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.

Summer in the City Day Camp

Looking for summer fun in the city? Join our own Ms. Teshia and Coach Antoine foran action packed Day Camp. Summer in the City Day Camp offers a variety of Activities to engage children of all ages and interests, and provides a safe, fun and active environment in which children can develop new skills, self-esteem and friendships—all while exploring everything San Francisco has to offer.

Ms. Teshia writes “We pride ourselves on offering an action-packed, varied and exciting camp. Campers enjoy daily field trips to discover our beloved City of San Francisco.”

Field Trips vary from week to week and are designed to be age-appropriate. Activities during each session include things like Arts & Crafts, Group Games, Basketball, Movies, and Swimming.

Apply Online Today!

Welcome to Spring Carnival!

Saturday, April 21, 11am – 4pm


Bounce houses, food, music, jugglers, carnival games, prizes, photo booth, a Cake Walk, dunk tank, raffle, cotton candy, face painting and more!

Check out this years raffle prices here. The class that sells the most raffle tickets win a pizza party. Ms Antonae has more raffle tickets in the office.

Help to make this event fun and successful: We still need helping hands!

Sign up:
Planning event volunteer:

Day of event volunteering:

Donate Food: (Donated food should be delivered the Friday before Carnival to Room 208 (Teacher’s Lounge or early Saturday to the cafeteria):

Order Your Yearbook

It’s time to order your 2017-18 Harvey Milk Yearbook! For the first time in a decade, we are offering yearbooks for purchase. The cost is $22, with an option to contribute more for others.  Order forms went home with your child(ren) last week or you can order online at the link below.

Yearbook code: 13517018

Cash/checks must be placed in the Lifetouch envelopes and returned to the PFC mailbox in the office. Make checks payable to Harvey Milk PFC. Deadline is extended for online ordes to May 18!

Spring Carnival!

Saturday April 21, 11am – 4 pm

Carnival is coming closer and we like to announce our Raffle Prizes. Check you child’s backpack for Raffle Tickets. Need more tickets, ask Ms Antonae in the office. Raffle tickets cost $5 per ticket or $40 for 10 tickets. 

  • Kindle Fire
  • Amazon Echo Dot
Gift Cards:
  • Laughing Lotus – YOGA CLASSES, 5 class guest card
  • The Daily Method – FITNESS CLASSES, two 10 day unlimited packages
  • Kabuki Springs and Spa – MASSAGE SESSION
  • Breakfast/brunch- BREAKFAST PROJECT, brunch for 8 in the school garden
  • 2018-19 Warriors single game – 2 tickets for next season
  • 4 tickets to the musical “School of Rock”

There is still room for more volunteers. Sign up here!


HMCRA Family Survey #2

SFUSD has adopted a new way of rating school quality, and your opinions will be a part of that system! This short survey is very important to helping us understand how we can improve the school. We want to hear every family’s voices please be sure you fill one out before April 27th!! Only one survey per family, please.

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 19-23 and April 2-6. Our school office is located on the main floor in room 106.

You are invited to our Annual Spring Carnival Saturday April 21, 11am-4pm! 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.

Coach Glenn’s Exploration & Sports Camp

Join us for the best Summer of your life!

Coach Glenn’s Exploration & Sports Camp is a Day Camp that is devoted to the physical, emotional and social development of children. We offer 4 sessions for children five through 15 years. Coach Glenn’s Exploration & Sports Camp will offer services from 8:00a.m. to 5:00p.m.   The children will be exposed to a wide range of activities including sports, arts and crafts, socialization, small group activities, field trips and academics.Coach Glenn’s Exploration & Sports Camp will offer a low student to teacher ratio and well trained staff. Summer Camp runs from June 11th – August 3rd, 2018

Please download this form, check the session(s) your child will attend, and attach a check payable to Jasmine Galang by April 2, 2018.

Questions? Contact Coach Glenn at 510-334-1046 (cell) or Jasmine Galang at 415-278-1799 or email

Read-a-thon Results

Congratulations on a great school Read-a-thon! Harvey Milk students logged over 95,000 minutes of reading in under two weeks and received 45 gift cards to local bookstores during our daily Read-a-thon raffles.

The Top Readers in each classroom received award certificates at today’s Morning Circle, and our Top 3 Reading Classes–Rooms 100, 202, and 205–will soon be receiving class prizes. Click on to see the full list of winners, and to see a video from Morning Circle click here!

We are especially grateful to these fantastic neighborhood bookstores for sponsoring our Read-a-thon raffle. Please help show our thanks by shopping local and supporting them with your patronage:

Joint SSC/ PFC Meeting

Tuesday, March 13
Dinner at 6:15pm; Meeting starts at 6:30pm

Please join us for a special joint meeting of the School Site Council and the Parent Faculty Club, where we will review data from our recent parent survey and discuss our community priorities, goals, and budget for the 2018-2019 school year and beyond. Free childcare is provided. Parking on the school yard is available starting at 6pm.

Come early at 6:15pm for a nourishing, vegetarian dinner prepared with love by our very own HMCRA student chefs!

You can find agendas and minutes for all SSC meetings here and for all PFC meetings here.