Fall Festival, Photo Sessions, and Pies Oh My!
Sun, Oct 3 8:28pm



Please join us Saturday, October 16th 11am-2pm!  The front of Aiken School will be transformed into a fall festival of fun!  Here are some of the things you can look forward to...



DJ entertainment

Food Truck

Face Painting 

Pumpkin Painting

5th Grade Bake Sale

Shake Shack Custard


$5 per person

$20 max per family

Please see attached flyer for more details!



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. A flyer will go home with your children today (see attached). Be sure to check out the cookie dough, popcorn and coffee. This sale ends on October 15th, and pies can be picked up on November 22nd. 


Follow this link: https://my.mcmfundraising.com/signup/LAGM

  • Open email invite
  • 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 and then retext all the people you would like to invite to purchase.
    • Option 2 Copy and paste all your contact email and cell number 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.



 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. Families have two different photo session locations to choose from. Each session is $150 per family, and will be 15 min long. The session fee includes 8 edited images, with the option to purchase more, and they will be shared with the family online via pixieset. Wildlings will also be offering prints at reasonable prices (price list to come). Make sure you sign up soon, time slots are limited, and they will go quick!


Wildlings Photography: https://www.facebook.com/WildlingsPhotography

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".



AmazonSmile is a simple way for you to support Aiken every time you shop, at no cost to you. AmazonSmile is available at smile.amazon.com and can be activated for iOS and Android phones. When you shop at AmazonSmile, you’ll find the exact same low prices and selection as Amazon.com, with the added benefit that AmazonSmile will donate 0.5% of your eligible purchases to Aiken. 

  1. Sign up for AmazonSmile


  1. Search and select Aiken School PTO Inc. Make sure it notates West Hartford

  1. Start Shopping and be sure that everytime you make an Amazon purchase you log into https://www.konstella.com/go?url=https%3A%2F%2Fsmile.amazon.com

Directions can be found below to set up your device for AmazonSmile:




Join me in earning cash for our school by using the Box Tops app. It’s an easy way to make a difference. All you have to do is buy Box Tops participating products (like Cheerios!) and scan your grocery receipt. Box Tops are worth $.10 each and they add up fast! Twice a year, our school receives a check to help pay for whatever we need - equipment, supplies or experiences the kids love!


Use this referral code QSOW3HAI when you sign up and you’ll get 20 Bonus Box Tops when you scan your first receipt now through 05/29/2022, while supplies last! Download the Box Tops for Education app here: https://btfe.smart.link/c2jjdifkw?referral_code=QSOW3HAI


We want YOU to join the Parent's Night out 2022 Event Committee!  If you can believe it, we are already starting to plan this spring's PNO event and we have already started planning to make this year's event even fun, exciting, and successful for our school.  We are excited to be holding PNO at The Pond House on May, 12, 2022.  We are looking for a dedicated group of volunteers to serve on our planning committee to help bring our vision for PNO to life.  Time commitment will be one meeting a month until we get closer to the event,  then likely bi-weekly meetings.  Our first meeting will be in November.  
For the committee - if you are interested in joining - we will need help with soliciting for auction items, decorations, invitations/RSVPs, soliciting for sponsorship, and more.  We are also looking for a dedicated secretary to take notes at every meeting and keep the rest of the committee informed of all updates and details.  If you are interested - and we hope you are!- please email Julie Cutler and Amanda Pihl at Aikenptofundraising@gmail.com   We will be keeping a list of everyone and reaching out in October.  We are looking forward to a really great PNO this year and hope to make up for some lost revenue during covid.  Thank you in advance for supporting this event.  
Amanda Pihl & Julie Cutler


The EDI Parent Committee is a safe space for Aiken parents to explore, share, and discuss issues and topics related to racism, diversity, equity, & inclusion.  If you are interested in joining please email ediaiken@gmail.com.  We are meeting on September 30th to plan out our year and would love input from new parents! 


 Interested in joining boy scouts?  Please see the attached flyers for more information! 
Happy Fall Ya'll
Sabrina and Adrienne