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Taft Message

October 8, 2021


Taft Message

October 8, 2021

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Message from Mr. Fedders

Good afternoon, parents!

Over the past few weeks, we have received a few emails and calls on attendance letters.  I just wanted to clarify the purpose of these letters.  They are sent  when your child reaches 5, 8, and 10 days of absences.  As long as you are contacting the school with the reason why your child is gone, these letters are mainly to keep you informed on the number of days that have been missed.  Further action (an attendance meeting) will be taken if the absences become chronic or excessive after the days have accumulated past the 10 day mark with either repeated  absence patterns or no notice provided to the school.  Thanks so much for your support within this area!  Please let me know if you have any further questions.



The CATS Volleyball team is putting together a PINK OUT Night during their games on Tuesday, October 12th. There will be a silent auction with several fantastic items.  Items include but are not limited to: a skydiving certificate, Iowa/Purdue football tickets, gift certificates, original artwork, and many more. There will be a free will donation dinner catered by Dom's Catering, HyVee and Fareway. Dinner will include a pulled pork sandwich, chips, and a chocolate chip cookie. The concession stand will be offering snacks and drinks for purchase.  Dinner will be available at 5:30PM. We would love to see you all at the game to help us promote breast cancer education and help support Mrs. Lane, a high school teacher, who was recently diagnosed with breast cancer.

The dance team is hosting a fill the truck event at the home football game on October 15th. Donate new and gently used blankets to help support local homeless and animal shelters. Drop off location: Truck parked by the left field softball fence near the pass gate.

Thundercats Association is having open evaluations in October for softball and baseball. Please see the flyer for more information. 

School Pictures - A link from Midwest Portraits should have been received for ordering school pictures. If you did not receive the link, you can order through their website. Any questions can be directed to Midwest Portraits at (515) 332-8175.

Log in at:

Gallery: Taft Elementary Portraits

Password: Student’s ID number (Can be found in your parent portal) 


Retake day will be October 12, 2021. If your child is getting retakes, or is their first photo, you will need to prepay for your order online by October 8, 2021. 

Log in at:

Gallery: Retakes Humboldt

Password: Prepay

Lost and Found - Please see these photos for lost items. Please contact Cassie Hartmann or your child’s teacher to claim item(s).

October Breakfast/Lunch Menus


October Activity Calendar


Dates to Remember:

October 8 - Prepay for retakes deadline

October 12 - Picture Retakes

October 12 - PATHS Meeting at 5:30 in Mease Boardroom

October 14 - Special Olympics bowling event

October 29 - No school; Staff Development Day

November 2 & 4 - PK-12 Conferences - 2 hour early out

November 5 - No school


"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, 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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