Sunday, November 26, 2017

Bigelow News

Jazz Band Concert

This Tuesday, November 28th, at 7pm. Come see the first Jazz Band Concert of the year at the Bigelow Auditorium!

Parent-Conference Reservations
Parent-teacher conferences are coming up soon in December 2017-January 2018.  You may sign-up on-line for these conferences beginning Tuesday, November 28, at 8:00 am, and continuing until Monday, December 18, 11:00 pm. Reservations are made on a first come, first served basis on the Virtual Paragon reservation system. 
To schedule a conference with your child’s teachers or cluster, login to the Virtual Paragon website.
For the password and for more details about the dates and information about the conferences, please see the email from Principal Todd Harrison on November 17.

Picture Day

School Picture retakes and Panoramic Class Pictures will be taken on Tuesday, November 28th.

8th Grade – NYC field trip forms due

All 8th Grade students who take Spanish, Chinese, Italian, or who do not take a world language at Bigelow received a packet of information and forms on 11/14. These forms and an initial non-refundable deposit are due back by Tuesday, November 28, 2017. Please complete and return the forms and deposit to your child’s homebase teacher by Tuesday, November 28, 2017. If you have any questions about the trip, please contact Mr. Harrison or the grade 8 counselor, Jessica Pierce.

Bigelow Rock-n-Skate Night at the Warrior Rink

On 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.
$10 Admission Includes Ice Skate Rental
Helmuts are suggested, bring your own, a limited number will be available to borrow.

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

Warrior Ice Arena
90 Guest Street, Brighton MA 02135
Free validated garage parking
Concession stand will be open

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.

Support us when you shop on Cyber Monday

If you are buying your gifts and holiday essentials online on Cyber Monday, you can support our school and our students. Go to and Amazon donates to Bigelow Middle School PTO.

The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to the customer’s selected charitable organization.

Mark Your Calendars

  • Tue, Nov 28 - Conference Sing-up 8:00am (details...)
  • Tue, Nov 28 - School Picture Retakes and Panorama Photos (details...)
  • Tue, Nov 28 - 8th Grade - NYC field trip forms due (details...)
  • Tue, Nov 28 - Jazz Band Concert  7:00pm
  • Thu, Dec 07 - Author visit via Skype with William Kamkwamba 9:30am (details...)
  • Thu, Dec 07 - Early Release 11:30am (details...)
  • Fri, Dec 08 - Bigelow Rock-n-Skate Night 8:00pm to 10:00pm (details...)
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