Note from Taft

Note from Taft


Taft Message 

October 2, 2017 

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Parent Teacher Conferences will be held October 30 and November 2 from 4:00-7:30 p.m..  Note this is a Monday and Thursday evening since Halloween is Tuesday, October 31st.  Please take a minute to fill out this form Taft Parent Teacher Conference Form by October 2nd. This will give you the opportunity to request which evening will work better for your family.  Thank you to everyone who already responded.  We will try to accommodate as many requests as possible.  In mid-October you will get a notification of your assigned meeting time.

Humboldt Basketball Association will once again be run for Humboldt boys in grades 3-6. This will consist of 6 Saturdays where boys can work with the current Humboldt High School players. See attachment for registration form.  

October 3 & 4 is National Walk to School Days.  If you would like to walk to Taft Elementary on one or both of these days, Mr. Bruder is going to be at the Soccer Field (Also called Old Football Field) on Tuesday, October 3 at 7:30 in the morning.  On October 4 he will be at John Brown Park at 7:30 in the morning.  Join him for a walk to school.

The next PATHS meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 10th at 5:30 p.m. in the Mease Board Room.  All parents of elementary students attending Mease or Taft Elementary are welcome and encouraged to join us for meetings the second Tuesday of every month.  See you there!

Wrestling Apparel Orders- For anyone interested in ordering wrestling clothing.  It will be here in advance of the wrestling season.  Wrestling club put this together for our district.

Wildcat Wrestling Club- Registration and Parent Night will be held on Thursday, October 12th from 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. in the Middle School Cafeteria for wrestlers in grades 1st through 4th Grade.  Registration forms are in the office.  If you have questions please contact Ryan Fredin at 368-0755 or Chris Clarken at 368-1666.

Lifetouch School Pictures will be taken Thursday, October 5th.  Order forms were sent home with all students.  All students will be photographed for the yearbook regardless if they are ordering portraits or not. You can pay for portraits online or send the packet back to school with your child.

Music Booster Activity Calendar - these calendars are for sale in all school offices.  Cost is $5.00.



Dates to Remember:  

October 3 - National Walk to School Day, meet Mr. Bruder at Old Football Field @ 7:30 a.m.

October 4 - National Walk to School Day, meet Mr. Bruder at John Brown Park @ 7:30 a.m.

October 5 - Lifetouch School Pictures

October 12 -Wrestling Club Registration and Parents Night, 4:30-5:30 p.m., Middle School

October 27 - No School; Teacher In-Service

October 30 - Parent Teacher Conferences, 4:00-7:30 p.m.

November 2 - Parent Teacher Conferences, 4:00-7:30 p.m.

November 3 - No School

December 14 - 2nd & 3rd grade Program, 7:00 p.m. HS Auditorium



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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