This Week at Henry Ford Elementary
MONDAY, DECEMBER 9
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 10
- Parent Coffee with the Principal @ 8:30 AM in the library
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 11
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 12
- Minimum day, dismissal at 1:30 PM
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 13
- Henry Ford Spirit Day – wear your blue!
Important Upcoming Dates
- December 17: Henry Ford Laser Tag fundraiser
- December 20, 2019 – January 5, 2020: NO CLASSES, Winter Break
- January 14, 2020: PTA Meeting @ 7 PM
- January 25, 2020: OrangeTheory Fitness Workout @ 1:30 PM
- February 7, 2020: Family Dance
Coffee with the Principal
You are invited to parent coffee with the Principal on Tuesday, December 10 at 8:30 AM in the library.
Superintendent Dr. Baker and Principal Rose will have information to share with all Henry Ford parents.
Henry Ford Tree and Wreath Fundraiser
In need of a tree or wreath for your home or special event this holiday season? Bring the flyer or grab a flyer at the checkout counter when you go to Honey Bear Trees and Henry Ford will receive 15% of the purchase price. Tell your friends and neighbors and raise even more money!
Locations, open 7 days a week from 9 AM – 9 PM:
- San Mateo Event Center, 2495 S. Delaware Ave., San Mateo.
- 955 Woodside Rd, Redwood City.
- American Legion, 651 El Camino Real, Redwood City.
- 1579 El Camino Real, San Carlos.
Staff Appreciation Breakfast
Staff Appreciation Breakfast – December 18!!
The next Staff Appreciation breakfast is scheduled for Wednesday, December 18. If you would like to participate, please bring a breakfast item, juice or coffee. (The breakfast needs to accommodate approximately 80 hard working people). Here is an opportunity to send the Henry Ford teachers and staff big thank you for getting the year off to a great start. Feel free to email if you need ideas or need to make arrangements to bring something the day before. Spread the word and thank you for your support!
Volunteer here: http://henryfordpta.org/volunteer/?sheet_id=20
Segundo Desayuno de Agradecimiento al Personal – ¡18 de diciembre!
Primero que nada: ¡muchas gracias a todos los que donaron comida para primer desayuno de agradecimiento al personal! ¡Fue un gran éxito!
El siguiente desayuno está programado para el miércoles 18 de diciembre. Si desea participar, le pedimos que traiga algo de desayuno, jugo o café. Serán, aproximadamente, 80 personas (para que calcule cantidades). El objetivo es atender y agradecer a los maestros y al personal de Henry Ford, porque trabajan muy duro y por haber iniciado bien el año. Si tiene preguntas (o necesita ideas de qué traer), puede mandar un correo electrónico o mandarnos preguntar en la oficina. También puede decirnos si necesita traer algo desde el día anterior. Por favor, pase la voz. ¡Y gracias por su apoyo! http://henryfordpta.org/volunteer/?sheet_id=20
Fundraiser orders are here
Your Otis Spunkmeyer order should have come home with your child on Thursday, December 5, 2019. Please email Collen Lewcock or Corinne Tsui immediately if your child did not come home with his/her order.
If any product is missing or damaged, go to www.gatewayfundraising.com/support.html
Each item in your order has been Barcode scanned. Fill out the misplace form within 72 hours (3 business days) of December 5th to make a report.
OrangeTheory Fitness Fundraiser
The Henry Ford PTA and OrangeTheory fitness are teaming up to raise money and your heart rate!
Join us for a heart pumping hour at OrangeTheory Fitness located in Woodside Plaza next to ACE Hardware on Saturday January 25th at 1:30 PM. You’ll be lead through a signature workout by their fantastic and enthusiastic head coach.
Get the best deal for only $25 by signing up before January 10th. Price goes up to $30 on January 11th. That’s less than the drop-in rate to try one of the hottest HIIT workouts and all proceeds go to the Henry Ford PTA to benefit our awesome students!
November PTA Meeting
Mark these dates on your calendar:
- Tuesday, December 17th, LaserQuest Family Night
- Saturday, January 25th, 1:30pm – OrangeTheory Fitness Workout Fundraiser
- Friday, February 7th, time TBD – Family Dance
Stay tuned for more information in Thursday folders and in this newsletter.
Our PTA is so much stronger by many different parents helping. And we need your volunteer spirit more than ever! Here are the wonderful opportunities you can get involved.
Fall Fundraiser- Deliver Purchases to Students (December)
The Fall Fundraiser was a success raising $8,500 that exceeded our budget by $1,500. All the goodies that were purchased will arrive at the school the first week of December. We will need help organizing the purchases and delivering them to the students in their classrooms. We won’t know when the items arrive until they are delivered but if you may be able to lend a hand the beginning of December, please contact Corinne Tsui at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hometown Holiday Parade Coordinator (December)
Every year Henry Ford students, families, teachers and staff walk in the Downtown Redwood City Hometown Holiday Parade. This year we need a coordinator to organize sending out flyers in Thursday folders, bringing to the parade the banner, noisemakers, beads, other flare and walking the short five block parade route. The parade is on Saturday, December 7th and begins at 4:30pm (line up at 4pm). This involves very little time commitment.
Weekly Newsletter Communication Coordinator (On-going)
We need a new coordinator to send out this very newsletter you are reading right now. The responsibilities are to collect information from the various PTA coordinators and send out the newsletter at the beginning of each week during the school year. This is easily done from home.
Pasta Dinner Auction Coordinator (January-May)
Pasta Dinner is our biggest event and fundraiser of the year. We need a coordinator to oversee the procurement of goods and services donated from businesses to be raffled or auctioned. No one person does it all so creating a committee of volunteers is important and makes it all manageable. The event is on Friday, May 15th and initial meetings begin in January.
Pasta Dinner Food Coordinator (April-May)
As the name of the event suggests we serve pasta! We have a caterer so luckily no need to cook all that pasta. But we do need a coordinator to order the food, purchase supplies, and overall organize the food part of the event. The event is on Friday, May 15th and work on it begins in April.
Fall Fiesta and Fall Fundraiser Coordinators (Fall 2020)
For the next school year we will need new coordinators for Fall Fiesta and for the Fall Fundraiser. There are easy to follow instructions and a lot of support to help the coordinators succeed.
If you (partnering up is encouraged too) are interested in any of these positions, please contact Keri King at email@example.com. We welcome familiar and new faces!
Upcoming PTA Meetings – at 7pm
All are welcome!
- January 14
- February 1 1
- March 10
- April 21
- May 19
Henry Ford Field Trips 2019-2020
Zoo Mobile on site January
Post Office walking 2/12/20
Environmental Volunteers on site March
Elkus Ranch 5/7/20
Maddux Park walking 6/2/20
Environmental Volunteers on site Oct or Nov
Woodside Plaza walking Jan or March
DeAnza Planetarium March or April
SMC Museum/public bus 2/18 & 2/19
HEAL Farms 10/4, 10/11, 5/12, 5/13
CuriOdyssey 3/17 & 3/31
MSI on site 3/13
Maddux Park walking 6/4
Baylands 2/19 & 2/20
Children’s Discovery Museum no date
Environmental Volunteers 2/18/20 on site
Academy of Science
Make time for Fitness
Covered Wagon on site
Outdoor Ed 12/9
Tidepools 3/2 & ¾
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
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/
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