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  • 9:33:22 PM, Saturday, July 30, 2016 

    Summer Packets All Grades (Reading, Math, etc.)

    All grade 6 through 8 summer reading packets are posted by department on the Department websites. Incoming and current students need to make sure they have completed the work by the first day of school.

    Grade 6 Math can be directly linked to from

    All three grades for ELA can be directly linked to from

    Grade 8 Foreign Language can be directly linked to from

    Grade 6 Social Studies can be directly linked to from

    Grade 6 Science Video can be viewed at

    Summer Camp Openings Still Available

    Seats are still available (now til August 4) at Mark Twain NIA Summer Camp at PS 288 (2950 West 25th St, Brooklyn, NY 11224)

    • 8:30 til 2:30 Mondays through Thursdays.
    • Free Breakfast and Lunch are part of the program. 
    • Sports, Art, Music & Dance
    • Trips every Tuesday and Thursday

    For an application and/or more info, email Mr. Fortunato (Director) at

    Parents often go to great lengths to make sure their children get a good education.

    Student Artwork Featured in Times Square

    Poline_G One of our students, Poline G (Art Talent, Mrs. Ellen Shlayan - Teacher) has her artwork, Subtle Flowers, featured from June to October at the Metropolitan Museum of Art AND we've been informed that a subset of those iimages, including hers are now featured on outdoor digital screens in the heart of Times Square. A press conference to mark the kickoff of this collaborative project will be held on Wednesday, June 22, at Military Island (located in Times Square Plaza on Broadway between 43rd and 44th Streets).  The event is set to begin promptly at  2:00PM.

    Slideshow Presented at
    June 14, 2016 Incoming Freshman Orientation

    Click Here


    Brooklyn Cyclones Reading Program

    This is a completely FREE program. Students just have to read 4 books and receive 2 FREE tickets to a game. You can download the flyer here.

    Twain Runs Brooklyn Half Marathon

    Twain Runs Half Marathon The race started near the Brooklyn Museum, went past the Brooklyn Botanic Garden and around Grand Army Plaza before entering Prospect Park. Then, after a loop around the park, runners headed onto Ocean Parkway toward Coney Island for the finish line at the boardwalk, just blocks from Mark Twain. Congratulations to all the participants, especially those associated with our school including our principal Karen Ditolla and my two computer teacher (yes you heard that right computer teacher / marathon runners) colleagues on the far right.

    See our crew on NY1:


    Click to view the flyer

    Ms. Le Brun, our parent coordinator, would like you to join so she can share important updates with you.

    District 21 School Spirit Night
    MCU Park on 6/25

    Click to view the flyer

    All schools in District 21 recieve $6 back from the Cyclones for each ticket sold. Contact our parent coordinator, Mrs. Enslyn Le Brun if you wish to participate.

    Angie Martinez Inducted into Mark Twain's Alumni Hall of Fame

    At our third annual sold out Senior Gala last week, radio personality became our third inductee into the Mark Twain Alumni Hall of Fame. Click the videos below.

  • Another Great Year of Specialized HS Results

    You can see them by clicking the link on the right hand side ----->

    Microsoft Office Now Available to All NYC Students

    Office 365 The families of all NYC students can now claim free Office 365 accounts by visiting with the child's date of birth and the parent phone number registered with the DOE. Typically it's the one you used on the Blue emergency home contact card and if that doesn't work, look up the email in your child's bio via PupilPath. You'll be able to install this on up to 5 family computers (Windows or Mac) and up to 5 mobile devices (iOS, Android, Windows) however the iPad from Twain will be one of those 5 mobile installs. Mark Twain has no immediate plans to embrace Microsoft Office vs. the Google Apps for Education accounts students already have access to but there's absolutely no reason not to get this excellent software package for free. Ditto Apple's equivalent products like Pages, Keynote, etc. Once we see what sort of questions arise, we'll make some technical documentation available to help. And it's still unclear how our staff will get Microsoft Office but they will get it. And yes, where possible all the school's computers will be updated too. Make sure you keep track of your chosen email/password for the Office 365 account or you'll struggle to get technical support from Microsoft down the road.

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