Mendenhall Elementary School eNews

June 2, 2016

2016-2017 Otto PE Uniforms

Current 5th graders who will be going to Otto next year for 6th grade have the opportunity to purchase their PE uninforms now. Information from Otto on ordering is included in the flyer below.
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Preorder 2016-2017 Mendenhall School Supplies

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As the school year comes to a close, Food and Nutritional Services would like to thank you for your child's participation in the National School Lunch and Breakfast Programs. Please ensure your child's account is paid in full before the last day of school. Credit card payments can be made by using PayPAMS. If your child transfers within Plano ISD, the balance in your child's account will automatically be transferred to the new school. Additional information regarding payments and instructions for requesting a refund if you child is leaving PISD were sent home in your child's Wednesday Folder.

2016 Plano Principals Association Golf Classic

The Plano Principals Association is comprised of principals, assistant, associate and administrative interns in the Plano Independent School District. It is a non-profit organization devoted to serving PISD students and our community. Once again, PPA will be hosting its annual golf tournament.

This year we are delighted to announce the Credit Union of Texas as our Title Sponsor to this year's "Scholarship Scramble." Proceeds raised this year will go towards awarding:

  • Four $1,000 scholarships to graduating seniors
  • Three $1,000 scholarships towards para-professionals earning their teaching certification.
  • Three $1,000 scholarships towards aspiring administrators.
  • Donations towards local charities that benefit our PISD families.

Our CUTX PPA Golf Classic will be on Friday, June 17th at Ridgeview Ranch. It is a shotgun start at 8:00 a.m. For more information on how you can participate or donate to this worthwhile cause please contact Patricia Powell at

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Plano East Tennis Camp

Plano East is offering two week-long summer tennis camps starting the first week of summer, June 6--10 from 8:00 am to 11:00 am at the East courts. The 2nd camp is August 1--5. It is open to anyone 6-17 years old, and is good for beginners or experienced. We will offer daily prizes and a tee shirt. You may sign up at under the Junior Camps tab, and make sure you click on the Plano EAST Tennis Camp location. Contact Coach Allen with any questions at Thanks, and hope to see you at camp.

Basketball Summer Camps for Boys and Girls

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Volleyball Summer Camps

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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.

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.

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