We are fortunate that we have a number of volunteers who have generously offered their time to help on the night of the event. However, we are still in need of a few folks to help out that night: setting up, selling raffle tickets and breaking down. Please find below the link for the sign up sheet; we hope that we can fill this need which will help make Big Night successful!
At Bigelow, students have the opportunity to get outside, enjoy the sun and see the first signs of spring at lunch time thanks to “Steps at Lunch”, a great program designed by school teachers. Parents and guardians in the Bigelow community can help out! Just volunteer for one hour to supervise students as they walk in front of the school. It is a pleasure to see all the smiling faces happy to be outside as they get ready for another round of classes! If interested please contact Mary Fitzgerald (physical education teacher) at: Mary_Fitzgerald@newton.k12.ma.us. More about the program here.
On Tuesday, April 2, 2019 Superintendent David Fleishman will host a forum on the vaping epidemic among youth. The evening will include a panel of speakers providing health, wellness, and prevention education on the topic of vaping. Attorney General Maura Healey will provide the keynote for the event. Medical experts and NPS educators will provide information, insight, and education for families and community members. We do hope you will mark your calendar and join us for this very important event. To RSVP, please follow this link: https://goo.gl/forms/bvNsftl4K2RVAlGc2 Event details are below: When: Tuesday, April 2nd Time: 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Location: Newton South High School Auditorium (140 Brandeis Rd.)
On March 28, the the working group who is in charge of hiring the new food services management company for Newton schools will be interviewing representatives from Sodexo and Whitsons (the two companies that sent proposals) in order to determine which vendor we will be moving forward with once the current contract with Sodexo expires later this year.
While the interview is not open to the public, Matthew Miller, from the School Committee, feels that the parent/student/community voice needs to be heard. As such, they have assembled a form to collect questions.
Bigelow will celebrate Earth Day, Monday, April 22nd, with a special advisory activity proposed by a Student-led Earth Day Committee, counseled by 8th Grade Science teacher Ms. Hoffman.
This upcycling-project activity will involve converting recycled materials into flowers or other crafts. The best projects will be on display in the office and library.
The Earth Day committee is asking students to bring in materials for the project, such as: cardboard egg cartons, plastic water bottles, other items that may be useful (e.g. large yogurt container). If parents can donate a few extra tools and materials, they would be very helpful: scissors, clear tape, and colored sharpie markers.
Students can take the materials to their homeroom in the next weeks.
Mark Your Calendars
Mon, Mar 25 - Bigelow Spring Drama - mandatory workshop 2 @ 3:00pm details...
Wed, Mar 27 - 5th Grade Parents Night @ 6:15pm details...
Thu, Mar 28 - CPR and first aid for kids @ 3:00pm details...
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