Sunday, February 11, 2018

Bigelow News

Ms. Buttiglieri in the Massachusetts Hall of Fame for Science Educators

Congratulations to Mary Buttiglieri!  Bigelow’s 7th Grade science teacher was inducted into the Massachusetts Hall of Fame for Science Educators.

The Hall of Fame was founded in 1992 and has recognized 110 members.  Each member has had a long and distinguished career in science education in Massachusetts.

Interested to learn more? Read the complete article here:

Thank you for making the Teacher Appreciation Luncheon a success!

The teachers and staff at Bigelow enjoyed the wonderful lunch last Wednesday.

A warm thank you to all that contributed your time and delectable food to the Teacher Appreciation Lunch.

A special thank you to Magda Duchnowska and Beth Hicks for leading this effort for us.

And to all of you:

Albert Kurland, Alexandra Novina, Andrea Hemment, Anna Olivella, Anne Reenstierna, Aoife O’Dwyer, Beth Secinaro, Cindy Henry, Connie Tong, Debbie Fredberg, Deborah O’Rourke, Emlie Tucker, Heidi Gardner, Holly Georgiadis, Joanne Simpson , Judy Kelly, Judy Stern, Karen Manning, Karen Petrulakis, Katia Stavropoulos, Kelly Qian-Tsuchida, Kristin Golden, Laura Gainsboro, Macy Tubman, Maria Hanelin, Maria Howell, Marianna Lenskaya, Meredith Andrews, Michele Baxter, Miriam Alandydy, Rachel Zoob Hill, Rebecca Schmidt, Roberta Laredo, Shana Smythe, Shannon Flint, Teresa Carmona, Terri Bancroft, Tiffany Angel, Tracey Wolfsdorf, Tripti Thomas-Travers, Una Simmons, Wendy Kritzer, Xiaolei XU, Xujiang Wang.

Dishes, utensils, bags etc can be picked up from the kitchenette off of the library.

February is “Love Your Library” Month at Bigelow

Keeping the library collection new and exciting supports our goal to promote a love of reading throughout the Bigelow community. Consider donating a book in honor of a student or in recognition of a staff member through the Bound to Stay Bound Books. When a book is purchased through this website, it receives a special binding to help the book last longer, and it will include a nameplate with an honoree and donor inscription. Love the Bigelow Library by donating today. Thank your for your support!

Donate a book.

You can be a Big part of our Big Night: donate an auction item!

We still need a few items for our Big Night Silent Auction on March 24th at the Cambridge Boat Club. Can you donate an item for our fun, festive night?? Look here for some ideas.

If you have something to donate, please get your item in as soon as possible so we can post them on the event website. Gift Cards can be mailed or dropped off to the Bigelow PTO (Bigelow Middle School, 42 Vernon Street, Newton MA 02458) and bigger items dropped off to Una Simmons, 12 Willard Street, Newton, MA 02458.

Stay tuned for more information to come regarding Bigelow’s most exciting night!

Please contact Meredith Andrews, Big Night Committee Chairperson, at if you have any questions.

Mark Your Calendars

  • Fri, Feb 16 - Chinese New Year Parade
  • Feb 19-23 - Winter Vacation
  • Wed, Feb 28 - Ski and Snowboard Trip 3:00pm (details...)

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Highlights of the week

You’re Invited-Lunar New Year Party
Vacation Week Drop in Play Space

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Earlier Announcements

Early Release Day: Wednesday
Teacher Appreciation Luncheon – Call for volunteers and food contributions
February is “Love Your Library” Month at Bigelow
February is “Love Your Library” Month at Bigelow
Annual Appeal – Help us reach our goal  

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