Sunday, December 17, 2017


Bigelow News

Big Night 2018: planning has started

Please consider participating in the planning of the Big Night, the Bigelow PTO’s biggest social and fundraising event of the year. We need all the help we can get from our amazing community to make our Big Night 2018 a big success!

The first planning committee meeting of 2018 will take place on Monday, January 8th.

We will be discussing ways parents can help and volunteer, how to get silent auction items donations, and food donations for the evening.

Please contact committee chairperson, Meredith Andrews, at  or if you would like to be involved. Thank you in advance for your support of this event.

And be on the lookout in the new year for the Big Night 2018: Bigelow-on-the-Charles packet. This will have information about the fun night the planning committee is organizing for the Bigelow (adult) community. Included will be information about tickets, silent auction donations and more.

The PTO Board is very grateful to Meredith Andrews for chairing the event this year!

7th Annual Eighth Grade Ballroom Dance Exhibition

We would LOVE for you to join us at our . . .

7th Annual Eighth Grade Ballroom Dance Exhibition
Bigelow’s “Dancing With The Stars”
Friday, December 22, 2017 in the
Bigelow Gymnasium
Time 2:00-2:45

Come watch the 8th grade students perform the Swing and Merengue in their finest attire!!!!!

Newton Free Library Gift List

From Patty Summa, Bigelow Librarian

Dear Parents,

Below is a link to the Newton Free Library Gift List that was created for students and families interested in purchasing books during this holiday season. The link brings user to the Bigelow Library page with all the books and their summaries. Please feel free to share with all the Bigelow families.

Link to the Newton Free Library Gift List

Thank you!

Patty Summa
Bigelow Librarian

Thanks to your support, we raised for the school!

Thank you to all that had dinner at New Ginza on November 22nd. The Bigelow Community came out in full force and it was a busy night at the restaurant. Almost $400 was raised for the PTO!
And thanks to the big turn out at the Warrior’s rink, we had 150 Bigelow people and made $750.
All the money raised for the PTO goes towards the school and our students. Please see here.

Geography Bee 2018

The Geography Bee is coming soon. All students will take the qualifying quiz in homebase next Wednesday, December 20.  The top students on this qualifying quiz may then take another quiz to determine the finalists for the school championship, which will be on Jan. 30.

Mark Your Calendars

  • Fri, Dec 22 - Grade 8 Ballroom Dancing 2:00pm  (details...)
  • Dec 23 - Jan 1 - December Recess
  • Tue, Jan 02 - Students first day back from break
  • Mon, Jan 08 - Big Night Committee Meeting 7:00pm (details...)
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Earlier Announcements

Thank you to all that came out for the First Bigelow Skate Night!
Wellesley Social Media Parent Survey
8th Grade – Dancing With The Stars
Ski and Snowboard Informational Meeting – 12/11
FORJ/RCI Meeting – December 20th  

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Newton, MA 02458

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