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1st Quarter Report Cards
Today, we will distribute 1st quarter report cards to students. We will do this during our 8th period and we hope it serves as a good conversation starter at home about how the first quarter of the school year went. We hope your student has experienced many successes through the first 9 weeks of school and hope they can build on that momentum going forward. If you and your student see areas where improvement is needed, consider having them stay after school to work with a teacher, use their agenda to write down important assignments and dates, and create a home/school calendar to better manage their time.
Grades are always available through ParentVUE, so please take advantage of this tool to help monitor how your child is doing in school. Here are some ways to make sure you are connected:
The Student Information System (SIS) Parent Account Access allows parents access to teacher grade books, attendance information, course history and other useful information.
Please use the parent account registration page to register your account. You will need an activation key to log in for the first time. o Please contact the school if you need a new activation key or are having issues logging onto your ParentVUE Account. Please include your name, email address, student's name, students ID number and a short description of what the issue is.
Please go to https://sisparent.fcps.edu to log in to your ParentVUE Account.
Trouble logging in?
If you are unable to log into ParentVUE, contact the school to verify that your correct email has been added into SIS:
If you have never logged into ParentVUE: 1. Call the school to add your email into SIS – it takes at least 24 hours to update in SIS. 2. Once added into SIS, the school can send out an activation key to the email you have provided. This activation key will include your username, password, and directions for how to log in.
If you forgot your username, contact the school to verify your username.
If you forgot your password, reset your password using the “Forgot Password” button on the ParentVUE login screen.
Twain’s Hunger Games
Team Twain is beginning a two-week-long community event to gather resources for our community Food Bank, Koinonia. Students will earn points for their team from November 8th through November 22nd for participating. Please consider donating an item such as Canned Corn, Canned Tomatoes, Canned Fruit (low sugar), Ketchup, Mustard, Mayonnaise, Salad Dressing, Instant Hot Cereal, Masa, Sugar, Flour, Pancake Mix, and Baking Mix (shelf-stable Items). Donations will be collected in Twain's lobby in the morning and during lunch each day.
A second opportunity to participate in Twain’s Hunger Games as a family is by participating in our 5K Fun Run on November 20th from 10 AM – 12 PM. To register, wear your team Twain color and arrive at Twain's back parking lot at 9:30 AM to pay the registration fee (either a shelf-stable food donation or a cash donation for the Koinonia Community Food Bank). Runners can earn team points by wearing their team's color (Red Cavaliers & Wolverines, Blue Panthers & Lancers, Black Patriots and Eagles, Green Pirates and Hawks). Additionally, the fastest participant for each team will win a Pie as a prize.
We look forward to working together to help address food insecurities in our community.
Odyssey of the Mind
Does your child love to build, create, write, sing or act? Then Odyssey of the Mind might be for them! In this completely student-led activity, students meet to solve problems in creative ways, culminating in an online competition. Students will have a parent supervise them and will meet at a parent’s home. Registration is open now and will run through November 15. The online competition is March 5.
Here is the sign-up form: https://forms.gle/FhdayzeX1wdqihwp9
If you have questions, please contact [email protected]
Twain Birthday Celebration
It’s coming. The PTA will coordinate cupcake donations for November 30, so that all our kids can celebrate Mark Twain’s birthday. Signups to donate cupcakes will be available on November 15. In the meantime, we will need a few volunteers to coordinate receiving cupcake donations and helping to give them out during the lunch periods on the 30th. Please contact our volunteer coordinator Mollee Hansen at [email protected] if you can help.
What’s for dinner?
On November 9 or 10, plan to dine in or get carryout from Olympians Family Restaurant at 6430 Landsdowne Center, Alexandria, Va. Show the flyer below at check out and the restaurant will donate a percentage to the Twain PTA.
Student Monitors Needed
Twain is searching for a few monitors to support our students this school year. The details are below. If you are interested in interviewing for one of these positions, please use the following link to apply: http://careers.fcps.edu/gateway.htm?tg=supp&req=16106BR.
After you have completed the application process send an email to Twain’s Assistant Principal, Melissa Montgomery at [email protected].
Provides supervision of students throughout the school day to include but not limited to the classroom, hallways, lunch, recess, specials and at arrival/dismissal; helps maintain order and discipline and assists in managing the behavior of students; operates technology; performs administrative and noninstructional duties; ensures all layered prevention/safety protocols and procedures are implemented and followed; works with individual and small groups of students.
Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from high school. Must be comfortable managing student behaviors in large and small groups, ensuring all layered prevention/safety protocols and procedures are implemented and followed; and has general familiarity/skills with basic office technology in support of teachers, students, and the classroom.
Hourly Rate: $15.73
4700 Franconia Rd, Alexandria, VA 22310 | Main: 703.313.3700
Attendance: 703.313.3737 | After-School Program: 703.313.3711
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