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Welcome Back to School 
Just a few reminders.......
  • School Starts at 8:00am and Dismissal is at 2:45pm on Wednesday, September 9th
  • Our regular school day begins everyday Monday-Friday at 8:00am. Dismissal on Mondays will be at 2:20pm. On Tuesday-Friday dismissal will be at 2:45
  • Please do not park in front of the school when picking up your child.  The yellow buses need to park there.
  • Please be patient at dismissal.  Students need to become familiar with their travel arrangements.
  • Please review with your child their yellow bus stop location and their home address.  This makes finding their yellow bus at dismissal much easier.
  • Phys Ed uniforms have been ordered.  All orders will be accommodated. They will be distributed within the first few weeks of school.  Nobody will be marked unprepared during this time.
  • Lunch and Breakfast will be free this school year but it is important that the lunch form still be filled out.
Other Back to School Reminders.......
  • The HAI Afterschool Program begins on September 16. More imformation to come.
  • Ring and Gown Measurements will take place during periods 2, 3 and 4 on September 30.
  • The calendar for the school year is on our web site. Specific times for concerts, dances and the like will be added in a week or so.
Office of School Food Info 
Children need healthy meals to learn. The Office of SchoolFood offers healthy meals every school day. Breakfast is at no charge to all students and lunch costs $1.75.

Some students may be eligible for free meals. To determine if you qualify for free meals before the start of school on September 9, 2015, complete a School Meals Application online this summer. In applying online, you will avoid the hassle of submitting a paper form in September. You can apply online using any computer, tablet, or smartphone with an internet connection. Please keep in mind that families are responsible for the full price of lunch while the lunch application is being processed.

Applications submitted online are processed within 24 hours of receipt and you will receive immediate confirmation that your application was submitted. Your privacy is important to us, so all information provided on your application will be kept confidential. Federal regulations do not allow the Department of Education to share your information with any other agency.

If you have any questions, please contact The Office of SchoolFood at 877-363-6325.
 
Twain Teacher Honored
Our own Vocal Talent teacher, Jeannie Cascio was inducted this year as a Fellow into T​he Academy for Teachers a​nd selected to participate in a Master Class with Meredith Monk, Carnegie Hall’s composer-in-residence. To read the entire press release, click here.“ Only 18 teachers are chosen for each Master Class,” said Sam Swope, president of The Academy for Teachers. “Being selected is a well-deserved honor for both teacher and school.”
 
NYC Schools Account 

Your children are bringing home a flyer which invites you to set up your NYC Schools Account which provides a new way for you to view your child's attendance, grades and contact info in multiple languages on multiple devices. If you lose it, you can download a copy of the NYC School Account.

 
You need to complete the form and send it in to your our Parent Coordinator, Mr. Louis Rodriguez. If you'd like to get your account operational faster, come in on Monday, June 15, from noon to 2:30 and you'll be helped in our Welcome Center, Room 125. Bring photo ID, your email address and the completed registration form.
 
Coming Soon...  New Keep Calm Mark Twain Gear
 Keep Calm Shirts are coming soon