Comets' Corner

Sunday, October 17, 2021

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Picture Retakes

All students who ordered school pictures should have received them at school on Thursday or Friday. Picture Retakes will be on Monday, November 8th. Additional information will be forthcoming.

Benchmark Testing Complete; Intervention Supports Starting Soon

Over the course of the last several weeks, our teachers and staff were busy conducting fall benchmark testing with every child in our school. This testing consists of a series of reading and math screening assessments that help us gain a big picture of each child's strengths and possible areas requiring additional support.

Our teachers and intervention staff are working together to schedule support services for students that are identified as Tier 2 or Tier 3 for needing needing additional math or reading instruction throughout the day. This additional instruction is research-based and delivered by trained interventionists or teachers within our building each day.

Families of students who are being scheduled for additional support services should have received a letter last week to be signed and returned. We are looking forward to working to accelerating learning for all of our Comets!

If you have questions about your child's benchmark data or the interventions they've been assigned to, please reach out to our Title I Coordinator, Mrs. Julie Twardy, at

Halloween at School 2021

  • Parade: A short Halloween Parade will take place beginning at 10:00AM on Friday, October 29th. Weather permitting, we will parade out the main doors and parade around the building. Families are welcome to come and watch our costume parade outdoors and take pictures. PLEASE NOTE: In the event of inclement weather, our parade will be canceled.

  • Classroom Activities: Classrooms/grade levels will be planning for Halloween activities either before or after the parade. If teachers request parent volunteers to help facilitate the classroom activities, all volunteers will have to submit a Background Check and a Volunteer Code of Ethics Form. Stay tuned for more information from you child's teacher regarding Halloween activities.

  • Costumes: Students may come to school in costume on Friday, October 29. (We don't have enough staff/ space for students to change at school.)They can stay in costume for the duration of the day. Costumes need to be school appropriate and cannot depict violence or blood/gore. No fake weapons are allowed in school (i.e. toy guns, swords, blades, etc). Costume masks can be worn for the parade (as long as students can safely see), but they may not be worn throughout the day. For costumes that have short skirts/shorts, leggings or pants need to be worn underneath.


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.***


  • Wednesday, October 20 - MTPC Meeting at 6:30pm in Gym
  • Monday, October 25 - 6th Grade Camp
  • Friday, October 29 - Early Release Day (1:30 Dismissal)
  • Tuesday, November 2 - No School (Election Day)
  • Monday, November 8 - Picture Retake Day
  • Wednesday-Friday, November 24-26 - Thanksgiving Break (No School)
  • Thursday, December 2 - Half Day (12:00 Dismissal)
  • Friday, December 3 - Half Day (12:00 Dismissal)
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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.

Ian Davis (2nd Grade)

"Ian worked so hard problem solving this week. He showed respect and kindness to others that struggled making good choices at recess. Ian, I’m so proud of you and hope that others can learn from your example." - Mrs. Barker

Paisley Rickle (2nd Grade)

"Paisley is a go getter in my class. She is always there to help others and to help me. I can count on her whenever I need her. Thanks Paisley! I don’t know what I would do without you." - Mrs. Barker

Mrs. Cracchiolo's Class (3rd Grade)

"My third graders worked hard this week to catch up on Zearn. Most students got at least 5 lessons done. Way to go, third graders!" - Mrs. Cracchiolo

James Epifanio (4th Grade)

"James has been an awesome buddy to one of our classmates this week. Thanks for your kindness and cooperation, James. Keep up the great work!" - Ms. Offer

Londyn Lawson (5th Grade)

"Londyn does an excellent job of staying focused in class, putting forth good effort, and asking questions when she needs help! Keep it up!" - Mrs. Lombard

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
  • Food Service: Mark Twain Hot Server (7.5 hours/day)

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

Gleaners Food Distribution Continues

FPS are excited to announce that we have extended our partnership with Gleaners. They will continue to be set up in the FHS parking lot on the following dates:

  • October 28
  • November 11

If you are in need of food assistance, you can find pantries in your area by visiting

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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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