Henry Ford School: May 8 – 12

This Week at Henry Ford Elementary

Monday, May 8

  • SBAC testing continues (May 1-12)

Tuesday, May 9

  • 2nd Grade Zoo Field Trip

Wednesday, May 10

Thursday, May 11

  • Minimum Day

Friday, May 12

Important Upcoming Dates

  • May 19: Pasta Dinner
  • May 25: Open House

Volunteer Needs

Ambassador Update

Reviews are critical to our school’s reputation and ability to attract great student families. We need your help to write content for from which we will rotate testimonials 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)

Pasta Dinner

Our biggest FUNdraising event is just around the corner Friday May 19! All the details are at

Discounted presale tickets are available online from now through May 17.

The online auction will go live on May 11. Winners need not be present to win, so share the link with friends, family, coworkers, neighbors, old classmates, local baristas, former flames, etc so everyone can get in on the fun.

This is an all-volunteer event, so please sign up to do your share. We need folks for setup, cleanup, and games.


School Modernization

Curious about how your tax dollars are being spent and how they will impact Redwood City? Get involved and learn about the improvements planned for RCSD school sites through Measure T funds. Most projects won’t impact our school for 7+ years, but you’ll be a Henry Ford neighbor long after your Mustangs move on to being proud alums.

Quick Start projects begin this summer! Rumors are that Henry Ford may receive sun shades for lunch areas but information has not yet been published. Please reach out to RCSD office and school board members to confirm final details and ensure that Henry Ford teachers & students receive immediate, adequate sun protection from Redwood City’s Climate Best.

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 auction listing! 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

Ring video doorbells and perimeter cameras are highly recommended by the Redwood City Police Department. 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. Only good through the end of this month, so act quickly!
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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