Henry Ford School: Sep 4 – 8

This Week at Henry Ford Elementary

Monday, Sep 4

  • Labor Day Holiday

Tuesday, Sep 5

  • Flag Salute @ 8:12am

Wednesday, Sep 6

Thursday, Sep 7

  • Minimum Day
  • School of Excellence photo @ 1:30pm
  • Back to School Night @ 6:00 – 7:30pm in MUB

Friday, Sep 8

Important Upcoming Dates

  • Sept 12 @ 6:30 PM:  PTA ice cream social
  • Sept 15:  Picture Day

Art in action

Looking for a way to spend some time in your child’s classroom without a big time commitment? Volunteer to lead or assist with in-class art lessons! Art in Action is a PTA-supported program that brings art into the classroom during school hours through parent docents and assistants. The lessons and other training/teaching resources are provided on the website, making it easy for anyone to step into a leading or helping role. The kids love these lessons, and they create fantastic pieces of art in addition to learning about different artists and techniques.

If you would like to volunteer or just want more information, please email Julie Prosper at

Connect with other Parents

All parents & caretakers are invited to join their classrooms’ group chats to stay in touch with others in their classroom through text, email, or the Remind app. You choose! It’s so handy for playdates, missed assignments, field trips, etc.

Text @fordinfo to the number 81010 or click then message the PTA for further instructions.

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Volunteer Needs

Have a free moment? It’s easy to find opportunities to help evenings, weekends, in the classroom, on field trips, or whenever you’re available at

All school parents are welcome at our meetings. Please join us at one/some/all of these Tuesdays @7:00pm to learn about Henry Ford activities and see how you can help:

  • Sep 12 (ice cream social @6:30pm)
  • Oct 10
  • Nov 14
  • Jan 16
  • Feb 13
  • Mar 13
  • Apr 17
  • May 22

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Please take a moment to “thank” our post so we spread the word online about our latest School of Excellence award throughout local neighborhoods

With so many school choices in this area, Henry Ford’s success depends on our ability to attract quality students. Learn more at


School of Excellence Photo

Come celebrate our National PTA School of Excellence award! Parents, teachers, and students should wear their SpiritWear & smiles for group photos in front of our new banner. We’ll proudly share them on Facebook, Instagram, and website.

Thursday @ 1:30pm by the Kindergarten playground fence

Like Us on Facebook

Add some school spirit and smiles to your social media diet! We may sprinkle in some timely information too. Like us on Facebook and Instagram

After School Enrichment

Extracurricular activities begin next week! Henry Ford offers a number of enrichment classes on site after school including sports, art, and chess. Spanish for 1st-3rd grade is new this year Wednesdays from 2:20-3:20 and you can still join.  Learn more at

Save the Date

Mark your calendars for our biggest events of the school year!


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Join the fun on Friday spirit days, safely stand out on field trips, and just show off your Mustang pride when you’re out & around Redwood City. Adult & child sizes are available at

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Keep all your fresh Back to School gear from disappearing into the Lost & Found forever! Buy a set of dishwasher/microwave/laundry safe, 100% waterproof personalized labels from Mabel’s Labels and Henry Ford PTA will get 20% of the proceeds.

Click this link and search for Henry Ford Elementary:



Our school relies on contributions from families like yours to pay for programs that enrich the learning experience for all Henry Ford Mustangs. For the 2017-18 academic year, a full student contribution is $200.  While we prefer a full annual contribution, any amount is gratefully accepted. We also have a new monthly installments program at


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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:


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If you have any news you’d like to share with Henry Ford parents, please reach out to our team at