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Twain Green Team

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Message from Dr. Williams

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As Principal of Twain Elementary, I enthusiastically welcome back our returning Twain families and staff members.  I would also like to take a moment to welcome our new families and staff members into our awesome Twain family.  Although our new staff members are new to Twain, each one of them comes to Twain with numerous years of teaching experience in Long Beach Unified School District.  At Twain we are known for working together as a family, and I know that our Twain community will excitedly welcome our new families and staff members into our existing Twain family.  The next time you are on campus, please join me in welcoming our new staff members...


To read Dr. Williams' letter in its entirety, please click here.

Friendly Reminders

The first day of school is August 31st, 2016. Please note that the first day of school is a Minimum Day. TK/Kinder students must be picked up at 11:20 am and students in grades 1-5 at 1:00 pm.

Since we did not secure enough funds to have after school supervision for the 2016-2017 school year, starting on September 1st, 2016 all students in grades 1-5 must be picked up on or before 3:00 pm, Monday - Friday. Since TK/Kinder students adhere to a different bell schedule throughout the school year - Early Bird/Late Bird -  Kinder teachers will be in communication with Kinder parents about the Early Bird/Late Bird schedules.  

before you start school shopping

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As you get ready to go shopping for the new school year, please take a moment to brush up on Twain’s uniform policy and dress code. You can find the details here, but please keep in mind that – with the exception of shirts and outerwear displaying our school name and/or mascot that are purchased here at Twain – all shirts must be solid navy blue, red or white with no cartoons or drawings of any kind. All pants or skirts must be dark navy blue and in good condition (no tears, etc.). Footwear must cover the entire foot, no open-toed or open-heeled styles or high heels are allowed. By adhering to this dress code, we are creating a safe environment where our children can focus on becoming Twain scholars. Reviewing these requirements will potentially save you the money and hassle of purchasing school clothes that your child will be unable to wear. Thank you for your cooperation!


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Classroom Supply Lists

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



Kindergarten BBQ and Orientation

A Kindergarten BBQ and Orientation is planned for Friday, August 26 from 5:30pm to 7:00pm in the kindergarten playground. Incoming kindergarteners and their parents will have an opportunity to meet the principal, the school counselor, and their child's teacher. Our PTA president will be available to talk with parents about what it means to be on the PTA and how they can be involved. We will be selling school t-shirts and parents will have an opportunity to apply to be a VIP for their child's classroom. Hot dogs, chips and beverages will be provided thanks to the PTA.

Twain in the News

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Parent Vue and class placements

ParentVue is a website that allows parents to view their children's current and historical information including registration, attendance, grades, test scores, discipline and more. If you haven't had a chance to activate your ParentVue account, you'll need to do so because postcards indicating students' class placements for 2016-2017 will not be mailed home but will instead be available on ParentVue after August 26.


Parents will need to come to the Twain office to obtain their ParentVue access code, and must be prepared to show an ID to obtain this code. Codes will not be given via telephone, and anyone obtaining the code must be on the child's school records.  The office will reopen on August 22 and office hours are 7:30am to 4:00pm.


Special note for 5th grade parents: School of Choice for Middle School will be done online via ParentVue, so please activate your account now!


LBPL's Summer Reading Program 2016

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Twain Named Star School!

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Check out what our D.O.G.S. are doing!

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School Site Council 2016-2017

Congratulations to our new School Site Council (SSC) parent members. Ann Marie Alvarez and Star Behain will join other parent and staff members on our 2016-2017 School Site Council (SSC) board.  The purpose of the Council is to serve as an advisory committee for the principal in making decisions regarding the school's budget and instructional programs. 

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.

School District News

T-Shirt Order Forms

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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