Epic Weekend!
Sun, Oct 17 7:01pm

What an amazing weekend! The fall festival was a huge success!  The weather heals out and everyone had a wonderful time.  Thank you to the entire Fall Festival Committee for organizing a wonderful event!  Also, a huge shout out to all the volunteers from Hall High School, thank you so much for your help!  


Aiken Coat Drive!
This is a great chance to give back to our community! The weather is finally turning cooler, and we are hopeful you will help us by sorting through your closets for winter items you can donate to families in need. We are looking for new or gently used scarves, hats, snow pants, coats, mittens, etc. The coat drive will kicked off this weekend at the fall festival and run for two weeks through Friday, October 19th. We will have a box at the festival and then outside the main office where students can drop off items. The coat drive will benefit The Bridge Family Center in West Hartford. Thank you in advance!




Lyman Pie Fundraiser
Last call for pies! Thank you to all the families that have already participated. We have sold 225 pies, and have raised over $2600. If you haven't ordered yet, please be sure to do so by October 22nd.
  • Click the link and login to your personal dashboard. You will need to create a password. Your email will be your user ID.
  • Invite buyers to purchase. Click the invite buyers link on the left hand side of the screen. 
    • Option 1 Text the link to yourself and then retext all the people you would like to invite to purchase.
    • Option 2 Copy and paste your contact emails and cell numbers into the box. This will send them an invite to purchase from your store.
    • Option 3 Copy the link and email/text it to your friend and family. This link can also go on your social media sites. It will bring them directly to your store to purchase.
Thank You,
Amanda Pihl & Julie Cutler
root2RISE Community Share Event 
root2RISE has partnered with local farmers to bring the concept of a CSA (Community Sponsored Agriculture) to our school community to show our gratitude and offer an opportunity for reflection. The Community SHARE Event gives us a chance to offer fresh veggies, fruit and freshly baked bread to families in the elementary school communities at an affordable price.  
Please See Flyer


West Hartford Parent Community EDI presents:  Back - to - School Community celebration

Sunday, October 24 | 2 PM-4 PM

Wolcott Elementary School

71 Wolcott Road, West Hartford

Please see attached flyer

Wildlings Holiday Photo Session

We are partnering with Wildlings Photography this fall, and are offering families the opportunity to book their holiday photo sessions, while supporting the Aiken PTO. Many families have already signed up, but there are spots left. Please remember to pay via paypal, or send a check in with your child.

Cost: $150 per family
Includes: 15 min photo session & 8 edited images, with an option to purchase more, and edited images will be shared online via pixieset.
Locations: Westmoor Park or Farmington Land Trust (10 Mtn Spring Rd, Farmington). Sign up times note the location. 
When: 10/16 (Westmoor), 10/17 (Farmington), 10/20 (Westmoor) & 10/21 (Farmington)
Sign up:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/508044cafaf23a0fe3-aiken
Once you commit to a time and date on signup genius, please pay the $150 session fee via paypal, or send a check into school. Payment is due by October 11th. Please contact us with any questions or concerns. 
Paypal: donatetoaiken@gmail.com, and include "Wildlings Photography Session" in the notes. 
Check: Written out to "Aiken PTO", and the envelope and check should note "Wildlings Photography Session".