Welcome to Harding Elementary


Dear Harding Families,

Spring has arrived, but someone forgot to tell the weatherman!

We see some definite changes in our students during this time of year. While teachers are trying to capture the last stretch of instructional time, our students want more than anything to be outside and having fun. Please encourage your child to continue to work to his/her fullest potential, even when he/she feels frustrated with the challenges of learning. The greatest amount of growth usually takes place when students have to work the hardest at something, and that is such an important part of learning!

With one week before the AIR State Test, it is time for students to use their tools to show what they know in reading, math and science. It is imperative that all students are in school during these assessments and report on time, as modifications to daily schedules will occur in order to create a productive testing environment for all students. The English Language Arts AIR Test will be April 9th -25th. The Math AIR Test will be April 26th - May 3rd. All students in grades 3-8 will be taking these tests. Our 5th & 8th graders will also participate in the Science AIR Test on May 7-8. What your child is learning on a daily basis builds the foundation for being able to demonstrate high achievement on tests. The following thoughts will help you in preparing your child for being ready each day.

The Night Before:

**Help your child get to bed on time. Research shows that being well-rested helps students do better.

**Mention the test to show you're interested, but don't dwell on it.

The Morning of the Test:

**Get up early to avoid rushing. Be sure to have your child at school on time.

**Have your child eat a good breakfast but not a heavy one. Research shows that students do better if they have breakfast before they take tests.

**Be positive about the test. Explain that doing your best is what counts.

Happy Spring!


Teri J. Coward -Principal


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We would like to remind parents/guardians that students can enter the building at 8:15 a.m. for breakfast.  Students are tardy at 8:30 a.m. 

Click below to read about our Parent Engagement Policy:
Harding's Parent Involvement Policy 2017 2018.pdf


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