AmazonSmile is a simple way for you to support Aiken every time you shop, at no cost to you. AmazonSmile is available at smile.amazon.com and can be activated for iOS and Android phones. When you shop at AmazonSmile, you’ll find the exact same low prices and selection as Amazon.com, with the added benefit that AmazonSmile will donate 0.5% of your eligible purchases to Aiken.
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Search and select Aiken School PTO Inc. Make sure it notates West Hartford
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Aiken Family Cookbook
Calling all Aiken families!! Do you have a favorite family recipe? We want to try it! Please fill out the form below for your chance to be in the first Aiken Community Cookbook. Pictures are welcome and encouraged. Please submit the attached form back to firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, February 15th. Cookbook sales will begin in March.
As you probably know, parent/teacher conferences are coming up next month. Even though these will still be virtual the PTO is hoping to show our support and appreciation to our teachers by providing some snacks/breakfasts/lunches throughout the week. If you are able to contribute to this effort, please Venmo @Abiah-Ruel (Aiken PTO Co Vice-President) and write your child’s grade(s) in the subject line – you can also send in cash or check made out to Aiken PTO and send it into the office. We are asking that all contributions be sent in by March 1st. Thanks so much for your continued support of Aiken School!
AIKEN’S EQUITY, DIVERSITY & INCLUSION PARENT COMMITTEE
The Aiken EDI Parent Committee presents an interactive and engaging digital learning experience that recognizes Black history and celebrates it year-round. To access this amazing and informative experience, please visit https://tinyurl.com/yjpfjo5b.
***P.S.- Don't forget to sign up for our next virtual book club discussion on "Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You," by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi. Tuesday, February 23, 2021, 6:30 PM-7:30 PM. To receive the zoom link, please register for this discussion at https://tinyurl.com/rp997z1x.
PTO Read-A-Thon February 1st-February 29th
Black History Month
We are so happy to share how we are celebrating Black History Month! We would like to highlight and share some amazing literature you and your family can enjoy!
"Charlie has autism. His brain works in a special way. It's harder for him to make friends. Or show his true feelings. Or stay safe." But as his big sister tells us, for everything that Charlie can't do well, there are plenty more things that he's good at. He knows the names of all the American presidents. He knows stuff about airplanes. And he can even play the piano better than anyone he knows .Actress and national autism spokesperson Holly Robinson Peete collaborates with her daughter on this book based on Holly's 10-year-old son, who has autism.
From The Bridge,
Wow! They did it again! The Aiken Elementary School PTO recently donated over 9 large boxes of food they collected during their Super Bowl food drive. We are able to distribute 20 bags of food to families who can use a little extra help right now because of their generosity. Thank you Aiken PTO, students, and staff for your incredible support!
Dates to Mark Down
March 8th to March 12th.
Conference week. Dismissal EACH day will be 2:00.
No School Good Friday
April 12 to April16th.
No School Spring Break
Barre Event. See attached flyer
Have a great week Aiken
Amy and Sabrina