Mendenhall Elementary School eNews

December 11, 2015

Winter Break

Friday, December 18th will be the last day of school prior to winter break. School will have early release at 12:00pm on this date. Please make arrangements for your child to be picked up at noon on Friday, December 18th. We hope you have a safe and wonderful holiday! We can't wait to see you child(ren) again when school resumes on Tuesday, January 5, 2016!!

Secondary Transfers for 2016-2017

The information below is for 5th grade students who are interested in applying for a transfer to a middle school outside of their attendance zone. 5th graders who are currently on a transfer must apply for a transfer to the next feeder school if it falls outside their attendance zone. The On Line Numbering System for secondary transfer requests will be available beginning December 14th at 6:30am. Parents must log in beginning December 14th to receive a number to hold a place in line for them on the January 4th transfer day. More information is included in the flyer below.
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Plano ISD Facilities and Technology Study Task Force Seeks Parent and Community Feedback

The Facilities and Technology Study Task Force, assembled by the Plano ISD Board of Trustees in August, is hosting a public hearing to gather community input as they evaluate district needs with regard to a possible bond initiative. I encourage our parent community to attend this public forum, as this will be your opportunity to provide feedback or ask questions related to the committee’s work of reviewing enrollment trends and projections, as well as establishing construction, renovation and technology needs. The hearing will be hosted as follows:

Facilities and Technology Study Task Force Public Hearing
Thursday, December 17, 2015, 6:00 p.m.
Plano Senior High School Doyle Dean Performing Arts Center
2200 Independence Pkwy, Plano, TX 75075

Speaker cards will be required from all who wish to speak at the hearing and will be available beginning at 5:30 p.m. through the end of the meeting.

Additional opportunities for input are available at the regular school board meetings scheduled for January 12 and February 2, 2016, and via district e-mail at For more information on the work of the Facilities and Technology Study Task Force, please visit the Plano ISD website at:

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.

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

News From Around The District

Free Sign Language Classes

Free Sign Language classes are being offered to community members at Davis Elementary beginning in January. You must register with Tina Vaguine at to attend classes. More information is provided in the flyer below.
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Parenting Programs

Plano ISD offers parenting programs for free to all parents of Plano students. These programs cover a variety of topics and are aimed at helping parents raise successful children and providing support for families. Make a commitment to improving parent/child relationships at home. These programs are offered at the Family Education and Guidance Center located next door to Mendenhall and throughout the district!
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