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8th Grade Car Wash – Postponed to Monday 10/01

Does your car need the “Bigelow shine”? Let the 8th Grade Bigelow Class 2019 get it cleaned up for you! And if you are a little hungry, there will also be a bake sale.

New date: 

Monday, October 1st, 3pm – 4:30pm, in the Bigelow Parking Lot.  Cost: $10.  

All proceeds benefit the 8th grade end-of-year events. Stop by to clean your car, get a bite to eat and be entertained!

For 8th Grade Parents:  If you would like to donate items for the bake sale or help supervise the car wash, please sign up here:  Car Wash / Bake Sale Sign up


TEN Tables – consider hosting a dinner party

Saturday, November 3, 2017, is the Bigelow PTO TEN Tables progressive dinner!

We need Dinner Hosts and a Host for Appetizers!

Please consider opening your home to host the evening appetizer kick off or host a dinner. This event has been an enjoyable PTO fundraiser for many years at Bigelow. TEN Tables, formerly the Supper Stroll, is a progressive dinner and is held at several homes in succession on one night. A single course is served at each home. Everyone meets from 6:30-8pm at one house for drinks & light appetizers – perhaps cheese and crackers. There you receive your dinner hosts address. You then leave and go to dinner (with 6-12 other guests) from 8-10pm at your dinner hosts’ house. At 10pm everyone meets at Sandra and Kevin Kelley’s house for the dessert portion of the evening.

Tips for the TEN Tables Dinners
1. Cook what you love! OR Order out and serve from your favorite restaurant!
2. Join together:  one household cooks while the other hosts the dinner.
3. Choose recipes that can be made ahead and kept warm until guests arrive.
4. Buffet style works for dinners as does sit-down.
5. If your family is new to Bigelow, this is a great time to get to know more people!
6. The PTO can help you if you need guidance or advice. Don’t hesitate to contact us!

Please contact Una Simmons at or if you would like to host part of this fun evening or if you have any questions. Thank you!!!


Bigelow Directories are ready!

Please come pick up your pre-ordered copy of the Bigelow Family Directory at Back to School Night, Thursday, October 4th, from 6:30pm to 7pm, near the front door.

If you have not ordered one, a limited number of copies will be available to be purchased with cash, for $20.00. Come early to get yours!

All parents, guardians and faculty at Bigelow have access to the Online Directory at all times.


It’s time to be outside: parents volunteers welcome

Laps at Lunch will start October 1st and parents are welcome to be a part of it. This is a great program designed by Bigelow to give students a daily opportunity to get outside for movement and fresh air. It allows students to walk laps around the inside perimeter of Burr Park once they’re done with their lunches in the cafeteria. Would you like to help? If interested please contact Mary Fitzgerald (physical education teacher) at: More about the program here.


All invited to FORJ 2018-19 kick-off meeting on October 2

The first FORJ meeting of the year will be on Tuesday, October 2, 7:30-9:00 p.m., at the Angier Elementary School, 1697 Beacon St, Waban, MA 02468.  FORJ, a parent-led group in Newton, has been working for the last two years with Newton Public Schools as part of the district’s commitment to creating welcoming, supportive, and safe communities for all. Last year the work was focused in our elementary schools and this year will expand to our middle and high schools.


PTO Meeting Minutes

The link to Bigelow PTO’s Fall Meeting Minutes is available on the PTO website. Here is the schedule for the next meetings:

January 10 – Winter PTO Meeting (Meet the Superintendent and a school council member)
April 11 – Spring PTO Meeting (guest speaker)
June 10 – Annual PTO Meeting (Election of the Board and Budget vote)


Did you Know? – Bigelow is on Twitter

Students and the whole school community can get up-to-the-minute updates on clubs, sports, and other Bigelow events by following the school @BulldogWoofs on Twitter.  You can read the Twitterfeed on the Bigelow website, or click on the blue button to “Follow Us” on Twitter.

By following @BulldogWoofs, families can get timely notifications sent right to their cellphones, tablets and computers! This is a great way to keep informed of meetings for new clubs, changes in sports practices and contests, upcoming events, and much much more.


Mark Your Calendars

  • Mon, Oct 01 - NEW DATE for the Grade 8 Car Wash @ 3:00pm details...
  • Wed, Oct 03 - Grade 7 "C" Field Trip details...
  • Thu, Oct 04 - METCO Meeting @ 6:00pm details...
  • Thu, Oct 04 - Directory Distribution @ 6:30pm details...
  • Thu, Oct 04 - Back to School Night@ 7:00pm details...
  • Thu, Oct 04 - Grade 7 "D" Field Trip details...
  • Mon, Oct 08 - COLUMBUS DAY - No school
  • Wed, Oct 10 - Grade 7 Open House @ 8:00am details...
  • Thu, Oct 11 - Grade 8 Open House @ 8:00am details...
  • Fri, Oct 12 - Grade 6 Open House@ 8:00am details...
  • Fri, Oct 12 - Grade 6 Ice Cream Social (STUDENTS ONLY)@ 3:00pm details...

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Newton, MA 02458

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