Sunday, October 29, 2017

Bigelow News

Supper Stroll: Please join us! We hope to see you!

Please contact Una Simmons at if you have registered for the Supper Stroll but have not received a corresponding email after registering.

Supper Stroll Registration is still open! Please reserve your seat here. Only 10 seats left!

You must register to secure your seat. This event is very popular and it is expected to sell out.

Register here.

The Supper Stroll  is a progressive dinner and is held at several homes in succession on one night. A single course is served at each home. At the first home everyone gathers for appetizers, you then go to a second home for dinner with 8-12 people, then everyone meets again to finish the night with desserts at a third house. The Supper Stroll has been an enjoyable fundraiser for many, many years. Adults in the Bigelow Community are welcome to participate.

Please join us! We hope to see you!

Saturday, November 4th, 6pm-11:30pm

Appetizers      6-8pm – The Mattioli Residence
Dinners           8-10pm – Assorted Residences*
Dessert         10-11:30pm – The Kelley Residence*

*Guests will be given their dinner & the dessert address locations at the Mattiloli’s.

Get your tickets here.


A Big thank you to all the families who have generously opened their homes to host a dinner for our evening.

If you have any questions, please contact Una Simmons at or

More information here

PartyLite Candle Sale

Just in time for the upcoming holidays, we are selling a variety of  candles and scented sticks as a fundraiser for student programs at Bigelow.

On Friday, October 27, students took home packets with photos and descriptions of the products on sale, and an order form.

All orders should be returned to the main office by November 9, with checks payable to Bigelow Middle School. Delivery is usually in 2-3 weeks and all orders are shipped directly to the student’s home address. Or if an out-of-state relative makes an order, we can arrange to ship it directly to their address.

More information here.

Top selling students will win prizes and be entered in a raffle for a grand prize. Check out here.

Fragrant samples are available in the school main office.  Stop by for a sniff!

Sponsored by the Bigelow Middle School and the Bigelow PTO.

Ward Elementary celebrates Amy Broder on November 14th

Save the Date!

Ward Elementary celebrates Amy Broder on November 14th from 7pm-9pm at the Durant-Kenrick house, 286 Waverly Ave. Amy is retiring after 26 years teaching at Ward. Come by anytime to wish her well and to say good bye. Parking on Waverly Ave(even side) and Kenrick St only.

As a tribute to the many traditions Amy started at Ward, we would love for families to bring their Hero/Shero project to the celebration. If you cannot attend on the 14th but would be willing to loan your Hero/Shero to the party, please contact Jen Rugani at

Save the date: New Ginza Dinner

New Ginza Dinner
Tuesday, November 21st
Order in, Take out or Delivery
Bigelow PTO will get 20%
More Info to come!

PTO Meeting Minutes

We had our first PTO meeting of the year on October 18th.  Click here to read a summary of what we talked about. A copy of the full meeting minutes is posted on the Meeting Minutes page of PTO website.

Mark your calendars for our next meetings:

Winter Meeting: 01/11/18
Spring Meeting: 04/04/18
Annual Meeting: 06/06/18

Mark Your Calendars

  • Thu, Nov 02 - Early Release 11:30am (details...)
  • Fri, Nov 03 - Student-Faculty Soccer Game 3:00pm
  • Sat, Nov 04 - Bigelow Supper Stroll 7:00pm (details...)
  • Tue, Nov 07 - Election Day Bake Sale 
  • Tue, Nov 07 - Jazz Band Concert 7:00pm
  • Thu, Nov 09 - Grade 6 Parent Orientation Evening 7:00pm (details...)
  • Fri, Nov 10 - Veterans Day (observed)

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Girls Basketball registration is now open

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Earlier Announcements

Notes about the PTO Meeting
All-School Dance: Friday, 10/27
Coming this Friday: Candles for the holidays
Bigelow ADL Peer Training Program
Families Organizing for Racial Justice (FORJ)  

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Newton, MA 02458

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