A special thank you from the PTO to Big Night Chairperson Karen Markson, Una Simmons, Joana Canedo, and to all who contributed to the success of our event. We will share more details and photos during the week. Stay tuned!
On Tuesday, April 2, 2019 Superintendent David Fleishman will host a forum on the vaping epidemic among youth. The evening will include a panel of speakers providing health, wellness, and prevention education on the topic of vaping. Attorney General Maura Healey will provide the keynote for the event. Medical experts and NPS educators will provide information, insight, and education for families and community members. We do hope you will mark your calendar and join us for this very important event. To RSVP, please follow this link: https://goo.gl/forms/bvNsftl4K2RVAlGc2 Event details are below: When: Tuesday, April 2nd Time: 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Location: Newton South High School Auditorium (140 Brandeis Rd.)
If you would rather pay by cash or check (payable to: Bigelow Middle School), please place payment in a sealed envelope with the student’s name and homeroom written on the front. Your student should give the envelope to his/her homeroom teacher.
Each year three students are chosen as ambassadors to represent our school district for a statewide initiative called Project 351. We join other students from all 351 districts for a yearlong leadership and service program. Project 351 aims to “transform communities, elevate kindness, advance social justice, and gain the courage, compassion, and capabilities to lead change.” The Cradles to Crayons clothing drive is an annual part of this program.
This year the drive is from 3/27-4/5, so please clean out your closets and donate those gently used items to Cradles to Crayons, a wonderful, local organization. If you are able to do a little more, new socks, underwear, and pajamas are especially appreciated!
Brooke Brady, our own special education teacher at Bigelow, is training to run the Boston Marathon. She is committed to raising $5000 for the Newton Schools Foundation! Even though this week was Newton Public Schools’ February break, she took no days off!
As a native of Boston, she grew up watching the marathon as a spectator, cheering on the runners. Now, she will be a participant anticipating the crowd’s support, as she makes her way up Heartbreak Hill.
Message from Brooke “I am proud to have been chosen to run for Newton Schools Foundation. The Foundation supports new curricula and learning opportunities that foster high achievement for all students. “As a special educator in Newton for the past fifteen years, I have had the opportunity to strengthen my skills and see first hand the positive impact that these programs have on our students. The funds raised go directly to the professional development of the staff, and programs for the students.”
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