Note from Taft

Note from Taft


Taft Message 

October 18, 2017 

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From the Business Office - Effective 11/2/2017 the online payment 'convenience fee' (on Infinite Campus) will change to $3.00 per transaction.

Flu Clinic during Parent/Teacher Conferences - Humboldt County Public Health will be at Taft and the Middle School on October 30 and November 2 from 4:00 - 7:30 p.m..  Please contact HCHP with any questions at 515-332-2492.

Youth in 4th grade are invited to explore science. Topics to be explored this year are simple machines, basic chemistry and rockets. The 4-H Science Club of Humboldt County meets the 3rd Monday of each month from 3:45-6:00 p.m. We meet in the back conference room of the Extension building in Humboldt. The science club is an interest club of the Humboldt County 4-H Extension. Please join us on Monday, October 24th 3:45-6:00 (which is not the 3rd Monday).  

Little Dunkers Basketball this is for youth boys and girls in 1st and 2nd grade. You can register by either turning in the flyer sent home with the kids, or online at is Friday, October 27th.  

Parent Teacher Conference Letters have been sent home or will be sent home today with all elementary students.  Please review your scheduled meeting time and return the bottom portion to school with your child by Tuesday, October 24th.  If you need to reschedule your meeting please contact your child's teacher directly.  Thank you.

Light Sticks- the Humboldt HS Drill Team is currently taking orders for light sticks on a string.  Order forms have been sent home with students and they are due back to school by October 20th.  The cost is $2.00 per stick.  Orders will be delivered to the students before Halloween so they can use them when they trick or treat.  If you need a form please contact the school.  Thank you.

PATHS Fundraiser - SCRIP Gift Card Sales - purchase gift cards from various national and local merchants at face value ($50 HyVee gift card costs you $50); this company gives a % back to PATHS for selling their gift cards.  We have sent order forms home with all elementary students to share with their families.  This is NOT intended to be a door to door sale.  If you would like to purchase please complete the order form and return it to school with payment by Thursday, October 19th.  The gift cards will be available for pick up the week of Parent-Teacher Conferences or you can have them mailed to you for additional $1.00 shipping charge.  This is a great way to support your child's school while doing your regular shopping.  If you have questions please contact Tara Goedken or Stephanie Meyer @  Thank you.

Humboldt/Dakota City Chamber Event- Harvest Moonlight Madness - Thursday, October 26th from 4:00-8:00 p.m., Downtown Humboldt.  Free Family Activities and Food & Beverages available at this event.

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. Registration forms are in the office. If you have any questions please contact Craig Orness at 515.890.0508. Registration deadline is Oct. 25th. 

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. October, 19th is the last day to order. 



Dates to Remember:  

October 18 - Bake Sale Sign Up Sheets Due 

October 19 - SCRIP Orders Due

October 20 - Light Stick Orders Due

October 27 - No School; Teacher In-Service

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

October 30 - PATHS Bake Sale during Conferences 

October 30 - SCRIP orders Pick Up during Conferences 

October 30 - Flu Vaccinations during Conferences 

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

November 2 - SCRIP Orders Pick Up before school(7:50-8:15), after school (3:15-3:45) or during Conferences

November 2 - Flu Vaccinations during Conferences 

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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