Sunday, May 06, 2018

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Math MCAS this week

MCAS tests continue this week. The sixth and seventh grade take the Math MCAS test on Monday and Tuesday, May 7-8, and the eighth grade takes their Math MCAS test this Wednesday and Thursday, May 9-10.

We want all of the students to approach these assessments in a positive and confident frame of mind. Your help makes a huge difference. Here are a few tips:

  • Words of encouragement to your child are especially helpful before the assessments and on the day of it.
  • Please make sure your child gets a good night’s sleep prior to each test, a healthy breakfast on the morning of each test, and that he or she arrives to school on time.
  • Bringing a water bottle or purchasing a bottle of water in the school store in the morning is also recommended.

The final test, the Science/Technology/Engineering MCAS test, will be given to the eighth grade only on May 17.

Mon, 05/07 Day 2 Grade 6 Paper-based
Grade 7 Computer-based
Session 1 2 hours
Tue, 05/08 Day 3 Grade 6 Paper-based
Grade 7 Computer-based
Session 2 2 hours
Wed, 05/09 Day 4 Grade 8 Computer-based Session 1 2 hours
Thu, 05/10 Day 5 Grade 8 Computer-based Session 2 2 hours


Fall Play Info Session

The Fall Play Info Session will be held next Thursday, May 10, at 2:45-3:30.
The following week there will be an Audition Workshop:
“Performing Shakespeare”. Thursday, May 17, from 3-5pm.

Please contact Jaime Alberts for more information:

Thank you for Beautifying Bigelow

THANK YOU to all of the Bigelow parents, students, faculty and friends who turned out last Sunday for Newton Serves Da! It was a hardworking group of volunteers who braved the rain and worked enthusiastically.
They beautified the grounds with mulch and constructed new railings to protect the flower beds at the front entrance of the school. A special shout-out to our fearless leaders Audrey Weissborn and Andrew Hargens, and to the many students and their parents who helped.

Happy Spring!

Let’s get our kids outside!!! Parents volunteers wanted

Laps at Lunch is back! This is a great program designed 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.


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Calling all 8th grade parents!
Bigelow Middle School 2017-2018 Yearbook
Bigelow students at the ADL Youth Congress
MCAS this week.
Thursday: “Marian, or The True Tale of Robin Hood”  

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Mark Your Calendars

  • May 07-08 - Math MCAS - 6th and 7th Grades details...
  • May 09-10 - Math MCAS - 8th Grade details...
  • Tue, May 22 - Bigelow’s Civics Day@ 8:30am details...
  • Wed, May 23 - Band Concert@ 7:00pm
  • Mon, May 28 - Memorial Day - Recess
  • May 30 - June 1 - Grade 8 Overnight Trips details..
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