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Message from Taft

October 9, 2020


Taft Message

October 9, 2020

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Note from Mr. Fedders: 


Taft families - 

I hope that everyone had a great week!  We completed our beginning of the year screening assessments this week, so be sure to check your students' take home folder for some information on these! Our grade level highlights are included below.  These would be great conversation starters about school at home!


  • 1st grade - students are showing progress in adding and subtracting on the number line.

  • 2nd grade - students were able to get outside to enjoy a good book and some beautiful Iowa weather on Friday morning. (aka reading a book outside!)

  • 3rd grade - students who are quarantined are utilizing technology to continue their learning alongside their peers.

  • 4th grade - students are working on drafts of their persuasive/opinion pieces.  Be sure to ask what they’re trying to convince their audience of.


You still have time to order prints from the original picture day portraits.  Use the same link as listed above and select the gallery titled “Taft Elementary 2020”.  The password is your child’s student ID (you can find this number from the email from Midwest Portraits or on your Infinite Campus parent portal).   Orders must be placed by Today October 9th to avoid additional charges or delays. If you have any questions please contact Midwest Portraits at 515-332-8175.


PATHS is offering you the opportunity to participate in the fall fundraiser since we will be unable to have a bake sale. There is some awesome Wildcat gear you can purchase. These make great gifts for birthdays, Christmas or just for yourself!  Just go to and put in your order! Thank you for supporting our students!


Box Tops for Education - The process of clipping box tops is currently being phased out, please send in any clipped box tops as soon as possible as many are about ready to expire. We can not submit any expired box tops. Please start using the new box top app. Attached are a list of current boxtop products and information on how to download the new app. After purchase simply scan your receipt on the box top app and it automatically submits them to our school total!  Each box top is worth 10 cents for our school. Please share this information with your family and friends so they can continue to support our elementary schools by scanning instead of clipping!  


Taft is currently collecting pop tabs to support the Ronald McDonald house in Iowa.  Please send any pop tabs you have to school with your child if you would like to donate them to this great cause!  If you’d like more information about the program check out their website:


Humboldt Schools October Breakfast and Lunch Menus

Humboldt Schools October Activity Calendar

Dates to Remember:

October 9 - Deadline for Picture orders (for those who are NOT taking pictures on retake day)

October 12 - Bus Safety At Taft

October 30 - No School; Teacher In-Service


"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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