Welcome Back-To-School

First Day of School is August 20th!
School Day start at 9:30am with Morning Circle on the upper yard.

After morning circle, all parents/caregivers are invited to Principle Chat with Mr Machado in the  cafeteria. There will be coffee, and a chance to chat with Mr Machado and other parents/caregivers. We hope to see you there!

Our school day is 9:30am – 3:35pm, with Early Dismissals taking
place at 2:45pm EVERY Monday.

Back-To-School Picnic

Saturday, August 18, 1-3pm
On the upper yard—enter through Collingwood Street

Please join HMCRA families and staff for our annual back-to-school picnic! The picnic is a great chance to speak with Principal Machado as well as school and YMCA staff, learn about classroom assignments, submit before- and after-care applications, and meet new and returning HMCRA families. The picnic is a potluck, with the following food assignments (no nuts, please!):

   K: fresh fruit and veggie platters
   1: cheese/ cracker/ lunch meat platters
   2: salads/ main dishes
   3: salads/ main dishes
   4: drinks (healthy drinks only, please!)
   5: desserts (no nuts, please!)

You can sign up to help with the picnic here.

We hope you can make it!

Summer Break

We wish you all a wonderful summer!

Upcoming event this summer
  • Kindergarten Summer Playdates
    • Saturday, June 23 at 11am: Mission Playground (Valencia Street)
    • Saturday, July 14 at 11am: Douglass Playground (26th Street)
  • Kindergarten Information Night, Thursday, August 16, 5pm – 6pm
  • Back-to-School Picnic, Saturday August 18, 1pm – 3pm

First day of school is August 20

Last Day of School

Wednesday June 6 is the last day of school. School ends at 12:40pm and YMCA after-care will end at 5pm.

Have a wonderful summer!

Civil Rights Assembly

May 24, 6:00pm, Cafeteria

Come together with the entire school community for our end-of-year assembly celebrating our students and our schools’ commitment to civil rights.  Get ready to be moved (or at least entertained) by our students’ wonderful class performances!

Staff Appreciation Week

Monday May 7 – Friday May 11

Week of May 7 is National Teacher Appreciation Week. We changed the name to include the whole amazing staff at HMCRA.

If you like to contribute, there’s still a few spots left to sign up to donate breakfast, lunch and treats to treat our wonderful HMCRA staff all next week. This is our chance to show our gratitude to everyone who does so much for our children every day of the school year!

Science Fair

Wednesday, May 9, 5:30-6:30pm

Next Wednesday, grades 3 through 5 will be displaying and present their science work in classrooms and hallways on the second floor. K through 2 participate with class displays. Come check it out!

Vote and Fund More Culinary Arts at HMCRA!

Harvey Milk’s culinary arts program is a finalist for a District 8 Participatory Budgeting grant of up to $25,000. The ballot is now live and will be open until midnight on May 1. We are one of three education projects on the ballot. You can vote for up to 10 projects across a range of categories (art, education, open space, public safety).

Participatory Budgeting is a democratic process that gives community members the opportunity to set budgeting priorities and make decisions on what community projects should be funded. District 8 residents will be able to help decide how best to spend $250,000 in total for neighborhood enhancements, beautification, safety, and other improvements.

Any resident of District 8 (Castro, Noe Valley, Diamond Heights, Glen Park, Corona Heights, Eureka Valley, Dolores Heights, Mission Dolores, Duboce Triangle, Buena Vista Park, and part of Twin Peaks) who is at least 16 years old can vote, regardless of citizenship. You must provide your first and last name, address, and birthdate in order to vote. Find out if you live in District 8 here.

Funds would go towards new equipment installation in the kitchen classroom (e.g. an oven and dishwasher, which would allow us to reach more students and families) and expanding our academic-day enrichment program to more grades for the 18-19 school year.


For more information about our culinary arts partnership, please visit The Breakfast Project, which currently offers a morning program three days a week for K-5 students with the YMCA, a weekly enrichment class for third-graders at Harvey Milk, and a monthly after-school cooking club.