Staff Appreciation Week

May 6-10

Staff Appreciation Week is just around the corner. The week of May 6th is National Teacher Appreciation Week, but we changed the name to include the whole amazing staff at HMCRA.

If you like to contribute, please sign up here. We ask for donations food, coffee and treats for our wonderful HMCRA staff. This is our chance to show our gratitude to everyone who does so much for our children every day of the school year!

Read-A-Thon

The Read-A-Thon is HAPPENING! From February 19-28, students will be recording their minutes reading (in class and anywhere else!). Each student should have received forms to track reading minutes, pledge forms and the important raffle tickets! Every day from Feb. 20-March 1st, students who read the day before can put a raffle ticket in the bucket at morning circle to try to win prizes from local book stores.

New this year is a Civil Rights Leaders theme. Every school day, the entire school will be learning about a different civil rights leader. We’ll kick it off with a short biography of the day’s leader at morning circle, followed by further reading in each classroom. Ask your room parent how to volunteer to read in the classroom!

When the big day is over, we’ll also need some help tallying the totals. Please email tspollaro@gmail.com if you’d like to help.

HMCRA Committees

Just one of the many ways to be active in our community is to join an HMCRA committee. They are all in need of volunteers throughout the year. Please see more details here about the goals of each of these committees and what help they are looking for. If you are interested in taking part, the email contact for each committee is listed in the link above. Please be in touch!

Our Committees are:
Before/After Care • Community Events • Diversity & Inclusion • Fundraising • Garden • Newsletter • Room Parents • Tours & Welcoming • Yearbook

Noon Monitors Needed

Hang with the kids during lunch and recess to keep school safe and fun! The district is hiring more noon monitors, but in the meantime you can help out the teachers, staff and kids by being around during this critical time mid-day. Feel free to guide an activity on the yard, anything from pogo stick jumping to sewing circle.

When you arrive at school for a noon monitor shift, check in at the office to get a name tag. You will be directed to either the cafeteria or the school yard depending on needs that day.

The students and staff appreciate your help!! As a token of thanks the PFC is providing $10 Starbucks gift cards to anyone that volunteers, be sure to get yours in the office when you fill in as noon monitor!

Sign up on SignUp Genius.

If you have question about being a noon monitor, please ask Mr. Machado or email him at machador@sfusd.edu.

For questions about sign up, please contact Kathy Edwards at cotreasurer@harveymilk.com.

Noon Monitors Needed

HMCRA is currently seeking 3 Noon Monitors to help cover lunch recess and cafeteria time. We have recently had 3 different Noon Monitors move on to other positions and are short for coverage every day during lunchtime. Please see the job description and refer anyone that you think would be a good fit. Thank you!

The need for Noon Monitors is very urgent so if you as a parent/ guardian can come and volunteer next week and/or next semester, you are more then welcome. The hours are 12:15-1:50, but the priority is from 12:30-1:30. Please talk to Mr. Machado if you are interested.

The Wild West Book Fair

December 15 – 21, HMCRA Library

All proceeds to benefit the school and classroom libraries.

Book Fair Hours:

  • Fri 12/15 – 3:15-6:15pm
  • Mon 12/18 – 8:30-9:45am, 12:30-1:30pm, 3:15-6:15
  • Tue 12/19 – 8:30-9:45am, 12:30-1:30pm, 3:15-6:15
  • Wed 12/20 – 8:30-9:45am, 12:30-1:30pm, 3:15-6:00pm, 7:30-8:30pm (immediately following the Winter Peace Assembly)
  • Thu 12/21 – 8:30-9:45am, 12:30-1:30pm, 3:15-4:15pm (last chance!)

Preview the books
Purchase books
Volunteer!

Community Garden Day – Thank you!

Huge “thank you” to all the families who came out this Saturday to work on the outdoor education spaces at Harvey Milk, Grace Crummett for leading the effort, the PFC for donating food, and the parent who brought coffee 😉

Jonathan, parent of 3rd grader Zoe, took some beautiful photos of the event. Enjoy!