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Please Give to the Friends & Family Campaign…here’s how!

The Mark Twain PTO is gearing up for a landmark school year at Mark Twain Elementary as we celebrate the 25th year of our Literary Development Center and our 10th year as an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School.

By making a gift to Mark Twain Elementary through the Friends and Family Campaign, you help provide vital IB teacher training. Our teachers use the IB curriculum to help students become active and lifelong learners who develop the capacity to contribute to the world around them. Learn more.

Your tax-deductible gift also can help substantially increase funding for the Literary Development Center (LDC) as HISD is phasing out it’s support for this program. LDC is a unique language arts lab where students in all grades participate in real life reading-writing units that integrate many curriculum areas. LDC has its own dedicated teachers so learning is individualized and student progress is monitored from grade to grade. Learn more.

To celebrate the anniversary of the programs, we will install a metal relief LDC and IB Anniversary Giving Tree on the school’s exterior similar to the one pictured above. The sculpture will show our gratitude to those who support the Friends and Family Campaign this year.

Help us grow the tree by donating to the Friends and Family Campaign. Donations of $500 or more will receive a commemorative leaf on the tree. Special recognition on the tree trunk is available to donors of $2,000 or more. Learn about donation levels and benefits here.

Ways to give:

  • Give online
  • Return donation form to the Friends and Family Table in rotunda or School Store and pay by credit card
  • Return donation form and check to the Friends and Family mailbox in the PTO workroom

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

For more information, please contact Megan Rose at

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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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Need to add something to the Twain PTO Website?

imagesIf 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, Jennifer Hyman at for approval.
  • For staff – forward information to Ms. Patin for approval at
  • Also e-mail the technology director, Amanda Murray 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.

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