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The community has fun together at this annual Twain event. Some 8th grade students visited the United States Botanic Garden in DC before visiting the United States Capitol. Go team Hay and team Jones!! Students practice yoga in ELT. These two AVID students are enjoying time spent with their mentor.


AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM (ASP) UPDATE:  The Mark Twain Middle School After School Program will officially begin on Wednesday OCTOBER 1st.  This will also be the first day for late buses at Twain MS.  Late buses will run on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays this school year. The After-School program will be offered on Tuesdays and Fridays but all students must be picked up by a parent or guardian. All students who want to participate in the ASP must have a completed and signed registration form to participate (these forms were collected at Tiger Night). For more information about the program, please contact ASP Specialist, Dominic Amato at

CAREER DAY VOLUNTEERS: Mark Twain’s Student Service Team will be hosting an annual Career Day on Monday, November 24, 2014. We are seeking parents who would be interested in participating in showcasing their profession for our future workforce leaders.  The purpose of the event is to encourage students to begin to think about their futures, to make connections to the world of work and how it is linked to their academics, to expose students to careers, and to prepare students to be college and career ready. If you’re interested in being a guest presenter, please send your contact information (first and last name, email address, cell phone number, child’s name, and your job title/profession) to Zakiyya Brodie’s email address at or by phone at (703) 313-3741. 

MTMS Course Guide (pdf) 2014-2015 School Year

MTMS Supply List 2014-2015 (pdf)

2014–2015 PTA Membership Form


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Music Announcements

BROADWAY DESSERTS: Is your student looking for a chance to showcase their inner star?! Do they LOVE to sing? Then they should plan to audition for Twain’s third annual Broadway Desserts! Auditions will be after school on Thursday, October 2. All students interested in auditioning should pick up an audition form ASAP. Forms are in the Chorus Room but can also be picked up from the stage during lunch. Don’t wait because students must get ALL their teachers to sign the audition form! Auditions can be solos, duets, or group performances but they must be Broadway songs. This event is singing only, so please, no instrumental auditions. The performance will be on Thursday, November 13 (so mark your calendars!!!!) Email Ms. Tolpa ( and Ms. Lebowitz ( if you have any questions.

TADA WORKSHOP: Would your student want to learn how to make gory cuts and bruises like you see on television and in the movies? Maybe they want some tips on acting techniques for TV with Channel 10? Do they like to play improv games like Whose Line Is It Anyway? Or maybe get some tips and techniques from a professional Magician? Then the TADA Drama Workshop on Saturday, October 18 is for them. Choose from 11 exciting workshops ranging from acting to dancing to singing to technical theatre. The cost is $20 which includes transportation to and from Mark Twain Middle School. For more information, pick up the forms from Mrs. Lebowitz in the Drama Room. Space is limited and forms are due by October 6 so pick yours up today!  Questions can be emailed to Ms. Lebowitz at

Wellness Information

September Energy Zone Newsletter
Septiembre '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


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

My Coke Rewards   my coke rewards 2

My Coke Rewards - Open a My Coke Rewards account at, 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.