Sunday, June 04, 2017
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Bigelow News

Please donate to the Teacher Appreciation Tea – Tuesday June 6th
Jun 04, 2017 09:53 am | From the PTO  [Back to top]

Our teachers and staff members do so much for our kids throughout the year. They teach them invaluable skills, instill them with knowledge and a love of learning, and serve as intellectual role models.

So let’s say a proper thank you with a proper English tea — Bigelow-style. This year’s annual staff appreciation tea takes place on Tuesday, June 6 at 2:00 pm.

We are looking for volunteers to provide finger sandwiches, cakes, pastries, crumpets (whatever they are), fruit salad and any other delectables that go well with tea. We also need volunteers to help set up and clean up. Set up is at 12:45 and clean up is at 3:00.

All items may be dropped off the morning of the tea in the teacher’s lunchroom or put in the refrigerator there. Please drop off items no later than 12:30pm. It is most helpful if items are brought in a disposable container.

To donate or volunteer please sign up here.

SOME APPRECIATION FROM THE TEACHERS FOR LAST YEAR’S TEA (Your contribution does make a difference!!)

Please know how much your effort goes noticed and appreciated when you host our tea party. The lovely touches, such as the flowers and colorful paper products, bring so much joy!
You outdid yourselves yet again! Thank you so much for the delicious treats – they do make us feel appreciated!
YOU ARE AMAZING! Thank you so much for always “treating” us so well with such yummy “treats” and beautiful flowers! We appreciate it so much.
Thank you for the delicious and abundant spread of treats. We are always grateful for your support and consideration.
Thank you for the tea time desserts and treats. They were lovely and made us fee very appreciated.
The food was all so delicious! The perfect motivation for the end of the year. Thank you so much for always thinking of us!
Thank you for remembering us and showing us your appreciation!
Just a note of thanks for the PTO support for Bigelow teachers. The PTO is such an essential group for the parent community. I appreciate your presence.

For more information or if you have any questions, please contact the Teacher Appreciation Chairs, Stacy Schwartz at or Magda Duchnowska at

PTO Annual Meeting – Wednesday
Jun 04, 2017 08:09 am | From the PTO  [Back to top]

Please join us at the last PTO meeting of the school year.

The 2017/18 budget will be presented and the incoming leadership will be brought forward for a vote of the PTO community.  If you would like to become more involved in the strategic aspect of the Bigelow PTO, helping direct and manage the overall program for 2017/18, you are encourage to join the board in one of the open positions.

All members of the Bigelow Middle School community are part of the PTO and are invited. Hope to see you on the 7th!

PTO Spring Annual Meeting
Wed, June 7th 2017, from 7pm to 8pm
Bigelow Library

Sports Night at Newton North – Thursday
Jun 02, 2017 01:22 pm | From the PTO  [Back to top]

An orientation for all incoming freshman student athletes that are interested in playing sports (for any of the three seasons) will be held on Thursday, June 8, 2017 at 6:30 pm in the exhibition gym. Come and meet the Athletic Administration Staff and Coaches.

More information at the Newton North Athletics webpage.

8th Grade Car Wash and Bake Sale – Thursday
Jun 02, 2017 01:13 pm | From the PTO  [Back to top]

Is your car getting a little dirty?  Let the 8th grade Bigelow class get it cleaned up for you before summer vacation!

Thursday, June 8, 3 – 5 pm, in the Bigelow Parking Lot.  Cost: $10.  

And if you are a little hungry, there will also be a bake sale.

This is a fun event for 8th grade students and all proceeds go towards 8th grade year end events including scholarships for the cultural trips.

For 8th Grade Parents:  If you would like to donate items for the bake sale or help supervise the car wash, please sign up here:  Car Wash / Bake Sale Sign up

Step-Up Day – Friday
Jun 02, 2017 12:37 pm | From the PTO  [Back to top]

June 9, 2017 ~ Step Up Day Schedule

Grade 6
~ 11:30am dismissal – to make space for the Stepping Up 5th Graders

Grade 7
~ 2:45pm dismissal – Regular Schedule

Grade 8
~ 11:30am – 2:30pm – step up to Newton North High School
~ 2:45pm dismissal – from Bigelow Middle School

The usual bus routes will run again for 7th and 8th graders at 2:45pm.  A flyer is attached .


Bigelow Library’s End of Year Book Drive
Jun 02, 2017 10:06 am | From the PTO  [Back to top]

Participate in Bigelow Library’s “Honor a Graduate or Staff Member”  End of Year Book Drive. When you buy a book through this website (Bound to Stay Bound Books), your donation pays for a book bound in a way to increase the lifespan of the book, and for a donor name plate placed in the book for the person you are honoring with your purchase. Help keep the Bigelow Library independent reading collection relevant, interesting, educational, and fun for all our students by purchasing a book today! Your continued support is deeply appreciated.

Please update your directory information
Jun 02, 2017 08:04 am | From the PTO  [Back to top]

It is hard to believe that soon our 8th graders will be graduating Bigelow!

Over the summer we automatically remove all 8th grade information from both the PTO mailing list and the Bigelow Directory. The information in the directory will be passed along to Newton North High School,.

This is a good time to update your household contact information, so it’s correctly forward to Newton North and ready for next year if you still have children at Bigelow. But please do not change your children’s grade yet nor remove the 8th grader from either list at this point or you may miss important end of the year information.

If you have any questions, please contact us at

Mark Your Calendars

Tue, Jun 06 - Teacher Appreciation Tea 2:00pm
Wed, Jun 07 - Bigelow PTO Spring Annual Meeting 7:00pm
Thu, Jun 08 - Grade 8 Car Wash and Bake Sale 3:00pm
Thu, Jun 08 - Sports Night at Newton North 6:30pm
Fri, Jun 09 - Step Up Day
Fri, Jun 09 - GRADE 6 ONLY- Early Release 11:30am
Tue, Jun 13 - Chorus-Spring Concert 7:00pm
Wed, Jun 14 - Jazz Band Concert 7:00pm

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Earlier Announcements

Bigelow PTO Annual Meeting – Wed, June 7th
Volunteers needed for Car Wash and Bake Sale – June 8th
Bigelow Beautification 2017 Pictures  

Recent Community Notes

Seeking Nominations for the 8th Annual Special Educator Awards
Oak Hill/Brown Speech Team Open House
Register today for the Newton Highlands Village Day 5K
100 Miles in 100 Days
Multi-House yard sale
Donate to benefit Juvenile Diabetes Research
Dance Studio Spring Open House
Teen Study Nights @ the Newton Free Library

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42 Vernon St.
Newton, MA 02458

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