WELCOME MARK TWAIN PARENTS!

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

What's Happening Now!

FOMT’s 2nd Annual Auction!

 

The Friends of Mark Twain auction site is now live!

Check out the auction site to bid on wonderful items.

Your support helps us raise money for our fantastic school. 

Bid TODAY at:

https://www.32auctions.com/FOMT2022

We are excited to have our first in person auction event at the

Penmar on Saturday, April 9 from 6-9pm.

Please go to

https://my.cheddarup.com/c/friends-of-mark-twain-auction-april-9-2022

to purchase your tickets. 

 

You can support Friends of Mark Twain by bidding in person or from home.

Your support is tremendously appreciated!!!

  
Please click HERE to read more about the critical programs your donation supports.  You can view FOMTs detailed budget by clicking HERE.  

Open House April 7, 2022!

We are so excited to welcome families to Mark Twain's campus at 

Open House on April 7th from 5pm-7pm!

Be sure to visit the FOMT table to learn more about becoming involved. 

We will have flyers available and you can purchase FOMT hats and shirts to show your school spirit!

GO SHARKS!

Mark Twain Happenings - Dates to Save!

March 27: Online Auction Open for Bidding
March 28: No School - Cesar Chavez Day
March 31: 8th Grade Planning Committee - Parent Meeting (7pm on Zoom)

April 2: Mark Twain Rugby Classic
April 7: In Person Tour (9am) and Open House (5-7pm)
April 8: Minimum Day (12:29 Dismissal)
April 9: Auction Event at The Penmar and Auction Closes 

April 10-14: Washington DC Field Trip through WorldStrides
April 11-15: No School - Spring Break
April 23: Karaoke Night Fundraiser
May 27: Minimum Day (12:29 Dismissal)
May 30: No School - Memorial Day
June 2: Danza Extravaganza
June 9: Culmination at 9am
June 10: Last Day of School (12:29 Dismissal)
 

FOMT May Meeting - In PERSON

Please join us for our next FOMT meeting on May 5th at 8:30am in the Parent Center!

We are so excited to have our first in person meeting!!

We will be discussing Board of Director nominations and Officer nominations

for next school year!

We hope to see you there!

There will be coffee!

Science Olympiad

Mark Twain competed in the Science Olympiad CA Regionals for the first time. Founded in 1984, Science Olympiad is one of the premier science competitions in the nation, providing standards-based challenges to 5,500 teams at 400 tournaments in all 50 states.

 

We had two teams that competed in the Southern California, Los Angeles bracket, which is one of the biggest, most competitive brackets to be in out of more than brackets in California. That said, our two teams finished 20th and 23rd out of the 48 teams in our bracket. Not bad for a first time against seasoned teams, some of which have programs going back almost 40 years and hold multiple National Championships.

Out of the 23 events, we had 14 top 20 placements, 7 top ten placements, and one second place finish – Ethan Loy and Samuel Piak-Heinz in Meteorology. Let's give them a HUGE MARK TWAIN SHARKS CONGRATULATIONS!

 

Basketball Congratulations!

We are so proud of our three basketball teams who did an amazing job competing in the FIYA Winter League!  Each team only lost 2 games all season.  They worked incredibly hard and had to travel for all games.  They showed true Mark Twain spirit!  Thank you Coach David Gonzalez, Coach Dean Omori and Coach K for being dedicated and passionate coaches!

Tennis: 

FOMT has been offering Tennis after school on Fridays from 3:15-4:30 pm. The sessions are winding down.  We are so proud of the 30 students who participated and so thankful to Coach Josh, Brian Condon and Elizabeth Chang for making it happen!  Thank you to Kara Rossi, Sam Belga, and Christie & Josh Levine for your help! 
 

Rugby:

We are offering a non-contact rugby program (which means it does not include any tackling or direct physical contact).  The program will be co-ed and open to all students. Rugby is held Tuesdays after school. Email Coach Patrick for more info!

We are looking forward to our 1st Annual Mark Twain Rugby Classic on April 2nd from 10am-1pm in the quad grassy area. The tournament will feature multiple rugby games for our players to show their parents and friends how much they've learned this 

Spring.

Running Club:

Mark Twain's Running Club meets Mondays at 3:15 near the gym.  Pick up is at 4:15.  In April running club will transition to Track and Field.

Spring Sports

After our Winter sports end (Basketball and Tennis), our spring sports will begin.  Rugby will continue until the end of May. 


Our spring sports consist of Girls and Boys Soccer and Boys Volleyball and Track and Field and Rugby


We will also offer girls volleyball skill building sessions.

Stay tuned on practice schedule!

Second Annual Auction benefiting Mark Twain!

We are looking for donations to make our auction a huge success!


We are still accepting donations!

Please consider donating a gift card/basket or service for our auction!

Click HERE for the Donation Form.
Click HERE for the Donation Letter.

Thank YOU for supporting FOMT!

Want to help at Mark Twain? 
Fill out our volunteer interest survey!

If you are interested in volunteering please fill out this survey: 

https://forms.gle/M3AA5nqxwHVf8oez7

Come to our monthly booster club meetings to learn more! 

We meet the first Thursday of the month! 

Thank You!

​Thank you to everyone who supported our recent events including the Spelling Bee, Valentines Bingo and Parents Night Out at Nueva.  Be sure to check our social media pages for photos!

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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. 

 

Click here to donate. Thank you!

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We meet the first Thursday of every month!  Please join us!  Zoom links are sent to the community through our newsletter! 

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Thanks to Burns and Davis for their generous support!   
 

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FOMT Donations

Please consider donating $5 to $1500 or anything in between.  All donations are tax deductible and donating is easy

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Ralphs Community Rewards

Please take a moment to designate FOMT as your charity of choice at Ralphs. A percentage of all of your purchases will go to FOMT. 

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Please take a moment to choose FOMT as your charity of choice on Amazon. A percentage of all of your purchases will go to FOMT.

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Kerrie Egerton