Twain Night is Thursday, March 27th and the MTMS PTA will be on hand selling food, so arrive hungry! We will have Spirit Wear available for purchase and are holding a special raffle, with one of the prizes being a 2014 Summer Guest Family Membership to Little Hunting Park Swim and Tennis Club, valued at $750. Don't miss out on this great event!
Twain Night Raffle Donations - We are asking for contributions, raffle items or monetary gifts for the raffle on Twain Night. Ideas include gift cards, free services, tickets to sporting and/or cultural events, hotel accommodations and cash gifts. No donation is too big or too small! Contact Tracy Brown regarding donations at email@example.com.
SNOW MAKE-UP DAYS: The second make-up day will be held on Monday April 7th, which was previously scheduled as a teacher work day.
8th GRADE DANCE: Calling all 8TH Grade Parents and Guardians. The 8th grade dance is scheduled for Friday May 9th. The dance will take place from 6:30-9:00pm. Tickets will be sold during the week of the dance for $10. The theme will eventually be determined by the 8th grade students. Much more info to come regarding food and raffle donations, dress code and volunteer needs. If you have any questions about the dance, please contact Michele Bessenger at firstname.lastname@example.org or Kathy Nieves at email@example.com.
Order your Mark Twain Middle School Yearbook NOW for $35! Yearbooks are sold on a first come first served basis we only have 200 books left! Once they are gone they are gone, and no more will be available. You can order online, bring cash or a check made out to Mark Twain MS. There will be no yearbooks available for purchase in June. To order your yearbook, go to www.yearbookordercenter.com and use the school code #8606 as your Order Number (new sale). This will guarantee you will have your own personal yearbook at the end of the school year. More information.
Personal Electronic Device Information 2013-2014
If you are interesting in bringing a personally owned electronic device to school for educational use please review this packet (pdf) and follow the procedures.
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Students of the Month
Diana Aguilar Castaneda
SCIENCE OLYMPIAD SUCCESES!! The MTMS Science Olympiad club will send one team to the Virginia State Tournament on Saturday March 22nd at James Madison High School as a result of their regional tournament results. Congratulations to the following students for placing at the Regional competition:
- Experimental Design: John Warnock, Mekedas Belayneh, and Lydia You (3rd Place)
- Water Quality: Mekedas Belayneh and Lydia You (4th Place)
- Write It, Do It: William Briffa and Dean Vidovich (4th Place)
- Road Scholar: Brian Johnson and Michael Krause (6th Place)
MUSIC PRE-ASSESSMENTS AND ASSESSMENTS: The Twain Bands, Choirs, and Orchestras are entering their busy seasons. There are many opportunities to watch the each of the music group perform over the next few weeks. If you are able, please come out and support each of the performance groups at their pre-assessment concerts and the District Assessment performances. The District Assessments are the biggest performances of the year and are equivalent to the SOL exam for core subjects. All performances are open to the public and free of charge and each of the groups would love a full house cheering for them.
Concert Band District Assessment: Friday 3/7/14 at South County HS 7:45pm
Symphonic Band District Assessment Saturday 3/8/14 at South County HS 1:30pm.
Orchestra District Assessment Saturday 3/8/1 4at Annandale HS
Chorus District Assessment: Friday 3/14/14 and Saturday 3/15/14 at George Washington MS
Turn Your Trash into Ca$h 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
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.
Campbell’s Labels for Education
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 - 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.