Weekly Update!
Sun, Nov 6 9:07pm

Hello Aiken Families!

We hope you enjoyed the beautiful weekend. There are lots of great things going on over the next few weeks so mark your calendars and if you have any questions please feel free to reach out to us at aikenpto@gmail.com.

Have a great week!


Important Upcoming Events: 

November 8th NO SCHOOL: Election Day! VOTE! 


November 9th: Open PTO Meeting

Time: 7pm 

Where: Aiken Library

Come out and meet new parents and find out all the great things happening at our school. 

November 10th: Picture Day 

It’s almost time for picture day! Forms went home in your child’s backpack. However if you prefer to prepay you can order Online by:
  • Go to www.artrichphotography.com
  • select "Order Online" then "Preorder School Portraits" 
  • Enter Password "aiken22", 
  • then enter additional information.
**Online payments will only be available before photo day and up to 3 days after photo day.
Volunteer sign-up link:

Aiken’s annual Scholastic Book Fair will be starting the week 11/14-11/18 so mark your calendar! In library classes the week before the fair,  students will be hearing book talks about the books available for purchase at the fair and getting excited that it will be in person again!  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 classroom to donate coins/dollars.  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. Penny Wars will run from 11/1-11/14.

AIKEN BOOK FAIR  - November 14-18 
The book fair is coming and we need YOUR help to make it a success.  Please check out the link below and sign up - we especially need help setting up on November 11th after school.  And don't forget to stop in during conference week to pick something up!
Conference week is coming and that means longer days for our teachers and support staff.  Let's show them how much we appreciate all their hard work by providing them with healthy and delicious snacks and treats throughout the week.  Please consider contributing to this by donating through Paypal (donatetoaiken@gmail.com - write conference week snacks in the notes section), Venmo (@Abiah-Ruel - write conference week snacks) or sending cash or check (made out to Aiken PTO) into the office in an envelope.  Thanks so much!!



Grow your business buy an ad in the 22-23 Aiken School Directory: 

Aiken PTO wants to help YOU grow your business!  Take advantage of this great opportunity to expand your business through ads in our Aiken 2022-2023 School Directory.  Please submit any ads or acknowledgments to aikenptofundraising@gmail.com by Wednesday, November 9th.  Please see the attached flyer for more information on how you can reach out to people in your community about your business!   Thank you to those of you who have already reached out to place an ad in the directory.  

Thank you all for participating in Charleston Wrap. It was a great success!

Also, don't forget pie pick up is on November 22, between 1:00 and 3:30PM.  The Fundraising committee will send out specifics on location closer to the date. 

Annual Parents Night Out:

 It is crazy to think that we are already planning for events in the Spring, but we are now looking to organize our annual Parents Night Out.  Cassandra Toscano is our new PNO chair for this year and she is excited to announce that planning for our event has now started.  This year’s theme is “All Are Welcome” to mirror our new mural and celebrate the 55 countries representing our Aiken families.  Parents’ Night Out is the largest fundraiser for the whole year and has supported so many important investments at Aiken like classroom smart boards, teacher wish list items, subscriptions for the school, field trips, etc.  Please fill out this quick survey to help us plan for this year’s event.  Thank you and we cannot wait to see you there!  


Community Events: 

Support our KP families on November 16th and order yummy Harry’s Pizza! Help their PTO raise some dough! 





 Adrienne & Julie, Aiken School PTO Co-Presidents



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Adrienne & Julie, Aiken School PTO Co-Presidents
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