Spooky Spectacular


Saturday, October 20th  10am-2pm


Spooky Spectacular is Mark Twain’s Fall Carnival and an event you won’t want to miss. Spooky will have awesome inflatables, games, haunted house, cake walk, karaoke, costume contests, and a variety of food options!


Spooky Tickets  


Pre-order your tickets, wristbands and t-shirts to avoid the lines at the event. Prices are now $25 online and $30 the day of Spooky.  So purchase your wristbands early! You may also fill out a form and leave it with payment in the Spooky Box in the PTO Workroom. Deadline for the $25 wristbands is Oct. 19th.

Volunteer Opportunities

We couldn’t do Spooky Spectacular without YOU!  For volunteer or sponsorship opportunities please contact: spooky@marktwainpto.org. Watch the Twain Times and your red folders for more information. Save time and money by ordering ahead of time!


Kristin Hamilton & Ginny Kerlin

Spooky Co-Chairs


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First Day Basics

The first day of school is Monday, August 27th.

Start time is 7:30am.  Students can report to classrooms at 7:20am or may be dropped off as early as 7:00am in the cafeteria where they will wait, supervised, until the first bell.

Dismissal for all students is 2:50pm.  Parents can gather in the front rotunda, in front of the school, or outside the cafeteria and may go into classrooms when the bell rings at 2:50pm.

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Join Friends and Family Campaign

Join the  Friends and Family Campaign

 The Mark Twain PTO continues to strive to raise funds necessary to maintain the strength and stability of this community. Funds raised by the PTO, including the Friends and Family Campaign support an annual gift to the school. This gift to our school provides our administration and teaching staff with needed funds that help them maintain their IB credentials and goals. This gift also allows our teachers to answer our children’s questions with demonstrations rather than being thwarted by budget constraints.

The funds raised by the PTO have also sponsored larger gifts such as a large portion of Huckleberry Park, new library books, and technology in the classrooms. In short, these funds help support our uniquely wonderful and thriving community.

Do you have Friends and/or Family in other states or cities? Were you waiting for some of these events to seek their support? Well, don’t wait! Now is the time! Please forward this link, post on social media or forward the entire Twain Times to give them an opportunity to support this wonderful community.

With your help we can accomplish our goals. Please take a moment to make a tax-deductible monetary donation to our Friends & Family campaign so that we can enrich the educational experience of each child.


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Return completed Friends and Family Donation FORM 2018-19 and check to the White mailbox on the School Store door.

You may increase your gift by participating in a Corporate Matching program at your place of work. Learn more.

Friends and Family Calendar

  • September 14 – last day for recognition in the School Directory
  • October 5 – last day for participation in the raffle for engraved commemorative brick at school entrance ($250+)
  • October 8 – last day for invitation to Sponsorship Breakfast ($500+)
  • November 30 – last day for commemorative brick ($1000+)

For more information, please contact VP of Membership Erin Salisbury at  membership@marktwainpto.org.

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Birthday Gram

Wish your child a happy birthday with a special Birthday-Gram delivered to your child’s classroom.

Order today for the entire 2018-19 School Year!

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Join Cub Scouts

Calling all boys going into 1st through 5th grade!  Adventure is waiting…join Cub Scouts today!  CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION.  Questions? Contact Pack 34 Cubmaster Camora Kuo at camora.kuo@gmail.com.

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IB News

images-4Did you know that IBO.org 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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