Self-Screening Health Questions
Eng | Esp


10/11/21 Reported Case of COVID-19 in TWAIN Community

2021/2022 SUPPLY LIST

2021/2022 Twain Parent Handbook

Breakfast Menus Oct. 2021

Lunch Menus Oct. 2021

COVID-19 Family Resources
  • Travel Guidance Eng | Esp
  • What happens when someone tests
    positive for COVID-19 in CPS? Eng | Esp
  • How does contact tracing work? Eng | Esp
  • COVID-19 Protocol for Families Eng | Esp

Evolve Afterschool Class Schedule

The Preschool Application for the 2021–2022 school

Visit the PAC Website

Registration Information

According to CPS policy, students entering 6th grade must have a new physical health examination and updated immunizations for Tdap and Meningitis (as of age 11). All 5th grade students must submit a copy of their updated physical and immunization record to the main office prior to receiving their sixth grade room assignment. Updated records can be submitted to the main office, Monday through Friday, 8:00am - 2:00pm.

  • Understanding your rights as parents/guardians of a diverse learner. ODLSS Eng || Esp
  • All Student Meals are Free Every Day! Eng || Esp


Counselor Updates



Dear Mark Twain School Community,                                              

Chicago Public Schools (CPS) is committed to keeping families and staff informed of the most current developments. A person who was in our school building on 9/14/2021 tested positive for COVID-19. We are sending this notification for your awareness, and you do not need to take any further action at this time. If you have been identified as a close contact, you should have received a separate notification from the Office of Student Health and Wellness with quarantine instructions.

As a reminder, we can slow the spread of COVID-19 as a CPS community by getting vaccinated, social distancing whenever possible, wearing masks in public, washing our hands thoroughly, and avoiding close contact with people who are sick. 

For district updates and resources, visit If you need help locating medical care or have any CPS-specific questions, please reach out to the Healthy CPS 773-553-KIDS (5437), which is staffed 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

I am here to support you as we move forward together as one healthy, supportive, and engaged school family. 


Mrs. Paull

Estimado comunidad de la Escuela Mark Twain,

Las Escuelas Públicas de Chicago (CPS) se comprometen a mantener a las familias y al personal informados sobre las novedades más recientes. Una persona, que se encontraba en nuestro edificio escolar el 9/14/2021, dio positivo por COVID-19. La presente notificación es para avisarle sobre ello. Usted no necesita tomar ninguna otra medida en este momento. Si usted ha sido identificado como un contacto cercano, debió haber recibido de la Oficina de Salud y Bienestar Estudiantil una notificación con instrucciones de cómo hacer una cuarentena.

Como recordatorio, podemos frenar la propagación del COVID-19 como comunidad de CPS vacunándonos, manteniéndonos el distanciamiento social siempre que sea posible, usando mascarillas en público, lavándonos bien las manos y evitando el contacto cercano con personas enfermas. 

Para actualizaciones y recursos del distrito, visite Si necesita ayuda para encontrar atención médica o si tiene alguna pregunta específica sobre CPS, por favor comuníquese con Healthy CPS al 773-553-KIDS (5437), de 8 a.m. a 5 p.m. de lunes a viernes.

Estoy aquí para brindarle apoyo mientras avanzamos juntos como una familia escolar saludable, acogedora y comprometida. 


Mrs. Paull

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Mark Twain School Library - October 2021

Oct 2021:

The Mark Twain School Library is filled with an abundance of resources for all ages. There are thousands of books, magazines and videos available for student and staff use. There are also 35 computers for the students to utilize for research and assignment completion.

The goals of the library are to: *Cultivate a love of reading and encourage students to become lifelong learners *Provide a broad range of quality resources to support both recreational reading and curriculum *Teach students to become ethical and effective users of both print and electronic resources.

The school’s library catalog can be accessed at home by going to There are numerous Ebooks and databases for research and recreational reading that students can access from their home computer.

Grades 1 and 2 will focus on the following book themes this month: Responsibility (our character trait for the month), Fall, and Halloween. We will use these books to learn about fiction/nonfiction and story elements.

Grades 3 and 4 will use their knowledge of our library website and the library organization and have a “book hunt” to independently find books on the shelves. We will celebrate Halloween at the end of the month with spooky stories and activities.

Grades 5-6 will be using their knowledge of Google drawings from last month, to create a Google drawing poster for the school that will go on display. They will then learn about different authors and series by participating in book talks and a book tasting.

Grades 7-8 will dive into research by exploring the cause of the Salem Witch Trials. Students will participate in a scavenger hunt in which they will analyze data and artifacts from the events of the time.

Be sure to read throughout the school year! Readers are Leaders!!!! This year as part of the Library rules, we are asking the students to Be their BEST!

  1. Be Honest
  2. Exhibit a Positive Attitude
  3. Show Respect
  4. Take Responsibility

Librarians, Mrs. C. Hart Mrs. M. Wojciechowski

Oct 2021 pdf



Reading Resources



The Lexile Framework: Finding the right book for your reading level:


Storyline Online: Popular books read by Celebrities


The Chicago Public Library


Reading Committee

The goal of the Mark Twain’s Reading Committee is to keep our students Reading! Reading! Reading! The activities planned throughout the school year, 2019-2020, are reminders to keep motivated with reading.
Remember, students become better readers by reading! So, put down those electronic devices and open up a book!

Reading Campaigns

*Fall into Reading: PreK -5th grade, September to November 1st 2019
*Pizza Hut: K-6th grade, October 2019 to March 2020
*Great America Reading Challenge: K-6th grade, January to March 2020
*Chipotle Reading Challenge: K-8th grades, Spring
*Battle of the Books: 4-6th grade and 7-8th gradetime TBD

Your teachers will provide you with the current information regarding these Reading Campaigns as the school year continues.


Mrs. Sorich's
Reading Corner

Read Alouds

March 2021

February 2021

January 2021










2/18/21: Congratulations to Mr. Bennett, Twain's Media Arts teacher, and his students, Emilia, Joanna, and Nina, who were recently recognized in The Department of Arts Newsletter in celebration of their excellent work!
We are so proud of them.

8th Emilia Bielanski

8th Joanna Benitez-Nunez


2/1/2021: Water Quality Testing Results for Mark Twain Elementary School ENG | ESP
Get the Facts

iPad Parent Workshop, K-2

Mark Twain Elementary School

5134 South Lotus Avenue
Chicago, IL 60638
Tel: (773) 535-2290
Fax: (773) 535-2248

Laura Paull, Principal
Jennifer Crall, Asst. Principal

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