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.

Become a Drag Show Contestant! (Or Better Yet, Convince a Friend)

Getting contestants from our network of friends, co-workers, and Castro neighbors will help make this years’ event an even bigger success!

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

Calling all contestants! Want to drag or know somebody who does? Sign up as a contestant [https://canyoudrag.com/i-want-to-perform/] to raise funds for Harvey Milk, and drag your heart out. Contestants will receive a dedicated page on the event website to share and fundraise. To get started as a contestant, email a photo headshot and short bio to Jeff Fassnacht at jeff@sobend.com

The TOP FIVE FUNDRAISERS will become performers at the event and compete for a chance to win the title of Queen of the Castro. The top three fundraisers will receive extra points toward their final competition score. The five top contestants will be matched with a local drag queen to have their makeup done and then perform a talent of their choice (lip-synch, singing, dance, etc.). Contact Kylie Minono at kylieminono@yahoo.com or 208-697-0551 with questions.

Childcare! There will be childcare and dinner at the school during the event. More info coming.

So, You Think You Can Drag 2018 Photos

Happy New Year & Welcome Back!

Welcome back to school and to an exciting spring semester.
Let’s start the New Year with some great news!

A huge THANK YOU goes out to our enthusiastic parent and student volunteers who collected donations at the SF Gay Men’s Chorus holiday concerts in December. Together, our dedicated volunteers collected $27,801 in donations for our school! And the SF Gay Men’s Chorus has generously donated another $2199 – making our grand total $30K for this incredible fundraising effort!

The results of this amazing community partnership will directly benefit our educational programs and enrichments in the 2019-20 school year. What a great start to 2019!

Winter Peace Assembly

Thursday, December 20
5:30-7:00pm, Harvey Milk Cafeteria

Please mark your calendars for the annual Winter Peace Assembly where each class will present a rehearsed piece onstage to celebrate winter and peace! It’s a wonderful community event to close the calendar year and hopefully many of you can attend!

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 at 5:15pm (teacher may request an earlier drop off) 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.

❄ WELCOME 

On Giving Tuesday – double your donation to Harvey Milk

On Giving Tuesday, double your donation to Harvey Milk’s Annual Giving Campaign at harveymilksf.com!
 
To celebrate Giving Tuesday, a global day of charity and giving, several generous donors will MATCH $25,000 in donations to our Annual Giving Campaign.  Every donation made from 11/27 to 12/4 will be DOUBLED.
 
Check out our new video at https://youtu.be/tdpFloRrUp8 to see what your gift funds: theater, science, cooking classes, and so much more!  And for one week only, your gift will go twice as far.
 
Give at harveymilksf.com from 11/27 to 12/4 and make twice the impact. Spread the word and share with family and friends!