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Announcements

Book Fair- Twain Library
8am to 3 pm - Monday, December 8th to Friday, December 12th
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5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. – Wednesday, December 10th during the orchestra concert
5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. – Thursday, December 11th during the band concert
The whole school is excited about our upcoming Book Fair! An amazing selection of books is headed our way!
 At the Book Fair you will find the latest and finest titles for kids, as well as books of interest to parents.  You can also contribute books to your child's classroom library. The Book Fair is a great way to get everyone excited about reading.  Here's a brief video that highlights the big dreams that can be realized through family reading: http://www.scholastic.com/bookfairs/family See you at the Book Fair!

MARK YOUR CALENDARS!  Where do the princesses disappear to every night?  And why can’t Empie get to the Merchandise?  It’s right there!  Don’t miss Mark Twain Middle School’s fall production of Twelve Dancing Princesses adapted by Richaed Hellesen and A Simple Task by Alan Haehnel on December 12th (7:30 pm) and 13th (2:00 and 7:30 pm).  Tickets are just $5 and will be sold at lunches Dec 9th – 12th and at the door.  The fall production is an Advanced Drama class project and all proceeds will go to help fund their trip to New York in June.

MARK TWAIN’S BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION:  Each year we celebrate the birthday of the one and only Mark Twain by providing cupcakes for every student and staff member at the school.  This year we will be holding our celebration on Friday, December 12th.  You can help by donating cupcakes (either homemade or store-bought) or by helping distribute cupcakes to students during lunches.  With over 900 students at the school, we need a LOT of cupcakes!  To sign up to help out, please visit: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0c4facaf2da6fb6-mtms7/5272535

Join us Tuesday, December 16, at the Kingstowne Chipotle from 5:00 – 8:00 pm.  Tell the cashier you’re with Twain Drama and 50% of your order will be donated to the Drama Department! (this applies to both dine in, carryout, and web orders as long as you tell the cashier to apply it to Twain!)   Contact Ms. Lebowitz at sjlebowitz@fcps.edu for more information.

Have you heard?!  The MTMS Drama Department 2014-2015 spring production will be Alice in Wonderland by Anne Coulter Martens.  Auditions are February 3rd and 4th and performances are April 24th, 25th, and 26th.  Everything you need to know about auditioning, rehearsing, and performing in the show can be found in the audition packet here – students can also pick up a copy of the audition packet in the Drama Room.  Give yourself time to read through all the information and make sure you complete all the necessary forms before auditions!  You can read the script here.  Due to copyright laws, the script cannot be printed and can only be read online.  Contact Ms. Lebowitz at sjlebowitz@fcps.edu with any questions.

yearbook

Get them now before prices go up… Only $30! First come first serve! www.yearbookordercenter.com  school order number is 8606 or bring in cash or check

MTMS Course Guide (pdf) 2014-2015 School Year

MTMS Supply List 2014-2015 (pdf)

2014–2015 PTA Membership Form

 

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Student Shout Outs

PTA REFLECTIONS WINNERS: Congratulations to the following MTMS students for being selected as the winners in the 2014 PTA Reflections competition.  Their work will represent Twain and now be submitted to Fairfax County for judging.  

* Outstanding Interpretation in Literature: Marcella Villagomez (7th grade)
* Outstanding Interpretation in Photography: Jillian Brooks - "Acceptance" (8th grade)
* Outstanding Interpretation in Music Composition: Nicole Askenazy (8th grade)
Congratulations to the following students for their participation in the program this year:
* Participation in Literature: Jessica Lee (7th grade)
* Participation in Photography: Jillian Brooks - "Contemplate" (8th grade)
Great job by everyone and we look forward to hearing the results of the Fairfax County judging!

Students of the Month

September
Ali Ali
Alexander Fleittes
Aber Gadelrab
Michael Galdamez-Reyes
Mason Gower-Fici
Jacqueline Leon Angel
Ryan Merritt
Verak Nheuk
Olivia Nelson
Angelou Papa
Ana Rojas
Emily Rosales
Andrea Solorzano-Escobar
Bekalu Tamagne
Jeffrey Tang
William Wolfe
Lauren Wattendorf
Trinity Williams

   
     
     

 

Music and Drama Announcements

MARK YOUR CALENDARS!  Where do the princesses disappear to every night?  And why can’t Empie get to the Merchandise?  It’s right there!  Don’t miss Mark Twain Middle School’s fall production of Twelve Dancing Princesses adapted by Richaed Hellesen and A Simple Task by Alan Haehnel on December 12th (7:30 pm) and 13th (2:00 and 7:30 pm).  Tickets are just $5 and will be sold at lunches Dec 9th – 12th and at the door.  The fall production is an Advanced Drama class project and all proceeds will go to help fund their trip to New York in June. 

Join us Tuesday, December 16, at the Kingstowne Chipotle from 5:00 – 8:00 pm.  Tell the cashier you’re with Twain Drama and 50% of your order will be donated to the Drama Department! (this applies to both dine in, carryout, and web orders as long as you tell the cashier to apply it to Twain!)   Contact Ms. Lebowitz at sjlebowitz@fcps.edu for more information.

Have you heard?!  The MTMS Drama Department 2014-2015 spring production will be Alice in Wonderland by Anne Coulter Martens.  Auditions are February 3rd and 4th and performances are April 24th, 25th, and 26th.  Everything you need to know about auditioning, rehearsing, and performing in the show can be found in the audition packet here – students can also pick up a copy of the audition packet in the Drama Room.  Give yourself time to read through all the information and make sure you complete all the necessary forms before auditions!  You can read the script here.  Due to copyright laws, the script cannot be printed and can only be read online.  Contact Ms. Lebowitz at sjlebowitz@fcps.edu with any questions.

Wellness Information

November Energy Zone Newsletter
Noviembre 'Zona de energía Newsletter' en español

FCPS Food and Nutrition Services

HR Wellness for blackboard

Lee District Rec Center

Turn Your Trash into Cash for MTMS!!!

Before you throw it in the trash, check to see if it can be used by MTMS.  MTMS participates in several programs that use bottle tops or parts of labels as proofs of purchase.  The programs in which MTMS currently participates are:

Box Tops for Education    btfelogoforword

Box Tops for Education – clip and save Box Tops coupons and drop them in the collection box in the front office.  MTMS receives 10¢ for every Box Tops coupon submitted.  Box Tops coupons come on a variety of items you have in your classroom – Kleenex, Ziploc bags, Hefty bags and plates, Avery binders and labels.  For a list of participating products, visit www.boxtops4education.com.

 

clip_LFE-Logo     Campbell’s Labels for Education   upc_example

Submit the entire UPC (must have the whole UPC similar to the one directly above in order for it to count) from participating products in the collection box in the front office.  For a list of participating products, visit www.labelsforeducation.com.

My Coke Rewards   my coke rewards 2

My Coke Rewards - Open a My Coke Rewards account at www.mycokerewards.com, enter codes from bottle caps or flaps from can cartons from Coke products (Coke, Diet Coke, Fresca, Fanta, Minute Maid, Sprite, Mello Yello, Nestea, Segram’s, Mr. Pibb, etc.), and transfer points to MTMS through the SCHOOLS tab to help MTMS earn merchandise through this program, or drop off bottle tops and carton flaps in the front office.