Knight News

Year End Newsletter

June 17, 2022

Upcoming Important Dates

June 20-Report Cards E-mailed to those who have PowerSchool

August 30, 2022-First Day of School 1/2 Day

September 2 & 5-No School Labor Day

Thank you for a great year!

Dear Plumbrook Families,

I wanted to thank you all for a wonderful year at Plumbrook. Thank you for welcoming me as your building principal. It was wonderful to get to know so many of our students and families. Thank you to our amazing Plumbrook Staff, they are truly incredible educators and support staff who care deeply for your children. Thank you to our parent group (PEP) for bringing all of the "Fun" to Plumbrook. Thank you to our classroom volunteers who provided many helping hands when they were able to come back and help. I am truly looking forward to next year and seeing this amazing community come together again.

Enjoy this more relaxing time with your family and we look forward to the 2022-23 school year. Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions.

Happy Summer!

Mrs. Z

Summer Learning Bingo

Each of your children should have gotten a Summer Bingo packet from their teacher. We explained to the kids that if they complete the bingos (coverall on each page), they will get a Kona Ice in the fall when they return the packet signed by you.
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#UCSSummerStyle Show off your Plumbrook Gear!

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Suggested Supply Lists for 2022-2023 School Year

As we prepare for the 2022-2023 school year, keep your eyes open for sales on these suggested supplies for your child's upcoming grade level. Individual classroom teachers may request a few more things once the year starts.

Plumbrook is Hiring for 2022-2023 School Year-APPLY NOW!

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UCS is Hiring for the 2022-2023 School year!

Utica Community Schools is hosting a Job Fair on Wednesday, June 22 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Davis Junior High School, 11311 Plumbrook (west of Dodge Park Road) in Sterling Heights.

Applications are being accepted for a wide variety of positions, including bus drivers, mechanics, skilled trades, food service, clerical, teaching, adult education teachers, substitutes, paraprofessionals and childcare. Prospective applicants will be able to meet with hiring managers and current staff members in each job group, as well as interview onsite.

Please visit the website below for additional information.

To be a UCS staff member is to be part of our success story with a long legacy of excellence. We are looking for others who share this same commitment to the future and their community by joining our team.

Summer Meals in UCS

UCS in partnership with the USDA is happy to announce meal opportunities for students this summer. Please refer to fllyer below for locations and times for summer meals. Please note: Summer meals must be eaten onsite and cannot be taken home. Students must be present to receive meals. Menus can be found at

2022-2023 School Year Returns to Paid Meals

The USDA sponsored pandemic related free meal program will end on Thursday, June 30, 2022. Beginning in the fall of 2022, families will pay full price unless they are approved for free or reduced-price meals. To apply for these accommodations, please go to Applications will be accepted after July 1, 2022.

UCS Family Literacy Connection

Nominate a Plumbrook Staff Member as a #UCSChampion

Resilience. Dedication. Leadership. Service.

Utica Community Schools is once again celebrating the stories of everyday heroes who represent these principles in our community through a month-long series called #UCSchampions.

“This year once again challenged our community, and I am proud of the continued partnerships that support our students and families,” said Superintendent Robert S. Monroe. “UCS has a long history of coming together to tackle hard issues. We want to again ask our community to help us tell those stories that inspire us and remind us of the power of community.”

Community members can nominate past or present individuals, groups or programs. To suggest champions, please visit

Medical Forms for the 2022-2023 School Year

Utica Community Schools are committed to providing a healthy and safe environment for each of our students. A health plan is required to be completed at the beginning of every school year. For your child's safety we ask that all health forms are turned in prior to the first day of school. While that date has not yet been finalized yet, I felt it was important to send this information out to you now, as getting an appointment to see the doctor to have them sign the medical forms may sometimes take a little bit of time!

Health plans should be completed for any condition that may involve special dietary considerations, activity levels, medications, or treatment of urgent problems. Completion of health plans allows our staff to take the best possible care of your child.

A physician's signature is required on all health plans. Any medications that are to be distributed by school staff or used by students at school must have an Authorization for Medication completed and signed by a physician, including any over-the-counter medications.

Please return all the necessary, completed and signed forms (dated after June 11th) to:

Your cooperation will help ensure a safe and healthy school year. Any questions can be directed to: Tiffanie Polizzi, BSN, RN Plumbrook Nurse, Utica Community Schools


The new family portal website will replace and will also contain the link to complete free and reduced meal applications, as well as Household Income Report forms for CEP sites.

Attention all families:, the site used to deposit funds to your student’s meal account, has been replaced. Please begin using to deposit funds. If you currently have an account with your children will be moved over to the new account after completing registration.

Please view this video showing how to create an account on the new website:

This site also contains the link to apply for free and reduced price meals. As a reminder, the USDA subsidized free meal program is ending June 30, 2022. Families without an approved free or reduced price meal application will be charged the full meal price next school year. You can apply for the 2022-2023 school year as early as July 1.

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Plumbrook Elementary

Jacki Zawierucha-Principal

Laura Kirsch-Administrative Assistant

Anna Kirschenheiter-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