Note from Taft

Note from Taft


Taft Message 

May 15, 2017 

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Reminder: Taft Track and Field Day is tomorrow Tuesday May 16th.  This is for 3rd and 4th grade. Parents are welcome to come and watch at the High School starting at 12:00 p.m. Students should dress appropriate for activity. Please have them wear good running shoes, no spikes. Please remember to send a bottle of water and sun screen with your child There will be a concession stand available at the field from 12:00-2:45. Hotdogs, candy, popcorn and drinks will be available. Parents please do not send money with your kids. Hy-vee is kindly donating pop for every student again this year. 

Humboldt Community Schools will be offering free breakfast and lunch this summer from June 7 - June 30 at Taft Elementary. There will be a shuttle to Taft from Mease Elementary and the Middle School. See the attachment for shuttle times and times meals will be served.  

Family Fit Night- This is a FREE monthly event in Humboldt for all families intended to promote fitness for all ages through walking, jogging and running.  This will be held the third Wednesday of each month from May through September.  The first night will be Wednesday, May 17th.  See attachment for more information.

Swim Team Sign Up is Wednesday, May 17th from 6-8 p.m. at the Humboldt Family Aquatic Center.  This is for swimmers ages 5 - 18.  If you have any questions please email  Please see this link for additional information:

Swim Lesson Sign Up- registration for swimming lessons will be at the Humboldt Family Aquatic Center on May 17 and 18 from 6-8 p.m. both evenings.  If you cannot make it to either of these days you can sign your child up at the front desk beginning May 28th.  If you have any questions please contact Geoff Bruder at 332-7140 at the pool or call the recreation department at 332-5447. 

Meal Accounts and Other Fees- As we enter the final month of school please be sure that your child's meal account is paid up.  Any money in their meal account will roll into the 2017-18 school year.  Also, if your child has outstanding bills such as registration fees or library book fines those need to be paid before the last day of school.

Last Day of School for Grades Kindergarten thru 11th will be June 1st. We will have a 3 hour early dismissal. 

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:  

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

May 17- Family Fit Night @ 6 p.m., Starting at BIcknell Park

May 17- Swim Team Sign up from 6-8 p.m. at the Aquatic Center 

May 17 & 18- Swim Lesson Sign up from 6-8 p.m. at the Aquatic Center

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, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, religion, marital status or socioeconomic status in its programs, activities, or 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; 515-332-1330 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; web site:"

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