A steadfast supporter of Harvey Milk, Cliff’s Variety holds their annual Thanksgiving shopping event for HMCRA, Friday November 23 to Sunday November 25. Shop small and support your neighborhood business and your local public school at the same time.
Thank You Cliff’s Variety for your support of HMCRA!
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.
November 26-30, School Library
The annual Book Fair to support our library is coming closer. Fifty percent of sales go directly to the school and classroom libraries.
Preview some of the books here.
For an even bigger selection, purchase books online here from 11/19-12/9. Online sales qualify for the 50% profit, and books will be delivered to school for free before Winter Break.
More info in this flyer, you can volunteer here volunteer link.
Book Fair Hours:
- Mon – Thu: 8:30-9:30am, 12:45-1:30pm (for students), 2:30-6:30pm
- Fri: 8:30-9:30am, 12:45-1:30pm (for students), 2:30-4:30pm
Cash, checks (made out to HMCRA PFC) and credit cards accepted.
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.
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.