Announcements and Upcoming Events

After School Program

The Mark Twain After School Program will begin on Monday, September 27. See the link below for the list of After School Clubs. Here is the schedule for the 2020 – 2021 school year:

Monday – 2:30 – 4:45 – Late Bus and Parent Pick Up

Tuesday – 2:30 – 4:45 – Parent Pick Up Only

Wednesday – 2:30 – 4:45 Late Bus and Parent Pick Up

Thursday – 2:30 – 4:45 Late Bus and Parent Pick Up

Friday – 2:30 – 4:45 Parent Pick Up Only

This school year, we will host our first ever After School Program Fair next week on Monday, September 20, Wednesday, September 22 and Thursday, September 23. This will be a great opportunity for the students to attend and see what they will be doing and learning if they choose to participate in a certain club.

Late buses will start next week, Monday, September 20 and transportation will be provided for all eligible students who choose to stay after school.

If a child attends a club at any time and does not enjoy it, they can choose not to go back and try another club. Attendance is never mandatory but in certain clubs it is greatly encouraged to keep momentum that can grow as the clubs meet each week.

If you have any questions, please contact Twain’s After School Specialist, Dominic Amato at  or 703-313-3815.

After School Clubs

World Languages Credit Exam

The 2021 World Languages Credit Exam will be administered on November 16, 17 and 18, at Robinson SS, Centreville HS, and Edison HS. Thirty languages will be included: American Sign Language, Amharic, Arabic, Bengali, Chinese (Mandarin), Farsi, French, German, Greek*, Hebrew*, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Nepali, Pashto, Portuguese*, Punjabi, Russian, Sanskrit, Somali, Spanish, Tagalog, Tamil, Telugu, Tigrinya, Turkish*, Twi, Urdu, and Vietnamese.  *Greek, Hebrew, Portuguese and Turkish will be offered by the Writing Proficiency Test by Language Testing International. Students must be able to read and comprehend exam instructions and writing prompts in the exam language. The Credit Exam requires students to write multiple well-developed essays about personal experiences using complete sentences and at least three cohesive paragraphs. Students earn credit based on the level of proficiency demonstrated by their writing.

Registration is now open and closes on Wednesday, October 13, 2021, at 4 p.m. Late registrations will not be accepted. More information on the WLCE can be found at


PTA Updates

Mark Your Calendars!

PTA Volunteering. Interested in volunteering, but don’t know what’s expected or how time is involved? Join us for a brief 30-minute Zoom call on September 22, from 7:30 to 8 pm, to find out more.

PTA Meeting. Join us for the first PTA meeting of the year. Get an update from Mr. Miller, approve the budget and find out what’s planned for October. Zoom call on September 28, from 7 to 8 pm.

All 2021-22 PTA members (i.e. those who have paid dues) will automatically receive the Zoom link for these meetings. If you are not a current PTA member, email for the link at least one hour before the start time of the meeting(s).

Spirit Night @ Chipotle, October 12, 4 to 8pm. Participate in our first Spirit Night. Please to eat in or carry out from Chipotle and give back to the PTA through your purchases. See event info on Facebook.

Coming soon. Team Twain T-shirts, just like our Twain teachers, will be available for pre-order soon. Like the Twain PTA page on Facebook to get the details as soon as they are available.

Let’s make this year extra special. Join the Twain PTA! Your membership dues fund a variety of programs throughout the year.