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Twain Green Team
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Message from Dr. Williams
Dear Parents, Faculty, and Staff:
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.
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.
before you start school shopping
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!
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
Parent Vue and class placements
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
The Long Beach Public Library's Summer Reading program is free and for all ages, including special programs for pre-readers, kids, teens and adults. There is a reading challenge for everyone! For more information on Summer Reading and our special events and programs, please visit www.lbpl.org.
Twain Named Star School!
Check out what our D.O.G.S. are doing!
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
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.
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
Download your t-shirt order forms here and turn into the office.
To view the calendar, click here.
PTA Calendar of Events
PTA meetings are held on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 6:30 PM