Henry Ford School: May 1 – 5

School Assembly Notes

  • May Life Skill : SELF CONFIDENCE– A feeling or belief in your own power and ability

This Week at Henry Ford Elementary

Monday, May 1

Tuesday, May 2

Wednesday, May 3

  • Staff Appreciation Breakfast (Sign up here)
  • 6-8 PM, MUB:  Literacy/Author’s Night at REACH

Thursday, May 4

  • Minimum Day
  • Staff Appreciation Afternoon Snacks (Sign up here)
  • 7-8 PM, MUB: Kindergarten Orientation

Friday, May 5

Important Upcoming Dates

  • May 8: SBAC 3-5 testing begins
  • May 9: 2nd Grade Zoo Field Trip
  • May 19: Pasta Dinner
  • May 23:  PTA Meeting
  • May 25: Open House

Volunteer Needs


Teacher Appreciation

It’s Teacher Appreciation Week!  With help from families, the PTA will be providing something special for our teachers each day of the week, except Friday which is Principal Griffiths day to treat.  We encourage you to visit the volunteer sign ups for the Staff Breakfast on Wednesday 5/3 and the Afternoon Sips & Sweets on Thursday 5/4.  Our amazing teachers will love to feel our love for them!

LiteraCy night

On Wednesday May 3,  6 – 8 PM in the Henry Ford Elementary Cafeteria, there will be an event hosted by Reading Partners and Redwood City REACH.  Henry Ford students and family members will enjoy an evening filled with literacy activities and read alouds by school staff, community members, and special guest author, Tim McCanna.  Events will run continuously throughout the evening and a light meal will be served.  All families will leave with free books to take home.

Pasta Dinner

Our biggest FUNdraising event is just around the corner Friday May 19. Mark your calendars and buy discounted presale tickets online at

There’s still time to sponsor the event and we will feature you on our website too! Please thank Helga Kasperait & Luis Torres for being our first family sponsors.

School Testimonials

Reviews are critical to our school’s reputation. We need your help to build up from which we will rotate 2 at a time to feature on the homepage. It would be ideal to have a mix of parent, student, and teacher testimonials. If you and/or your child are able to help, please send to :

  • 2-3 sentence testimonial
  • Your photo (I will crop to a circle)
  • Your full name & whether you are parent, student, teacher
  • Your grade (if student or teacher)

Win Free Lifx Smart Bulbs

Do you dream about having a smart home? Redwood City based LIFX has generously donated CES-winning smart bulbs to Room 11’s Pasta Dinner basket! They have also provided Gen2 white LED bulbs to build the excitement. 120 winners will get a starter pack worth $45! To win:

1) Like the Henry Ford Facebook page
2) Share this Facebook post
3) Pick up your LIFX smart bulbs at Pasta Dinner

(2 winners max per household please)

Ring Fundraiser

We have an exciting fundraiser. Ring would like to keep our neighborhood safe and support our neighborhood school! Ring video doorbells and perimeter cameras are highly recommended by the Redwood City Police Department. Through May, Ring is offering $25 off a device to friends & family of Henry Ford Elementary. For every one of your purchases, they will also give $25 to our PTA. Just enter promo code 6503682981 at checkout.


Details are in this flyer Henry Ford Ring Fundraiser and you can also contact

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.


Families who donate the full contribution and/or sponsor a program can be featured on our website and possibly in our newsletter!

Amazon Smile

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 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

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