PTA

Supporting the Twain MS faculty

Join the PTA!

Save time and submit your membership form online and receive an invoice to pay online using your credit or debit card.
Complete your online form here!

PTA Spirit Wear & Events

Check out our PTA Spirit Wear and get information about PTA-sponsored events.
Buy Spirit Wear & get PTA Event info!

 How do I join the PTA? 

It’s never too late to join the PTA, you can join at any point in the year. Membership forms are available at the school on the PTA bulletin board or you can print out the form.  PTA membership is $20 for individuals or $30 for a family membership.  Membership forms and payment may be mailed to the school or sent to the main office with your student.

Join the PTA Online!  Save time and submit your membership form online and receive an invoice to pay online using your credit or debit card.  Simply complete our Google Form.  After submission, you will be emailed an invoice through Square to be able to pay your membership online.

Please note: The MTMS PTA is primarily funded through our membership dues and holds limited fundraisers throughout the school year.  By joining the PTA, your membership dues are greatly helping us achieve our goals for supporting the students and staff at Twain.

For questions about joining the MTMS PTA, please contact our Membership & Volunteer Coordinator, at mtms.volunteers@gmail.com or our PTA President, at mtmspresident@gmail.com.

General Information

What does the MTMS PTA do? 

The primary goal of the MTMS PTA is to support the students and staff at Twain.  This is done in a variety of ways, which include:

  • Working closely with the Twain administration, supporting school programs and taking part in school events.
  • Sponsoring events for students such as the Tiger Night socials and the 8th grade dance.
  • Fulfilling school volunteer needs for events like gym uniform distribution, school pictures, the Turkey Trot, and more.
  • Hosting staff appreciation events and sponsoring the Twain Teacher/Staff Member of the Month.
  • Awarding PTA Mini-Grants to teachers and clubs.
  • Having Twain Spirit Wear available for purchase so that students may show off their Tiger Pride.

PTA Meetings

Please join us for a PTA meeting, as all are welcome to attend!  All meetings are on Thursdays, from 7:00PM-8:00PM. Our meeting schedule for 2018-19 is as follows:

  • Sept. 27th
  • Oct. 18th   
  • Nov. 29th
  • Dec. - No meeting
  • Jan. 24th
  • Feb. - No meeting
  • Mar. 28th
  • April 25th 
  • May 23rd 
  • June - No meeting

All meetings are in the MTMS Library. This information is also on the Events page.

You may view previous Meeting Minutes from past school years.

Volunteer at Twain

Are you interested in becoming more involved with the PTA?  Do you have special skills or some great ideas?  There are many different ways that parents can help the PTA, from helping to plan events, helping with Spirit Wear, or serving on a committee.  No contribution is too small…if you would be willing to help the PTA or are curious as to what jobs are available, please contact the PTA President at mtmspresident@gmail.com or the Membership & Volunteer Coordinator at mtms.volunteers@gmail.com.

The Twain PTA offers a wide range of volunteer opportunities for parents and guardians.  Volunteers are essential to the success of our programs…we cannot do all that we do without parent help!  Please consider giving of your time.  Some of the volunteer opportunities include:

  • Baking for school events, such as Mark Twain’s birthday celebration
  • Assisting with school pictures, gym uniform distribution, hearing & vision screenings, the Turkey Trot, and more
  • Selling Spirit Wear and concessions at events
  • Being a committee member to help plan/coordinate events and programs

We send out volunteer requests via SignUpGenius.com emails. We appreciate as much help as your schedule allows!  For questions and to be added to our volunteer list, please email the Membership & Volunteer Coordinator, at mtms.volunteers@gmail.com.

Contacting the PTA

Twain PTA Officers 

PTA President: Linda Pinkney - mtmspresident@gmail.com 

PTA Vice-President: Audrey June - mtmsvp@gmail.com

PTA Treasurer: Mae Pattison - mtmssecretary@gmail.com

PTA Secretary: Christy Rose - mtmstreasurer@gmail.com

Membership & Volunteer Coordinator: Carin Blair - mtms.volunteers@gmail.com

Chairpersons/Coordinators

8th Grade Dance co-chairs: 

Box Tops: Matt Miglin

Kindness Committee: Andrea Ullmann & Rachael Fielder

Odyssey of the Mind: Megan Brooks- mtmsodyssey@gmail.com

PTA Newsletter: Nicole Olsen - marktwainptanewsletter@gmail.com 

Reflections Program: Christian Nutt mtmsreflections@gmail.com

Special Education Liaison: Michael Montante

Spirit Events Coordinator: Christina Hunt

Spirit Wear: Amanda Hescock - mtms.spiritwear@gmail.com

Staff Appreciation Co-Chairs: Gaye Paloma-Knotts & Cheyna Vrabec

Tiger Night Co-Chairs: Audrey June & Azzra Karrar

Twain Community Night Chair: Iliana Beal

Staff Member of the Month 2017-18

Each month, the administration and the PTA jointly recognize an outstanding teacher or staff member here at Twain. They receive an awesome trophy, a special parking spot for the month, lunch period coverage for a date of their choosing, and a gift card for Panera Bread.  It’s just a small way to say thank you for all that our fantastic teachers and staff members do!

Teacher/Staff Member of Month:

  • Lisa Schwartz (September)
  • Adam Schechter (October)
  • Holly Winer (November/December)
  • Gretchen Linton (January)
  • Daniel Helm (February)
  • Mr. Nguyen (March)
  • Alice Murbock (April) 
  • Wala Osman (May)
  • Jenna Heath (June/August)

Additional PTA Information: 

PTA Bylaws

2018-19 Proposed Bylaws