Henry Ford School: June 5-June 9

This Week at Henry Ford Elementary

June Life Skill – SELF-CONFIDENCE – A feeling or belief in your own power and ability

Monday, June 5

  • 1st grade field trip to Maddux Park

Tuesday, June 6

  • Kindergarten field trip to Maddux Park
  • Minimum Day

Wednesday, june 7

  • 2nd grade field trip to Maddux Park
  • 5th grade field trip to Roller Rink
  • Minimum Day

Thursday, June 8

  • Minimum Day

Friday, June 9

  • Minimum Day
  • 5th grade promotion, 11 AM
  • Last Day of School

Important Upcoming Dates

  • June 17:  Kindergarten Playdate
  • Aug 12:  Kindergarten Playdate
  • Aug 17: Maze Day
  • Aug 21: First Day of School

Volunteer Needs

Ambassador Update

Summer Playdates

Mark your calendars for our Kindergarten Playdates this summer! Incoming Kindergartners can get a headstart on new friends, and families can get to know each other before the school year. Please sign up to help!


Raincheck: Dine Out at Pizza My Heart

Due to staffing issues, the Henry Ford Dine Out fundraiser at Pizza My Heart has been postponed. Hope you enjoyed all the food & fun this year thanks to all the organizing by Jen Cambouris. Be on the lookout for many more events this fall.

School Modernization

Thank you to the parents & teachers who were able to join RCSD Operations Director Don Dias for an update meeting. He confirmed:

  • Dumpsters – Temporarily moved because position on the sidewalk is unsafe & unsanitary; A new location will be found and enclosure built this summer. Dumpsters will most likely return to the same area but reoriented on a longer driveway which means the donation bin would be removed and fruit trees replanted.
  • Lunch Areas – New architect will deliver conceptual designs for sun shades to cover the outdoor lunch tables. Once Principal Griffiths, the school site council, and RCSD board approve then technical plans will be developed for state approval. This is expected to take ~6 months, after which we can quickly expect installation.
  • Construction – Henry Ford is budgeted $2.3M for a reoriented office, safety fencing, security alarms & locks, classroom technology, security cameras, new paint & carpet, and outdoor fridge/freezer some time between 2018-2023.
  • Measure T Communication – If you’d like more information on project timelines or how $193 of bond money is being spent at each school site, check the updated Measure T website (available by end of June) or attend this fall’s site council or neighborhood meetings.

NEW! Sponsorships

Do you know any local businesses who would like to invest in our students and demonstrate a commitment to quality education & community engagement? We are introducing a sponsorship program for the 2017-18 school year, so please share this opportunity with interested parties. Reach out in person, by phone, or email and give out this link

Sponsors will be recognized for their contribution on our website.


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Summer Reading

Start preparing your students for summer reading & learning! Be on the look out for suggested reading lists from Henry Ford Elementary teachers.

Our Redwood City libraries always run an amazing summer challenge with reading prizes and weekly drawings for museum passes.

Barnes & Noble has a summer program for kids to earn a free book. Print a journal for each student, read & write about 8 books, then turn in to a local store (closest one is at Sequoia Station) to choose a free book.

Do you know of any other summer reading programs? Share with us and we’ll spread the word to other Henry Ford school families on our school Reading Page. Thank you!

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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:

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