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Ten Tables: Registration is Open!

You are invited to a fun evening with Bigelow families and staff!

Registration is now open! Please reserve your seats here. 

TEN Tables is a progressive dinner and is held at several homes in succession on one night. A single course is served at each home. At the first home everyone gathers for appetizers, you then go to a second home for dinner with 8-12 people, then everyone meets again to finish the night with desserts at a third house. TEN Tables, formerly known as Supper Stroll,  has been an enjoyable fundraiser for many, many years. Adults in the Bigelow Community are welcome to participate.

Come! We hope to see you!

Saturday, November 3rd, 6:30pm-11:30pm

Appetizers 6:30-8pm – The O’Rourke Residence
Dinners 8-10pm* – Assorted Residences
Dessert 10-11:30pm* – The Kelley Residence

*Guests will be given their dinner & the dessert address locations at the O’Rourke’s.

Get your tickets here.


A Big thank you to all the families who have generously opened their homes to host a dinner for our evening. We still need a few dinner hosts – please consider hosting and contributing to this great event!

If you have any questions, please contact Una Simmons at or

More information here


Open House and Parent Coffees

Classrooms in each grade will be open one morning for parents to visit during this week.   Wednesday, October 10, is open house for grade 7 classes. The day begins at 8 am with coffee in the library for seventh grade parents, and then parents are welcome to visit seventh grade classes until 11:00 am.  Thursday, October 11, is open house for eighth grade parents.  Coffee will be served for eighth grade parents at 8 am in the library, and then eighth grade classrooms are open until 10:52 am for parents to visit.  The sixth grade open house is on Friday, October 12.  Again, coffee will be served at 8 am in the library, and then parents may attend sixth grade classes in the morning until 10:52 am.   Please bring a copy of your child’s schedule so that you know which classrooms to visit, and please attend only the classrooms of the grade open on each designated day.


Family Directory: Did you get yours?

Bigelow Family Directories were distributed last Thursday on Back to School Night. If you didn’t get your pre-ordered copy, please e-mail to arrange how to pick it up.


Big Thank You to the 8th grade volunteers and the Bigelow Community

Thanks to everyone who came out to support the 8th Grade Car Wash and Bake Sale on Monday, despite of the rainy weather! Lots of cars got washed and lots of treats were eaten. Fun was had by all and we raised very close to $600 for eighth grade activities and scholarships. Special thanks to all the eighth grade volunteers, as well as parents and guardians that helped out.

Also a huge thanks to the Bigelow community for supporting our efforts – with a special shout out to Mr. Harrison and Mr. Mogensen, who were spotted washing cars, and Mrs. Morrow who organized our 8th graders to help out. Many thanks to the 8th Grade Committee co-chairs, Miriam Alandydy, Jessica Gilmartin, Jennifer Weber, as well as Heather Pozen, for organizing the car wash and the bake sale.


Bigelow Flu Clinic on October 24

The BIGELOW  flu vaccination clinic will be on Wednesday, October 24, 2018. Each student to be vaccinated must have a parent/guardian complete two forms:
1. Consent/Screening form
2. Vaccine administration record/Insurance form.

Forms are available in the school nurse’s office (if needed in a different language, please ask your school nurse). They may also be downloaded at You may electronically complete the form, print, sign and return. Forms are due to the school nurse by Monday, October 22, 2018. More information here.


Mark Your Calendars

  • Mon, Oct 08 - COLUMBUS DAY - No school
  • Wed, Oct 10 - Grade 7 Open House @ 8:00am details...
  • Thu, Oct 11 - Grade 8 Open House @ 8:00am details...
  • Fri, Oct 12 - Grade 6 Open House@ 8:00am details...
  • Fri, Oct 12 - Grade 6 Ice Cream Social (STUDENTS ONLY)@ 3:00pm details...
  • Wed, Oct 24 - Picture Day@ 8:30am details...
  • Wed, Oct 24 - Flu Clinic @ 8:30am details...
  • Fri, Oct 26 - All School Dance@ 6:30pm details...
  • Thu, Nov 01 - Early Release Day@ 11:30am details...
  • Thu, Nov 01 - One School, One Book Whole School Celebration for Full Cicada Moon @ 8:30am details...
  • Fri, Nov 02 - Student-Faculty Soccer Game @ 3:00pm details...
  • Sat, Nov 03 - Ten Tables: Bigelow Fall Social @ 6:30pm details...

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