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.
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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!
A steadfast supporter of Harvey Milk, Cliff’s Variety holds their annual Thanksgiving shopping event for HMCRA, Friday November 23 to Sunday November 25. Shop small and support your neighborhood business and your local public school at the same time.
Thank You Cliff’s Variety for your support of HMCRA!
We wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving!
It’s a school holiday all Thanksgiving Week. See you all back in school Monday, November 26th.
Just a reminder that week of November 26th is Parent Teacher Conference week and school day ends at 2:35pm.
November 26-30, School Library
The annual Book Fair to support our library is coming closer. Fifty percent of sales go directly to the school and classroom libraries.
Preview some of the books here.
For an even bigger selection, purchase books online here from 11/19-12/9. Online sales qualify for the 50% profit, and books will be delivered to school for free before Winter Break.
More info in this flyer, you can volunteer here volunteer link.
Book Fair Hours:
- Mon – Thu: 8:30-9:30am, 12:45-1:30pm (for students), 2:30-6:30pm
- Fri: 8:30-9:30am, 12:45-1:30pm (for students), 2:30-4:30pm
Cash, checks (made out to HMCRA PFC) and credit cards accepted.
Tuesday November 13
SSC: 5:15-6:15pm, Room 205
PFC: Dinner at 6:15pm, Meeting starts at 6:30pm, Cafeteria
Please join us for our next SSC and PFC meetings this Tuesday. Free childcare and dinner will be provided for the PFC Meeting. You can find the agendas and minutes for all our PFC meetings here. Come and hear about Mission Science Workshop, part of our PFC founded Science Enrichments this school year.
If you couldn’t make it to the PFC Meeting there will be a morning recap Wednesday November 14 after morning circle.
Please vote for two new members of the School Site Council (SSC), the body which collaborates to develop and implement Harvey Milk Civil Rights Academy’s Academic Plan and budget. The term of office is 2018-2020. You may only submit ONE ballot per parent/guardian. Please return this printable ballot to your classroom teacher or the office or submit this online ballot by Friday, November 9, 2018. Thank you!
Friday, October 26, 6-8:15pm
Join the Harvey Milk community in the school cafeteria for a family-friendly movie night! This fall we will show the Pixar movie Coco. As an article in the New Yorker describes: [COCO] presents death as a life-affirming inevitability”. Ultimately, the main message of this film is that families belong together, in life and in death.
Please sign up here to volunteer at the Movie Night!
THE HARVEY MILK CIVIL RIGHTS ACADEMY family would like to honor our ancestors and loved ones who have passed on by putting up an “Ofrenda” in the hallway across from the main office. Anyone and everyone are welcomed to bring a photo, a poem, a symbol representing the person(s) you are honoring, to place on the altar. The altar will be up Monday, October 15 through Friday November 2, 2018.
The School Site Council is a critical part of our school. Please consider nominating yourself to be part of the Council this year. The elected members represent parents, students, community members, and school staff in school governance. The SSC is responsible for the development of the Academic Plan, and overall school site budget.
More information and downloadable nomination forms can be found here, or they can be completed online here. A timeline for the election is here. The nomination period is extended to October 22.