Mendenhall Elementary School eNews
March 24, 2016
STAAR Testing Reminders
Our students in 4th and 5th grade will be taking the STAAR test next week. 4th grade will be taking the Writing test on Tuesday, March 29th. 5th grade will be taking their Math test on Tuesday, March 29th and their Reading test on Wednesday, March 30th. Please make sure your 4th and 5th grade students get plenty of rest, eat a healthy breakfast, and are at school on time each of these days. We want them ready to do their best!
Please also make note! We will have a closed campus on both Tuesday and Wednesday for all grades. We will not be hosting any visitors or parents for lunch on the above dates.
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Kindergarten Prep Program
2016 Bond Information Meetings to be Hosted by Superintendent at Six High Schools this Spring
Plano ISD community members are invited to attend any of six information meetings to be hosted this spring about the district’s May 7 bond election proposal. Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian Binggeli will present information and answer questions. Meetings will be held from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. at the district’s high schools on the following dates:
- March 28 (Monday) - Williams High School (auditorium), 1717 17th Street, Plano, TX 75074
- April 4 (Monday) - Clark High School (library), 523 Spring Creek Parkway, Plano, TX 75023
- April 6 (Wednesday) - McMillen High School (cafeteria), 750 N. Murphy Road, Murphy, TX 75094
- April 13 (Wednesday) - Jasper High School (presentation room), 6800 Archgate Drive, Plano, TX 75024
- April 25 (Monday) - Vines High School (presentation room), 1401 Highedge Drive, Plano, TX 75075
- April 28 (Thursday) - Shepton High School (library), 5505 Plano Parkway, Plano, TX 75093
About the May 7 Bond Election
On May 7, Collin County voters residing within the Plano ISD attendance zone will be asked to consider a single proposition to provide $481 million toward eight major project areas with no increase to the tax rate. If approved, all Plano ISD campuses will be impacted by district-wide security updates, renovations and facility upgrades, as well as technology improvements. Visit www.pisd.edu/2016bond for more information.
Bond Proposal Resources
Revised Dates for 2016-2017 School Calendar
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: www.pisd.edu
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 HS Theatre Camp for Elementary Students
The Plano Senior HS Wildcat Theatre department is offering the third annual summer theatre workshop for elementary students June 6-9, 2016. Students having just completed Grades 2nd through 5th are encouraged to attend. Theatre subjects such as acting, mime, mask making, make-up, improvisation, musical theatre and production will be taught by high school theatre students under the direction of professional theatre personnel Lance Morse and Cassidy McQuiston. Classes will be taught in the Doyle Dean Performing Arts Center on the PSHS campus. This year’s hours have been extended to 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., to better serve parents’ schedules. We hope to see lots of young performers! www.pshstheatre.com
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