The Mark Twain Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) is more than just an organization; it's a vibrant community of parents and teachers coming together to actively support our school. We take immense pride in our role in enhancing the educational experience for every child at Mark Twain Elementary.
Our mission is simple yet profound: We strive to maximize each child's potential, create fun and exciting events within the school, and keep parents informed about school happenings. By doing so, we foster an environment where every student can flourish.
What We Do:
Classroom Assistance & Playground Supplies: The PTO proudly sponsors assistance to teachers, creating an enriched classroom experience for our students. We believe that providing teachers with the tools they need is an investment in the future of our children. The PTO recognizes that a student’s experience also needs to be fun! The PTO purchases playground balls for all students to use.
- Fundraisers: We organize fundraisers to secure supplemental educational materials and unforgettable experiences that broaden the horizons of our students. These materials and experiences help us achieve the highest level of education for every child.
- Social Interaction: At Mark Twain, we believe in the importance of both school and family social interaction. The PTO hosts events that bring our community together, creating memories that will last a lifetime.
- Information Sharing: We provide a non-biased forum for sharing information on issues that impact our children. This open communication channel ensures that everyone's voice is heard, creating a supportive and informed community.
- Investments in Mark Twain: We are a funding source for certain school enhancements and look for ways to make Mark Twain a better learning environment. The PTO partnered with community members and built a new outdoor shade structure during the 2023-24 school year.
Events We Sponsor and Host:
- Fun Run
- Family Fun Nights, including BINGO and movie nights Trunk or Treat
- Selfies with Santa
- Special Assemblies and Enrichment Activities
- Teacher Appreciation Week
- Wildcat Spirit Gear Sales
Our events are designed to make your child's journey through school a memorable one. We create opportunities for families to bond, learn, and grow together.
We believe that a strong school community is essential for the success and well-being of our children. The Mark Twain PTO welcomes you to join us in creating a supportive, enriching, and engaging environment for every student.