Important Information
Sun, Sep 19 4:06pm
 

Fall is certainly in the air.  Here are your friendly PTO updates. Hope to see you all virtually at Curriculum Night!

 

CURRICULUM NIGHT

5:30-6:00 - Support Staff (ESOL, Reading Intervention, Pupil Services, Quest)

6:00-6:30 - ELC - Grade 2

6:30-7:00 Special Area Staff (PE, Art, Vocal Music, InstrumentalMusic, Library, Spanish)

7:00-7:30 - Grades 3-5

 

AMAZON SMILES

 

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

https://smile.amazon.com


  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://smile.amazon.com



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

https://www.amazon.com/b?node=15576745011

 

 BOX TOPS

 

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

 

 

Thanks,

Amanda & Julie


PARENTS NIGHT OUT
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.  
 
 
FUNDRAISERS
 
Please take a moment to check out the current fundraisers going on! 
 
Boon Supply 
 
Thank you to all of the parents who have already made purchases from Boon Supply. This company offers hundreds of waste-free products that are good for you, good for the planet, and 40% of every purchase goes directly to support Aiken. We have already raised over $500. If you haven't signed up yet, please see below:
 
•Go to boonsupply.com/20322 or scan the QR code attached, or from your look books sent home

•Click “Register” to track your sales!

•Click on the Rocket icon “Send Boost10” & Send 10 emails to family and friends who will support your cause.

•Click on “Share Your Fundraiser” and put the power of social media to work for you.

•Click on “Shop Your Fundraiser” 
 
•Sale ends 9/27/21
 
Thanks,
Amanda Pihl & Julie Cutler
 
NEED TO ADVERTISE?
Expose your business to hundreds of Aiken families by advertising in the 21-22 Aiken Student Directory!  Please see the attached flyer.  
 

AIKEN’S EQUITY, DIVERSITY & INCLUSION PARENT COMMITTEE

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! 

 

NATIONAL HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH

September 15th-October 15th is National Hispanic Heritage Month.  Americans celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month to recognize and celebrate the many achievements and contributions of Hispanic Americans. Please click on the link below to learn more about the culture, history, heritage, accomplishments and more of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America.  There are also many family-friendly virtual events you’ll find on the website, so please check it out!  https://www.hispanicheritagemonth.gov/

Boy Scouts Back to School Ice Cream Social and Registration
 Interested in joining boy scouts?  Please see the attached flyers for more information! 
 
 
Best to All,
Adrienne and Sabrina