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Taft Message

February 12, 2021


Taft Message

February 12, 2021

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A note from Mr. Fedders:


Good afternoon, Taft families!

It’s been a busy week here at school, with the majority of our recesses occurring inside.  This has led to a lot of build up energy and excitement, which concluded with our Valentine’s Day Party on Friday!  As a reminder, we stay inside for recess when our “feels like” temperatures are zero degrees and below.  The cold looks like it will continue into next week, so please continue to send snow pants, boots, gloves, and hats with your child, just in case our temperatures rise above this level.  Thank you!


Weekly Highlights:

1st grade - Students are comparing and contrasting how school was long ago and now.

2nd grade - Students made it outside for recess 1 day, and they got to celebrate our friendships with Valentines.

3rd grade - Students have been working so hard to put together all their songs, actions, and individual parts for the music program.

4th grade - Students have been working hard this week to gain a better understanding of how to measure angles using a protractor.


We will hold our spring elementary conferences in-person.  Please sign up using this link:  If you feel more comfortable with a zoom or phone conference, please contact your child’s teacher, and this can be arranged.  We do ask that only parents and the student attend conferences to limit the number of people within our buildings.  We also ask that 1st and 2nd grade families enter the building through the main entrance; 3rd and 4th grade families please enter through the west doors near the 3rd and 4th grade wing.  Masks are required in the building!


With the colder weather here, please help your students remember warm coats, hats, gloves, snow pants and boots. If you are in need of assistance obtaining these items, please contact your child’s teacher or Ms. Hardgrove at or 332-3216, as we have received a generous donation of various items and can also recommend different programs in the community.


Parent Portal - we are looking at doing 2021-2022 registration online through our student information system (Infinite Campus). To be able to register you will need to have your parent portal set up. If you do not have a parent portal account set up yet please contact Mrs. Hartmann; she will email you instructions.   


Free and reduced meals: If already receiving benefits you do not need to re-apply. You can find the instructions and applications for free and reduced price meals on our website or at the following links: Information or Information-Spanish. If you have any questions, please contact your child’s school.


Round Up for 2021-2022 Preschool will be held on March 1st from 4:30 -7:00 p.m. Children who will be four years old by September 15, 2021 are eligible for FREE Preschool at Mease. If you would like to attend the Round Up with your child please complete the following form Then Mrs. Thomas will send you a link to sign up for a time slot for the Round Up on March 1st.


2021-2022 Kindergarten Round Up will be on March 12th. If you have a child that does not attend preschool at Mease, but will be coming to Mease for EC-5 or Kindergarten in the fall please contact Mrs. Thomas at to get on the list.


Elementary Yearbooks - You can still purchase an elementary yearbook for the 2020-2021 school year. Cost is $17.00.  Please send payment to school by March 1st.  Please make checks payable to Humboldt Schools.  If you’d like to pay online please contact Cassie Hartmann at She will add the fee to your child’s account so you can pay for it online.  Yearbooks will be delivered by April 16, 2021.  The yearbook will  include both Mease and Taft schools.  


February Breakfast/Lunch Calendar


February Activities Calendar


Dates to Remember:

February 12: Valentine’s Day Party

February 19: No school

February 23: P-T Conferences 4:00 pm - 7:30 pm 

February 25: P-T Conferences 4:00 pm - 7:30 pm 

February 26: No school

February 26: Dance Team Clinic

March 1: Deadline for yearbooks

March 1 - Preschool Round Up, 4:30 - 7:00 p.m.

March 12 - Kindergarten Round Up


"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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