Henry Ford SchoolProud Home of the Mustangs
Neighborhood School on Traditional Calendar
Principal: Lynne Griffiths
Henry Ford is a K-5 school committed to meeting the needs of every student. We have a school wide focus on literacy and believe that the ability to read, write, and speak is the key to achievement in all pursuits. Our Language Arts program consists of full implementation of the California state Common Core standards supplemented by targeted small group instruction and leveled books. In addition, students needing extra support are placed in smaller group intervention that is standards based and tailored to their needs. Students needing English Language Development receive appropriate ELD instruction daily. Enrichment classes are offered after school. Our mathematics program incorporates the use of basic skills and concepts in problem-solving situations. The social studies program provides students with opportunities to study various aspects of the world, past and present, to relate it to their own lives from a variety of resources both print and electronic. The science curriculum emphasizes the scientific-inquiry method with hands-on learning. Oral and written communication skills, with the support of technology, are stressed throughout all curricular areas. There is a 21st Century grant funded after school program with Redwood City Parks and Recreation offered at $30 per student per month for eligible students in first through fifth grade.
SPECIAL FEATURES OF HENRY FORD SCHOOL:
Technology - 32 IMAC Lab, student computers in the classrooms, Internet Access. Thirty minutes standards based activities in lab weekly.
Literacy - Reading Contract program, Circling
Students are encouraged to read every night and they receive recognition at the end of the month. Accelerated Reader program is used with students grades 1 to 5.
Leveled grouping for reading 1 hour a day, for grades 1st-5th, five days a week. Targeted reading and ELD instruction in smaller groups.
“Whole Child” Activities Art in Action Program for kindergarten through fifth grade, Music For Learning Program for second through fourth grades, Music for Minors for kindergarten sponsored by the PTA. P.E. one time a week for half hour sessions sponsored by the PTA. After school Enrichment classes, Individual Garden space for each class, Service Learning Projects, Active Student government for grades third to fifth, Conflict Managers (4/5 graders selected, trained and use process at recess) Bridges to Safety program and school wide recycling.
Parent Involvement – Active PTA for Fall Fiesta in combination with ELAC, Pasta Dinner, Book Fairs, Movie Nights and other activities. Informative website for students and parents, School Site Council, English Learners Advisory Council, Henry Ford Enews.