Weekly update!
Sun, Oct 6 7:52pm

Hey Aiken!

Hope everyone enjoyed the weekend. Here is our Aiken weekly update.

PICTURE DAY - OCTOBER 15th (Make-ups November 21st)

You should have received the picture day form last week. Please send in your completed form to your child's teacher as soon as possible. PLEASE KNOW THAT ALL STUDENTS RECEIVE A FREE CLASS PHOTO - NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Every student who does not order pictures will also receive a free "proof" with a gallery code. If you choose to order pictures after you see the proof you can do so online.

We are also looking for parents to help during picture day. Please follow the link below to sign up. If you have any questions please email abiahruel@gmail.com


Student Directory:

The information that you provided in PowerSchool (address, phone number, etc.) will be what is run in the 2019-2020 student directory unless otherwise opted out. Please check your information carefully and make any necessary changes now. Changes not made by October 2nd will not be included.


Calling all Kindergarten and new Aiken families!

Please join us for a pizza party and connect with our wonderful Aiken community.

Thursday, October 24th from 6:00-7:00


An amazing night is planned for you! There will be a variety of items to bid on and even our fantastic staff has donated their time...Who wants principal for a day, gym teacher for a day?!?

Local restaurant gift cards, Red Sox Tickets ,a wine pull and so so much more.

You dont want to miss it.

The Hall Muslim Student Association

is having a food drive, Proceeds to West Hartford Food Bank

Starting: October 1st (or sooner)

Duration: Month of October

Aiken would love to help, HMSA, a group of Hall students, is running a food drive for the month of October, the proceeds of which will benefit the West Hartford Food Pantry.

We will have a bin for your donations by the main office

Some extra fun things outside of Aiken



Myths, Realities, And What A Parent Can Do, A forum about how to navigate the special opportunities, challenges and joy of middle-schoolers.

Learn why the middle school years are crucial and how to support your

unique middle-schooler through the often tumultuous years from 6th-8th grade.

Wednesday, October 16

at The Children's Museum

950 Trout Brook Drive, West Hartford

5:30 - 6:00 pm -- mix and mingle, hors d'oeuvres, wine and soft drinks

6:00 - 7:00 pm -- panel discussion

7:00 - 7:30 pm -- more hors d'oeuvres and mingling

Panelists include:

Neuropsychologist Gary Isenberg, Ph.D.

Retired Educator and Middle School Head Martha Brackeen-Harris, Ph.D

University of Saint Joseph Professor of Human Development and Family Studies Patrick Nickoletti, Ph.D

Facilitated by Head of Watkinson School Teri Schrader

Tickets are $20

and available at watkinsonmiddleschoolyears.brownpapertickets.com

Have a great week!

As always, if you have any questions or comments please email us.

Tina & Amy