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

SchoolKidz Pick up Tues Sept 1st

If you ordered a SchoolKidz (school supplies) for your student through the Bigelow PTO this past spring, they can be picked up this coming Tuesday, September 1st from 10:30 – noon at Bigelow in the corridor adjacent to the courtyard.  They can also be picked up on the first day of school.  If you ordered a language kit, that is in a separate box.

If you did not order your school supplies through SchoolKidz, class supply lists can be found on the Bigelow Middle School homepage at   Please contact us at if you have any questions regarding your SchoolKidz order.

Welcome to the 2015/16 School Year and a Few Key Dates

Dear Bigelow Families,

The Bigelow PTO would like to welcome you all to Bigelow and the new school year.  Below are a few dates to get on your calendars to start the school year.

Grade 6 Ice Cream Social – Tues. September 1st from 9am – 10:30am

SchoolKidz (Pre ordered School Supplies) Pick up – Tues. September 1st from 10:30am – noon (corridor along courtyard)

NO SCHOOL – Rosh Hashanah, Mon. Sept 14th

All School Picnic – Wed. September 16th, 5:30pm – 7pm at Burr Park.  This year we hope to have two food trucks so we avoid the long lines we have had in past years. If the weather does not cooperate, we will move the Picnic indoors to the cafeteria and the gym.

Grade 8 Car Wash and Bake Sale – Fri. September 18 from 3pm – 4:30pm Bigelow Parking Lot  (We need an 8th grade parent or two to run this, if interested please email us at

Grade 6 Parent Potluck – Fri. September 18 – 7:00pm – 9:30pm, location to follow  (We need an 6th grade family to host this, if interested please email us at

A comprehensive school calendar can be found on both the Bigelow PTO’s and the Bigelow School’s websites.

If you have any questions regarding the above events or any other items, please contact us at .  We look forward to seeing you around Bigelow and enjoy this last week of summer vacation. ~ Your PTO Co Presidents ~ Jacquie Arbuckle, Marcia Heron, Carolyn Judge and Anush Sahakian.


Thank you and enjoy your summer!

Another school year complete….  Thank you to everyone that volunteered, donated, lead a committee, came to a meeting or attended an event.  None of this would be possible without your support and participation!!  Thank you to the Bigelow teachers and staff that spend many hours with our students.  Your dedication is so appreciated.

Congratulations to the 8th graders who are moving on to 9th grade.  A special thank you to Heather Mehra and Leslie Williams for leading the 8th grade activities committee this year.  We would also like to thank Liz Haas and Stacy Schwartz for putting together the post graduation reception and to Sally Brickell and Michelle Gonzalez McEvoy for leading the effort for the 8th grade dance.  Click here to see photos of decorating for the 8th grade dance.

We hope everyone has a wonderful and relaxing summer.  And we look forward to seeing you in September.

PTO Survey ~ Deadline to participate Tonight

The deadline for completing the PTO survey is TONIGHT.  Please take a moment to complete it – we would really value your feedback.  This is your chance to help us shape the programs and activities for the PTO next year. 

Thank you for your time.

A Year End Message from Principal Harrison

The following emessage was sent out earlier today by Principal Harrison:

Dear Bigelow Parents and Guardians:

I would like to congratulate all the 8th grade students that are “moving on” from Bigelow today and wish them all my best in 9th grade.  I would also like to thank all the students for their hard work this year.  They have done a wonderful job and should be proud of all their accomplishments and growth over the past months.  And finally, I would like to thank all of you, the parents and guardians of our students, for your support and help in making this year a success.

Dance Chaperones – We are still looking for a few non 8th grade parents / guardians to chaperone the 8th grade dance this evening.  Help make this a special night for our graduating 8th graders.  Please sign up here if you are able to help: 8th Grade Dance Chaperone Sign up

PTO Survey – While we say goodbye to this year, we also look forward to next year.  Please take a few moments and complete the survey the PTO is conducting.  It is a great opportunity to provide feedback to the PTO board on their priorities, services and activities as they start planning for next year.   Your opinions and experiences are very important and will help influence the PTO moving forward.  I hope you will take the time to complete the survey

I hope everyone has a wonderful summer and I look forward to seeing those of you returning to Bigelow in the fall.

Again, congratulations and thank you to all,


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