Mustang Ford Library News

3rd Six Weeks

Hour Of Code

Students at Henry Ford participated in the nations "Hour of Code" initiative during their library classes. Students were able to learn coding while using Code.org. This website is dedicated to the access of computer science coding programs. Students truly enjoyed learning these new innovative computer science skills.

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President Obama kicks off the Hour of Code 2014

Molina Foundation Book Distribution

Henry Ford Mustangs was graciously chosen to be a recipient of the Molina Foundation Grant and were given 1,075 books. These books were in turn given to our students but, from someone very special, Santa Claus himself! Thank you Mr. Sandoval and Coach Martinez & Coach Perez for helping with this project and making our students Christmas a little more "Reading Worthy." Also a huge shout out to the Molina Foundation for giving our students all these wonderful books.
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Molina Foundation-Maisy's 25th Birthday Reading Event

Henry Ford was also granted a "Reading Event" from the Molina Foundation. Henry Ford Elementary Kinder students participated in this wonderful reading event at our school library. Mustang Kinder Students participated in 5 different stations celebrating the 25th Maisy's Birthday Celebration! As part of the celebration they were gifted 3 hard covered books to each of our 110 students. 330 additional books were donated to our students from the Molina Foundation. What a great way for our kinder students to be introduced to the love of literacy. Thank you Molina Foundation for allowing us to participate in this grand event.
Ford Elementary Students Celebrate Maisy Mouse's 25th Birthday

Donors Choose.org

Our School library has been awarded another makers space grant. This is our second grant and many new additions will be added to our makers space in the library. Some of the items that have been added thanks to this grant are:


K'NEX - Deluxe Building Set - 375 Pieces

Learning Resources Code & Go Robot Mouse Activity Set

Osmo Coding Game

Osmo Genius Kit

Fisher-Price Think & Learn Code-a-pillar

K'NEX Education - Discover Control Set


Thank you to Donors Choose.org for allowing our Makers Space in the library to blossom.


Also congratulations to Coach Martinez & Coach Perez for getting their first donors choose grant completed.


Anyone wanting to donate to grants that are up in Donors Choose please go to DonorsChoose.org and search for the following teachers grants. Thank you!


Mrs. Olivarez-3rd Grade Teacher "Flexible Seating"

Coach Martinez & Coach Perez "Rock Climbing Wall"

Mrs. Lugo - Library "Mustang Researchers for Chrome books"

Principal CONTINUES with her Reading Challenge

Mrs. Salinas, our school principal has been doing a phenomenal job in being an extraordinary reading role model to our students. She is reading every month a book to our superb mustang students. She has been making surprising unannounced classroom visits and reading. Mrs. Salinas, has even stepped it up a bit and has been reading during lunch breaks in the cafeteria and during her afternoon announcements. Great Job, Mrs. Salinas with the promotion of literacy.


These are just the few books that Mrs. Salinas has read to our students during these past months.

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Author-Diana Gonzales Bertrand

Author Diana Gonzales Bertrand visited our fourth grade students at our school library. Students were able to listen and hear firsthand "writing tips" from an actual author. Author Bertrand provided our students with excellent examples and advice while they are preparing for their Writing State Assessment (STAAR). Fourth grade students and staff are extremely grateful for all the wonderful tips and advice that Author Diana Gonzales Bertrand shared with them.

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TOP 3rd Six Weeks AR Classes

Congratulations to all the TOP AR Classes!


1st Grade - Mrs. Dena

2nd Grade - Mrs. Resendez

3rd Grade - Mrs. Olivarez

4th Grade - Mrs. Guerra

5th Grade - Mr. Ramos


A Special Congratulations to Mrs. Resendez 2nd Grade class for having ALL of her students meet their AR Goals for two six weeks in a row. 2nd & 3rd six weeks, great job students! Mrs. Resendez 2nd grade students will be awarded a pizza party! Let's continue to read, read, read!

Henry Ford Elementary Reading Scholars

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