Spring Carnival

Saturday April 20, 12-3pm
School Yard

Carnival 2019 at HMCRA is not too far away and we need all the help we can get to continue to make this a magical event. Set up, clean up, managing the various games, ie: cakewalk, bingo, jumpy house, filling the notoriously popular dunk tank, and many, many more. Please sign up here to put in your 30+ minutes of time to make this a memorable event for our kids and families.

Please donate a cake to our annual cake walk. Big, small, funny or beautiful are all welcome and the more the merrier. Please sign up here.

Email events@harveymilk.com if you have any questions.

If you are a HMCRA family with an Incoming Kindergarten student and you would like to help us make our new families feel extra welcome, please email communications@harveymilk.com.

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.

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.

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

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 

Enchanted Forest Book Fair

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.

Movie Night – COCO

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.

13TH – Film Viewing and Discussion

Wednesday, October 17, 5-7pm
Room 202

The Diversity & Inclusion Committee invites everyone to join a viewing and discussion of the documentary “13TH“.

The title of Ava DuVernay’s extraordinary and galvanizing documentary 13TH refers to the 13th Amendment to the Constitution, which reads “Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States.” The progression from that second qualifying clause to the horrors of mass criminalization and the sprawling American prison industry is laid out by DuVernay with bracing lucidity. With a potent mixture of archival footage and testimony from a dazzling array of activists, politicians, historians, and formerly incarcerated women and men, DuVernay creates a work of grand historical synthesis.

There will be dinner cooked by kids in the Soup Squad and child care is available.

Everyone is welcome to the PFC Meeting

Tuesday, September 11, Cafeteria
Dinner at 6:15pm, Meeting starts at 6:30pm

The Parent Faculty Club (PFC) is our school’s parent teacher organization. We’re all members, and there are no membership fees. We discuss various issues about the school and the budget every month. This is where your voice can be heard! We’d love to see you at our first meeting of the year, so mark your calendars. As always, childcare is provided.

Back-To-School Night

Wednesday, September 5, 5:30-6:30pm
Cafeteria and classrooms

Back-to-School Night is a chance for all parents and caregivers to meet members of HMCRA’s staff, hear from Principal Machado ask questions of your child’s teacher, and learn more about our school community. We hope to see you there! There is limited space for childcare but there will be some onsite if needed.