Mark Your Calendar!
DECEMBER 6 Make it Take it Craft Fair (6-8PM) 9-10  School Play Auditions (3:35-6PM) View our  2019-2020 Calendar for future events! ... read full article
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Bonnie Leung 
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10/17/2019-12/27/2019

Make it Take it Craft Fair
The always popular Twain PTSA Make It Take It Craft Fair is back this year! Please join us on Friday December 6th from 6 to 8 pm in upstairs pods at Mark Twain Elementary. We have some fun and exciting crafts planned this year: Rainbow wall hangers Thumbprint keychains Sno-globes Duck tape pens Picture ornaments Celebration plates Craft projects range from $1 - $3 each. CASH ONLY. This is a family event - no drop-offs please. If you plan to come, please consider volunteering! We need help with set-up, clean up, and assisting at ticket table and craft tables. You ... read full article
Author:
Bonnie Leung 
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11/18/2019-12/6/2019
Mark Your Calendar!Bonnie Leung10/17/201912/27/2019
Mark Your Calendar!
DECEMBER 6 Make it Take it Craft Fair (6-8PM) 9-10  School Play Auditions (3:35-6PM) View our  2019-2020 Calendar for future events! ... read full article
Make it Take it Craft FairBonnie Leung11/18/201912/6/2019
Make it Take it Craft Fair
The always popular Twain PTSA Make It Take It Craft Fair is back this year! Please join us on Friday December 6th from 6 to 8 pm in upstairs pods at Mark Twain Elementary. We have some fun and exciting crafts planned this year: Rainbow wall hangers Thumbprint keychains Sno-globes Duck tape pens Picture ornaments Celebration plates Craft projects range from $1 - $3 each. CASH ONLY. This is a family event - no drop-offs please. If you plan to come, please consider volunteering! We need help with set-up, clean up, and assisting at ticket table and craft tables. You ... read full article
Parent Ed Talk: Nurturing to Independence - Nov 18, 2019Bonnie Leung10/28/201911/19/2019
Parent Ed Talk: Nurturing to Independence - Nov 18, 2019
Twain PTSA, in partnership with LWSD and Lake Washington PTSA Council is excited to host the parent education talk - Nurturing to Independence.  This presentation focuses on the importance of giving children responsibility from a young age. By giving children a sense of purpose and responsibility, they can increase self-mastery which, in turn, increases self-esteem. Coach Sheri from Teen Wise will discuss the struggle with letting our kids discover their independence while still maintaining their safety. Together, you will explore how to safely foster our kids’ independence gauging readiness, setting limits, giving appropriate consequences, and using contracts. You will explore ... read full article
International Night - Nov 14, 2019Bonnie Leung10/28/201911/14/2019
International Night - Nov 14, 2019
Mark your calendars! International Night is coming on November 14th from 6:00-8:00 PM this year.   Grab your passport at the door and travel around the various country tables as our cafeteria/gym is transformed into global destinations. Taste the food, learn the language, experience the cultures of countries represented in our school! Contact Claire Yamakawa  with any questions or to volunteer. ... read full article
Family Bingo NightBonnie Leung10/6/201910/25/2019
Family Bingo Night
Mark Twain PTSA is excited to host Family Bingo Night! Friday, October 25th in the Mark Twain Commons Doors Open: 6pm First game: 6:30pm sharp This is an event designed for the whole family. There is no admission charge. Game card packs ($5), daubers ($1) and package deals will be sold at the door. Plus, there is a raffle! Great Prizes! Hot Dog Dinner will be for sale by the PTSA. Cash only. No drop off please, this is a family event. ... read full article
Twain Book FairBonnie Leung9/29/201910/17/2019
Twain Book Fair
Come to our Twain Book Fair from October 14th - 17th in the Twain Library ! With 50% of the profits going directly to the library and other reading programs at Mark Twain, this is a great time to buy books for your family, your child's classroom or as gifts for the holidays! We raised over $9000 to spend on books for our school last year! Let’s see if we can bring in even more this year! Visit our Book Fair page for more information ! We will continue to update the page with information about volunteering, giveaways, raffles, character ... read full article
Explore Art Docent Kickoff MeetingBonnie Leung9/26/201910/7/2019
Explore Art Docent Kickoff Meeting
Have you signed up as an art docent? Interested in helping out with art lessons? Please join us for the 2019-2020 Explore Art Docent kickoff meeting! We will be going over the new schedule, changes to the PTSA program, and connecting you with your fellow class volunteers. Attendance is highly encouraged whether you are an experienced docent or new to the program. Date/Time: Monday 10/7 from 7 - 8:30pm. Doors open at 6:30pm. Location: Mark Twain library Any questions please contact Imelda Cheng Akers at imelda.cheng@gmail.com. ... read full article
Picture DayBonnie Leung9/21/20199/27/2019
Picture Day
Picture Day is coming on Friday, September 27th . Don't forget to order online or bring in your photo order envelope before that date! Volunteers: If you would like your picture taken for a Volunteer ID Badge, you may come to the cafeteria between 8:35 - 8:55AM. Due to new security constraints, this is the only time volunteer picture can be taken. Thank you! ... read full article
Walk or Bike to School DayBonnie Leung9/21/201910/2/2019
Walk or Bike to School Day
October 2nd is Walk or Bike to School Day! Teach your kids safe routes to school, the importance of exercise and looking after the environment by doing one of the following:   - walking - biking - walking to the bus - parking your car a few blocks from school and walk. Every child that participates can come to our PTSA table in the playground covered area for a ticket to a special raffle !   Coffee for parents and Snacks for kids will also be served to those that participate. Contact twainptsa@outlook.com for more info. ... read full article
Reflections Parent MeetingBonnie Leung9/10/20199/19/2019
Reflections Parent Meeting
A Parent Meeting for the Reflections Student Competition will be held on Sept 19th at 8:30 pm in the Twain Library. Please join us if you are interested to learn more or have any questions. Students can enter in the following categories: Dance Choreography, Film Production, Literature, Music Composition, Photography, Visual Arts Entries are due on October 24th. Click here  for more information. Please contact devrydelhoyo@gmail.com with any questions. ... read full article
PTSA General MeetingBonnie Leung9/5/20199/19/2019
PTSA General Meeting
Join us for our first PTSA General Meeting of the year on Thursday, Sep 19 at 7pm in the Twain Library! Learn about upcoming events.  Give your input on the 2019-2020 PTSA budget and standing rules. Ask questions about PTSA, activities and fundraising.  Enter to win a door prize! Everyone is welcome! Refreshments included. After the meeting, there will be a parent meeting to tell you more about this year's Reflections student competition. Questions? Please contact Maya Chen at TwainPresident@outlook.com ... read full article
September eventsBonnie Leung8/30/20199/13/2019
September events
Click on the image below and check out all of the events happening in September! You can also view our full 2019-2020 PTSA Calendar here .  ... read full article
Kindy CoffeeBonnie Leung8/26/20199/6/2019
Kindy Coffee
Kindergarten Parents! On the first day of Kindergarten, after dropping off your child in the classroom, please join us for free coffee and doughnuts. You’ll have the opportunity to meet other parents, meet your PTSA board members, and ask any question you might have! Friday, September 6 8:45AM – 9:30AM Playground Covered Area Questions: Contact Jola Paliswiat at Twainface@outlook.com ... read full article
Back to School BBQBonnie Leung8/22/20199/5/2019
Back to School BBQ
Join us for our first family fun event of the year! Drop into your child's classroom (K-5) during the first hour (5-6pm) for a short orientation. Food will be served by the playground between 5-7pm. First come first serve while food lasts. Pop by the PTSA tables to learn about membership, upcoming events and volunteer opportunities.   Everyone is welcome! This is not a drop-off event. Questions? Contact Anneke Davis at annekedavis@gmail.com . Brought to you by Mark Twain Elementary and Twain PTSA. ... read full article
Meet and GreetBonnie Leung8/9/20198/29/2019
Meet and Greet
Come and meet your teachers in your new classroom between 2-3pm only. Then come to the playground for a play! Our PTSA tables will be there until 4pm to tell you more about this year's events and volunteering opportunities. Don't forget to bring cash for the ice-cream truck! For other questions, contact us at Twainptsa@outlook.com.   ... read full article
New and International Families Welcome EventBonnie Leung9/14/20199/21/2019
New and International Families Welcome Event
Download a flyer in the following languages: English flyer Chinese flyer Japanese flyer Portuguese flyer Russian flyer Spanish flyer RSVP at  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/new-and-international-families-welcome-event-2019-tickets-64314545537 Questions? Contact Danit Erlich at FACE@lwptsa.net ... read full article
Kindergarten Experience DayBonnie Leung8/8/20198/22/2019
Kindergarten Experience Day
Kindergarten Experience Day is on August 22, 2019 This is an opportunity for your child to have a small kindergarten experience, meet new friends and meet the kindergarten teachers. The teachers will do a short assessment with each child to learn more about their skills and strengths. For more information and to sign up for a one-hour time slot, visit the school website at https://twain.lwsd.org/   ... read full article
Kindergarten Summer PlaydatesBonnie Leung7/19/20198/27/2019
Kindergarten Summer Playdates
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Summer & Back to School EventsBonnie Leung7/8/20198/29/2019
Summer & Back to School Events
 MARK YOUR CALENDARS and don't miss these summer and back to school events! Please note for the Meet and Greet: Teachers are available for meet and greet until 3pm only. Our PTSA tables will be there until 4pm to tell you more about this year's events and volunteering opportunities. Don't forget to bring cash for the ice-cream truck! For questions on kindy playdates, contact Katti Swanson at kattiswanson@gmail.com. For other questions, contact us at Twainptsa@outlook.com . ... read full article