WALK-A-THON VOLUNTEERS NEEDED   

We have less than half the number of volunteers needed for the walk-a-thon! On Friday, October 26th we need 6-8 volunteers **per grade** for this fun event! Can you help out? Volunteers will be handing out water, marking laps, peeling mandarins and cheering on our walkers. We also need help with assembling envelopes ahead of time (done at home), and help with set-up on the day of the event. Sign up here and provide your email address to Queksp@gmail.com. Thank you!

HARDING PTA TILDEN PARK HIKE AND PICNIC

Join Harding families on Saturday, October 27 for a morning walk around Jewel Lake, or perhaps a more energetic hike on the nearby trails. Or you can just hang out around the Environment Education Center or Little Farm. We will meet between 10 and 10:30 am at the turning circle at Tilden’s Little Farm parking lot. It’s the star on this map closest to Little Farm. You may need to park further out, depending on how busy it is. Then at about 12 noon, we’ll have a “bring-your-own” picnic on the lawn adjacent to the parking lot. There is plenty of room to run and play! Questions?

YOUTH SPORTS: DRILLS & SKILLS AT KOREMATSU

Beginning October 16, the El Cerrito Recreation Department will offer volleyball and basketball practices and scrimmages for grades 3-6. “Drills and Skills” practices are great way for beginners & more advanced players alike to improve skills and get ready for league play in basketball and volleyball. Play will take place at the Korematsu gym lead by local coaches from Skyhawks Sports and the El Cerrito Recreation Department. Participants can attend all five weeks of the Drills and Skills program, or drop in at their convenience. More information can be found here.

WCCUSD BOARD CANDIDATE FORUM

There are eleven candidates running for three seats on the WCCUSD Board. Come hear what they have to say! FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
Monday, October 22, 2018 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Korematsu Middle School Multipurpose Room (MPR)
7125 Donal Avenue, El Cerrito, CA 94530
Moderator: Heidi Hernandez Gatty, Vice President, Legislation 32nd District PTA
Questions for the candidates are appreciated ahead of time. We’ll also take questions from the audience at the event.

Highlighted Fundraisers

Box Tops for Education: It’s Box Tops submission time! Drop off your Box Tops in the collection box outside the office by Tuesday, October 30 so they can be included in the payment we will receive in December. Be sure to register at BTFE.com to get more info on our school’s earnings, access coupons & bonus offers, and enter the Monsters Cereal Madness Sweepstakes for the chance to win Harding 10,000 bonus Box Tops!
Good Eggs: This week, Good Eggs will host brunch for all of our teachers if 5 new families join the Harding Elementary fundraiser and get their first Good Eggs delivery. All you need to do to join is visit schools.goodeggs.com, enter the code HARDING18, and place an order. You can get produce, meat and fish, baked goods, easy dinner kits, and more delivered same-day. No subscription required and delivery is free any time you spend $60. Skip a trip to the grocery store this week and help us win a delicious, seasonal brunch for our teachers. Questions?
Mabel’s Labels: Make sure your kids’ lunch items make it home from school with personalized labels from Mabel’s Labels. This month you can get 25% off on special Halloween-themed labels. Go to campaigns.mabelslabels.com and select Harding Elementary from the list. Support Harding while you shop & save!
Tea Collection: 10/15 is the final day to shop at TeaSchoolDays.com using Promo code SDF18HARDINGPTA. Harding receives 15% of your total. Questions? Rachel Myers