Mendenhall Elementary School eNews

February 11, 2016

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School Board Calls May 7 Bond Election

On May 7, 2016, Plano ISD voters will decide on a $481 million bond proposal to fund initiatives recommended by the Plano ISD Facilities and Technology Task Force. Appointed in August, 2015 by the Plano ISD Board of Trustees, the task force included citizens, business leaders, teachers, principals and parents. The task force reviewed enrollment trends and projections, established construction and renovation needs, validated costs and sought input from fellow community members. After five months of study, debate and public input, the task force made final recommendations to school trustees which are included in this bond proposal. If approved, the bond initiative will provide funding toward eight major project areas with no increase to the tax rate and will impact all Plano ISD campuses through district-wide security updates, renovations and facility upgrades, as well as technology improvements. Find out more, including specific project allocations, at You may send questions to

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Valentine's Math Morning at Mendenhall

Parents please join us for a fun morning full of math activities on Friday, February 12th from 7:30am to 8:15am in your child's classroom. There will be math fun, donuts, and lots of love!

Revised Dates for 2016-2017 School Calendar

The 2016-2017 district instructional calendar adopted at the February 2 school board meeting has been revised to reflect a new date for spring break, March 6th - 10th. The district wanted to promptly notify you of this change so that you can be sure to update your calendars. The full 2016-17 calendar is published on the district website at:

Student Safety Surveys

As part of a district-wide school safety audit being conducted by District Safety and Security Services, all students in 5th grade and above will be asked to take a student safety survey at school on Wednesday, February 17th. Read more about this and view this survey below.
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Nurse Notes

Nurse Cayce wants our students to stay healthy and happy this winter season. Below is our clinic newsletter with information on dental health, poison prevention, and healthy habits to protect yourself from the flu.
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Box Tops

Our Mendenhall PTA is collecting box tops. This is a fast and easy way to make money for our school. Please cut out the box tops from the packaging of foods or items that you purchase and send them to school with your child. Our teachers will be happy to collect these for each grade level. The more we collect, the more we earn. Send your box tops in today!!

Parent Portal

The Plano ISD Parent Portal is your key to staying connected and up-to-date on your child's progress. On Parent Portal, you can:

  • View your child's grades and attendance
  • Update your Emergency Form - phone numbers and emergency contacts
  • Get a copy of your child's immunizations

Go to:

Click on: myPISD Parent Portal (on the right side of the screen under Popular Links)

You will need your email address and password you created at the Parent Information Fair.

Plano ISD's Mobile Computer Lab

Plano ISD's Mobile Computer Lab is a complimentary service available for the use of all parents of students who attend Plano ISD. Below are schedules of where the Mobile Computer Lab will be located in January and February. You are welcome to visit the lab at any of the locations and/or times. The Mobile Lab offers many great trainings and classes to assist Plano ISD parents.
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Connect with Mendenhall

Be a Mendenhall Volunteer

Volunteer applications must be completed annually for anyone interested in volunteering in their child's classroom, going on field trips, participating in Field Day, or in numerous other capacities throughout the school year. Complete your volunteer application form today! Please click here: Volunteer Application Form