Sunday, December 03, 2017

Bigelow News

Bigelow Rock-n-Skate Night at the Warrior Rink

Friday, December 8th, 8-10pm, the Warrior Arena house DJ will be blasting your favorite tunes while you ice skate at the Boston Bruins new practice rink.

Say you are with Bigelow Middle School and the PTO will get $5 Back

Warrior Ice Arena
90 Guest Street, Brighton MA 02135
$10 Admission Includes Ice Skate Rental
Free validated garage parking
Concession stand will be open

Helmuts are suggested, bring your own, a limited number will be available to borrow.

Please note that this event is open to the general public. Bigelow volunteers will be there. You are responsible for your childs’ admission and transport. Families are welcome to come join the fun. There is a galley area for parents to gather and watch if they do not want to skate. Please share this message with friends and families.

For more information contact Una Simmons at

Ski and Snowboard Informational Meeting: 12/07

There will be an informational meeting about ski and snowboard trips on Thursday, 12/7 right after school for students (and any parents interested). The Ski and Snowboard Club will be running 3 trips this year, on Wednesdays: 1/10, 1/31 & 2/28.

For more information, please contact Mary Fitzgerald @

William Kamkwamba will be talking to students this Thursday

Thursday, December 7, 2017 there will be an All School Celebration of the book The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind, as part of Bigelow One School One Book Program. After a small group discussion in advisory along with other activities in the fall, the whole school will participate in a school-wide celebration of the book. The highlight of the day will be an author visit via Skype with William Kamkwamba. More information at:

The author visit via Skype with William Kamkwamba is sponsored by the Bigelow PTO thanks to all parents contributions.


The New England Percussion Ensemble will present at Bigelow this Tuesday

As part of the Bigelow CASC program, the New England Percussion Ensemble will present to all grades of Bigelow this coming Tuesday, December 5th.

The entire school will be treated to a performance by the unique New England Percussion Ensemble. They are nationally known for their highly energetic, educational and entertaining presentations. In their program, “Language of the Ancients”, the New England Percussion Ensemble will present a multicultural blend of music on percussive instruments from around the globe. With recreations of prehistoric log drums to the electric vibraphone the ensemble reaches across time and continents with a collection of rhythms and instruments from Africa, Europe, Asia, South America, and the United States.

The CASC programs, funded solely by the PTO, are made possible through PTO fundraising. Thank you for you support!

Save the Date for our Big Night: Bigelow-on-the-Charles

Big Night 2018: Saturday, March 24th – Bigelow-on-the-Charles at the Cambridge Boat Club.

This fundraising event is for adults in the Bigelow community to come together for a night of food, fun & cheer. There will be a DJ, a silent auction & more – all at the beautiful Cambridge Boat Club overlooking the Charles River.
Please contact Meredith Andrews @, if you would like to be involved in the organization of this fun event. The next meeting will be in January. We will be looking for silent auction donations. Be on the lookout for more information after the winter break. Thank you!

More about the Bigelow Big Night.

8th Grade – Dancing With The Stars

On Friday, December 22, 1:05-2:45pm, the 8th grade will hold their annual “Dancing With The Stars” performance in the gym. During the month of December, students learn ballroom dancing in their Physical Education classes, leading to this grand performance right before the December vacation. Parents (as well as students and staff) are invited to sit in the bleachers and spectate. To see your child in formal wear dancing the foxtrot is an event not to be missed!

Mark Your Calendars

  • Tue, Dec 05 - CASC Presentation: New England Percussion Ensemble 8:30am (details...)
  • Thu, Dec 07 - Author visit via Skype with William Kamkwamba 9:30am (details...)
  • Thu, Dec 07 - Early Release 11:30am
  • Fri, Dec 08 - Bigelow Rock-n-Skate Night the Warrior Rink 8:00pm (details...)
  • Thu, Dec 14 - METCO Potluck Winter Dinner 6:30pm
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