The PTA organizes a variety of fundraising events to help pay for important school programs. These events have the added benefit of being a lot of fun for our families, bringing us together as a community.


In addition, we also organize family events just for our students and families to have fun!  This has included ice cream socials, family dance, and dodgeball!  If you have an idea you'd like to share, please email us at We'd love to hear from you!  New faces and ideas are always welcome. 


See below for past and present events that we have enjoyed! 


Dine Out

Support our local restaurants and on designated days the school earns a percentage of the proceeds! Participating restaurants include Redwood City BBQ, Crouching Tiger, Canyon Inn, Sancho's, Villa Lucia, Mountain Mike's Pizza, Zareen's, Chipotle and others! All of course do take-out too. Do you have a favorite restaurant you'd like us to contact? Email us at



Pasta Dinner & Fundraiser

MAY 20, 2022




This is a fun event for the entire family, our biggest fundraiser, and a great event for the whole community!   Enjoy carnival games and our famous pasta dinner. And everyone will have an opportunity to win exciting items in our raffle!  All families and friends, teachers and staff, and community members are welcome.


The event also includes:

  • A chance to win raffles for baskets full of fun & exciting prizes
  • Our 'Wine Wall' (which was so popular last year!)
  • Appearance by the Stanford Band
  • Book Walk and Toy Walk, for kids of all ages to win prizes 
  • Field games with our awesome PE coaches
  • Online auction for amazing items


If you'd like to help make this event a huge success, please email



Scholastic Book Fair

MARCH 4-11, 2022





Our 2022 Scholastic Book Fair was a huge success!  Thanks to all the volunteers who helped during and after school, and the teachers who brought their classes to buy books, and of course to the teachers for the fun online read-along on March 3.  We hope your kids are enjoying their new books! 



Hometown Holiday Parade

December 4, 2021


Mustang pride on full display in Redwood City's annual Hometown Holiday Parade. 






Trunk or Treat  

October 29, 2021


Families showed off their creativity and Halloween spirit by decorating car trunks, and our Henry Ford students showed off their costumes and enjoyed checking out all the trunks during a fun Halloween parade.  







Ice Cream Social



The annual Ice Cream Social, held just before our first PTA meeting, is a great way to celebrate the start of the school year. Meet our board leadership as they scoop!


Fall Fiesta




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 a Grand Prize raffle for Disneyland tickets! 


Family Dance



Bring the whole family onto campus and dance the night away. Enjoy the decorations of the winning theme voted on by the students, take photos at our photo booth, and dance, dance, dance to the the professional DJ. 




Family Dodgeball



Warm up your arms and bring your friendly, competitive spirit. The whole family will enjoy the mayhem and fun. Held off-campus at Sports House and lead by their coaches. Remember the five D's of dodgeball: dodge, duck, dip, dive and dodge. ~ Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story





A look back at some reimagined school events during COVID times in 2020....

Neighborhood Chalk Walk

Henry Ford families shows off their school spirit by creating chalk art in their driveways!  Plus, local Redwood City artist Mary Kay Mitchell (aka Chalk Granny) created a beautiful piece outside our school!






Halloween Pumpkin Exhibit

Students and families carved pumpkins to bring Halloween spirit to our campus! 




Winter Art Contest