Calling all 8th grade parents!

Come have a fabulously fun evening building community with other Newton parents as you learn about the international travel learning opportunities available to learners at Newton North and Newton South… all while supporting the Jennifer Price Global Education Leadership Fund to ensure these opportunities remain open to all our Newton high school students.

On Saturday, April 1st, GELF will hold its annual dinner/fundraiser from 6:30-10:30pm at Newton North High School. The evening is a not-to-be-missed community event, featuring an amazing 5-course gourmet meal (cooked from scratch on-site!!), paired fine beers & wines (featuring Sam Adams beer pairings, a major hit last year!), dancing (with a great live band featuring Newton teacher and METCO counselor Katani Sumner), 150 like-minded community members, table service by Newton principals and administrators, and a raffle.

You’ll also have a chance to mingle with some of the teachers who have created these learning experiences for our children.

Grab some friends and come celebrate the new worlds that high school reveals!

Buy your tickets on line here: or send a $150/person check (made payable to Newton Schools Foundation with GELF in the memo line) to Newton Schools Foundation, ATTN: Diane Greer, PO Box 590020, Newton Centre, MA 02459.

Big Night planning is going well – we still need your help!

The date is set: Saturday, May 20th
The venue is beautiful: the Commander’s Mansion in Watertown
Ticket sales will be available in early April. Stay tuned for more details.

Now we need all the help we can get to make our biggest fundraiser of the year a great night for all!

Please consider making a donation to our silent auction. Tickets to sporting events, gift cards for services, restaurant gift certificates, vacation getaways, jewelry, artwork, a dinner or cocktail party, memberships etc. are all appreciated. Or you might want to sponsor a portion of the evening? Click here to donate to the online auction or become a sponsor.

You can also help by soliciting local businesses for an auction donation. Click here for a printable business solicitation letter and donation form.

If you want to help with the planning, our next committee meeting will be Monday, March 27th, at Beth Panella’s house, 5 Channing Road in Newton Center. Please contact Beth at for more information.

Thank you,
Tammy McKenna and Beth Panella – your event co-chairs

Spring Sports at Bigelow: registration and info session this week

Girl’s Softball

Meeting on Monday, 03/27 in Mr. LaBrache’s room: 218. Open to 7th or 8th grade girls interested in trying out for the softball team.

Track and Field

The deadline for registration AND  paperwork is Wednesday, 3/29. Students who do not meet the registration requirements by this date will NOT be able to participate.  More information here.