Cultural Night, Barre, Aikens Got Talent,
Sun, Apr 4 11:47am

Cultural Traditions Night

Cultural Traditions Night is such a huge opportunity to share and celebrate who we are and where we come from! There are 27 different languages spoken at Aiken which is the highest in all of the elementary schools!  In the past we have held booths in the gym where families can display information about where they come from!  This year will have to look a little bit different.  We are asking families to create videos (no longer than 5 minutes please) highlighting your cultural backgrounds.  You can dance, you can cook, you can read, the sky’s the limit! We can’t wait to see what you create! 

Please send videos to no later than Friday, April 16th.  

These videos will be presented on April 29th along with exciting LIVE entertainment and surprise special guests! More information to come!


Barre Event
Get ready for a fun, full body barre workout with plenty of outdoor open space for social distancing!  

Pop-up Barre44 class with owner Danielle Srb followed by healthy drinks, treats from Overflow, and shopping experience.

$20 per ticket.  Tickets include a swag bag, sample shake from Overflow, and an automatic entry to win fun prizes!  Proceeds will benefit the Tyler Family.

Please make payment through cash or paypal to Aiken PTO.


see attached form to register



Thank you to everyone who submitted an audition for Aiken’s Got Talent.  If you have not yet heard back from me then I DID NOT receive your submission, please resend.  Everyone who emailed me should have received an email back letting you know the final performance piece is due by April 25th.  Please email Abiah Ruel at if you sent in a performance but did not hear back.  Thanks!

Quest For Kids
 CCMC foundation is hosting a fantastic event called Quest for the Kids Scavenger Hunt – to support Connecticut Children’s.


- a fun, safe, Covid-friendly, 100% outdoor event during April Break. Quest for the Kids is an app-led scavenger hunt throughout downtown Hartford, April 10 through April 24. This is a great way to show your support for Connecticut Children’s patients and their families, too!


About Quest for the Kids: Explore Hartford, have fun and support Connecticut Children’s! Go on an epic adventure, answer questions and attempt photo challenges, search plaques and statues to solve riddles. Discover art, culture and Hartford history. No tour guide required; app-led scavenger hunt.

See Attached flier for more information


Join the Award-winning Aiken Chess Club

Like athletics are exercise for the body, chess is exercise for the mind. Engaging in chess activity provides school students a substantial advantage in education; essentially development of the mind and patterns of thinking not otherwise offered or encountered. Luckily, it is also a fun and engaging game for kids!
Aiken Chess Club meetings will be online via Zoom on: Tuesdays 5-6 PM (April 20, 27, May 4, 11, 18, 25, June 1 and 8) or
Wednesdays 6-7 PM (April 21, 28, May 5, 12, 19, 26, June 2 and 9) or
Thursdays 5-6 PM (April 22, 29, May 6, 13, 20, 27, June 3 and 10).


Meaningful Actions MAKE AN IMPACT

Assembled by Community of Concern, a joint middle & high school PTO committee


Antiracist Action #27

Honor Women of Color for Women's History Month

Watch & read about at the lives and impact of seven inspiring women leaders in 7 Inspiring Documentaries & Books about Women of Color for Women’s History Month. Learn about many more leaders of color who broke both gender and racial barriers, past and present: Women of Color Whose Names You Should Know.

Please see attachment 


April 12 to April16th. - No School Spring Break

April 16 - Cultural night submissions due

April 29th - Aikens Cultural Traditions Night ( virtual )

May 6. - Barre Event. 


Be well everyone,

Sabrina and Amy