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

For questions about sign up, please contact Kathy Edwards at

Happy New Year & Welcome Back!

Read our first HMCRA Newsletter for 2018 here.

Reminders for January month

  • PFC Meeting, Tuesday January 9, 6:30-8:00pm, Cafeteriaagenda
  • No School – Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday January 15
  • SSC Meeting, Tuesday January 16, 5:30-6:30pm, Room 213agenda
  • Beer Bust, Saturday January 20, 5-8pm, more information here

Winter Break

Have a wonderful Winter Break and Happy Holidays!
Last day of school the fall semester is Thursday, December 21.
See you back in school on Monday, January 8 2018.

Winter Peace Assembly

Wednesday, December 20, 6-7:30pm

Please come celebrate our Annual Winter Peace Assembly with the Harvey Milk Civil Rights Academy students and staff. Each class will share a song, dance or spoken word performance that highlights the holiday season and/or the importance of standing together in peace.

Students in the YMCA after school program will have the option of eating the after-school supper and students who are picked up directly after school should be fed a snack or dinner at home or elsewhere before the show. All students should be delivered back to school in their classrooms 30 minutes early (5:30pm) to have a chance to practice before going on stage. Students will be released to their families after their performance. Please help them to be good audience members. Parking will be available in the yard at 5:40pm on a 1st come, 1st served basis due to limited capacity.

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

Winter Wonderland Camp with Coach Glenn

Throw on an extra layer and join us for the best Winter Break of your life!

Enjoy all the friendship and fun of Camp while sipping hot cocoa, ice skating, indoor sports, a movie and just hanging out. Winter Camp runs from December 26th to January 5th from 8:30a.m. to 5:00p.m. 

Please download this form, check the session(s) your child will attend, and attach a check payable to Jasmine Galang by December 15, 2017.

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

Holiday Bazaar

Saturday December 9, 10am-1pm
HMCRA Cafeteria

10% of the proceeds from the Bazaar and 100% of the proceeds from the bake sale will go to a fund managed by Ms. Natasha, our school social worker, to support HMCRA families in need.

Contact Sierra Zimei if you’re interested in participating as a seller or volunteer at

During the Bazaar, we’ll also be selling baked goods—boxes of cookies or other treats. Baked good donations much appreciated! Contact Kathy at if you can help.


Inclusive Schools Week

Inclusive Schools Week is an annual, nationwide, K-12 celebration of our year-round efforts to promote and build inclusive, welcoming school communities that embrace and support people of all natural and diverse abilities, sociological and cultural backgrounds.

Monday 12/4:
Rainbow Day: Wear As Many Colorful Clothes As You Can Day: The colors are all different, but together they make a beautiful rainbow ISW Student Art Project on Display. Classrooms to do art activity and paste snowflakes to the art display.

Tuesday 12/5:
Mismatched Sock Day- It is ok to be different

Wednesday 12/6:
Meet Someone New Day- Let’s get to know someone we don’t know well better. Sit with someone new at lunch.

Thursday 12/7:
Penguins United Day: Wear Your HMCRA Penguin Wear

Friday 12/8:
Pajama Day: Can’t think of a connection here:)

Thankful Kindergarten

What are Harvey Milk students THANKFUL for? Field trips to the pumpkin patch, gardening, and art! These programs and more are funded by your generous gifts to the Annual Giving Campaign.

From now until 12/5, all donations will be MATCHED, up to a total of $25,000. So far, nearly 50 generous donors have given $20,000 in just three days! Visit to double your donation and to see more fantastic artwork from the entire school!