Mendenhall Elementary School eNews

December 17, 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 your child(ren) again when school resumes on Tuesday, January 5, 2016!!

Teacher of the Year

We would love to announce and have you join in warmly congratulating our 2015-2016 Mendenhall Teacher of the Year, Molly Pond!!

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 askpisd@pisd.edu. For more information on the work of the Facilities and Technology Study Task Force, please visit the Plano ISD website at: http://www.pisd.edu/news/2016bond/index.shtml.

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: 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.

Nurses' Corner

With the cold season approaching, Nurse Cayce would like to provide you with A Guide to Parents on the flu. Please see the flyer below with helpful information on the flu and how to protect your child.
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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