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Sunday, February 03, 2019

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Wednesday: Appreciation Luncheon

The Bigelow Teacher and Staff Appreciation Luncheon will be this Wednesday, February 6th, at the Library.

Please remember to drop off all items at the teacher’s lunchroom at Bigelow no later than 10:30 AM on Wednesday (perishables can be placed in the refrigerator there). 

YOU CAN STILL SIGN UP to donate or volunteer by clicking HERE.

  • It is most helpful if items are brought in disposable containers.
  • We ESPECIALLY need volunteers to help set up and break down. Set up is at 10:30am and clean up is at 2:30pm.

For more information or if you have any questions, please contact the Teacher Appreciation Chairs, Miriam Alandydy ( or Andrea Hemment (

Thank you again for helping us show our appreciation for our teachers and staff.


Join us at the Big Night Planning Meeting!

We will be meeting again on Tuesday, February 12, 7:30-8:30 p.m, at the home of Karen Markson, at 150 Hunnewell Ave.  We will continue our planning for Big Night, the biggest fundraiser for the Bigelow community, held this year on Saturday, March 30, 7:30-10:30 pm.
We cannot plan this event without your help. We need volunteers to fill many roles, both before the event and the night of the event.  We are looking for folks to help with everything from soliciting businesses to donate items for the silent auction to arriving early at the Cambridge Boat Club before the event to help decorate.
We ask for your participation so we can make this a successful fundraiser for the Bigelow community. Please join us and see how you can help!

Karen Markson and the Bigelow Big Night Committee


Congratulations to Bigelow Geography Bee champion

Congratulations to Bigelow Geography Bee champion Kiran and to all the students who participated in the competition on 01/29/2019! A special thank you to Newton Mayor Ruthanne Fuller for moderating this year’s Bee.

“I had a terrific time moderating the Bigelow Middle School’s annual Geography Bee along with Principal Todd Harrison on Tuesday morning. The school band played “We are the Champions” as the finalists walked-in. Take a look.”


New England Camp Fair – Sunday 2/10

The New England Camp Fair will hold its 4th annual event on Sunday, February 10, 2019 at Underwood  School from 11:30am – 2:30pm. Sponsored by the Underwood PTO, the Camp Fair is FREE and open to the public, and brings together camps serving kids ages 5-14.

Bring your camper(s) and engage with staff from 20+ premier day and sleepaway camps from Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine, and Connecticut. Participating camps run the gamut, including traditional day and overnight camps, sports camps, theater camps, computer camps, fencing camps, arts camps, as well as many other themed camps. 

Visit for a complete list of camps attending.

Parking and refreshments are also free! If you have any questions, feel free contacting the Underwood PTO at


Mark Your Calendars

  • Wed, Feb 06 - Early Release Day @ 11:30am details...
  • Wed, Feb 06 - Teacher Appreciation Luncheon @ 10:30am details...
  • Fri, Feb 08 - 6th Grade CASC Presentation: Author Greg Mone@ 8:30am details...
  • Tue, Feb 12 - Big Night Planning Meeting @ 7:30pm details...
  • Sun, Feb 10 - New England Camp Fair @ 11:30am details...
  • Feb 15-24 - Winter Vacation

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