Sunday, January 21, 2018

Bigelow News

2018 Annual Appeal

Please support your PTO and consider giving today. A gift of any size will help us reach our goal of 100% Participation.

Letters were sent to all Bigelow families asking for your support for the important activities of your PTO. We hope you have received your letter and will consider giving. Our goal this year is 100% participation in 30 days –  a gift of any size will help us reach our goal.

You can send the PTO a check or make your donation online now!

For more information about the Annual Appeal click here.


PTO Board

Bigelow Clothing Sale

The Bigelow Middle School Student Council is sponsoring a sale of school clothing. You can find the order forms in the Bigelow Middle School website, or just click here. When ordering please write clearly and make all checks payable to Bigelow Middle School. Orders should be returned to homebase by Friday, January 26 and delivery should take about two weeks from then. Thank you for your support.

T-Shirt ($15 each) – Sweatshirt ($28 each) – Sweatpants ($25 each) – ORDER FORM AND DETAILS

See Bigelow Middle School website for pictures and Mr. Leone to see samples.

Can you give an item for our auction?
We need 60 items for our Big Night Silent Auction on March 24th at the Cambridge Boat Club. Can you donate an item for our fun, festive night??
Here are a few ideas
  • Offer your vacation home for a weekend or week away.
  • Put together a theme basket of complimentary items such as a wine basket -assorted bottles of vino & glasses; a lottery card wreath -make a circular wreath of lottery tickets; an olive oil presentation -olive oil, olive dish, crackers, fancy napkins on a rustic tray
  • Game night – t-shirts, banners, insulated cups etc of your favorite sports team
  • A gift certificate to your favorite restaurant, coffeehouse or movie theatre
  • Host a dinner party, football game or cocktail party -host a gathering at your house and your friends will bid on it!
Please contact Meredith Andrews, Big Night Committee Chairperson at  if you have any questions. More information about the 2018 Big Night and about donating items.

Winter PTO Meeting Minutes

Last week we had a PTO meeting with Superintendent David Fleishman and two members of the Newton School Committee: Bridget Ray-Canada and Ruth Goldman. A copy of the meeting minutes is posted on the Meeting Minutes page of PTO website.

Mark your calendars for the next PTO meetings:

Spring Meeting: 04/04/18
Annual Meeting: 06/06/18

Mark Your Calendars

  • Tue, Jan 30 - Geography Bee 9:00am
  • Tue, Jan 30 - Orchestra Concert 7:00pm (details...)
  • Wed, Jan 31 - Ski and Snowboard Trip 3:00pm (details...)
  • Mon, Feb 05 - Band Concert 7:00pm
  • Wed, Feb 07 - Early Release 11:30am(details...)
  • Wed, Feb 07 - Teacher appreciation luncheon 12:00pm (details...)
  • Sun, Feb 11 - New England Camp Fair 11:30am (details...)
  • Fri, Feb 16 - Chinese New Year Parade 11:00am

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Community News and Advertisements

Highlights of the week

Mason-Rice Online Auction
Newton CPC January 23rd public hearings

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Earlier Announcements

PTO Annual Appeal 2018
We need help with auction items for the Big Night
Jazz Band and Chorus Concerts this Week
The “Bigelow Outreach Club”
The Moth: Storytelling Club  

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Bigelow Middle School PTO
42 Vernon St.
Newton, MA 02458

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Newton, MA 02458

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