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Welcome to our school!  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 districtwide plan to improve achievement.  Our teachers and administration are joining others from across the district to align our curriculum to the California state standards so that our students experience 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.

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!

Spellman's Magic Spectacular

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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: 4/17/14


The Monthly Comet: MT April Comet.pdf


Grade Level News: MT April Newsletters.pdf


April News and Dates to Remember

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  • Spring Recess begins of Friday, April 11, 2014 to April 21, 2014. Please encourage your child/ren to READ during the break! Have a Happy and Safe Spring Break. Classes resume on Tuesday, April 22, 2014.
  • April 7-May 16 is the CAASPP (CA Assessment of Student Performance & Progress) testing window. These computer-based test replace the STAR Program. We along with thousands of schools across CA are participating in a field test of a modern assessment system to help teaching and learning in the classroom.This year, gives our students an opportunity to try out the new system without consequences. Therefore, students will not receive individual test scores this year. Instead, we will use what we learn from this SBAC field test to help ensure a successful full launch of the system in the 2014-2015 school year.
  • On Wednesday, April 9, 2014, 5-6:30pm, we are having our Open House We invite all students and parents to attend. Open House is an opportunity to see your child/rens progress.
  • We are having our Scholastic Book Fair in our library. There are many great books to purchase .Please come and support our school!
  • During Open House, we ask all parent to complete the District  LCAP (Local Control Accountability Plan) survey. The surveys will be available in your childs classroom and the front office. The survey is in English/Spanish.
  • On April 10, 2014, report cards and after-school intervention progress reports will be sent home with your child/ren.
  • Parents, please continue talk to your child/ren 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 and free dress day!
  • The class with Excellent cafeteria behavior for the month of March is Ms. Sanchez, 3rd grade. Congratulations and Thank you for showing great Citizneship!
  • The last day for Intervention is on Thursday, April 10. 2014. Student progress reports will be sent home.Please ask your child for their progress report.
  • Class with the Highest Attendance Rate for the Month of March , Ms. Flores-1st grade. Students earned a pizza party! Congratulations!
  • Character focus for April is DILIGENCE. Wear a BROWN  t-shirt on Fridays.   Never give up, don't quit, and keep on trying. Do your duty to the best of your ability!   Diligent people work to achieve their dreams!  
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