Mark Twain Elementary Collection of District Materials and Distribution of Student Supplies
I want to begin by expressing how much I miss each and every one of the students and their family members. Thank you so much for being patient and understanding as we have been adjusting and figuring out what works best for each student. I am extremely appreciative of our students, parents, teachers, and staff for their positivity, flexibility and resilience during these trying times.
Due to students not physically returning to school for the remainder of this school year, Mark Twain staff would like to provide a safe-way to return personal materials and collect school materials the week of May 11-15. Because we collect all school supplies at the beginning of the year and share it as a class, school supplies such as crayons and markers will not be returned. If you need specific materials to continue remote learning, please reach out to your child’s teacher and we will make sure we do send those types of items home. You can expect us to be sending home personal clothing items, artwork, and spring pictures. The only materials that we are expecting to be returned from your student are library books.
Spring pictures are in and will be distributed during this time. Each student will be receiving a sample picture. If you did not place an order but now wish to, instructions on how to order will be included with the sample (these orders will ship directly to your house). The factory that produces the yearbooks has been shut down due to COVID-19 and therefore the yearbooks have yet to be printed. The company anticipates them to be printed mid-June. Once we receive the yearbooks, we will reach out to those families that have ordered one. Unfortunately, due to the current situation extra yearbooks will not be available to buy through the school office as they have been in the past.
Below you will find the date, time and location for collection and distribution of materials specific to your child’s teacher. If you are unable to make the assigned time for your child’s teacher and unable to send someone, please contact the classroom teacher to make other arrangements for pick-up and drop off. Student materials that have not been picked up by May 22 will be disposed of properly.
Schedule for parents to pick up and drop off materials
Please note whether your pickup/drop off spot is the front door or back door.
*Front door: please use the drive in front of Mark Twain
*Back door: please use the road north of playground that we use for car pick up after school
Miss Arvidson – Friday, May 15 from 1:00-5:30 (Front door)
Ms. Dennis – Thursday, May 14 from 8:00-12:30 (Front door)
Miss Garcia – Friday, May 15 from 8:00-12:30 (Back door)
Ms. Gentry – Monday, May 11 from 3:30-5:30 (Back door)
Mrs. Hansel – Wednesday, May 13 from 1:00-5:30 (Back door)
Ms. Kuhns – Tuesday, May 12 from 1:00-5:30 (Back door)
Mrs. Oakley – Friday, May 15 from 1:00-5:30 (Back door)
Mrs. Phipps – Wednesday, May 13 from 10:30-3:00 (Front door)
Mrs. Ready – Thursday, May 14 from 1:00-5:30 (Front door)
Mrs. Spainhour – Monday, May 11 from 10:30-3:00 (Back door)
Mrs. Zigler – Thursday, May 14 from 1:00-5:30 (Back door)
During pick-up/drop-off, all staff members will be wearing masks and gloves and we ask that you remain in your vehicle. Please drive up to your assigned door where a staff member will ask for your child’s name and collect school materials you have brought to return. The staff member will go get your child’s personal supplies.
In closing, one of our main focus points for our educators and students during the 2019-2020 school year has been discovering the 7 Habits, and one habit that stands out during these unusual times is “Habit 3: Putting First Things First.” “Putting first things first means organizing and executing around your most important priorities. It is living and being driven by the principles you value most, not by the agendas and forces surrounding you.” Little did we know how important putting first things first would be for all of us this year! Because of this experience and our ability to be proactive and put first things first, I believe we all will be stronger when we come out on the other side of the COVID-19 Pandemic!
With love, Mrs. Titus