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Twain PTA Organization ID 91250

You must re-register each September 1!


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Twain Green Team

Details to come!

Chill Out With a Good Book!

Don't forget to check out our local libraries during the summer months.  We have the Angelo M. Iacaboni library, a County of Los Angeles Public Library, right down the street! They have events and programs running throughout the summer, so be sure to visit their website and sign up to receive information and updates on all they have to offer.

 

The Long Beach Public Library is also sponsoring a summer reading program again this year. Click on the image below to learn more. Happy Reading! 

 

Math fun in the Sun

ST Math - affectionately known as Jiji Math - was a big hit with Twain students this year! Fortunately students still have access to the program over the summer and can continue the progress they made during the school year. With parent approval, they can visit the LBUSD login portal to play. They can also go directly to www.stmath.com.

For more information on using ST Math at home, you can visit this page.

2017-2018 Classroom ASsignments

Classroom assignments for Fall will be announced through ParentVue only. Postcards will not be mailed home. Please make sure you have activated your ParentVue account. If you need your activation key please visit the office before it closes for the summer. Thank you. 

 


 

Have a Great Summer!

We hope everyone enjoys their summer vacation! Please check in periodically for updates. We will be having a welcome back ice cream social the week before school starts to welcome everyone back, not just Kinders and TKs. More info on this event will be posted closer to the date in August! Stay cool everyone! 

 

-Twain PTA

 


 

Summer help needed: Fit-a-thon obstacle build!

HELP WANTED OVER THE SUMMER

We are flipping the Fit-A-Thon. A new obstacle course will be built for next year. Parents with construction experience a plus. Parents with 10 fingers double plus.

 

Tasks include: 

  • Wood construction 
  • Painting 
  • Practice setup of obstacles and testing 
  • Transportation of obstacles to Twain school


If you are interested and available please email David at twainlbpta@gmail.com 

 


 

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!

 


 

IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING DISMISSAL TIMES, AFTER SCHOOL CARE AND PAN AM PARK

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.
Principal
Twain Elementary School
(562) 421-8421- Office
(562) 420-7654  Fax

 

 

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.

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

6/9/17

There is still time for students in first through eighth grades to enroll in LBUSD’s award winning Summer Enrichment Program.   

 

SEP offers children the opportunity to take classes from credentialed LBUSD teachers, supporting students' growth through unique experiences.   

 

This year the program will be held at Emerson Parkside Academy from Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to noon.

 

Session 1 – June 26 to July 13, $325

 

Session 2 – July 17 to August 3, $325

 

Classes available include:

  • For students entering first and second grades: art, music and Spanish
  • For students entering second and third grades: art, cooking and science
  • For students entering third, fourth and fifth grades: art, drama, earth science, general science, oceanography and STEM exploration
  • For students entering fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth grades: art, digital filmmaking, photography and STEM

To register, or for more information, go to www.lbschools.net/sep or email SummerEnrichment@lbschools.net.

 

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5/31/17

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5/23/17

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

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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.

 

  • 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

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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 7:00 PM