Fall Festival, Family Photos, and Pies! OH MY!
Sun, Oct 10 4:37pm
We hope you all had a fabulous long weekend!  Here are the PTO highlights you need to know...
Aiken School Pumpkin Patch
On Friday, October 15th students will visit our Aiken School "Pumpkin Patch".  Please bring your pumpkin back the next day and decorate it at the Fall Festival!
Fall Festival
Please join us Saturday, October 16 for a day full of fun fall activities right in front of our very own Aiken School.  There will be a food truck, games, a DJ, Shake Shack Custard, face painting, pumpkin painting and much more!  $5 per person, $20 max per family.  
Please see the attached flyer!
Aiken Coat Drive Kick Off at Fall Festival!
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 kick off at the fall festival on Saturday, October 16th from 11am-2pm 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!
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".
Lyman Pie Fundraiser
We have had a great start to the Lyman Pie fundraiser. We have already sold over 90 pies! This year pie ordering will be contactless, so no order forms or checks to collect. All orders can be made online, and a link to your fundraising page can be sent easily to friends and family. Be sure to check out the cookie dough, popcorn and coffee. This sale ends on October 22nd (extended from 10/15), and pies can be picked up on November 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
Running Club
Please see the attached flyer for information on Aiken After School Running Club
Thanks everyone, 
Sabrina and Adrienne