Mendenhall Messenger

Where the Extraordinary is the Standard!

Week of October 17-21

National School Bus Safety Week!

Monday, October 17

  • Professional Dress
  • 2nd Grade Field Trip-Harrington Public Library (9:00a-10:00a)
  • Young Readers Program (Invitation only! 1st-2nd) 2:45p-4:00p

Tuesday, October 18
  • Wear Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month
  • Trading Post Open! (Bring your badge and loot)
  • New Elementary Counselor Meeting (8:00a-10:00a--Hays out)
  • Young Readers Program 2:45p-4:00p (Invitation only! 1st-2nd graders)
  • After School Academy (3:00p-4:00p)

Wednesday, October 19

  • Professional Dress
  • Principal Meeting at Sockwell (Noble and Prince 8:30a-2:00p)
  • Staff Meeting (3:00p-4:30p)

Thursday, October 20

  • Wear College or AVID gear with jeans
  • Plano Fire Clown (Kinder-2nd in the gym) 12:30p-2:30p
  • Plano Classroom Walkthrough Training (8:30a-4:00p-Prince out)
  • After School Academy (3:00p-4:00p)

Friday, October 21

  • Wear 2016-2017 Mendenhall staff shirt with jeans
  • SMU Retreat-(Benavides, Lima, Parker, Crowley-7:15a-3:15p)
  • Due today! Electronic View and Acceptance of HR documents (all staff)
  • Due today-Weather Notification phone number update-update your contact number
  • Spirit Assembly- (8:15a-9:15a-Gym)
  • Food 4 Kids (pick-up is between 1p-2p in the front office)
  • Have a great weekend!!

To Do List:

**Regarding peer observations: Just to clarify, you are required to do at least 1 observation per week.

Weather Notification Contact Information update: Each staff member will need to log-in to TEAMS and confirm or update the phone number(s) currently listed in the Employee Service Center.-(Due October 21)

Please fill out the google form to input your Bloomz code (Due October 17)

Required weekly-Upload your lesson plan using the following link:

Remember, everyone uploads their own lesson plans into their folder. 1) Click on your grade level 2)Click on your folder name 3) Upload lesson plan into your folder. If you need help with this, please let me know.

Self-Manager Program and Promotion

Use this form to report promotions in the self manager system. Promotions should be entered no later than Friday in order to be shared on Monday morning announcements






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Andrea, you have helped me SO much this year! Thank you for the resources and wealth of knowledge you are sharing with me! ~Jenny H.

Alicia & Andrew, thank you so much for the continuous support all year! I do not know what I would do without you guys! You both are awesome. :) ~Jenny H.

Dalia & Lucy, well, honestly, we should celebrate you two EVERY day, but for this particular moment I would like to thank you for translating my conferences this week. Muchas Gracias, ~js

Thank you Debbie for everything you have done for 2nd grade. You are awesome! ~Edith G.

Submit staff kudos and let us know what makes our Mendenhall staff so special. Use the following google form link to have your staff kudo appear in the weekly flyer.

When the going gets tough....

Growth mindset is a trendy term these days and while it should not be the be all and end all of how we teach kids, we must teach our kids to persevere when the going gets tough! Check out these picture book about perseverance....