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Greetings Twain Families & Community Members,

As we begin the new school year, I'm excited to reconnect with our returning students and to meet the newest members of the Twain community joining us this year. As teachers, staff, parents and community partners, our collaboration is essential to the success of these young scholars who will do great things both while they are here at Twain and far beyond. I know their growth and long term success is the highest priority for us all, so I'm excited to share with you a bit of what our teachers and I have been working on this summer.


To read more of Dr. Williams' letter, click here.

PTA Reflections: 40 years of Achievement in the Arts

Unleash your inner artist!  Choreograph a dance, produce a film, write a poem or story, compose a song, take a picture, or create a piece of visual art to tell us what the 2015-2016 theme, "Let Your Imagination Fly", means to you.  If you would like to participate in the PTA Reflections program, pick up an entry form and rules in the office or print your own forms by clicking on the link to the right.

Deadline for submissions is October 23, 2015 at 9:00 a.m.  Please return final submissions to the front office.   All participants will be invited to the Awards Ceremony on Thursday, November 5, 2015 at 5:30 p.m.  The winners in each category will move up to the council level, and will receive a ribbon and prize.

For more information, please contact Jennifer Hersch at jenhersch@gmail.com.


Traffic on Sunfield

Parents, please be cognizant of parking and pedestrians, especially during school hours.  This afternoon, it was reported that a truck's front end was sticking out in the roadway on Sunfield and several motorists came close to hitting the improperly parked vehicle.  It was also reported that another motorist came close to running into one of our parents walking across the street. Our goal is for us all to be safe at Twain, so please practice proper safety rules for motorists and pedestrians, especially in a school zone.   

Coyote Sightings

Several parents have reported concern about coyotes in Long Beach.  At this time, we are working with School Safety to ensure that our students are safe at Mark Twain Elementary School.  If you happen to see a coyote near our school during school hours, please contact our school's office so we can contact the appropriate agencies.  For more information about safety and prevention, please visit this link.

Classroom Supply Lists

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New Members of the Twain Family

Please join us in welcoming the newest members to our Twain family:

  • Ms. Carbonni, School Psychologist
  • Ms. Glidden, Reading Intervention Teacher
  • Ms. Tyhurst, Kindergarten
  • Ms. Riray, K-1 (SPED)

Our new staff members are very excited to be at Twain, and they are looking forward to sharing and creating precious school memories for years to come with our Twain students and families.


after school supervision 2015-2016

Thank you to all of the parents who assisted us with funding the after school supervision program for the 2014-2015 school year.  Because of your help we were able to keep this program up and running last year.

Currently, we have secured enough funds to keep the program up and running for the Fall Semester (September 2015 - December 2015) only.  If you would like to have this service available for the Spring Semester (January 2016 - June 2016), please think about making a monetary donation so that this service could be available for the entire school year.  Any excess funds will be rolled over for the following semester.  If we are unable to secure the necessary funding, all Spring 2016 donations will be returned to the parents who donated money. 

Please feel free to stop by our school's office to complete the necessary paperwork to make a donation.  We will continue to keep you updated regarding this service.  

2014-2015 Teacher of the Year

Mrs. Wilke!




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