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03/08/2018

Mease Message

March 8, 2018

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Please read the March Edition of  Reading Connection -Tips for Reading Success for Beginners. 

PATHS will have available to purchase the following gift cards: Hy-vee, Fareway, Vinny's, Pasquale's, Miller's Landing, Hardee's, Dairy Queen, Subway, Amazon, Bath and Body Works, and Target at conferences on March 20th and 22nd.  By purchasing these gift cards you will help support our parent group's efforts to fundraise for our elementary schools.  You can also order from additional vendors by using the paper order form that was sent home with your student.  These paper order are due today.  

Menu Changes - The menu from March 8th will be served on March 14th and the March 14th menus will be omitted.  Thank you for your understanding and patience when menus are changed due to school closings and delays.

Opera Iowa is coming to HCSD!  On Friday, March 9th the Des Moines Metro Opera will be here to perform Jack and the Beanstalk for our students.   

Kindergarten Round Up is March 15th.  Sessions are 8:30 - 11:00 for children whose last names begin with the letters A - M and 12:30 - 3:00 for children whose last names begin with N - Z.  There is no school transportation available for Round Up.  If your child is unable to come to Round Up or needs to come to the other session please contact Michelle Thomas at mthomas@humboldt.k12.ia.us to help assist us in our planning.  Remember there is NO SCHOOL at Mease on March 15th so that teachers and students can participate in Round Up.  Thank you.  

No After School Program on March 29th due to the two hour early out for spring break.  

Elementary Yearbooks - order forms were sent home with all students who have NOT already pre-ordered a 2017-18 Elementary Yearbook.  If you would like to purchase a yearbook please send the order form along with payment back to school no later than March 22nd.  The cost for a yearbook is $10.00.  Cash or check payable to Humboldt Schools are accepted.  Yearbooks will be distributed prior to the last day of school.  If you need an order form please contact the school office.   

PATHS Meeting - our next parent group meeting is Tuesday, March 13 at 5:30 p.m. in the Mease Board Room.  Any parent of an elementary student is welcome to come.  We will be discussing the Elementary Literacy Night in April, SCRIP program, Box Tops and other upcoming PATHS sponsored events.   

Spring Break - School will dismiss two hours early on Thursday, March 29th.  There will be NO AFTERNOON PRESCHOOL on this day.  There will not be school on Friday, March 30th or Monday, April 2nd.  The offices will be closed these days.  Classes resume on Tuesday, April 3rd. 

Preschool Open House will be held at Mease on Tuesday, March 27th.  This Come and Go event will be held from 4:30 - 6:30 p.m..  Boys and girls who will be 4 years old by September 15th are eligible for our preschool program.  Preschool is a half day, five days a week program.  Please contact Michelle Thomas at 515-332-3578 ext. 6515 or email her at mthomas@humboldt.k12.ia.us to sign up for the Open House.  You can also find more information about our early childhood program at http://www.humboldt.k12.ia.us/en/district_mission_beliefs_report_cards_apr/early_childhood_learning_center/ 

Dates to Remember: 

March 8 - SCRIP Orders Due

March 9 - Opera Iowa Performances for All Elementary Students

March 13 - PATHS Meeting, 5:30 p.m. @ Mease Board Room

March 15 - Kindergarten Round Up/No School at Mease

March 16 - No School; Teacher In-Service

March 20 - Parent Teacher Conferences, 4-7:30 p.m.

March 20 - Pick Up SCRIP orders during P-T Conferences

March 22 - Last Day to Order Elementary Yearbook

March 22 - Pick Up SCRIP orders during P-T Conferences

March 22 - Parent Teacher Conferences, 4-7:30 p.m.

March 23 - No School

March 27 - Preschool Open House, 4:30-6:30 p.m.

March 29 - 2 Hour Early Dismissal; No PM Preschool

March 29 - No After School Program

March 30 - Spring Vacation; No School

April 2 - Spring Vacation; No School

May 1 - EC-5 and KG Spring Program @ HHS Auditorium

May 25 - Make Up Day for January 11th Snow Day

May 28 - Memorial Day; No School

May 29 - Make Up Day for January 22nd Snow Day

May 30 - Make Up Day for February 19th Snow Day

May 31 - Make Up Day for March 6th Snow Day

SCHOOL DELAYS, EARLY OUTS, CANCELLATIONS - you should be getting a phone call, text or email depending on how your have your parent account set up in Parent Portal.  We also use the following means to communicate to the public.  Radio stations FM 97.7, FM 94.5 and FM 96.9 and TV WHO Channel 13.  We also have the school hotline that you can call at any time 332-9700.

"It is the policy of the Humboldt Community School District not to discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, religion, marital status or socioeconomic status in its programs, activities, or employment practices as required by the Iowa Code section 216.7.  If you have questions or grievances related to compliance with this policy please contact the Humboldt Community School District, Lisa Thul, Assistant Finance Manager, 23 3rd St N, PO Box 130, Dakota City, IA 50529; 515-332-1330 or the Iowa Civil Rights Commission, Grimes State Office Building, 400 E. 14th St., Des Moines, IA 50319-1004; phone number 515-281-4121, 800-457-4416; web site: http://www.state.ia.us/government/crc/index.html.""

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