Aiken Apparel, Book Fair,Pennie Wars, Pies, PTO meeting, Skiing, Picture Day TOMORROW
Sun, Nov 7 3:36pm
Quick Reminders:
Picture Day Tomorrow!
PTO Meeting Wednesday November 10th
 
AIKEN APPAREL 
The Aiken online apparel and gear shop is now open! You can buy your loved ones Aiken gear for birthdays, holidays, and special celebrations. The shop will be open from now until the end of the school year and beyond!  The items will be shipped directly to your home.  Thank you to Joanna Leary for designing a new logo and uploading all the images.  Happy shopping! 
 

AIKEN BOOK FAIR – NOVEMBER 15-19

Aiken’s annual Book Fair will be the week of 11/15-11/19 so mark your calendar!  This is a wonderful opportunity to encourage your child’s reading and support the Aiken library!  We are so excited to have the Book Fair back in the library and it will be hosted by Scholastic!  So, be on the lookout for more information to follow soon!  We are looking forward to another successful book fair!!  

 

CONFERENCE WEEK SNACKS

Conference week is coming and that means longer days for our teachers and support staff.  Let’s show them how much we appreciate all their work by providing them with healthy and delicious snacks and treats throughout the week.  Please consider contributing to this by donating through PayPal (donatetoaiken@gmail.com – write Conference week snacks in the notes section), or sending cash, or check made out to “Aiken PTO”, into the office in an envelope.  Everyone is so appreciative of this!

 

LYMAN PIES
A huge thank you to all the families that participated in the Lyman Pie fundraiser. We sold 321 pies and 154 cookie doughs. In total we raised $4036. Pickup will be just in time for Thanksgiving on November 22nd. More details to come. 
 
NOVEMBER PTO MEETING
Mark your calendars and please join us for our Aiken PTO meeting on November 10th at 6:30 in the Aiken Library.  We will also provide  a link for you to join us from home!
 
NORFELDT AIKEN FAMILIES SKIING
Norfeldt Aiken Families have a wonderful tradition of skiing at Ski Sundown, Norfeldt Aiken Families is not limited to Norfeldt and Aiken students, this is a neighborhood group. The kids receive a lesson and free time skiing, all at a reduced cost. The program runs for 5 weeks, starting in January and ends in late January or early February. Kids go on Wednesday afternoons (all family members may join), since the kids are dismissed early.  Kids will enjoy a lesson and free ski. The program is for ages 8+/3rd grade +, and there are plenty of Norfeldt/Aiken families, Middle School, and High School families that participate, as well as friends of Nortfeldt/Aiken families.  Last year we organized a group table with snacks and drinks, details for this year TBD.  Transportation is not part of the program, however some families car pool.

Our Wednesday dates include: January 5, 12, 18, 26 and February 2rd.  Our lessons will begin at 3:30.

The 5-week prices are as follows:
Child Rates:
  Lesson & Lift: $275
  Season Pass holder Lessons: $155
  Lift Only: $181
  Equipment Rental: $135
 
Please See Attached Forms

 

PENNY WARS - TO BENEFIT AIKEN STUDENTS

The Aiken Book Fair is coming and we are so excited to have Scholastic Books back as our distributor this year.  We want this book fair to be successful for not only the school, but for each child and family as well.  To that end, we are asking for your help to make sure every Aiken student is able to purchase a book.  Please help us by asking your child to donate change to the Aiken Penny Wars!!  Each class will have their own bucket in their classrooms to donate coins.  100% of the money collected will go to help Aiken students, who may not be able to afford a book, purchase a book at the book fair.  Thank you so much for your help in supporting a lifelong love of reading in all Aiken students! 

  

Screen Time, Social Media, and Youth Mental Health November 15th 7:00-8:30

A virtual panel discussion on how screen time and social media affect youth mental health.

Panelists include experts from Digital Wellness Lab and Common Sense Media, Better Screen Time, University of Connecticut and West Hartford Public School Students.

 

For more information and to register visit: https://tinurl.com/eave478

This discussion will focus on middle and high school youth but may be instructive for people with younger kids too.

  

 We are excited to launch the Square 1 Art Fundraiser! 
Your student has worked hard to create a very special art masterpiece. You will be given the opportunity to purchase unique gifts and keepsakes printed with your child's artwork. Every order made will help you preserve the special memories of your child’s creative growth in a fun and inspiring way.
 
Keep a lookout for a personalized brochure that was sent home with your kids. Be sure to submit your order(s) by 11/19/21. Shipping to home is free for orders over $75, and is always free when shipped to the school at the end of the sale. We are recommending that families that wish to receive their orders for Hanukkah, to order as soon as possible and ship to your home. There are two ways to order this year:
 
Online Ordering
  • Website: https://www.square1art.com/shop
  • Click on the "My Art" tab at the top
  • Enter students access code found on the brochure sent home, or search for your students art using the "Search" tab. 
  • Click the tab on your student's artwork "Add To My Art". If you have more than one child, continue searching and adding artwork for all students. 
  • Click on "Shop Products" to purchase 
Phone Orders
  • Have your child access code, and product code ready. 
  • 888-332-3294 ext 1
Lastly, under the "My Art" tab, there is an upload feature that allows families to upload artwork of siblings that do not attend Aiken.  Feel free to use this feature, and Aiken will still benefit from the sale. Please be sure to use the class/grade of your Aiken student in the drop down menu when uploading, so we know who to send it home with. Unfortunately, due to supply chain issues, Square 1 Art is not able to provide free stickers of the students' artwork this year.
 
Thank You,
Amanda Pihl & Julie Cutler
 
Thanks everyone!
Sabrina and Adrienne