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Mark Twain Elementary School
5134 South Lotus Avenue
Chicago, IL 60638

Laura Paull, Principal
Mary Ann Correa, Asst. Principal

Tel: (773) 535-2290
Fax:  (773) 535-2248

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8th Grade - High School Application Process

Calendar ~ October 2015

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CEP Program 2015 / 2016 MarkTwain will continue to participate in the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) program throughout the 2015-2016 school year

LSC 2015/2016 BELL SCHEDULE 2015/2016

Congratulations to Ms. Rutkelis!

Ms. Melisa Rutkelis, Mark Twain’s Music Teacher/Band Director has been chosen to be the All-City South Regional Elementary and High School Director of Bands. All City is a director nominated ensemble of students.


Mark Twain School 
5134 South Lotus Avenue
Mrs. Laura Paull
Mrs. Mary Ann Correa
Assistant Principal
Ms. Jennifer Crall
Assistant Principal
Mrs. Lynne Butler
Mrs. Colleen Reynolds
Ms. Cynthia Steward
Information for New Families 2015 / 2016

School begins on Tuesday, September 8, 2015. It will be a full day so please bring your supplies and lunch if you prefer that to a school lunch.  All students are eligible to receive a free breakfast and lunch at school. Each family will be asked to complete a Family Income form which is used for accounting purposes by the Board of Education and the state.

  School Hours and entry doors  

All students enter through Door #3
Morning Class:      8:30a.m. – 11:05 a.m.
Afternoon Class:   11:55 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.


Students should line up near Door #

Grades 1-8

Students may enter through Door # 3 or Door #7
Doors open at 8:30 a.m. and close at 8:40 a.m.


Students wishing to eat breakfast should arrive at 8:30a.m. All other students should be in
 the building before 8:40 a.m.  A free breakfast is available each day to all interested students.

  School dismissal locations Door#
Preschool/Kindergarten South door of East building – 52nd and Lotus 3
Grades 1 & 2 Northwest doors on Linder near auditorium 9
Grade 3 Northwest doors on Linder near auditorium 10
Grade 4 Center door of East building near playground 5
Grade 5 & 6 West door of East building near playground 4
Grade 7 & 8  Southwest door on Linder near gym 7
Kindergarten dismissal time is 3:15

Grades 1-8 dismissal time is 3:30

After 8:40 a.m. all doors are locked so tardy students must enter the building through the main door on Lotus, Door #1, and stop in the office for a tardy slip before reporting to their classroom. For school safety, all visitors must stop in the office for a pass before proceeding to any area of the school at any time.


School uniform must be worn daily/Gym uniform worn on scheduled days listed below:

Mondays: 257 205 266 207 106 206 166  
Tuesdays: 255 261 202 264 213 101 107 169
Wednesdays: 259 267 201 262 105 204    
Thursdays: 263 203 211 104 111 208 168  
Fridays: 250 265 268 209 103 109 210 167

Homework assignment book ($2.00) can be purchased on the first day of school in the office.
Uniforms may be purchased each day in Room 163:  8:30-9:00 a.m. and 3:00-3:30 p.m.
Parents are asked to call the school if their child is going to be absent or tardy.

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