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.

Back-To-School Picnic

Saturday, August 18, 1-3pm
On the upper yard—enter through Collingwood Street

Please join HMCRA families and staff for our annual back-to-school picnic! The picnic is a great chance to speak with Principal Machado as well as school and YMCA staff, learn about classroom assignments, submit before- and after-care applications, and meet new and returning HMCRA families. The picnic is a potluck, with the following food assignments (no nuts, please!):

   K: fresh fruit and veggie platters
   1: cheese/ cracker/ lunch meat platters
   2: salads/ main dishes
   3: salads/ main dishes
   4: drinks (healthy drinks only, please!)
   5: desserts (no nuts, please!)

You can sign up to help with the picnic here.

We hope you can make it!

Civil Rights Assembly

May 24, 6:00pm, Cafeteria

Come together with the entire school community for our end-of-year assembly celebrating our students and our schools’ commitment to civil rights.  Get ready to be moved (or at least entertained) by our students’ wonderful class performances!

Science Fair

Wednesday, May 9, 5:30-6:30pm

Next Wednesday, grades 3 through 5 will be displaying and present their science work in classrooms and hallways on the second floor. K through 2 participate with class displays. Come check it out!

Welcome to Spring Carnival!

Saturday, April 21, 11am – 4pm

EVERYONE IS INVITED – FREE ENTRANCE – LOTS OF FUN!

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:
http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e094ca8ab22a5fe3-carnival1

Day of event volunteering:
http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e094ca8ab22a5fe3-carnival

Donate Food: (Donated food should be delivered the Friday before Carnival to Room 208 (Teacher’s Lounge or early Saturday to the cafeteria):
http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e094ca8ab22a5fe3-carnival1