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Taft Message

October 16, 2020


Taft Message

October 16, 2020

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Note from Mr. Fedders: 

Good afternoon, Taft Families!

We’re looking forward to meeting with each of you at conferences in a few weeks.  Be sure to sign up for a time with your child’s teacher via the link that was sent out this morning!

Below are our weekly grade level highlights.

  • 1st - Students painted and decorated pumpkins as a PBIS reward; the pumpkins were donated by Deb Fevold, a teacher associate at Taft.

  • 2nd - Teachers are meeting to continue to learn how technology can be used to enhance instruction for our students.

  • 3rd - Students have been making multiplication and division number models and solving number stories.

  • 4th - Students are learning multiplication facts and then applying them to real world applications.


We are excited to host the 1st round of the 3A IHSAA Football playoffs Friday, October 16 at Mason Maach Field, HHS vs. Bishop Heelan (Sioux City).  

Here are a few details for our Wildcat Fans provided by Mr. Thomas, Activities Director:

  • Gates open at 6:00 PM.

  • 7:00 PM Kickoff

  • $6 Admission for everyone K-Adults (no charge for EC-5 and younger)

  • No passes will be honored since this is an IHSAA sponsored event.

  • Concessions will be provided by the Humboldt Music Boosters.

  • Social Distancing is expected (6' from anyone not in your immediate family).

  • Masks are highly recommended.

  • At no time should elementary or middle school students be playing football or other games.  We ask you to come and cheer on the Wildcats!

  • Sportsmanship is our #1 Priority.  Cheer in a positive manner. 

  • Go Cats!!!


Clover Kids is open to students in Grades KG through 3rd.  Look for the flyer in your student’s Thursday folder and if you want to register your child the form is due to the Humboldt County Extension Office by October 30th.  If you have questions please contact Kiersten Gatewood at 


The Humboldt Public Library’s current hours are as follows:


9:00 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Curbside Only


9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Curbside and Quick Check Out from 1:30 - 5:30 p.m. (limit visit to 15 minutes)





9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Curbside and Quick Check Out from 1:30 - 5:30 p.m. (limit visit to 15 minutes)


9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Curbside Only


9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Curbside Only

  • At this time the library is not a gathering place

  • To order materials patrons may call the library (332-1925) or access the website


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 16 - PATHS Fal Fundraiser Orders Due by 3:30 p.m.

October 30 - No School; Teacher In-Service

October 30 - Clover Kids Registration Due


"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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