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Sunday, December 09, 2018

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Thank you to all who came out for the Skate Night!

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!

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Please help the PTO with Tax Filing

Dear Bigelow Community,

We are looking for a volunteer to help the PTO with our annual tax filings. If you are an accountant or lawyer specializing in taxes, we would greatly appreciate your assistance. 
Thank you!

Bigelow PTO Board


Help us plan our Big Night!

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 contact us @ if you would like to be involved. Thank you!


Registration for 8th Grade NYC Trip is open

Please find all the forms and link to register to the 8th Grade NYC Trip (June 10-12, 2019) on the Bigelow website homepage (HERE). Forms are due December 21st. 


Our Annual Appeal campaign is almost over!

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.

Annual Appeal 2018

All donations – large or small – are greatly appreciated and will help us achieve all that the PTO sets out to doA thank you to those of you who have already donated!!

PTO Board


Steps at Lunch

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: about the program here.


Bigelow International Food Network Project

Note from the project team:

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
  • Recipe Title
  • Country / Culture of Origin
  • Ingredients & Quantities
  • Steps
  • 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

Bon appétit!  Buen provecho!  B’tayavon! Buon appetito!  Bom apetite! Sahtein!

Bigelow International Food Network Project Team


Mark Your Calendars

  • Tue, Dec 11 - Big Night 2019 - Planning Meeting @ 7:30pm details...
  • Fri, Dec 21 - 8th Grade NYC Trip - Forms Due @ 2:00pm details...
  • Fri, Dec 21 - Grade 8 - Ballroom Dance @ 1:55pm details...
  • Dec 22 - Jan 01 - December Recess - NO SCHOOL
  • Wed, Jan 02 - Fisrt day of school after break
  • Wed, Jan 02 - Celtics Game Night@ 8:00pm details...

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42 Vernon St.
Newton, MA 02458

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