Great fun was had by skaters and families in the beautiful Bruins skating arena. Even some 9th graders came back for Bigelow night. Kudos to all the first timers on the ice! Thank you to Principal Harrison and brave teachers for joining us!
Our first planning meeting will be this Tuesday, December 11th, 7:30pm, at at Una Simmons’ house: 12 Willard Street, Newton 02458. (Hunnewell Neighborhood). We thank Karen Markson for chairing the event this year!!!
Big Night is Bigelow PTO’s biggest social and fundraising event of the year. Come help us make it a big success! We will be discussing ways parents can help with silent auction items, food donations, decorating and giving a hand the day of the party.
Please help us reach our goal of 100% participation.
We are hoping that every family will participate in this fundraising endeavor. No amount is too small (or big) to give to the PTO – and all gifts make a difference. With your financial help, all children at Bigelow can enjoy many exciting, enriching and fun educational programs, such as One School, One Book. We can also make building improvements.
To make your gift online by credit card just click here: Donate online. Or you can send a check to: Bigelow PTO at 42 Vernon Street, Newton, MA 02458 – download form here.
Matching gifts are a great way to maximize your donation and can double or triple your gift to education. Please click here for a partial list of companies that offer to match employee donations.
The winter version of “Laps at Lunch” is “Steps at Lunch”. Parents and guardians in the Bigelow community are invited to help out, giving our students the opportunity to get outside in front of the school in the cooler months. If interested please contact Mary Fitzgerald (physical education teacher) at: Mary_Fitzgerald@newton.k12.ma.us. More about the program here.
Food traditions are often featured in family and cultural celebrations. On December 21, 2018, each Advisory will host a Winter Break Celebration. Bigelow students and staff are encouraged to bring in foods to share that have meaning in their families and/or cultures.
To help continue building our Bigelow community, we would like to start a public collection of the recipes that represent our diverse backgrounds. We anticipate making this collection open to all families and staff. If you would like to include your family recipe on our public site, please email a member of the Bigelow International Food Network Project Team (addresses below) with the following information:
Student Name / Family Name
Country / Culture of Origin
Ingredients & Quantities
Story: Tell us why this food is important to you. What is the connection / significance to your family and/or culture?
Optional: Photos or Videos of your food or its preparation
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