Auction Update

A huge thank you to all of the Harding parents, teachers, children and staff for making this year’s auction such a success. The final auction payments are still being received, but the current tally puts us at over $8,000! Thank you to the auction volunteers and especially the parents who helped with classroom projects. The children were so proud to share their work. The auction has become an important open house destination. Thank you to everyone for your participation. The Raffle, with the Disney tickets will return in 2019!

Teacher Appreciation Week

May 7 – ┬áMay 11
It’s national Teacher Appreciation Week! Help the PTA show our teachers and the entire Harding staff how much we appreciate their hard work and dedication to our children.
Monday, May 7 – Teacher’s Brunch. Donation of brunch items are appreciated. Please drop off in the teacher lounge in the morning.
Wednesday, May 9 – Teacher’s Lunch. Donations of dessert items appreciated. Drop off in the teacher’s lounge in the morning.
Harding’s success is a result of a positive working environment for our Harding Staff. Please share extra smiles and warm regards to all Harding Staff next week. Let’s really show them how much we care!

Movie Night

Thank you all for coming to Harding’s first ever outdoor Movie Night on Friday, April 27. It was an incredible turn out and the Harding PTA and Dads’ Club hope everyone had a great time. And a special thanks to all of the parents and families who helped make this event happen. The dads’ club is always looking for more people to help make events like this possible. Please email Colin for more information.

Volunteers needed for 2019

PTA Membership Coordinator: We will be listing the full description on the website soon. Please email if you have any questions.
Auction Coordinator: We are looking for a volunteer to coordinate this fundraiser during Spring 2019. Much of the workload happens from January through April. Please email if you are interested or have questions about the level of commitment.
Raffle Coordinator: This happens in conjunction with the Auction, but requires independent coordination. Please email if you are interested or have questions.
Dads’ Club Committee Chair: Accountable to the Harding Elementary School PTA board. The Dads’ club is a committee of the PTA. All actions of the club reflect upon Harding Elementary and are ultimately the responsibility and accountability of the PTA Board.
Responsibilities of the Committee Chair:
Budgeting events
Attend the PTA meetings
Dads’ Club emailing / communication
Help support Ms Takimoto and Teachers
Assist other committees
Coordinate activities
Help recruit members to the Dads’ Club Please email Colin or Chad with questions.


During the 2014-15 school year, our district started a partnership with BrightBytes, an educational software company in order to learn more about our technology use for student learning. Our goal is to gather data on a continuing basis regarding technology access and skills, and on our district’s technology environment, in order to understand the connection between technology use and student achievement. To gain these insights, we provide BrightBytes with a complete picture of technology use at school and at home within our district. Students, teachers, and parents are asked to complete an online questionnaire twice a year to help us gather this data.
Your participation and support is important to us and will give us a more complete understanding of our district’s technology use. Our first step is to gather data from you, the members of our parent community. Below is a link to the parent survey, as well as a QR code which can be scanned with a mobile device running a QR code reader. This will allow you to access the survey on your smartphone or another mobile device (such as a tablet). Please note that the survey is short and should only take about 5 to 8 minutes of your time.
Thank you in advance for taking the time to complete this valuable survey.