Brinker Elementary School
Assistant Principal: Lindsey Girlinghouse
School Hours: 7:45 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.
School Colors: Royal blue and gray
Motto: All for one, one for all!
Year Opened: 1988
Phone: (469) 752-0500
Fax: (469) 752-0501
3800 Clark Parkway
Plano, TX 75093
AchievementsTEA Exemplary school; National Blue Ribbon school; PTA Membership award; student finalists/winners in: science fair, history fair, State Geography Poster contest, Spelling Bee, Geography Bee, Fire Prevention Poster contest, and PTA Reflections contest.
Campus ProgramsHistory fair; science fair; Geography Bee; Geography Poster contest; Spelling Bee; chess club; English as a Second Language (ESL); Plano Academic Creative Education (PACE) for identified gifted and talented students; Collin County Adventure camp; district choir; Multi-Sensory Literacy program; writing club; PASAR after school childcare.
Parent Involvement OpportunitiesV.I.P. tutoring; PTA; library assistants; Brinker PTA eNews; classroom volunteers; science fair judges; history fair judges; Key Communicators; reading buddies; book fair; Reflections; School-based Improvement Committee (SBIC); field day; family picnic; and Watch Dog Dads.
Community/Business PartnershipsBarnes and Noble; Central Market; Cindy Brinker Simmons and the Brinker Family; Kroger Food Store; SuperTarget; Tom Thumb; and Walmart.
History of BrinkerBrinker (opened 1988, cost $3.2 million) honors the memory of Maureen Connolly Brinker, "Little Mo", the first woman to win the Grand Slam tennis championship and the dominant force in women's tennis from 1951-54. She was one of only five Grand Slam winners in history - the youngest player and the first woman to win. Brinker (1934-69) and her family moved to Dallas in 1963, where her husband Norman started the Steak and Ale restaurant chain. The school was dedicated on November 20, 1988.