Taft Message 2/2/2024

Taft Message

February 2, 2024

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Good afternoon!

It’s hard to believe that February is upon us!  The weather has been phenomenal this week and most of the snow has melted from the playground.  The mud should be pretty well dried up over the weekend.  Snowpants and boots can remain at home until our next snowfall; this helps declutter lockers/hallways.

Our conference schedule is now live.  Conferences will take place on the 20th and 22nd of February.  Please sign up for a slot at this link: https://www.myconferencetime.com/humboldt/ 

2023-2024 Class composites are ready to download! 

Link: https://www.midwestportraits.net/proofing/taft-23-24  The password is taft

Preschool and Kindergarten Round Ups are coming soon! More information will be sent home as dates approach. If your child is in Kindergarten this year, there will be NO SCHOOL on March 8th. If you have a current Preschooler, your student is automatically signed up for Kindergarten Roundup. No need to register using the link below. If you know of any families that would like to bring their child to Mease next year, please share the links below!

Registration Links:

Preschool Roundup is March 12th Drop in anytime between 4:30- 6:30 (Weather Make-Up Date: March 26th)

Preschool Round Up : https://forms.gle/haZZ5YZ5PKb3K2Pf6

Kindergarten Roundup is March 8th. There will be an AM and PM session. (Weather Make-Up Date: March 15th)

 Kindergarten Round Up: https://forms.gle/uiqqJazd5xFoti7WA

(those currently attending preschool don’t have to complete).

Upcoming Parenting Workshops Offered Online from The Science of Parenting

AMES, Iowa – Research conducted by Zero to Three (2016), found that parents need and want information and support. Eighty percent of parents work to be better parents, and 69 percent of parents say if they knew more parenting strategies, they would use them. Despite this motivation, however, almost half of parents say they aren’t getting the support they need during times of stress.

The Science of Parenting team from Iowa State University has scheduled online workshops to help parents learn strategies to use.

The four workshops being offered in February are “Understanding Research and Reality,” “Understanding Temperament,” “Children’s Ages and Parenting Stages,” and “Positive Discipline.”

These workshops all focus on the objective of sharing research-based information that fits each family’s own reality. In the first workshop, you will discover how we can connect what research is telling us about parenting to our everyday lives. The second workshop is all about temperament – or the unique traits we all have and how to navigate them. The third helps parents and caregivers better understand child development, and the fourth addresses the common question of “How do I practice positive discipline and manage my child’s behavior?”.

“Understanding Research and Reality” will be Thursday, Feb. 8 online from noon to 1:00 p.m. Registration is online athttps://go.iastate.edu/2K4XRF. This workshop is approved for foster parent credit hours. 

“Understanding Temperament” will be held online Thursday, Feb. 15, from noon to 1:00 p.m. Register online at https://go.iastate.edu/KXFK2A.

“Children’s Ages and Parenting Stages” will take place online Thursday, Feb. 22, from noon to 1:00 p.m. Register online athttps://go.iastate.edu/SVL0RE.

“Positive Discipline” is scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 29, online from noon to 1:00 p.m. Register online athttps://go.iastate.edu/UHJQP6. This workshop is approved for foster parent credit hours.

These workshops are free for participants, but you are asked to register ahead of time to receive the class link and materials.

For more information, visitwww.scienceofparenting.org. Contact Morgan Newell with any questions at mnewell@iastate.edu or call/text 515-991-5892.

Do you have an event you’d like to promote on the Humboldt Schools website? We now have a place where you can do so. It’s called Virtual Backpack, the website link is https://www.humboldt.k12.ia.us/parents-students/digital-backpack/

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.

February Breakfast Menu

February Lunch Menu

February Activity Calendar

Dates to Remember:

February 15 – 3rd Grade Music Program

February 16 – No School; Staff Development

February 20 – PK-12 Conferences – 2 HR Early Out

February 22 – PK-12 Conferences – 2 HR Early Out

February 23 – No School – Conference Compensatory

March 21 – Literacy Night

March 28 – No School; Staff Development

March 29 – No School – Good Friday

April 1 – No School – Easter

“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, Telephone: (312) 730-1560, Facsimile: (312) 730-1576, Email: OCR.Chicago@ed.gov