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Sunday, March 17, 2019

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Shrek production and bake sale success!

“This was the most fun I have ever had at school!” quote from a 6th grade cast member.

The Parents of Performing Arts Students – PoPS would like to thank all the staff, teachers, families, and students for making Shrek the Musical such a success! The PoPS would like to give a special thanks to Mrs. P, Ms. A, and Ms. Mo for all their energy and support of our kids. Also, thanks to the support of the Bigelow community, PoPS raised over $1000 to support the program!


Big Night is in two weeks

Dear Bigelow parents and caregivers,
We are two weeks away from Big Night, the Bigelow community’s largest fundraiser of the year. Saturday, March 30, 7:30-10:30 pm, at the Cambridge Boat Club, is the place to be to support our wonderful school!
Please buy your tickets for this special event where you will enjoy an open bar, delicious food, music and dancing! We are also hoping you will consider a sponsorship of head coach, coxswain or crew member when purchasing your tickets!
Click here if you would like to access a discount to Lyft – please consider using Lyft so you don’t have to worry about driving!
Thank you again and see you at Big Night!
Karen Markson, Chairperson 

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Student vs Faculty Basketball Game and Bake Sale

Friday, March 22, 2019, from 3:00pm-4:30pm. Come to the Basketball game and eat baked goods!

Money raised will go towards the Grade 8th Graduation and Ceremony.

8th Grade parentsplease sign up here if you can bring some treats. THANK YOU! 


Monday: Last Big Night Planning Meeting

Our last planning meeting for Big Night is this Monday, March 18th at 7:30pm, at the home of Karen Markson, at 150 Hunnewell Ave.

We will continue our planning for Big Night, the biggest fundraiser for the Bigelow community, held this year on Saturday, March 30, 7:30-10:30 pm.

We ask for your participation so we can make this a successful fundraiser for the Bigelow community. Please join us and see how you can help!


Bigelow Teacher Runs the Boston Marathon for NSF

Brooke Brady, our own special education teacher at Bigelow, is training to run the Boston Marathon. She is committed to raising $5000 for the Newton Schools Foundation!  Even though this week was Newton Public Schools’ February break, she took no days off!

This is the link to her fundraiser page:

As a native of Boston, she grew up watching the marathon as a spectator, cheering on the runners. Now, she will be a participant anticipating the crowd’s support, as she makes her way up Heartbreak Hill.

Message from Brooke
“I am proud to have been chosen to run for Newton Schools Foundation. The Foundation supports new curricula and learning opportunities that foster high achievement for all students.
“As a special educator in Newton for the past fifteen years, I have had the opportunity to strengthen my skills and see first hand the positive impact that these programs have on our students. The funds raised go directly to the professional development of the staff, and programs for the students.”

Donate To Brooke’s Run


Mark Your Calendars

  • Mon, Mar 18 - Big Night Planning Meeting @ 7:30pm details...
  • Thu, Mar 21 - Early Release Day @ 11:30am details...
  • Fri, Mar 22 - Student vs Faculty Basketball Game @ 3:00pm details...
  • Fri, Mar 22 - Basketball Game Bake Sale @ 2:45pm details...
  • Fri, Mar 22 - Warrior Ice Skating Outing @ 8:00pm details...
  • Wed, Mar 27 - 5th Grade Parents Night @ 6:15pm details...
  • Thu, Mar 28 - CPR and first aid for kids @ 3:00pm details...
  • Sat, Mar 30 - Big Night @ 7:30pm details...
  • Tue, Apr 02 - Superintendent's Community Forum on Vaping@ 7:00pm details...

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