Sunday, March 25, 2018

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Thank You for a Great Night!

Thank you so much to everyone who came out last night to support Bigelow Big Night 2018, Bigelow-on-the-Charles!! It was a fabulous evening with amazing food and good company in the most perfect setting!

To Principal Harrison – we can’t thank you enough for your support, and for all you do for our children and community.

To the hardest working committee I know – this evening was a huge success due to your tireless energy and devotion to our kids’ school.

I would like to especially thank the following people who were instrumental in pulling off every last detail: Una Simmons, Joana Canedo, Niki Diller, Bid Lannery, James Bryant, Frannie Kervin, Kim Donlan, Dina Conlin, Amy Beckler, Barbara Campbell, Charyti Reiter, Aoife O’Dwyer, and Dave O’Rourke.

To everyone who donated and solicited items to the auction, donated food, drinks, or sponsorships, and participated in committee meetings, planning, set up and break down-thank you!

With the help of attendees, community supporters and sponsorships, we were able to raise $18,000!

Congratulations to all on a job well done!

Meredith Andrews
Big Night 2018 Chair-person

Big Night auction Items still available

We have a few wonderful auction items left. Please click here for a link to our auction catalog. If you are interested in any of the items, please email us at

Urban Improv to visit Bigelow 7th Graders this week

On Tuesday, March 27th, Urban Improv will perform 3 skits for our 7th graders that will focus on microaggessions to be followed by discussions with the students. Urban Improv is an organization whose mission is to strengthen young people’s social and emotional skills for every stage in life through dialogue, creativity and performance.

This program is funded by the PTO, thanks to the support and donations of our amazing community who believes in the purpose of our organization.


Tuesday: “Navigating the Cyber World”

This informative Parent Workshop is sponsored by Brown Middle School and the Middlesex Partnerships for Youth, Inc. – the outreach division of the Middlesex DA’s Office. It will take place on Tuesday, March 27 from 6:45-8:00pm in the Brown Auditorium.

Geared for parents, this workshop reviews the challenges that may arise through use of the Internet, social media and smart phones. It is important for parents to be aware of the popular apps, social media sites and programs used by youth online. This workshop explains the issues and possible consequences from cyber bullying, sexting and revealing identifying information to strangers. This event is offered to all Newton middle school parents.

When: Tuesday, March 27th 6:45-8:00 pm
Where: Brown Middle School Auditorium
Address: 125 Meadowbrook Rd, Newton

PTO Meeting: “Social and emotional health in Middle School”

Social and emotional health and well-being are essential to a successful middle school experience. But what should parents do when things aren’t going well? Dr. Jordanna L’Esperance, clinical and school psychologist at Bigelow Middle School, and Bigelow’s Counselors will discuss the resources available for students at Bigelow and within the Newton Community at the next PTO meeting on Wednesday, April 4, 7pm, at the Bigelow Library. Parents are encouraged to send questions prior to the evening to Dr. L’Esperance, or ask them during the meeting. Questions may be directed to her at  jordanna_l’

Skate Night at Warrior: 04/06

Get your friends together and go ice skating! The house DJ will be blasting your favorite tunes while you ice skate! It’s the new Boston Bruins new practice rink!

Skate Night at Warrior
Friday, April 4th, from 8pm to 10pm
Warrior Ice Arena
90 Guest Street, Brighton MA 02135
$10 Admission Includes Ice Skate Rental  ~ Concession stand will be open

Say you are with Bigelow Middle School and the school will get $5 back. Free validated garage parking. Helmets are suggested, bring your own, a limited number will be avail-\able to borrow. This event is open to the general public. Bigelow volunteers will be there. You are responsible for your child’s 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 and invite this message with friends and families.

For more information please contact Ms. Stephanie Dalfior at

Clothing Drive

Run by Project 351 & Cradles to Crayons, from March 19 to April 5.
Donate gently used and like-new clothing sizes 0-20 and adult small/medium to help over 300,000 children in Massachusetts. Drop off clothing in collection bins around the school. Thank you for your support!

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Earlier Announcements

Our Big Night at the Cambridge Boat Club is this Saturday!
New Water Fountain and Sound Panels in the Cafeteria
“A Midsummer Night’s Dream” for 8th Graders
Save the date: 04/04 – Social and emotional health in Middle School
Outreach Club and SEGA School for Girls Event  

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42 Vernon St.
Newton, MA 02458

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Mark Your Calendars

  • Tue, Mar 27 - Navigating the Cyber World @ 6:45pm details...
  • Wed, Mar 28 - 5th Grade Parents Night@ 6:15pm details...
  • Fri, Mar 30 - Good Friday - Recess
  • Wed, Apr 04 - Spring PTO Meeting - Social and emotional health@ 7:00pm details...
  • Wed, Apr 11 - All City Band & Orchestra Spring Concert @ 7:00pm
  • Fri, Apr 13 - Day of Silence
  • Apr 16-20 - Spring Vacation
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