Dear Plum Creek Parents,
Welcome to the 2022-2023 school year! For those of you who are new to our school, I want you to know that you are coming to an absolutely wonderful place. At Plum Creek, every student will be provided the highest quality of education possible in a safe and supportive learning environment. We promise to provide a full year of learning and growing for every one of our Plum Creek Leaders!
Over the course of this year, you will hear our staff transition from calling our students “students” to “leaders.” At Plum Creek, we believe all our students have leadership qualities and our goal as educators is to empower every one of our students who enter the building this year, leave in May 2023 believing they are a LEADER! #LIONSEMPOWER
This year, our theme is FIESTA - “Focused on Inspiring & Empowering Students To Achieve.” Our PC leaders will be charged with setting high academic goals and taking responsibility for their learning, which will impact their future. At Plum Creek, we strive for every leader to reach 1.5 years growth in reading and math each year. #LOCKEDONEXCELLENCE
In addition, our staff will be engaging in conversations around having a growth mindset, both academically and socially. When you enter our school, our hallways will be decorated with banners which exemplify the 7 Habits of Leader in Me. Leader in Me is a whole-school transformation program that focuses on students' self confidence and skills they need to thrive in the 21st century. As a whole school, we are explicitly teaching the language associated with the seven habits within each classroom (Be Proactive, Begin with the End in Mind, Put First Things First, Think Win-Win, Seek First to Understand - Then to Be Understood, Synergize, Sharpen the Saw). This is embedded within not only our curriculum, but our whole school environment and culture. The 7 Habits will be the building blocks to provide a positive school culture at Plum Creek. #LOCKHEARTFORPEOPLE
Communication and great attendance are important in the success of our students and campus. By building strong relationships between home and school and having open communication, our students will be happier, more confident, and achieve higher academic success. I encourage you to get involved with our school community, volunteer to be a reading mentor, and stay connected by reading our bi-weekly newsletters through Parent Square to keep you informed about upcoming events on campus. Additionally, information will be shared on our school website at http://ples.lockhartisd.org/ , or you can follow us on Twitter @plumcreekelem and Facebook. Our PTO (Parent Teacher Organization) is always looking for new members and is a great way to stay connected with our Plum Creek families and events. #SHOWUPLOCKHART
I’m excited to start my 7th year as the principal of Plum Creek and look forward to working with all of you during the upcoming year. As principal, my door is always open and I welcome your input. I look forward to working with you and your child. We are excited for all of you to be part of our Plum Creek family!
Jamee Griebel, Principal