankful that our team continues to strive for excellence in each and every classroom and to cultivate an open and positive school climate.

During this time of Thanksgiving, I want to share my gratitude and thank you for being such an important part of our children’s lives. This is a wonderful time of the year to get together with friends and family to celebrate and be thankful for all the wonderful people in our lives. On behalf of the Plumbrook Knight staff, I would like to thank you for your continued support and wish you all a safe and happy holiday.

With gratitude,

Mrs. Zawierucha

Winter Weather is HERE!

We believe outdoor recess is an important and valuable part of our students’ day. Fresh air, exercise and time spent outside afford students a break from the structure of the classroom With the ever-changing Michigan weather, it is imperative that your child is dressed appropriately and is prepared to play outside. During the winter season, every child should have a jacket, gloves or mittens, and a hat. If there is snow on the ground, snow boots and pants are necessary. If students do not have snow boots they will be limited to the blacktop area on the playground. Don't forget to label all your child's items!

If you are in need of winter gear, please contact me and I can help.

Holiday Elves Needed!

One of our most favorite times of the year is the Holiday Season! The office sponsors a holiday countdown, (the 12 days before the Holiday break) with spirit days for the school and theme days of treats for our amazing Plumbrook staff. We are reaching out to see if you are able to help us by donating any unused/wanted items such as lotions, hand soaps, gift cards you won’t use, etc… that can be raffle prizes for the staff to choose from as they and their class participate in fun and silly activities. I also created a sign up genius in case anyone is able to donate any new items as well. Please take a peek and know that we appreciate anything you are able to donate for us!
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News around Plumbrook

Our POHI, 1st grade, and 5th grade students went to Stevenson High school to watch a play this past week. They all enjoyed watching our UCS students perform "Alice in Wonderland".
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Computer science and coding are common topics in media center. However, this week we kicked it up a gear with robots! Students had a blast learning with Dash & Dot, Ozobot and Micro:Bit.
Check out some of our Code of Honor winners and Positive Office Referrals this week!
Mr. Stojkovic's Kindergarten ISM classes have been talking about gratitude and wanted to thank our Police Officers and Firefighters for their service. They came in for a visit this week! Thanks, Officer John and Firefighter John!
First graders in Mr. Krenzer's Art class have been working on owl artwork.

Character Strong Parent Resource

Our November Character trait at Plumbrook is Gratitude and we are hoping you can help at home!

In our busy world, quality family time doesn't always come easy. Dinner is a great opportunity - why not make your dinner conversations a little more intentional to boost your quality time together? There are more benefits than just bonding as a family. Did you know that regular family dinners can boost literacy and academic success in children and teens? We're providing you with some great conversation starters to take your family dinners to the next level!

Instructions - Sit down as a family, pass the food around, and choose a conversation starter or two. Give it some time…this process will become richer the more you implement it. Once you get the hang of it, encourage family members to create their own conversation starters. Bon appetit!

● What does Gratitude mean to you?

● What is something you are grateful for every day?

● When you show Gratitude, how does it make you feel?

● When someone shows you Gratitude, how does it make you feel?

● What is a sound/taste/smell that makes you are Grateful for?

● Share a time that someone showed you Gratitude, what did they do?

● Who is someone in our lives that we could show more Gratitude towards?

● What gets in the way of us showing Gratitude to others?

● How can we help each other remember to show Gratitude?

● What has made you laugh lately that you are Grateful for?

● What is a strength you have that you are Grateful for?

● Name something cute you are grateful for.

● What is something that makes you feel peaceful?

● Name something you are grateful for that makes you smile.

● Who is someone who helps you see the good in situations?

● Think about your day, who is someone that you are grateful for? How can you show them?

● Did someone show you gratitude today? What did they do?

● Iis there a time when you were hoping for some gratitude shown to you and didn’t get it? Howvdid that make you feel?

● What is a gratitude goal you can set for tomorrow?

● Is there something in your life that you think you should be more grateful for?

Student Council is Sponsoring a Food Drive

If you are able, please send in non-perishable food items between November 14-30. The class with the most cans wins a PIZZA PARTY!
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Coming up!

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PEP-Plumbrook Elementary Parents News

Sign up to Volunteer at Santa Shop!

PEP is looking for parents, grandparents, etc. with a background check to help at Santa Shop! Please click on the link below to sign up.
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Plumbrook Spirit Wear on Sale now!

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Plumbrook Elementary

Jacki Zawierucha-Principal

Laura Kirsch-Administrative Assistant

Erika Weberman-Office Clerk

Attendance Line 586-797-6099

School Hours: 8:40 AM-3:30 PM

Half Day Hours: 8:40 AM-11:44 AM

Office Hours: 8:00 AM-4:00 PM