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

Thank you and have wonderful summer!!

Thank you to all of you who have volunteered, donated, baked, sold, chaperoned, washed cars, organized, lead, met, chaired, cooked, bid and painted.  It is your contributions that make Bigelow a better place for our children.  We would like to thank the administration, teachers and staff that educate the students through out the school year.  We so appreciate your dedication and everything that you do for our children.

We congratulate the 8th graders and wish them well as they move on to ninth grade.  A special goodbye to those families that will be leaving Bigelow. We welcome the incoming 6th graders and their families.  Please let us know if you have any questions about Bigelow.  We would like to acknowledge the PTO board members who are leaving the school or stepping down this year:  Julie Bourgoin, Leslie Williams and Ted Everett.   And thank you to Jacquie Arbuckle who has joined next year’s board as co-president.

Again thank you to all.  Have a WONDERFUL summer and see you in September!!

SchoolKidz – Order deadline is tonight at 11 pm

Order your student’s school supplies for next year by 11 pm this evening.  We can not extend this deadline or take any orders after 11 pm.

We are offering this program as a service to the students and parents of our school and hope this makes your preparation for the new school year easier.  Why fight long lines and stress of trying to find every single requested item on your child’s supply list?  All of the shopping is done for you!

The SchoolKidz program:  

  • Will save you time,
  • Make “back-to-school time” less hectic
  • Offers competitive pricing
  • Avoid those impulse buys and long lines
  • And Bigelow Middle School PTO receives a portion of the sales which will help fund programs like the Creative Arts and Sciences.

You can order the SchoolKidz now through June 22.  Orders can not be accepted after that.  Click here for more information.

All kits will be delivered to the school and can be picked up after the Open House on Tuesday, August 26th or the first day of school – details to follow.

Go to: and enter acct #32972.

If you have any questions, please email us at

Buy a Book – Library Fund

If you are interested in honoring a Bigelow 2014 graduate or recognizing a Bigelow staff member at the end of the year, consider donating a book in honor of the graduate or staff member through the Buy a Book Fund.  Your donation will go towards purchasing resources and books vital to maintaining a library collection that is relevant and interesting for our students.
A nameplate honoring the graduate and/or staff member, and recognizing the donor, will be placed inside a new book. With generous donations made to Buy a Book in the past, we have been able to maintain a library that continues to promote student learning and growth. Please consider donating today.  Your generosity is deeply appreciated.

Click here to Buy a Book

Please contact us at if you have any questions.

Newton North One Book, One School Book for sale at graduation

Attention graduating 8th graders! Books for sale!

All Newton North students have required summer reading. This year’s book is Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close.

 For your convenience, the Newton North PTSO will sell copies at Bigelow. Cost: $13 (cash or check payable to New England Mobile Book Fair).

Before the graduation ceremony: Wednesday, June 18, 8:15-9:00 a.m., gym entrance

After the graduation ceremony: Wednesday, June 18, 10:45-11:15 a.m., outside the main office

Newton North PTSO Committee Positions Available

Newton North PTSO volunteer jobs available!
The Newton North PTSO has several openings for next year. Newton North depends on the generosity of parent/guardian volunteers to help keep our community informed and stay connected. Please consider helping out! Questions? Please contact Sally Brickell and Lynne LeBlanc at

Board positions
We are fortunate to have a nominating committee to help with the process for the following Board positions:
Work with other PTSO co-president and committee chairs to run Newton North PTSO. Strong organizational, people, and technical skills needed. Previous PTO experience is a plus, but not required. Time commitment: 10-15 hours per week.
Programming Chair
Work with current chair and with co-presidents to determine PTSO meeting content and arrange logistics. Attend PTSO board meetings (every six weeks during the school year).
Treasurer responsibilities begin August 1st and extend through July 31st.   Track income and expenses for all PTSO activities. Responsible for Massachusetts and federal non-profit filings.  Learn and use state-of-the art membership software. Use Quicken and Excel to keep financial records.   Interact with all PTSO committees and some teachers and Main Office staff.
No experience necessary (current treasurer will help as needed) just a commitment to maintaining accurate records. Time commitment: 5-10 hours per week.
Non-board positions
Newsletter editor
Help PTSO co-presidents arrange content for the weekly e-newsletter, Tiger News as well as post stories on PTSO website.
Class liaisons 2018—one slot left for a Bigelow parent!
Provide support to class of 2018, help organize one faculty breakfast per year, help class advisors and students with one major event per year, help PTSO solicit volunteers, help Counseling Department with class-specific series.
Parent outreach
Provide two new parent/guardian gatherings – one in the fall and one mid-year. Help PTSO with outreach to new families.
Just Think: Teens Making Smart Choices
Help PTSO organize yearly Just Think: Teens Making Smart Choices expo (January); provide outreach to and liaison for North community with local and some national non-profits.
Student-Faculty Administration
Attend weekly morning meetings with students, faculty, staff, and principal in a non-voting but advisory capacity to help determine school policies.
Help current webmaster with technical oversight of PTSO website. Knowledge of Drupal programming helpful but not required.