This Week at Henry Ford Elementary
Monday, Sep 4
- Labor Day Holiday
Tuesday, Sep 5
- Flag Salute @ 8:12am
Wednesday, Sep 6
Thursday, Sep 7
- Minimum Day
- School of Excellence photo @ 1:30pm
- Back to School Night @ 6:00 – 7:30pm in MUB
Friday, Sep 8
Important Upcoming Dates
- Sept 12 @ 6:30 PM: PTA ice cream social
- Sept 15: Picture Day
Art in action
Looking for a way to spend some time in your child’s classroom without a big time commitment? Volunteer to lead or assist with in-class art lessons! Art in Action is a PTA-supported program that brings art into the classroom during school hours through parent docents and assistants. The lessons and other training/teaching resources are provided on the website, making it easy for anyone to step into a leading or helping role. The kids love these lessons, and they create fantastic pieces of art in addition to learning about different artists and techniques.
If you would like to volunteer or just want more information, please email Julie Prosper at email@example.com
Connect with other Parents
All parents & caretakers are invited to join their classrooms’ group chats to stay in touch with others in their classroom through text, email, or the Remind app. You choose! It’s so handy for playdates, missed assignments, field trips, etc.
Text @fordinfo to the number 81010 or click remind.com/join/fordinfo then message the PTA for further instructions.
Remind is used in more than 70% of U.S. public schools. Learn more https://www.remind.com/how-it-works/parents
Have a free moment? It’s easy to find opportunities to help evenings, weekends, in the classroom, on field trips, or whenever you’re available at http://henryfordpta.org/volunteer/
All school parents are welcome at our meetings. Please join us at one/some/all of these Tuesdays @7:00pm to learn about Henry Ford activities and see how you can help:
- Sep 12 (ice cream social @6:30pm)
- Oct 10
- Nov 14
- Jan 16
- Feb 13
- Mar 13
- Apr 17
- May 22
Are you on NextDoor?
Please take a moment to “thank” our post so we spread the word online about our latest School of Excellence award throughout local neighborhoods https://woodsideplazarwc.nextdoor.com/news_feed/?post=61352389
With so many school choices in this area, Henry Ford’s success depends on our ability to attract quality students. Learn more at http://henryfordpta.org/meet-us/ambassadors/
School of Excellence Photo
Come celebrate our National PTA School of Excellence award! Parents, teachers, and students should wear their SpiritWear & smiles for group photos in front of our new banner. We’ll proudly share them on Facebook, Instagram, and website.
Thursday @ 1:30pm by the Kindergarten playground fence
Like Us on Facebook
Add some school spirit and smiles to your social media diet! We may sprinkle in some timely information too. Like us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/HenryFordPTA/ and Instagram https://www.instagram.com/henryfordpta/
After School Enrichment
Extracurricular activities begin next week! Henry Ford offers a number of enrichment classes on site after school including sports, art, and chess. Spanish for 1st-3rd grade is new this year Wednesdays from 2:20-3:20 and you can still join. Learn more at http://henryfordpta.org/meet-us/care-enrichment/
Save the Date
Mark your calendars for our biggest events of the school year!
Join the fun on Friday spirit days, safely stand out on field trips, and just show off your Mustang pride when you’re out & around Redwood City. Adult & child sizes are available at http://henryfordpta.org/spiritwear/
Keep all your fresh Back to School gear from disappearing into the Lost & Found forever! Buy a set of dishwasher/microwave/laundry safe, 100% waterproof personalized labels from Mabel’s Labels and Henry Ford PTA will get 20% of the proceeds.
Click this link and search for Henry Ford Elementary: http://campaigns.mabelslabels.com
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. For the 2017-18 academic year, a full student contribution is $200. While we prefer a full annual contribution, any amount is gratefully accepted. We also have a new monthly installments program at http://henryfordpta.org/donate/
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:
Be sure to subscribe to our PTA newsletter so you can stay up-to-date on school activities! Your engagement helps your student succeed. Go tohttp://henryfordpta.org/subscribe. You can also find the Subscribe box on the bottom (mobile) or top right (desktop) across our PTA website.
If you have any news you’d like to share with Henry Ford parents, please reach out to our team at firstname.lastname@example.org