HMCRA Committees

Just one of the many ways to be active in our community is to join an HMCRA committee. They are all in need of volunteers throughout the year. Please see more details here about the goals of each of these committees and what help they are looking for. If you are interested in taking part, the email contact for each committee is listed in the link above. Please be in touch!

Our Committees are:
Before/After Care • Community Events • Diversity & Inclusion • Fundraising • Garden • Newsletter • Room Parents • Tours & Welcoming • Yearbook

Everyone is welcome to the PFC Meeting

Tuesday, September 11, Cafeteria
Dinner at 6:15pm, Meeting starts at 6:30pm

The Parent Faculty Club (PFC) is our school’s parent teacher organization. We’re all members, and there are no membership fees. We discuss various issues about the school and the budget every month. This is where your voice can be heard! We’d love to see you at our first meeting of the year, so mark your calendars. As always, childcare is provided.

Annual Giving Campaign

We’re excited to kick off the Annual Giving Campaign, the PFC’s biggest fundraiser of the year! Help us reach our goal of 100% family participation and $175,000 by December 31. Funds raised by the Annual Giving Campaign pay for art and music enrichment, field trips, and essential school staff, including a classroom teacher and a reading specialist. And—new for this year—your donations will also support science classes at Mission Science Workshop and tech education by Ms. Sarah!

Read our kick-off letter and give at harveymilksf.com to invest in the education of our incredible students. Every gift makes a difference!

Back-To-School Night

Wednesday, September 5, 5:30-6:30pm
Cafeteria and classrooms

Back-to-School Night is a chance for all parents and caregivers to meet members of HMCRA’s staff, hear from Principal Machado ask questions of your child’s teacher, and learn more about our school community. We hope to see you there! There is limited space for childcare but there will be some onsite if needed.

Sign up for The Breakfast Project

The Breakfast Project is a non-profit culinary arts program serving the students of HMCRA. We integrate hands-on cooking classes into the fabric of school life, connecting students more deeply to their own bodies, each other, and their local communities. Classes offered as part of the YMCA morning and after-school programs start the week of September 3!

Please visit www.breakfastproject.org/programs for details about our Chefs in the City* and Soup Squad classes this fall. Interested families must first have filled out the YMCA application and returned it to school. Financial assistance is available.

*A short, program-specific registration form is required for Chefs in the City only. Online submissions are welcome and hard copies are available at dropoff with the YMCA.

Please contact Joyce Lin-Conrad at joyce@breakfastproject.org with any questions! 

Subscribe to our weekly HMCRA Newsletter!

Our weekly email newsletter, sent each Monday morning, is one of the main ways we share important news from our school’s staff and community.

If you aren’t already receiving these emails, we encourage you to subscribe here.

You may find that the email newsletter is sorted into your Promotions or Junk Folder. If you are a Gmail user, you can simply drag and drop the email into your main inbox, or right-click on the message if you’re on a computer.

If you have any questions about the email newsletter, please contact PFC Communications at communications@harveymilk.com

Nut Free School!

A reminder that HMCRA is a nut free school. This means there should be no nuts in your student’s lunch, snack or at any school activities (potlucks etc). See more information about the overall nutritional guidelines and policies here. Thanks for your support!

Today only–DonorsChoose.org match opportunity!

Today (Wednesday) only, your tax-deductible donation to a classroom project at HMCRA will receive a 50% boost from DonorsChoose.org and the Gates Foundation!  DonorsChoose.org is a fantastic charity that allows families to fund essential classroom supplies.  Check out the awesome HMCRA classroom projects that need your help https://www.donorschoose.org/school/harvey-milk-civil-right-acad/4416/?active=true.  With this match opportunity, your $20 donation becomes $30, $50 becomes $75, and $100 becomes $150.  Be a hero to a HMCRA classroom, and support our students and teachers today!

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!