Henry Ford School: September 30 – October 4, 2019

THIS Week at Henry Ford Elementary





  • Minimum day, dismissal at 1:30 PM


  • Henry Ford Spirit Day – wear your blue!

Important Upcoming Dates

  • October 8:  PTA Meeting @ 7 PM
  • October 18:  Fall Fiesta, 5 PM – 8 PM
  • November 12:  PTA Meeting @ 7 PM


STEAM Programs at Henry Ford need Volunteers!
The Henry Ford Makerspace (Rm 15) has been expanded and is almost ready for students!  What is a Makerspace?: Makerspaces provide hands-on, creative ways to encourage students to design, experiment, build and invent as they engage in science, engineering and tinkering.
We are one of two K-5 RCSD schools lucky enough to offer this unique STEAM Education resource FREE to students. Please visit our Amazon Wishlist for donation ideas here. Also look for ongoing supplies needed posted outside the room (15).
We need volunteers!  We look forward to offering The Lunch Club for 3rd-5th graders again this year and hope to offer an after school Maker Hour to give students more time to build, design, create and explore!  If you or anyone in the community is interested in supervising students in the Makerspace, please signup here!
FREE Coding Clubs!  Our goal is to offer FREE after school Coding Clubs to K-5 students at Henry Ford!  Scratch and Scratch Jr are free and fun to explore. No coding experience required to lead coding clubs – tutorials and lesson plans available.  Please contact Becky Foutch with any questions. If you would like to signup, you can do so here.


Henry Ford PTA’s 15th Annual Fall Fiesta is coming up on October 18th from 5 PM – 8 PM.  Bring your family and friends for an evening of food, fun, and games!  Carnival game wristbands for unlimited fun are $20 with advanced purchase.  Individual tickets are $1 each.  The fun includes carnival games, food and drink, a pumpkins walk, a bake sale, the Haunted Classroom, and jumpy slides.  Mark your calendars!

Orange flyers for the Fall Fiesta went home on Thursday.  Wristbands may be purchased in advance for $20 if pre-sale ticket order form is turned in with payment by Thursday October 17th.  Tickets are held at WILL CALL the night of the event.  At the Fall Fiesta, there will be a drawing for a chance to win 4 tickets to Disneyland.  Drawing tickets may be bought in advance:  1 ticket for $1, 12 tickets for $10, or 25 tickets for $20.  Money and ticket stubs need to be turned in by Friday October 18th.  Thank you for your help and support.

yes on measure h

Measure H provides local funding for our elementary and middle schools that can’t be taken by the State.  Thanks to our supportive communities and high-quality teachers, local student achievement has continued to grow.  however, the fact remains that our elementary and middle schools are among the lowest funded in San Mateo County and are now facing a $10 million-dollar deficit due to state mandated cost increases.  Measure H will provide an additional source of stable local funding to protect our students from additional cuts in the classroom, where it matters most, and ensure they are ready for high school and their futures.

Protect student success by voting Yes on H in order to attract and retain high-quality teachers, support reading and writing skills, maintain science, technology, engineering and math instruction, and reduce K-1 class sizes.  Measure H is fiscally accountable.  The funds stay local and cannot be taken by the state.  No money can be used for administrator salaries.  Independent citizens’ oversight and annual audits ensure funds are spent as promised.  Senior citizen homeowners continue to be eligible for an exemption.  Measure H expires in 12 years and cannot be renewed without voter approval.

For more information, see the flyer linked here.


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


PTA Meetings

Mark your calendars with PTA Meetings for the coming year.  All meetings are in the staff room and begin at 7 PM unless otherwise indicated:

  • October 8:  PTA Meeting
  • November 12: PTA Meeting
  • January 14:  PTA Meeting
  • February 11:  PTA Meeting
  • March 10:  PTA Meeting
  • April 21:  PTA Meeting
  • May 19:  PTA Meeting

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