This Week at Henry Ford Elementary
Monday, OCT 30
Tuesday, OCt 31
- Flag Salute @ 8:12am
- Halloween Parade @ 8:30 am
Wednesday, Nov 1
Thursday, Nov 2
- Kindergarten Tours begin
- Minimum Day
Friday, Nov 3
- Fall Fundraiser materials due
Important Upcoming Dates
- November 10: Veteran’s Day Holiday, no school
- November 14: Henry Ford Dines Out @ Chipotle Mexican Grill, 861 Middlefield Road
- November 14: PTA Meeting @ 7 PM
- November 20 – 21: Parent Teacher Conferences, no school
- November 22 – 24: Thanksgiving Holiday, no school
- Post Kindergarten Tour Flyers
- Host Kindergarten Tour Q&A
- Become a Henry Ford Parent Ambassador
- Project Cornerstone (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The Fall Fundraiser is underway and this year we are selling Popcornopolis, Otis Spunkmeyer cookie dough, and chocolates and snacks. A reminder that all materials are due to your teacher or the front office by Friday, November 3rd. There are two remaining days to get your shark prizes before school: Wed, Nov 1st and Fri, Nov 3rd.
Remember, if you made a direct donation of $100 or more, your child can stop by the table and pick out a shark prize too! If you have not made your direct donation and still wish to do so, drop off a check at the front office or pay online anytime at http://henryfordpta.org/donate/
Become a Parent Ambassador
It’s RCSD School of Choice time of year again! Please help us spread the word that Henry Ford Elementary provides a quality K-5 experience where students and their parents join a community of friends. A steady pipeline of quality student families helps ensure optimal staffing for our school and keeps our community strong. There are a number of ways to help:
- Add your name to our directory. We distribute this online and in person through a number of channels so that interested parents can contact knowledgeable parents directly. https://goo.gl/forms/v9JmxWqWoxwO3ifh2
- Post flyers with Kindergarten tour information at preschools and public bulletin boards http://henryfordpta.org/volunteer/?sheet_id=18
- Host Kindergarten tour Q&A sessions so prospective parents can ask questions during their visit http://henryfordpta.org/volunteer/?sheet_id=16
- Boost our tour information online by thanking this post https://nextdoor.com/news_feed/?post=69007378
Staff Breakfast a success!
Thanks to all who contributed to the first staff breakfast of the year! Tables were full of goodies and plenty of coffee so everyone was very pleased. If you didn’t get a chance to contribute, we will have one more before Christmas break so stay tuned!
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 remind.com/join/fordinfo and then message the PTA for further instructions.
Thank you to everyone who came out to support this year’s Fall Fiesta. It was a great turnout and fun was had by all! Special thanks to Jane Garrino and Jeanette Camacho for chairing the event and to Monica Sotelo for organizing the bake sale. Many thanks to all of the other parent volunteers who helped to make the night a successful one. We couldn’t do it without you.
DIRECT DONATION DRIVE
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 http://henryfordpta.org/donate/
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