A Good Read for Aiken updates!
Sun, Sep 15 10:38am

 Hello Aiken Families,

 

Lots of happenings......

 

SUMMER READING

Please make sure your child returns their summer reading log to their new teacher...even if only one book was read! No worries if your summer reading log was misplaced or you are new to Aiken...writing your books down on a piece of paper (include your name and grade) works too! If you used the READsquared app, please make sure to print your reading log and send it in. I can’t wait to see all the books that were read this summer!

Mrs. Tomaccio, Media Specialist

 

AIKEN COAT DRIVE 

The weather is finally turning cooler, and we are hopeful you will help us by sorting through your closets for winter items you can donate. We are looking for scarves, hats, snow pants, coats, mittens, etc. The coat drive will start on September 26th and run for two weeks. We will have a box outside the main office where students can drop their old belongings into. Thank you in advance!

We will have a bin at Swoop Scoops on September 26th

 

BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION

There are now two easy ways to earn money for Aiken School though Box Tops for Education. You can download the app and scan your receipt, or you can continue to send in the box tops in plastic bags (grouped by 25). Of course, if you already taped them on a piece of paper we'll accept that as well. Please see the attached flyer for all the details.

 

AMAZON SMILE

You can also earn money for Aiken School every time you shop on Amazon by simply going to smile.amazon.com and selecting Aiken School PTO as the charity you want to support. You will find the exact same items and discounts as you would see on Amazon.com, but by going through smile.amazon you have the added bonus of donating money to Aiken every time you shop! Please see the attached flyer for more information.

  

AIKEN SWOOP SCOOPS - THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 26th, 5:00-7:00

Save the date for Aiken's very popular, family-friendly, event Swoop Scoops! You can feast on the generously donated ice cream of Abby Dabby, as well as Iron & Grain Food Truck and East Coast Pizza Truck. There will be bounce houses as well as live music from the band Reign, comprised of West Hartford high school students. 

 

 JOIN THE AWARD WINNING CHESS CLUB

Like athletics are exercise for the body, chess is exercise for the mind. Engaging in chess activity provides school students a substantial advantage in education; essentially development of the mind and patterns of thinking not otherwise offered or encountered. Luckily, it is also a fun and engaging game for kids!

Club meetings for the fall will be in the Aiken library from 3:30 (3:20) to 4:30 PM on Thursdays: September 26, October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, November 7, 14, December 5 and 12. The program is for students grades K through 5, no prior experience necessary.
 
AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM
 Don't miss out on after school fun with our favorite P.E. teacher. See attached fliers for more information on how to join.
 
Aiken Running Club with Dan Golden and Mary DiPaola
 We are excited to offer a new program which we hope becomes a tradition here at Aiken: Running Club! Does your child like to run? Are they in 4th grade and want to prepare for our CT Fitness testing? Think your child would benefit from movement and an individual-based activity? We would like to invite students in grades 2-5 to sign up for our Aiken Running Club for our Fall session of 6 meets. During our time together, students will set goals, participate in dynamic warm ups, play tag games and yes, run for distance on the Aiken school grounds! Students who join will hang out with Mr. Golden and Ms. DiPaola on Tuesdays along with the opportunity to purchase an Aiken Running Club t-shirt.
 

 Fall After School Programs

Photography and Magic Quest

Please see attached flyer for registration form.  Registration opened Thursday, September 5th, so send in your forms right away.  These classes are filling up fast and are on a first come first serve basis, so make sure your child knows to hand in the registration form when you send it into the school.

Email Abiahruel@gmail.com with any questions.

 

PNO DONATIONS

Do you or anyone you know own a business? Do you have access to gift cards, tickets to a sporting event or show and would be willing to donate for our upcoming Parents Night Out?

All donations are tax deductible and help our school tremendously. Or would you like to be a sponsor? 

Email Natalie Martin,  nataleepmartin@gmail.com or Sarah Bendor, sarahg0519@gmail  for how you can help

And don't forget to save the date for PNO, purchase your tickets!!!

November 2

 

*We are working on the Aiken directory, If you would like to NOT have your information printed, you must log into your PowerSchool account and fill out the necessary paperwork.

 

* like us on facebook at Aiken PTO

 

Have a fantastic week,

Amy and Tina