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Teacher Appreciation Tea — Tuesday, June 2

188147573Our teachers and other staff members do so much for our kids throughout the year. They teach them invaluable skills, instill them with knowledge and a love of learning, and serve as intellectual role models.

So let’s say a proper thank you with a proper English tea — Bigelow-style. This year’s annual staff appreciation tea takes place on Tuesday, June 2 at 2:00 pm.

We are looking for volunteers to provide finger sandwiches, cakes, pastries, crumpets (whatever they are), fruit salad and any other delectables that go well with tea.

We also need volunteers to help set up and clean up. Set up is at 12:45 and clean up is at 3:30.

All items may be dropped off the morning of the tea in the teacher’s lunchroom or put in the refrigerator there. Please drop off items no later than 12:30pm. It is most helpful if items are brought in a disposable container.

To donate or volunteer please sign up here.

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

PTO 2015/2016 Board Members Needed

PTO Board – looking for new members, please consider joining today!

Would you like to become more involved in the strategic aspect of the Bigelow PTO, helping direct and manage the overall program for 2015/16?  Six of our current Board Members have expressed a willingness to continue on the board into 2015/16.  But we always need more people to become involved!!  All Bigelow parents and guardians, including those of incoming 6th graders, are encourage to join the board.  The proposed slate of 2015/16 Board members will be voted on at our final PTO meeting of the year on June 17th.  Serving on the Board is a great way to meet other Bigelow Parents and help out at your child’s school.
Co-President(s) or Vice-President(s) 
This person or persons would be working with the existing Co-Presidents, Carolyn Judge and Jacquie Arbuckle in their final year at Bigelow, in either a Co-President role or a Vice-President role with a view to becoming Co-President of the PTO in 2016/17.  This is incredibly important this year so we have a smooth transition from the 2015/16 to the 2016/17 school year.
The PTO Co-Presidents work closely with the Principal to plan, budget and manage the overall PTO calendar and events. They offer support and guidance to the Committee Chairs, as needed, coordinate communications and attend monthly PTO Council meetings, quarterly Bigelow PTO Board meetings and General PTO meetings.
We need a co-treasurer whose primary responsibilities would be to manage the banking activities of the PTO including making bank deposits and payments.  Sarah Rizzo, one of our current co-treasurers, plans on continuing as co-treasurer. She focuses on the budgeting of the PTO.
Please contact if you are interested or have any questions.

Car Wash / Bake Sale – Fri June 5th

car.wash.01CAR WASH!  BAKE SALE!  RAFFLE!  Friday, June 5th

Is your car getting a little dirty?  Let the 8th grade Bigelow class get it cleaned up for you before summer vacation!

Friday, June 5, 3 – 5 pm, in the Bigelow Parking Lot.  Cost: $10.   And if you are a little hungry, there will also be a bake sale.  And get some raffle tickets for a chance at lots of great prizes!

All proceeds go towards 8th grade graduation activities and field trip expenses.

8th grade parent and student volunteers and bakers needed. Sign-up here:

Celebrate the School Year at our Final PTO Meeting of the Year

Save the date Wednesday, June 17th  7-9pm for our final PTO meeting of the year. More details and location to follow.

For Ward Parents / Alumni

Please join us for a reception honoring Mrs. Abramovitz, our Social Worker, who is retiring this year.  Family members and students are encouraged to stop by to pass along their well wishes and sign a memory book for her.

Wednesday, June 10th
3:00-3:45 pm
Ward Elementary Library

Light refreshments will be provided