Staff Appreciation Week is May 1-5


Please join the PTO in showing our heartfelt appreciation to Mark Twain’s wonderful teachers and staff.

The PTO will provide tantalizing treats throughout the week and there are numerous opportunities for families to get involved. We encourage your child – with your room parent’s direction – to make cards, bring flowers from your garden, share baked goods, or something that is special to your teacher. Let’s show the teachers and staff at Mark Twain how much we appreciate all they do for our children!

Suggested Class Sponsored Events (to be determined by room parents):
* Monday – Adopt an Ancillary and Classroom Door Decorating
* Tuesday – Students bring a flower for class bouquet
* Wednesday – Students bring hand made cards
* Thursday – Dinner Delivered. Sign up with room parent
* Friday – Pamper them Proudly. Present class gifts

In addition, the PTO will sponsor treats each day of the week for the full staff of Twain:
* Monday – Bagels and coffee for the staff
* Tuesday – A lunchtime dessert bar. Please watch the Times for a sign-up to send in home-baked cookies/cakes on Tuesday, May 2
* Wednesday – Faculty Meeting Snack Fest
* Thursday – Fruits and Yogurt Bar
* Friday – Catered luncheon

The Hearts of Appreciation are a way for students to tell teachers and staff what they mean to them. Look for a copy in your student’s red folder. Please take the time to decorate and cut out the heart. Fill as many hearts as you wish with words of thanks, poems, or pictures for a special teacher, favorite ancillary teacher, and support staff member at school.

Cut out the hearts and return them in your red folder or to the PTO workroom by Thursday, April 27. The hearts will be displayed throughout the building during Staff Appreciation Week. Extra hearts are in the PTO workroom or click here to download a copy.

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International Festival

Mark your calendars!

15th Annual International Festival
Mark Twain
April 29th, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
(note date change)

Come celebrate the diversity of the cultures and backgrounds represented in our school with a festival of performances and country displays.

We are looking for:
– Performers (can be children or adults): share your dancing, musical instrument, martial arts demonstration
– country displays (a table displaying maps, pictures, food samples, souvenirs and so on)
– volunteers to serve on the planning committee

If you have ideas and would like to help organize this event, please contact Sumi Ono (

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Thank You El Bash Cubano Sponsors!

The Mark Twain community is extremely grateful for our 2017 El Bash Cubano Sponsors!  Thank you for your commitment to our school.


Havana Jefe:

Elite ER
Havana Houston

Texas Ink
Global Parking

4J Energy
Elizabeth Strelow of Keller William Real Estate
Ducle Vida
Market + Merchant

Memorial Plastic Surgery- Patrick Hsu, MD
Modern Living Properties
Tiffiny Gist Photography

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lunch2Lunch…should you pack one or let your child eat the lunch provided by the cafeteria?

Parents can easily look at the school lunch menu HERE.  Make things even easier by setting up payments online HERE.  Access these links anytime from your home computer or mobile device by clicking the Lunch menu item on the PTO website!

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Rewards Program

 rewardsHelp Our School Earn Money through the Rewards Program.

The Mark Twain PTO is grateful to participate in national programs which reward our school based on your everyday purchases.  Mark Twain earns thousands of dollars each year through these programs.  Please take a few minutes to ensure that our school benefits from your many trips to the grocery store and other retailers.  You can even recruit the grandparents to help!  Click on the images below to find out more.






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IB News

images-4Did you know that has created a new web page just for parents of IB students?

Click here to take a look.

Want current IB info from around the globe?

Visit the IB Blog.

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What is

4ourschoolMark Twain has aligned with to make it so easy to shop online while earning 5% in donations for our school!
Go to Select Mark Twain Elementary, select a retailer, and shop online as usual.  Participating retailers include Amazon, iTunes,, Starbucks, TOMS online, and more.

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