Happy New Year Aiken Families-
We hope everyone enjoyed their break. We are jumping right back into the full swing of things with lots of good stuff happening this month, so you’ll want to mark your calendar so you don’t miss out on the fun!
The Annual Junkluggers Event: Sunday, Jan. 8th 10am-12pm
It’s that time of year again! Out with the old and in with the new! Drop off any of your electronics at Aiken elementary school this Sunday from 10 AM to 12 PM. An entrance fee of $10 will allow you to get rid of this much e-waste as you like! They will accept electronics, appliances, TVs, tablets, anything with a cord! spread the word to members of the community! We welcome everyone, not just limited to Aiken families!
Open PTO Meeting: January 11th
Come out and hear about the great things going on and get involved in upcoming events!
Date/Time: January 11th at 630pm
Where: Aiken Library and virtually (link will be provided closer to meeting date)
PIZZA BINGO IS BACK!!!
January 19, 25 & 31- VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!
Pizza Bingo is coming and we need your help to make these experiences great. Please email AikenPTOvolunteers@gmail.com and let us know which date(s) you can help!
This year we will be holding 3 sessions in the cafeteria!
$6 per person or $25 per family
Please ONLY sign-up for 1 session.
Cash or Check: A flyer will be sent home this week to send back in with cash or a check.
PayPal: Please indicate which session you are signing up for in the comments:
Session 1: Thursday, January 19th 6-715 pm
Session 2: Wednesday, January 25th 6-715 pm
Session 3: Tuesday, January 31st 6-715 pm
You must register in advance! No Walk-ins!
If you would like to volunteer to help! Please email email@example.com
Mark your Calendar's Parents Night Out is May 5th!
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. See the flyer for more details.
A message from Principal Mlodzinski re: School Lunch Accounts
I hope you are doing well and had a great break. I am looking forward to seeing the kids tomorrow. Just a reminder that the free lunch program has ended. If your child buys lunch at school, here is a reminder on how to add money to their account.
If you would like to add money to your child's lunch account, you have a few meal payment options. You may choose to prepay. The system is flexible and accommodates the child who purchases occasionally or on a daily basis. I have attached a meal payment form for your convenience. Payments should be sent to the school office. If you have more than one student in the same school, you can submit one check. Please make sure to specify how you would like the check applied. Make checks payable to West Hartford Nutrition Services and write your child’s full name in the memo line. We cannot accept checks under $10.00.
You may also pay by credit/debit card by going to http://www.PayPAMS.com. A nominal convenience fee will be charged. Please refer to the attached flyer for further explanation and instructions. Paypams also offers several services for FREE including low-balance email notifications. You can also check your child’s balance at any time, check what your child is purchasing for meals/snacks, and apply for free and reduced meals electronically. It takes 1-2 business days before balances and cafeteria purchases can be displayed for new registrants and it will be from the point you register going forward. These services are all free and you are not required to put money into your child’s account through Paypams to receive these benefits. You may also opt to send your child to school with cash.
If you would like to apply for free or reduced price meals, please click here to access the application. You are encouraged to complete the electronic online application instead of a paper application. A link to the paper form can be found here. If you have received a NOTICE OF DIRECT CERTIFICATION for free or reduced-price meals, do not complete the application unless instructed by the district.
For your convenience, I have also included a link to a price list for meals and a la carte items. If you have any questions or need help navigating this process, please contact the main office at 860-233-6994. I have also included a link to the January lunch menu.
Have a great week!
Adrienne & Julie, Aiken School PTO Co-Presidents
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