Sunday, August 20, 2017

Bigelow News

Attention – Change of date to pick up school supply kits
Aug 18, 2017 03:59 pm | From the PTO  [Back to top]

Please note a change of date to pick up your SchoolKidz supply kits!

For those families that ordered their school supplies through School Kidz, there is a backlog in their warehouse that has led to a delay in delivery of the school supply kits. We are working diligently with the company to make sure that the kits are delivered during the first week of school and with Bigelow teachers to make sure this does not affect the start of the academic year.
As of now, you or your child will be able to pick up your ordered school supplies between Wed Sept 6 and Fri Sept 8. Further details will be provided closer to the start of school.

We apologize for this inconvenience and thank you for your understanding.


6th Grade orientation and social
Aug 18, 2017 03:00 pm | From the PTO  [Back to top]


From the school office­

All 6th graders are invited to a special grade 6 orientation and ice cream social on Tuesday, August 29, from 9:00am to 10:30am.

Students should report to the auditorium and from there they will visit their homerooms, meet other homeroom classmates, receive their schedules, tour classrooms and get refreshments and time to socialize.

Parents may drop off their children or may gather in the library for some coffee and socializing of their own during this orientation.

Sixth graders who are unable to attend this optional event and 7th and 8th graders are welcome to visit the school with a parents or adult during the week of August 29th to September 1st, 8:30am to 3:00pm, to find the location of their homerooms.

If you ordered school supplies with the PTO, they will be available to pick up the following week, as school starts. More information here.

Let’s get our Directory ready for the new school year
Aug 18, 2017 02:19 pm | From the PTO  [Back to top]

Please help the Bigelow PTO provide a comprehensive family directory for our community.

Your family information needs to be confirmed or updated by September 10th, so it shows correctly in the printed version. Parents that do not update their data will be displayed as entered.

The online directory is open to all Bigelow families at all times, and it’s important that it’s information is accurate.

To make sure your family’s contact information is in the directory, please follow one of these two steps:

Thank you!

Please reserve your copy of the directory here. Printed directories will be distributed on Back to School Night (October, 5th).

Bigelow PTO Membership
Aug 18, 2017 09:31 am | From the PTO  [Back to top]

All Bigelow Middle School parents & guardians are members of the PTO. Dues are voluntary, but they help fund enrichment materials for classrooms, teacher appreciation events, and much more.

Suggested PTO dues are $20 and they include one paper copy of our Family Directory. Additional directories are available for $15. All contributions in excess of the benefit received ($15 per directory) are tax-deductible. Directories will be available at Back to School Night, October 5th.

You can pay by clicking HERE or mailing in a paper dues form (download HERE).

Directory Sponsors
Aug 18, 2017 09:12 am | From the PTO  [Back to top]

We are looking for sponsors for our printed directory, which will be distributed to over 300 Bigelow families. Do you know anyone who would like to insert an ad in the back page? Please contact Thank you!

All School Picnic – Save the date
Aug 18, 2017 09:00 am | From the PTO  [Back to top]

Please mark your calendars for the All School Picnic on Thursday, September 14th, 5:30 PM – 7 PM at Burr Park (in case of inclement weather we will move to the cafeteria and the gym). There will be a food truck and lots of fun as we come together as a school community to reconnect with old friends and make new ones. More information to come!

6th Grade Parents Potluck – Save the Date 09/22
Aug 18, 2017 07:19 am | From the PTO  [Back to top]

The 6th Grade Parents Potluck is a wonderful, low-key, no-stress opportunity to meet with other 6th grade parents and build a community for the next 3 years of middle school!

PLEASE NOTE THE NEW DATE: September 22nd, 7pm

Please bring your own beverage(s) and if your child’s last name begins with:

A – E    Please bring a dessert
F – L     Please bring a main dish
M – R   Please bring a side dish or salad
S – Z    Please bring an appetizer

Please note: This is an adult only evening.

If you have any questions or concerns please send an email to

Parent Handbook available online
Aug 18, 2017 06:13 am | From the PTO  [Back to top]

From the 2017-2018 Bigelow Parent Handbook

The Bigelow Parent Handbook is online at our website ( It is filled with important information about Bigelow and the upcoming school year. Please read it carefully, especially the information about our core values, operation, and policies. In particular, all sixth grade and new students are required to read our Rules and Regulations and our Safe Busing Checklist. If your child is a sixth grader or new, please make sure that he or she reads these pages before school begins, and that you review this information with him or her. School supply lists for each grade level are printed in the back. Enclosed is a helpful page from the Parent Handbook for parents, “Guidelines for Parents,” about whom to contact when you have a question or concern.

Download the 2017-2018 Bigelow Parent Handbook here.

Cross Country – Sign Up Meeting for 2017 Season
Aug 17, 2017 06:36 am | From the PTO  [Back to top]

From Patty Summa – Bigelow X-Country Coach

Wednesday, September 6, 2017
Bigelow M.S. Library
2:45  p.m. – 3:15 p.m.

If your child is interested in participating in cross country, make sure that he/she has an updated physical on file with the school nurse.  Updated means within the past 12 months. Please email Coach Summa if  you have questions.

Please visit the Bigelow X-Country website for more information

Mark Your Calendars

Tues, Aug 29 - 6th Grade Orientation
Tues, Sep 5 - First Day of School
Thu, Sep 14 - All School Picnic 
Fri, Sep 22 - 6th Grade Parents Potluck
Tue, Sep 26 - 6th Grade Parents Breakfast
Wed, Sep 27 - Early release - 11:30am
Thu, Sep 28 - 8th Grade Car Wash 

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