First Day of School is August 19

WELCOME BACK, HARDING FAMILIES! We hope you all had a great summer and are ready for a fun year of learning at Harding Elementary. The first day is Monday, August 19, with a minimum day (2:05pm) dismissal.

And a very warm welcome to our new faculty and staff for the upcoming 2019-20 school year.

We look forward to seeing everyone and kicking off another school year for our Tigers!

Join the Harding PTA!

Joining the PTA is a very simple way to show your support of the school and requires nothing else from you. Membership dues are just $16 per person and support Harding’s enrichment programs, our students, and our teachers! And as a member, you will receive coupons and discounts to local businesses as well as coupons for Legoland.

You can join the PTA with one membership or the whole family can join!

Memberships are being processed online this year. There is a $1 fee associated with each online transaction. Please contact with any questions, or if you would prefer to pay by check.

Harding Calendar

Stay on top of your school schedule by plugging into the Harding calendar!

The Harding PTA maintains a calendar you can access three different ways: 1) a monthly print calendar that comes home in your student’s Wednesday folder (look for this in the coming weeks).

2) a Google calendar you can view on our calendar page.

3) A subscription to the Google calendar you can add to your mobile device so you get reminders and updates in real time. Instructions on how to subscribe can be found here , beneath the calendar.

HASEP Session 1 Registration

Registration for the first Harding After School Enrichment Program session (9/9 – 12/13) starts this week! The HASEP class calendar will come home in this week’s Wednesday folders. The complete HASEP packets — including detailed class descriptions, scholarship information, and paper registration forms — will be available online, at the El Cerrito Community Center, and on the HASEP Bulletin Board outside of the Harding office.

Online registration will begin on Thursday, 8/22, and paper registration will begin Monday, 8/26.


When: Saturday, May 18⋅9:00am – 12:00pm

Where: Harding Elementary

Why: Help lend a hand to get the school looking great for the summer and next year.


The auction & raffle raised just over $9,000! Thank you to all the teachers, students, volunteers who helped create the classroom projects, volunteers who worked the Open House events, and our generous donors for such a successful evening. If you would like to see the auction take place in 2020, please consider volunteering as the coordinator. Contact for details.


If you know these individuals, please contact Rachel Myers so we can get their prizes to them:

  • Anita Sharma
  • Anne Wood

Thanks to YOU!

A big thank you to the Harding community who helped make our Harding Staff Appreciation Week a fantastic one. With all your contributions and effort the PTA was able to shower our staff with the special thanks they deserve.

Lawrence Hall of Science Assembly—Volunteers Needed!

Lawrence Hall of Science is coming to Harding to put on a Build, Engineer and Invent Festival in our MPR on Tuesday, May 28th. We need a lot of volunteers to help facilitate the many learning stations. Please email if you can help out at one (or more) of the following times:9:30-10:20 – (Grades – 4th, 5th and 6th)10:40-11:30 – (Grades – 4th, 2nd and 3rd)12:50-1:40 – (Grades – TK, K, 1st)