Happy Thanksgiving!

We wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving!

It’s a school holiday all Thanksgiving Week. See you all back in school Monday, November 26th.

Just a reminder that week of November 26th is Parent Teacher Conference week and school day ends at 2:35pm.

SSC and PFC Meeting

Tuesday November 13
SSC: 5:15-6:15pm, Room 205
PFC: Dinner at 6:15pm, Meeting starts at 6:30pm, Cafeteria

Please join us for our next SSC and PFC meetings this Tuesday. Free childcare and dinner will be provided for the PFC Meeting. You can find the agendas and minutes for all our PFC meetings here. Come and hear about Mission Science Workshop, part of our PFC founded Science Enrichments this school year.

If you couldn’t make it to the PFC Meeting there will be a morning recap Wednesday November 14 after morning circle.

PFC Meeting

Tuesday, October 9, 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 second meeting of the year, so mark your calendars. As always, childcare and dinner is provided. The dinner for the adults will be curried lentil tomato and coconut soup (made by the after-school Soup Squad) and cheese pizza from Goat Hill for the kids.

Good Eggs Fundraiser

Starting October 1st Good Eggs is partnering with Harvey Milk for a fundraiser! New Good Eggs customers get $15 off their first order and 5% will go back to the school during October and November 2018!

How to join the fundraiser:

1. Visit schools.goodeggs.com.
2. Enter the code HARVEYMILK18 and click “Shop Now.”
3. Add your groceries to your Good Eggs basket and place your order. You will see confirmation text on the checkout page that says “You’re supporting Harvey Milk Civil Rights Academy!”

As an extra incentive, if 20 HMCRA families try Good Eggs using the school code, we will get a $500 fundraising bonus added to the 5% from all orders.

More information about all of our fundraisers with local businesses here.

Annual Giving Campaign

We’re excited to kick off the Annual Giving Campaign, the PFC’s biggest fundraiser of the year! Help us reach our goal of 100% family participation and $175,000 by December 31. Funds raised by the Annual Giving Campaign pay for art and music enrichment, field trips, and essential school staff, including a classroom teacher and a reading specialist. And—new for this year—your donations will also support science classes at Mission Science Workshop and tech education by Ms. Sarah!

Read our kick-off letter and give at harveymilksf.com to invest in the education of our incredible students. Every gift makes a difference!

Sign up for The Breakfast Project

The Breakfast Project is a non-profit culinary arts program serving the students of HMCRA. We integrate hands-on cooking classes into the fabric of school life, connecting students more deeply to their own bodies, each other, and their local communities. Classes offered as part of the YMCA morning and after-school programs start the week of September 3!

Please visit www.breakfastproject.org/programs for details about our Chefs in the City* and Soup Squad classes this fall. Interested families must first have filled out the YMCA application and returned it to school. Financial assistance is available.

*A short, program-specific registration form is required for Chefs in the City only. Online submissions are welcome and hard copies are available at dropoff with the YMCA.

Please contact Joyce Lin-Conrad at joyce@breakfastproject.org with any questions! 

Subscribe to our weekly HMCRA Newsletter!

Our weekly email newsletter, sent each Monday morning, is one of the main ways we share important news from our school’s staff and community.

If you aren’t already receiving these emails, we encourage you to subscribe here.

You may find that the email newsletter is sorted into your Promotions or Junk Folder. If you are a Gmail user, you can simply drag and drop the email into your main inbox, or right-click on the message if you’re on a computer.

If you have any questions about the email newsletter, please contact PFC Communications at communications@harveymilk.com

Nut Free School!

A reminder that HMCRA is a nut free school. This means there should be no nuts in your student’s lunch, snack or at any school activities (potlucks etc). See more information about the overall nutritional guidelines and policies here. Thanks for your support!

Today only–DonorsChoose.org match opportunity!

Today (Wednesday) only, your tax-deductible donation to a classroom project at HMCRA will receive a 50% boost from DonorsChoose.org and the Gates Foundation!  DonorsChoose.org is a fantastic charity that allows families to fund essential classroom supplies.  Check out the awesome HMCRA classroom projects that need your help https://www.donorschoose.org/school/harvey-milk-civil-right-acad/4416/?active=true.  With this match opportunity, your $20 donation becomes $30, $50 becomes $75, and $100 becomes $150.  Be a hero to a HMCRA classroom, and support our students and teachers today!

Summer Break

We wish you all a wonderful summer!

Upcoming event this summer
  • Kindergarten Summer Playdates
    • Saturday, June 23 at 11am: Mission Playground (Valencia Street)
    • Saturday, July 14 at 11am: Douglass Playground (26th Street)
  • Kindergarten Information Night, Thursday, August 16, 5pm – 6pm
  • Back-to-School Picnic, Saturday August 18, 1pm – 3pm

First day of school is August 20