Mahalo! We had a great Big Night

It was a lovely evening where Bigelow parents, guardians, friends, teachers and staff munched on great food, sipped the Hawaiian Sunrise, bid on great items and most importantly, reconnected with old friends and met new ones. Check out some pictures.

The event raised over $14,000, which will go towards curriculum-enriching programs such as the Creative Arts and Sciences, student scholarships, school grounds upkeep, classroom supplies, as well as gym and technology items not covered by the regular school budget.

MANY THANKS to all who attended, who participated in the auction and to the people and businesses who donated goods, services as well as their time and talents to make our Big Night a great night.

Specifically, thank you to:

  • Our wonderful dynamic duo, co-chairs ~ Tammy McKenna and Beth Panella ~ who worked long hours to bring a great concept to fruition.
  • The Big Night Committee members for their time and energy to make the whole night come together. They are: Andrea Hemment, Anush Sahakian, Jenifer Siegelman, Jesene Godfrey, Jordana Alford, Joana Canedo, Kyra Mercado, Lex Van der Ploeg, Ola Agoro, Valerie Pontiff.
  • The wonderful Bigelow staff who donated one-of-a-kind items to the auction:  Christine Langlois, Crista Cavicchio, Felicia Bennington, Jess Parlon, Joe Eckstrom, Kyra Mercado, Kim LeQuire, Meghan Martin, Michele Parker, Patty Summa, Todd Harrison.
  • The volunteers who helped make the evening flawless: Alex Mercado, Aram Brunson, Don McKenna, George Brunson, Megan White, Rob White, Roberta Loredo, Shane McKenna, Tripti Thomas-Travers.
  • The local companies who donated or gave us discounts on delectable food, thirst-quenching beverages and various other things:  BG Events & CateringSensational FoodsCatering with Distinction, Tastings Caterers, Antoine’s Pastry Shop, The Icing on the Cake, Gordon’s Wine, Taylor Rental,  Be Our Guest, Central Rock Gym.  Please frequent these businesses and use their services!
  • The many businesses and organizations who donated items to our silent auction. For a complete list, click here Please support them!
  • To anyone else who contributed to the evening who we forgot to list. Our apologies!


For information about the items you won at the auction, and how to get them, click here: What did you win at the Big Night Auction?

What did you win at the Big Night Auction?

If you left before the closing of the Big Night Auction, please review the bidding sheets we emailed to you. The items are at the home of one of our volunteers. You can pick them up during one of the following times:

Tuesday, 05/23 – from 8:30am to 9:30am and from 1:30pm to 4pm
Wednesday, 05/24 – all day until 7pm
Thursday, 05/25 – from 8:30am to 2:30pm
Friday, 05/26 – from 8:30am to 4pm and form 6pm to 8pm

@ 55 Huntington Rd – Farlow Hill.

If you have any questions, please send a message to:

Thank you again for your support of the Bigelow PTO mission to promote the growth of the Bigelow Middle School students and support the efforts of the staff in providing an optimal educational experience for students.

PTO Board Members needed for next year

The PTO Board is 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 2017/18?  All Bigelow parents and guardians, including those of incoming 6th graders, are encourage to join the board.  The proposed slate of 2017/18 Board members will be voted on at our final PTO meeting of the year on June 7th.  Serving on the Board is a great way to meet other Bigelow parents and help out at your child’s school.  Please contact us at if you are interested in learning more.

Bigelow Library Fiction Sign Art Contest


Do you like to draw and create designs?  If so, consider submitting a design for the library art contest.

Create a permanent sign for the FICTION section in the library! Fill in the FICTION letters with images and color that best represent FICTION for you and submit to Ms. Summa in the library by the deadline.

Prize: Your sign will hang permanently in the Bigelow Library AND you’ll receive a package of art supplies.

Deadline:  Friday, June 2