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Henry Ford School: May 4 -8, 2020

This Week at Henry Ford Elementary

MONDAY, MAY 4

  • Distance Learning

TUESDAY, MAY 5

  • Distance Learning

WEDNESDAY, MAY 6

  • Distance Learning

THURSDAY, MAY 7

  • Distance Learning

FRIDAY, MAY 8

  • Distance Learning

Redwood City School District (RCSD) Calendar

https//www.rcsdk8.net/Page/8776

IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES

BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETINGS:        

Teacher Appreciation Week – Monday, May 4 – Friday, May 8

Regular Session – WednesdayMay 6, 2020 – 7:00 p.m.
District Office – 750 Bradford Street – Redwood City
Regular Session – WednesdayMay 20, 2020 – 7:00 p.m.
District Office – 750 Bradford Street – Redwood City
https://redwoodcity.agendaonline.net/public
PTA Meeting:

Tuesday, May 19th, 2020 at 7:00pm

Homework Technology Support Wanted!

Do you have a used Chromebook you would be willing to donate to a family in need? No child should be doing their homework on a cellphone. Please contact the Henry Ford office if you are able to help.

Message from the PTA about Pasta Dinner event

Hello Mustang Families! Hope everyone is staying safe and healthy during this time.

We are very sad to have to cancel our annual Pasta Dinner event, but since our team has already collected many great items from local businesses, we will still have our online auction.

The money raised is so important in helping the PTA fund essential programs and enrichment opportunities like PE, Reading Specialists, Art, Field Trips and so much more. Please consider participating in the auction or making a donation of the money you would have spent attending the event.

When will it be?

The auction will run from Sunday, May 10 – Friday, May 15 at 8pm.

How will it work?

We will email you the auction link and all transactions will be done online using a credit/debit card.

After the event, our team will drop off any items you have purchased on your doorstep (wearing masks and gloves of course).

We have TONS of great items that will be available through the auction. Here’s a sneak peak:

  • A 3 day weekend in a 3 bed/3 bath, remodeled condo near Squaw in Tahoe
  • Disneyland Park-hopper Tickets
  • Gift cards for restaurants, museums, and much more

Be on the lookout for the auction link and thank you in advance for any support you can give the school and PTA during this time.

Teacher Appreciation Week May 4-May 8! 

As you may know, this Week is Teacher Appreciation Week. Obviously due to COVID-19, the normal PTA events for this week will not be happening. However, we have arranged for a delivery of goodies to the teachers to express our sincere thanks for all they do under normal circumstances and especially what they’ve done during these trying times. 
 
That being said, we encourage everyone to reach out to their teacher and let them know how much they mean to you.  We want them to know how grateful we are to have such a dedicated and talented group of people working with our children. Lots of ideas are floating around, including group videos and zoom pictures or consider just emailing a note.  Now more than ever, it’s important they know how much their efforts are truly appreciated!
 
Donors Choose link:
https://www.donorschoose.org/school/henry-ford-elementary-school/4583?teachers=true

 

 

 

At Home Maker Space

Check the PTA Facebook page during the closure for daily Family STEAM Activity posts.  Simple ideas to keep students engaged.  Feel free to share with friends and add more ideas!

At Home Kid Activities 

https://kidsactivitiesblog.com

https://www.travelandleisure.com

Home

 

The California Schools and Local Communities Funding Act of 2020 (also known as the “split roll” initiative), will raise approximately $12 billion in annual funds for public education, local governments and community services by reassessing and taxing certain commercial properties at current market value. The initiative will appear on the November 2020 statewide ballot if it gets enough signatures to qualify by April 14.

We urge you to sign the petition, which you can do by clicking here. The campaign is also seeking volunteers to help collect signatures. Click here to volunteer.  

 

Click here to read more about the initiative on CAPTA’s website – you’ll find a summary of the initiative, a link to the full text, the fiscal impact report, and many more documents. Click here to read the press release.

 

PTA Donations

Our school relies on contributions from families like yours to pay for programs that enrich the learning experience for all Henry Ford Mustangs. Please consider a donation of  $250 or more, but any amount is gratefully accepted. 

For full contributions include your child’s name, room number, and preferred t-shirt size in the notes. Separate donations for each child please.

We also have a monthly installments program at http://henryfordpta.org/donate/

DONATE TODAY!


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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 smile.amazon.com here:
http://henryfordpta.org/amazon


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