Spooky Spaghetti

Spooky Spaghetti is happening on Saturday, October 15th, and you don’t want to miss out on the fun!

Click here to purchase tickets, wristbands, t-shirts, and sponsor a ride, game, or inflatable!

Click here for more details and volunteer opportunities!

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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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Join Friends & Family Campaign

joinJoin the Friends and Family Campaign!

**CORRECTION: Due date for full recognition is September 16th**

Thanks to the generosity of our community last year the PTO was able to purchase books for the library, LDC and classrooms; we were able to assist with IB certification fees, classroom supplies and make a generous donation toward remodeling our playground.

A critical piece of our fundraising is the Friends and Family Campaign that kicked off last week. This year we have an especially important focus for fundraising –
substantially increasing support of the LDC as HISD is phasing out magnet funding for this program. The LDC is a unique language arts lab where students participate in real life reading-writing units that integrate many curriculum areas. It is one of many programs that make Mark Twain such a uniquely wonderful place for our students to grow and learn.

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.

Ways to give:
Give online
Return donation form and check to the Friends and Family Table in rotunda the first week of school or 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. Please consider contacting your HR department to see if this is available.

For more information, please contact Megan Rose at meganrose72@gmail.com.

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Twain Times

enewsletterThe Twain Times is our school’s weekly e-newsletter, full of all the information you need to know about what’s going on in the upcoming week.  The first one was sent on Tuesday, August 23rd.  If you did not receive it and have checked your spam folder, etc., SIGN UP HERE.  Send any questions to twaintimes@gmail.com.

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Square One Art


The Mark Twain PTO has teamed up with Square One Art for a unique fundraiser celebrating student creativity. Students will create unique art and parents can support their child’s accomplishment with the purchase of keepsakes featuring their child’s masterpiece.

In September, we will need a parent volunteer to go into each classroom and help students create their artwork. Instructions and all materials will be provided. The artwork completed in the classroom will be sent to Square One Art and turned into a personalized custom catalog that will be sent home. Parents will be able to order keepsakes with their child’s art on it. All products ordered will be delivered before the winter holidays. Check out www.square1.art.com for more information.

Please contact Nicole Shah at nicoleallman74@hotmail.com or Jenny Tcharmtchi at jtcharmtchi@gmail.com if you are interested in helping with the Square One Art fundraiser.


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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 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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What is 4ourschool.com?

4ourschoolMark Twain has aligned with 4ourschool.com to make it so easy to shop online while earning 5% in donations for our school!
Go to  4ourschool.com. Select Mark Twain Elementary, select a retailer, and shop online as usual.  Participating retailers include Amazon, iTunes, Beauty.com, Starbucks, TOMS online, and more.

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