Mease Message 10/20/23

Mease Message

October 20 , 2023

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Note from Mrs. Haselhuhn:

Good afternoon!

With conferences next week, we wanted to remind everyone about our report cards (this was shared in our welcome-back letter in August.)

  • We will only report twice per year instead of three times per year.  These reports will occur in February and at the end of the year.  There are only about 40 instructional days before the first conferences, so there were a lot of NAs on the report card.  The focus of our conferences will be on observed behaviors, beginning-of-the-year assessments, and classroom work/observations.
  • All grade levels have the same behavior expectations (K-4) along with the same grading scale.  This will help parents and teachers to see progress from year to year. The academic scale will be B, P, M, and NA (Beginning, Progressing, Meeting, and Not Assessed.)  The behavior scale will be 1 (Rarely), 2 (Sometimes), and 3 Almost Always.
  • Instead of broad categories, like reading comprehension, each grade level will report on their identified priority standards in reading and math.  There will be approximately 6-8 specific standards/skills that are reported in each subject.  This isn’t all that is taught, but these are the crucial standards and skills we intervene directly upon. 

Weather permitting, students will participate in a hayrack ride on November 2nd. Our fall parties are scheduled for November 3rd; this will be 30-45 minute fall-themed party in their classroom.  Kindergarten will get more specific information out to you in the next week or two.

Big thank you to Wempens Garden Center for passing out flowers to all the teachers for Pedal It Forward Day. It was greatly appreciated and put a smile on our faces. 

Reminder: We will dismiss 2 hours early, at 1:15, on Monday the 23rd AND Thursday the 26th.  We will NOT dismiss early on Wednesday but will hold a full day of school with dismissal at 3:15. No School on Friday October 27th.

If your child is in need of winter gear, F.U.E.L. has resources to help. Contact the office or Student Services, 515-332-1430 ext.6234.

Humboldt County Extension and Outreach will be starting the Clover Kids program. Clover Kids is offered to Kindergarten through 3rd grade students. Registration forms will be sent home. Clover Kids

PATHS has SCRIP cards available anytime in our school office. Thank you for supporting Local & helping our students!  Purchasing these gift cards helps to fund educational experiences for our students. Stop into the office to purchase the gift cards. These will also be available to purchase during conferences. Cards Available

F.U.E.L. will be accepting donations during conferences in the middle school cafeteria on Monday and by Room 1 in the high school on Thursday. The following hygiene items are needed: shampoo, conditioner, body wash, kids shampoo & body wash, kids toothpaste, and tide pods laundry detergent. See link for more options. Monetary donations are also welcome. Thank you for supporting our students!

Public Health will be offering flu shots during conferences! Flyer They will be located at Taft & the Middle School. Consent Form

Lunch reminder – if you plan to eat with your child, you need to call the office by 9 AM so that we can get an accurate lunch count.  We will not be able to serve adult lunches if you have not called ahead.

October Breakfast Menu

October Lunch Menu

October Activity Calendar

Dates to Remember:

Oct 23 – PK-12 Conferences – 2 HR Early Out

Oct 26 – PK-12 Conferences – 2 HR Early Out

Oct 27 – No School; Conferences Compensatory

Nov 3 – Fall Parties

Nov 12 – PATHS meeting at 5:30 at Mease Library

Nov 22-24 – No School; Thanksgiving Break

“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, Michelle Thomas, Assistant Finance Manager, 401 13th Street South, Humboldt, IA 50548; 515-332-1330 or the Iowa Civil Rights Commission, Director of the Office for Civil Rights, Chicago Office, U.S. Department of Education, John C. Kluczynski Federal Building, 230 S. Dearborn Street, 37th Floor, Chicago, IL 60604,

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