About the PTA

The mission of the Harding Elementary School PTA is to improve the lives of all Harding children and their families. The PTA works to do this in two primary ways:

  1.  Raising money, which the PTA uses to pay for our enrichment programs such as dance, music, science and gardening, and to provide much needed supplies for all of our Harding teachers.
  2. Community participation events, such as field days and the Fall Carnival, which couldn’t exist without an army of PTA volunteers.

Besides these, there are many behind-the-scenes hours that help Harding and the PTA fulfill our mission.   Anyone in our Harding community is welcome to join our association meetings on the 1st Tuesday of September, October, December, February, April and May, unless advertised otherwise. Even if you don’t have much time, attending meetings is an excellent way to stay on top of what’s happening at the school and to connect with other parents, teachers and the principal.

The PTA appreciates all that you do to support our children, and hopes you’ll continue to find new ways to get involved. Not only will your child benefit from your support, but your efforts also help build the Harding community for all Harding children to succeed and thrive. Children do better in school when their parents are actively involved in the school.

Regardless of what your exact interests are, your participation will be welcomed. And the PTA is not just for moms. Many dads play an active role as volunteers and take on leadership roles in the organization.

For information on:

2021–2022 Executive Board
President: Ted Lam, ted.lam@hardingpta.org or hardingptapresident@gmail.com
Executive Vice President: Maggie Whitaker
Recording Secretary: Abby Pletcher
Treasurer: Rachel Adams
Vice President of Hospitality & Assemblies: Lisa Lorenz
Vice President of Fundraising: Anna Mahony
Auditor: Carol Darden
Financial Secretary: Masha Murphy
Parliamentarian: Jenny Fowler