PTO Meeting November 10th

Mon, Oct 25 11:36am

Mark your calendars and please join us for our Aiken PTO meeting on November 10th at 6:30 in the Aiken Library.  We will also provide  a link for you to join us from home!

Lyman Pie Fundraising Update!

Sun, Oct 24 6:57pm

Lyman Pie Fundraiser A huge thank you to all the families that participated in the Lyman Pie fundraiser. We sold 321 pies and 154 cookie doughs. In total we raised $4036. Pickup will be just in time f ... [More]

Last Day for Pies!!

Thu, Oct 21 10:02am

LAST DAY TO BUY PIES AND COOKIES   Lyman Pie Fundraiser Last call for pies! Thank you to all the families that have already participated. We have sold over 225 pies, and have raised over $3000. If you ... [More]

Epic Weekend!

Sun, Oct 17 7:01pm

What an amazing weekend! The fall festival was a huge success!  The weather heals out and everyone had a wonderful time.  Thank you to the entire Fall Festival Committee for organizing a wonderful eve ... [More]


Fri, Oct 15 7:36am

FALL FESTIVAL TOMORROW 11-2!   Aiken School Pumpkin Patch This morning (Friday, 10/15)) students will visit our Aiken School "Pumpkin Patch".  Please bring your pumpkin back tomorrow and decorate it a ... [More]

Fall Festival, Family Photos, and Pies! OH MY!

Sun, Oct 10 4:37pm

We hope you all had a fabulous long weekend!  Here are the PTO highlights you need to know...   Aiken School Pumpkin Patch On Friday, October 15th students will visit our Aiken School "Pumpkin Patch". ... [More]

Fall Festival, Photo Sessions, and Pies Oh My!

Sun, Oct 3 8:28pm

AIKEN FALL FESTIVAL   Please join us Saturday, October 16th 11am-2pm!  The front of Aiken School will be transformed into a fall festival of fun!  Here are some of the things you can look forward to.. ... [More]

Aiken Family Photos with Wildlings Photography

Thu, Sep 30 10:00am

We are partnering with Wildlings Photography this fall, and are offering families the opportunity to book their holiday photo sessions, while supporting the Aiken PTO. Families have two different phot ... [More]

Aiken Outdoor Fall Festival!!

Wed, Sep 29 1:22pm

Aiken Fall Festival   Please join us Saturday, October 16th 11am-2pm!  The front of Aiken School will be transformed into a fall festival of fun!  Here are some of the things you can look forward to.. ... [More]

Last Day for Boone and First Day For Pies!!!

Mon, Sep 27 7:12pm

Today is the last day to make purchases for the Boon Supply fundraiser. Thank you to all of the families that participated. We have raised over $1300 to help support the Aiken community. If you haven' ... [More]

Fall Festival and much much more....

Sun, Sep 26 4:41pm

Here is your weekly update Aiken...     AIKEN FALL FESTIVAL Join us on October 16th from 11 am to 2 pm in the front of Aiken School!   Heres' what you can look forward to... Games DJ Face Painting  Fo ... [More]

Chess Club

Wed, Sep 22 2:29pm

Aiken Chess Program Fall 2021 – 6 Weeks on Thursdays Registration Deadline: September 28 Aiken Chess Program returns to in person activities including the tournament competition team! Award winning al ... [More]

Important Information

Sun, Sep 19 4:06pm

  Fall is certainly in the air.  Here are your friendly PTO updates. Hope to see you all virtually at Curriculum Night!   CURRICULUM NIGHT 5:30-6:00 - Support Staff (ESOL, Reading Intervention, Pupil ... [More]

PTO Kickoff Tonighy

Tue, Sep 14 2:51pm

Hello Aiken Families! Just a reminder that tonight’s meeting will be virtual as well as in person at 6:30pm in the Aiken library. Hope to see you there!

PTO Kick Off Meeting this Tuesday 6:30-7:30

Sun, Sep 12 6:42pm

  PTO Kick Off Meeting this Tuesday in the library and on zoom!  Please join us from 6:30-7:30 pm.   Here is the link for the virtual meeting:   Virtual Link for PTO Meeting  This meeting will highlig ... [More]

Fundraising, Advertising and Volunteering

Sun, Sep 5 3:55pm

Hello Aiken Families! We were so excited to see all the kids back in school on Wednesday. A quick shout out to Swoop for welcoming our families and back. Also, thank you to the parents that were able ... [More]

First Day of School Coffee Social

Tue, Aug 31 6:56pm

Please join us tomorrow morning from 8:30-9:30 am for our Annual First Day of School Coffee Social!  Please see the attachments for all the details!    

Boon Supply Fundraiser Starts Today!

Mon, Aug 30 6:46pm

Boon Supply Fundraiser We have a great fundraiser planned for the start of school, and we need your help. It’s easy! No order forms, no checks to collect, no handing out items. 40% of purchases go dir ... [More]

Back East Event

Wed, Aug 25 4:39pm

It’s almost time for Aiken PTO's "Back to Aiken PTO's "Back to School Bash" on August 28th @ 7:30PM   Each ticket ($25) includes 2 raffle tickets for the door prizes that have been generously donated ... [More]

We need your help!

Tue, Aug 17 3:07pm

If you are available at 9:30 tomorrow morning we were tremendously appreciate some help assembling our back to school packets. We will meet in the Aiken cafeteria! These packets will include tons of i ... [More]

Back East Brewery August 28th!

Fri, Aug 13 4:01pm

BACK EAST BREWERY PARENTS SOCIAL NIGHT Saturday August 28th 7:30-10:30 $25 (includes 2 drink tickets and 2 prize drawing tickets) Get a babysitter and meet new families and connect with friends! Enjoy ... [More]


Thu, Aug 5 6:06pm

Hello Aiken Families!!!   We are certainly not trying to rush the summer away but the PTO has so much information we would like to share with families before the start of school!  You will find our PT ... [More]

Early dismissal and Aiken Spirit Day!

Wed, Jun 16 9:59pm

This is a reminder that tomorrow is a 2:00 dismissal!!! Also don’t forget to wear your Aiken school spirit!!!

Its the last eblast of the year!!!!

Sun, Jun 13 7:55pm

Dear Aiken Families,   As we head into the last few days of the 2020-2021 school year, we cant help but reflect on the past 180 days...oh what a year.   Thank you to everyone for the amazing and conti ... [More]

Antiracist Action

Sun, Jun 6 5:15pm

Hello Aiken Families,   What a fantastic weekend!  We hope you enjoyed it!   Please see the attachment below!   Sabrina and Amy

Room parent volunteers and Gender 101

Tue, May 18 12:15pm

Room Parent Volunteers 2021-2022 School Year   Believe it or not the PTO is already preparing for next year!  If you are interested in volunteering next year as a room parent for your child's classroo ... [More]

Fighting Stigmas on Mental Illness and AAPI Month

Sun, May 16 7:25pm

  STMH #10: Fighting Stigmas Associated with Mental Health Supporting Teen Mental Health Keep a watch for this recurring series that provides information, guidance, and resources from school staff, co ... [More]


Sun, May 2 2:18pm

  Good Afternoon Aiken,   Our teachers and staff deserve appreciation daily...BUT this is the one week set aside to show all our appreciation. Its Teacher Appreciation Week!!!    Thanks to all of YOU, ... [More]

Teacher Appreciation Week Next Week!

Wed, Apr 28 12:33pm

Hello Aiken Families,   Next week we will be celebrating our teachers!  Thanks to the help of all of YOU, the PTO was able to fund a full week of fun and special treats to remind our teachers how spec ... [More]

Luminaries, Cultural Night, Barre Night, Chess, Open Board Positions

Sun, Apr 25 6:13pm

Light Up for Solidarity You should have received the luminary bag that was put together for each Aiken family by our Aiken Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Parent Committee. We are asking all Aiken fam ... [More]

Cultural Traditions Night Extension

Tue, Apr 20 9:02pm

Cultural Traditions Night Submission Extension!  Please submit no later than Friday April 23rd!  See details below!     Cultural Traditions Night (formally known as International Night)   We wanted to ... [More]


Sun, Apr 18 3:23pm

    Hi Aiken Families, We are in the home stretch now, just about 2 months left of school! We have some fun events coming up, a great way to bring our community together. Read through to get all infor ... [More]

Cultural Traditions Formally Known at International Night

Wed, Apr 7 3:01pm

  Cultural Traditions Night (formally known as International Night)   We wanted to clarify that Cultural Traditions Night is a new twist on our annual International Night.  With the help of our Aiken ... [More]

Cultural Night, Barre, Aikens Got Talent,

Sun, Apr 4 11:47am

Cultural Traditions Night Cultural Traditions Night is such a huge opportunity to share and celebrate who we are and where we come from! There are 27 different languages spoken at Aiken which is the h ... [More]

Fun and Exciting Happenings

Sun, Mar 28 2:24pm

  Hi Aiken Families, Please read through. There are some fun and exciting things coming up.   Cultural Traditions Night Cultural Traditions Night is such a huge opportunity to share and celebrate who ... [More]

Photo ordering

Mon, Mar 22 12:44pm

Art Rich photography has opened up the pre-ordering just for today 3/22 the access code is aiken20 (the one sent prior to picture day was incorrect)   You may also email orders to them at southington@ ... [More]

Meaningful Actions MAKE AN IMPACT

Sun, Mar 21 8:00pm

Meaningful Actions MAKE AN IMPACT   Antiracist Action #26 Violence against Asian Americans in the U.S. has surged since Covid-19, but it did not start there.  Learn about our country’s history of Anti ... [More]

Spring has sprung!

Sun, Mar 21 4:05pm

We hope you enjoyed the glorious weekend!  Spring has sprung and so are things at Aiken!  There are MANY fun and exciting events and opportunities happening!  Take a look...   Important dates to note, ... [More]

Barre Save The Date

Sun, Mar 21 2:40pm

May 6th 6-8 pm Barre Event I don't know about you guys but I can't wait to do fun things outside.  Please join us for a fun, safe, adults only night out!  Please see the attached flyer for all the details!

Picture Day

Wed, Mar 17 4:30pm

Tomorrow is Picture Day Thursday March 18th   Bring those smiles!!!   You can pre order at   access code is  aiken2020   Don't forget to print out the form and send in with your ... [More]

PTO Updates

Sun, Mar 14 1:54pm

Hi Aiken Families,   We are a little spring teaser last week. Some nice warm days. Looking forward to spring and the sunshine ahead.   Thank you to everyone who helped treat our amazing staff and teac ... [More]

ELC Early Dismissal Reminder

Sun, Mar 7 7:10pm

Please remember this week is conferences!  Here are this weeks dismissal times!   AM class:  9-11am PM class: 11:45-1:45pm 

PTO Updates

Sun, Mar 7 10:04am

We hope you all had a wonderful weekend!  We are ALL looking forward to the warmer days ahead!   SAVE THESE DATES March 8th to March  12th. - Conference week. Dismissal EACH day will be 2:00. March 18 ... [More]

A little late..but Here are the weekly updates

Tue, Mar 2 8:45am

Hi Aiken Families,   We hope you all enjoyed a nice weekend. We apologize for the eblast delay, the site had some issues.   21 days until spring. We all made it through the winter! And so thankful we ... [More]

PTO Updates

Sun, Feb 28 7:42pm

Hi Aiken Families,   We hope you all enjoyed a nice weekend.  21 days until spring. We all made it through the winter! And so thankful we have managed to continue to keep our kids in full time. Thank ... [More]

Please see Attachments

Sun, Feb 21 5:41pm

Please see the missing attachments from today's Eblast!  

Sunday Updates!

Sun, Feb 21 4:03pm

  Hello Aiken Families,   We hope you enjoyed the weekend!  Here are your weekly updates!    Go Cards We have a handful of of Go Cards!  Please email the PTO if you would like to purchase one or two! ... [More]

Aiken PTO Updates

Tue, Feb 16 3:31pm

  Hi Aiken Families,   Hoping everyone had a nice long weekend, enjoyed some down time, family time and maybe got out.       AmazonSmile AmazonSmile is a simple way for you to support Aiken every time ... [More]

Pajama Day Friday!!!

Mon, Feb 8 11:13am

Please help our 2nd graders spread LOVE by donating $1 to help children in the Hartford area!   Please see the attached flyer!

Black History Month, PJ Day, Read-a-thon, Food Drive, and more!!!!

Sun, Feb 7 12:38pm

Hello Aiken families!  We hope you all enjoyed a safe and snowy weekend!  This week's E-blast is FULL of important updates and information!     PJ DAY - 2/12 - Organized by Aiken's Second Graders Help ... [More]

PTO Updates

Sun, Jan 31 3:28pm

Hi Aiken Families,   BRR what a cold few days it has been. Hopefully everyone had a nice weekend, and stocked up on milk and bread for the upcoming storm!!       Super Bowl Food Drive Help make it a “ ... [More]

Food Drive

Fri, Jan 29 1:23pm

Happy Friday Aiken Families,   Super Bowl Food Drive   Help make it a “Souper” Super Bowl by helping neighbors in need! Between Monday, February 1 and Friday, February 5, 2021, bring in any of the fol ... [More]

Exciting news!

Sun, Jan 24 2:07pm

We hope you had a wonderful weekend!  I came across a quote that I wanted to share, "Your children will become who you are; so be who you want them to be." Thank you Aiken Families for all your contin ... [More]

PTO News

Mon, Jan 18 4:00pm

Hello Aiken Families,     " We have before us the glorious opportunity to inject a new dimension of love into the veins of our civilization." - Martin Luther King Jr.   Let us not just read the words, ... [More]

Happy New Year

Sun, Jan 10 4:28pm

Hello Aiken Families!   We hope you all had a safe and healthy winter break!  While 2020 may have been a challenging one, we hope you and your families had the opportunity to look back at the good tha ... [More]

Our last 2020 eblast!

Sun, Dec 20 3:14pm

Happy Sunday Aiken Families,   We made it to break (almost), and what a year it has been. There are many words that come to mind to describe 2020, some of which we shall not use, But the one word that ... [More]

EDI Mixed Media Discussion Club

Fri, Dec 18 9:20pm

  Happy Friday Aiken Families,     Please see this great opportunity from  EDI     EDI MIXED MEDIA DISCUSSION CLUB The Aiken EDI Parent Committee is excited to announce its Mixed Media Discussion Club ... [More]

One More Day!!!

Tue, Dec 15 5:03pm

Tomorrow is the last day to send your donation!!   AIKEN HOLIDAY DONATION DRIVE!  Thank you so much to those of you who have already sent in your donations!     Please help us make the holidays specia ... [More]

Your Sunday Update!

Sun, Dec 13 7:51pm

Thank You   Thank you everyone who showed support for the Tyler Family!  Ocho Night was a HUGE success!!  We plan to do more events like this in the near future!   AIKEN HOLIDAY DONATION DRIVE!   Plea ... [More]

Aiken Holiday Donation Drive

Tue, Dec 8 6:50pm

AIKEN HOLIDAY DONATION DRIVE!   Please help us make the holidays special for families in need this season! In lieu of asking for toys this year, the PTO is raising monetary donations and gift cards to ... [More]


Mon, Dec 7 4:15pm

Please make sure when you order your Ocho Cafe tonight that you mention your supporting the Tyler Family.  The proceeds will only benefit the Tyler Family if you order directly through the restaurant! ... [More]

Dont cook dinner tomorrow night!

Sun, Dec 6 2:14pm

Hi Aiken Families,   It's the most wonderful time of the year.  As we embark upon the holidays; it is a great time to reflect on the year, give thanks and appreciation to those who have been there for ... [More]

Last Day for Charleston Wrap

Mon, Nov 30 12:59pm

Last Day!!!   Today is the last day to order from Charleston Wrap. Thank you to all the families that have participated! We have sold a total of 309 items, which amounts to $1816 profit to support the ... [More]

Ocho Cafe in honor of The Tyler Family

Sun, Nov 29 4:44pm

We hope you and your families had a safe and healthy Thanksgiving holiday.  During this time of thankfulness and giving we hope you can join us for a very special fundraising event.     Aiken Night at ... [More]


Mon, Nov 23 9:49am

Lyman Pie Pickup is Monday, November 23rd, between 11:15- 3:00.  We will be distributing pies at the FRONT door of the school due to the rain.   A few reminders for pickup:  Please bring your own bags ... [More]

Aiken PTO Updates..Be in the Know!

Sun, Nov 22 2:10pm

Dearest Aiken Families,   “Appreciation is a wonderful thing. It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.” — Voltaire   Thank you to all of the families that tirelessly support the Aike ... [More]

Book Fair and Teacher Gratitude Project

Fri, Nov 20 2:29pm

Book Fair Final Call!   Aiken’s Virtual Book Fair is coming to a close!  This will be your last weekend to shop the fair, it will close on Sunday 11/22.  All orders will be shipped to your home and bo ... [More]


Wed, Nov 18 9:13am

TODAY!! Aiken EDI Event November 18th  5-6:30pm This virtual event will focus on healing and wellness within ourselves, our family, and our community during these unprecedented times. Please see attached flyer

Important Information for Pie Pick-Up. New Date

Tue, Nov 17 8:10pm

LYMAN PIE PICKUP HAS CHANGED! We were notified today that certain pies (Chocolate Cream & Peanut Butter Brownie Bottom) were out of stock, and that they planned to set up a separate delivery for these ... [More]

Aiken Updates..Its Sunday already.....

Sun, Nov 15 5:44pm

Hi Aiken Families,   We hope you are all doing well and enjoying the cool, but dry weekend.      Its Conference Week 11/16 to 11/20 **Note Dismissal Time ** Monday 11/16 - 2pm Tuesday 11/17 - 2pm Wedn ... [More]

Mid-Week Update

Tue, Nov 10 11:19am

  Just a few mid-week reminders and updates!   Conference Week 11/16 to 11/20 **Note Dismissal Time ** Monday 11/16 - 2pm Tuesday 11/17 - 2pm Wednesday 11/18 - 2pm Thursday 11/19 - 2pm Friday 11/20 - ... [More]

What you need to know...

Sun, Nov 8 7:22pm

Hi Aiken Families,    The Aiken Pickin' Patch was a HUGE success!  Everyone was able to select their own pumpkin, and use some fun stickers to decorate it with.  Thank you to all those involved!     C ... [More]

Its pumpkin Patch time and more PTO updates

Sun, Nov 1 4:01pm

Hi Aiken Families,   It sure is starting to feel fall. Brr. We hope you all had a fantastic weekend and a safe, fun Halloween.    The PTO board has worked hard to bring a little fall and Halloween mag ... [More]

Last Chance.....

Wed, Oct 28 6:42pm

Hi Aiken Families,   Dont miss out on delicious pies and cookie dough.. Last night to order   Prepare your holiday dessert spread with the help from Aiken P ... [More]

Some Important Reminders

Sun, Oct 25 1:17pm

  Hello Aiken Families,   We hope you are having a wonderful weekend!  We know this is a challenging time for all of us.  Remember you are not alone.  This quote seemed fitting for this week's Eblast, ... [More]

Mid week update...Get your pies and support Aiken

Thu, Oct 22 1:18pm

 Hi Aiken Families, There is still time to order your pies. Don't miss out!! Prepare your holiday dessert spread with the help from Aiken PTO. We are excited to offer Lyman Orchard Pies and Ottis Spun ... [More]

Lot's of Important Information

Sun, Oct 18 2:11pm

Hello Aiken Families!  We hope you enjoyed the beautiful weekend!  Here is some important information you need to know...   Welcome Purple Group!!!   Lets kick off being together with a spirit week We ... [More]

Chess Club update

Mon, Oct 12 5:12pm

    Please see new dates and times for the Chess Club bellow   Club meetings will be online via Zoom on: Tuesdays 5-6 PM (October 27, November 3, 10, 17, 24, December 1, 8 and 15) or Wednesdays 6-7 PM ... [More]

Exciting News

Mon, Oct 12 3:12pm

Hi Aiken Families,   Hopefully everyone enjoyed the long weekend. Our Friday email from Tom Moore certainly helped start the weekend off right!!! We are so excited to head back to school full time on ... [More]

Its Pie time!!!

Fri, Oct 9 2:19pm

Happy Friday Aiken Families,   Prepare your holiday dessert spread with the help from Aiken PTO. We are excited to offer Lyman Orchard Pies and Ottis Spunkmeyer Cookie Dough to help fundraise for our ... [More]

We Are In This Together!

Sun, Oct 4 4:07pm

Hello Aiken Families!    We hope you all had a wonderful week!  As we continue our journeys through in school and at home learning just remember, WE ARE IN THIS TOGETHER!  Here are a few reminders fro ... [More]

EDI Event

Wed, Sep 30 2:01pm

     The Aiken Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) Parent Committee hosts its first Aiken's EDI Speaker Series event.   Topic: "Let's Talk About Race and Other Tough Topics with Kids" October 15, 2020 ... [More]

Aiken Updates

Mon, Sep 28 1:19pm

Hi Aiken Families,   We hope you all had a nice long weekend.  The weather was beautiful. Perfect for all those fun fall activities.   This is the LAST week to update your information in powerschool. ... [More]

Lets show some Aiken Spirit

Mon, Sep 21 8:51pm

AIKEN 2020 spirit wear!!    Check out this years CONTACTLESS spirit wear. Newer brands, and newer looks that will make you and your child(ren) shout for Aiken! As with everything else in 2020 spirit w ... [More]

Another successful week down!

Sat, Sep 19 9:35am

We hope you all had a wonderful second week of school.  Here is a bit of information from our Aiken PTO.   It is important that Aiken has up-to-date contact information for you and at least 3 emergenc ... [More]

1 week down......

Sun, Sep 13 9:06pm

Good Evening Aiken Families,   Its starting to feel fall..ish!  Anyone else loving this cooler weather?!?  It sounds like the fist week back was a huge success. MANY thanks to our incredible Aiken tea ... [More]


Thu, Sep 3 9:39pm

Major apologies...   The swag bags do not have guns......they have gum! ( and this is when you know its time to shut the computer down)

Welcome Aiken Families...Lets Chalk - The - Walk!!!

Thu, Sep 3 9:30pm

Dear Aiken Families,   Welcome back!!! Here we are, ready to embark on a brand-new school year together! We are beyond excited to welcome all our new families to Aiken and look forward to another year ... [More]


Mon, Aug 24 7:47pm


Happy Summer break!

Mon, Jun 15 8:11pm

Hello  Aiken families,   We can not believe the end of the school year has come. These times are very challenging but we have to say we are so impressed and thankful with our school, teachers and staf ... [More]

Lets Swoop!!!

Wed, May 20 9:54am

Morning Aiken Families,   We are so excited to announce we have been given the ok to start our swooping again!!   Bringing  smiles to our community is something we have been looking forward to!   We h ... [More]

Teacher appreciation picture deadline

Fri, May 1 11:42am

Happy Friday Aiken,   Weather looks great for the weekend. Make sure you get out and enjoy that sun.   We are blown away with the teacher appreciation picture response. The teachers will absolutely lo ... [More]

Social event postponed ***

Thu, Apr 30 11:48am

Hey Aiken families, Thank you to everyone who supported the upcoming summer social event that has been postponed twice. We are looking forward to having this event but with the current circumstances t ... [More]

Teacher appreciation photos!

Tue, Apr 28 8:20pm

Hey Aiken! Only have a few days left to send us your teacher appreciation photos! The week of May 4th is National Teacher Appreciation Week. Normally we would have a fantastic week planned for our ama ... [More]

Teacher appreciation week

Sun, Apr 26 7:51pm

  Hi Aiken Families,   We hope everyone is doing well and staying safe.   The week of May 4th is National Teacher Appreciation Week. Normally we would have a fantastic week planned for our amazing tea ... [More]


Thu, Apr 16 4:31pm

Hi Aiken Families,   We hope this finds you all well....and sane!     Today is the deadline for chess registration. See attached for more information   We are loving all the Aiken spirit wear photos. ... [More]

Swooping yards on hold

Sat, Apr 11 2:13pm

Hello Aiken! We are so sad to let you all know thy unfortunately the “Swooping” Project is on a hold as of right now. We have been told from our superintendent since there is a strong order to stay ho ... [More]

We got spirit, yes we do!

Fri, Apr 10 9:46am

Good Morning Aiken! Happy first day of Spring Break. We hope this finds you all well.   Your PTO has been working hard and thinking of ways to help bring us together and create some much needed Aiken ... [More]


Tue, Mar 10 11:44pm

Dear Aiken Families, Thank you to everyone who has expressed interest in joining the PTO board.  We are writing because there are a two more open board positions for the 2020-2021 school year that we ... [More]

COVID-19 Important updates

Mon, Mar 9 8:53pm

Good evening Aiken families,   Im sure you all have received the important update from our principal, Shannon. This is a follow up , we want you  to be aware of all the precautions our school and town ... [More]

EDI, Paul Cryan, conference week,

Sun, Mar 8 8:18pm

Good Evening Aiken Families,   It sure is feeling like spring out there. What a nice weekend to get out and enjoy the warm air.   PROJECT TOGETHERNESS - AIKEN'S EQUITY, DIVERSITY & INCLUSION COMMITTEE ... [More]

EDI!!! Have you registered yet?!

Fri, Mar 6 7:22am

Good morning Aiken families! Have you heard about the new EDI committee?! EDI stands for equity diversity and inclusion and on Thursday March 19th you are invited to join us in the Aiken library for m ... [More]

Conference week and Paul Cryan Sign up

Wed, Mar 4 2:34pm

Happy Hump Day Aiken,   Conference week will begin Monday March 9. Our amazing teachers work long hours. Please help us keep them nourished and fed through the week. Feel free to sign up for any day t ... [More]

Aiken PTO Board Position Openings for Next Year!!

Mon, Mar 2 9:53pm

Dear Aiken Families, We are looking for a few good women or men to join us on the PTO Board for the 2020-2021 school year.  Please check out the openings and descriptions listed below and email aikenp ... [More]

Fifth floor A Cappella, READ across america, EDI and more!!!!

Sun, Mar 1 6:50pm

Hey Aiken families,  We hope you are enjoying this weekend. Lots going on at Aiken, check it out below.    Fifth Floor A Cappella at Aiken Elementary this Thursday!!  Please see attached flyer $5.00 e ... [More]

Aiken news

Sun, Feb 23 11:46am

  Happy Sunday Aiken, Hope you are all out enjoying the warm sun.   AIKEN'S SPRING SOCIAL IS  SOLD OUT!! THANK YOU TO ALL WHO PURCHASED TICKETS!!     ** SHOW YOUR LOVE FOR AIKEN PLEDGE** Our kids are ... [More]

Aiken's Got Talent Help Needed

Thu, Feb 20 7:58pm

Dear Aiken Families,   We are so excited to bring you the third annual Aiken's Got Talent on March 25th from 6:00-8:00, but we are really in need of someone who is into music and can to control the ti ... [More]

Library info, new Cafeteria trays, Aikens got talent & more!!!!

Tue, Feb 18 5:33pm

  Hello Aiken Families, What a nice long break this was. We hope everyone got to enjoy it! Lots of things happening, check it out below!   AIKEN'S SPRING SOCIAL IS  SOLD OUT!! THANK YOU TO ALL WHO PUR ... [More]

Aiken’s Spring Social is SOLD OUT!!!

Sat, Feb 15 11:04pm

Thanks to everyone who purchased tickets! It’s going to be a great night!

Valentines Day Lemonade Stand

Thu, Feb 13 12:42pm

Good Afternoon Aiken Families, Mrs. Mulreadys amazing 2nd graders are having a lemonade stand tomorrow during the lunch waves. Lets help them support childhood cancer. Send in a donation of $1.00 (or ... [More]


Tue, Feb 11 8:06am

Good Morning Aiken Families,   We are so excited to launch our "Show your love for Aiken" pledge drive.  Click on the link and pledge. All monies raised help support Aiken, its teachers,students and a ... [More]

Aiken happenings week of 2/10

Sun, Feb 9 1:50pm

Hi Aiken Families,   Bit of a cold weekend, but hey at least no snow! Lots of great things coming, make sure your calendars are marked.   AIKEN’S INTERNATIONAL NIGHT MONDAY FEBRUARY 24th, 2020 6-8 p.m ... [More]

Weekly updates

Sun, Feb 2 9:05am

Good morning Aiken famikies,   We hope you are enjoying this weekend. See below for all of our updates.   AIKEN’S INTERNATIONAL NIGHT MONDAY FEBRUARY 24th, 2020 6-8 p.m.   Come out to celebrate the di ... [More]


Wed, Jan 29 8:30pm

AIKEN’S INTERNATIONAL NIGHT MONDAY FEBRUARY 24th, 2020 6-8 p.m. Come out to celebrate the diversity and multiculturalism that exists within the Aiken school community. It’s one of our favorite nights ... [More]


Mon, Jan 27 10:23pm

The February session of Pizza Bingo is now full.  No other registrations will be accepted at this point.   Please email with questions.   Thanks!

AIken Updates

Sun, Jan 26 3:28pm

Happy Sunday Aiken Families, What a beautiful warm Sunday. So much going on at Aiken. Fun for everyone! Mark your calendars !     “Souper" Bowl Food Drive  Jaunary 21-February 3!  Help us replenish th ... [More]

Important Mid-Week Update

Thu, Jan 23 4:17pm

PIZZA BINGO - TONIGHT'S SESSION IS FULL!! There are still spots left for the 2/3 session, so sign up soon to secure your spot!   HOBBY QUEST - MAGIC CLASS IS FULL!! There is still a few spots left in ... [More]


Wed, Jan 22 7:37pm

Good evening Aiken families, We continue to have a lot going on at Aiken. Here’s another upcoming family fun night happening in February that we welcome everyone’s participation! AIKEN’S INTERNATIONAL ... [More]

**** THIS JUST IN!**** pizza bingo update and “souper bowl info”

Tue, Jan 21 10:15am

Good morning Aiken families! We just got news that the first session of Pizza Bingo is filled up! That is this Thursday January 23rd! If you wish to sign up for the second pizza bingo date on February ... [More]

Weekly update

Mon, Jan 20 7:20pm

Hey Aiken,   We hope you enjoyed the long weekend. Please see below for Aiken's latest updates!   PIZZA BINGO - 1/23 & 2/3 Registration for this Thursday's pizza bingo is almost full - sign up soon if ... [More]

Aiken News for week of 1/13 to 1/17

Sun, Jan 12 2:22pm

Happy Sunday Aiken Families,   Can you believe how warm it is? My kids are happy not having to wear their coats, and I even have my windows open. I hope you all are enjoying this weather.   PIZZA BING ... [More]

Chess Club Registration

Mon, Jan 6 6:20pm

HI Families,   Dont miss out on registering for Chess Club!   Like athletics are exercise for the body, chess is exercise for the mind. Engaging in chess activity provides school students a substantia ... [More]

UPDATED* all things Aiken

Sun, Jan 5 2:23pm

Hey Aiken families,    We hope you are enjoying this beautiful Sunday.  Please see below for all things Aiken!     Zones of Regulation  Tuesday, January 7. 7pm Open PTO meeting See attached flyer for ... [More]

All things Aiken

Sun, Jan 5 2:00pm

y Hey Aiken,   please see below for all things Aiken!     Zones of Regulation  Tuesday, January 7. 7pm Open PTO meeting See attached flyer for more information   Fwd: West Hartford Parent Community ED ... [More]

PTO News

Wed, Jan 1 11:17am

Happy New Year Aiken families, We hope you all had a nice winter break and enjoyed time with family and friends.   **Lots of happenings in the next few months. Make sure you print the PTO schedule of ... [More]

After School Clubs

Tue, Dec 17 2:01pm

Another snow Day!!! Hope everyone is home safe and warm.   Magic and Aviation clubs will return in January! Sign ups begins after the break. Please see attached flyer for more information and stay tun ... [More]

Week of Dec. 16 update and news

Sun, Dec 15 7:32pm

Hi Aiken Families,   We hope you are enjoying the weekend, please read below for all things Aiken!   Save the Date Zones of Regulation Open PTO Meeting Rescheduled January 7 at 7       PARENT LEADERSH ... [More]


Thu, Dec 12 1:42pm

ITS PJ DAY TOMORROW!!!   DONATE $1 OR MORE IN EXCHANGE TO WEAR PJS FOR THE DAY! *All proceeds benefit the Center for Cancer & Blood Disorders at Connecticut Children’s.         The Story behind PJ Day ... [More]

Aiken News

Sat, Dec 7 5:40pm

Hi Aiken Families, Please read all the information bellow for all updates on Aiken and more. Have a great week.   TOY DRIVE TO BENEFIT THE BRIDGE *Please drop off your new unwrapped toy by Friday, Dec ... [More]


Mon, Dec 2 12:32pm

Hello everyone, Due to the inclement weather, tonight’s open PTO meeting will be cancelled. Sorry for any inconvenience, Tina & Amy

Open PTO meeting, a WEHA kids pop up market & more!

Sun, Dec 1 6:40pm

Hi Aiken! We hope you enjoyed the nice long holiday weekend. Who else is hoping for a snow day!? I know my kids are! Please read the following for all things Aiken. OPEN PTO MEETING TOMORROW Don’t for ... [More]

Aiken Updates and News

Sun, Nov 24 1:40pm

Aiken Updates and News   OPEN PTO MEETING Please join us for an informative and interactive evening learning about the zones of regulation.   Monday December 2 from  7-8pm! See the attached flyer for ... [More]

***** ELC parents only ******

Sun, Nov 17 3:47pm

During conference week the early learning center will be dismissed at the following times M 11/18- 9:00-11:30am, 12:15-2:45pm T 11/19- 9:00-11:00am, 11:45am-1:45pm (W11/20- No class for students) Th 1 ... [More]

CONFERENCE WEEK & other updates

Sun, Nov 17 2:56pm

Hey Aiken Families,   We hope you are enjoying the weekend. Here is this weeks updates.        AIKENS FALL BOOK FAIR Aiken’s annual Book Fair will be coming the week of 11/18-11/22 (conference week) s ... [More]

Aiken Updates

Sun, Nov 10 6:54pm

Hi Aiken Families, We saw a little sun this weekend, but it sure is getting a bit cold. Hope everyone was able to enjoy the nice weekend.     SKI CLUB   Norfeldt Aiken Families have a wonderful tradit ... [More]


Sun, Nov 3 7:42pm

Hey Aiken!   Hope you are enjoying the weekend. Can we start by saying HOW AMAZING LAST NIGHT WAS!!! A HUGE thank you to everyone who came out to Parents Night Out. It was a huge success and it seemed ... [More]

Aiken Updates

Sun, Oct 27 4:49pm

  Oh what a dreary day. Perfect day to stay in!   Aiken updates for the week   PNO THIS SATURDAY NOVEMBER 2 at the Yard Goats.  7pm YOU. DO. NOT. WANT. TO MISS. IT  we have an incredible list of aucti ... [More]

Spirit week update

Tue, Oct 22 2:04pm

It has been so fun to see the kids enjoying Spirit Week so far.    Tomorrow is Unity Day, please have your child wear orange (no need to bring in money for this day).    Thursday it's Real Kids Wear P ... [More]

This just in!!! PNO UPDATE!!!

Tue, Oct 22 8:46am

The Planning Committee had our final meeting with the Yard Goats last night and we couldn't be MORE EXCITED for the Auction! We have some exciting updates! Everyone who has already registered is enter ... [More]


Sun, Oct 20 6:57pm

SPIRIT WEEK   AIKEN SPIRIT WEEK (10/21-10/25) The Aiken Student Council invites all students to participate in Spirit Week to raise money for Student Council initiatives.   Monday - Mismatch Day - Wea ... [More]

** PNO TICKETS** 2nd Grade fun ** Box tops & More!!!!!

Sun, Oct 20 5:10pm

Hey Aiken, We hope you are enjoying your weekend. Here is your weekly update :)   Parents Night Out at the Yard Goats November 2nd at pm Book your sitters and get your tickets. Help raise much needed ... [More]

AIken News

Mon, Oct 14 2:13pm

What another gorgeous weekend!  Please read through for Aiken news   PICTURE DAY IS TOMORROW - OCTOBER 15th (Make-ups November 21st) You should have received the picture day form . Please send in your ... [More]

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 ... [More]


Thu, Oct 3 5:14pm

Ahh!!! Parents night out (our most fun Aiken event)! Is only 5 weeks away!!!! Did you get your tickets yet?! We know you don’t want to miss out on beer, batting cages, and yummy food! Not to mention, ... [More]

AIken News and Updates

Mon, Sep 30 5:43pm

Hi Aiken Families,   What a beautiful long weekend, Hope everyone is out enjoying the warm fall sun. Happy New Year to all our families who are celebrating. Shana Tova   Student Directory: The informa ... [More]

Swoop scoops inside!!

Thu, Sep 26 9:45am

Good morning everyone! Due to the high chance of rain this afternoon, we decided to move Swoop Scoops inside! We are going to have the band set up in the auditorium and our “celebrity” ice cream scoop ... [More]


Sun, Sep 22 2:22pm

 Hello Aiken Families, We hope you are enjoying this gorgeous weekend. Check out these Aiken happenings!      AIKEN SWOOP SCOOPS - THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 26th, 5:00-7:00 This Thursday is Aiken's Swoop Sco ... [More]

A Good Read for Aiken updates!

Sun, Sep 15 10:38am

 Hello Aiken Families,   Lots of happenings......   SUMMER READING Please make sure your child returns their summer reading log to their new teacher...even if only one book was read! No worries if you ... [More]

Just a little mid week update

Wed, Sep 11 2:49pm

Just a little mid week update.....   Reminder **Curriculum night is tomorrow 6 to 7:30**     Join the Award-winning Aiken Chess Club   Like athletics are exercise for the body, chess is exercise for t ... [More]

All things Aiken !

Sun, Sep 8 2:30pm

Hello Aiken families,    We hope you are enjoying this gorgeous Sunday. There are a lot of fun upcoming Aiken events. Check them out below!   Fall After School Program Descriptions Please see attached ... [More]


Wed, Sep 4 1:00pm

  Hi Aiken families,   Please see below for information on Hobby Quest and the attachment on how to register! Also,  tonight is our kick off meeting in the cafeteria from 7-8. We hope to see you there ... [More]

And we’re off!

Mon, Sep 2 8:04pm

Hi Aiken Families, The 2019-2020 school is officially off and running. I hope everyone is adjusting well to their new classrooms, routines and enjoying the last unofficial weekend of summer. Wednesday ... [More]

And We Are Off.......

Mon, Sep 2 1:39pm

Hi Aiken Families,   The 2019-2020 school is officially off and running. I hope everyone is adjusting well  to their new classrooms, routines and enjoying the last unofficial weekend of summer.   Wedn ... [More]

Welcome back Aiken!

Fri, Aug 23 8:43am

Hello Aiken Families!   It's hard to believe our summer vacation is coming to an end. We hope you made lasting memories with your families over the long refreshing break. We have a fun and exciting ye ... [More]

Last Eblast ;)

Sun, Jun 9 11:16am

  Hello Aiken families!   We hope you are out enjoying this beautiful day with your families. This week is the last week of school! YIPPEE!   We want to thank each and every single one of you for all ... [More]

All Check Requests due by June 14th

Sun, Jun 2 10:01pm

Dear Aiken Families,   Please get all check requests in by June 14th.  I have attached the form, for your convenience.  You can either send the request into the school, or simply email it to Dana McCo ... [More]

Farmers' Market and Volunteer Breakfast this week!!

Sun, Jun 2 8:51pm

Dear Aiken Families,   As this year comes to a close we have actually started to think ahead to next year.  If you are not returning to Aiken, enjoy wherever you go next, and please feel free to unsub ... [More]


Mon, May 27 8:04pm

Hello Aiken Families,    We hope you've enjoyed this beautiful long weekend.  Summer is in the air finally. There are just a few things before we wrap up the end of the year!    CRAYOLA COLOR CYCLE An ... [More]


Thu, May 23 10:51am

Dear Aiken Families,   If you have not already done so, please return any unwanted Paul Cryan pictures, as well as payments, to the Aiken office by tomorrow and they will be picked up.  If you do not ... [More]

Fun fair is tomorrow!!

Tue, May 21 11:19am

Hey Aiken! This is a friendly reminder that tomorrow from 530-730 is our fun fair! You may bring blankets to sit on and have a picnic dinner. Come hungry because we have awesome food trucks lined up t ... [More]


Sun, May 19 4:23pm

Dear Aiken Families,   This Wednesday from 5:30-7:30 is the Aiken Fun Fair and there are so many ways you can help.  Please check out the signup link, previously sent out through Konstella.  We’ve, un ... [More]

Monday Update - Auction Ends at 8:00PM! The Spring Concert is almost here! Register for Fun Fair!

Mon, May 13 3:29pm

Dear Aiken Families,   As mothers, Tina and I pampered ourselves yesterday by not typing up the weekly eblast.  So here it is, a day late :)   TEACHER AUCTION Have you checked out the Auction lately, ... [More]

Aiken Mid-Week Update

Tue, May 7 1:57pm

Dear Aiken Families,   Tonight is opening night of the Aiken Art Show (5:00-7:30)!  Come see the wonderful pieces of art created by the very talented students of Aiken School!!   SPRING CONCERT - TOMO ... [More]


Sun, May 5 9:43am

Hello Aiken Families,   We hope you are enjoying your weekend! Thank you to the families who have supported our Silent auction! So far we have raised almost 3,000$! You still have until next week to b ... [More]

Online Auction - these experiences are priceless

Wed, May 1 7:59am

Dear Aiken Families,   Our wonderful teachers have outdone themselves with this year's teacher auction!     Check out the amazing online auction we have set up to see all the super fun experiences you ... [More]

Aiken Weekly Update

Sun, Apr 28 8:57pm

Dear Aiken Families,   I know the Battle of Winterfell is coming, but so is Teacher Appreciation Week!  The TA committee is working hard to come up with fun surprises for our teachers for next week.  ... [More]

Aiken Online Auction - coming soon!!

Sat, Apr 27 8:21pm

Dear Aiken Families,   As many of you know, Aiken is not holding its Parent’s Night Out auction this year and instead will have PNO next November.  However, the teachers have generously offered to don ... [More]

Aiken Weekly Update

Sun, Apr 21 8:35pm

Dear Aiken Families,   There is still time to donate to Autism Families of CONNECTicut!  They need things such as water bottles, tissues, post-it notes and more.  Check out the attached flyer for more ... [More]

Square art!!

Tue, Apr 16 10:55am

Hello Aiken Parents! Don’t forget to order cool gifts for that special family member or hard-to-buy-for person. With over 40 unique and useful keepsakes ready to purchase during the Square 1 Art fundr ... [More]

Upcoming Events, Volunteer Opportunities, and Aiken in the News!!

Sun, Apr 14 5:49pm

Dear Aiken Families,   We hope you've had a fun and restful spring break and are ready to tackle these final few months of the 2018-2019 school year!  There are still many more exciting events and vol ... [More]

April is Autism Awareness Month!

Sun, Mar 31 1:56pm

Dear Aiken Families,   April is Autism awareness month!  Students can show their support by wearing blue and  bringing in $1.00 on April 2nd to receive an Autism Awareness bracelet.  Proceeds will go ... [More]

Chess Club Spring Registration Form

Wed, Mar 27 11:28am

Aiken Chess Club   Like athletics are exercise for the body, chess is exercise for the mind. Engaging in chess activity provides school students a substantial advantage in education; essentially devel ... [More]

PTO Meeting This Week

Sun, Mar 24 7:22pm

Dear Aiken Families,   On Tuesday, March 26th at 6:00pm the Aiken PTO will host a short meeting to discuss some upcoming events, Tom Moore's proposed budget, and open PTO Board positions for next year ... [More]

Yard goats update!

Tue, Mar 19 6:13pm

Hi everyone, As you all know we did sell out of our yard goat tickets! However.. for those who still wish to purchase tickets, You can do so with yard goats directly! Aiken is seated in sections 103 a ... [More]


Tue, Mar 19 1:17pm

Hi Aiken! We are sold out of the yard goat tickets. Thank you to everyone who sent in their money and order forms! You should be receiving tickets within a month! If any of you would like to go to thi ... [More]

Get your Yard Goats Tickets before it's too late!!!

Mon, Mar 18 11:52am

Good Afternoon Aiken!   !!!Exciting news!!!    We are almost sold out of our Yard Goat tickets! Thank you to the families who have already sent in their forms. We highly suggest you fill out yours and ... [More]

Aiken Weekly Update

Sun, Mar 17 5:43pm

Dear Aiken Families,   Thank you to everyone who participated in the BIG Y Education Express program.  Through this program we accrued enough points over the course of the year to purchase 120 glue st ... [More]

West Hartford Cultural Council Campaign for the Arts - EXTRA RECESS CHALLENGE!!

Thu, Mar 14 9:50am

The West Hartford Cultural Council's annual Campaign for the Arts is underway!  Many thanks to those who have already sent in contributions - we are incredibly grateful.  Support for this campaign ens ... [More]

Sign up Information for Mr. Golden's After School Sports Attached

Mon, Mar 11 2:03pm

Dear Aiken Families,   Please see the attached flyer for information on how to register for Mr. Golden's after school sports program.  Classes start next week so register soon!

Don't Miss the Link to Paul Cryan Sign-ups!!

Sun, Mar 10 12:10pm

Dear Aiken Families,   Thank you to everyone who contributed to the parent/teacher conference week snacks/meals sign up.  The teachers were so very appreciative of all the great food offered!!    PAUL ... [More]

Early dismissal today at 1:30

Tue, Mar 5 8:51am

Hello Aiken families! Just a friendly reminder that today’s dismissal time is at 1:30 pm due to conferences. Thank you! Tina & Abiah

Aiken Weekly Update

Sun, Mar 3 8:04pm

Dear Aiken Families,   As schools around Connecticut receive word of closings, and we await news of our fate, here's your Aiken update for the week!   Parent/Teacher Conference Week Thanks to all the ... [More]

Aiken Weekly Update

Sun, Feb 24 3:06pm

  Dear Aiken Families,   We hope you are getting accustomed to Konstella, the new eblast platform.  Please let us know if you have any questions.   If you haven't already registered you can do so and ... [More]

New Aiken PTO Eblast Platform!

Wed, Feb 13 4:14pm

Dear Aiken Families, We are moving away from the Aiken gmail and we are very pleased to be able to communicate with you about all our PTO events, activities, volunteer opportunities, fundraisers and m ... [More]

Teacher Appreciation Week is Next Week, May 1-May 5

Wed, Apr 26 8:12pm

Teacher Appreciation Week is next week (May 1 to 5).  We are really excited about all the wonderful things that we are doing for the teachers, but we need your help! Here's what we need from you:   Pl ... [More]

Tissues Needed

Wed, Apr 19 8:19pm

Hello Aiken Families,   With allergy season in full swing, tissues are in short supply both in the classrooms and in the nurse's office. If you're out and about the next two days, or over the weekend, ... [More]

Pajama Day Tomorrow!

Thu, Apr 6 8:51pm

Hello Aiken Families, Don't forget that tomorrow is pajama day! The 4th Graders are fundraising for their class trip to Winding Trails next year, and are asking that everyone bring in $1 (or more) to ... [More]

SURVEY: Aiken After School Adventures

Tue, Jan 31 9:15pm

Hello Aiken Families, We thought we would send out a brief survey to see what class offerings you/your child would be interested in for future sessions of Aiken After School Adventures. Please click t ... [More]

Pizza Bingo

Thu, Jan 19 8:54pm

Don't forget to RSVP for Pizza Bingo next Thursday, January 26th from 6 - 8 PM in the King Philip cafeteria! Send your money in to school in an envelope marked "Pizza Bingo" with your child's name on ... [More]

Conference Week

Mon, Nov 14 9:39pm

Dear Aiken Families,   Conference Week officially begins tomorrow. Please remember the early dismissal schedule: Wednesday - Regular schedule. Tuesday, Thursday and Friday - 1:30 Dismissal. We would l ... [More]


Tue, Nov 8 2:37pm

PTO MEETING AND MATH NIGHT - NOVEMBER 10, 7:00-8:30 Join us in the Aiken Library on Thursday, November 10th at 7:00 p.m. for a brief PTO update followed by a presentation by Mary Lestini, the Town-wid ... [More]

Please Volunteer at the Fall Book Fair

Mon, Nov 7 11:36am

BOOK FAIR   The book fair is coming back to Aiken on November 14-18 and the library will be transformed into a pop up bookstore wonderland for our children. This is conveniently scheduled during paren ... [More]

Pep Rally Volunteer Sign up

Mon, Sep 12 2:12pm

SECOND ANNUAL AIKEN PEP RALLY: WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28TH, 5:00-7:00 PM   Please join us for the second annual Aiken Pep rally and Swoop Scoops! Bring a picnic dinner or buy food from the Iron & Grain ... [More]