PTO Updates
Sun, Mar 14 1:54pm

Hi Aiken Families,


We are a little spring teaser last week. Some nice warm days. Looking forward to spring and the sunshine ahead.


Thank you to everyone who helped treat our amazing staff and teacher to special conference week snacks. They really enjoyed the week

Monday: Breakfast Hosted By: K-1st grade
Tuesday: Snacks Hosted By: 2nd grade
Wednesday: Lunch from Harvey’s Hosted by: 3rd grade
Thursday: Desserts Hosted by:  4th and 5th grades
Friday: Lunch donated by an Aiken Family and special cookies
Quest For Kids

 CCMC foundation is hosting a fantastic event called Quest for the Kids Scavenger Hunt – to support Connecticut Children’s.


- a fun, safe, Covid-friendly, 100% outdoor event during April Break. Quest for the Kids is an app-led scavenger hunt throughout downtown Hartford, April 10 through April 24. This is a great way to show your support for Connecticut Children’s patients and their families, too!


About Quest for the Kids: Explore Hartford, have fun and support Connecticut Children’s! Go on an epic adventure, answer questions and attempt photo challenges, search plaques and statues to solve riddles. Discover art, culture and Hartford history. No tour guide required; app-led scavenger hunt.

See Attached flier for more information


West Hartford's Cookin' Up Something New in 2021

For a second year in a row they  unable to hold their traditional fundraiser, West Hartford's Cookin'!  This fun evening of friends, food and fundraising has been a tradition since 2002!  And while we can't gather together in person, we still must forge ahead with our fundraising.  And so, this year, we invite you to participate in West Hartford's Cookin' Up Something New.

Support West Hartford's Cookin' Up Something New and for your participation at the $100 level or more you will receive a special curated gift bag as a THANK YOU!  One gift bag will include over $200 in gift cards to local restaurants.  Your participation will directly support:

  • $20,000 award to the Department of Equity Advancement to support equity and anti-racism education.
  • $32,837 award to 28 teacher grants for a special grant cycle to provide support during these difficult times.



Pictures will be taken on March 18th so wear your best smile on that day! Click on the picture below for price list and picture packages. There will be no class pictures this year and we will be following all of our mitigation strategies and protocols to ensure a safe and fun picture day for everyone.


We need a few volunteers to help with the day. Click on the sign up genius if you are free.




We are now accepting video auditions to the third annual Aiken’s Got Talent show! Last year’s virtual show was a hit, and we can’t wait to see the talent that is on display this year! Please submit all videos to Abiah Ruel at by March 31. The Talent Show will, again, be virtual and we plan to put it out sometime in May. Please keep in mind that, in the interest of time, all talent show submissions cannot exceed 2 minutes. Please feel free to email Abiah with any questions.

Aikens Cookbook

 Lets celebrate the amazing diversity we have at Aiken.

Do you have a recipe your family has enjoyed? A recipe unique to your background, one passed down from generations?  We would love to share it!

Please send in your recipe so we can create a special cookbook for Aiken.

Fill out the form below for your chance to be in the first Aiken Community Cookbook. Pictures are welcome and encouraged.  Submit the  attached form back to


Pottery DIY Kits from the Claypen

 This is a great opportunity to support Aiken and local business!  Pick from a variety of clay projects kids can do at home!  All materials included!

Please see the attached flyer



West Hartford high school students will share their experience of becoming part of our community from different countries. What is their country of origin like? What brought their families here? What is challenging and what has gone well? Learn about their journeys and hear from school and community supporters how we can welcome newcomers, build relationships, and be of mutual support. 
Moderator: Amanda Goeller, ESOL Family Outreach Coordinator
Panelists: Hall & Conard High School students, ESOL Curriculum Specialist Chalise Ross, SAWA refugee community support member Carrie Berman
Co-sponsored by West Hartford Community of Concern, WHPS ESOL Department and SAWA.


 Important dates to note,

March 18th. - School Pictures

March 30 - Clay pen orders due

April 2. - No School Good Friday

April 12 to April16th. - No School Spring Break

May 6. - Barre Event. See attached flyer


Have a question? Thought? Idea? Email us at,


Enjoy your week,

Amy and Sabrina