Mark Twain Elementary PTSA
Twain PTSA Endorses and Supports LWSD LevyMolly Honig1/19/20194/23/2019
Twain PTSA Endorses and Supports LWSD Levy
At the January 2019 general membership meeting, Twain PTSA voted to endorse and support the LWSD Capital Projects Levy on the April 23rd ballot.  The LWSD levy addresses immediate capacity needs and district-wide safety measures. If passed, the levy authorizes a six-year levy totaling $120 million or an average of $20 million per year for six years. The levy maintains the current tax rate with no rate increase.  For Mark Twain Elementary, this means: - 4 new permanent classrooms - addition of exterior security cameras - expansion of core facilities subject to feasibility study For more information, visit LWSD 2019 ... read full article
LWSD Levy 2019Molly Honig1/12/20191/17/2019
LWSD Levy 2019
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January GM MeetingMaya Chen1/7/20191/17/2019
January GM Meeting
Join us on Thursday, January 17th for the PTSA  General Membership Meeting  at 6:45pm in the Twain Library.  In this meeting you will be able to learn more about the PTSA activities and events, participate in approving the budget and share your voice! In this meeting we will also elect our Nomination Committee for 2018-2019 and get information about the upcoming Levy. At the end of the meeting you are welcome to stay for a panel of parents from Rose Hill Middle School and Kirkland Middle School who will share information about both schools and will try to help you decide which middle school ... read full article
PTSA General Membership MeetingMolly Honig1/5/20191/6/2019
PTSA General Membership Meeting
Join us on Thursday, January 17th for the PTSA General Membership Meeting at 6:45pm in the Twain Library.  Join us for our second PTSA General Membership meeting! In this meeting you will be able to learn more about the PTSA activities and events, participate in approving the budget and share your voice! In this meeting we will also elect our Nomination Committee for 2018-2019. At the end of the meeting you are welcome to stay for a panel of parents from Rose Hill Middle School and Kirkland Middle School who will share information about both schools and will try to help you decide which middle school to choose for your ... read full article
PTSA Communications Survey: We need your feedback!Molly Honig5/17/20195/31/2019
PTSA Communications Survey: We need your feedback!
Tell us how we are doing with communicating PTSA news and events to you. We are also considering new ways of communication and would love your opinion. Your feedback will directly impact where we focus our efforts in the 2019-2020 school year.    Click here to take our brief survey. The survey will only take a couple of minutes. Thank you for your time! ... read full article
Spring Spirit Wear SalesMolly Honig2/19/20193/18/2019
Spring Spirit Wear Sales
Twain Spirit Wear will be on sale for a limited time this spring. The sale runs from February 25th through March 18th.   Click here to access the sale. ... read full article
Get To Know Our StaffMolly Honig2/7/20192/21/2019
Get To Know Our Staff
Click here to see all of our interviews with Twain staff members.  ... read full article
PTSA Parent Panel - Choosing The Right Middle SchoolMolly Honig12/21/20181/17/2019
PTSA Parent Panel - Choosing The Right Middle School
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10x Amazon Smile Points!Molly Honig10/30/201811/2/2018
10x Amazon Smile Points!
Attention Twain Families, now you can benefit our PTSA while you shop on Amazon! Just use this link when you shop!  https://smile.amazon.com/ch/23-7431310 ... read full article
Open PTSA Positions for 2019-2020Molly Honig6/1/20196/15/2019
Open PTSA Positions for 2019-2020
Are you interested in getting more involved with the Twain PTSA? Please check out our available positions.   ... read full article
LWPTSA Special Needs Group Monthly MeetingMolly Honig5/4/20195/21/2019
LWPTSA Special Needs Group Monthly Meeting
LWPTSA Council SNG presents: Technology at students’ fingertips in LWSD Joe Brazier, Worldwide Education Industry Team at Microsoft Join us for the LWPTSA Council SNG Monthly Meeting ! When: Tuesday May 21 Location: LWSD Resource Center at Redmond Town Center.  Networking: Meeting opens at 6:30pm with networking and a chance to meet and chat with Dr. Shannon Hitch, Director of Special Services, and her Associate Directors Presentation time: 7 - 8:30pm Presentation: Come learn what tools are readily available to all students to help with reading and writing literacy. Within Office 365, which is provided by the district, there are ... read full article
We Need PTSA VolunteersMolly Honig4/27/20195/31/2019
We Need PTSA Volunteers
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Dance-a-Thon is Friday, March 29thMolly Honig3/15/20193/29/2019
Dance-a-Thon is Friday, March 29th
  The annual PTSA Dance-a-thon fundraiser is coming soon!  The students challenge themselves to dance for 20 minutes during their lunch recess.  The money raised helps the PTSA continue to offer programs like Explore Art, STEM Night, Science Fair and the Back-to-School BBQ as well as grants to the school for educational enhancement, playground equipment and classroom supplies. Envelopes were sent home last week.  Please encourage your student to reach out to family, friends, and neighbors.  Donations are tax-deductible and qualify for matching funds.  New this year – we can accept donations via credit card online at  http://twainptsa.org/Page/ Events/Danceathon .  The two ... read full article
LWSD Council UpdateMolly Honig3/1/20193/31/2019
LWSD Council Update
  Update: LWSD Capital Projects Levy 2019   LWSD announced a capital projects levy for the April 23, 2019 ballot. As our communities continue to grow and thrive at a rapid rate, the LWSD has grown by over 25% since 2008. The  levy would add critical classroom space and district-wide school security measures. If passed, the levy authorizes a six-year levy totaling $120 million or an average of $20 million per year for six years. It would maintain the 2019 LWSD tax rate with no tax increase.  For more information, visit the LWSD levy page .   Council Staff Scholarships 2019 ... read full article
Yearbooks Available to Purchase NowMolly Honig1/27/20195/31/2019
Yearbooks Available to Purchase Now
Your students will want to have this keepsake of a fabulous year! We sell out every year to guarantee your copy and order today! The Twain yearbook is filled with pictures of students, teachers, activities and precious memories that your family will treasure for years to come! Click the icon on the left hand navigation bar to place your order. Contact Candace Dalton at  twainPTSAyearbook@outlook.com  with any questions Not sure if you pre-ordered in September? Check your order status by clicking on "My Account" on the left-hand side of this website to review your orders. You will see "Yearbook" listed under Orders ... read full article
Advertise in the Program of the School PlayMolly Honig1/15/20191/25/2019
Advertise in the Program of the School Play
Would you like to give your local business visibility to hundreds of neighbors and support your community at the same time?  Advertise in the program for the Mark Twain Elementary school play!   Two performances will be held at Lake Washington High School, on February 1st and 2nd at 7 PM.   Ads are $50 for a half-page (3.4” high x 4.4” wide) or $75 for a full page (7” high x 4.4” wide) for both shows, and the due date is January 25.   If interested, please contact Steve Shumate .   Thank you!   ... read full article
Meet our Teachers and StaffRichard Rundle12/8/201812/22/2018
Meet our Teachers and Staff
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Downtown Bellevue Ice Rink FundraiserMolly Honig11/17/20181/6/2019
Downtown Bellevue Ice Rink Fundraiser
  Mention you are with Mark Twain Elementary at the admission counter and a $3 donation will be made to your PTSA for each paid rink admission during the dates listed below. FUNDRAISING DATES Nov 23 – Dec 21, 2018 & Jan 1 – 13, 2019 Visit bellevueicerink.com for skating hours, promotions and special events. Admission: $15, 8 & under $10 (includes skate rental) Bellevue Downtown Park 100 100th Ave NE Bellevue, WA 98004 (South of Bellevue Square.) ... read full article
Juanita Elementary Holiday BazaarMolly Honig11/17/201812/1/2018
Juanita Elementary Holiday Bazaar
  The  Juanita Elementary Holiday Bazaar  takes place on  Saturday, December 1st  from  10am - 4pm .   In attendance will be 60 unique vendors showcasing their goods and crafts.   There will also be music, food, raffles and silent auction items.   Proceeds from the raffle, auction and concession all go towards Juanita Elementary's 5th grade students and their outdoor education program.  Everyone is welcome! ... read full article
Meet our Teachers and StaffRichard Rundle11/14/201811/28/2018
Meet our Teachers and Staff
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Power Surge Membership DriveMolly Honig11/9/201812/14/2018
Power Surge Membership Drive
We are pleased to inform you that the  Mark Twain PTSA has officially entered in the Washington State PTA Power Surge Membership Challenge!  All newly paid members who join our PTA between Saturday, November 3rd and Friday, December 14th will be counted toward TWAIN PTSA's eligibility for the cash prize.  Won’t you join us again? Become Twain PTSA member today. Go to  2018-19 Twain Elementary PTSA Membership ... read full article
Meet our Teachers and StaffMaya Chen11/7/201811/21/2018
Meet our Teachers and Staff
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PTSA DirectoryMaya Chen11/6/201811/9/2018
PTSA Directory
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4th & 5th Grade Play: PinoccioMolly Honig10/13/201810/29/2018
4th & 5th Grade Play: Pinoccio
    We are happy to announce the title of this year's show: Calling all Twain 4th and 5th Graders!      Pinocchio Application Packet Deadline:  Monday, Oct 29th, Noon.  Please have your application turned into the school office before 12 pm. This year's production "Pinocchio" is open to 4th and 5th grade students who wants to participate in this fun musical show. Studio East provides the directors, script, sets and costumes and Twain PTSA provides the kids with a willingness to learn and a positive attitude. We are now accepting audition packets! We are only able to cast the first fifty 4th and 5th grade ... read full article
New: Buy a Membership Package!Molly Honig9/5/20189/27/2018
New: Buy a Membership Package!
Please note: All PTSA memberships will still come with a school directory. ... read full article
Reflections Enrollment is Now Open!Molly Honig8/13/201810/25/2018
Reflections Enrollment is Now Open!
The Reflections Program is a National PTA and Washington State PTA cultural arts competition. The purpose of this program is to provide an opportunity for students to use their creative talents by expressing themselves through their own original works. Young artists get involved through their local PTA or PTSA. A student may submit an entry in any of six arts areas. Only original works of art are accepted. The six art areas are: Visual Arts Photography, Literature, Music Composition, Dance Choreography, and Film Production. Click here for the entry form. View this video  for more information. Click here to view ... read full article
Twain PTSA membership information 2018-2019Maya Chen8/11/20189/30/2018
Twain PTSA membership information 2018-2019
  Who are we? Mark Twain PTSA (Parent Teacher Student Association) is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the education and well-being of all children at home, school, and in the community.   Why get involved? Parent and community involvement leads to great schools and exceptional students! By getting involved, you can help direct PTSA goals and share what is important to you as a parent. You will show your child that you value their education You will show your student the importance of volunteering and giving back to the community   Who can join? Everyone who cares about our ... read full article
Our Ocean and YouMaya Chen3/31/20194/22/2019
Our Ocean and You
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Tour the Cascade Recycling CenterMaya Chen3/31/20194/24/2019
Tour the Cascade Recycling Center
Monday April 15th from 4-5pm Wednesday April 24th from 3-4pm Location: is 14020 NE 190th St, Woodinville, WA 98072 Tour the Cascade Recycling Center and watch the sorting process. The visit will include about 40 minutes in the conference room, where you will learn about recycling procedures and do a sorting activity. You will then watch the sorting process from an observation deck. Twain PTSA is coordinating the tour sign-up but families must make their own way to the recycling center: transportation will not be provided. Tours are not appropriate for children under age 5. Tours are limited to 30 ... read full article
School Supply Packs have arrived!Molly Honig8/25/20189/8/2018
School Supply Packs have arrived!
If you ordered a pack in May, it will be delivered to your child’s classroom prior to the Teacher Meet and Greet on Aug. 30. Just as a reminder, some items were not included in the school supply packs and will need to be purchased separately. You can find a list of those item(s) below. 2018-19 Supply packs do not include: Kindergarten supply pack does not include: *1 large box (economy size) crackers, pretzels or granola bars to share at snack time *Backpack (wheel less, standard size) –needs to hold folder and lunchbox. Must label with name. 1st grade supply ... read full article
Check out the Twain Website!Molly Honig11/17/20186/15/2019
Check out the Twain Website!
Want to see pictures of students doing fun activities at Twain.  Please check our Mark Twain Website frequently.    www.lwsd.org/twain Look under News & Announcements for events and watch the picture slide show. ... read full article