Parent Resources

Gradespeed for Parents  GradeSpeed is for students in 4th - 12th Grade.  
Parents of 4th - 12th grade students can request a Parent Connection account to monitor their child's grades, assignments and attendance.
Click the above image to access the GradeSpeed Parent Connection.  To create an account please select the "Click here to sign up" link in the bottom left corner on the GradeSpeed window.

Become involved at Joan K. Mendel Elementary School
There are several committees that meet regularly (some weekly, some quarterly, and others in-between), in which we want and need parent input.  

These include:

School Leadership Team - meets the first Tuesday of each month at 2:30 PM in the Training Room.  Stakeholders are invited to be a part of the team.

Parent Teacher Organization (  Watch the PTO's Facebook page for upcoming PTO events relating to Back to School.  Click HERE to be taken to the PTO portion of our website.

School Advisory Council (SAC) ( If you would like to be a part of our SAC committee please inquire about available positions, with the front office.  Meetings are open to all stakeholders to attend.  A schedule of meetings is posted on the slides that show on our Mendel ES Homepage and can be found on our school Calendar (also linked on the Mendel ES homepage).

Principal's Coffee Break - An opportunity for parents to meet with Administrators.  Topics of discussion include upcoming school activities/events, curriculum, DoDEA/School Goals, and more.  Dates for the monthly  Principal's Coffee are posted on our school Calendar.  They typically occur the 2nd Monday, each month, at 8 AM, in the MDES Training Room.

For more information on any of the above activities, please contact the front office: 225-5503/04

DoDEA Comprehensive Assessment Program

The College and Career Ready Standards Summative Assessments will be administered between April 9, 2018 and May 25, 2018.  This year DoDEA will be using a computer-based format.  For 3rd-5th Grade students, only the Math assessment will be administered this year.  Our 3rd-5th grade students will participate in 4 Unit tests each, one unit each day.

Links to Tutorials and Practice tests are located in the 3rd-5th Grade section near the bottom of the Student Resource page of this website. 

For more information on the CCRS Summative Assessments visit:  DoDEA Assessments.

Parent Volunteers/Field Trip Chaperones

If you would like to chaperone a field trip or volunteer in the classroom, you must have a volunteer application on file. You can obtain the required forms at the front office.  They do take time to process, once turned in, so please turn them in early.  Once your volunteer application is approved, it stays active the whole time you are here at Yokota AB, you should not need to re-do the application while you remain stationed here.

Parent Feedback:
You have the opportunity to let us know how we are doing.  For each visit to our school please provide us with valuable feedback by completing the following form (paper copies are available at the front office, and the digital and paper copies are anonymous).  

Please visit our Parent feedback form at:  Parent Feedback Form