Teacher Appreciation Week
AIKEN’S GOT TALENT – This Tuesday, April 26, 6:00pm – Aiken Auditorium
Be prepared to be amazed by the extraordinary talents of the students of Aiken School. Bring the whole family to enjoy a night of music, dance and more. These students have been working hard, so let’s support their efforts with a full house!
The fifth grade will be hosting a bake sale during intermission, so bring a few extra dollars!
Art Show Volunteers
Dates: May 2nd-4th
The Aiken art show is back but we can’t do it without the help of you! This is a beautiful in person event that showcases the artwork of our talented students. Click on the link below to help Mrs. Parker hang up your child’s artwork throughout the walls and bulletin boards of Aiken.
Aiken Cultural Traditions Night
May 24, 2022
Come out to celebrate the multiculturalism and diversity that exists within the Aiken School Community. We are so excited to have this wonderful event again! We ask that you please consider attending and contributing this beautiful even that showcases the spirit of who we are at Aiken. If you are interested in hosting a booth representing your country of choice or if you would like to contribute in any way, please contact Tina Palmieri at firstname.lastname@example.org
Illuminate West Hartford – May 4th, 7:00pm
Along with many schools in town, we are proud to continue a tradition founded by Aiken’s Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Parent Committee (EDI) in 2021. “Illuminate West Hartford” is a moment for our beautiful, diverse community to illuminate the issues we and our neighbors face and involve our children in ongoing conversations about social justice.
Each family receives a luminary kit to decorate and display. Your lit luminary will represent your family's commitment to stand in solidarity against racism and discrimination, support and protect each other from all forms of hate, and be anti-racist in your words, actions, andsolutions.
Please join other members of the West Hartford community on May 4th at 7:00pm by lighting your luminary and displaying it so it is visible outside your home.
Please also feel free to share a picture, or post a little bit about what your family has gained through conversation and learning, on Aiken’s Facebook page, or tag the West Hartford EDI (@WestHartfordParentEDI).
Illuminating Conversations: How Books Can Help Us Talk About Identity, Diversity and Bias - Apr 27, 2022, 4:00-5:00 PM EST
Sponsored by: the West Hartford Parent Community Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Groups
Don’t miss this timely webinar for elementary and middle school parents, guardians, caregivers and educators. Presented by ADL’s Director of Curriculum and Training, Jinnie Spiegler, this webinar will demonstrate how books can help children explore their identity, understand differences, and consider actions they can take to challenge bias and advance inclusion. Participants will leave with resources and tips for having illuminating conversations with children about identity, diversity and bias.
**Please register, even if you can't attend live. Registered participants will have access to a recording of the event
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