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.

Coach Glenn’s Exploration & Sports Camp

Join us for the best Summer of your life!

Coach Glenn’s Exploration & Sports Camp is a Day Camp that is devoted to the physical, emotional and social development of children. We offer 4 sessions for children five through 15 years. Coach Glenn’s Exploration & Sports Camp will offer services from 8:00a.m. to 5:00p.m.   The children will be exposed to a wide range of activities including sports, arts and crafts, socialization, small group activities, field trips and academics.Coach Glenn’s Exploration & Sports Camp will offer a low student to teacher ratio and well trained staff. Summer Camp runs from June 11th – August 3rd, 2018

Please download this form, check the session(s) your child will attend, and attach a check payable to Jasmine Galang by April 2, 2018.

Questions? Contact Coach Glenn at 510-334-1046 (cell) or Jasmine Galang at 415-278-1799 or email gbass65@yahoo.com

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.

The Harvey Milk Drag Show is THIS SATURDAY!

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


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.

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

Parent/Family Survey

Take the Parent/Family Survey and Win $100!!!

The Parent/Family Survey will be open until midnight on February 16. Please take about 10 minutes to take the Online Parent Survey. You will be prompted at the end of the survey to enter your name to win a $100 Visa gift card. Our Goal is 100% participation!

Thank you for your candid feedback. We value your input and look forward to sharing the results with the HMCRA community. *Every voice matters*

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.