Garden Work Day

Sunday, September 22, 10am – 1pm

Everyone is welcome to have fun planting, decorating, cleaning up and helping with general maintenance projects. Getting your hands dirty in our garden is a great way to help beautify our school, and a fun, therapeutic activity to share with your family.

We will have plants, light snacks, and all the tools and materials we will need on hand.

If you have any questions, please contact Randi at garden@harveymilk.com.

School Site Council Meeting

Tuesday, September 17, 5:30-6:30pm, Room 205

The School Site Council (SSC) is the major part of the overall decision-making structure at our school. Participants are elected by their peers (parents, principal, teachers, and other school staff) to represent the members of the school community.

Diversity & Inclusion Committee Meeting 

Tuesday, September 10, 5:00 – 6:00pm

The Diversity & Inclusion committee’s mission is to promote diversity and community within our school. Everyone is welcome to attend the first meeting, which will take place just before the first PFC meeting of the year!

 

Back to School Night

Thursday, September 5, 5:30-7:00pm
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 17, 1-3pm
New Location: Eureka Valley Rec. Center playing field – opposite the school. 

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!

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 18-22 and April 1-5. Our school office is located on the main floor in room 106.

You are invited to our Annual Spring Carnival Saturday April 20, 12-3pm! 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.

HMCRA Community Survey

HMCRA Community Survey

Don’t forget to fill out our HMCRA Community Survey!

Our in-house survey is one of the most important tools at HMCRA to help us plan for the future. The combination of surveys from teachers, families and students provides valuable insights into our school programming, operations, culture and climate. It informs our practices, provides longitudinal data and influences our decision-making. I do make an effort to read every single comment so your feedback is very much appreciated.

Completing the survey is so important for our HMCRA community and our budgeting priorities and I rely on all of you to take a few minutes to complete it.

Please complete the HMCRA Community Survey by Friday, February 22nd – one survey per family.  

If you have any questions, concerns, comments, or celebrations, please feel free to contact Principal Mr Machado.

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.