Please vote for two new members of the School Site Council (SSC), the body which collaborates to develop and implement Harvey Milk Civil Rights Academy’s Academic Plan and budget. The term of office is 2018-2020. You may only submit ONE ballot per parent/guardian. Please return this printable ballot to your classroom teacher or the office or submit this online ballot by Friday, November 9, 2018. Thank you!
Friday, October 26, 6-8:15pm
Join the Harvey Milk community in the school cafeteria for a family-friendly movie night! This fall we will show the Pixar movie Coco. As an article in the New Yorker describes: [COCO] presents death as a life-affirming inevitability”. Ultimately, the main message of this film is that families belong together, in life and in death.
Please sign up here to volunteer at the Movie Night!
THE HARVEY MILK CIVIL RIGHTS ACADEMY family would like to honor our ancestors and loved ones who have passed on by putting up an “Ofrenda” in the hallway across from the main office. Anyone and everyone are welcomed to bring a photo, a poem, a symbol representing the person(s) you are honoring, to place on the altar. The altar will be up Monday, October 15 through Friday November 2, 2018.
The School Site Council is a critical part of our school. Please consider nominating yourself to be part of the Council this year. The elected members represent parents, students, community members, and school staff in school governance. The SSC is responsible for the development of the Academic Plan, and overall school site budget.
More information and downloadable nomination forms can be found here, or they can be completed online here. A timeline for the election is here. The nomination period is extended to October 22.
Wednesday, October 17, 5-7pm
The Diversity & Inclusion Committee invites everyone to join a viewing and discussion of the documentary “13TH“.
The title of Ava DuVernay’s extraordinary and galvanizing documentary 13TH refers to the 13th Amendment to the Constitution, which reads “Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States.” The progression from that second qualifying clause to the horrors of mass criminalization and the sprawling American prison industry is laid out by DuVernay with bracing lucidity. With a potent mixture of archival footage and testimony from a dazzling array of activists, politicians, historians, and formerly incarcerated women and men, DuVernay creates a work of grand historical synthesis.
There will be dinner cooked by kids in the Soup Squad and child care is available.
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.
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.
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
Tuesday, September 11, 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 first meeting of the year, so mark your calendars. As always, childcare is provided.
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!
Wednesday, September 5, 5:30-6:30pm
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.