Note from Taft

Note from Taft


Taft Message 

March 9, 2017 

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Parent Teacher Conferences!!

  • 4:00 - 7:30 p.m. tonight.

  • Please be on time so that the teacher can stay on schedule.

  • If you have forgotten your assigned time or need to make a switch please call the office.

  • The office will be open for parents to make payments on fees, lunch accounts, yearbooks, etc.

  • Check the Lost and Found for missing items.

  • Get your Parent Portal access from the office if you have not already done so.


Daylight saving time will start at 2:00 AM on Sunday, March 12th. Please remember to move your clocks ahead this weekend!

Elementary Yearbook - The deadline has been extended to March 9th so if you still would like to order a yearbook please do so this week. If you need an order form they are available in the Mease or Taft office.

Youth Outdoor Soccer - registration forms were sent home this week. To register online go to Form is attached below. Sign up deadline is March 31st.  

Wildcat  Wrestling Club- there will be a pizza party on Monday, March 13th from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. in the Middle School Cafeteria.  Please bring your singlets to turn in.  Details of the club's fundraiser with the Chamber will also be presented on Monday evening.

Save the Date- 4th and 5th grade Spring Concert is scheduled for Thursday, April 20th at 7:00 p.m. at the High School Auditorium. The 4th grade will perform at the beginning of the concert with the 5th grade operetta to follow.  

Preschool Round Up - Will take place on Thursday, March 16th.  This will be a come and go event running from 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. at Mease Elementary.  Children must be 4 years old by September 15, 2017 to enroll in 4 year old preschool at Mease.  HCSD receives a statewide voluntary preschool grant so we are able to offer FREE preschool.  To register for Preschool Round Up please contact Michelle Thomas  If you have questions prior to the event please call 515-332-3578 to talk to Principal Bruder or Mrs. Johnson, our preschool coordinator.

Kindergarten Round Up will be held at Mease Elementary on Friday, March 17th.  Please contact Michelle Thomas at to register a child for this event.  Children must be five years old by September 15, 2017 to be eligible for kindergarten.  If you have any questions please contact Principal Bruder or Mrs. Thomas at 515-332-3578.


Dates to Remember:   

March 9- Elementary Yearbook Orders Due

March 9- Parent Teacher Conferences 4-7:30 p.m. 

March 10- No School

March 14- PATHS Meeting, 5:30 p.m. @ Mease Board Room

March 16- Preschool Open House, 4:30-6:30 p.m. 

March 17- Kindergarten Round Up/No School @ Mease

April 20- 4th/5th grade Spring Concert, 7:00 p.m. @ High School Auditorium

April 27- Elementary Literacy Night @ Taft

May 25- Make Up Day for January 10th

May 26- Make Up Day for January 17th

May 29- Memorial Day- No School

May 30- Make up Day for January 25th

May 31-Make up Day for February 24th


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 (for employment), sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status (for programs), socioeconomic status (for programs), national origin, disability, or religion in its educational programs and 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;, 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; website: or Director of the Office for Civil Rights U.S. Department of Education, Citigroup Center, 500 W. Madison Street, Suite 1475, Chicago, IL 60661-7204,312-730-1560-Fax

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