Henry Ford School: Nov 27 – Dec 1

This Week at Henry Ford Elementary


  • Classes resume


  • Flag Salute @ 8:10 am



  • Minimum Day


  • Kinders to the Nutcracker

Important Upcoming Dates

  • December 2:  Hometown Holidays – come join the parade with Henry Ford!
  • December 4:  Hearing Van for K, 2, 5

Volunteer Needs


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:

Connect with other Parents

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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 and then message the PTA for further instructions.


This month’s ABC book “Giraffes Can’t Dance” by Giles Andreae tells the story of Gerald the giraffe who is able to dance to his own tune when he gets some encouraging words from an unlikely friend.

Goals of lesson:

  • Students learn about personal power and practice using their positive personal power to benefit both themselves and others.
  • Students learn that making other people feel good is a great way to fill their own buckets, too!

To reinforce this lesson at home:

  • Create opportunities to encourage your child to try new things.
  • Offer praise for their willingness to try and practice.
  • Whenever they’re in a negative situation, help your child “switch the channel” to reframe their inner dialogue to create an “I can do it!” attitude.
  • Remind your child:  Don’t focus on the black dot.  Focus on the white page.
  • Involve children of all ages in family decision making.

Quick Tip:  Teach your child practical skills such as how to change a tire, cook a couple of meals, or sew on a button.  Well-prepared young people are more likely to feel a sense of personal power.

When you “catch” kids modeling positive behaviors…Notice, Name it, and Celebrate it!


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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