Community Garden Day – Thank you!

Huge “thank you” to all the families who came out this Saturday to work on the outdoor education spaces at Harvey Milk, Grace Crummett for leading the effort, the PFC for donating food, and the parent who brought coffee ūüėČ

Jonathan, parent of 3rd grader Zoe, took some beautiful photos of the event. Enjoy!

Volunteer Opportunity: Halloween Dance Party

This is one of Harvey Milk‚Äôs most popular and fun events. Last year we blew the top off the cafeteria in sheer number of people and energy! Help us make this year’s dance party another success.

See the different ways to volunteer, and sign up here.

When: Saturday, Oct 29, 2016
Starts: 5:00pm
Where: Harvey Milk Cafeteria

Questions? Email Vashti Ferguson,

Monday morning reminders

Three events on Tuesday, Sept. 13:

  • SSC Meeting, @5:15pm in the library
  • Youth Sports Talk @ 5:30p in the cafeteria
  • PFC Meeting @ 6:30p in the cafeteria (free food and childcare provided)

Friday, Sept 16: Early Dismissal / pickup @12:40p
read about early dismissal days here
If ¬†your child is in aftercare,¬†pick them up as normal at by the end of¬†afterschool program. Otherwise, you’ll need to arrange for picking up your child at 12:40p in the school yard.

Tuesday, Sept. 20: PFC Event Committee meeting, in the school library
If you signed up to organize an event, or just want to learn more about upcoming events, attend this meeting in the school library Рquestions? email

We also emailed a security alert by principal Machado to the mailing list.

Annual Giving Campaign has Started

banner-2016The annual giving campaign started at Back to School night and continues through December 31, 2016. Visit the dedicated campaign website to donate online (please include email address in Note field), learn about corporate matching, or see where to mail a check (and save the 3% online processing fee).
Watch the banner on the Collingwood gate to see the thermometer rise.

Early Dismissal Days

We have Early Dismissal Days for parents to add to their calendars. Read more about Early Dismissal Days.

2016-2017 Early Dismissal Dates:
Fri Sep 16, 2016 @12:40pm 
Fri Oct 21, 2016 @12:40pm
Fri Jan 20, 2017 @12:40pm
Fri Feb 10, 2017 @12:40pm
Fri Mar 10, 2017 @12:40pm
Fri Apr 14, 2017 @12:40pm
Fri May 12, 2017 @12:40pm

If you normally pick-up your child at 3:30pm…
If you normally pick up your child after school, please note the dates above and pick your child up at 12:40pm.

If your child is enrolled in after school…
If your child is enrolled in YMCA after school program, your children will be taken by staff from the classrooms directly to aftercare. You will pick them up as you normally do, before the end of the after school program.