Henry Ford School: March 16 – 20, 2020

This Week at Henry Ford Elementary

MONDAY, March 16

  • At-Home Learning 

TUESDAY, March 17

  • At-Home Learning


  • At-Home Learning

Thursday, March 19

  • At-Home Learning

FRIDAY, March 20

  • In observance of Lincoln Day
  • At-Home Learning

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.


 Spring Break 4/6-4/10

Project Cornerstone Newsletter


Enemy Pie

By Derek Munson


This book focuses on building interpersonal relationships and the Social Competency asset category. It also shows how caring adults can help create opportunities for friendships to bloom, even when misconceptions, prejudice and fear are obstacles.

Asset Information:

This book builds assets from 7 of the 8 categories:

  • Support-#1 Family Support, #2 Positive Family Communication and #4 Caring Neighborhood

  • Boundaries and Expectations-#13 Neighborhood Boundaries, #14 Adult Role Models, #15 Positive Peer Influence

  • Positive Values-#26 Caring and #31 Healthy Lifestyles

  • Social Competencies-#32 Planning and Decision Making, #33 Interpersonal

    Competence and -#36 Peaceful Conflict Resolution

  • Positive Identity-#37 Personal Power

  • Empowerment-#10 Safety

  • Constructive Use of Time-#18 Youth Programs, #20 Time at Home

The goals for this lesson are for students to:

  • Understand that prejudice may cause one to have a perceived enemy.

  • Learn not to judge others.

  • Develop a growth mindset that embraces meeting new people and discovering new things about classmates and friends.

  • Expand friendship making skills to include overcoming self-imposed obstacles, like prejudice and stereotyping.

  • Be aware that friendships can bloom and wilt.

  • Understand who is in their online community and how to communicate safely with them.


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



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.


Henry Ford Field Trips 2019-2020

All field trips cancelled until further notice

Environmental Volunteers on site March
Elkus Ranch 5/7
Maddux Park walking 6/2

First Grade:
Wells Fargo 3/17

Ace Hardware 4/20

Second Grade:
SMC Museum/public bus 2/18 & 2/19

MSI on site 3/13

CuriOdyssey 3/17 & 3/31
HEAL Farms 5/12, 5/13
Maddux Park walking 6/4

Third Grade:
Baylands 2/19 & 2/20
Children’s Discovery Museum 
Environmental Volunteers on site 2/18 

Fourth Grade:
Hidden Villa
Ano Nuevo
Academy of Science
Make time for Fitness
Covered Wagon on site

Fifth Grade:
Outdoor Ed 12/9
Tidepools 3/2 & 3/4
Levi Stadium 5/19

Henry Ford Bell Schedule

  • Regular school hours:  Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday
    • Grades 1st – 3rd:  8:15 AM – 2:30 PM
    • Grades 4th – 5th:  8:15 AM – 2:45 PM
    • Kindergarten:  8:15 AM – 1:05 PM
  • Early Dismissal Hours:  Thursday (minimum day)
      • Grades 1st – 5th:  8:15 AM – 1:30 PM
      • Kindergarten:  8:15 AM – 1:05 PM
  • School Office Hours:  8 AM – 3:30 PM

Super Minimum Day dismissal is now 11:45 AM

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


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