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Greetings Twain Families,

Let me begin by saying that I am excited and honored to have the opportunity to serve as Principal and work with the wonderful staff and community that is Twain Elementary School.  I have heard wonderful things about the families, teachers, classified staff, PTA, and community working together to provide an outstanding education for our students.  


For more of Dr. Williams' Welcome Message, click here.

Minimum Days Oct 2-3


Minimum Days  Oct. 2 - 3

Per Superintendent Chris Steinhauser's instructions, all schools in LBUSD will be on a minimum day schedule Thursday and Friday, Oct. 2-3.  Twain's dismissal will be at 1:00 pm. 

Please note, all students in the care of our after school supervision program should be picked up on or before 3:00 pm.  The playground will not be open until 4:00 pm on Oct. 2-3.


Reflections Workshop will begin at 1 p.m. in the library.

After School Supervision: UPDATE!!!

To sustain the viability of the After School Supervision program beyond 3:00 pm, family donations are greatly needed.  If enough funding is not secured on or before October, 13th, 2014, the program's last day will be on October 17th, 2014.  We apologize for the inconvenience.  For more information, please click on and read the letter from Dr. Williams.

Twain Leadership Council

First, let me begin by saying thank you to all the parents who volunteered to serve on Twain's Leadership Council (TLC).  The ballots have been counted, and the winner is....Gail Testa-Del Gaudio.  Congratulations Mrs. Del Gaudio.  Mrs. Del Gaudio will serve a two year term, and we look forward to working with her.  

We initially thought that we had four seats available, but after a careful review of the records, we discovered that we had only one parent seat available.  Currently, we have 5 parents serving on Twain's Leadership Council (TLC).  Four of the five parents were voted in last year, and they have a two year commitment.  We apologize for the oversight.  

Twain's Leadership Council (TLC) for the 2014-2015 school year is listed below:  

Jacqueline Williams, Principal, 
Pam Croes, Teacher 
Lisa Steele, Teacher
Catherine Desmond, Teacher
Gail Testa-Del Gaudio, Parent
Star Behain, Parent
Raymi Burks, Parent
Crystal Duncan, Parent
Bev Whittenbury, Parent
Sharon Dana, Office Supervisor

Jacqueline Williams, Ed.D.
Twain Elementary School

Morning Supervision

12incone.jpgWe appreciate students arriving to school on time each day, but parents please be mindful that since there is no adult supervision before 7:40 am, students should not arrive to school before that time each morning. 


On 9/8/2014 we had almost 20 students dropped off at 7:20 am. For safety reasons, we have to keep an account of parents dropping students off before 7:40 am.   


Please be mindful that there is no adult supervision on campus before 7:40 am.

Emergency Cards

We are no longer asking parents to complete 3 Emergency Cards! Please visit Parent Vue to update your child's emergency card information online. You can log into Parent Vue at https://parentlbusd.lbschools.net/, go to the Student Info tab then click "Edit Information."


Please be sure to edit/add the following information:

* Correct home, cell and work telephone number.

* Telephone numbers of three other adults to whom we can release your child in the event of an emergency.

* Name and telephone number of your doctor in the event of an emergency.

* Your current email address

Parent Volunteers Needed


In order to start our Valet, we are desperately in need of parent volunteers.  If you are interested in volunteering from 7:40 am - 8:00 am, please email Mrs. Carlson at mcarlson@lbschools.net or call her at 562-421-8421.


Twain News

Minimum Days this Thursday and Friday (Día escolar corto este jueves y viernes)
Minimum Days this Thursday and Friday

Due to increasingly hot weather forecast for the remainder of this week, schools will be on a minimum day schedule Thursday and Friday, Oct. 2-3.  If you have questions about exact dismissal times, ple... Continue
Posted by: Superintendent Steinhauser
Published: 10/1/14

Our Plans in Case of Future Hot Weather (Nuestros planes en futuros casos de clima caluroso)
Posted by: Superintendent Steinhauser
Published: 9/26/14

Important Information For Students Who Ride Long Beach Transit (Información Importante Para Los Estudiantes Que Viajan En Long Beach Transit)
Posted by: Public Information Office
Published: 6/6/14

Classroom Supply Lists

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

Twain and Lowell Named Green Schools!

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Where are the greenest schools in America? Two of them are in Long Beach.

For the past five years, the U.S.  Department of Education has been trying to "inspire" schools to reduce their environmental impact and costs, improve the health and wellness of students and staff, and teach environmental skills. This year, Education Secretary Arne Duncan honored two Long Beach elementary schools with the Green Ribbon School Award. Read more.


School District News

Reflections 2014

Download application and information sheets here.

T-Shirt Order Forms

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

1999 National Blue Ribbon School Logo California Distinguished School Logo

Twain Calendar

To view the calendar, click here.

Twain Talk Newsletter

To read our current issue, click here.

PTA Calendar of Events

First PTA Meeting

Wednesday, Sept. 10 @ 6:30 PM

PTA Meetings are held on the 2nd

Wednesday of each month @ 6:30 PM


October 8, 2014

November 12, 2014

December (no meeting!)

January 14, 2015

February 11, 2015

March 11, 2015 PTA Elections

April 15, 2015

May 13, 2015


Save The Date!

Twain’s 8th Annual Veterans

Day Celebration

Date: Friday, November 7, 2014

Time: 8:30 AM


Where: Quad on west side of campus

Let us say “Thank You” to our