Note from Taft

Note from Taft


March 14, 2017 

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Parents,  Thank you for the wonderful attendance at Parent-Teacher Conferences. The teachers and I thoroughly appreciate everything you do. I did not get to see everyone of you personally, but the many conversations I was able to have with you were enjoyable. We are proud of our students and our school district, and we applaud you for your genuine support. We are into our last third wave of our school year. Mother Nature did tack on one more school day, and that means the last day for students will be June 1. If anything comes up this last trimester do not hesitate to contact us. As always, you are very welcome to visit school and maybe even have lunch with us.  The students do enjoy when we have visitors.

Mr. Bruder


Lunch Menu Change Due to the snow day yesterday TODAY we served Monday's menu of pork patty on a bun, potato smiles, squash and applesauce.  Tomorrow we will serve the menu as written.  Thank you for your understanding.

Wildcat  Wrestling Club CHANGE- there will be a pizza party TONIGHT, March 14th from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. at Taft Gym.  Please bring your singlets to turn in.  If you do not turn in your child's singlet you will be billed $65 by the club.  Details of the club's fundraiser with the Chamber will also be presented.

PATHS Meeting - TONIGHT in the Mease Board Room at 5:30 p.m..  Agenda items include Box Tops, SCRIP, Literacy Night in April and Teacher Appreciation week in May.  All parents of elementary students are welcome to attend.  See you there!

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.  

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 14 - Wildcat Wrestling Club Pizza Party, 5:30-6:30 @ Taft Elem

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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