Taft Updates

February 24, 2023

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February / March Updates

27th SSC @ 3:30

28th Super Minimum Day school ends at 11:45


2nd. Third Grade Pescadero Field Trip

3rd Student of the Month Award

8th Second Harvest Food Distribution @ 2:30

10th Principal Coffee

16th. Fire Drill

17th St. Patricks Day

20th-24th. Parent Conferences Dismissal is 1:15 all week

27th SSC @ 3:30

28th ELAC @ 8:30am

30th Family Math Night 6:00pm-7:30pm

Dear Families

I hope all students were able to get some rest this past week. As you all know the weather affected the Taft area once again as power was lost for about 2 days, so we were fortunate not to be in school. As we prepare to return on Monday it looks like we will continue with rain and cold, so please make sure to send your child in appropriate clothes for winter. All students should wear closed shoes daily as they are outside running at recess and for Physical Education.


Please make sure that your child is at school daily. We are starting Iready testing for our third- fifth graders this week and ELPAC testing already started for K-2 students. We will continue testing for ELPAC for 3rd-5th grade after IReady testing is completed. So please make sure to have your child in school.


We continue to have many students absent. We realize that students are still getting ill and that they need to stay home. Once they are feeling better, please have send them to school. Everyday a student misses, is a day less of learning. Please make sure to call and leave a message at school for your child's absence. We continue to have unexcused absences due to parents not calling the school.

Thank you to all the families who continue to call in their child absence or filling out our google form.

Pancake Breakfast

Thank you to all the families who came to support the Pancake Breakfast on February 11th. Your patience for getting served was definitely appreciated as the IHop team was cooking as fast as they could. The fifth grade students are very appreciative for all of your support.

Great BIG SHOUT OUT to Boys and Girls Club for supporting the event and providing free activities for our students to participate in.


Congratulations to our 17 students who were recognized for making progress in their English skills. These students no longer will have to take the ELPAC test this winter. We are very proud of each student for this accomplishment.

Super Minimum Day

Parents remember that Tuesday, March 28th is a SUPER MINIMUM DAY and all students will be dismissed at 11:45 am.

  • TK and Kinder will be dismissed by kinder gate
  • 1st-5th will be dismissed at the main gate.

All after school programs will still be available for students who attend after school.

Student of the Month Assembly for February

February student of the month assembly will take place on Friday, March 3rd

3rd-5th @ 8:30am in school cafeteria

Tk-2 @ 9:10 am in school cafeteria

Character Trait: Empathy

Empathy is the ability to understand and share the feelings of another.

Empathy looks like — connecting with the other person's pain and trying to understand how he or she might be feeling

A.Acknowledge their pain. ...

  • “I’m sorry you are going through this/ or that you feel that way
B. Share how you feel. ...
  • “I wish I could make it better.”
C. Show gratitude that the person opened up. ...
  • “Thank you for sharing with me.”
D. Show interest. ...
  • “I want to make sure I understand…”
E. Be encouraging. ...
  • “You are brave / strong / talented.”
  • “I’m proud of you.”

F. Be supportive. ...

  • “How can I help you?”


Empathy Is Your Superpower: A Book About Understanding the Feelings of Others by Cori Bussolari. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BWdfV80LzdE

A Little Spot of Empathy By Diane Alber READ ALOUD. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RBFHr6Zj39g

January Students of the Month

Students were recognized for demonstrating how to persevere for the month of January.
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Reporting an absence

It is important to make sure that the office is notified as to the reason your child is absent. Please do so by either calling or filing out the school google form.

By phone: 650-482-2416

Google form link https://forms.gle/5cy3enb6TYaeXief8

Taft Family Center

Link For Family Center page

Coordinator: Elsa Aispuro

email: eaispuro@rcsdk8.net

Taft Parent Handbook

Please visit this link to view our Student Parent Handbook. All information in regards to school is in it.

Some information in the handbook:

  • School vision and mission
  • Bell Schedule
  • Minimum Days Schedule
  • School Policies
  • Family Center resources

Parent Student Handbook link

Thank you!

Principal Herrera

Taft Community School

Taft Community School offers a preschool through 5th grade English and Spanish biliteracy program.