It’s one for the books!

Thank you, Harvey Milk community!

In under 48 hours, we came together to fund 11 book projects at Harvey Milk for a total of 619 new books! Yes, nearly 40 generous donors funded $7600 worth of fantastic books that span all subjects—including sports, graphic novels, cultural diversity, phonics readers, Frogs (and Toads).  The shelves at Harvey Milk are now overflowing with books, and we are overflowing with gratitude. Thank you, donors, for your incredible support of literacy and reading at Harvey Milk!

DonorsChoose.org book match–10/18 and 10/19 only!

Reading is fundamental, and the right books can make all the difference to a student’s education. On October 18th and 19th, DonorsChoose.org is matching all donations to book projects.  With your gift, you can ensure that every shelf at Harvey Milk is brimming with books, and every student has the book that will light up his or her world!

Your donation to these inspiring book projects will be DOUBLED on October 18th and 19th:

Double your impact today, and thank you for supporting all of our enthusiastic bookworms at Harvey Milk!

Parent Ed Night for Puberty Cancelled

Wednesday, October 18 Parent Ed Night for Puberty Cancelled 
Due to reasons out of our control, the parent education night scheduled for tomorrow with Superstar Health Education for puberty is canceled. The puberty education for the 4th and 5th grade students will resume next week as previously planned. 

The Annual Giving Campaign kicks off today!

The Annual Giving Campaign, the PFC’s biggest fundraiser of the year, kicked off this morning with a rousing sing-along led by Ms. Rhonda! We need your help to reach our goal of 100% family participation and $140,000 by December 31st.

Funds raised by the Annual Giving Campaign pay for music class with Ms. Rhonda, art and dance programs, outdoor science education, essential school staff, and other vital programs. Want to learn more about the campaign? Read our kick-off letter or visit harveymilksf.com. Thank you for supporting our school!

October Fundraisers

    

Don’t miss out on our October Fundraisers!

Tea Collection School Days are coming up October 9-16.
Shop TeaSchoolDays.com at 15% off + Free Shipping & HMCRA get 15% of sales. Our promo code is SDF17HARVEY

Every Monday in October, San Francisco’s own Tacolicious will donate 15% of their proceeds to Harvey Milk. Come support your school while enjoying lunch or dinner with your family and friends!

When you shop on Good Eggs10% will go back to the school during October and November!  Use the code HARVEYMILK when you check out your groceries to enroll and get $25 off your grocery order. All your orders during October and November will automatically count toward the fundraiser.

The Sweatshirt Shop is open

  

You can now buy your very own HMCRA Sweatshirt. There are many different color and size options. Go to our SPIRIT GEAR page for more information.

Youth Sweatshirts $22
Adult Sweatshirts $34
Family Pack, 2 adult + 2 youth $100

 We plan to put the order in on November 6. We’ll order more later in the year, but this is your chance to get them in time for the holidays!

School Tours

We welcome all families considering Harvey Milk Civil Rights Academy for their children to join us for a school tour, held on select Thursday mornings from 9:45-10:45am, October through January. For more information and to RSVP for the date of your choice, please visit our Tours page.
Tour dates are:
October 19 and 26
November 2, 9, 16,  and 30
December 6 (inclusion program), 7 and 14
January 11

Garden Day Updates

          

A special thank you to all the families who came out for our first Garden Workday of the year. We’re so excited to now have – new painted signs (especially the one for our garden mascot!), a new worm bin (complete with worms!), a more organized garden space, a cleared and prepped space ready for our chicken coop, a beautiful tree area, some newly planted herbs, and some amended beds ready for compost and mulch.

Given our successful garden workday, we’re ready to spread mulch and assemble our new chicken coop! Join Miss Grace at the Garden Classroom Friday, September 22 from 9:35-9:45am to spread mulch, or stay longer to construct our chicken coop!

Thank you to @GoodEggs for providing tasty fruit & cakes to keep our energy high during our garden workday this past Saturday! Friends – the next time you order from Good Eggs, use HARVEYMILK when you checkout to get $15 off, and during October and November, they’ll donate 10% of your order to HMCRA.