Sunday, April 02, 2017
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Bigelow News

You can be part of the Bigelow PTO Board – join us next year
Apr 01, 2017 11:01 am | From the PTO  [Back to top]

Is your child heading to Bigelow next year? Middle school is a very different experience for kids and parents so getting involved is a great way to stay connected with the school community! There are many PTO Board roles available for next year as well as committee chair positions and we would love to have representation from all the feeder school parents.

  • Co-Vice President Fundraising (Officer) (2)
  • Co-Secretary (Officer) (1)
  • Co-Treasurer (Officer) (1)
  • Co-President-Elect (2)
  • Nominating Committee Member (from the Ward district)
  • Nominating Committee Member (from the Lincoln-Eliot district)
  • Nominating Committee Member (from the Underwood district)
  • Nominating Committee Member (from the Mason-Rice district)
    * One of the Nominating Committee Members will serve as Nominating Chair

Please contact your Nominating Committee representatives or Tracy Carroll, Nominating Committee chair, for more information. Thank you!

Tracy Carroll –, 617-913-9332
Miriam Alandydy – (Lincoln-Eliot)
Una Simmons – (Underwood)
Beth Hicks – (Ward)

Big Night committee meeting on Thursday – all are invited!
Mar 31, 2017 12:21 pm | From the PTO  [Back to top]

If you want to help with the planning of the Bigelow Big Night Lual 2017, our next committee meeting will be Thursday, April 6th, at 7pm, at Beth Panella’s house, 5 Channing Road in Newton Center. Please contact Beth at for more information.

We still need donations to our silent auction. You can donate by clicking here or you can help by soliciting local businesses for a donation. Click here for a printable business solicitation letter and donation form.

We appreciate all your help!

Thank you,
Tammy McKenna and Beth Panella – your event co-chairs

School Committee 2017-2018 Budget Public Hearing
Mar 30, 2017 05:12 pm | From the PTO  [Back to top]

If you are concerned and would like to voice your opinion about the recently announced budget for upcoming school year, there will be a public hearing on the subject.

When: Tuesday, April 4, 2017, from 6:00pm – 6:30pm
Where: Education Center, 100 Walnut Street, Newton, MA, 02460, Room 210
More information: FY18 Proposed Budget

Parents and guardians of 8th graders: we need volunteers
Mar 29, 2017 09:06 am | From the PTO  [Back to top]

We’re rapidly approaching the end of the year with lots of exciting activities for our 8th graders. We need parents to volunteer to support our students as we successfully bring their 8th grade experience to the finish line.

Jessie Gilmartin will host an organizing meeting for interested volunteer parents and guardians of 8th graders at her home at 11 Garrison Street in Chestnut Hill, (617) 281-4535, on Sunday April 9th from 7:30 to 8:30 pm.  

Some volunteer opportunities include supporting the 8th grade graduation reception, the 8th grade dance, and supporting fundraising activities surrounding the 8th grade trips.    

We hope you can help!

Bigelow Middle School 2016-2017 Yearbook
Mar 29, 2017 08:01 am | From the PTO  [Back to top]

The 2016-2017 yearbook sale will start this week.  Yearbook order forms will be given out in homerooms.


Durable hard cover with original design by 8th grade artists
All-color pages
Price: $25
Deadline to order: April 13th
Payments: cash, check or online

Order online at   (Bigelow’s code: 1945917)

If you would rather pay by cash or check (payable to: Bigelow Middle School), please place payment in a sealed envelope with your child’s name and homeroom written on the front. Your child should give the envelope to their homeroom teacher.

Mark your calendars

Wed, Apr 4 – MCAS English Language Arts - Session 1
Thur, Apr 6 – MCAS English Language Arts - Session 2
Wed, Apr 12 – All City Band and Orchestra Concert
Fri, April 14 – Good Friday- No School
Mon, April 17-21 – Spring Break- No School
Thu, Apr 27 – Spring Play 7:00pm

View Full Calendar

Community News and Advertisements

If you're looking for news about the district, local educational and non-profit events, or services offered by local tutors, merchants, and other service providers, check out the Community Notes page maintained by the Newton PTO Council. 
Bigelow PTO Website 

Bigelow PTO Calendar

Bigelow Middle School



Bigelow Morning Announcements
PTO Newsletter Archives
Community Notes

Earlier Announcements

Big Night planning is going well – we still need your help!
Bigelow Bowls on Sunday, 04/02
Spring Sports at Bigelow: registration and info session this week
Spring Cleaning!
Bigelow Big Night Luau 2017 – Save the Date – May 20th  

Recent Community Notes

Spelling Bee winners
DigiGirlz Workshop
Career Exploration program Information Session
April Break soccer camp
April Break Leadership Workshop
Commemorating 50 Years of METCO in Newton
Upcoming Spring programs at Newton Cemetery

Contact Us


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

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