Henry Ford School: June 12-June 16

Happy Summer!  We wanted to share one more newsletter to remind you to mark your calendars with important dates before all gets lost to those long lazy summer days. Also, school supply lists are ready so be on the lookout for summer deals.

Important Upcoming Dates

  • June 17:  Kindergarten Playdate (this Saturday!)
  • Aug 12:  Kindergarten Playdate
  • Aug 17: Maze Day
  • Aug 21: First Day of School

Summer Playdates

Kick off your summer with new friends! Past, present, and future Kindergarteners can meet up at Maddux Park. Bring sunscreen and a towel because the water feature is on 🐸💦

School Supplies

Classroom & individual school supply lists are ready to view, download, and print at

Save yourself time & money by grabbing summer deals at Target, Costco, and Amazon in particular will make sure your $$$ does double duty by purchasing supplies AND helping our school.


NEW! Sponsorships

Do you know any local businesses who would like to invest in our students and demonstrate a commitment to quality education & community engagement? We are introducing a sponsorship program for the 2017-18 school year, so please share this opportunity with interested parties. Reach out in person, by phone, or email and give out this link

Sponsors will be recognized for their contribution on our website.


Do you shop or sell on eBay?

You can support Henry Ford PTA on eBay. Add us as your favorite charity on eBay to see us as your preferred charity in eBay checkout. You will also be able to easily donate a portion of your proceeds to us when you sell on eBay AND get some of your seller fees waived and receive the tax credits. The eBay for Charity platform makes it all happen! Visit our charity page today and be part of a growing eBay community that has donated hundreds of millions of dollars to thousands of charities.

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Summer Reading

Start preparing your students for summer reading & learning! Be on the look out for suggested reading lists from Henry Ford Elementary teachers.

Our Redwood City libraries always run an amazing summer challenge with reading prizes and weekly drawings for museum passes.

Barnes & Noble has a summer program for kids to earn a free book. Print a journal for each student, read & write about 8 books, then turn in to a local store (closest one is at Sequoia Station) to choose a free book.

Do you know of any other summer reading programs? Share with us and we’ll spread the word to other Henry Ford school families on our school Reading Page. Thank you!

Amazon Smile

Are you an Amazon customer? You could support us in this NO-COST fundraiser just by doing your normal shopping! Learn how to get set up to shop on here:

Stay in Touch with PTA & other Parents

Receive notifications through text, email, or the Remind App. You choose! You can also message other parents in your class. Just text the PTA for instructions after you join.

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