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.
>> December Principal newsletter HERE
>> Read the latest PTA newsletter
Important Upcoming Dates:
Wed, Dec 7 -- Staff Appreciation Breakfast. Sign up HERE
Sat, Dec 10 -- Hometown Holidays Parade -- show Mustang pride at the annual parade in downtown Redwood City
Thurs, Dec 15 @ 6:30pm -- Winter Concert, at MIT Auditorium
Fri, Dec 16 -- Super Minimum Day. Dismissal at 11:30 for all students
Dec 21-Jan 3 -- Winter Break
Wed, Jan 4, 2023 -- Back to school!
Parent "Ambassadors" Needed for Kinder Tours
Kinder Tours are coming up! On Tuesdays and Thursday mornings from November 8th through January 10th we need current Henry Ford parents to answer questions from prospective parents for a few minutes after each Kinder Tour. Grab a buddy and signup to help promote our great school to the next Mustang class! Info and signup HERE.
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!
Calling all Pasta Dinner Volunteers!
It's never too early to start planning for our biggest fundraiser and Carnival event of the year -- Pasta Dinner! This is a fun event for the entire family, our biggest fundraiser, and a great event for the whole community. Enjoy carnival games and a delicious pasta dinner. In addition, there is a raffle for various themed baskets, a Wine Wall, and an auction for amazing items. Mark your calendars -- May 19, 2023!!
In order to bring this event to our school and community, we need your help! Most urgently, we need to form an Auction Committee to start collecting items for the auction (usually from local businesses), and to organize the auction website.
Other needs include: Dinner Committee, Basket Raffle Helpers, and Carnival Committee
If it sounds daunting, it isn't! There are many parents who have attended and/or helped with this event in the past, and this is a great opportunity to make new friends and support our school and children. As they say, Many hands make light work!
If you'd like to help out, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
There is also a donation bin in front of the office.
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
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.