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Sunday, November 04, 2018

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Election Day Bake Sale: Tuesday, Nov 6

The 8th Grade will be hosting an Election Day Bake Sale next Tuesday, November 6th, from 7:00am-8:00pm. This is generally a great success and we have potential to make a lot of money to help fund all sorts of 8th grade events! However, in order for it to be successful, we NEED YOUR HELP! We need parent volunteers to sell the goodies and we need all families to BAKE, BAKE, BAKE! (All Baked Goods should be Nut-Free and Individually Wrapped for efficient sales!)

Please sign up to volunteer and/or bake!

Please bring your items to the Bigelow Gymnasium entrance on the 6th or drop off in the office during school hours on the 5th. If you have any questions, please contact Miriam Alandydy at or 781-424-7340.

Your help is very much appreciated by all the 8th Graders!

Bigelow 8th Grade Parents


Thank you for participating at TEN Tables

Thank you for all that came out for an enjoyable TEN Tables evening! We raised $6000! Guests and hosts had lots of fun, on a lovely night, with great food.

Special thanks to Deb and Dave O’Rourke who started the night off with a dazzling array of appetizers and cheer.

Gracious dinner hosts who opened their homes and cooked dinner.
Dan & Shana Smythe
Enrique and Monica Shadah-Alcalde
Dinora and Ian Justice
Joana Canedo and Jason Dyett
Jonathan Laurence
Kara Peterson & Rich DiBona
Nicole Von Rekowsky
Ning Pan and Xujiang Wang
Patrick and Nini Donovan
Rob and Diane Swint

And another big thank you to Sandra and Kevin Kelley who welcomed everyone back to their home end of the night with fabulous assortment of desserts.

Thank you also goes to Russell Beckler, Andrea Hemment, Tortissima Cakes, Barbara Campbell, Francis Kervin & Hannah O’Rourke for helping making the event a big success.

Una Simmons, Bigelow PTO

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Volunteer at “Laps at Lunch” so our students can get some fresh air

Laps at Lunch is a Bigelow program 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.


Big Night 2019: We need co-chairs!

We need YOU to make Bigelow Big Night – the biggest FUNdRaising event of the year – a roaring success!

If you would be interested in chairing or co-chairing or helping with the Bigelow Big Night please contact the PTO  at  or Una Simmons Much of the event is already in place, so please offer a hand to lead the way or help out. Thank you!


Celtics Night – Jan 2nd – Tickets on Sale

Alert! Alert! Special Announcement For You!!

The Bigelow PTO has arranged for a Bigelow Celtics Night at TD Garden on January 2nd! Join with your family and friends to cheer on the Celtics as they battle the Minnesota Vikings! 25 Lucky kids going to the game will be picked randomly for an exciting pre-game courtside activity! More information here: Bigelow Celtics Night 2019


Did you know? Clubs at Bigelow

Did you know that there’s a page on the Bigelow website that lists all the clubs offered by the school? Check it out: Bigelow Clubs. This week, two new clubs will start:

  • Magic the Gathering and Dungeons and Dragons –  Mr. Burtch’s room, 203.
  • Bigelow Tchoukball (Chook Ball) –  Mr. Burtch


Mark Your Calendars

  • Tue, Nov 06 - Election Day Bake Sale @ 7:00am details...
  • Mon, Nov 12 - VETERANS DAY - No School
  • Thu, Nov 15 - Fall Play: "As You Like It" @ 7:00pm details...
  • Fri, Nov 16 - Fall Play: "As You Like It" @ 7:00pm details...
  • Sat, Nov 17 - Fall Play: "As You Like It" @ 7:00pm details...
  • Tue, Nov 20 - Restaurant Night @ New Ginza @ 5:00pm details...
  • Wed, Nov 21 - Grade 8 - Turkey Bowl @ 9:30am details...
  • Wed, Nov 21 - Early Release - Thanksgiving @ 11:30am
  • Thu, Nov 22 - Thanksgiving Recess

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42 Vernon St.
Newton, MA 02458

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