Welcome to the Friends of Mark Twain website. You'll find lots of information and resources for parents and students!

What's Happening Now!

Shark Scholars Pin Ceremony

Mark Twain Middle School will be holding a Shark Scholars Pin Ceremony for all 8th-grade students who are on track to culminate as of the final fall semester report card. Invitations will be sent home with qualified students on Monday, February 3rd.  Save the date for this special event!

Please sign up HERE to donate cookies for the event. Thank you so much!


MTMS Chinese New Year Celebration

FOMT and MTMS’s Mandarin Immersion Program (with support from Dragon Sprouts) are hosting our first annual Chinese New Year Celebration.  Students will participate during school in this amazing, educational and cultural event.  The Dragon Dance Troupe Performers, the Chinese Ensemble from the SM Youth Orchestra, and Mark Twain Martial Artists will perform, among others.  Afterwards, students may participate in traditional games and activities, including dumpling making, calligraphy, astrology and more. 

Please sign up HERE to help! We need pop-up tents and tables, financial contributions, and most importantly, help organizing, setting up, working the event and cleaning up. 

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Scripps Spelling Bee is Back!

The spelling bee is a great opportunity for students to improve their spelling skills and help raise much needed funds for school-related field trips, critical programs and activities and enrichment classes like SLAM! at Mark Twain. Spelling words will go home this week and can also be found HERE. All students are encouraged to participate!

Pledges: Go to pledgestar.com/marktwain/ to register for pledges. It's easy and will go towards funding activities for our students!

Competition Dates: Written tests will be administered the week of February 11th.  Top spellers will be notified and will compete in the grade-level semi-final rounds the week of February 18th in the library during lunch. The school-wide spelling bee will be held on February 21st.

School board representative Nick Melvoin will be one of our guest judges.

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Fitness Fun Day

Stay tuned for more details coming soon!

March 25, 2020


February Calendar:
February 7:  Pin Ceremony for 8th Graders
February 10:  Chinese New Year Event
February 13:  Minimum Day, 8th Grade Meeting and Parent Workshop, and Student Led Conferences
February 14:  Minimum Day
February 17:  No school
February 21:  Spelling Bee Finale 
February 27:  School Tour

March 5 : 6 pm FOMT Booster Club meeting


Thanks to Halton Pardee for their generous support! 

Come check out FOMT’s inaugural banner on Walgrove Ave.

(If your business is interested in donating to FOMT and receiving a “thank you” banner, please click on the SPONSORSHIP tab above.)

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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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