PTO Board Positions


Nomination Letter

2015-2016 PTO Board Director Interest Form

PTO Director Roles/Responsibilities

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Kinder Round-Up Is March 6th!


Mark your calendars, ya’ll!  Kindergarten Round-Up is happening on Friday, March 6th, 2015 at 9AM in the Mark Twain Elementary Cafeteria.  All ZONED families with incoming Kindergartners are welcome and encouraged to attend the 2015 Mark Twain Kindergarten Round-Up.

  • Check in begins at 8:30 AM and the program begins at 9 AM.
  • Children will have the opportunity to visit a Kindergarten classroom and become familiar with the school.
  • Parents will receive an overview of the Kindergarten year at Mark Twain Elementary.
  • Parents will submit an Intent to Enroll form and schedule a registration appointment.  Registration will be in April.

Please let us know if you plan to attend by emailing Rachel Ezell at

PLEASE make every effort to attend.  We want zoned families to secure their spots as early as possible.  If you cannot attend, please come to the school office to submit an Intent to Enroll form.  If you have any questions please contact Denise Rodriguez at or call our office at 713-295-5230.


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Get your Goodies to STOP GERMS at the School Store

Cold & Flu adThe Mark Twain School Store makes it easy for you to STOP GERMS this cold and flu season.  Shop for hand sanitizer, travel tissue packs, Walgreens and CVS gift cards, and more while supporting our school!

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School Store Gift Cards

Holiday Flyer 2014Did you know that the school store has an amazing selection of gift cards for sale?!?  Give your teacher a special valentine AND support Mark Twain by purchasing your gift cards at the Mark Twain School Store.  Just a few of those available are for great stores like Target, Starbucks, Lands’ End, Gap, and Amazon!



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What is

Mark 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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Friends and Family Campaign

Our Friends & Family Campaign is an important part of our overall PTO fundraising program. This year is an incredibly important year for our campaign as we will be raising money for:

  • IB curriculum and certifications,
  • teacher training and appreciation,
  • technology needs and upgrades,
  • facility needs and enhancements and much more!

Please consider supporting these endeavors and more by making a tax-deductible donation to the Mark Twain PTO and participating in our Friends & Family Campaign.  Last date to get name recognition in the directory is Sept. 8, 2014

Heather Barrow
VP Membership
713.502.1035 cell


Mark Twain PTO is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization

Mark Twain PTO Membership Letter 2014-2015

Twain 2012-13 F&F Fund Uses

Twain 2014-15 F&F Donation Form

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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 or Rachel Ezell at 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 for approval.
  • For staff – forward information to Ms. Patin for approval at
  • Also e-mail the technology director, Gaby Gonzalez at
  • 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

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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: for more information and to sign up.

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