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.
Dear SFUSD Community,
SFUSD schools, central offices and after school programs will be closed tomorrow, Friday, Nov. 16, due to ongoing concerns regarding air quality both inside and outside of schools and offices.
As you know, the air quality in the Bay Area has remained at red (unhealthy) throughout the week. Some staff and students have reported that the ongoing conditions have also contributed to poor air quality indoors.
We understand that closing schools places a burden on some of our families, and we want you to know that we have given this decision careful consideration.
All school sites will be closed for Thanksgiving Break and will reopen on Monday, Nov. 26. Central offices will be open next week Monday, Nov. 19 through Wednesday, Nov. 21.
Please stay safe.
Dr. Vincent Matthews, SFUSD Superintendent
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.
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.
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.