The latest announcements from the Principal, PTO, and NPS...


The PTO meeting scheduled for this Thursday, Jan 29th with Superintendent Fleishman has been postponed.  Stay tuned for the new date.

MORE DONATIONS needed for the Teacher Appreciation Lunch – Feb 4th

Sign up to help with our annual teacher appreciation luncheon taking place on Wednesday, February 4th.  We are looking for parents to provide a luncheon item, dessert or drinks. We are also in need of volunteers to help us set up and clean up. Set up is at 10:30am and clean up is at 3:15pm.

To donate or volunteer please sign up Here.

  • All items may be dropped off the morning of the luncheon in the teacher’s lunchroom or put in the refridgerator there. Please drop off all items no later than 10:30am.
  • Items can also be dropped off at Stacy’s home at 15 Park Ave. until 10pm the evening of Feb 3.
  • It is most helpful if items are brought in a recyclable container. Please send in your favorite lunch food!
  • Salads, sandwiches, entrees; whatever you think our wonderful teachers and staff will enjoy.

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

Thank you in advance for helping us show our appreciation for our teachers and staff.

Big Night Fundraiser Kickoff Planning Committee Meeting – THIS WEDNESDAY

Please join us to plan for our biggest fundraiser of the year!  We have big and small tasks so please come meet with us to learn more about getting involved.  And it is a great way to meet other Bigelow parents.

When:  Wednesday January 28, 7-8:30 pm
Where:  6 Merton Street – Drinks and snacks provided!

This year’s Big Night will be on May 9 at a new venue; the Commander’s Mansion in Watertown.  Please come to learn more and to be a part of the planning for this event–we need lots of volunteers to help make it a success!

Please RSVP to Tammy ( or Beth ( so we know how many people to plan for.  We look forward to meeting you!

Tammy McKenna and Beth Panella, Big Night Co-Chairs

If you are unable to attend this meeting but are interested in volunteering in any capacity for the Big Night, please email Tammy or Beth.

A note from Mr. Harrison

This note from Todd Harrison was emailed from the school earlier this week.  Please join us in wishing Todd a continued recovery.  We look forward to having you back at Bigelow!!    And be careful on those ice skates in the future.

“Dear Parents,

As you have heard, I took a bad fall while skating earlier this month and spent two days in the hospital.  I am pleased to let you know that I am mending quickly.  Thank you so much for your many well wishes.  Your emails, your children’s get well cards, and the care package from the PTO have all been heartwarming.  My pains have greatly subsided and my endurance is returning in force, and I am eager to get back to Bigelow.  My doctors, however, have recommended that I stay out of work for another 1 ½ weeks. Then, depending upon my strength, they will hopefully give me a green light to start to return to work in short increments.

Until my full return, a substitute will be filling in for me.  Mr. Joe Barnes, a former principal in the Needham Public Schools with 35 years experience in elementary and middle schools, will help assistant principals Lucas Mogensen and Courtney Rau Rogers run the school.  He was introduced to the students and started work yesterday, January 22.  Please give him a big welcome. 

I miss the daily Bigelow buzz and can’t wait to be back again.  You can reach me by email if you have any questions.

Warm regards,

“No More Triple Lutzes “ Todd

Todd Harrison
Bigelow Middle School
42 Vernon St.
Newton, MA 02458″

Underwood Camp Auction

Save 50-70% on fabulous day and overnight camps during Underwood School PTO’s online auction at  Our online auction starts this Sunday 1/25 and runs through Tuesday 2/3. Don’t miss out on these great deals! All proceeds benefit our school! For questions, please email Jen Murphy at