Science Fair, Aikens Got Talent, EDI Event, and MORE
Sun, Mar 26 8:52pm

Hi Aiken Families!


We hope you enjoyed the spring weather this weekend.  Please see below for upcoming events for the remainder of March, and into April and May!


4th and 5th Grade Science Fair

It's that time of year again!  The Science Fair is an extracurricular activity. Students will be able to select a topic for their project as long as it follows the Scientific Method. We are going to try to do things a bit differently this year. We will have 5 AFTER SCHOOL sessions to guide students through the understanding and preparation to conduct a science fair experiment. Students will conduct experiments at home. We will send home more information and resources for parents to assist in when at home. The Science Fair after school meeting will run from 3:25-4:15 in the Aiken library. The session dates are as follows: March 27,  April 3,  April 17,  April 24, May 1.
The Science Fair will be on May 15 from 6:00-7:30 p.m.  AT AIKEN SCHOOL If your child would like to participate and transportation is an issue please contact We can try to arrange carpooling if possible. 
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!! In order to make this experience unforgettable for our students we need your help!!! If you would like to join me and assist in an after school session please email I will have all meeting objectives and activities ready and organized.  It is helpful to have more adults to help facilitate conversations.  No prior knowledge (or memory) of the scientific method required!

Do you have a cool talent you want to show off?  Sing? Dance?  Juggle fire?? Paint or Draw?? Be a part of Aiken’s Got Talent and impress your teachers and friends! 

There are two parts to Aiken’s Got Talent this year: (1) The standard talent show with kids performing on stage (Students from grades 3-5); and (2) an art show where we will line the hallways with art kids brought in from home (Students from all grades are welcome to submit). 

Please see attached flyer for more information or email with questions.

FAR EAST, DEEP SOUTH - April 19th, 7:00pm
The Aiken EDI Parent Committee presents a film and panel discussion based on the movie "Far East, Deep South." This movie follows a Chinese American family as they discover their roots in the segregated south of the Mississippi Delta. 
Follow the link in the flyer to register and we will send you access to view the movie prior to the April 19th discussion.  
Each family who registers will also be given free tickets to the Connecticut Historical Society where they can view the Chinese Educational Mission Exhibit showcasing a cultural and educational exchange program in Hartford from 1872-1881. 


Tickets are now on sale for Parents Night Out! Come join us May 5 for a fun night out to support Aiken. Scan the QR code in the document attached to purchase your tickets or follow this link:
Tickets are $40 per person. Please note the venue change, and we look forward to seeing you there!  


Mother's Day Shopping:

Save the Date.  We will be doing another shopping event with A Good Cause Gifts in West Hartford Center on April 27th from 4:00-7:00PM.  A portion of proceeds will benefit the Aiken PTO.   See attached flyer for more information. 


There is a school board meeting this Wednesday, March 29th at 7pm.  There will be a paper sign up at the door if you wish to speak.  A topic that will be discussed that might interest many West Hartford parents and care givers is the possibility of cutting different electives at the elementary level.    Please attend if you would like to support this cause.   


Have a great week,

Adrienne & Julie,  Aiken School PTO Co-Presidents

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