Note from Taft

Note from Taft


Taft Message 

April 25, 2017 

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Be sure to stop by the Book Fair Thursday night during Literacy Night from 5:30-7:30 at Taft. You can also shop the Book Fair online! The web address is Just type in our zip code(50548) and choose Taft Elementary. Scroll to the bottom of the page and choose "Shop Now". The book fair will allow us to get new books for both Mease and Taft Elementary. I hope to see you Thursday night! - Ms. Kehoe, Elementary Librarian

Elementary Yearbooks Are Here! Parents can pick up pre-ordered yearbooks at either school today.  We will be sending the rest of the pre-ordered yearbooks home with students on Wednesday. We ordered a limited number of extra yearbooks which will be sold for $10.00 each while supplies last.  These extras are available in both elementary offices.

CORRECTION- National Bike to School Day is May 10th(not May 6th).  If you would like to ride your bike to Taft Elementary with Mr. Bruder and some other adults please join them at John Brown Park by 7:30 a.m..  Mease students who choose to participate in the ride will need to have a parent ride along.

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!

HHS Baseball Apparel - Attached is information about ordering baseball clothing for anyone interested. Order Deadline is May 5th. 

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 27- Elementary Literacy Night @ Taft

April 27- Middle School Staff comes to visit 4th grade

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 8- 4th grade visits the Middle School

May 10- National Bike to School Day from John Brown @ 7:30 a.m.

May 16- Track and Field Day for 3rd and 4th grade 

May 25- Make Up Day for January 10th

May 26- Make Up Day for January 17th

May 26- 4th grade to Grotto

May 26- 2nd grade to Dolliver Park

May 29- Memorial Day- No School

May 30- Make up Day for January 25th

May 30- 2nd grade to Dolliver Park Rain Date

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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