Welcome to the Henry Ford Elementary School PTA, in Redwood City, CA!

See below for upcoming events and important announcements.






welcome back to school, henry ford mustangs! 

Hello Henry Ford families! We are excited to be back on campus, as we continue 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. 



Important Upcoming Dates


Kinder Tours are happening!! Current parents - If you are available for a quick Q&A with prospective parents at the end of the virtual tours, we would really appreciate it! It’s good to have at least two parents at each meeting just to give a parent's perspective. Send an email to president@henryfordpta.org to volunteer or for more info. Schedule below:

  • Wednesday, 12/15 at 9:00 am and 6:00 pm
  • Wednesday, 1/12 at 9:00 am and 6:00 pm


Tuesday, Nov 30 @ 4pm -- School Site Council meeting.  Join HERE


Wednesday, Dec 1 -- Bookmark contest deadline


Friday, Dec 3 @ 9am -- Coffee with the Principal -- Join with google meet.


Saturday, Dec 4 @ 4:30pm -- show your Henry Ford spirit at the downtown Redwood City Hometown Holiday parade.  See below for flyer


Wednesday, Dec 8  -- Staff Appreciation Breakfast.  Volunteer HERE


Wednesday, Dec 14 -- PTA meeting (Zoom link coming)


Friday, Dec 17 -- Super Minimum Day, all students dismissed at 11:30am.  Happy Winter Break!


Tuesday, Jan 4  -- Back to school



Volunteers Back on Campus!


Exciting news from RCSD -- volunteers will soon be welcomed back on campus!  This will allow volunteers to help in the classroom, help with Art in Action and Project Cornerstone, chaperone field trips, help out in our Makerspace, and so much more!!


In order to keep everyone safe on campus, there are some requirements including TB test/questionnaire, government-issued ID, and proof of COVID vaccination. 


See HERE for instructions, and see you on campus!!



Makerspace will open soon!  


What is Makerspace, you might ask?

The Makerspace is an expansion of the STEAM (Science/Technology/Engineering/Art/Math) opportunities that teachers provide in their classrooms.  The space cultivates creative ways for students to design, experiment, build and invent as they engage in science, engineering, art and tinkering. A family has donated a new 3-D printer which we are excited to begin using! Our school has worked hard to expand STEAM programs knowing they provide opportunities for critical thinking, problem-solving, independence, agency and cooperative learning. The Makerspace is a free-use space supported by the PTA, donations and volunteers.


Email steam@henryfordpta.org, if you are interested in volunteering!


See HERE for more info (scroll down to the section on Makerspace)



 COVID Reminders


Pediatric COVID-19 Vaccines are here!

  • Higher vaccination rates mean more community involvement on school campuses. Our school relies heavily on volunteers to make many of our programs successful. Please join the next SMCOE webinar to learn more about the safety and efficacy of the vaccine so that our school and wider community can be protected from this serious illness and the PTA can continue to fulfill our commitment to keep our students thriving through positive interventions like the WIN Program, Art In Action, Makerspace, Clubs, Field Trips and more.

  • Kids vaccination event - RCSD is hosting a free vaccination event for all kids 5-11 on November 18th, at Hoover Community School, from 2 to 7pm.  ALL Henry Ford families are invited!  Read more on the superintendent newsletter here.

    More vaccine dates and events will be made available by San Mateo County here.


RCSD recently partnered with BayPal to increase on-site COVID-19 testing.  Testers are at Henry Ford every Monday and Thursday, each registered student will be tested on one of those days.   

See this flyer for more information from the District. 


In order to be tested weekly at school:

1) Make sure your student is registered through Primary Health.  Link here

2) Every week, schedule an "appointment" to consent for that week's test.  Link here


In addition, there is weekly FREE COVID testing for all RCSD students and staff.

Thursdays 1:30pm -- 4:30pm at Hoover and Kennedy.  See HERE for details


Don't forget to complete your Daily Wellness Survey before 7:30am every morning!

You can also complete a paper form, available onsite.  Or print a copy HERE



Hometown Holidays Parade in downtown Redwood City


Saturday, Dec 4 at 4:3pm

Show your Henry Ford Mustang spirit!





Next Staff Appreciation Breakfast on Wednesday, December 8


Mark your calendars -- show how much we appreciate our Henry Ford teachers and staff, by bringing some morning treats!  

Sign up to volunteer HERE

Note -- if you haven't done so already, you will need to create in log-in for the website.  This is only to keep track of volunteers.  Thank you!


Time to prepare for the Winter holidays!


Honey Bear Trees once again will be donating 15% of the purchase price for all holiday trees and wreaths to the Henry Ford PTA. Bring this flyer with you, or mention you want to donate at check out.


Two locations:

955 Woodside Rd, RWC -- opens on 11/13, 10a-8p daily

1579 El Camino Real, San Carlos -- opens on 11/20, 10a-8p daily




Fall Fundraiser continues!  


Each student has a chance to earn money for Henry Ford and prizes for themselves during this event. This year we have a huge catalog of items to sell - Holiday gift wrap and other holiday items, chocolates, candies, popcorn, cookie dough, and much more!  


See the flyers for more Information and instructions: English and Spanish


While the deadline to earn prizes and gift cards has passed, all purchases still earn Henry Ford 40%!



Yearbook Club needs old digital cameras


The Yearbook team is working out details to restart the Yearbook Club for 4th and 5th graders.  

Do you have an old digital camera gathering dust?  Consider donating to the Yearbook Club, so our "press team" can take photos and create an amazing yearbook!

Contact yearbook@henryfordpta.org



Have extra kids' face masks, or gently used toys?


The school is going through lots of face masks (imagine 400+ students dirtying and breaking face masks!), and is looking for any donations of kids masks!


Doing some fall cleaning and finding any forgotten toys?  The school could use any gently used toys as prizes for PBIS and recognition of other good deeds on campus.  


Bring any donations to the front office!




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.  





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Get important dates, event information, access to resources to help connect you with Henry Ford.


Just leave your name and email on our sign up form here.



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.  Turn-around time is 7-10 days

Order spirit wear here



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.



Order your 2021-2022 yearbook now!  

Order your yearbook at TreeRing.


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