Welcome to Mark Twain IS 239
Incoming Student Orientation
The acceptance letters should be finding their way to students shortly from the DOE's Office of Enrollment. Those of you receiving the good news that you'll be joining our student body in September are invited to attend our annual Freshman Orientation on Thursday, June 13 from 4pm to 6pm. You'll have an opportunity to ask questions of our administration in the auditorium, receive some important materials from us, and get to spend about 45 minutes meeting your Talent Teacher(s) and some current students from that Talent as well as the majority of your fellow incoming Talent students. Please make every effort to attend.
Important Parents' Association News
If you're interested in learning about the duties of a Mark Twain Parents' Association officer or nominating someone to run, download and read both of these two documents, and complete the nomination letter if appropriate:
and if you're interested in running to be a parent representative on Mark Twain's School Leadership Team with their monthly meetings, download and read this document and complete the application if appropriate:
and finally, if you're interested in supporting our Parents' Association and Mark Twain community monetarily, you can order hoodies, t-shirts, pants and other Mark Twain Spirit Wear by downloading and printing the following form and then following the directions in terms of payment:
Just so there's no confusion regarding June 18th's Commencement Exercises at Walt Whitman Hall on the Brooklyn College campus, here's the timeline:
6:30pm--graduates are to be in place outside the theater while parents continue looking for parking
7:00pm--doors open; make sure you have your ticket readily available
High School Acceptances
Congratulations to our 2013 Graduating Class for another great showing in terms of high school acceptances including the Specialized High Schools. As usual, you have made your teachers and families proud.
We are writing to inform and remind you of some critical safety issues pertaining to the pick-up and drop-off of our students. Please do not make U-turns in the middle of Neptune Avenue; especially when the light is red. Also, please do not pass the school buses if their STOP signs are out. In addition, do not double park or block the Firehouse while you are waiting for students to exit.
Always be mindful that from time to time, Police Officers and traffic agents do monitor activity during entry and dismissal times. Please be aware and abide by all traffic regulations in order to ensure the safety of our children and our entire community.
Karen Ditolla, Principal
Benjamin A, Maxwell V and Jason Y of 6M Computer Math Talent picked up the NYC Regional victory in the 15 week Stock Market Game competition in the fall. All three, and probably their parents and one or two Twain representatives will be invited to an awards ceremony in June, usually held in the Wall Street area of Manhattan, the nation's financial district.
Updated HAI Information
Please download the latest information about our afterschool HAI program including a January Visual Arts Book & Mural class. And here's a few pictures from HAI's PhotoVoice program currently running during our afterschool program.
Your child recently received a letter home with usernames and passwords to access our online grade book. Our school will be using the Jupiter Grades website to help keep you informed about your child's progress. You can login anytime to check your child's current grades, missing assignments, and test scores. It's completely secure, so no one else can see your personal information. There is a link to "Jupiter Grades for Mark Twain" directly from our website under "Site Shortcuts". This will take you directly to our online grade book.
You also have the option to receive alerts if your child is absent or is missing assignments. If you wish to receive alerts you must check the alert boxes. The "Overview" tab is where you will see your child's classes and current grades. You can click on the class or grade for a detailed break down of the grade. Please understand that not all teachers are currently using Jupiter grades so you may not see all your child's classes listed. If you are having problems logging in or if you see the wrong classes please send an email to Mrs. Sutera at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photos From Today Show Vocal PerformanceCarpool Info via Parents' Association
Our PA has a designated carpool coordinator who will assist families with arranging possible carpools. If you are interested, please send an email to email@example.com Please provide your child's name, grade, address and a phone number where you can be reached.
We will complete our Parent Teacher conferences today, November 20. We urge you to take advantage of cluster conferences, that are available to you throughout the year.
Once again, thank you for your outstanding support during this very stressful time.
Open House Brochure Available for Download
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