Note from Taft

Note from Taft


Taft Message 

April 19, 2017 

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On Thursday, April 27th from 5:30-7:30 at Taft Elementary , PATHS will be hosting our annual Literacy and Family Fun Night. Suggested free will admission is one Box Top per person. The evening will include: $2 hot dog meal with chips, cookie and drink(bottled water courtesy of Fareway and Hy-Vee), Book-a-neer theme book fair, pirate themed crafts and activities, HEA book walk, ELL bingo and Title 1 reading room, prize book bags and improv. Volunteers are always welcome. Please contact any PATHS member, school secretary or Emily Lynch at if you could help with this family fun night! Our schools are still collecting Box Tops. Please continue to send in any you have collected during the year for our schools to get credit. We use this money to help fund field trips and educational experiences for our students. Thank you for your support!

Humboldt Schools Spring Fling will be hosted by Mease Elementary on Friday, April 28th from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. All Humboldt County Senior Citizens are invited to attend and meet our students and staff. The day will include presentations and student performances as well as a meal provided by Humboldt Education Foundation. Please RSVP by April 24th by calling the Mease office at 332-3578.

Free Workshop for Parents and Caregivers - The Parent Connection Program is offering the Positive Solutions for Families class in Humboldt starting on Thursday, April 20th. Dinner and childcare is provided and participates get free gifts and children's books. Please see the attached flyer for more detailed information on the program. Contact Angela at 515.293.0652 or email her at to register. The program is limited to the first 12 people who register so contact Angela soon.

PATHS Fundraiser - SCRIP Gift Card Sales - orders are due tomorrow, Thursday, April 20th.  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.  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!

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 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 21- Coins for books due 

April 27- Elementary Literacy Night @ Taft

April 28- Spring Fling @ Mease, 10:00-1:00

May 3- Science Center visiting 3rd grade

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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