Note from Taft

Note from Taft


Taft Message 

December 19, 2017 

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Two soccer clinics will be held over the winter break for 1st through 6th graders. The first one will be on December 23rd and the second one on January 2nd at the Alpha Gym – you may come to one session or both sessions.  December 23rd the times are, 1st-3rd: 9:00am-10:30am4th-6th: 10:30am-12:00pm. January 2nd the times are, 1st-3rd: 11:00am- 12:30pm 4th-6th: 12:30pm-2:00pm Cost is $15 for one day, and $25 for both days! Email to hold a spot and bring form the day of the clinic, especially if attending December 23rd! Form is attached. 

Drill Team Clinic/Drill Team Night -  Will be held at the Humboldt High School on Saturday, January 27th for all boys and girls in preschool thru 8th grade.  Registrations are now being accepted at any of the schools with the deadline of Friday, January 5th.  If you have any questions please contact Jessica Fuller at  

December 22nd- there will be a two hour early dismissal on Friday, December 22nd.  The Music Booster's Activities Calendar shows "No School" and "Two Hour Early Dismissal"; this is incorrect.  Taft will dismiss at 1:10 p.m. and there will be No After School Program.

All elementary students will be going to the Humota Theater on either December 21 or 22 to watch the popular movie, The Polar Express.  There will be no cost to the students.  Concessions will not be offered so no money is needed. A letter regarding this PBIS planned event went home with students.  If you do not wish for your child to participate please contact your child's homeroom teacher.

The Giving Tree- each year we support the Humboldt County Food Pantry by asking our students and their families to make a donation in lieu of gift items for teachers and staff members.  This year the food pantry is especially low on canned vegetables and beans, rice, noodles, crackers, tomato items, cooking oil, fruit juices, toothpaste, dish soap and shampoo.  If you'd like to make a donation please bring it to school by December 20th.  Items should be placed under the tree in the hall that was generously donated by Mr. & Mrs. Kay Kollmorgen.  Thank you for consideration and generosity!



Dates to Remember:  

December 20 - Final Day to Bring Giving Tree Donations

December 21 - 3rd & 4th grade to Humota Theater in the P.M.

December 21 - 2nd grade to Tree Walk in afternoon 

December 22 - 1st & 2nd grade to Humota Theather in the A.M.

December 22 - 2 Hour Early Dismissal/No After School Program

January 3 - School Resumes

January 5 - Drill Team Clinic/Drill Team Night Registrations Due

January 9 - AEA Hearing Screenings for 1st & 2nd grade

January 27 - Drill Team Clinic, 9 a.m. to noon at HHS Gym 

January 27 - Drill Team Night, 7 p.m. at HHS Gym 





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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