Note from Taft

Note from Taft


Taft Message 

October 20, 2017 

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Message from Mr. Bruder -   After much consideration and deliberation, we have decided there will be no Halloween parade at Taft Elementary. The students may have a little party or movie in their classrooms but we will not have students in costume. With our new addition under construction, our parade would have needed to be altered and shortened. After weighing other possibilities, the most obvious conclusion was best to not have the parade. We realize this is disappointing to some and others are relieved of this decision for different reasons. We thank you for respecting our decision and are sure the boys and girls who go out and Trick & Treat on Halloween evening will be able to enjoy their costumes and collecting of candy and treats.

Pheasants Forever Youth Day scheduled for tomorrow has been cancelled due to weather forecast (windy and chances of rain). It will not be rescheduled.

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- Today is the last day to order Light Sticks on a String from the HHS Drill Team.  Cost is $2.00 per light stick.  Order forms are available in the office.  Light sticks will be delivered before Halloween for children to use for trick or treating if they like.

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. 


Dates to Remember:  

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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