Programs

The PTA funds a wide variety of programs throughout the school, including arts and music education, and hands-on science through gardening. Many of these programs are on hold during COVID-19 shelter-in-place.

  • Performing Arts Program

Information on this 2020/21 program is coming soon!

  • 4th-6th Grade Band Program

Information on this 2020/21 program is coming soon!

  • 4th-6th Grade PE Program

According to the U.S. Surgeon General, regular physical activity is one of the most important ways to maintain and improve one’s physical health, mental health, and overall well-being. A student who participates in physical education is more likely to become a healthy adult who is motivated to remain healthy and physically active throughout life. With distance learning in full effect, the goal is to find fun and interactive ways to move and stay active during our PE sessions at home.

  • 4th Grade BEAM Science Mentor Program

BEAM (Berkeley Engineers and Mentors), a passionate student group of around 100 engineers and scientists at UC Berkeley. They believe that all elementary and middle school students should be able to explore their curiosity of the natural world. By writing their own engaging and hands-on curriculum, providing a small student to mentor ratio, and encouraging problem-based and build-centered learning, BEAM aims to change perceptions of science and engineering – making it more fun and approachable for all students regardless of race, gender, or socioeconomic status to pursue STEM careers.

  • Harding After School Enrichment Program (HASEP)

Currently on hold due to COVID-19: Harding Elementary has partners with the City of El Cerrito to provide after school enrichment classes, including sports, performing & mixed media arts, language, engineering, science, and technology in three sessions throughout the school year. Non-Harding School Students are welcome to register for classes.

Scholarships are available through the David Hunter Youth Memorial Scholarship, provided by City of El Cerrito, and the Margaret Wolfe Honorary HASEP Scholarship, offered to Harding students through the PTA. For more information, visit el-cerrito.org

  • Garden

Currently on hold due to COVID-19