2nd Annual Rocket Launch

Join us for this fun activity on Saturday, April 26th!  The Dad’s Club will provide launch pads, igniters  and water.  All you need to do is register on-line ($10 entry fee per child) and purchase or build one rocket per child.  On the day of the event we will launch one rocket at a time toward a designated target.  Rockets that land closest to the target will advance to the next round.  Prizes will be awarded to the top three most accurate landings.

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 Mark your calendars!

 12th Annual International Festival

Mark Twain

April 12th, 1:00 – 4:00 pm


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

We will have planning/informational meetings every Tuesday between now and the Festival at 8:00 a.m. in the cafeteria.  Please join us!

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 wonderful event, please come to the meeting on March 11th or contact Fabia Hill (832-315-4050 fabiahill@gmail.com)


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Teacher Appreciation for Ancillaries and Specialists?

Do you need help with gift ideas for ancillary teachers and specialists?  Would you love to help with supplies for a special ancillary teacher’s classroom, but don’t know what they need? We have the answer!

The PTO has asked the Ancillary Teachers and Specialists to complete ALL ABOUT ME and CLASSROOM WISH LISTS forms.  These can be accessed by clicking  HERE.

Please contact Megan Rose at meganrose72@gmail.com or Rachel Ezell at rpezell@yahoo.com with questions.


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Need to add something to the Twain PTO Website?

If you have information you would like to include in the Twain PTO Website please follow these procedures:

  • For parents – forward information to our PTO President, Tony Houck at tvhouck@msn.com for approval.
  • For staff – forward information to Ms. Patin for approval at mpatin@houstonisd.org
  • Also e-mail the technology director, Gaby Gonzalez at marktwainptoweb@gmail.com
  • Web requests should be made 4 days prior to the required posting date.  Requests for creating online payment forms should be made 2 weeks prior to the date sales are to begin.

Forward questions to marktwainptoweb@gmail.com.

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Twain Weatherbug Station is UP and Running!

Thank you to all Mark Twain Parents who contributed to the fund to purchase our very own Twain Weather Bug Station! Because of the overwhelming support of our parents from the Bash and continued support throughout the year, our station is up and running!!

WeatherBug Schools® is a unique program that combines a fully automated Weather Tracking Station with online, standards-based learning to deliver a fascinating educational experience for every grade level. The weather station will give teachers real time access to weather data specific to Mark Twain, as well as lessons to help them use this tool to get the maximum benefit for our students. This program will also increase community awareness through partnerships with local news stations who can include our data in their weather forecast. It provides an exciting opportunity to boost learning across the curriculum.

You can also download the app to your smart phone to get up-to-date weather information. Visit: http://weather.weatherbug.com/ for more information and to sign up.

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