Welcome to the Henry Ford Elementary School PTA, in Redwood City, CA!
See below for upcoming events and important announcements.
Hello Henry Ford families! Thank you for checking out our PTA website!
As the school year progresses, we will continue to work to support the learning experiences of all Henry Ford students. We are eager to engage with a diverse and mighty community of volunteers to serve students through our various PTA supported programs.
Be sure to check back regularly for updates and events.
>> March Principal newsletter HERE
>> Read the latest PTA newsletter
We have a few WINE WALL TICKETS left!!
Order HERE to win your bottle/s of wine
If you've already bought your Wine Wall ticket, look for an email for details about the upcoming wine raffle on June 4. Cheers!
Important Upcoming Dates:
>> Don't forget Minimum Days on June 5-8
>> Congratulations to our 5th graders who are moving on to middle school! 5th grade promotion on Friday June 9 @ 9:30am
>> LAST DAY OF SCHOOL on Friday June 9! Super minimum day, Kinder dismissal @ 11am, 1st-5th @ 11:30
More on the COMMUNITY STORE...
A community store provides household and staple items free of charge to anyone who needs them - no questions asked! Walk in, take what you need, and you are free to go. The items available have been collected or bought through donations, and are there to help those in need.
How can I help? We have limited space and resources available, so before donating, please reach out to … to make sure we have space, and your donation will not go to waste! That said, we accept donations for:
- Non-perishable/shelf stable new and unexpired food items - for example: peanut butter, canned soup, canned fruit, canned vegetables, canned stew, canned fish, beans, pasta, rice, cereals, nutritious snacks, tuna, canned meat, flour, tomato sauce, beans… things that are nutritious, but preserve well without being refrigerated.
- Toiletries - for example: laundry & dish soap, toilet paper/tissues/paper towels, toothpaste, deodorant, razors, feminine hygiene items, diapers, shampoo/conditioner, soap/body wash, lotion, denture adhesive/cleanser.
- New or like new clothing items for kids in kindergarten to 5th grade.
Introducing our new Spirit Wear Logo!
Update your Henry Ford wardrobe with our new spirit wear logo! Check out our Spirit Wear Store, at locally-owned Goetz Brothers, to buy your spirit wear items. Order online, and items can be shipped to your home, or FREE pick-up at the store.
A portion of each sale is donated back to our PTA to benefit our kids! Other logo option still available too!
Makerspace Lunch Club -- need volunteers & donations
Students LOVE going to Makerspace to tinker and create in this amazing space. And we need more parent volunteers to help supervise, so we can provide this opportunity on more days, and for more students. Parents need to be present from 12:30pm-1:20pm, choose your days!
If you can’t volunteer in-person but still want to help, we always need materials – see our Amazon WishList.
Contact email@example.com for more information and to help out.
Come volunteer with us!
We always welcome volunteers in the classroom -- teach Art in Action and Project Cornerstone, chaperone field trips, help out in our Makerspace, and so much more!! No previous experience or expertise necessary, just a desire to hang out with kids in the classroom and help out our teachers.
We also have the following PTA POSITIONS that need filling!:
PTA HISTORIAN (The Historian will capture the PTA’s annual activities and achievements.)
- PASTA DINNER - FOOD, CARNIVAL & AUCTION ORGANIZERS
- GARDEN VOLUNTEERS (Organize garden cleanups and bring students into the garden!)
In order to keep everyone safe on campus, there are some requirements including TB test/questionnaire, government-issued ID, and proof of COVID vaccination.
You can pick up all the necessary forms from the office, and they can help answer any questions.
Or see HERE for online instructions, and see you on campus!
As always, if you have any questions about volunteering, email firstname.lastname@example.org
>> Tell us how you would like to stay in touch by filling out this Google Form HERE
>> Read our Fall Welcome Letter HERE
COVID is still here! Masks are optional but highly encouraged, especially indoors. Keep your student home if they are sick, get vaccinated, and continue COVID-testing regularly.
District COVID protocols can be found HERE
It's never too early to order your yearbook. Or if you want to get involved with the yearbook or Yearbook Club, even better!! Contact email@example.com
Order your yearbook at TreeRing.
Donate today and help fully fund programs at Henry Ford!
Consider making a tax-deductible donation. Any amount is gratefully appreciated and will make a difference.
Have you created your parent account with Class Dojo?
This is going to be the main form of communication with the School! Don’t miss out on great updates from your teachers, Principal Knopf, photos, and upcoming fun activities.
If you haven’t received an invitation with the class code, please reach out to your teacher. General school information and classroom messages and updates are sent out via Class Dojo on a regular basis.
Shop as you normally do and the school earns money at AmazonSmile!
A percentage of your eligible purchases on Amazon will be donated to the school.
Simply sign-up at AmazonSmile and enter Henry Ford.
Connect with us on Facebook, Instagram and Nextdoor.