View this email in your browser

Monday, January 14, 2019

In this issue


Useful Links


Bigelow News

Big Night planning under way – join us!

Dear Bigelow parents and friends,
I hope you can join me at my home (150 Hunnewell Ave)  Tuesday, January 15, from 7:30-8:30 p.m., to discuss Big Night planning!
There are so many ways to get involved. It can be anything from spending an hour to pick up donated auction items to being in charge of coordinating the set up volunteers on the night of the event.
The Big Night Committee is grateful for any involvement, no matter what it is, as so many folks are needed to help with this most important fundraiser for Bigelow.
Please feel free to email me at if you have any questions and I hope to see you on Tuesday!
Karen Markson 


Steps at Lunch is Back

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, whenever it’s a nice day.  If interested please contact Mary Fitzgerald (physical education teacher) at: about the program here.


Underwood Owl Courtyard – Brick Campaign

Orders due by January 31, 2019

Be a lasting part of the Underwood Owl Courtyard with a personalized commemorative brick! Located next to the school by the Underwood blacktop (see below), former, current and future Underwood families will be able to see your words of support and appreciation every day when you engrave a brick for our Owl Courtyard. Bricks purchased in the winter of 2018 will be placed during the spring of 2019. Funds raised will continue to fund our Creative Arts and Science Program as well as keeping up with technology changes.

Together, we will craft a beautiful patio to commemorate the diverse Underwood community and create a courtyard to congregate for years to come! 

Click here for more information and to order your bricks


Postural Screening Program

The Bigelow Postural Screening will be January 22nd for students whose parents choose to have the screening. If you would like the school nurse to look at your child, please contact Nurse Schy:

Massachusetts General Laws (M.G.L. c.71, s.57) require that all public school students in grades five through nine be screened annually for the early detection of spinal problems. This is not a diagnostic service but a screening program to identify children who should have further medical evaluation.

The screening consists of observations of the student’s back when standing and bending forward and will be done by a school nurse or Physical Education, Health and Wellness teacher. If your child has any unusual findings, you will be notified and asked to have your child seen by a health care provider. For more information, contact Nurse Schy:


Mark Your Calendars

  • Tue, Jan 15 - Big Night Planning Meeting @ 7:30pm details...
  • Mon, Jan 21 - Martin Luther King Day - No School
  • Tue, Jan 22 - Chorus - Dress rehearsal @ 2:00pm details...
  • Tue, Jan 22 - PTO Meeting with Superintendent Fleishman and members of the School Committee @ 7:00pm details...
  • Wed, Jan 23 - 7th Grade CASC Presentation: “Perseus and Medusa”@ 8:30am details...
  • Wed, Jan 23 - Chorus Winter Concert @ 7:00pm details...
  • Thu, Jan 24 - Concert Band & Symphonic Band Concerts@ 7:00pm details...
  • Tue, Jan 29 - Geography Bee - School-wide Championship @ 8:20am details...
  • Thu, Jan 31 - Orchestra & Jazz Band Concerts @ 7:00pm details...
  • Tue, Feb 05 - Chinese New Year details...
  • Wed, Feb 06 - Early Release Day @ 11:30am details...
  • Wed, Feb 06 - Teacher Appreciation Luncheon @ 10:30am details...

Community News and Advertisements

Highlights of the week

10 Traits of Effective Parents in Special Education

FORJ Family friendly meeting with pizza ans socializing

If you're looking for more news about the district, local, educational and non-profit events, or services offered by local tutors, merchants, and other service providers, update your profileto receive Weekly Community Notes, sent on Wednesdays. You can also check out the Community Notes page maintained by the Newton PTO Council. 
The information provided in Bigelow PTO Notes is sent as a service to the Bigelow community. Publication of, and/or links to, any item of the Bigelow PTO Notes does not reflect an endorsement or vetting by the Bigelow PTO or its Board Members. It is the reader’s responsibility to verify and authenticate all references for any information or link posted. All information presented is deemed accurate at the time of posting and is subject to change.

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

Add us to your address book


The Bigelow PTO sends emails to parents and guardians of Bigelow Middle School students and to the school's teachers and staff.

update your preferences | unsubscribe

This email was sent to <<Email Address>>
why did I get this?    unsubscribe from this list    update subscription preferences
Bigelow Middle School PTO · 42 Vernon St. · Newton, MA 02458 · USA