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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.

It's Red Ribbon Week!

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RED RIBBON WEEK is a time for us to show our dedication to being drug free as a school and community! This year's theme is YOLO (#youonlyliveonce).

We have teamed up with Creative Sports and they will be putting on a BMX show on Thursday October 27th from 12:40-1:20 on the east side of the campus.  We understand that the kindergarteners have a split schedule but we welcome the parents of early birds to bring their child over to watch the show!  Posters will be for sale after the event for $5 each.  Twain will receive 10% of sales back in profit.


Monday 10/24     

"Sock it to Drugs"

Wear Silly Socks


Tuesday 10/25   

"Put a cap on Drugs"

Wear a Hat/Cap


Wednesday 10/26 

"Crazy about being Drug Free"

Wear Crazy Hair! 


Thursday 10/27 

"Too Bright for Drugs"

Wear Neon colors 


Friday 10/28         

"Team Up Against Drugs"

Wear your favorite sports jersey 

Trunk or Treat, October 29

Trunk or Treat is happening Next Saturday 10/29 from 4pm-7pm 


Thank you for your patience to those who have been inquiring about the event. Details for the event are in the flyer below. For more information please contact Donny Clemena at marktwaindogs@gmail.com or 562-833-3681.


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Fit-A-Thon is Coming! (October 28)

At Twain Elementary, we have one major fundraiser for the year, the Fit-A-Thon. By organizing our own fundraising drive, all the money you contribute goes directly to Twain and your students! The fundraising packets will be going out this week, so be on the look out for them. You can also download the paperwork here


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You can go here to donate online. Please note that there is a $1 convenience fee. Below is a look at the information required to complete an online donation, you can personalize then forward this email to friends and family and it will provide them with the details they need to donate online. 


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Online donations are due by Sunday, October 23 (one week before the event, so we can count the online donations and add them to the students' totals on Friday, October 28).

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. 





Free TB Testing for LBUSD VIPS

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Donations Requested

If you have any extra plastic hangers, we can use them!  We also need donations of large pants (size 14-16). Even sweat pants will work. Please bring donations to the box in the office or drop off in the PTA room. Thank you!!

Veterans Day Celebration, November 10

Veterans Day 2016.jpgWe are excited to announce our Tenth Annual Mark Twain Veterans Day Tribute. The ceremony to honor our Veterans will take place on Thursday, November 10th, 2016. This celebration will help further educate our students about the important role our veterans have played and continue to play in the great history of our country. Please look for more information to follow. 

School Site Council/Twain's Leadership Council (SSC/TLC)

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Parent-Student Handbook: Clarification and Updates

In reference to the Parent-Student Handbook, please make note of the following:


(1) The Safe and Civil form is on yellow paper.

(2) The Consent and Release from Liability is not included in the packet.  The Consent and Release from Liability is already on file in the office for all returning Twain students and students new to Twain.

(3) Please disregard the note about Prep Day Differences on the Bell Schedule.

(4) An "Emergency Card Print Out" page was not included in the packet.  Parents must access ParentVue to update emergency information. 

(5) Erica Dawson is last year's President; Star Behain is our current PTA President.

After School Care

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.  

Twain in the News

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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. 

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.

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Twain Calendar

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PTA Calendar of Events

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