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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like to help.
Don’t forget to fill out our HMCRA Community Survey!
Our in-house survey is one of the most important tools at HMCRA to help us plan for the future. The combination of surveys from teachers, families and students provides valuable insights into our school programming, operations, culture and climate. It informs our practices, provides longitudinal data and influences our decision-making. I do make an effort to read every single comment so your feedback is very much appreciated.
Completing the survey is so important for our HMCRA community and our budgeting priorities and I rely on all of you to take a few minutes to complete it.
Please complete the HMCRA Community Survey by Friday, February 22nd – one survey per family.
If you have any questions, concerns, comments, or celebrations, please feel free to contact Principal Mr Machado.
Getting contestants from our network of friends, co-workers, and Castro neighbors will help make this years’ event an even bigger success!
Saturday, March 16, 4:00-8:00pm
at The Café, 2369 Market St.
Calling all contestants! Want to drag or know somebody who does? Sign up as a contestant [https://canyoudrag.com/i-want-to-perform/] to raise funds for Harvey Milk, and drag your heart out. Contestants will receive a dedicated page on the event website to share and fundraise. To get started as a contestant, email a photo headshot and short bio to Jeff Fassnacht at email@example.com
The TOP FIVE FUNDRAISERS will become performers at the event and compete for a chance to win the title of Queen of the Castro. The top three fundraisers will receive extra points toward their final competition score. The five top contestants will be matched with a local drag queen to have their makeup done and then perform a talent of their choice (lip-synch, singing, dance, etc.). Contact Kylie Minono at firstname.lastname@example.org or 208-697-0551 with questions.
Childcare! There will be childcare and dinner at the school during the event. More info coming.
So, You Think You Can Drag 2018 Photos
Welcome back to school and to an exciting spring semester.
Let’s start the New Year with some great news!
A huge THANK YOU goes out to our enthusiastic parent and student volunteers who collected donations at the SF Gay Men’s Chorus holiday concerts in December. Together, our dedicated volunteers collected $27,801 in donations for our school! And the SF Gay Men’s Chorus has generously donated another $2199 – making our grand total $30K for this incredible fundraising effort!
The results of this amazing community partnership will directly benefit our educational programs and enrichments in the 2019-20 school year. What a great start to 2019!
Have a wonderful Winter Break and Happy Holidays!
See you back in school on Monday, January 7 2019.
Thursday, December 20
5:30-7:00pm, Harvey Milk Cafeteria
Please mark your calendars for the annual Winter Peace Assembly where each class will present a rehearsed piece onstage to celebrate winter and peace! It’s a wonderful community event to close the calendar year and hopefully many of you can attend!
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 at 5:15pm (teacher may request an earlier drop off) 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.
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On Giving Tuesday, double your donation to Harvey Milk’s Annual Giving Campaign at harveymilksf.com!
To celebrate Giving Tuesday, a global day of charity and giving, several generous donors will MATCH $25,000 in donations to our Annual Giving Campaign. Every donation made from 11/27 to 12/4 will be DOUBLED.
Check out our new video at https://youtu.be/tdpFloRrUp8 to see what your gift funds: theater, science, cooking classes, and so much more! And for one week only, your gift will go twice as far.
Give at harveymilksf.com from 11/27 to 12/4 and make twice the impact. Spread the word and share with family and friends!
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.