Back to School Dates and Information

Tues., August 13th-Thurs, Aug. 15th: Kindergarten Jump Start, 8:45-12:15

Fri., August 23rd: Ice Cream Social, 2:00-3:00. Class Rosters will be posted in the cafeteria. Meet the Teachers!

Mon., August 26th: First Day of School for All Students, 11:45 Dismissal.

Tues., August 27th – Thurs., August 29th: Full Days for 1st-5th Grade Students, 8:30-3:35. Kindergarten/Young 5’s Soft Start, 8:30-11:45.

Fri., August 30th – Mon., September 2nd: No School for Students – Labor Day Weekend.

Fordson Feeder Reads at William Ford!

Thank you students and parents for making the Literacy Pop-up Wednesday event (#FordsonFeederReads) at William Ford a HUGE success.  Over 250 people attended, with students from 13 schools!

(William Ford, Henry Ford, Lowrey, Woodworth, Becker, McCullough-Unis, McDonald, Stout, Lindbergh, Salina, Maples, Cotter and even a student from Melvindale)


Read more at Executive Director Shannon Peterson’s Blog… Click HERE!

The next Summer Fun opportunity will be held at McDonald Elementary on July 10th, 9:30-11:30.  See you there!


Last Week of School – Schedule and Special Events

Monday, June 10th:  

Fun Day Postponed to Tuesday due to the forecasted weather

Book Fair, 9:00-2:00

Tuesday, June 11th:  

PTA Fun Day – 9:00-3:00

Volunteer Breakfast, 8:35-9:30

Book Fair, 9:00-2:00

Preschool, Kindergarten and 1st Picnic on the Playground

Fifth Grade Science Fair, 2:00-3:00, Cafeteria

Fifth Grade Lock-in Party, 4:00-6:00 in the Cafeteria & Gym

Wednesday, June 12th:

2nd Grade Picnic – Ford Woods

3rd Grade Picnic – Playground

4th Grade Picnic – Field trip to Midway

Fifth Grade Field Trip – Bowling & Movie

Reflections’ Winners Ceremony at Stout, 5:30

Thursday, June 13th:

4th Grade Picnic – Playground 

5th Grade Promotion, 1:45-3:15, Cafeteria – Parents are Welcome!

Friday, June 14th

Last Day of School, 11:45 Dismissal

5th Grade Breakfast Social, 8:30-9:00

Young 5’s Promotion at 10:30, Mrs. Sadek’s Classroom, Parents are Welcome!

Kindergarten Promotion at 11:00, Cafeteria – Parents are Welcome!

4th Grade Red Carpet Event, Mrs. Hamid’s Room, 9:00-11:30

Dismissal for Summer, 11:45

Summer Fair & Scholastic Book Fair

Summer Fair – June 7th @ 8:45

Parents, you are invited to attend the Summer Fair on Friday, June 7th from 8:45 until 10:00. You will be invited to come inside after bringing your children to school. We will have opportunities for you to learn about supporting your child’s learning during the summer break.


Scholastic Book Fair – June 7th, June 10th, and June 11th

We are also hosting a Scholastic Book Fair on Friday, Monday, and Tuesday (June 7th, 10th, and 11th). Students may bring money to school to purchase books for summer reading. They will attend the fair with their class, at a time scheduled by the teachers. We are looking for parents to help out at the book fair. Please sign up by clicking on this link:


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Clean-up Parade at William Ford!

Thank you to everyone for making William Ford’s Clean-up Parade a HUGE hit!  The weather cleared and the parade was on.  Thank you to Mayor O’Reilly and City Officials, Chief Haddad and the First Responders, to Dr. Glenn Maleyko, Shannon Peterson and District Officials, to Trustee Mary Petlichkoff and Commissioners from the City Beautiful Commission, to the Staff at William Ford, to our 675 students and to our parents and community for making our parade a success!  And, thank you to our Grand Marshall, Gary Schilbe…most deserving!



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