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We are very proud that Mark Twain Elementary has been recognized as California Gold Ribbon & Title I Academic Achievement School!

Our 2017 SBAC Attendance Promotion Winners (2 students were absent to receive their prize)

Left to Right: Adrian Gomez, 3rd grade  Juliana Pineda, 3rd grade  Maximiliano Diaz, 5th grade  Nicolas De Leon, 4th grade (not pictured)  

Carlos Bernal, 6th grade (not pictured)

Our 6th grade end of the year picnic sponsored by our dedicated and hardworking PTO parent volunteers!

Our 5th grade visiting the UCLA campus on 6/2/17 Go Bruins!

Team Soil BMX kicked off our SBAC Test Prep rally on April 13, 2017. Students were encouraged to make positive choices, and do their Best on the State Test! It's time to Show what you Know Mark Twain Comets!

Our 3rd grade teachers celebrating Red Ribbon Week with their crazy creative hats!

Celebrating Red Ribbon Week with our crazy hair/hat day! 

Ms. Ortiz, Community Liaison assisting with the celebration of our Parent Involvement Day with a carnation for all parents!

Ms. Uribe, PTO President, assisting with the celebration of our Parent Involvement Day with a carnation for all parents!


Principal's Message

Principal's Message for August-September 2017:
Dear Parents/Guardians:
I would like to welcome you to the 2017-2018 school year. As we begin an exciting school year, I look forward to working with all parents, students, and staff members in our path of continuous improvement. We have a dedicated and committed staff, who look forward to building and fostering relationships with students and parents. We strive to provide a quality educational experience where students feel safe, excited, engaged, and academically challenged to reach their fullest potential. 
In our continued focus on college and career readiness, Mark Twain Elementary is committed to promoting a college/university culture in which students are exposed to college/university life, and career opportunities that await them in the near future.
Therefore, our students future begins today! At Mark Twain Elementary School, we are working as a team to prepare our students with the foundational skills relative to the Four C's of the common core. The 21st-century skills of communication, collaboration, creativity, and critical thinking, often referred to as the “four Cs,” are an integral part of the Common Core standards. We want our students to think critically, be creative, collaborate, and communicate which are essential skills to prepare our students to achieve success on a personal and academic level.
This year, every Wednesday will be College/University t-shirt day.  We are encouraging our  student's to wear a college/university t-shirt (with logo and/or mascot). It is not mandatory but is encouraged. If students wear a university t-shirt, they may wear jeans with the shirt instead of uniform pants.
During October, we will have our Dress for Success day. It is never to early to start thinking of the future. What do you want to be when you grow up? Students will be encouraged to come dress in their future career choice.
In November, we will have our Mascot day parade in which students will dress up to show spirit of their represented college affiliation. Go Ucla Bruins!
Every Friday, will be college/university color day. Our students (by grade level) , will come dressed in the color(s) of the college/university selected. Students can be creative!
In terms of academic instruction, congruent to informational and literary text, we will continue to focus on reading, reading comprehension, academic vocabulary and writing . In mathematics, our focus on fluency and problem-solving will continue to drive our instructional focus.
Parents, continue to motivate and support your children by ensuring that they are not absent and/or tardy. If they miss school or if they are late, they lose instructional time. We need your support to help make sure all of all students are receiving a quality educational experience.

Thank you for your support.
Edward Espino, M.Ed., M.S

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Welcome Back!

First day of school is on Wednesday, August 23, 2017. School hours: 8:45am-3:00pm Class list will be posted on Tuesday, August 22, 2017.

Back to School Night, 9-6-17, 5:00pm-6:30pm

Please come and visit your child's classroom and meet the teacher. Teachers will set the tone for the 2017-2018 school year by reviewing: goals, academic/behavior expectations, rules, procedures, and state standards.

3rd annual TK-K Meet, Greet, and Assess Week, August 23-September 01, 2017, Dismissal @ 12:15pm for TK-K only.

On Wednesday, August 23, 2017, each TK and Kindergarten teacher will have a sign-up sheet for parents to select a 15 minute appointment time. Appointments will be established on a first-come, first-serve basis. During this time, you and your child will meet the teacher and your child will be given a Kindergarten assessment. By determining your child’s academic level, Kindergarten teachers will utilize the data to guide their instructional practice in order to meet the needs of your child.

Meet, Greet, and Assess
Appointment Times: 12:30-12:45pm, 12:50-1:05pm, 1:10-1:25pm, 1:30-1:45pm, 1:50-2:05pm, 2:10-2:25pm, 2:30-2:45pm

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