Mendenhall Elementary School eNews

March 17, 2016

Kindergarten Round-Up

Parents of incoming Kindergarten students for the 2016-2017 school year are invited to Mendenhall to register on Friday, March 18, 2016 from 9:00am - 11:00am and 1:00pm - 3:00pm. See the flyer below with additional details on what to bring.
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Kindergarten Prep Program

Harrington Elementary will be hosting a Kindergarten Prep Program for students entering kindergarten in the fall of 2016. Please see below for additional information.
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Mendenhall Parent Program

Join us on Friday from 12:00pm - 1:00pm in the Mendenhall Library for a FREE program entitled "He Hit Me First! Finding the Positives in Sibling Rivalry. For more information see the flyer below.
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Plano Providing Free Wi-Fi

The City of Plano has announced that it will provide free public Wi-Fi at city parks and recreation centers, both indoor and outdoor for everyone at no cost to taxpayers. This is a great way for our students and families to access the internet for educational programs and applications. In outdoor locations the free service is called Oh, Ranger! Wi-Fi. At indoor locations, you can gain access to the free service by selecting the TIme Warner Cable hot spot in the Wi-Fi settings on your mobile device.
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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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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:

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.

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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