Henry Ford School: Aug 21 – Aug 25

This Week at Henry Ford Elementary

August Life Skill – SELF-CONFIDENCE – A feeling or belief in your own power and ability

Monday, Aug 21

  • First Day of School
  • Minimum Day

Tuesday, Aug 22

Wednesday, Aug 23

Thursday, Aug 24

  • Minimum Day

Friday, Aug 25

Important Upcoming Dates

  • Aug 21 – 31:  Kindergarten “Get to Know You”
  • Sep 4: Labor Day Holiday

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


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. This is a much lower ask compared to other schools and you’ll find that our hardworking teachers and PTA deliver real bang for the buck. We also have a new monthly installments program at


Families who donate the full contribution and/or sponsor a program can choose to receive a Henry Ford Mustang tee shirt (child) AND be featured on our website!


National PTA School Of Excellence logo

National PTA School of Excellence

We’re so proud that Henry Ford Elementary has been named a National PTA School of Excellence for the 2017 -2019 school years! This honor belongs to less than a dozen California schools and celebrates partnerships between PTAs and schools that work to improve the educational experience and school environment for every child. Come to our meeting & ice cream party on Tuesday Sep 13 to see how you can help Henry Ford families feel welcomed and empowered to support student success and continuous school improvement.

Mabel’s Labels

Mabel's Labels logoKeep all your fresh Back to School gear from disappearing into the Lost & Found forever! 

Buy a set of dishwasher safe, microwave 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:


As the kindergarten teachers start the year, they like to set up “GETTING TO KNOW YOU” appointments for kindergartners and their parents.  This is a chance for your child to get to meet the 3 kindergarten teachers in a 1:1 setting, for the teachers to get to know your child a bit, and for you to fill out some important information for the teachers about your child.

The teachers will be having these 30 minute appointments during the first 10 days of school. If you are the parent of a kindergartner, click here to set up an appointment.

School Modernization

You’ve probably noticed the construction activity in front of the school. Our dumpsters were temporarily moved because the old spot on the sidewalk was unsafe & unsanitary. They will return to the same area but reoriented on a longer driveway; the donation bin will be removed and fruit trees replanted.

If you’d like more information on project timelines or how $193 of bond money is being spent at each school site, check the Measure T website or attend this fall’s site council or neighborhood meetings.

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.

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.

Text @fordinfo to the number 81010 or click

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Be sure to subscribe to our PTA newsletter so you can stay up-to-date on school activities! Your engagement helps your student succeed. Go to You can also find the Subscribe box on the bottom (mobile) or top right (desktop) across our PTA website.

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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

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