The Harding PTA is proud to announce its third annual Read-A-Thon Fundraiser! We want ALL of our children to develop a love of reading for pleasure, for knowledge, for adventure.   

What: 3rd Annual Harding School Read-a-thon

When: Monday February 25th to Friday March 1st

Where: 30 minutes of reading per day in class, plus any amount of time you read at home

Why:  Help our school raise as much as we can for primary music, hands on science in the garden, performing arts, school-wide assemblies and classroom field trips, renewed library collections, and playground supplies. 

How: Ask friends, family, and neighbors to pledge a donation to our school based on the total number of minutes read or to donate a flat amount.

Go to http://pledgestar.com/harding

Click “Not Registered For This Year’s Event”

Enter your name and email address, then click “Submit”

Follow the instructions on-screen to register students. When you finish, the system emails pledge requests to your family and friends, and allows them to make secure credit card donations online. You get notified each time a pledge is made, and you can track your pledge progress online.

You can also collect donations via check. Just return them with this pledge form by March 15.

Help us reach our $12,000 goal! As an incentive, the class with the highest participation (largest percentage of students along with largest number of individual donations) will be rewarded with Scholastic Dollars.  Each child in the winning class will be able to choose a book from the Scholastic Catalog, up to $10 in cost.  We think this will be a great way to reward our children’s love of books!

Have questions?  Reach out to Candice Cox at candice.cox14[at]gmail.com and/or Rachel Adams at rachelisabel2003[at]yahoo.com.


Congratulations to all the performers for a job well done and a giant Thank You to everyone who helped make the Variety Show such a success. Super thanks to Eowyn Mader, Thomas Harrison, Jeannie Lee, Maggie Whitaker, and everyone else who contributed to such a fun night for the kids!


Tuesday, February, 6:30 p.m.Korematsu Middle School MPR, 7125 Donal Ave, El CerritoCome see the work of Korematsu Middle School students at the KMS Annual Science Fair, featuring the American Chemical Society! This is a family-friendly event, where younger students can see more advanced projects, so local elementary school students are encouraged to attend. American Chemical Society will be on hand with a science show and hands-on demonstrations! The tentative schedule for the evening is: 

  • 6:30pm: Arrival, Korematsu science fair project viewing and hands-on activities.
  • 7:00pm: Chemistry show on stage.
  • 7:30-8:00 p.m. More hands-on demonstrations, talk to the scientists, and viewing of projects.
  • 8:00pm: Wrap up 


Nominate yourself or someone else for the PTA Executive Board for 2019-2020 school year. When you serve on the PTA Executive Board, you contribute your valuable time to the Harding community and show your commitment to keeping our wonderful Harding School programs alive, including Art, Music, Gardening, Field Trips, Assemblies, and Library. These programs are made possible by the PTA.DEADLINE FOR NOMINATIONS: March 5, 2019Download this flyer for more information on Board positions and to nominate yourself or someone else. 


Amazon Smile: Every time you shop at Amazon, they’ll donate to Harding Elementary PTA. You’ll be asked to confirm that you want your charity to be Harding Elementary PTA.
Box Tops for Education: As always, please drop off your Box Tops in the collection box outside the office.
Mabel’s Labels: Make sure your kids’ items make it home from school with personalized labels from Mabel’s Labels. Go here and select Harding Elementary from the list.