Preschool Registration for School Year 2023 - 2024 Application Opens. 
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Kindergarten pre-registration for School Year 2023-2024 begins.
Register for an appointment at Twain Kindergarten Pre-Registration

Self-Screening Health Questions
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Summer Opportunities 2023

May 2023 Newsletter

Mark Twain Registration Information 2023-2024

Classroom Newsletters
MAY 2023

2022-2023 Welcome Information For New Families

2022 / 2023 SUPPLY LIST

2022/2023 Twain Parent Handbook

Breakfast/Lunch Menus

COVID-19 Family Resources
  • Weekly COVID 19 Testing: TWAIN’s COVID testing day/time is Thursday from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm. 

    Registration is a one-time process so once students have registered, they do not have to re-register for future testing.. Parents/guardians may register their children with the following link:

    Student Registration:

  • Travel Guidance Eng | Esp
  • What happens when someone tests
    positive for COVID-19 in CPS? Eng | Esp
  • How does contact tracing work? Eng | Esp
  • COVID-19 Protocol for Families Eng | Esp


Weekly COVID 19 Testing: TWAIN’s COVID testing day/time is Thursday from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm. 

Registration is a one-time process so once students have registered, they do not have to re-register for future testing.. Parents/guardians may register their children with the following link:

Student Registration: CLICK HERE

The Preschool Application for the
2022/2023 School year Eng | Esp

Visit the PAC Website

According to CPS policy, students entering 6th grade must have a new physical health examination and updated immunizations for Tdap and Meningitis (as of age 11). All 5th grade students must submit a copy of their updated physical and immunization record to the main office prior to receiving their sixth grade room assignment. Updated records can be submitted to the main office, Monday through Friday, 8:00am - 2:00pm.

  • Understanding your rights as parents/guardians of a diverse learner. ODLSS Eng || Esp
  • All Student Meals are Free Every Day! Eng || Esp


Counselor Updates


May 22, 2023

Dear TWAIN Community,

Chicago Public Schools (CPS) is committed to keeping you informed of the most current developments regarding COVID-19. A person who was in our school building on May 22, 2023 tested positive for COVID-19. We are sending this notification for your awareness, and you do not need to take any further action at this time. If you have been identified as a close contact, you should have received a separate notification from the Office of Student Health and Wellness with additional information.

As a reminder, we can slow the spread of COVID-19 as a CPS school community by getting vaccinated, social distancing whenever possible, signing up for weekly testing at school, wearing masks in public spaces including schools, washing our hands thoroughly, and avoiding close contact with people who are sick.

The best way to keep you and your child safe from COVID-19 is to get vaccinated. Vaccines are safe, effective, and available to everyone ages six months and up. To find a vaccine appointment, you can search, text your ZIP code to 438829, call 1-800-232-0233, or visit

CPS also strongly encourages families to sign their child up for weekly COVID-19 testing at school by visiting If you need help locating medical care or have any CPS-specific questions, please visit or reach out to the Healthy CPS Hotline at 773-553-KIDS (5437), which is staffed 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

I am here to support you as we move forward together as one healthy, supportive, and engaged school family.


TWAIN Administration

Estimado comunidad de la Escuela TWAIN,

Las Escuelas Públicas de Chicago (CPS) se comprometen a mantener a las familias y al personal informados acerca de los acontecimientos más actuales sobre el COVID-19. Una persona que se encontraba en el edificio May 22, 2023, dio positivo por COVID-19. Le hemos enviado esta notificación para informarle acerca de este caso e indicarle que no se le requerirá tomar ninguna medida adicional de su parte. Si usted ha sido identificado como un contacto cercano, la Oficina de Salud y Bienestar Estudiantil le estará enviando un comunicado con información adicional.

Deseamos recordarles que podemos combatir la transmisión del COVID-19 como comunidad escolar al recibir la vacuna, manteniendo el distanciamiento social siempre que sea posible, haciendo uso de mascarilla en público, lavándose bien las manos y evitando el contacto cercano con personas enfermas.

Para obtener actualizaciones y/o recursos del distrito, visite Si necesita ayuda para encontrar atención médica o tiene alguna pregunta específica de CPS, comuníquese con la línea directa de ‘Healthy CPS’ al 773-553-KIDS (5437), quienes cuentan con personal disponible para atenderle de lunes a viernes en horario de 8:00 a.m. a 5:00 p.m.

Estoy aquí para apoyarles a medida que avanzamos juntos como una familia escolar saludable, solidaria y comprometida.


Administración de la escuela TWAIN

Online Educational Resources & Tools

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Reading Resources



The Lexile Framework: Finding the right book for your reading level:


Storyline Online: Popular books read by Celebrities


The Chicago Public Library


Reading Committee

The goal of the Mark Twain’s Reading Committee is to keep our students Reading! Reading! Reading! The activities planned throughout the school year, 2019-2020, are reminders to keep motivated with reading.
Remember, students become better readers by reading! So, put down those electronic devices and open up a book!

Reading Campaigns

*Fall into Reading: PreK -5th grade, September to November 1st 2019
*Pizza Hut: K-6th grade, October 2019 to March 2020
*Great America Reading Challenge: K-6th grade, January to March 2020
*Chipotle Reading Challenge: K-8th grades, Spring
*Battle of the Books: 4-6th grade and 7-8th gradetime TBD

Your teachers will provide you with the current information regarding these Reading Campaigns as the school year continues.


Mrs. Sorich's
Reading Corner

Read Alouds

March 2021

February 2021

January 2021











2/18/21: Congratulations to Mr. Bennett, Twain's Media Arts teacher, and his students, Emilia, Joanna, and Nina, who were recently recognized in The Department of Arts Newsletter in celebration of their excellent work!
We are so proud of them.

8th Emilia Bielanski

8th Joanna Benitez-Nunez


2/1/2021: Water Quality Testing Results for Mark Twain Elementary School ENG | ESP
Get the Facts

iPad Parent Workshop, K-2

Mark Twain Elementary School

5134 South Lotus Avenue
Chicago, IL 60638
Tel: (773) 535-2290
Fax: (773) 535-2248

Laura Paull, Principal
Jennifer Crall, Asst. Principal

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