Welcome New Families!

Welcome to Harvey Milk Civil Rights Academy! You’re about to join a great little school in San Francisco’s Castro neighborhood.

Kindergarten is coming closer and it’s time to register at your assignment school. Registration period for round 1 is March 19-23 and April 2-6. Our school office is located on the main floor in room 106.

You are invited to our Annual Spring Carnival Saturday April 21, 11am-4pm! Join us and take the opportunity to meet our principal, Mr Machado, and our two Kindergarten teachers. Enjoy a fun day at HMCRA while talking with current parents and meeting fellow kindergarten families at the school. We will host a special welcome for all of our new students and have information to share about the upcoming school year.

For more information go to our Welcome New Families! page.

Read-a-thon Results

Congratulations on a great school Read-a-thon! Harvey Milk students logged over 95,000 minutes of reading in under two weeks and received 45 gift cards to local bookstores during our daily Read-a-thon raffles.

The Top Readers in each classroom received award certificates at today’s Morning Circle, and our Top 3 Reading Classes–Rooms 100, 202, and 205–will soon be receiving class prizes. Click on harveymilk.com/read-a-thon/ to see the full list of winners, and to see a video from Morning Circle click here!

We are especially grateful to these fantastic neighborhood bookstores for sponsoring our Read-a-thon raffle. Please help show our thanks by shopping local and supporting them with your patronage:

Joint SSC/ PFC Meeting

Tuesday, March 13
Dinner at 6:15pm; Meeting starts at 6:30pm

Please join us for a special joint meeting of the School Site Council and the Parent Faculty Club, where we will review data from our recent parent survey and discuss our community priorities, goals, and budget for the 2018-2019 school year and beyond. Free childcare is provided. Parking on the school yard is available starting at 6pm.

Come early at 6:15pm for a nourishing, vegetarian dinner prepared with love by our very own HMCRA student chefs!

You can find agendas and minutes for all SSC meetings here and for all PFC meetings here.

Coming Up in February

Reminders for February month

  • PFC Meeting, Tuesday 2/13, 6:30-8:00pm, Cafeteria – agenda
  • PFC Meeting – Recap of 2/13 meeting, Thursday 2/15, 9:35-10:30am
  • Book Study with Mr MacBurney & Mr Swick, Thursday 2/15, 6-7:30pm
  • Last day to submit Parent/Family Survey, Friday 2/16 at midnight
  • No School – Lunar New Year, Friday 2/16
  • No School – President’s Day, Monday 2/19
  • Read-A-Thon, Tuesday 2/20 – Thursday 3/1
  • Black History Dinner and Honor Roll Celebration, Friday 2/23, 5:30-8pm
  • SSC Meeting, Tuesday 2/27, 5:30-6:30pm, Room 213 – agenda

Girls on the Run!

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3:30-5:00pm
February 27 – May 10

Girls on the Run is an after-school program for 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade girls that inspires them to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running. Designed to allow every girl to recognize her inner strength, the Girls on the Run curriculum inspires girls to define their lives on their own terms. Throughout the season, the girls make new friends, build their confidence and celebrate all that makes them unique. The cost of the after-school program is $275 (sliding scale financial aid available), which includes 20 lessons, a t-shirt, water bottle, healthy snacks, and entry to the season-ending Girls on the Run 5K on Sunday, May 6. Learn more at www.gotrbayarea.org and register by February 8 here.

Inclusive Schools Week

Inclusive Schools Week is an annual, nationwide, K-12 celebration of our year-round efforts to promote and build inclusive, welcoming school communities that embrace and support people of all natural and diverse abilities, sociological and cultural backgrounds.

Monday 12/4:
Rainbow Day: Wear As Many Colorful Clothes As You Can Day: The colors are all different, but together they make a beautiful rainbow ISW Student Art Project on Display. Classrooms to do art activity and paste snowflakes to the art display.

Tuesday 12/5:
Mismatched Sock Day- It is ok to be different

Wednesday 12/6:
Meet Someone New Day- Let’s get to know someone we don’t know well better. Sit with someone new at lunch.

Thursday 12/7:
Penguins United Day: Wear Your HMCRA Penguin Wear

Friday 12/8:
Pajama Day: Can’t think of a connection here:)

Thankful Kindergarten

What are Harvey Milk students THANKFUL for? Field trips to the pumpkin patch, gardening, and art! These programs and more are funded by your generous gifts to the Annual Giving Campaign.

From now until 12/5, all donations will be MATCHED, up to a total of $25,000. So far, nearly 50 generous donors have given $20,000 in just three days! Visit harveymilksf.com to double your donation and to see more fantastic artwork from the entire school!

HMCRA #GivingTuesday Donation Match

On #GivingTuesday, double your donation to Harvey Milk’s Annual Giving Campaign at harveymilksf.com!

Once #BlackFriday and #CyberMonday are over, join us in giving back to our communities on #GivingTuesday! To celebrate this global day of charity and giving, several generous donors will match $25,000 in donations to Harvey Milk’s Annual Giving Campaign. Every donation or pledge made from Tuesday 11/28/17 until Tuesday 12/5/17 will be DOUBLED.

Your tax-deductible donation funds field trips, art and music, outdoor science classes, and so much more! Donations of any amount make a tremendous difference to our students and school, and on #GivingTuesday, your dollar will go twice as far.

Donate at harveymilksf.com from Tuesday 11/28/17 until 12/5/17, and make twice the impact. Spread the word and share with family and friends!

Happy Thanksgiving

Just a reminder that there is no school all week of November 20.

See you back in school Monday November 27. Don’t forget that school ends at 2:30pm the whole week of November 27 due to Parent / Teacher conferences.

We wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving!