In this issue
First Day of School reminders
Message from the Principal
We look forward to the arrival of your child at Bigelow next Tuesday, September 4, 8am. Please note that next Tuesday, September 4, is a state primary election day, and Bigelow is used as a polling site. We anticipate extra congestion in the streets around the school next Tuesday morning. If you are a 6th grade parent who is planning to bring your child to his/her homebase on this special day, please give yourself plenty of time to get to school and find parking. The hallways are open at 8am; homeroom begins at 8:15am. Student release is at 2pm.
Todd Harrison, Principal
Thursday: Social Media in Middle School
Bigelow is hosting a special event for parents on middle school students’ use of cell phones and social media on Thursday, September 6, at 7:00pm. Researchers from Wellesley College will be at the Bigelow Auditorium to present preliminary results of a study that they did with Bigelow and other schools last year on this important topic. Here is a flyer with more information. Please rsvp to Kersten_Raso@newton.k12.ma.us if you are interested in attending.
More information here.
Drama and sports meetings this week
Wed, Sep 05
– Cross Country sign up
– ALL GRADES details…
Wed, Sep 05
– Auditions for Fall Play
– 6th GRADE details…
Thu, Sep 06
– Boys Soccer Meeting
– 7th and 8th GRADERS details…
Join GN’s School Connections on September 5 and Help Us Green Our Schools
Posted on August 24, 2018 by Green Newton
Green Newton’s School Connections is a forum for Newton parents and teachers who are interested in promoting sustainability in our schools and sharing ideas. Join us at our next meeting on Wednesday, September 5 at 4pm (location TBD) to connect on issues of recycling, composting and school garden projects and brainstorm best practices to implement green initiatives in your school. Check www.greennewton.org for meeting location. If interested, contact Marcia at firstname.lastname@example.org (kids are welcome).
Back to School Picnic: 09/12
Wednesday September 12th 5:30-7:pm
Let’s Meet & Eat at Burr Park!
Tables and chairs will be set up to relax chat and eat!
Chikchak Food Truck will be onsite or bring your own picnic
8th Grade Bake Sale Fundraiser!
Attendees can enter the raffle for (2) Bigelow Celtics Night Tickets!
Let’s get our Directory ready for the new school year
Please help the Bigelow PTO provide a comprehensive Family Directory for our community.
Your family information needs to be confirmed or updated by September 10th, so it shows correctly in the printed version. Parents that do not update their data will be displayed as entered.
The online directory is open to all Bigelow families at all times. The success of the system is dependent on every family logging in and confirming their information.
To make sure your family’s contact information is in the directory, please follow one of these two steps:
- If you have been in the Bigelow directory last year or if your student comes from one of the feeder schools (Lincoln Eliot, Underwood or Ward), you can access the directory and confirm your information HERE.
- If your student comes from Mason-Rice or another school, if you are new to Newton Public Schools or if you have never been in the Bigelow PTO directory, go to join.myschoolanywhere.com and enter the join code: JOINBIGELOW
Attention 8th Grade families. Only half of 8th Grade families are included in the directory. Please make sure your family is in it! Thank you.
You can order a hard copy of the Family Directory on the “Store” section of the Online Directory. Printed directories will be distributed on Back to School Night (October, 4th).