Remember to get your tickets in on Wednesday, April 17. The winners will be drawn at this year’s Open House! You need not be present to win. One prize per family. Prizes include:

  • 2 Grand Prizes of 8 Disneyland Park Hopper Tickets
  • 1 Second Prize of 4 Disneyland Park Hopper Tickets
  • Lunch at Chez Panisse
  • $135 gift certificate to Alma Acupuncture
  • $225 home organization gift certificate for dma Organizing & Moves
  • 4 General Admission Tickets to California Academy of Sciences
  • Family Day Pass to the Oakland Zoo
  • Family Visit Pass to the Bay Area Discovery Museum
  • 4 Passes to the El Cerrito Rialto Theater
  • A tour for up to 20 people of the SemiFreddis Bakery
  • Family pass to Lawrence Hall of Science
  • 2 tickets to the Berkeley Botanical Gardens
  • 4 Gift Certificates for guitar lessons at Albany Music School
  • $25 gift certificate to Sports Basement

Tickets are available in the office or by contacting Rachel Myers.


Volunteers are urgently needed. Contact Verna Bowie. View the complete Auction Catalog here


Buy in advance of Open House! Our Harding Library is open all this week for Book Fair sales:

  • Monday — 2:15 – 3:30pm
  • Tuesday — 2:15 – 3:30pm
  • Wednesday — 1:45 – 3:30pm
  • Thursday — 6:00 – 8:30pm 


Where: Camp Herms in El Cerrito (Above Arlington Park). Great site!!!
When: Saturday afternoon, April 20- Sunday morning, April 21
Dinner: BYO, but we’ll have extra hotdogs, marshmallows, etc.
Breakfast: We’ll supply bagels, coffee, etc.
Family Activities: Hiking, campfires, ghost stories
Business Activities: Restrooms available
Cost: $10/pp loosely suggested donation 
ContactTed to confirm how many coming and if you need loaner camping equipment  


Are your kids heading to camp this summer? Now is the time to stock up on labels for all their supplies. Until April 30th, Mabel’s Labels Camp Label Packs will be available at early bird prices! You can get $5 off the Sleepaway Camp Label Pack and $2 off the Day Camp Label Pack. Select Harding Elementary from the list at campaigns.mabelslabels.com and the Harding PTA will receive 20% of your order total. Keep your kids organized and help out the Harding PTA! 

Summer Band Camp @ Korematsu Middle School

Tiffany Carrico, the Korematsu Middle School band teacher is offering two weeks of band camp this summer. The camp is open to current 4th, 5th and 6th grade students who are in band or would like to join band. It’s a wonderful and affordable program where your student can practice their instrument or try a new one! The dates are:
June 17-21
June 24-28
Elementary school band students 10-12pm ($100 a week)
Beginner 9-10am ($50 a week)
Questions? Email Miss Carrico. Forms will be provided the first day of camp and fees can be paid then as well.


Amazon Smile: Every time you shop at smile.amazon.com, 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.
Chloe’s Closet: Any kid’s clothes, toys, or books in re-saleable condition can be dropped off at Chloe’s Closet on Solano Avenue and the PTA gets a percentage of everything sold! Just tell them it’s for the Harding PTA account. No need to make an appointment, they take donations anytime during open hours.
Good Eggs Spring Fundraiser: From 2/25 – 4/30, add code HARDING19 and 5% of all orders will be donated back to our school. First-time users, go to schools.goodeggs.com and enter HARDING19. Current customers, just add HARDING19 at checkout. Questions?
Mabel’s Labels: Make sure your kids’ items make it home from school with personalized labels from Mabel’s Labels. Go to campaigns.mabelslabels.com and select Harding Elementary from the list.
Realtor Giveback: When you work with Harding parent and local Realtor Liana Dickson, or refer her a buyer or seller, Liana will give back a percentage of her commission from the successful purchase or sale of the referred party’s property to the Harding PTA. Email Liana or call 510-944-9400 for more info.