20% of proceeds go to Harding. Please mention Harding or show the flyer before you order. You can go for breakfast, go back for lunch, and take home a pie for later.
Date: Tuesday, March 26 from 6:30 am to 3 am
Where: 6060 Central Avenue, El Cerrito
Valid for: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Pies. Excludes gift certificates.


Help raise money for PTA programs by selling raffle tickets to relatives, friends, and neighbors. The winners will be drawn at this year’s Open House on Thursday, April 18. You need not be present to win. One prize per family. Tickets are $5 each or 5 tickets for $20.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 will be showing up in this week’s Wednesday folder. More tickets will be available in the office or by contacting Rachel Myers


Please consider volunteering at this year’s Classroom Project Auction at Open House on Thursday, April 18. First time volunteers are encouraged to participate so that we can keep this tradition alive for next year. We’d also like some seasoned volunteers to assist! It’s a great way to show your support for our school.We need volunteers for the following:

  • Setup: 2:30-4:30pm
  • Cashiers: 6:00-6:30pm and 7:30-8:30pm
  • General: 6:00-6:30pm and 7:30-8:30pm
  • Bakers: donations of cookies and other baked goods will be accepted.

Please contact Verna Bowie for details. 


…was a success! Thank you to all the students, parents, and teachers that participated in the 3rd Annual Read-a-thon Fundraiser. We raised a whopping $9,500, a 38% increase from last year! Now I would like to shine a spotlight and extend our congratulations to the winning class…drumroll please: Congratulations to Helen Kang’s Kindergarten class for having the highest level of participation in this year’s Read-a-thon! Each student in Ms. Kang’s class can pick out a book or items up to $10 from a Scholastic catalog. The Harding PTA appreciates all the support it received for the Read-a-thon fundraiser. The proceeds will go towards supporting our students’ extracurricular programs and restocking of our school library.


Amazon Smile: Every time you shop at, 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 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 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.