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              Winter Assembly on Friday, December 18, 2015 @ 9:15am. All parents are invited to attend!

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"On the path of College and Career Readiness"

Home of the Mighty Comets


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Welcome to the 2015-2016 school year!  Our goal is to ensure that all our students receive a solid academic foundation that will propel them as they progress through middle and high school so that they can graduate from high school prepared for college and a career.  Our teachers, administrators, other staff and volunteers devote countless hours each year to providing our students with a solid education in a nurturing environment.

We are proud of the programs we have that support students.  We are especially excited about the new transition to the Common Core State standard plan to support the District's mission of preparing our students for college and career.   Our teachers and administration are joining others from across the district to align our curriculum to the Common Core state standards so that our students receive the best education possible. 

We encourage you to become an active member of our school community.  Working together, our students can experience the highest quality education.

District Science Fair Winners-May 15, 2014, 2nd gr.:1st Place David Garner, 2nd Place Hannah Gastelum, 4th gr.: 2nd place Emerson Sandoval , We BELIEVED and you ACHIEVED!

MT Science Awards Winners, 2nd gr.:1st Place David Garner, 2nd Place Hannah Gastelum, 4th gr. Emerson Sandoval, 2nd place

TeamSoil BMX Spectacular, April 4, 2014 - Practice makes Perfect & Never ever give up! Go Diligent Comets!

Motivating our students to be determined and diligence. Never give up!
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Dress 4 Success

Promoting a Culture of College and Career Readiness


                                   "What do you want to be when you grow up?"

Mark Twain  held its 1st annual "Dress for Success" Day on Friday October 18, 2013. Students were encouraged to wear something that represented their future career choice or wore a yellow t-shirt for our Friday assembly.

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Open Your Door to College

In continuing with our efforts to promote a culture of college and career readiness classrooms decorated their classroom doors in a college theme!

Upper Grade Lower Grade
Ms. Marquez: UCLA Ms Breeze: Cal Poly Pomona
Mrs. Elias: UC Irvine Mrs. Salinas: UCLA

First place classrooms will receive a pizza party, second place will enjoy an ice cream party!

Congratulations to our winners and great job to all who participated!

EVENTS for Comets!


Los Angeles Clippers


Read to Achieve-Read-a-thon: October 28-December 06

The Los Angeles Clippers Read to Achieve Program is designed to promote the importance of literacy. The program's goal is to build a lifelong love of reading in young people by providing greater access to books and technology while encouraging families and adults to read regularly with young children.

Students will be reading and tracking their minutes on a daily reading log. Parents, we need your support! School visits by Clippers players, Community Kids Awards Ceremony tickets, game tickets, books, bookmarks, t-shirts and grants are incentives provided for the program.

DEA & CHP Red Ribbon Ceremony

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Happy Halloween "Table or Treat " 2013

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CST "350" Club Awards Ceremony

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Today: 6/30/16

Mark Twain Elementary
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Edward Espino, M.Ed., M.S, Principal
12315 Thorson Avenue,  Lynwood, CA 90262
Tel: 310-603-1500 | Fax: 310-632-8269



2015-2016 December News and Dates to Remember

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December 18, 2015, End of 2nd Quarter, dismissal @ 1:00pm

  • Please be advised of the new instructional start and end time for our students: 8:45am-3:00pm. Breakfast will be served from 8:00am-8:30am. For the safety and welfare of your child(ren),please do not drop off your child before 8:00am. There is no supervision. Dismissal is at 3pm, please pick up your child(ren) on time.
  • Parents, please continue talk to your child about being Respectful and Responsible in the cafeteria. We want our students to enjoy their lunch in a fun and safe environment. We have class table points to encourage our students to follow cafeteria rules and procedures.The class(es) with the best behavior will have their name announced and a chance to enter into a drawing for a pizza/ice cream party.
  • Congratulations to ................grade class for November-December  Highest Attendance Rate! (To be announced, 12/17)
  • Congratulations to ................grade class for November-December  Highest Cafeteria Points!   ( To be announced, 12/17)
  • Character focus for December is Trustworthiness. Wear a Blue t-shirt on Fridays.  
  • PTO started the World's Finest Chocolate Fundraiser on Friday, November 20. Please support our school. Your child can sell to family and friends during Thanksgiving and Winter Break. For the safety of our students, Please DO NOT allow your children to sell door to door!  The sale has been extended into Winter break! All money is due January 22, 2016. 
  • PTO Tamale/Champurrado sale in the morning and PTO Pupusa sale after school on 12/18.  Winter morning assembly will begin at 9:15am on 12/18. All parents and family friends are invited to attend!







 Opening of School Information: MT Opening of School Info. 2015-2016.pdf

MT Calendar 2015-2016: MT Calendar 2015-2016 Revised 10-6-15.pdf

The Monthly Comet: MT November 2015 newsletter.pdf

TK -Kindergarten Information: MT Kinder Information 2015-2016.pdf

September Grade Level News: MT September 2015 Grade level Newsletters.pdf 

October Grade Level News: MT October 2015 Newsletters.pdf

December Grade Level News: Coming Soon!

Physical Education Instructional Minutes 2014-2015: MT PE Instructional Minutes 2014-2015.pdf