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Mon, Oct 14 2:13pm

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PICTURE DAY IS TOMORROW - OCTOBER 15th (Make-ups November 21st)

You should have received the picture day form . Please send in your completed form to your child's teacher as soon as possible. PLEASE KNOW THAT ALL STUDENTS RECEIVE A FREE CLASS PHOTO - NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Every student who does not order pictures will also receive a free "proof" with a gallery code. If you choose to order pictures after you see the proof you can do so online.


We are also looking for parents to help during picture day. Please follow the link below to sign up. If you have any questions please email



Parents Night Out at the Yard Goats

November 2nd at pm

Book your sitters and get your tickets. Help raise much needed funds to support your childs school.

1 hours open bar, heavy hors d'oeuvre, batting cages and many amazing items to bid on.

To pay by cash or check (payable to Aiken PTO): complete the form at the bottom of this flyer and send in an envelope to school with your child. To pay via PayPal: 1) log into your existing account or create a new one on, 2) select “send” from the navigation bar, and 3) enter as the recipient. Make sure to include your name and PNO in the notes section.



 Thursday, October 24th from 6:00-7:00

 Calling all Kindergarten and new Aiken families!

 Please join us for a pizza party and connect with our wonderful Aiken community.





 Myths, Realities, And What A Parent Can Do, A forum about how to navigate the special opportunities, challenges and joy of middle-schoolers.


Learn why the middle school years are crucial and how to support your

unique middle-schooler through the often tumultuous years from 6th-8th grade.


Wednesday, October 16

at The Children's Museum

950 Trout Brook Drive, West Hartford


5:30 - 6:00 pm -- mix and mingle, hors d'oeuvres, wine and soft drinks

6:00 - 7:00 pm -- panel discussion

7:00 - 7:30 pm -- more hors d'oeuvres and mingling


Panelists include:

Neuropsychologist Gary Isenberg, Ph.D.

Retired Educator and Middle School Head Martha Brackeen-Harris, Ph.D

University of Saint Joseph Professor of Human Development and Family Studies Patrick Nickoletti, Ph.D

Facilitated by Head of Watkinson School Teri Schrader

Tickets are $20



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.



You can also earn money for Aiken School every time you shop on Amazon by simply going to 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, but by going through you have the added bonus of donating money to Aiken every time you shop! Please see the attached flyer for more information.


Have a great week

Amy and Tina