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Taft Message

October 2, 2020

Taft Message

October 2, 2020

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Note from Mr. Fedders: 


Hello, Taft Families!

Starting this week, we’ll be sharing a weekly highlight for each of our grade levels here at Taft.  These can include anything from an interesting subject/activity, student accomplishments, or important event.  

  • 1st graders have completed and returned their September Wildcat Reading Logs and many of our students have met their goal of reading 20 books!

  • 2nd graders are quite successful with accessing google classroom and can now get there easily without much assistance.

  • 3rd graders are learning how to use technology as a way to extend their learning in all their curriculum through Google Classroom, Flipgrid, And Kahoots, just to name a few.

  • 4th grade students have been learning about the electrical system with the goal of finding a solution to the blackout problem of a fictitious town named Ergsto.


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


School Pictures Retake Day is October 8th for students who were absent on picture day as well as those students wanting a retake and have prepaid for their picture packet by October 6th.  Please use this link to order portraits: and select the gallery titled “Retake Humboldt Community School District 2020”.  The password will be “prepay”.  Then enter your email address.  You will enter your child’s name and the classroom teacher at the check out.  No student ID is needed.  Prints will be shipped directly to you.  Packages will not be coming to school.  Class composites will be distributed at school at a later time.  


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 October 9th to avoid additional charges or delays. If you have any questions please contact Midwest Portraits at 515-332-8175.


Humboldt County Public Health/Humboldt County Memorial Hospital Public Flu Immunization Clinic will be held at the Humboldt County Fairgrounds on Tuesday, September 29th and October 6th from 4:30 - 7:30 p.m. See flyer for more information.


Dates to Remember:

October 6 - Retake School Pictures Prepay Deadline

October 6 - HCMH Public Flu Immunization Clinic

October 8 - School Picture Retake Day

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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