Hi Aiken Families,
We hope you all had a nice long weekend. The weather was beautiful. Perfect for all those fun fall activities.
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Fern Street Backpack Program
If you and your family need extra food supplies on the weekends, Fern Street Backpacks is available to help. Weekly food bags filled with basic food and drink items, along with essential non-food items and community information will be confidentially distributed to you by your school staff.
**This program is available to West Hartford Public School students with food insecurity and is FREE OF CHARGE.
If you would like to participate in this school-based program, please contact your school’s Main Office.
Please note: A separate library-based program for West Hartford Public School students in middle and high school is available at Fern Street Backpacks with distribution through Noah Webster Library and Faxon Branch Library. For information on our programs, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Virtual Curriculum Night in on Thursday, October 1st. There will be 30 minute presentations by each classroom teacher as well as information shared and a meet and greet by special area teachers, support staff and pupil services.
The schedule is as follows:
5:30-6:00 - Pupil Services Staff, ESOL, Quest and Reading Intervention
6:00-6:30 - Grades 3-5
6:30-7:00 - Special Area Staff
7:00-7:30 - ELC - Grade 2
The Aiken Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) Parent Committee sponsors the Aiken's EDI Speaker Series. These series will feature distinguished scholars, activists, and experts to speak on topics most concerning to the Aiken community. The goal is to inspire and ignite candid dialogues around diversity, inclusion, equity, and anti-racism as well as to create a sense of community, engagement, and activism.
SAVE THE DATE:
October 15, 2020 - Aiken's Diversity Speaker Series.
Speaker: Charnaie Gordon, Diversity & Inclusion Expert
Topic: "Let's Talk About Race and Other Tough Topics with Kids"
Parents/caregivers and teachers are looking for resources and support on how to talk to children about racism and privilege and how to support the development of their morals and values of racial and social equity. Charnaie Gordon, Diversity & Inclusion Expert, will discuss and provide ways to use books to start difficult conversations with our children that cover cultural, racial, religious, gender, level of abilities, and sexual orientation. Charnaie will also provide a toolkit that will include a list of recommended books, resources, family activities, and ways to bring inclusivity into your school, home, and community.