School Supply Kits and 6th Grade Ice Cream Social

All 6th grade students and families are invited to the Ice Cream Social on Tuesday, August 30th from 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM.


Please pick up your “SchoolKidz” (pre-ordered school supplies) packages between 10:30 and noon on Tuesday, August 30th from the hallway facing the courtyard. If you are not sure whether or not you ordered a kit, feel free to email and we will gladly check the list.

Bigelow Cross Country

The Cross Country Sign Up Meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 7 after school in the Bigelow Library. Cross Country is a sport open to all students and it is the only sport that sixth graders are allowed to join at the middle school level. No experience is required and there are no cuts. All students are eligible to participate, but must attend the meeting in order to receive important information for joining. For more information, please check the Bigelow Cross Country Website.

From Ms. Patty Summa
Head Coach Cross Country

Welcome to the 2016-2017 School Year

Dear Bigelow Families,

Welcome to the new academic year! Following is a list of events and important dates for the beginning of the school year.

6th Grade Ice Cream Social and Open House Tuesday, August 30th, 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM

SchoolKidz (Pre-ordered School Supplies) Pick-up – Tuesday, August 30th, 10:00 AM – noon (in the corridor along courtyard)

First Day of School – Tuesday, September 6th

All School Picnic – Wednesday, September 14th, 5:30 PM – 7 PM at Burr Park (in case of inclement weather we will move to the cafeteria and the gym)

6th Grade Parent Breakfast – Wednesday, September 21st

8th Grade Car Wash Friday,  September 23rd, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM at the Bigelow Parking Lot  (We need 8th grade parents to run this, please email us at if interested)

6th Grade Parent Potluck – Friday, September 30th, 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM, location TBD  (We need a 6th grade family to host this event, please email us at if interested )

We will continue sending updates and reminders every week  and a comprehensive school calendar can be found on the school website.

We look forward to seeing you around Bigelow!

Wishing you a happy end of summer vacation,
Your PTO Co-Presidents ~ Marcia Heron, Anush Sahakian, Valerie Pontiff, Limor Graham

DEADLINE FRIDAY – SchoolKidz Available to Purchase now

If you enjoy standing in the long lines at Staples the day before school starts buying school supplies, then the SchoolKidz program is not for you!  But if you like having all your kid’s school supplies conveniently delivered to the school then order you student’s SchoolKidz today.  Kits will be available for pick up the week before school starts.

To order please go to and enter account #32972

DEADLINE to ORDER IS THIS FRIDAY JUNE 17th.  Unfortunately, NO orders can be taken after this deadline.

The Bigelow School Council has been working with the faculty regarding the safe weight of backpacks.  Please click here to see a letter with information on selecting a backpack for your student.

Please Note:  All binders have been upgraded to heavy duty.  (2) combination locks and a calculator are included in the 6th grade supply kit.  If your student needs new locks or a calculator in 7th or 8th grade those can be ordered separately on the website.

The SchoolKidz program:  

  • Will save you time,
  • Make “back-to-school time” less hectic
  • Offers competitive pricing
  • Avoid those impulse buys and long lines
  • And Bigelow Middle School PTO receives a portion of the sales which will help fund programs like the Creative Arts and Sciences.

Email with any questions

7th (and 6th) Grade Parents Needed on June 22nd

It is a tradition at Bigelow for 7th grade parents / guardians (6th grade parents are welcome as well) to chaperone the 8th grade year end dance on June 22.  The dance is from 7-10 in the Bigelow Cafeteria.

We have two shifts available (7-8:30 pm and 8:30-10 pm) and need four people per shift.  If you are interested in volunteering please sign up here