April is Autism Awareness Month!
Sun, Mar 31 1:56pm

Dear Aiken Families,


April is Autism awareness month!  Students can show their support by wearing blue and  bringing in $1.00 on April 2nd to receive an Autism Awareness bracelet.  Proceeds will go to support families at the Autism CONNECTicut Center. 

Autism Families of CT are also looking for donations of items they use daily for different support groups.  Aiken school will be collecting these items for the entire month of April.  There will be a basket outside of Mrs. Anderson's classroom to drop your donations.  Please help us support this important organization by bringing in one or more of the following:

K cup coffee pods; Mini bottles of water; Clorox wipes; Wipes for hands/face; Tissues; Plastic forks; Pens; AA batteries; Dry erase markers/ erasers; Laminating sheets; Colored construction paper or card stock; Post-it notes; Stamps; and Duct tape/ masking tape.


AIKEN SCIENCE FAIR - Wednesday, April 3, 6:00-7:30 at King Phillip Middle School


SAVE THE DATE - Aiken Hip Hop Night at King Phillip, April 18th, 5:00-6:30


SAVE THE DATE - Aiken Art Show, May 7th, 5:00-7:00


AIKEN ART SHOW SET-UP - April 22- May 6 

Come help transform Aiken School into a stunning art gallery featuring the works of your children!!  Please click on the link to sign up to help set up the art show.  This is a long process, which will take a couple weeks, so sign up to help once or a few times.  Any time you are willing to spend setting up the show is so appreciated!  http://signup.com/go/xvJZgQZ 



The Hobby Quest Magic class is full; however, Aviation still has a few spots left.  Please send in your registration form soon.  Registration ends on Thursday, April 4th and spots are filled on a first come, first serve basis.



If you have interest in joining the PTO Board we have  openings for next year.  The PTO Board works to plan a variety of events throughout the year.  We also give thoughtful consideration to teacher requests for classroom and curriculum enhancements.  We work hard to make sure every student has the best elementary school experience possible.  Come help us make sure Aiken School continues to be one of the best elementary schools in Connecticut!  Email Aikenpto@gmail.com with questions.


2020-2021 School Calendar

The Board of Education is asking for input into the school calendar for the year 2020-2021.  Please look over the four options below and email boardmembers@whps.org with your vote.

They will make their decision on April 16th.

There are 4 options that they are deciding from: 

  • Option 1: school year begins on Aug. 26, last day on June 8, April vacation would be April 12 to 16.
  • Option 2: school year begins on Sept. 2 and finishes on June 15, with April vacation from April 12 to 16.
  • Option 3: school year begins on Sept. 2, ends on June 15, with April Vacation April 2 (Good Friday) to April 9.
  • Option 4: school year begins Aug. 26, ends on June 11, April vacation April 12 to 16. This option would also include a week  long winter break in Feb. 15 to 19. 

Options 1, 2 & 3 would only include the Monday and Tuesday in February like we have had recently.


Please let us know if you have any questions about any PTO event or volunteer opportunity.


Best wishes,

Abiah & Tina