Paddles Up!

If you missed the Bash but would still like to contribute to the fundraising effort, please consider Paddles Up for Programs!

Mark Twain stands out among other elementary schools for many reasons, but one integral reason is the role of our “specials” classes including: Art, Music, Spanish, PE, Environment, Science, Library, Technology and our beloved LDC. Specials add another dimension to learning, as they assist in nurturing and developing intangible characteristics such as creativity, empathy, perseverance, open-mindedness, critical thinking, focus & grit; all in ways that appeal to the students.

Click here to learn more, watch a video highlighting the “specials” at Twain, and donate online!

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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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Bash Details

Friday, February 10, 2017

***Doors Open At 6:30PM – Start Your Bidding Early!***
7:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.
Silver Street Studios
2000 Edwards St.
Houston, TX 77007

El Bash Cubano: A Night in Old Havana, our adults-only dinner and auction whose proceeds benefit the students of Mark Twain Elementary. Look in your red folders for an “All About Bash” packet complete with table and ticket options, teacher sponsorship information, how to host a social and donation instructions.  They can also be accessed online by clicking here!

Huckleberry Bash Auction Donations:
We are REALLY looking for fabulous auction donations. Sports or event tickets, unique experiences, vacation homes or condos, jewelry – all would be wonderful additions. Please ask your favorite places to donate. Click here to download an in-kind donation form or find a form in the PTO workroom. Forms are due by January 20, 2017.

Contact Brittany Weisser at or Suzanne Kobza at for more information.

We can’t wait to see you all in Old Havana!

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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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