The Harvey Milk Drag Show is THIS SATURDAY!

Saturday, March 3, 4PM – 8PM
The Café, 2369 Market Street
$25 general admission / $50 VIP

The competition between staff and parents is heating up. There’s still time to vote for the contestants. Now is also the time to get your tickets in advance! Save the hassle of waiting in line and purchasing them at the door. In addition to the contestants, there will be half a dozen seasoned drag performers, as well as the headliner Laganja Estranja, from RuPaul’s Drag Race.

Buy your tickets to the event
$25 general admission or $50 VIP which includes food and socializing with the performers. Buy Tickets on Eventbrite:

RSVP for childcare at school 
YMCA staff will be offering child care at Harvey Milk school during the Drag Show: Saturday, March 3 from 4-8pm. Dinner will be provided by the PFC. Children who are between 4.5 and 12 years of age are eligible. Your friends’ children can join, too. RSVP must be received by Thursday, March 1. A $5 minimum donation per child is requested. Sign up here: Drag Show Child Care

Go support your favorite contestant and help the Spring Fundraiser!

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.

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 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.

The Wild West Book Fair

December 15 – 21, HMCRA Library

All proceeds to benefit the school and classroom libraries.

Book Fair Hours:

  • Fri 12/15 – 3:15-6:15pm
  • Mon 12/18 – 8:30-9:45am, 12:30-1:30pm, 3:15-6:15
  • Tue 12/19 – 8:30-9:45am, 12:30-1:30pm, 3:15-6:15
  • Wed 12/20 – 8:30-9:45am, 12:30-1:30pm, 3:15-6:00pm, 7:30-8:30pm (immediately following the Winter Peace Assembly)
  • Thu 12/21 – 8:30-9:45am, 12:30-1:30pm, 3:15-4:15pm (last chance!)

Preview the books
Purchase books

Holiday Bazaar

Saturday December 9, 10am-1pm
HMCRA Cafeteria

10% of the proceeds from the Bazaar and 100% of the proceeds from the bake sale will go to a fund managed by Ms. Natasha, our school social worker, to support HMCRA families in need.

Contact Sierra Zimei if you’re interested in participating as a seller or volunteer at

During the Bazaar, we’ll also be selling baked goods—boxes of cookies or other treats. Baked good donations much appreciated! Contact Kathy at if you can help.


Family Pride Potluck

Wednesday, November 8, 6-8pm
HMCRA Cafeteria (parking available on the yard)

With more than 25 countries represented in our school community, we’re excited to get together for an international feast!  Bring a special family dish to share. You’re also welcome to dress in clothing that reflects your family’s culture & ethnicity. We could also use some help with the potluck, so sign up to volunteer!