Welcome to the Henry Ford Elementary School PTA, in Redwood City, CA!
See below for upcoming events and important announcements.
Hello Henry Ford families! We are so excited to start school, reunite with old friends and meet new friends.
As another school year begins, 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.
FALL FIESTA HELPERS NEEDED!!
Our October Fall Fiesta event is coming up and we need volunteers to help plan this party! Email Sheena W at firstname.lastname@example.org for more info!
>> September Principal newsletter HERE
>> Read the latest PTA newsletter
Important Upcoming Dates:
Sept 29 -- Start of our Fall Fundraiser! Catalog will go home in Thursday folders the week before.
Fri, Sept 30 @ 8:20am -- Coffee with the Principal, in Rm 4
Sept 30 -- last day to get 10% off your 2022-23 yearbook! Order HERE.
Henry Ford Sports Teams
Did you know that Henry Ford has a girls (4th/5th grade) volleyball team this fall?
Come support our fellow Mustangs on the court! Their first game is Thursday, Sept 29 @ 5:15pm, at the Red Morton Community Center gym.
Going forward, the game schedule for all our Henry Ford sports teams will be posted under the "Our School" tab.
Fall Fundraiser -- Sept 29 - Oct 14
Each student has a chance to earn money for Henry Ford, and prizes for themselves, during this event. We have a huge catalog of items to sell, including holiday gift wrap and other holiday items, chocolates, candies, popcorn, cookie dough and more!
Be on the lookout for the Fall Fundraiser catalog coming home the week of Sept 26!!
Save the date... our Fall Fiesta returns on Friday, Oct 21
Held each fall on the Henry Ford campus, the Fall Fiesta brings the school and Woodside Plaza neighborhood together to kick off the academic year with food & fun. Highlights include food trucks, carnival games, bake sale and Pumpkin Walk!
We need volunteers for set up, clean up, and game supervision. We will also need dessert donations for our bake sale!!
Use THIS LINK to pre-order game wristbands AND sign up to volunteer! Pre-ordered wristbands allow for unlimited games all night. Cost goes up if you wait... so order now!
** Note -- you will need to log-in to complete the form. This helps us keep track of orders and volunteers. Thanks. **
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.)
- SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR ORGANIZER (Scholastic Book Fair is held in the Spring)
- 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 email@example.com
>> 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
Yearbook Reminders -- 10% off if you order before 9/30!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Henry Ford Spirit Wear
Show off your Mustang spirit! We make it easy by ordering online with items shipped to your home, or FREE pick-up at the store. Online orders supplied by Goetz Brothers, a local family owned and operated business. Site opens at the start of the school year and turn-around time is 7-10 days
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.