CONFERENCES this week and other IMPORTANT information
Sun, Nov 13 7:57pm
Hello Aiken Families: 
We hope you had a wonderful weekend.  Remember this week is early dismissal every day!  Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday dismissal at 1:30 and Wednesday will be a normal early dismissal day.  Thank you for your donations and generosity; teachers will receive breakfast on Monday, snacks on Tuesday and Thursday, and lunch on Wednesday.   We very much appreciated our teachers and are happy to give them these treats during this week of extra work.  Please continue reading below for our weekly announcements.  

Important Upcoming Events: 

Parents Night Out Introductory Meeting: November 16th at 7PM

Our PNO Committee will be hosting its first planning meeting on November 16th at 7 pm. If you would like to attend please RSVP with Cassandra Toscano for more details. This year’s theme is “All Are Welcome” to mirror our new mural and celebrate the 55 countries representing our Aiken families.  Parents’ Night Out is the largest fundraiser for the whole year and has supported so many important investments at Aiken like classroom smart boards, teacher wish list items, subscriptions for the school, field trips, etc.  Please fill out this quick survey to help us plan for this year’s event.  Thank you and we cannot wait to see you there!  

If you haven't taken the survey you still have time:



Aiken’s annual Scholastic Book Fair will be starting the week 11/14-11/18 so mark your calendar! In library classes the week before the fair,  students will be hearing book talks about the books available for purchase at the fair and getting excited that it will be in person again!  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 classroom to donate coins/dollars.  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. Penny Wars will run from 11/1-11/14.


AIKEN BOOK FAIR  - November 14-18 
The book fair is coming and we need YOUR help to make it a success.  Please check out the link below and sign up - we especially need help setting up on November 11th after school.  And don't forget to stop in during conference week to pick something up!
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 hard work by providing them with healthy and delicious snacks and treats throughout the week.  Please consider contributing to this by donating through Paypal ( - write conference week snacks in the notes section), Venmo (@Abiah-Ruel - write conference week snacks) or sending cash or check (made out to Aiken PTO) into the office in an envelope.  Thanks so much!!


Holiday Fundraiser: November 14-22

Please help us make the holidays special for families in need this season. The PTO is raising monetary donations to support families in Aiken's community. The money will be used to purchase gift cards for the families to use for holiday shopping. You can pay via check, paypal, and cash. See flyer for more details. 


Grow your business buy an ad in the 22-23 Aiken School Directory: 

Aiken PTO wants to help YOU grow your business!  Take advantage of this great opportunity to expand your business through ads in our Aiken 2022-2023 School Directory.  Please submit any ads or acknowledgments to by Wednesday, November 9th.  Please see the attached flyer for more information on how you can reach out to people in your community about your business!   Thank you to those of you who have already reached out to place an ad in the directory.  


Also, don't forget pie pick up is on November 22, between 1:00 and 3:30PM.   Pickup will take place on the back side of the stage in the auditorium.  Please enter through the side door by the circle drive off of Hilldale.  There will be a sign on the door.  


Community Events: 

Support our KP families on November 16th and order yummy Harry’s Pizza! Help their PTO raise some dough!   See attached flyer for details.  


Adrienne & Julie, Aiken School PTO Co-Presidents

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