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As you probably know, parent/teacher conferences are coming up next month. Even though these will still be virtual the PTO is hoping to show our support and appreciation to our teachers by providing some snacks/breakfasts/lunches throughout the week. If you are able to contribute to this effort, please Venmo @Abiah-Ruel (Aiken PTO Co Vice-President) and write your child’s grade(s) in the subject line – you can also send in cash or check made out to Aiken PTO and send it into the office. We are asking that all contributions be sent in by March 1st. Thanks so much for your continued support of Aiken School!
AIKEN’S EQUITY, DIVERSITY & INCLUSION PARENT COMMITTEE
The Aiken EDI Parent Committee presents an interactive and engaging digital learning experience that recognizes Black history and celebrates it year-round. To access this amazing and informative experience, please visit https://tinyurl.com/yjpfjo5b.
***P.S.- Don't forget to sign up for our next virtual book club discussion on "Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You," by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi. Tuesday, February 23, 2021, 6:30 PM-7:30 PM. To receive the zoom link, please register for this discussion at https://tinyurl.com/rp997z1x.
Community of Concern
Community of Concern, the joint Hall/Conard/Sedgwick/King Philip PTO committee, in partnership with YWCA New Britain, presents an Internet safety educational program for families, “Keeping Children Safe Online”: YWCA three-part online series, starting on March 1 (Social Media), March 2 (Gaming), and March 3 (Pop Culture). Each part is a one-hour live program from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. For more information. See the YWCA flyer below.
Registration is required. Click here for registration.
You can sign up for all three parts or for any part which you would like to attend.
PTO Read-A-Thon February 1st-February 29th
Celebrating Black History MonthDiscover this poignant, timely, and emotionally stirring picture book, an ode to black and brown children everywhere that is full of hope, assurance, and love.
Tami Charles pens a poetic, lyrical text that is part love letter, part anthem, assuring readers that they always have, and always will, matter. This powerful, rhythmic lullaby reassures readers that their matter and their worth is never diminished, no matter the circumstance: through the joy and wonder of their first steps and first laughter, through the hardship of adolescent struggles and the pain and heartbreak of current events, they always have, and always will, matter. Accompanied by illustrations by renowned artist Bryan Collier, a four-time Caldecott Honor recipient and a nine-time Coretta Scott King Award winner or honoree, All Because You Matter empowers readers with pride, joy, and comfort, reminding them of their roots and strengthening them for the days to come.
Lyrical, personal, and full of love, All Because You Matteris for the picture book audience what The Hate U Givewas for YA and Ghost Boys was for middle grade: a conversation starter, a community touchstone, and a deep affirmation of worth for the young readers who need it most.
Dates to Mark Down
March 8th to March 12th.
Conference week. Dismissal EACH day will be 2:00.
No School Good Friday
April 12 to April16th.
No School Spring Break
Barre Event. See attached flyer
Have a great week Aiken
Amy and Sabrina