PTO Updates
Sun, Jan 31 3:28pm

Hi Aiken Families,


BRR what a cold few days it has been. Hopefully everyone had a nice weekend, and stocked up on milk and bread for the upcoming storm!!




Super Bowl Food Drive

Help make it a “Souper” Super Bowl by helping neighbors in need!

Between Monday, February 1 and Friday, February 5, 2021, bring in any of the following food items and place it in the box located under the football team you are rooting for:

· Canned fruit/apple sauce

· Cold cereal (non-sugary kind)

· Tuna & canned meats

· Rice and rice mixes

· Baked beans & canned vegetables

· Pasta sauce & spaghetti

· Peanut butter & jelly

· Baking mixes

· Granola bars & cookies

· Macaroni & cheese

Vote for the team you want to win the Super Bowl: Kansas City Chiefs or Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Who will get the most votes? Who will win the Super Bowl? Thanks for being a great sports fan and supporting this “Souper” Super Bowl Drive.




Wear any one of your favorite sports team’s jersey or t-shirt on the Monday after the Super Bowl to show your Aiken Spirit! Email with any questions.

Thank You!!!


Aiken MDI M2 Club ( Mixed Media Club )

The Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Committees of Aiken, Charter Oak, and Norfelt invite you to a book discussion of Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi on Tuesday, February 23rd from 6:30-7:30pm by Zoom. Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You (A Remix Of Stamped from the Beginning) is a book about the history of race and racist ideas in America. Best-selling young adult author Jason Reynolds took Ibram X Kendi's Stamped and made it accessible for younger people (and adults) while maintaining its focus on the complexities of racist ideas and their pervasiveness in our culture. This book is not written like a typical history book; instead it provides an overview of how racial constructs and attitudes were developed for the purposes of power. During our meeting, we will discuss ways parents can stamp out racism in our own lives and communities.


For an overview of the book and its intended audience, check out this 6 minute interview of the authors on The Daily Show.  


A few limited number of book copies will be available upon request. A free audiobook version is available through the West Hartford Public Library. 


Please register by February 12th here.


Aiken Family Cookbook

 Calling all Aiken families!! Do you have a favorite family recipe? We want to try it! Please fill out the form below for your chance to be in the first Aiken Community Cookbook. Pictures are welcome and encouraged. Please submit the  attached form back to by Monday, February 15th. Cookbook sales will begin in March. 


PTO Read-A-Thon
The PTO is excited to run a Read-a-thon supporting the Tyler Family during the Month of February.  50% of proceeds will go directly to the Tyler Family and the other 50% will go to the PTO.  Please support our innovative approach to fundraising by combining our love of reading while embracing the importance of giving back to our community.  Our hope is that each child will read at least 20 minutes per school night.  The class with the most minutes read per student will win a class movie party! 
You can use this link to register for the read-a-thon.
  Go ahead and get your student set up, but don't forget that we are not entering minutes read until February 1st!  To learn more about the read-a-thon, please see the attached parent letter. 
2021 Winter Online 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 (January 19, 26, February 2, 9, 16, 23, March 2 and 9) or
Wednesdays 6-7 PM (January 20, 27, February 3, 10, 17, 24, March 3 and 10) or
Thursdays 5-6 PM (January 21, 28, February 4, 11, 18, 25, March 4 and 11).
The program is for students grades K through 5, no prior experience necessary. Please see the flyer for more information. 
Any questions or concerns? Email us at,
Have a great week
Stay warm, stay well, stay safe
Amy and Sabrina