Black History Dinner and Honor Roll Celebration

Friday February 23, Dinner 5:30-6:15 and program to follow
HMCRA Cafeteria

Join the entire HMCRA community in celebrating the achievements of many of our black students. There will be multiple performances and speakers.
Food and refreshments will be provided for all.
Dinner will be served at 5:30-6:15, program with follow after.
If you have any questions about this event please talk to Ms Teshia.

Coming Up in February

Reminders for February month

  • PFC Meeting, Tuesday 2/13, 6:30-8:00pm, Cafeteria – agenda
  • PFC Meeting – Recap of 2/13 meeting, Thursday 2/15, 9:35-10:30am
  • Book Study with Mr MacBurney & Mr Swick, Thursday 2/15, 6-7:30pm
  • Last day to submit Parent/Family Survey, Friday 2/16 at midnight
  • No School – Lunar New Year, Friday 2/16
  • No School – President’s Day, Monday 2/19
  • Read-A-Thon, Tuesday 2/20 – Thursday 3/1
  • Black History Dinner and Honor Roll Celebration, Friday 2/23, 5:30-8pm
  • SSC Meeting, Tuesday 2/27, 5:30-6:30pm, Room 213 – agenda

Parent/Family Survey

Take the Parent/Family Survey and Win $100!!!

The Parent/Family Survey will be open until midnight on February 16. Please take about 10 minutes to take the Online Parent Survey. You will be prompted at the end of the survey to enter your name to win a $100 Visa gift card. Our Goal is 100% participation!

Thank you for your candid feedback. We value your input and look forward to sharing the results with the HMCRA community. *Every voice matters*

Girls on the Run!

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3:30-5:00pm
February 27 – May 10

Girls on the Run is an after-school program for 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade girls that inspires them to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running. Designed to allow every girl to recognize her inner strength, the Girls on the Run curriculum inspires girls to define their lives on their own terms. Throughout the season, the girls make new friends, build their confidence and celebrate all that makes them unique. The cost of the after-school program is $275 (sliding scale financial aid available), which includes 20 lessons, a t-shirt, water bottle, healthy snacks, and entry to the season-ending Girls on the Run 5K on Sunday, May 6. Learn more at and register by February 8 here.

Noon Monitors Needed

Hang with the kids during lunch and recess to keep school safe and fun! The district is hiring more noon monitors, but in the meantime you can help out the teachers, staff and kids by being around during this critical time mid-day. Feel free to guide an activity on the yard, anything from pogo stick jumping to sewing circle.

When you arrive at school for a noon monitor shift, check in at the office to get a name tag. You will be directed to either the cafeteria or the school yard depending on needs that day.

The students and staff appreciate your help!! As a token of thanks the PFC is providing $10 Starbucks gift cards to anyone that volunteers, be sure to get yours in the office when you fill in as noon monitor!

Sign up on SignUp Genius.

If you have question about being a noon monitor, please ask Mr. Machado or email him at

For questions about sign up, please contact Kathy Edwards at

Happy New Year & Welcome Back!

Read our first HMCRA Newsletter for 2018 here.

Reminders for January month

  • PFC Meeting, Tuesday January 9, 6:30-8:00pm, Cafeteriaagenda
  • No School – Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday January 15
  • SSC Meeting, Tuesday January 16, 5:30-6:30pm, Room 213agenda
  • Beer Bust, Saturday January 20, 5-8pm, more information here

Winter Break

Have a wonderful Winter Break and Happy Holidays!
Last day of school the fall semester is Thursday, December 21.
See you back in school on Monday, January 8 2018.

Winter Peace Assembly

Wednesday, December 20, 6-7:30pm

Please come celebrate our Annual Winter Peace Assembly with the Harvey Milk Civil Rights Academy students and staff. Each class will share a song, dance or spoken word performance that highlights the holiday season and/or the importance of standing together in peace.

Students in the YMCA after school program will have the option of eating the after-school supper and students who are picked up directly after school should be fed a snack or dinner at home or elsewhere before the show. All students should be delivered back to school in their classrooms 30 minutes early (5:30pm) to have a chance to practice before going on stage. Students will be released to their families after their performance. Please help them to be good audience members. Parking will be available in the yard at 5:40pm on a 1st come, 1st served basis due to limited capacity.

Noon Monitors Needed

HMCRA is currently seeking 3 Noon Monitors to help cover lunch recess and cafeteria time. We have recently had 3 different Noon Monitors move on to other positions and are short for coverage every day during lunchtime. Please see the job description and refer anyone that you think would be a good fit. Thank you!

The need for Noon Monitors is very urgent so if you as a parent/ guardian can come and volunteer next week and/or next semester, you are more then welcome. The hours are 12:15-1:50, but the priority is from 12:30-1:30. Please talk to Mr. Machado if you are interested.