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STEM/STEAM Makerspace Startup!

Event Chair: Becky Foutch


help henry ford get our dedicated makerspace up and running!

Many families along with our teachers & principal have shown much enthusiasm for this endeavor! Not only will a Makerspace be a wonderful opportunity for current students, it's addition will be an innovative and sought-after asset for incoming families as they consider their school options.

To create an open-ended, creative, student-driven STEM/STEAM learning, we are looking for some basic low tech materials. You can see how SIMPLE our materials needs are so get creative! This might be a good time to raid the garage, thrift stores and office supply closets at work -- or even ask your employer to donate!  Amazon has the best prices for most items listed. 

We are also listing volunteer opportunities for Setup Help and Supervising the Drop-in Lunch Club (3-5 grades) and some not-so-basic WISH LIST items as we dream big for this space!  

With your continued support, Henry Ford's Makerspace will open after Winter Break! Please contact Becky Foutch with any questions about the list, our Makerspace goals or ideas for expanding STEAM at Henry Ford. Thanks for your support!

Task/ItemStart Time End TimeAvailable SpotsItem DetailsItem Qty
Volunteer 1x per Month: Lunchtime Maker Club 12:30 pm 1:30 pm20 remaining:  
Volunteer: Room Setup - Time(s) TBA N/A N/A6 remaining:  
$9.00 Clauss Titanium Bonded Bent Snips, 7" N/A N/A2 remaining:  
Misc Tape: Duct, Scotch, Craft N/A N/A25 remaining:  
Glue: White, Glue Sticks, Mod Podge N/A N/A25 remaining:  
Wood craft sticks - varying sizes; Toothpicks, Straws, Spaghetti N/A N/A25 remaining:  
$35.00 Twisteez Craft Sculpture Wire, 30 Inches, Assorted Color, Pack of 200 N/A N/A3 remaining:  
Remnants - Fabric, yarn, ribbon, Velcro etc N/A N/A25 remaining:  
Needles & Thread N/A N/A25 remaining:  
Assorted CLEAR Storage & Organization Bins & Trays N/A N/A#1: ellen j.a three tier plastic storage bin1
49 remaining:  
Staplers & Staples N/A N/A2 remaining:  
Cardboard: corrugated & food boxes (cereal etc), tissue boxes, TP & PT tubes N/A N/A50 remaining:  
Assorted Paper: Brown butcher roll, Construction, Origami, Scrap N/A N/A25 remaining:  
Empty, CLEAN plastic bottles - all sizes N/A N/A50 remaining:  
OTHER N/A N/A25 remaining:  
WISH LIST: 3D Printer + filament N/A N/A1 remaining:  
WISH LIST: Used tablets, laptops N/A N/A2 remaining:  

Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities

Open PTA Positions

We have open positions for 2018-19! Please reach out if interested officers@henryfordpta.org

  • Hometown Holidays Parade Coordinator
  • Family Dance Chair

New officers, committee chairs, and team leads should email admin@henryfordpta.org for resource access


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Network with other parents by working and having fun alongside them. You just might meet your new best friend, a carpool partner, or the lead on a new job. Join us!

Make a difference fundraising, helping in the classrooms, and engaging the community. Parents like you make these programs possible.

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