Lot's of Important Information
Sun, Oct 18 2:11pm

Hello Aiken Families!  We hope you enjoyed the beautiful weekend!  Here is some important information you need to know...

 

Welcome Purple Group!!!  

Lets kick off being together with a spirit week

Wednesday, October 21 - Unity Day. Wear Orange to prevent bullying and promote kindness, acceptance and inclusion

Thursday, October 22 - Aiken Spirit Wear Day

Friday, October 23 - Wear Pink to support breast cancer awareness

 

Amazon Smile

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://www.konstella.com/go?url=https%3A%2F%2Fsmile.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://www.konstella.com/go?url=https%3A%2F%2Fsmile.amazon.com



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

https://www.konstella.com/go?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2Fb?node=15576745011

 
Lyman Orchard Fundraiser
The PTO is raising money for the school through Lyman Orchard Pie Sales. Please consider purchasing a pie or cookies to help support the school!  An order form is attached and due back to the school by October 28. You can also use the following link to create a link to share with friends - https://my.mcmfundraising.com/signup/PSBC  Pies will not be shipped.
 
All pies must be picked up outside the school on November 19 (more information on this will be out shortly). You will then need to distribute the pies and cookies you've sold (including online orders)
 
Please see attached flyer

 

 
Food Drive

Help our community by helping our neighbors in need. From Monday, October 19th through Monday, October 30th, Aiken will be holding a food drive to benefit The Bridge Family Center. Students and families can bring food items to Aiken and place them in a box that will be located outside the main entrance of the school. Items that are most needed right now include:

  • Canned Fruit & Applesauce
  • Cold Cereal (Non-sugary Varieties)
  • Tuna & Canned Meats
  • Pasta & Pasta Sauce
  • Healthy Snacks (Granola Bars, Chips, Etc.)
  • Peanut Butter & Jelly
  • Baking Mixes (Brownies, Cookies, Cakes, Muffins)
  • Macaroni & Cheese
  • Canned Soup & Beans

 

Thank you so much for helping Aiken reach local families in need!

 

Please see attached flyer

 

Chess Club Update

The chess program is going to start on October 27th. The fee has been lowered and a financial assistance option is available. Please see the attached flyer for more information.

Join the Award-winning Aiken Chess Club

Like athletics are exercise for the body, chess is exercise for the mind. Engaging in chess activity provides school students a substantial advantage in education; essentially development of the mind and patterns of thinking not otherwise offered or encountered. Luckily, it is also a fun and engaging game for kids!

Club meetings will be online via Zoom on:

Tuesdays 5-6 PM (October 27, November 3, 10, 17, 24, December 1, 8 and 15)

or

Wednesdays 6-7 PM (October 28, November 4, 11, 18, 25, December 2, 9 and 16)

or

Thursdays 5-6 PM (October 29, November 5, 12*, 19*, December 3, 10 and 17). * Nov 12 and 19 will be 90-minute classes, ending at 5:30 PM, due to Nov 26 holiday.



EDI

The Aiken Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) Parent Committee sponsors the Aiken's EDI Speaker Series. These series will feature distinguished scholars, activists, and experts to speak on topics most concerning to the Aiken community. The goal is to inspire and ignite candid dialogues around diversity, inclusion, equity, and anti-racism as well as to create a sense of community, engagement, and activism.

*Save The Date*- On November 18 The Aiken EDI will host our open PTO meeting.  More information to come!

 

Pack 148

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Join Pack 148 for Aiken/Norfedt students grades 1-5. They already have many Aiken students and are looking to grow.

Interested families can get in touch with the Pack at whcubscoutpack148@gmail.com for additional information.

Thank You
The PTO would also like to thank the following business for donating pumpkins, hay, cornstalks, and scarecrows.  These donations helped make our Aiken Pumpkin Patch possible and made the front of our school look very festive! 
 
The Pickin Patch
279 Nod Rd, Avon, CT 06001
 
Moscarillo's Garden Shoppe
2600 Albany Ave, West Hartford, CT 06117
 
Thank you everyone!  Remember, WE ARE IN THIS TOGETHER!
 
Sincerely, 
Sabrina and Amy