Category Archives: From the PTO

Attention Celtics Night Attendees

**Very Important Information**

Please check to make sure you received your email regarding your ticket order. All tickets were e-mailed from the Celtics on December 3rd. If your child was one of the 25 chosen for the halftime tunnel experience, you will have received an additional e-mail on December 3rd from Erin Lewis from the Celtics. Follow the instructions provided, you need to do this a few days before the event. Please open, read and follow all of the instructions before the event. Thank you!

Grade 8 Ballroom Dance

On Friday, December 21, from 1:55pm to 2:45pm, the 8th grade will hold their annual “Dancing With The Stars” performance in the gym. The 8th graders have been working hard to learn their Foxtrot and Tango steps in Physical Education classes, and will be putting on a display of their footwork just before the vacation begins.  It’s a sight not to be missed–hope you can make it!

Parents (as well as students and staff) are invited to sit in the bleachers and spectate. To see your child in formal wear dancing the foxtrot is an event not to be missed!

New Winter Clubs at Bigelow

1. Ski and Snowboard

Who: All 6th, 7th, & 8th Graders are invited to participate
When: 1/16, 2/13, 2/27, 3/6 (Wednesday Evenings)
Where: Wachusett Mountain
Why: Fun Winter Sports experience with Bigelow friends
For more information please contact Ms. Duda:

2. Debate

In the Debate team students will be given a team on which to debate their side of an argument chosen by the group. For more information please contact Ms. Booras: 

3. Yearbook 

Yearbook club is open to 6th, 7th & 8th graders – no experience necessary!
We are looking for hardworking students interested in photography and/or design to help create this year’s yearbook. For more information please contact Ms. Rice:

Geography Bee

The Geo Bee is coming soon!  The Geography Bee Qualifying Quiz will be given in homebase on Monday, Dec. 17.  New this year are questions about animals and natural events. Do your best on this quiz–if you qualify for the school championship, participation is optional.

Did you know? – Emergency Text Messages

The Newton Public Schools has implemented an emergency text messaging system. In the event of an emergency, NPS will alert you via text on your cell phone. Please note that this system will ONLY be used for emergencies, including weather-related school closings or delays. It will not be used to share information about regular school events or operations.
To receive emergency text messages, you MUST opt-in to receive text messages. You can do this by logging into Aspen and selecting “yes” in the drop-down box below your cell phone number in the contact information section.

Help us plan our Big Night!

Our first planning meeting will be this Tuesday, December 11th, 7:30pm, at at Una Simmons’ house: 12 Willard Street, Newton 02458. (Hunnewell Neighborhood). We thank Karen Markson for chairing the event this year!!!

Big Night is Bigelow PTO’s biggest social and fundraising event of the year. Come help us make it a big success! We will be discussing ways parents can help with silent auction items, food donations, decorating and giving a hand the day of the party.

Please contact us @ if you would like to be involved. Thank you!

Our Annual Appeal campaign is almost over!

Please help us reach our goal of 100% participation. 

We are hoping that every family will participate in this fundraising endeavor. No amount is too small (or big) to give to the PTO – and all gifts make a difference. With your financial help, all children at Bigelow can enjoy many exciting, enriching and fun educational programs, such as One School, One Book. We can also make building improvements.

To make your gift online by credit card just click here: Donate online. Or you can send a check to: Bigelow PTO at 42 Vernon Street, Newton, MA 02458 – download form here.

Matching gifts are a great way to maximize your donation and can double or triple your gift to education. Please click here for a partial list of companies that offer to match employee donations.

Annual Appeal 2018

All donations – large or small – are greatly appreciated and will help us achieve all that the PTO sets out to doA thank you to those of you who have already donated!!

PTO Board