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Message from Dr. Williams

Dr Williams Photo.jpgDear 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.

A Note From your PTA President

Dear Twain Families,


Our 2016-2017 school year is quickly coming to an end. Since I stepped into the role of President in January, our PTA mission has been to reach out to parents and to make positive connections through family events such as Movie Night, Coffee Talk and free popcorn for our PTA members. I have truly enjoyed building relationships with all of the great parents at Twain this year.


In addition, I must take a moment to thank all of the volunteers and dedicated parents who make a difference in the classroom, around the campus and supporting our teachers. Thanks to you we’ve had a number of fabulous events this year.


On behalf of the PTA Executive Board, I wish everyone a safe and wonderful summer. Thank you again for your continued support. Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at (562) 335-1104. Please know that all questions, concerns and suggestions are welcome.


Finally, I would like to invite you to our last PTA meeting on Wednesday, May 10th at 7:00pm in the Twain library.


See you around the campus and……GO TWAIN!


AnnMarie Alvarez

PTA President

Upcoming Events at Twain

As we approach the end of the school year, here are some dates to remember. Additional details about many of the events may be found below.


  • 5/23 Book Fair Starts
    • Runs May 23 through May 25
  • 5/25 Twain Open House
    • 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
    • Minimum day, dismissal at 1:00 pm
  • 5/26 Coffee Talk
    • 8:30 am - 9:30 am
    • Bungalow 303 / West Campus
  • 5/26 Bottles and Cans + Free Dress Day
  • 5/26 Free Popcorn to PTA Members
    • 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
  • 5/29 Memorial Day
    • No school
  • 6/2 Twain Day
    • No after school supervision
  • 6/2 Mile Fun Run
    • 4th and 5th graders only
  • 6/15 Last day of school
    • Minimum day, dismissal at 1:00 pm 
    • No after school supervision

Open House (Thursday, May 25)

Open House is this Thursday night from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm 

Visit your child's classroom and see all their accomplishments and work they have done throughout the year. Connect and chat with teachers and parents.

Thursday is a MINIMUM DAY!

Kindergarten 8:00am-11:20am

Grades 1-5 8:00am-1:00pm



Twain Day is Coming! (Friday, June 2)

Twain Day is on June 2! We need many volunteers to make the event a success. There will be game booths, raffles, silent auction, class baskets and much much more. If you can volunteer during one of the shifts please visit http://signup.com/go/OprqdlN.




Memorial Day Holiday (Monday, May 29)


Please plan accordingly. School will resume on Tuesday May 30th.



Last Day of School (June 15)

The last day of school will be a minimum day with 1:00 pm dismissal and no after school supervision. Please make arrangements to have your child picked up promptly. Thank you!




2016-2017 Twain Teacher of the Year

Congratulations to Ryan Campbell, Twain's Teacher of the Year 2016-2017! This year we had three honorable mentions: Naomi Cheely, Shannon Lockhart and Jessica Glidden. We appreciate all your hard work and dedication to our students. Thank you for those who wrote essays nominating the teachers, especially the essays from students!



Teacher Appreciation and VIPS Luncheons

Last Thursday was our PTA sponsored Teacher Appreciation Luncheon put on by Mennen Coleman! Thank you for your hard work to make the fiesta such a success. Special thanks to PTA members who helped out: Tiffany Fruhling, Elizabeth Payne, AnnMarie Alvarez, Alaine Williams & Ann Yates.

After school, we had our VIPS Celebration honoring our hard working VIPS who help out at Twain. We definitely appreciate you too! Here are some highlights from the events.



SBAC Testing Schedule: Grades 3-5


Dear Parents/Guardians,

From April 4, 2017 - June 1, 2017, your child will be participating in state testing.  Please refer to the schedule below.


April 3 - 6:  Special Education

April 10 - 13:  3rd Grade

April 24 - 28:  Science, 5th Grade

May 1 - 4:  3rd Grade

May 8 - 11:  5th Grade

May 15 - 18:  5th Grade

May 22 - 25:  4th Grade

May 30 - June 1:  4th Grade    


A letter should have come home with your child.  Please check your child's backpack for more information.  If you have any questions about this upcoming state exam for students in grades 3-5, please contact your child's teacher.


Thank you.

Dr. Williams 


SBAC Testing Prep: Grades 3-5


Coffee Talk at Twain

Join us on the following Fridays for coffee, tea, pastries & conversation about Twain!





Everyone is welcome! In bungalow 303 on the lower grade side from 7:40am to 8:30am. Meet other parents and PTA members and join in on the conversation. It's your school and we want to hear from you!




Twain offers after school supervision from 2:05 pm until 2:50 pm on Twain's blacktop Monday-Friday. On district wide minimum days, there is no after school supervision.  When there is a district wide minimum day and school is dismissed at 1:00 pm, parents are provided with advanced notice that there will be no after school supervision on that day.   A district wide minimum day is not the same as our regular Thursday dismissal at 1:30 pm.  When students are dismissed on Thursdays at 1:30 pm, Twain does offer supervised after school care until 2:50 pm.


If parents choose to utilize Pan Am Park for their after school care arrangement, please be mindful that Monday - Friday, the park does not open its doors until 2:30 pm. This means children are unsupervised from the time that they are dismissed from Twain until the time that Pan Am Park provides supervision. Although this seems like a short period of time, many things can happen in a span of 20 minutes when supervision is nonexistent.  On Thursdays when Twain dismisses at 1:30 pm, the park DOES open its doors for supervised after school care at 1:30 pm.


Dr. Williams and the Twain Staff

After School Safety and More

After School Supervision (Park Safety) Since Twain's after school supervision ends at 2:50 pm, a few parents have opted to utilize Pan American Park (Pan Am) for after school care. If you're using Pan Am for after school care, please be mindful of the time that they actually start supervising children. I am bringing this to the attention of our parents because staff members have reported that a few of our Twain students are lingering in the park while waiting for supervision to start at the park. If you're utilizing Pan Am, please have a long talk with your child about safety while walking from Twain to Pan Am Park. Thank you!


Parent Vue If you have not already done so, please sign up for Parent Vue. More information will be shared with you during your child's scheduled parent conference.


Staff Parking Lot For safety reasons, please do not utilize the staff's parking lot to drop students off for school or park in spaces reserved for teachers. Dropping students off in this area creates a safety hazard and it creates an inconvenience for staff members starting their work day.  


Thank you  for your attention and assistance.

Jacqueline Williams, Ed.D.
Twain Elementary School
(562) 421-8421- Office
(562) 420-7654  Fax



Red Ribbon Week

We wrapped up RED RIBBON WEEK with a bang! Thanks to Creative Sports for putting on an awesome BMX show for the Twain students. Here are some shots from Ann Yates.




And one of our super rad PTA President, Star Behain, who let Macho Man jump over HER!



Twain PTA: Financial Policies, Procedures and Documents

To review recently uploaded documents related to PTA monetary policies and the handling of PTA funds, please visit our PTA page and scroll down. The documents are intended to be of use to those collecting and distributing PTA funds, as well as those seeking reimbursement from the PTA. Questions can be directed to marktwainptatreasurer@gmail.com.

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. For questions about Box Tops for Education, please contact dayna_m@hotmail.com.


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!!

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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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.

Twain News


View the attached information from the Long Beach Fire Department and Long Beach Police.


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Bottles and Cans + Free Dress

This Friday, April 28 is a FREE DRESS DAY



You can also bring your separated plastic BOTTLES AND CANS to the upper and lower grade valet drop off in the morning.



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 ​Wednesday of each month at 7:00 PM