Mark Twain Elementary PTSA
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Molly Honig 
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Reflections 2019-2020
The 2019-20 Reflections theme has been announced. Theme: “Look Within” Get a head start on your Reflections submission this summer. The six art categories are: 1. Dance Choreography. 2. Film Production.  3. Literature.  4. Music Composition.  5. Photography.  6. Visual Arts. For more information,  visit this webpage .  Contact  Devry DelHoyo  with questions. ... read full article
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Molly Honig 
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Twain's Got TalentMolly Honig3/22/20195/2/2019
Twain's Got Talent
TWAIN’S GOT TALENT Mark Twain Talent Show Friday, May 17, 2019 6:00-8:00pm Click here to download the registration form. Registration forms are due Wednesday, April 3, 2019 Monday, April 15 @ 7p.m. - Library (MANDATORY Parent Information Meeting) Rehearsals: Bring items for performance (flash drive, music, instrument, etc.), snack & water bottle. Friday, April 26, 3:30 - 5:30 Friday, May 3, 3:30-5:30 Friday May 10 3:30-5:30 All rehearsals in the Cafeteria Come and show your unique talent at TWAIN’S GOT TALENT! Sign up today! Show your family and friends how you can dance, sing, play an instrument, juggle, perform gymnastics, ... read full article
STEM NightMolly Honig1/7/20191/24/2019
STEM Night
Join us for STEM night, a fun evening of hands-on activities and live demonstrations. Watch robots in action, create Paint 3D models, build your own roller coaster, try out digital animation, and much much more! Date: January 24, 2019 Time: 6-8 pm Location: Mark Twain Elementary This is a free event for the whole family; no drop offs. A pizza meal will be served courtesy of the Twain PTSA. In efforts to support sustainability, we will not provide disposable cups for this event. Please bring your own water bottle or use the school water fountain. Contact Janine Sorenson at  janinesorenson@gmail.com ... read full article
School Dance Party!Molly Honig1/5/20191/11/2019
School Dance Party!
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Twain Movie NightMolly Honig11/9/201811/30/2018
Twain Movie Night
  Twain Movie Night Friday, November 30, 2018 6:00pm-8:00pm, Twain Cafeteria Featuring: Incredibles 2 Come and enjoy a free night at the movies…in the Twain Cafeteria! This is a family event, you must attend with your children. Concessions will be available for purchase. You’re encouraged to bring a blanket, stuffed animal or pillow. The Mark Twain PTSA looks forward to “seeing you at the movies." ... read full article
Twain PTSA SurveyMolly Honig3/27/20194/19/2019
Twain PTSA Survey
As a PTSA Member at Mark Twain Elementary, your input is very important to us!   The PTSA board wants to ensure we are focusing on the right programs and goals for our students. Twain PTSA's mission is to make every child’s potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all children.   Please complete this survey  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Q86CJQC It will take no more than 5 minutes.     Thank you!   *All individual responses to this survey are anonymous* ... read full article
Twain Science Fair - March 28th Molly Honig2/7/20193/28/2019
Twain Science Fair - March 28th
2019 Science Fair Thursday, March 28, 2019, 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. All Twain families are invited to join us at the Science Fair to see over 90 fabulous student science projects, participate in astronomical art, make bubble solution, and learn about aquatic animals by examining real specimens! Registered students will present their projects to “visiting scientists” and lucky attendees will win a door prize. The Science Fair is a Mark Twain PTSA sponsored event. We still have a few volunteer spots open so if you would like to help at the event, please sign up here . If you have ... read full article
Amazon SmileMolly Honig11/9/201812/31/2018
Amazon Smile
  Did you know your purcahses can make a difference? AmazonSmile donates to Mark Twain PTSA when you do your holiday shoping at  smile.amazon.com/ch/23-7431310 ... read full article
International NightMaya Chen11/6/201811/15/2018
International Night
International Night is Thursday, November 15 th  from 6-8pm International Night is coming to Mark Twain on November 15th!!  Families are invited to come and travel through the various cultures and ethnicities represented here at Mark Twain.  You will get to experience foods, presentations, games, even maybe learn a new word in a different language.  If you would like to have a table at the event, to represent your family, please sign up at this link on the Twain website.                                                ... read full article
Kindergarten Summer PlaydatesMolly Honig6/15/20198/27/2019
Kindergarten Summer Playdates
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Reflections 2019-2020Molly Honig6/15/20199/1/2019
Reflections 2019-2020
The 2019-20 Reflections theme has been announced. Theme: “Look Within” Get a head start on your Reflections submission this summer. The six art categories are: 1. Dance Choreography. 2. Film Production.  3. Literature.  4. Music Composition.  5. Photography.  6. Visual Arts. For more information,  visit this webpage .  Contact  Devry DelHoyo  with questions. ... read full article
PTSA General Membership MeetingMolly Honig5/25/20196/6/2019
PTSA General Membership Meeting
Join us on Thursday, June 6th , for this year’s last PTSA General Membership Meeting at 6:45pm in the Twain Library.  Join us for our last PTSA General Membership meeting of the school year! In this meeting you will be able to learn more about the PTSA activities, participate in approving the budget and next year’s board, and share your voice! At the end of the meeting our board members will be happy to answer every question you have about the PTSA.  Refreshments provided.  Hope to see you all!! Any questions contact  Elena . ... read full article
Explore Art Gallery WalkMolly Honig5/11/20195/30/2019
Explore Art Gallery Walk
Please join us for wonderful evening of art at the Explore Art! Gallery Walk. Your child's art work will be on display May 30th from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm in the Twain Cafeteria.  ... read full article
PTSA Egg DropMolly Honig5/11/20196/1/2019
PTSA Egg Drop
Mark Your Calendar: The Egg Drop is on Saturday, June 1, 2019! Come watch the crew of the Kirkland Fire Department drop your created egg-protecting contraptions from the top of a ladder truck! ENGINEERING CHALLENGE: 10:00 AM-11:00 AM. Participate in our engineering challenge to see if you can protect your egg using limited supplies and your own ingenuity to create an egg-protecting device in an hour. Open to all students, parents, and siblings. ARTISTIC CHALLENGE: At home, create an egg-protecting contraption and bring it with you on Saturday morning. Don’t forget to put a raw egg inside! Our Fire Department ... read full article
Twain's Got TalentMolly Honig5/2/20195/17/2019
Twain's Got Talent
Come support our students and discover the unique talents at our school. It's going to be a great show! Twain's Got Talent Friday, May 17th 6:00-8:00pm Mark Twain Elementary School Cafeteria Concessions will be sold by the 5th grade committee, so remember to bring cash! This is not a drop-off event. For more information, contact Elizabeth Fell at  efell@hotmail.com   ... read full article
Twain PTSA Annual AwardsMolly Honig4/27/20195/11/2019
Twain PTSA Annual Awards
  Each year, the Twain PTSA awards honors to volunteers and staff who have given extra, but we need input from you to help find these deserving people! Please look over the awards descriptions and send in your recommendations to the PTSA Awards and Recognition Committee by Friday, May 10th. Contact Tanya Scharpenberg at  tanyascharpenberg@gmail.com  with questions. Click here to find the awards descriptions. Click here to find the nomination form. ... read full article
Staff Appreciation WeekMolly Honig4/27/20195/10/2019
Staff Appreciation Week
Staff Appreciation Week is just around the corner: May 6-10! Please let our staff and teachers know how much you appreciate them and all that they do on a daily basis. Below are gift themes and gift suggestions for each day of the week. For specific gift ideas for your child's teacher, and other staff members, please check the look books on the PTSA website . The PTSA Staff Appreciation Committee is also busy planning daily refreshments for our staff. If you would like to help, please contact Katti Swanson at  twainappreciation@gmail.com .   ... read full article
Green WeekMaya Chen3/31/20194/28/2019
Green Week
For more information visit our webpage: Http://twainptsa.org/Page/Events/GreenWeek     ... read full article
Spring EZ GrantsMolly Honig3/9/20193/23/2019
Spring EZ Grants
The Twain EZ Grant Committee has up to $2,000 to award to projects.  If you have a project idea, please download the grant application here .   Recent grants include a school-wide online subscription to social-emotional learning resources, character trait books, playground balls, soccer goals, football flags, cameras for a photography club, lunch carts, and book organizers for the Twain book room.     Contact Elizabeth Fortman at  TwainFundraising@outlook. com  with any questions.   ... read full article
PTSA Platinum Membership Growth AwardMolly Honig3/7/20193/21/2019
PTSA Platinum Membership Growth Award
Washington State PTA Recognizes Twain PTSA with Platinum Membership Growth Award Twain PTSA has recently been recognized by Washington State PTA as a Platinum Membership Growth Award recipient. This is the highest award of its kind! PTAs are presented with this award for enrolling members equaling at least 120% of their previous year’s total membership. That means our PTA continues to grow! Thank you to everyone who has become a member so far this year: YOU are the reason our PTA achieved this award! If you haven’t yet signed up for a 2018-2019 PTA membership, please consider joining today at ... read full article
LWPTSA Special Needs Group Monthly MeetingMolly Honig3/7/20193/19/2019
LWPTSA Special Needs Group Monthly Meeting
Join us for the  LWPTSA Council SNG Monthly Meeting  on  Tuesday, March 19 , at LWSD Resource Center (at Redmond Town Center). Meeting opens at 6:30pm with coffee, cookies and networking - don’t miss this chance to meet and chat with Dr Shannon Hitch, Director of Special Services, and her Associate Directors- and continues at 7pm with a presentation from  Carrie Griffin Basas, Director of the Office of Education Ombuds  (OEO). She will discuss  IEPs, 504s, and the process . Carrie is a former civil rights and labor law attorney, and a former law professor, specializing in disability rights, criminal ... read full article
PTSA BOD NominationsMolly Honig3/1/20193/15/2019
PTSA BOD Nominations
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Family School Clean Up Day: Team Lead NeededMolly Honig2/7/20192/18/2019
Family School Clean Up Day: Team Lead Needed
  Want to help the school be more green and clean during Green Week? **Looking for a lead for the Family School Cleanup Day on Saturday April 27 th : It is an easy job.  We are looking for one or more people willing to organize the School Cleanup Day on Saturday April 27 th .  It  would include: Making a Sign-Up Genius to organize volunteers and materials Showing up  the day of the event - Saturday 4/27 from 9 am -12 pm  Helping to clean up litter, clip bushes, remove weeds, beautify the school grounds, and have fun! Let ... read full article
Emergency Preparedness WorkshopMolly Honig2/7/20192/28/2019
Emergency Preparedness Workshop
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Lake Washington PTSA Special Needs Group (SNG)Molly Honig2/1/20192/26/2019
Lake Washington PTSA Special Needs Group (SNG)
Lake Washington PTSA Special Needs Group (SNG) Website:  http://www.lwptsa. net/special-needs/   SNG Facebook Page:  https://www.facebook. com/LWPTSACouncil.SNG Contact us via email:  special.needs@lwptsa. net   The LWPTSA Council Special Needs Group (SNG) hosts its Annual Community Resource Fair   WHEN :  Tuesday, February 26, 2019, 7-8:30pm  Please join us for our annual Community Resource Fair. Come check out and talk to vendors offering after school, summer, and other recreational activities and other services to students on IEPs, 504s and IHPs, and their families. Children welcome.    LOCATION :      Lake Washington School District Resource Center                          16250 NE 74 th  Street, Redmond (at Redmond Town Center)                           ... read full article
Meet Our TeachersMolly Honig1/28/20192/28/2019
Meet Our Teachers
Check out our newest installation of "Meet the Teacher." Click here to see the Q&A with Cathy Webb.  ... read full article
Pinoccio Tickets on SaleMolly Honig1/15/20191/29/2019
Pinoccio Tickets on Sale
  On behalf of the producers of the Mark Twain PTSA-sponsored school play, we would like to welcome you to this year's production,  PINOCCHIO!   Our students are rehearsing and getting ready to bring this show to our community.  This  will be Mark Twain's 19th production with Studio East's Art Reach program! Pinocchio Tickets are  NOW  available for purchase.  Click here to purchase tickets online . Or please complete this ticket order form and send the form, along with your payment, with your child to school. ... read full article
Twain After School Programs ~ Winter Session Molly Honig1/12/20192/11/2019
Twain After School Programs ~ Winter Session
  Twain After School  Programs ~ Winter Session  Online Registration Will Open on  Monday, January 21, 2019 Click Here to Register Classes Begin  Monday, February 4, 2019 Mondays - Mad Science  Grades 4-5 Tuesdays - Chess4Life Grades K-5 Thursdays - Play-Well TEKnologies-LEGO Grades K-5 Fridays - Hot Dog USA - Jump Rope  Grades K-5 Please contact Shelley Lish with your questions Shelleyl54@hotmail.com ... read full article
LWPTSA Special Needs Group Monthly MeetingMolly Honig1/7/20191/15/2019
LWPTSA Special Needs Group Monthly Meeting
The LWPTSA Council SNG hosts its January Monthly Meeting     WHEN :  Tuesday, January 15, 2019  Networking  TIME :  6:30 – 7:00 -  Networking with other parents and the Special Services staff with coffee and cookies   Meeting  TIME :   7:00 – 8:30 pm - A screening of INTELLIGENT LIVES, a documentary by award-winning filmmaker Dan Habib. Following the screening, there will be a facilitated post-film discussion with the audience. INTELLIGENT LIVES stars three pioneering young American adults with intellectual disabilities –Micah, Naieer, and Naomi- who challenge perceptions of intelligence as they navigate high school, college, and the workforce. For more information about the documentary please click on this  link. ... read full article
Make It Take It Craft FairMolly Honig12/6/201812/14/2018
Make It Take It Craft Fair
  Make It Take It Craft Fair The always popular  Twain  PTSA Make It Take It Fair is back this year! Please join us on Friday December 14th from 5:30 to 7:30 pm in the  Twain  Cafeteria.  We have some fun and exciting crafts planned this year. Tic Tac Toe game bag $2 Sock Snowman $2 Tea Light Snowmen Ornaments $1 Popsicle stick Christmas Tree $2 DIY Cookie for Santa Plates $3 This is a CASH ONLY event. Please contact  tamara.heeres@yahoo. com  with any questions. ... read full article
Pantry Packs Donation DriveMolly Honig12/6/201812/31/2018
Pantry Packs Donation Drive
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LWPTSA Special Needs Group Monthly MeetingMolly Honig11/17/201811/20/2018
LWPTSA Special Needs Group Monthly Meeting
  The LWPTSA Council Special Needs Group (SNG) hosts its November Monthly Meeting:  WHEN: Tuesday, November 20, 2018 Networking time: 6:30 - 7:00pm - Networking with other parents and the Special Services staff over coffee and cookies MEETING TIME: 7:00 - 8:30pm - Attorney Andrea Kadlec with the Office of Developmental Disabilities (DD) Ombuds will speak about DDA, eligibility, and the role of DD Ombuds.  LOCATION: Lake Washington School District Resource Center (16250 NE 74th Street, Redmond, at Redmond Town Center. Parking in the lot or on street. Entry from the parking lot.) The district offers complimentary child care for ... read full article
PTSA Reflections CompetitionMolly Honig11/9/201811/23/2018
PTSA Reflections Competition
Congratulations to all of this year’s participants in the PTA’s Reflections program. This years theme was "Heroes Around Me." We received many wonderful and creative entries.   Visual Arts: Nolan Bourne Beckham DelHoyo Alyson Eckhart Muskaan Jaswal Evelyn Neilsen Aditi Ramanan Sivapriya Sivaji   Literature: Eloise Honig Seona Pathak Zunairah Samir   Choreography/Dance Mariela Chavez Baylee Cook Elizabeth Heeres   Music Composition: Ema Malacek Bill Wang   Video/Film Max Plette   Six entries will be moving on to compete at the Council level for Lake Washington School District! Congratulations to  Mariela Chavez, Beckham DelHoyo, Max Plette, Aditi Ramanan, Zunairah Samir ... read full article
Volunteers Needed!Molly Honig11/9/201811/13/2018
Volunteers Needed!
Twain Vision & Hearing Screening It's time for Twain's Vision and Hearing Screening! On Tuesday, November 13th, we will be having our school wide annual Vision & Hearing Screenings (except for 4th grade per OSPI guidelines.) We need district approved volunteers to help from 8:40am until 1:30pm with the hopes of finishing early.   Please sign up below through the sign up genius link . Thank you for your help in advance!  If you have any questions don't hesitate to contact  Beth Burgess 206-890-1699. Who: Approved Twain PTSA Volunteers Date: 11/13/2018 (Tues.) Time: 8:40-1:30 (We will begin the adult training at 8:40am) https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D4DADAB2AAAF58-twain2 Volunteer positions will include those working the vision ... read full article
WPTSA Council Silent Auction EventMolly Honig11/9/201812/6/2018
WPTSA Council Silent Auction Event
The LWPTSA Council cordially invites you to our 2018 Scholarship Basket Auction on Thursday, December 6 from 10-11am at the LWSD Resource Center in Redmond (16250 NE 74th St, Redmond, WA 98052).   Auction baskets are currently on display in the Resource Center, and  you can bid now  - all of the proceeds go to scholarships. Bid on a lunch with our new superintendent, Dr. Jane Stavem! We have several spa and beauty experiences this year and lots of items by local artists and homegrown businesses - some well established like the Pro Club and Salish Lodge. Bidding must be ... read full article
Explore Art Docent TrainingMolly Honig10/5/201810/8/2018
Explore Art Docent Training
  PTSA Explore Art  Docent/Volunteer Training Meeting  Would you like to be an art docent this year? Do you want to help with our Explore Art program? Come and learn more about the program and  the role of the Art Docent. We will explain the program and the grade level lessons, what the grade level art bin is and where can you find all the supplies you need.     When? Monday October 8 th  at 7:00pm Where? Mark Twain Library (entrance from the library door) Questions? Contact Imelda Cheng Akers  Imelda.cheng@gmail.com   No childcare provided so please leave kids ... read full article
Bingo Night Molly Honig9/26/201810/26/2018
Bingo Night
The Mark Twain PTSA is excited to host Bingo Night on Friday, October 26th from 6-8pm in the Twain Commons. Doors open at 6pm. The first game starts promptly at 6:30pm This is a family fun event and all family members are welcome to join; Mothers/Daughters, Father/Sons, Grandma/Grandpas. The more, the merrier! Admission is free, but game cards cost $5 for a pack of 10 games and Daubers will be sold at the door. Cash only please. Prizes will include a Schwartz Brothers Gift Card, Mathnasium Gift Certificates, Pacific Science Center Tickets, Family Fun center Tickets, an Amazon Kindle, Safeway ... read full article
The Book Fair is Coming! Molly Honig9/14/201810/18/2018
The Book Fair is Coming!
School is in session which means Book Fair is just around the corner! Each year during conference week (October 15-18), Twain PTSA holds an annual volunteer-run Scholastic Book Fair with 50% of profits going directly to our school library!    We raised over $8000 to spend on books for our school last year! Let’s see if we can bring in even more this year! We are looking for volunteers to help set-up, work during the sale and pack up when it is all over. ?The commitment is small, with shifts lasting only one or two hours, and no prior experience ... read full article
Ice Cream Social and International Game NightMolly Honig9/14/20189/28/2018
Ice Cream Social and International Game Night
  Ice Cream Social and International Game Night Twain PTSA is excited to invite you for an evening of ICE CREAM and GAMES from around the world. Come with your entire family and get to know your community while playing board games, soccer, and cricket.   **Please note, this is a family fun event; this is not a drop off event. Thank you!**    Friday, Sept. 28, Twain Commons and Playground 6 - 6:30 Ice Cream 6:30 - 8 Int'l Games   We are looking for families to help and participate in the following ways:  Ice  Cream Social & Intl Game Night Sign-up Bring a board game ... read full article
PTSA Fall 2018 After School ProgramsMolly Honig9/7/20189/21/2018
PTSA Fall 2018 After School Programs
Registration will open on Friday, September 14 Jump Rope Club   Have fun learning jump rope tricks and games with instructors from local jump rope team,  Hot Dog USA!   Jumpers of all ages and ability are welcome. This is an extremely popular class that fills up quickly. Grades: K-5  Dates: Fall Session Mondays, September 24, 2018 - November 28, 2018  - excluding 10/15/18 Time: 3:30-5:00  Location: Gymnasium  Cost: Fall Session $100  (includes jump rope to take home)  Contact: ASP Coordinator       Chess4Life   Mark Twain PTSA is teaming up with Chess4Life to offer a fun and instructional chess club!   ... read full article
General Membership MeetingMolly Honig9/5/20189/13/2018
General Membership Meeting
  Join us on Thursday, September 13th for the first General Membership Meeting at 6:45pm in the Twain Library. We will have a prize drawing for participants and we will answer questions about the PTSA at the end of the meeting.    Please click here to view the agenda.  ... read full article
Kindy CoffeeMolly Honig8/25/20189/8/2018
Kindy Coffee
On the first day of school, please join us for coffee and doughnuts after dropping your child in the classroom. You’ll have the opportunity to meet other parents, meet your PTSA board members, discuss the new milestone of your child starting school, and ask any questions you might have.   Friday, September 7 8:50AM – 9:50AM Playground Covered Area   Questions: Contact Tanya at  TanyaScharpenberg@gmail.com ... read full article
Back to School BBQMolly Honig8/25/20189/7/2018
Back to School BBQ
PLEASE JOIN US FOR A FREE BACK-TO-SCHOOL BBQ Friday, September 7 5PM-7PM Mark Twain Playground Menu: Hot dogs (beef, turkey, vegetarian), chips, apples, bottled water, cookies   Questions: Contact Tanya at  TanyaScharpenberg@gmail.com ... read full article
Back to School Meet & GreetMolly Honig8/10/20188/30/2018
Back to School Meet & Greet
  Thursday August 30, 2018 2pm-4pm at Mark Twain Elementary - Meet your child's new teacher. - Play with friends on the new playground. - Find out more about our PTSA.   Come and hear about our new PTSA membership package, volunteer opportunities, after school programs, Explore Art and Reflections projects, Spirit Wear, Cub Scouts and Girl Scouts And…Enjoy Ice cream from the ice cream truck by Chillz (Bring cash for Ice cream) Questions? Contact  Maya Chen. ... read full article
Textile DriveMaya Chen3/31/20194/30/2019
Textile Drive
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Eco Plastic Sculpture CompetitionMaya Chen3/31/20194/14/2019
Eco Plastic Sculpture Competition
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Save Your Box Tops!Molly Honig9/5/201811/30/2018
Save Your Box Tops!
Help earn money for our school with Box Tops!  Our goal this year is $1000.  Costco has several items available too!  Some of those are perfect for classroom snacks and supplies!  Don't forget to clip!  Questions? Please contact: Kari Brown .  ... read full article