Tea Collection Fundraiser October 8 – 15

Ready for some early holiday shopping? Or do you want to add some items to your child’s wardrobe? Shop at TeaSchoolDays.com (don’t go to TeaCollection.com and don’t use the Chrome browser) and Harding receives 15% of your final order total (before taxes and shipping). All items are marked down by 15% for Tea School Days participants.
When checking out, just enter the promo code SDF18HARDING and click “apply my code”. You’ll also receive free 6-10 business day shipping. 
Feel free to share this with friends, family and other loved ones. 
Questions? Please contact Rachel Myers (rachelleahmyers@gmail.com)

Picture Day is almost here! September 27th!

Harding Elementary picture day (September 27th) is quickly approaching. Pre-orders for picture packages may now be placed online at https://ios.mydorian.com using your school’s access key provided here 7RQT2QBG. Online pre-orders using your school’s access key are available up to 4 days after picture day.


Via our new online portal:
Questions? Contact membership@hardingpta.org


  • 09/20 SSC Meeting (6-7:30pm) Harding Rm 143
  • 09/25 Noodle Fresh Fundraiser (Dine In only)
  • 09/27 Picture Day
  • 10/06 Dads Club Work Party (Moms, Grandparents, and others always welcome! 9-12pm @ Harding)
  • 10/14 8th Annual Harding Carnival
  • 10/26 Walk-a-thon
  • 10/30 – 11/8 Minimum Days, Parent-Teacher Conferences
  • 11/01 No School, Harding Parent-Teacher Conference Day
  • 11/19 – 11/23 No School; Thanksgiving Week

Volunteers Needed!

  • Lunch Duty: For details, please visit Rosamar or Dorene in the Harding front office.
  • Face Painting @ The Harding Carnival: We are looking for face painters for this popular booth! Please email Summer Medina.
  • Walk-a-Thon: Lots of volunteers are needed at this fun event on Oct 26. Contact hardingPTAfundraise@gmail.com (note there is no “r” in the “fundraise”).
  • Auction Coordinator: Please email Verna Bowie if you are interested or have questions about the level of commitment.


Please join us for our first Dining Out Fundraiser of the year! Noodles Fresh will donate 25% of your total bill to Harding Elementary. FOR DINE IN ONLY. Please mention the fundraiser when ordering.
  • Date: Tues, Sept 25, 2018
  • Time: 5pm-9pm
  • Where: Noodles Fresh Restaurant 10042 San Pablo Ave. (@ Central) in El Cerrito


We need help with leveling/labeling the classroom library books. Right now, we have about a dozen books destined for 5th grade, 3rd grade, and 2nd grade. These boxes are just waiting to be leveled and then put into classroom use. IF YOU CAN HELP in the next two weeks (during the day, or this Saturday morning, the 22nd, please contact Allison Crapo Bassett, the PTA point person for classroom Library support. If you are already helping your child’s teacher level books, let Allison know and she can make sure you have materials and stickers.


Keep your child’s belongings from ending up in the Lost & Found and at the same time help raise money for the Harding PTA. Mabel’s Labels sell customizable waterproof, dishwasher safe, and laundry safe labels that are perfect for labeling water bottles, lunch containers, hats, clothes, shoes, and so much more! They even make customizable kids’ medical tags/labels and allergy stickers. The Harding PTA will receive 20% of all sales from Harding families anytime you shop at campaigns.mabelslabels.com and select Harding Elementary from their fundraising list. It’s a great way to keep track of your kids’ stuff and support our school! Questions? HardingPTAfundraise@gmail.com


In order to support building classroom libraries for our Teachers College Reading and Writing curriculum, the PTA is accepting donations of your family’s outgrown or unused children’s books. For now, we will collect them in a plastic bin in the front lobby outside the office, next to the free book shelf (Fairmount entrance). As of Monday, please drop any books you want to donate to our bin, and help us keep our children immersed in real-world books (not textbooks!). Questions, or if you have a lot to donate, please contact PTA classroom Library point person, Allison Crapo Bassett.