Sunday, April 23, 2017
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Bigelow News

Welcome back from vacation!
Apr 23, 2017 07:45 am | From the PTO  [Back to top]

We have a full week ahead of us. On Monday our students will be celebrating Earth Day, and they are encouraged to wear green and blue. On Thursday, Bigelow Drama will be performing “The Actor’s Nightmare” at school. Sunday is Bigelow Beautification day, part of NewtonServes. “Bigelow’s Got Talent 2017” is in May – everyone interested in participating can sign up for auditions.

And remember to purchase your tickets for the Big Night Luau – we have child care options.

Big Night Luau – tickets on sale and child care
Apr 22, 2017 08:39 am | From the PTO  [Back to top]

Buy your tickets, invite your friends and get ready for our Big Night Luau!

Child care option: Central Rock Gym, Watertown, generously offered to have our children play there during the party. They can be dropped off at 6:30pm and picked up at 11pm. We only need to provide a list of participants by May 5th. Please, sign up by sending a message to

Bigelow Big Night Luau 2017
When: Saturday, May 20th from 7pm – 11pm.
WhereCommander’s Mansion at the Arsenal in Watertown
              440 Talcott Avenue, Watertown, MA 02472
Ticketson sale now
Child care: sign up by email

For more information on the event, please visit the Bigelow Big Night Luau 2017 page on our website. If you have any questions please contact Beth Panella at

Thank you,
Tammy McKenna and Beth Panella – your event co-chairs

Earth Day Celebration – Monday, April 24
Apr 13, 2017 10:52 am | From the PTO  [Back to top]

On the Monday after vacation Bigelow will be celebrating Earth Day. Show your Earth Day spirit by wearing BLUE and GREEN on Monday, April 24th.

More information here.

Bigelow Drama Spring Play: “The Actor’s Nightmare”
Apr 13, 2017 10:32 am | From the PTO  [Back to top]

ACTOR’S NIGHTMARE, by Christopher Durang, is the short play that Bigelow Drama has chosen for this year’s METG Festival. It is a farcical look into the world of theatre professionals and the nightmares that haunt them.

The Bigelow production will bring a fast-paced, movement-based performance whose primary goal is to introduce the students involved to many styles of movement and performance throughout history.

All are invited to the public performance at the school:

“The Actor’s Nightmare”
Thursday April 27th, 
7 pm
Tickets $5 at the door

More information at the Bigelow Drama webpage

Bigelow Beautification – April 30
Apr 13, 2017 09:02 am | From the PTO  [Back to top]

Join us as we beautify the grounds of Bigelow Middle School. We plan to clean and mulch garden beds, prune shrubs and trees, etc. outdoors. We also may build a short wooden fence to protect planting beds from foot traffic. Please bring some tools to help with the efforts.

This volunteer opportunity is part of NewtonServesa Day of Community Service that brings together over 1,000 volunteers of all ages. NewtonServes is a project of Newton Community Pride, Mayor’s Office for Cultural Affairs and the Newton Parks and Recreation Department.

Attention all Bigelow Staff and Students! Got Talent?
Apr 12, 2017 10:48 am | From the PTO  [Back to top]

Come audition for “Bigelow’s Got Talent 2017”.  Auditions are open to all students AND staff on either: Wednesday, May 3rd or Thursday, May 4th.

Start thinking about preparing your talent show audition! The talent show will take place on Thursday, May 18th.

Middle School Resources @ the City of Newton
Apr 12, 2017 10:24 am | From the PTO  [Back to top]

The City of Newton’s Executive Office, Health and Human Services Department and Newton Public Schools are currently working on promoting out-of-school time for middle schoolers. While all young people benefit from out of school time activities that help them grow and learn, middle school tends to be an age when student participation decreases. While still in the early stages of this work, the city has created a webpage on the City website to help families find summer options for their middle schooler, as well as provide other valuable information like financial aid tips, helpful links and more. We will be continually adding more to the webpage in the coming months but with summer coming up we want to share what we have now to help with your planning. We welcome any feedback and ideas.

Middle School Summer Ideas – beyond summer camps

2017 Summer Youth Programs for Newton Youth Grades 5-8

Middle School resources webpage

Mark your calendars

Mon, Apr 24 – Earth Day Celebration
Thu, Apr 27 – Spring Play “The Actor’s Nightmare” 7:00pm
Sun, Apr 30 – NewtonSERVES - Bigelow Beautification 9:30am to 4:00pm
Wed, May 3 –  "Bigelow's Got Talent" auditions
Thu, May 4 –  "Bigelow's Got Talent" auditions
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Community News and Advertisements

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National Day of Silence – April 13
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