Note from Taft

Note from Taft


Taft Message 

April 12, 2017 

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Reading Connection - see attachment for April edition   

PATHS Fundraiser - SCRIP Gift Card Sales - order forms will be sent home with all elementary students on Wednesday.  This is an opportunity for our elementary families to support our schools by purchasing gift cards.  You purchase the gift cards at face value and the vendors give a percent back to the school for selling their gift cards.  This is not intended to be a door to door fundraiser.    If you would like to order please return the form with payment to either elementary school by Thursday, April 20th.  Orders can be picked up on Thursday, May 4th or you can choose the option to have the gift cards mailed to you.  If you have any questions please contact Shannan Rieck at  Thank you for your continued support of PATHS!

Spring Break - Humboldt Schools will dismiss two hours early on April 13th. There will be no school on Friday, April 14th or Monday, April 17th. School will resume on Tuesday, April 18th.

Pancake Day is April 21st - Our local Lions Club will prepare the pancakes for lunch to be served with sausage, hash browns, baby carrots, juice and milk. If you would like to eat lunch with your child that day please contact the office by 8:30 a.m. so we can be sure to have an accurate count. Mease will have Pancake Day on April 20th. 

Youth Coach Pitch - This is for current 1st and 2nd grade students. Registration forms have been sent home. To register online go to Sign up deadline is May 19th.

3rd-6th Grade Baseball & Softball - Registration forms are being sent home. To register online go to Sign up deadline is May 26th. 



Dates to Remember:   

April 13 - Two hour early dismissal

April 14 - No School; Spring Break

April 17 - No School; Spring Break

April 18 - 1st grade to Stephens Auditorium, Ames; loading bus @ 8:20 a.m.

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

April 20- PATHS gift card orders due

April 21 - Pancake Day @ Taft

April 27- Elementary Literacy Night @ Taft

May 4- PATHS gift card orders available for pick up

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

June 1- Make up Day for March 13th


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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