Comets' Corner

Sunday, October 3, 2021

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Teammates are RESPECTFUL

As we kick off October and are more into the swing of things, we will continue to remind our students of our Mark Twain ROCKS Behavior Expectations.

We expect all Comets to be...

  • Respectful
  • Organized
  • Cooperative
  • Kind
  • Safe

As part of our "Team Twain" theme this year, we will continue to teach, model, and expect RESPECTFUL behavior from our Teammates. We know that RESPECT helps us to work together effectively, which will help us to be "Better Together." We invite you to join us in encouraging your Comets to be respectful - to their peers, to our staff, to others outside of school, and to themselves.

Our Comets had a Great Time Celebrating Spirit Week Last Week!

Preventing Issues Before They Occur

I'm guessing many of you have heard of the national trends that emerge from time to time on social media, in particular on Tik-Tok. Seeing students across the country and right here in Metro Detroit vandalize their school bathrooms and steal property is disheartening. At Mark Twain, we work hard to create a culture that is counter to these types of behaviors as we teach students about respect, cooperation, and kindness, to name a few.

It is so disappointing that children and young adults are being encouraged and celebrated on social media for engaging in destructive behaviors. Please help us by proactively speaking with your children about making good choices and not engaging in these social media challenges. These types of behaviors have serious consequences for students, and we want to help keep our Comets from putting themselves in this type of situation.

As always, we appreciate our families and your partnership with us as we" Guide our Comets to be compassionate, curious, creative citizens who will positively impact the world."


Ms. Wozniak sent out some updated quarantine procedures from the Health Department on Thursday, September 30th. If you did not see her email, you may find it HERE.

Remember, the best way to do YOUR PART to help keep our community healthy and in school teaching and learning is to keep children with any potential sign of illness at home until the cause is determined by a medical professional.

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Is your child using MYON? With myON Reader, students have access to thousands of digital books and much more. From robust scaffolds that help students build reading and writing skills to customizable assignments and reports to help teachers nurture and monitor their progress, myON Reader helps supercharge reading growth for every learner. In addition, increasing students’ access to reading materials can increase reading engagement and, in turn, reading growth. To learn more about the benefits of reading, see below and be sure to ask your child what they are reading on myON!

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Reminder: No Outside Food Deliveries

Outside Food and Beverage Delivery Policy: The District does not allow the delivery of food and beverages from outside vendors or fast food establishments for a student’s breakfast or lunch meal. All meals are to be provided by either our Food Service program or prepared at home and sent with your student. Outside food delivery is a safety concern. We do not want to have strangers and people that we do not know coming to our buildings with delivery bags. It also is a workload issue for office personnel. Managing multiple food deliveries during lunch time becomes an additional responsibility for our office staff. The District works hard to provide a variety of healthy, good-tasting food in its cafeterias, and students are always free to bring their own lunch to school. We will continue to follow our past practice of making sure students receive lunch if they forget to bring one from home. (All students continue to have access to free breaksfast and lunjch through our school lunch program, too.)

Thank you for your understanding and assistance in this matter.


  • Wednesday, October 6 - Count Day
  • Wednesday, October 13- Early Release Day (1:30 Dismissal)
  • Friday, October 29 - Early Release Day (1:30 Dismissal)
  • Tuesday, November 2 - No School (Election Day)
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First MTPC Meeting of the 21-22 School Year!

Our Mark Twain Parents Club will be holding their first meeting on Wednesday, October 20th, at 6:30pm in our Twain Gym.

This meeting is open to all Twain parents, and we hope to see lots of our families represented. Please reach out to our MTPC President, Amy Plucinski, with questions at

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Weekly Solid Gold Shout Outs!

As part of our PBIS program, we like to recognize students who are exhibiting our Mark Twain ROCKS behaviors by being Respectful, Organized, Cooperative, Kind, & Safe.

Omar Aldajani (2nd Grade)

"Omar voluntarily asked for gloves to clean up the playground. What a great citizen!" - Mrs. Barker

Alice Kiesling (2nd Grade)

"Alice has been such a huge helper to all of the students in the class and to me. Way to go Alice!"

Cohen Ciaramitaro (2nd Grade)

"Cohen had a great week of participating in lessons and trying his best. Keep up the great work, Cohen!" - Mrs. Sarnowski

Korben Charette (4th Grade)

"Korben has been very patient and kind to others this week. He is also participating well during class lessons. Keep up the great work, Korben!" - Mrs. Sarnowski

Adyn Lefebvre (4th Grade)

"Adyn is always so helpful and kind toward others. He is always willing to help a friend in need." - Ms. Offer

Aaron Diggs (5th Grade)

"Aaron volunteered to help wipe out the sticky, dirty lunch basket to help out even when it was not his class job! Thanks for stepping up to help, Aaron! We appreciated it!" - Mrs. Schop

Kaylee VanOosterwyk (5th Grade)

"Kaylee is always kind, cooperative and respectful in class! She is adjusting to a new school and making friends with everyone! We are so happy to have you here!" - Mrs. Schop

Keep up the great work, Team Twain!

Who Wants to Work with the BEST STAFF Ever?

Twain Families - We are still hiring for the following part-time and full-time positions at Twain this year:

  • lunch aides
  • SACC workers

Apply HERE on the district site, and please make sure to send me an email to let me know you applied!

OCTOBER Breakfast & Lunch MENUS

Mrs. Laura Woods, Principal

Guiding our Comets to be compassionate, curious, creative citizens who will positively impact the world.

Contact Information:

Main Office Phone: 586-439-6900

Absentee Phone Line: 586-439-6990

(This is a 24-hour recorded line; please leave your child's reason for absence and length of time out. Absences reported to this line ensure most timely and accurate record.)

Fax: 586-439-6801

School Administrative Assistant:

Ms. Beverly Dobosenski (Ms. D.)


Twain Office Hours - 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

School Hours: 8:35am – 3:30pm

First Bell: 8:30 am
Instructional (Tardy) Bell: 8:35 am

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