6/19/20: 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.
School Closure Information:
Parent Technical Support Hotline:
- 7:30am - 4:30pm on school days
Mark Twain School
As we put the 2019-2020 school year behind us we would like to acknowledge all of the parents, caretakers, and staff who have worked in partnership to keep our students engaged and moving forward during remote learning. We have all learned quite a bit during this challenging time. We appreciate your support, collaboration, and patience throughout this experience. We have missed seeing the children each day and look forward to when in-person instruction can resume.All students and families are encouraged to continue engaging daily with reading and math tools to develop and solidify academic skills throughout the summer.
Chromebooks/iPads: Technology devices must be returned by graduates and students who are transferring out of Twain. Students attending Twain next year will keep their devices for the summer to support summer learning.
UNICEF: Twain students made a global impact while working at home. Students who participated in exercising to the UNICEF videos on the Twain PE website earned 24 food packets for malnourished children around the world.
All City Performing Artists: Kudos to the following Twain students who shared their talents on June 17 at the All City Spring Showcase: Jazz Band: Francisco Infante, Isaac Infante Dance Ensemble: Natalyn Mahon-Godfrey, N’Dyia Mahon-GodfreySymphonic Band I: Fernando Rocha, Edgar Sanchez Mariachi Band: Francisco Infante, Isaac Infante
Symphonic Band II: Fernando Rocha, Jacquelynn Rocha
Immunization Requirements and Physical Examinations: According to CPS policy, students who will be in grades K, 6,&9 next year must have a new physical examination. Forms are available on Twain.cps.edu and in the school office on request. Additionally, all students entering grades 6 and 9 are required to show proof of receiving one-dose of theTdap and Meningitis vaccine (as of age 11). All fifth 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.
Garfield Ridge Library Summer Learning Challenge: Building Stories: July6-Aug.15) The program will primarily be hosted online. Children can register online at https://www.chipublib.org/summer. Participants who complete the minimum goal of reading 500 minutes, 1 create activity and 1 discover activity will receive a prize bag and be entered into a Kindle Fire drawing. All are encouraged to participate. For more information, please contact the library at 312-747-6094.
Congratulations to Mark Twain Class of 2020! We are proud of each of our graduates and wish them success as they move on to the next phase of their lives. We are confident they have what it takes to reach their goals.
Graduate Honors and Recognition Class of 2020
Valedictorian Alondra Galvan
Salutatorian Hank Hyzny
Horizon Award Valeria Calderon, Hannah Diaz, Nevaeh Diaz, Rebecca Diaz, Hayley Gonzalez, Everardo Guzman,Aldo Mendoza, Fernando Rocha, Melissa Tapia, Kinga Tylka
Subject Awards: Reading - Karime Preciado, Writing - Emily Flores Math - Leonardo Maldonado, Social Studies - Aylene Perez, Science - Angeles Diaz-Suarez
Fine Arts Award Mia Espinoza & Jennifer Medina-Macie lBand AwardJan Koscielniak
Honor Awards: Dana Abudayah, Braulio Banuelos-Flores, Anna Barajar,Valeria Calderon, Pamela Contreras, Hannah Diaz Samantha Covarrubias, Angeles Diaz-Suarez, Diego Dominguez Gomez, Mia Espinoza, Emily Flores, Alondra Galvan, Fabian Gonzalez, Hayley Gonzalez, Constanza Guzman, Everardo Guzman, Janya Herrera, Hank Hyzny, Chloe Jurevis, Maxamillion Kalafut, Rocco Kalafut, Bryan Lukaszczyk, Carl Maczka, Leonardo Maldonado, Renata Marusarz, Mario Mascio, Kimberly Michalec, Christina Murillo, Jakub Naglak, Emiliano Padilla-Plascencia, Emily Palafox, Aylene Perez, Karime Preciado, Fernando Rocha, Edgar Sanchez, Oliwia Sarna, Melanie Solano, Jan Spirczak, Jessica Tapia, Melissa Tapia, Kinga Tylka, Roslyn Uriarte, Angela Vazquez, Lisette Vela, Vincent Viola
Principal’s List Award: Aliany Alonzo, Marlon Benitez, Diego Bermudez, Antoni Czaja, Jocelyn DelaTorre, Christina Gilbert, Inahmi Soto
Attendance Award: Diego Bermudez, Valeria Calderon, Jocelyn DelaTorre, Diego Dominguez Gomez, Leonardo Maldonado, Aziz Motan, Rafael Quezada, Sara Santos, Lisette Vela
Student Council: Samantha Covarrubias, Jocelyn DelaTorre, Alondra Dionicio, Diego Dominguez Gomez, Bryan Lukaszczyk, Renata Marusarz, Fernando Rocha, Edgar Sanchez
Summer Meal Distribution- Breakfast and lunch meal kit distribution will continue at Twain. Meal kits contain 3 breakfasts and 3 lunches for anyone 18 & younger. Children do not need to be present and families can take meal kits home. The schedule is Monday –Friday, 9:00-1:00 from June 22nd-August 28th.
Have a great summer!
Believe and You Will Succeed!
Mc Graw Hill Wonders: www.connected.mcgraw-hill.com
Students (K-5) can login and access their McGraw Hill Wonders textbooks and online resources. This is for students that have a Username and Password assigned by their teacher.
The Lexile Framework: Finding the right book for your reading level:
Storyline Online: Popular books read by Celebrities
The Chicago Public Library:
Go Math! Login (K-7) www.cps.edu/clever Students (K-7) can login and access their Go Math! Textbook and online resources. Students login with their CPS Google credentials and select Think Central for access.
The following links are for the GO MATH! student editions grades K-5. A username and password is not needed to view the textbook. This is NOT interactive.
Go Math! 6th Grade Student Edition
Student must have Username and Password provided by teacher to Log In
Kahn Academy is a great resource for any subject. Simply type the skill you would like to know more about and start learning. You can watch short videos explaining and/or modeling a skill and complete practice problems. You do not need to sign in. Just use the search bar to find what you are looking for.
This website is for 1st through 5th grade students. It will help you if you are having trouble in math. Find the specific skill you need extra help with and click “GO”.
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!
*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.
As we continue with remote learning for the year. Please use our library website www.library.cps.edu to access online books and databases for research and exploration.
Grades 1-2 digital learning will be accessing books online and completing activities related to the books. Weekly lessons will be posted on the grade level websites. For those without internet access, be sure to pick up a BINGO card at school and complete at least one activity per week.
Grades 3-4 digital learning will be sent their lessons through Google Classroom. Please complete and turn them in through Google Classroom. For those without internet access, be sure to pick up a BINGO card at school and complete at least one activity per week.
Grades 5-8 digital learning will be sent their lessons through Google Classroom. Please complete and turn them in through Google Classroom. For those without internet access, be sure to pick up a weekly assignment at school.
If you have any questions regarding library lessons or accessing our online resources, please contact us.
Mrs. Christine Hart
Mrs. Melissa Wojciechowski
- B is for Breathe
- What Will I Do If I Can't Tie My Shoe?
- Grover Goes to School
- Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed
- Chicka Chicka Boom Boom
- Wemberly Worried
- The Kissing Hand
- Pete the Cat
- I Love You Forever
- White Rabbit's Color Book
- The Golden Egg Book
- The Giving Tree
- Mr. Peabody’s Apples
- The Little Red Hen
- Salt in his Shoes Michael Jordan
- The Carrot Seed
- Guess How Much I Love You 1
- The Very Hungry Caterpillar
- Fancy Nancy
- Tops and Bottoms
- Pocket Full of Kisses
- A Very Clumsy Click Beetle
- A Very Lonely Firefly
- The Very Busy Spider
- The House for Hermit Crab
- Papa Please Get the Moon For Me
- 1.23.19: Edgenuity Pathblazer Program: Targeted online instruction to support intervention and enrichment in both literacy and math for all students in K-8