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Sunday, October 14, 2018

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New Homework Policy

The Bigelow School Council has developed a new school-wide homework policy. This policy is based upon the latest research on homework, and clarifies the reasons for it, the amount of time that students should spend on homework in each grade, the responsibilities of students, teachers, and parents, and the procedures when homework is not completed. It also includes an appendix of suggestions for parents, and the School Council is finalizing a resource guide of best practices for teachers. Here is the link to it. 


Would you like to be a Laps at Lunch volunteer?

This is a great way to help our students get some fresh air in the middle of the day! At Laps at Lunch students  walk laps around the inside perimeter of Burr Park once they’re done with their lunches in the cafeteria. As a parent, you help them cross the street and monitor their walk. It’s a fun way to be around the kids and see how much they get from this opportunity. If interested please contact Mary Fitzgerald (physical education teacher) at: More about the program here.


Ping Pong Table Anyone?

We just received this request from Bigelow:

Wanted: A portable ping pong table for use by Bigelow MIddle School. Please contact Kersten Raso at if you have a table that you are willing to loan or donate to the school.

Thank you!


Please join us for TEN Tables!

You are invited to a fun evening with Bigelow families, on Saturday, 11/03/18Tickets for TEN Tables are on sale now! You can register and get your tickets at Seats will be on sale until Oct 26th or until they sell out. Please join us Saturday, November 3rd, 6:30pm-11:30pm. More information here.


Mark Your Calendars

  • Wed, Oct 17 - School Council Meeting @ 3:00pm
  • Wed, Oct 24 - Picture Day @ 8:30am details...
  • Wed, Oct 24 - Flu Clinic @ 8:30am details...
  • Fri, Oct 26 - All School Dance @ 6:30pm details...
  • Thu, Nov 01 - Early Release Day @ 11:30am details...
  • Thu, Nov 01 - One School, One Book Whole School Celebration for Full Cicada Moon @ 8:30am details...
  • Fri, Nov 02 - Student-Faculty Soccer Game @ 3:00pm details...
  • Sat, Nov 03 - Ten Tables: Bigelow Fall Social @ 6:30pm details...

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