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!

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

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. 

Electronics:
  • 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
Tickets:
  • 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!

WELCOME!

The Harvey Milk Drag Show is THIS SATURDAY!

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

www.canyoudrag.com

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: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/so-you-think-you-can-drag-tickets-42488803154?aff=es2

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