Science Fair

NEW TIME! Wednesday, May 15, 2:30-3:30pm

Come visit your child’s classroom during the last hour of school on Wednesday  May 15 (2:30-3:30 pm) to explore our K-5 scientific excursions! Research projects, experiments, and hypotheses galore! The students have been hard at work over the past month to get everything ready to present. Expect the use of scientific vocabulary, in-depth knowledge on their topic, and the excitement that comes with all of that!

Staff Appreciation Week

May 6-10

Staff Appreciation Week is just around the corner. The week of May 6th is National Teacher Appreciation Week, but we changed the name to include the whole amazing staff at HMCRA.

If you like to contribute, please sign up here. We ask for donations food, coffee and treats for our wonderful HMCRA staff. This is our chance to show our gratitude to everyone who does so much for our children every day of the school year!

HMCRA Family Culture Climate Survey

Link to SURVEY!

SFUSD has adopted a new way of rating school quality, and your opinions will be a part of that system! Starting TODAY, we will be asking you to fill out a short survey about our school. This survey is very important to helping us understand how we can improve the school, so please be sure you fill one out before April 26th! We want to hear every family’s voice! Thank you!

Read this flyer, return proof that you have taken the survey to your child’s teacher and your child will get two Penguin Praises, you will be entered into a drawing for $100 cash, and the first class to reach 100% participation will get $150 Scholastic dollars to buy classroom library books. Take the survey here.

Spring Carnival

Saturday April 20, 12-3pm
School Yard

Carnival 2019 at HMCRA is not too far away and we need all the help we can get to continue to make this a magical event. Set up, clean up, managing the various games, ie: cakewalk, bingo, jumpy house, filling the notoriously popular dunk tank, and many, many more. Please sign up here to put in your 30+ minutes of time to make this a memorable event for our kids and families.

Please donate a cake to our annual cake walk. Big, small, funny or beautiful are all welcome and the more the merrier. Please sign up here.

Email events@harveymilk.com if you have any questions.

If you are a HMCRA family with an Incoming Kindergarten student and you would like to help us make our new families feel extra welcome, please email communications@harveymilk.com.

Welcome New Families!

Welcome to Harvey Milk Civil Rights Academy! You’re about to join a great little school in San Francisco’s Castro neighborhood.

Kindergarten is coming closer and it’s time to register at your assignment school. Registration period for round 1 is March 18-22 and April 1-5. Our school office is located on the main floor in room 106.

You are invited to our Annual Spring Carnival Saturday April 20, 12-3pm! Join us and take the opportunity to meet our principal, Mr Machado, and our two Kindergarten teachers. Enjoy a fun day at HMCRA while talking with current parents and meeting fellow kindergarten families at the school. We will host a special welcome for all of our new students and have information to share about the upcoming school year.

For more information go to our Welcome New Families! page.

Drag Show this Saturday!

Saturday, March 16, 4:00-8:00pm
at The Café, 2369 Market St. 

www.canyoudrag.com

Childcare: (now starting earlier!) from 4:30-10:00pm at the school. Please RSVP online (http://bit.ly/POLHMCRADRAG).

Tickets: Available online (https://canyoudrag.eventbrite.com) or at the door. $25 general admission or $50 for VIP tickets, which include meet & greet (4:30pm-5:30pm) with Laganja and the cast, plus delicious bites!

The Show: Laganja Estranga from RuPaul Drag Race will headline. Twelve local drag entertainers will be performing. All tips you give the performers go to the event.

The Competition: At 6pm, the top 5 fundraisers compete to be crowned San Francisco’s Drag Superstar! Can anyone beat last year’s queen Ryan Swick? Don’t forget to bring $$ to tip your favorite performers! All tips go to the event.

Silent Auction: Throughout the evening, bid on items from local merchants, plus 3 days in Sonoma, and a week’s stay in Nice, France.

Email Jeff at  jefffassnacht@gmail.com with any questions.

Good Eggs Fundraiser

March 1 – April 30

Join the Harvey Milk Civil Rights Academy fundraiser this week! To join, just visit schools.goodeggs.com, enter the code HARVEYMILK19, and place an order! You can get produce, meat and fish, baked goods, easy dinner kits, and more delivered same-day. No subscription required and delivery is free any time you spend $60.

Read-A-Thon

The Read-A-Thon is HAPPENING! From February 19-28, students will be recording their minutes reading (in class and anywhere else!). Each student should have received forms to track reading minutes, pledge forms and the important raffle tickets! Every day from Feb. 20-March 1st, students who read the day before can put a raffle ticket in the bucket at morning circle to try to win prizes from local book stores.

New this year is a Civil Rights Leaders theme. Every school day, the entire school will be learning about a different civil rights leader. We’ll kick it off with a short biography of the day’s leader at morning circle, followed by further reading in each classroom. Ask your room parent how to volunteer to read in the classroom!

When the big day is over, we’ll also need some help tallying the totals. Please email tspollaro@gmail.com if you’d like to help.

HMCRA Community Survey

HMCRA Community Survey

Don’t forget to fill out our HMCRA Community Survey!

Our in-house survey is one of the most important tools at HMCRA to help us plan for the future. The combination of surveys from teachers, families and students provides valuable insights into our school programming, operations, culture and climate. It informs our practices, provides longitudinal data and influences our decision-making. I do make an effort to read every single comment so your feedback is very much appreciated.

Completing the survey is so important for our HMCRA community and our budgeting priorities and I rely on all of you to take a few minutes to complete it.

Please complete the HMCRA Community Survey by Friday, February 22nd – one survey per family.  

If you have any questions, concerns, comments, or celebrations, please feel free to contact Principal Mr Machado.