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NewtonSERVES – Sign up today to Beautify Bigelow on April 26th




SIGN UP HERE FOR NewtonSERVES on April 26th:

Help us beautify Bigelow by:

  • Planting 50 plus shrubs at the main entrance to the school
  • Cleaning, pruning and mulching the rest of the school grounds 
  • Planting the new traffic island that the Bigelow PTO has adopted

Please bring gloves, shovels, trowels, pitchforks, wheel barrels, pruners, etc.  Remember to label them.

Adults and students are all welcome.  We will have coffee and donuts for the morning shift and will be providing lunch for those who sign up to work the whole day.

More information on NewtonSERVES can be found here

Please email with any questions.

Big Night Tickets Available Now

imagesTickets for the Big Night – “Hot Night in Havana” are on sale now!!

Go to to purchase your tickets.  The Big Night is on Sat. May 9th 7-11pm. This is a fun evening with music, food, a great silent auction, and more.  And it all benefits the students of Bigelow.

Please support our local businesses who support Bigelow!!  Click here for a complete list of donors.

LIKE our Facebook page and win two tickets to the BIG NIGHT.


It is still not late to DONATE to our auction OR SPONSOR a portion of the evening. Click here  to donate to the auction or sponsor the event on line.

For more information on the BIG NIGHT, please go to

If you have any questions please email

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

Please RSVP for the Growth Mindset Workshop on Apr 29

RSVP Today for the Growth Mindset Workshop on Wednesday, April 29th 7:00- 8:30 pm in the Bigelow cafeteria for a special PTO meeting.  We will be hosting Cabot, Day and other Newton school communities for a special presentation by The Newton North High School Council including Principal Jen Price.  They will be doing an encore presentation of their December workshop providing a basic overview of Growth Mindset, interactive activities and a discussion of appropriate feedback.  This discussion is based on the book Mindset by Carol Dweck. 

Click here  to RSVP for the event.

More about the Growth Mindset and the workshop:  Do you know that the research-based growth mindset is useful for all ages and in all settings—school, home, work, athletics?  To learn more about the growth mindset, read The Significance of Grit, or see this six-minute TED talk video by Angela Duckworth.

During the workshop you will learn the following:

  • Effective ways to give praise
  • Useful methods for encouraging children and teens to try new things and accept challenges
  • Constructive ways to respond to failure
  • Successful strategies for creating a parent-teacher dialogue about students’ development

Bigelow Yearbooks – Order Today

Bigelow Middle School 2014-2015 Yearbook

  • All-color pages
  • Durable hard cover
  • Price: $25
  • Deadline extended: April 29th
  • Payments: cash, check or online If you would like to order online, please go to and enter Bigelow’s code: 1945915.

If you would like to pay by cash or check (payable to: Bigelow Middle School), please place payment in a sealed envelope with your child’s name and homeroom written on the front.  Your child should give the envelope to their homeroom teacher.

See the attached flyer for more information.  Bigelow yearbook order flyer

End of Year Information from Principal Harrison

In case you missed the email from the school today, click here for the letter regarding End of Year dates and activities.  End of Year Letter-14-15