Teacher Appreciation Luncheon – Volunteers NEEDED!

Sign up to help with our annual teacher appreciation luncheon taking place on Wednesday, February 1st.

We are looking for parents to provide a luncheon item, dessert, drinks, paper goods or flowers. We are also in need of volunteers to help us set up at 10:30 AM and clean up at 12:15 PM.

To donate or volunteer please sign up HERE.

  • All items may be dropped off on the morning of the luncheon in the teacher’s lunchroom or put in the refrigerator there. Please drop off all items no later than 10:30 AM.
  • Items can also be dropped off (address forthcoming) until 10 PM on the evening of January 31st.
  • It is most helpful if items are brought in recyclable containers. Please send in your favorite lunch food!
  • Salads, sandwiches, entrees – whatever you think our wonderful teachers and staff will enjoy.

For more information or if you have any questions, please contact the Teacher Appreciation Chairs, Stacy Schwartz at staschwartz@gmail.com or Magda Duchnowska at froggiemagda@hotmail.com.

Thank you in advance for helping us show our appreciation for our teachers and staff.

Let’s Make our Big Night 2017 Happen!!

WE NEED YOUR HELP to start planning the Big Night 2017.

The Big Night is the Bigelow PTO’s biggest social and fundraising event of the year. A night when parents have fun, enjoying music and great food, and help with fundraising for the PTO. Last year’s Big Night was a big success, with great food, music and dancing, a wonderful venue and lots of auction items!!  This year we are planning the event on May 20th at the Commander’s Mansion in Watertown.


Please, consider volunteering. We have big and small tasks available, and it is a great way to meet other Bigelow parents and be part of the this fun event – we need lots of volunteers to help make it a success!. Send us an email to let us know you are interested.

The first planning committee meeting will take place on February 1st.


The PTO Board is very grateful to Beth Panella and Tammy McKenna for co-chairing the event again this year!

Camp Fair FlyerPDF 2017

New England Camp Fair at Bigelow

The New England Camp Fair will hold its 2nd annual event on Thursday, February 9, 2017 at Bigelow (42 Vernon St, Newton). The Camp Fair is FREE and open to the public and brings together camps serving kids ages 5-14.

Meet staff from 35 premier day and sleepaway camps from Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine, and Connecticut. Participating camps run the gamut from traditional day and overnight camps, sports camps, theater camps, computer camps, fencing camps, arts camps, as well as many other themed camps.

Be sure to bring your prospective camper(s).

Event Organizer/Sponsor: Underwood School PTO
When: Thursday, February 9, 2017, 5:30pm to 8pm
Where: Bigelow Middle School, 42 Vernon St, Newton, MA
Cost: FREE
More information: New England Camp Fair Website

Camp Fair FlyerPDF 2017

Just Think 2017

Just Think: Teens Making Smart Choices Expo


Save the date for a fun, free EXPO at Newton North High School!

Monday, January 23, 2017, from 5:00 to 7:30 p.m.

Teens and adults are invited to the Just Think: Teens Making Smart Choices expo for participative, informative exhibits; live musical performances; free refreshments; and fun. Meet 30 community exhibitors who help teens navigate life’s pressures in order to stay safe and healthy. Get information about everything from social media use and pedestrian safety to healthy eating and positive body image to stress reduction and mental health support.

Sponsored by the Newton North PTSO.

  • Community resources for teens and families
  • FREE and fun!
  • Treat bags for the first 50 students who come with a parent/guardian
  • Giveaways and refreshments
  • Prize drawing
  • Table tennis challenge
  • “American Ninja Warrior” demo


Date: January 23
Time: 5:00 PM – 7:30 PM
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Newton North High School
457 Walnut Street
Newton, MA 02460