Sunday, May 07, 2017
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Bigelow News

Volunteers needed for Big Night
May 06, 2017 06:39 pm | From the PTO  [Back to top]

We need people to help during the day of May 20th from 11-2 to set up our Big event.  Join in and be part of the team to transform the tent at the Commander’s Mansion into the Bigelow Big Night Luau.

We also need people to help for an hour or so during the event to assure our night runs smoothly.

If your are interested in volunteering, please contact Beth Panella at

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Bigelow Clubs and Sports Calendar now available
May 06, 2017 10:55 am | From the PTO  [Back to top]

The calendar showing student school activities and sports is now available at the Bigelow website. Please go to the Students Activities Page for a link to the calendar, school clubs, sports meets and practice days.

Bigelow Outreach Club sponsors Paint Bar Event – June 7th
May 05, 2017 09:27 am | From the PTO  [Back to top]

Come and demonstrate your artistic talents at the Paint Bar in West Newton on June 7th, from 6:30 to 9:30 pm!

The Bigelow Outreach Club is sponsoring a night of painting and raising money for the SEGA Girls School in Tanzania! Tickets to the event are $50.00 per person – half of the proceeds go directly to the SEGA School. Order forms with more details will be distributed in homebases during the week of May 1st and can be downloaded here.  More information can be found on the Outreach Club’s website.  This event is open to kids (over the age of 8) and adults.

Please reserve your spots as soon as possible, because the Paint Bar will open this event up to the general public in mid-May. Let’s make this an all Bigelow event!


Thank you for beautifying Bigelow
May 01, 2017 12:22 pm | From the PTO  [Back to top]

Message from the Principal

Dear Bigelow families and staff,

A huge thanks to all of our Bigelow families and staff who worked for Bigelow during NewtonServes Day.

Dozens of volunteers were here yesterday, working hard, building a fence, spreading tons of mulch, pruning and raking dozens of bags of brush, and in general sprucing up the grounds and entrance to the school.

I can’t believe how much we were able to get done. Bigelow’s grounds have never looked better and are now ready for spring!

Bigelow and Newton are amazing communities, and your work meant so much to me. It truly takes a village to run a school, and yesterday you were one hard-working village. It was particularly gratifying to see so many students getting their hands dirty and learning about the joys of getting involved, many for the first time. A special shout out to Audrey Weissborn and teacher emeritus Kathy Marsh for their leadership and labor!

Thank you SO much!

With appreciation,


Mark Your Calendars

Thu, May 11 - Big Night Committee meeting 7:00pm 
Wed, May 17 – MCAS Math 8:35am
Thu, May 18 – MCAS Math 8:20am
Thu, May 18 – School Council Meeting 3:00pm
Thu, May 18 – Bigelow Talent Show 7:00pm
Sat, May 20 – Big Night Luau 7:00pm
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Community News and Advertisements

Highlights of the week
Letter from the Superintendent: 13 Reasons Why
Middle School Summer Resources

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Earlier Announcements

Let’s dance with the “Steel Appeal” Steel Drum Band at the Big Night Luau
Attention all Bigelow Staff and Students! Got Talent?
The Bigelow Outreach Club
Track & Field 2017 Schedule
Spring Sports Schedule  

Recent Community Notes

Calling Mason-Rice alumni
Activate Newton May Challenge: 13 Villages in 31 Days
Mother’s Day Weekend Community Event and Action
Mother-Daughter Yoga
Newton South Sustainability Presentation
Annual Seedling Sale
Run the Newton Highlands 5K
Summer basketball camp

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Newton, MA 02458

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