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Twain Green Team

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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.

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.
Principal
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.

 

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

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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.

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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!!

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.

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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