Message from the Principal

Message from the Principal

November 4th, 2022

Dearest Bret Harte Community, 

I hope this message finds everyone in great health and high spirits as we enter the fall season.  As the weather cools off and rain enters our forecast, I hope that everyone has a chance to spend the holiday season with loved ones.  As a kid in Upstate New York, the fall was always my favorite time of the year.  The foliage, pumpkins, pies, and Thanksgiving dinner have always made me take some extra time to appreciate wonderful friends and family.  To that end, I'd like to take a minute here and share my deepest appreciation for all of our amazing Bret Harte students and families for your continued support of our beautiful school and all of the learning taking place inside.  

Speaking of that learning, I am thrilled to report that achievement is on the rise at Bret Harte.  Our students just completed the first round of literacy and math assessments and we are excited to share with you, at our upcoming family conferences, their progress.  Family conferences will take place during the week of November 14th and dismissal will be one hour earlier each day.  On Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday of conference week, dismissal will be at 1:55pm and Wednesday will remain 1:40pm.  Don't forget that Friday, November 11th is Veterans' Day and all SFUSD schools will be closed.  Our annual Thanksgiving Recess will follow conferences and all district schools will be closed from 11/21 - 11/25.  It is amazing how fast time flies this time of the year!  

I'd like to take a minute and welcome Ms. Molly Tello to our Bret Harte staff.  Ms. Tello joins our 2nd grade team and we are so excited that she will remain with us through the end of this academic year.  Finally, we continue to welcome all families to our monthly Principal Chat gatherings and I just love seeing so many families filling our cafeteria at these events sharing coffee and breakfast with me (many of you know that chatting over coffee is one of my favorite pastimes :).  Thank you so much for supporting our family councils and organizations and, as always, my office door is (literally) wide open for anyone that would like to come by and chat.  

I wish you all a fabulous Fall season with the ones you love, 

Jeremy Hilinski, Ed.D.



This page was last updated on November 4, 2022