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Twain PTA Organization ID 91250

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Twain Green Team

Details to come!

Message from Dr. Williams

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Twain Parents, 

It's hard to believe that the 2014-2015 school year has come to an end and the 2015-2016 school year is already here. It seems like just yesterday, students and families were welcomed back to school and enjoying all of the activities sponsored by our amazing and supportive P.T.A. and our Dads of Great Students (D.O.G.S).

As I continue to reflect upon this past school year, I am humbled, grateful, and thankful for our awesome staff, parents, students, business partners, V.I.P.S., D.O.G.S., and of course, our awesome P.T.A. While our teachers were planning effective lessons and instructing students in accordance with the California Common Core Standards, our P.T.A. and D.O.G.S spent countless hours volunteering to fundraise and plan fun-filled activities for our Twain students and staff; our VIPS also spent numerous hours in classrooms assisting teachers with various classroom tasks. Without a doubt, Twain's staff and students are truly appreciative of these organizations' time and commitment to our students' learning and achievement.

It truly takes a village to encourage all students to learn, thrive, and achieve. This is evident by the hard work and commitment that our community puts forth each day to assist our students in educating the whole child.

Dr. Williams, Principal

Open House on Thursday, May 26

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Come visit your child's classroom to see all of the hard work they've been doing this year! Open House is from 5:30pm to 7:00pm.


Thursday, May 26 will also be a minimum day. Kindergarten 8:00am - 11:20am, grades 1 through 5 dismissed at 1:00 pm.


BOGO Book Fair Starts Wednesday, May 25

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Visit the BOGO book fair to stock up on summer reading!

Free Dress + Bottles and Cans!

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Friday, May 27 is a FREE DRESS DAY! You can also bring separated plastic bottles and aluminum cans to upper and lower valet drop off in the morning.

Twain Day is Coming! (Friday, May 27)

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Twain Day is around the corner and volunteers are needed to make this event memorable for our students! For more information and to sign up please click here.


2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Games and Food

4:00 to 5:00 p.m. Class Basket Raffle and Silent Auction


Parents need to call the office to get siblings on the Sibling Supervision List no later than Thursday, May 26th.


Tickets for Twain Day go on sale by the lower grade lunch benches after school for 30 minutes Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. On sale Thursday night at open house. Last day for tickets on Friday, Twain Day until 3:30pm!

1 for $0.50 

2 for $1.00 

12 for $5.00 

25 for $10.00 

Best value 60 for $20.00

Attention 5th Grade Parents

Here is a list of activities planned for the end of the year. You can download the document here if you did not receive it. If you are a VIP, assistance is needed at the pool party and the picnic. Please contact Crystal Duncan Jones at crystaljonesduncan@yahoo.com.

  • Yearbooks: Ordered and will be distributed the first week of June
  • 5th Grade T-shirts: All students received
  • Pool party: June 14th / Mayfair Park / Lunch provided
  • Promotion: June 15th at 9:00 am / Must bring your own chairs
  • Picnic: June 16th at Twain / Lunch provided but asking for snack and drink donations
  • Wall tiles: Scheduled for installation

Holiday and End-of-Year Reminders


Thursday, May 26

  • Minimum Day Schedule
  • Open House Night (5:30pm to 7:00pm)


Monday, May 30

  • Memorial Day - No School


Tuesday, June 14

  • Kindergarten Promotion


Wednesday, June 15

  • 5th Grade Promotion


Thursday, June 16

  • Minimum Day Schedule
  • Last Day of School

Online Registration for Grades K-5

  • Enrollment opens on 1/25/2016


  • Before completing your online registration, please visit our office to verify proof of residency, immunization history, and proof of age.  Please follow this link for more information regarding the necessary documents.


  • Special information for Kindergarten parents:  To enroll your child in Kindergarten, your child must be 5 years old by September 1st.  During the verification of documents process, Kinder parents should be prepared to choose the Early Bird/Late Bird option.  Early Bird schedule is 8:00 am - 11:20 am and the Late Bird schedule is from 9:40 am - 1:40 pm.  Students are placed in classes according to the time their applications are considered complete.  Priority is given to students who live in the Twain area.

Walk in registration (verifying documents only) will only take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:30 am - 10:30 am and 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm.  After verifying the documents for registration, parents will be provided the necessary information to assist them with the online registration process.


For your application to be considered complete, all documents must be verified by our Office Supervisor and an enrollment application must be completed online.


Should a parent of an already enrolled Twain student desire to have their Kinder enrolled at Twain for the 2016-2017 school year, parents still need to enroll/register siblings through the registration process.

Box Tops for Education

Calling all BOX TOPS! Thanks to Box Tops For Education, a quick snip of the scissors can earn money for our school. Look for box tops on items you already purchase, clip them out, and turn them into the Twain office throughout the year. You can follow this link for a list of participating products, or simply search your kitchen for the box top image below. Each box top earns ten cents, and they can really add up for our students.


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

To view classroom supply lists by grade level, click here.

School District News

Reflections 2015 Forms

T-Shirt Order Forms

Download your t-shirt order forms here and turn into the office.

Twain Calendar

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PTA Calendar of Events

PTA meetings are held on the 2nd â€‹Wednesday of each month at 6:30 PM


Committee Descriptions