Mark Twain Elementary PTSA
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
Author:
Molly Honig 
Show from:
1/7/2019-1/24/2019

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
Author:
Molly Honig 
Show from:
1/15/2019-1/30/2019

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
Author:
Molly Honig 
Show from:
1/12/2019-2/11/2019
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
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
Pinoccio Tickets on SaleMolly Honig1/15/20191/30/2019
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
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