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Sunday December 15

Mark Twain Presents the 1st Annual Thriller Tennis Tournament!
Sunday, 12/15, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Join us for Mark Twain's 1st Annual Thriller Tennis Tournament on Sunday, December 15th, from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. Both adults and children are welcome to participate. Entry fee is $40 for adults and $20 for children aged 18 and under.  All skill levels welcome!

Prizes include a pair of Kswiss Tennis Shoes (4 pairs available to win), a private tennis lesson with Coach Marco, passes to Barry’s Bootcamp, and much more! 

If you would like to donate prizes, water, or oranges, sponsor the event or help volunteer on the day of the tournament, please email Marco.

To register for the tournament, please email Marco.

You may pay the tournament entry fee online or leave a check payable to FOMT in the Booster Club mail box. Either way, please be sure to include the name of the event, and the number, names, and ages of the participating players in the comments section on Paypal or in the memo line on the check. Proceeds from the tournament to benefit FOMT. See you there! 

Students interested in trying out for basketball should report to the gym dressed in athletic attire and tennis shoes at the following times:

  • Monday:  7/8 grade boys, 3:15-5:00 pm

  • Tuesday: 6th grade boys, 1:45-3:30 pm

  • Tuesday: 6th grade girls, 4:00-5:30 pm

  • Wednesday: 7/8 girls, 3:15-5:00 pm

  • Thursday: 7/8 boys, 3:15-5:00 pm

  • Friday: 7/8 girls, 3:15-5:00 pm

Students who take the late bus on Monday and Wednesday need to leave try-outs at 4:25 pm to catch the bus.  Be sure to turn in any paperwork handed out by coaches. This will be the schedule until winter break.  Please note the practice schedule could change in January once FIYA releases the game schedule.

If you know of coach volunteers please spread the word.  Commitment:

UCLA's The Bruin Experiment 


UCLA's The Bruin Experiment
Tuesdays, beginning 1/14, 1:30 - 3:00 pm
UCLA’s The Bruin Experiment is returning for its sixth collaboration with Mark Twain Middle School! UCLA undergraduate mentors will meet on Tuesdays from 1:30 to 3:00 pm beginning January 14th. Students start with demonstrations regarding either the scientific method or engineering design process and culminate with a completed science fair project of their choosing. All students and parents are invited to a UCLA science fair on Sunday, May 17th, where they will share their ideas and present their projects. Applications are available from science teachers or offices and should be returned before winter break. 

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Thursday 8:15 Am in the parent room


Without your donations, we cannot afford the many programs that FOMT currently subsidizes or the new programs we want to establish. 


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Find out about the current sports season at Mark Twain including info on tryouts and schedules and more!

Please visit the "Sports" tab under "Students" to learn more!


Get answers to frequently asked questions and info on meal applications, supplies, and schoology.

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Fitness Fun Day

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December Calendar:
December 10: Backpack Donations Due
December 11: Gorjana Fundraiser 
December 12 & 13: "A Christmas Carol Performance" by Drama students
December 15: Tennis Tournament
December 19: Global Holiday Concert, 6:00 pm and Posada Navidena Event
December 20: Last Day of School, Canned Food Drive Ends and 12:27 pm Dismissal
January 13, 2020: School resumes

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Thanks to Halton Pardee for their generous support! 

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