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Thank you for the great support so far this year with the BoxTops.  We have raised nearly $2,000 from BoxTops this year.  Continue to cut and bring in these items as we will be collecting the rest of the year.  All proceeds will go towards our Third Phase of the the Playground Expansion- purchasing another piece of climbing equipment. 

PTO Shopping Spree at Five Below

During the Holiday season check-out Five Below between Nov. 28th and Dec. 7th to do some of your shopping.  Fifteen percent of your sale will go towards the Taft PTO to help with the end of the year party. 

PTO Dine-Out @ Five Guys

Come join us on Wednesday, Nov. 26th, from 5-9 pm at Five Guys on the Strip to kick-off the Thanksgiving break!  A portion of the proceeds goes to the Taft PTO to help with the end of the year party. 


Congratulations to our students for a great start to the year.  We honored those students in grades 1-4 for Character (being on Green or higher 94% of the time).  We honored students Academically in grades 3 and 4. 


For the grading period we had 142 students exceed their Accelerated Reader goal earning them a sweet treat. 


Congraulations to our Top Readers:

Mackenzie D., Alex G., Braxton B., Kennedy F., Deanna E., Brandon W., Emily S., Alexis L., Evan H., Macy F., Tabby R., Ben K. & Alaina S. 


Special congraulations to Alaina S. for setting a new record of most points earned during a grading period (112)!


Congratulations to our Top Math Students:


Alaina S., Payton F., Dakota P., Arolyn P., Grace B., Matt C., Haden S., Lucas W., Noah W., Audra Y., Tanner B., Kevin E., Alex G., Gabriel C. & Landon F. 



Golf is Coming to Taft

The Ohio Junior Golf Academy is conducting lessons at Taft from Dec. 18th through Feb. 19th.  The 8-week course will take place on Thursdays and run from 4:15-5:15 p.m.  The cost of the program is $60.  Flyers will be coming home prior to Thanksgiving. 

Celebrate Diversity

Save the Date! January 15, 2015. Interested in volunteering for this event? Email Oakwood Principal Brian Matthews at matthewsb@plainlocal.org 

Ben's Beginners Contest

Kindergartner, Jacob Anderson is one of only 25 children in the country nominated for Uncle Ben's "Ben's Beginners" Cooking Contest!! If Jacob earns the most votes he will win 30k for the Middlebranch cafeteria!! 

 Click here and search UB3 to vote for Jacob!!!! 

Swamp Talk: Week One

We are also excited to announce a new weekly web series called Swamp Talk! Swamp Talk will take you behind the scenes of the spring all school musical, Shrek! Watch the video below and stay tuned for a new episode each week on Wednesdays! 

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