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“As You Like It” premiers this week!

Bigelow Drama’s Fall play, “As You Like It,” by Shakespeare, will be performed on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights 11/15-11/17. All shows at 7 PM. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for kids. Tickets will go on sale for students in the cafeteria at lunchtime starting Tuesday, November 13th and will be available at the door before the performances.

Before the show the Bigelow Pops will  be fundraising for new stage lights and upgraded light board.



Bake Sale Thank You

Thank you to all of you for your support of the Election Day Bake Sale, in support of the Class of 2019 end-of-year activities.  We raised close to $1000 and voters enjoyed all of your culinary creations.

We greatly appreciate the help of the all of you who baked items for the sale and to those of you who staffed the table during the election.

Thank you to the following Bigelow parents for baking and / or working at the bake sale: Ning Pan, Carol Pelon, Tripti Thomas-Travers, Heather Pozen, Meredith Andrews, Ellen Waldorf, Jennifer Weber, Jessica Gilmartin, Joana Canedo, Beth Secinaro, Michelle Freedman, Anna Olivella, Elsa Tsao, Lena Goodwin , Dinora Justice, Andrea Hemment, Shelagh Heurtebize, Sandra Kelley, Macy Tubman, Elsa Tsao, Sarah Rizzo, Carly Semerjian and anyone else we may have missed.

A special thanks goes also to the Bigelow custodians for their help before and after this event.

And lastly, a BIG thank you to Miriam Alandydy for organizing and running this event for us.

All the 8th Graders thank you!!!!


Parent/Teacher Conference registration opens tomorrow morning

Parents and Guardians may sign-up on-line for Parent-Teacher conferences beginning Tuesday, November 13, at 8:00 am, and continuing until Monday, January 28, 11:00 pm. Reservations are made on a first come, first served basis on the Virtual Paragon reservation system.

Parent-teacher conferences begin on November 27, 2018 and continue until January 29, 2019.

To schedule a conference with your child’s teachers or cluster, login to the Virtual Paragon website. You will then have to enter Bigelow’s master password before you enter the system. If you have questions or encounter any problems, please send an email to or call the School Office.

Parent-teacher conferences are organized by the school.  The PTO sponsors this convenient, on-line registration system, thank you to your continued support.


Get your tickets for our Celtics Night

The Bigelow PTO has arranged for a Bigelow Celtics Night at TD Garden on January 2nd! Join with your family and friends to cheer on the Celtics as they battle the Minnesota Vikings! 25 Lucky kids going to the game will be picked randomly for an exciting pre-game courtside activity! More information here: Bigelow Celtics Night 2019.

Get Your Tickets Here


Share your talents with the PTO to make our Big Night a success!

We need YOU to make Bigelow Big Night – the biggest FUNdRaising event of the year – a roaring success! The Big Night is going to take place on March 30th 2019 at the Cambridge Boat Club. Much of the event is already in place, so please offer a hand to lead the way or help out with the final planning.

All new and returning Bigelow families who want to get involved are welcome! If you would be interested in chairing or co-chairing or helping with the Bigelow Big Night please contact the PTO at  or Una Simmons Thank you!!!


Save the date: New Ginza Dinner

Pre-Thanksgiving dinner. Before you head out of town or start cooking for the holiday, order dinner from New Ginza or eat at the restaurant to support Bigelow PTO. When you purchase your meal, say you are from Bigelow and follow the restaurant’s instructions to have 20% of your meal’s price donated back to the Bigelow PTO.

New Ginza Dinner
Tuesday, November 20
65 Galen St, Watertown, MA 02472

Bigelow PTO will get 20%
More info to come!


Nursing Notes – Nov 2018: Diabetes

November is National Diabetes Awareness Month. Both type of diabetes affect millions in the US and around the world.

Familiarize yourself with the warning signs / symptoms of diabetes. Sometimes the symptoms are very obvious, and other times they are not.  Early detection and knowledge of the warning signs is your greatest weapon against the disease and its complications!

Download: Warning Signs of Diabetes

For more information, log onto,  or

Stay Healthy,

Sue Schy, Bigelow School Nurse


Mark Your Calendars

  • Tue, Nov 13 - Parent/Teacher Conference Registration Opens@ 8:00am details...
  • Wed, Nov 14 - School Council Meeting @ 3:00pm
  • Wed, Nov 14 - 7-8 grade Boys Basketball Informational Meeting @ 2:45pm details...
  • Thu, Nov 15 - Fall Play: "As You Like It" @ 7:00pm details...
  • Fri, Nov 16 - Fall Play: "As You Like It" @ 7:00pm details...
  • Sat, Nov 17 - Fall Play: "As You Like It" @ 7:00pm details...
  • Tue, Nov 20 - Restaurant Night @ New Ginza @ 5:00pm details...
  • Wed, Nov 21 - Grade 8 - Turkey Bowl @ 9:30am details...
  • Wed, Nov 21 - Early Release - Thanksgiving @ 11:30am
  • Thu, Nov 22 - Thanksgiving Recess

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