This Week at Henry Ford Elementary
August Life Skill – OPTIMISM – A feeling or belief that good things will happen in the future.
Monday, Aug 28
- PE+ starts (wear closed-toe shoes)
Tuesday, Aug 29
Wednesday, Aug 30
Thursday, Aug 31
- Minimum Day
Friday, Sep 1
Important Upcoming Dates
- Aug 21 – 31: Kindergarten “Get to Know You”
- Sep 4: Labor Day Holiday
- Sept 7, 6 – 7:30: Back to School Night
- Sept 12, 6:30 PM: PTA ice cream social
- Sept 15: Picture Day
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 http://henryfordpta.org/volunteer/
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
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/
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!
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. In fact, 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.
With so many school choices in this area, Henry Ford’s success depends on our ability to attract quality students. Our Ambassadors are an avid group of parents & students who volunteer their time and knowledge to spread the word that Henry Ford Elementary provides a quality K-5 experience where students and their parents join a community of friends. Learn more at http://henryfordpta.org/meet-us/ambassadors/
Active community members can also sign up for NextDoor with this priority invitation https://nextdoor.com/invite/kvznpwkxpxznjfzcgudf and please take a moment to “thank” our post so we spread the word online about our latest School of Excellence award throughout the local neighborhoods https://woodsideplazarwc.nextdoor.com/news_feed/?post=61352389
After School Enrichment
Henry Ford offers a number of extracurricular activities 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 4 more students are needed to make this program a success. The last day to sign up is Thurs Aug 31 so send in your form right away. Learn more at http://henryfordpta.org/meet-us/care-enrichment/
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 https://www.facebook.com/HenryFordPTA/ and Instagram https://www.instagram.com/henryfordpta/
Save the Date
Mark your calendars for our biggest events of the school year!
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 http://henryfordpta.org/spiritwear/
Keep 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: http://campaigns.mabelslabels.com
- Dumpsters – Our dumpsters were temporarily moved because the old spot on the sidewalk was unsafe & unsanitary. They have returned to the front of the school this week but reoriented in the circular driveway. The donation bin will be removed soon.
- Lunch Areas – Conceptual designs for sun shades to cover the outdoor lunch tables have been approved by the RCSD board. Technical plans will be developed for state approval. This is expected to take ~12 months, after which we can quickly expect installation.
- Measure T Communication – If you’d like more information on project timelines or how $193 of bond money is being spent at each school site, check the updated Measure T website https://www.rcsdk8.net/Page/8204 or attend this fall’s site council or neighborhood meetings.
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 http://henryfordpta.org/sponsor
Sponsors will be recognized for their contribution on our website.
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 smile.amazon.com 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 remind.com/join/fordinfo
Remind is used in more than 70% of U.S. public schools. Learn more https://www.remind.com/how-it-works/parents
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 tohttp://henryfordpta.org/subscribe. You can also find the Subscribe box on the bottom (mobile) or top right (desktop) across our PTA website.
If you have any news you’d like to share with Henry Ford parents, please reach out to our team at firstname.lastname@example.org