Summer Assignments 2016-17
Would you like help with your Math and/or Reading assignment? Attend either of the help sessions below:
When: Thursday, August 18th & Thursday, August 25th, from 5-8pm
Where: Mark Twain Middle School
No sign-up necessary, and you may attend only for as long as you need.
Jump Start will take place at Twain from Monday August 22nd through Wednesday August 24th. Activities will be a blend of team building, working on lockers, scavenger hunts, learning about the school, recreation sports, and other activities. Students who participate in the Jump start program will attend during the days and times listed below. Students will be provided a small snack midway through the day. Transportation will be provided for the students with a schedule of the stops being emailed closer to the start date. Click here to download the registration form.
- Monday August 22nd 9 am – 1 pm
- Tuesday August 23rd 9 am – 1 pm
- Wednesday August 24th 9 am – 1 pm
This is a great opportunity for students to get to know Twain better, meet some of the staff members and other students, and learn about the skills necessary to have a successful middle school experience. Please complete a registration form and drop it off in the main lobby at Twain. If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Amato at DFAmato@fcps.edu.
Twain's Summer Bookmobile!
Are you ready to Book Your Summer?! Twain Middle School is! For the first time ever, Twain will have a Bookmobile driving throughout the community to check out books to students over the summer!
Fairfax County students will be able to check out books, return books, and participate in the FCPS Book Your Summer Reading Program to win fabulous prizes! There may also be special Twain guests with the Bookmobile to answer questions about Twain!
The Bookmobile will run from Monday, July 11th through Thursday, August 11th and will stop at the following locations:
- Lee District Recreation center
- Kingstown South and Kingstown North pools
- Highland Park Swim and Tennis Club
- Virginia Hills Swim Club
- Rose Hill Elementary school parking lot
- Clermont Elementary school parking lot
- Cameron Elementary school parking lot
- Mt. Eagle Elementary school parking lot
- Kingstown shopping plaza near the movie theatre
- Bush Hill Elementary school parking lot
- Franconia Elementary school parking lot
The Bookmobile will be active Monday through Thursday from 2:30 to 4:15. To check on the exact location of the book mobile, you can follow us on Twitter for a live map @TwainBookMobile
To learn more about the Book Your Summer Reading Program, visit: http://www.fcps.edu/is/book/
For questions about the Bookmobile, contact Emily Godfrey at email@example.com or follow us on Twitter or Instagram @TwainBookMobile
New Student Orientation
New Student Orientation will take place during the morning of September 1st. Specific bus and schedule information will be sent out at a later date. This is an opportunity for any new 7th or 8th grade student to Twain to meet their teachers and to get to know the school better. This event is only for students.
TigerFest will take place on August 31st between 3 and 8pm. This event is an opportunity for students and parents to submit all required forms, recieve student schedules, practice opening lockers, purchase Twain spirit wear and get your questions answered about the upcoming school year. Students must be accompanied by an adult for this event. The following schedule will be used for TigerFest:
- 8th Grade Students (Last Name A-M) - 3:00pm
- 8th Grade Students (Last Name N-Z) - 4:00pm
- 7th Grade Students (Last Name A-M) - 5:15pm
- 7th Grade Students (Last Name N-Z) - 6:15pm
Back-to-School Night is scheduled for Thursday September 15th. Both 7th and 8th Grade BTSN activities will take place on this evening. More information will be sent out in a future KIT message.
SIS Parent Accounts
For questions regarding SIS parent account, please contact Student Services during office hours.
(Updated 2016-17 forms coming soon)
PTA Membership Form (PDF)
Emergency Care Form– Bring in with you a pre-printed emergency care form. Please be sure that all information has been updated with the most current information on your student. All students are required to turn in an updated, preprinted emergency care form at Tiger Fest. It is important that we ensure that all emergency information is correct and updated at the beginning of each school year.
Directions for Downloading your Emergency Care Form
- Access the weCare@School web site - you will need to have an active FCPS 24/7 Blackboard Parent View Account. Additional information to assist you can be found here. http://www.fcps.edu/is/instructionaltechnology/247help/parents.shtml
- weCare@School General Information: http://www.fcps.edu/news/wecare.shtml
- Directions for using weCare@School: http://www.fcps.edu/is/instructionaltechnology/247help/documents/weCare@school.pdf
Health Form: http://www.fcps.edu/it/forms/se71.pdf
If you are having difficulty in accessing or downloading these forms, please contact the school or come by Mark Twain during office hours for assistance.
Pay for school meals online using My School Bucks!
Beginning in September 2015, Mark Twain Middle School will begin at 7:30 a.m. and dismiss at 2:15 p.m.
After School Program Survey
Please take a moment to complete this short survey.
Do you have a rising 7th grader or a transferring student coming to Twain next year? Please take a moment to view our Electives video at https://youtu.be/DX7IbO5diKs and peruse the Electives Brochure to help your child prepare for choosing their classes. The brochure includes contact information for the Electives teachers in case you have any questions.
Twain is applying, in partnership with Edison High School, to become an IBMYP school. Check out this brochure for more information on this exciting process!
New Practice App
The Daily Practice for the New SAT mobile app is now available in the iTunes store, GooglePlay, and an Amazon for free. With it, students will receive an official sample SAT question daily and get immediate feedback and answer explanations. Students can also scan their completed SAT practice test answer sheets and get their scores in seconds.
Check out Twain's Literary Magazine!
The MTMS Literary Magazine is full of fantastic and thoughtful work by Twain's very own students (and staff!) It includes poems, photography, short stories, artwork, reviews, nonfiction writing, and more! Click here to check it out (You will need to be logged into your FCPS Google Account to view it.)
Interested in submitting your own work to the magazine? Send it to Ms. Thompson (firstname.lastname@example.org) or stop by her room (200) for a pass to attend her Tuesday ELT.
Follow the MTMS Drama Department!
Follow Twain on Twitter
Watch the Morning Announcements
Have any announcements? Click here to submit it!
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
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.