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.
>> February Principal newsletter HERE
>> Read the latest PTA newsletter
Important Upcoming Dates:
Friday, Feb 3 -- Henry Ford's inaugural Math Fair! Contact Principal Knopf to help out.
Wednesday, Feb 8 -- Staff Appreciation Breakfast. Show your appreciation to our Henry Ford teachers and staff, by bringing in some delicious breakfast! Sign up HERE.
Friday, Feb 10 -- Valentine's Ball. Contact Principal Knopf to volunteer.
Monday Feb 13 -- Lincoln's Day -- NO SCHOOL
Wednesday Feb 15 -- Dine Out at Panda Express -- all ONLINE orders (nationwide -- spread the word to all your friends and family around the country!) earn our PTA a whopping 28%! Code: 913024
Friday Feb 17 - Super Minimum Day -- kinder dismissal at 11am, 1-5 @ 11:30a
Feb 20-24 -- February Break, NO SCHOOL
Feb 28 - another Super Minimum Day! Kinder dismissal at 11am, 1-5 @ 11:30a
Calling all Pasta Dinner Volunteers!
It's time 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!
Auction community donations needed - Everyone can help us collect some great items and experiences for our spring auction! Everywhere you go, feel free to ask local businesses to donate to our school. Share that donations help fund programs like PE, Art, Makerspace, Project Cornerstone and more. Experiences are always a big hit if you or someone you know has a talent or hobby you would like to auction off!
Our tax ID number is 68-0487106 (all donations are tax deductible). This is a wonderful way to engage with our surrounding community! Email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or to coordinate donations.
If you'd like to help out, please email: email@example.com
Go Henry Ford Athletes!!
Did you know that 4th & 5th graders can play on a sports team with classmates, and proudly represent our school? Signups for the spring soccer league can be found HERE -- deadline is February 15.
Our boys & girls basketball team just finished up a fun and successful season... Go Mustangs!
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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 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
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.
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A percentage of your eligible purchases on Amazon will be donated to the school.