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Sunday, December 16, 2018

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Happy Holidays

And save the date for events coming up after the December break:

Celtics Game Night – Wed, 01/2/19 – 8:00 pm details
Just Think: Teens Making Smart Choices Expo – Tue, 01/08/19 – 5:00-7:30 pm details
Big Night Planning Meeting – Tue, 01/15/19 – 7:00 pm details
Martin Luther King Day – No School – Mon, 01/21/19
PTO Meeting with Superintendent & School Committee – Tue, 01/22/19 – 7:00 pm details
Chorus Winter Concert – Wed, 01/23/19 – 7:00 pm details
Band Winter Concert – Thu, 01/24/19 – – 7:00 pm details


Grade 8 Ballroom Dance

On Friday, December 21, from 1:55pm to 2:45pm, the 8th grade will hold their annual “Dancing With The Stars” performance in the gym. The 8th graders have been working hard to learn their Foxtrot and Tango steps in Physical Education classes, and will be putting on a display of their footwork just before the vacation begins.  It’s a sight not to be missed–hope you can make it!

Parents (as well as students and staff) are invited to sit in the bleachers and spectate. To see your child in formal wear dancing the foxtrot is an event not to be missed!


New Winter Clubs at Bigelow

1. Ski and Snowboard

Who: All 6th, 7th, & 8th Graders are invited to participate
When: 1/16, 2/13, 2/27, 3/6 (Wednesday Evenings)
Where: Wachusett Mountain
Why: Fun Winter Sports experience with Bigelow friends
For more information please contact Ms. Duda:

2. Debate

In the Debate team students will be given a team on which to debate their side of an argument chosen by the group. For more information please contact Ms. Booras: 

3. Yearbook 

Yearbook club is open to 6th, 7th & 8th graders – no experience necessary!
We are looking for hardworking students interested in photography and/or design to help create this year’s yearbook. For more information please contact Ms. Rice:


Geography Bee

The Geo Bee is coming soon!  The Geography Bee Qualifying Quiz will be given in homebase on Monday, Dec. 17.  New this year are questions about animals and natural events. Do your best on this quiz–if you qualify for the school championship, participation is optional.


Attention Celtics Night Attendees

**Very Important Information**

Please check to make sure you received your email regarding your ticket order. All tickets were e-mailed from the Celtics on December 3rd. If your child was one of the 25 chosen for the halftime tunnel experience, you will have received an additional e-mail on December 3rd from Erin Lewis from the Celtics. Follow the instructions provided, you need to do this a few days before the event. Please open, read and follow all of the instructions before the event. Thank you!


Did you know? – Emergency Text Messages

The Newton Public Schools has implemented an emergency text messaging system. In the event of an emergency, NPS will alert you via text on your cell phone. Please note that this system will ONLY be used for emergencies, including weather-related school closings or delays. It will not be used to share information about regular school events or operations.
To receive emergency text messages, you MUST opt-in to receive text messages. You can do this by logging into Aspen and selecting “yes” in the drop-down box below your cell phone number in the contact information section.


Mark Your Calendars

  • Fri, Dec 21 - 8th Grade NYC Trip - Forms Due @ 2:00pm details...
  • Fri, Dec 21 - Grade 8 - Ballroom Dance @ 1:55pm details...
  • Dec 22 - Jan 01 - December Recess - NO SCHOOL
  • Wed, Jan 02 - Fisrt day of school after break
  • Wed, Jan 02 - Celtics Game Night@ 8:00pm details...

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