WE NEED VOLUNTEERS!
Thu, Nov 11 11:13am

Thank you to everyone who joined us for last night's PTO meeting.  We announced an open board position!  If you are interested in being our co-treasurer, please email aikenpto@gmail.com.  Thank you so much!

 

We are still in need of volunteers for next week's book fair!  Please click the SignUp link below to see what time works best for you!

 

AIKEN BOOK FAIR – NOVEMBER 15-19

Aiken’s annual Book Fair will be the week of 11/15-11/19 so mark your calendar!  This is a wonderful opportunity to encourage your child’s reading and support the Aiken library!  We are so excited to have the Book Fair back in the library and it will be hosted by Scholastic!  So, be on the lookout for more information to follow soon!  We are looking forward to another successful book fair!!  

 

PENNY WARS - TO BENEFIT AIKEN STUDENTS

The Aiken Book Fair is coming and we are so excited to have Scholastic Books back as our distributor this year.  We want this book fair to be successful for not only the school, but for each child and family as well.  To that end, we are asking for your help to make sure every Aiken student is able to purchase a book.  Please help us by asking your child to donate change to the Aiken Penny Wars!!  Each class will have their own bucket in their classrooms to donate coins.  100% of the money collected will go to help Aiken students, who may not be able to afford a book, purchase a book at the book fair.  Thank you so much for your help in supporting a lifelong love of reading in all Aiken students! 

   

AIKEN EDI PARENT SURVEY

The Aiken Equity, Diversity & Inclusion parent committee is a parent-led group that is committed to creating a safe space for parents, guardians, teachers and staff to explore issues and topics related to racism, diversity, equity, and inclusivity.  We seek to welcome, understand, respect, and embrace the uniqueness of all families.  To that end, we are in the beginning stages of planning various workshops and events and would love your input. 

Please complete this 5-minute survey to share what supports you may need, events you would like to attend, or any other ideas that will help us plan for the school year.  Your response will be completely anonymous.  If you have any questions or need help with the survey, please contact us at ediaiken@gmail.com.  Thank you!

 

Aiken EDI Parent Survey

 

 SquareArt ends November 19th!  Only a few more days to order!
 
Your student has worked hard to create a very special art masterpiece. You will be given the opportunity to purchase unique gifts and keepsakes printed with your child's artwork. Every order made will help you preserve the special memories of your child’s creative growth in a fun and inspiring way.
 
Keep a lookout for a personalized brochure that was sent home with your kids. Be sure to submit your order(s) by 11/19/21. Shipping to home is free for orders over $75, and is always free when shipped to the school at the end of the sale. We are recommending that families that wish to receive their orders for Hanukkah, to order as soon as possible and ship to your home. There are two ways to order this year:
 
Online Ordering
  • Website: https://www.square1art.com/shop
  • Click on the "My Art" tab at the top
  • Enter students access code found on the brochure sent home, or search for your students art using the "Search" tab. 
  • Click the tab on your student's artwork "Add To My Art". If you have more than one child, continue searching and adding artwork for all students. 
  • Click on "Shop Products" to purchase 
Phone Orders
  • Have your child access code, and product code ready. 
  • 888-332-3294 ext 1
Lastly, under the "My Art" tab, there is an upload feature that allows families to upload artwork of siblings that do not attend Aiken.  Feel free to use this feature, and Aiken will still benefit from the sale. Please be sure to use the class/grade of your Aiken student in the drop down menu when uploading, so we know who to send it home with. Unfortunately, due to supply chain issues, Square 1 Art is not able to provide free stickers of the students' artwork this year.
 
Parents Night Out
Want to be involved with our May 12th, 2022 Parents Night Out (PNO)??  The PNO committee will have their first meeting January 11th.  Please email Julie (juliefcutler@gmail.com) or Amanda (amandalpihl@gmail.com)if you would like to join us!
 
PayPal
Did you know that for every PayPal transaction you make you have the opportunity to donate $1 to Aiken PTO??  That's right!  It's that easy!  Next time you submit a transaction take a look at the options they give you.  We have attached a picture to show you where to find it!
 
Thanks,
Sabrina and Adrienne