Category Archives: From the PTO

Bigelow FORJ Movie Night: Friday, February 3rd @ 7pm


Please join Principal Coston, Bigelow FORJ, and our Boston and Newton families for a fun movie night in Bigelow’s auditorium featuring Black Panther: Wakanda Forever! After the movie, please stay for a brief Q&A session to discuss themes in the film that reflect the world’s experience of race, gender, colonialism, and identity.

Pizza, popcorn, and water will be available. ($1 each)

Please RSVP HERE to let us know you are coming!

Bigelow PoPS Meeting: Tuesday, February 7th @ 7:30pm

The Bigelow PoPS (Parents of Performing Students) is a community of dedicated parents that supports the performing arts through advocacy, fundraising, coordination, and volunteering. Any parent or guardian who has a student in Orchestra, Chorus, Band, A Capella, or Drama is welcome and encouraged to participate in the PoPS and support our students and performing arts faculty.

Please join us at our next virtual meeting, Tuesday, February 7 from 7:30-8:30. We look forward to getting to know you!

Zoom link: Join here

Learn more about the CAPS Deaf & Hard of Hearing Program at Bigelow: Tuesday, 2/28, 1-2 pm

In case you were not aware—this school year, Bigelow gained a cohort of Deaf and Hard of Hearing students. These students are part of the CAPS Collaborative Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program, and it is very possible that your child has classes and interactions with these special students every day! Bigelow Counseling along with the CAPS Staff is excited to introduce the CAPS Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program in Newton and explain what this means for your child and the life and culture at Bigelow.

Please join us on Tuesday, February 28, 2023 from 1-2 pm in the Bigelow Library for a discussion where will we celebrate our partnership and share information about the Deaf community. Please see the provided flyer or CLICK HERE to RSVP. We look forward to hosting you!

New State Behavioral Health Help Line

The Massachusetts Department of Mental Health has launched a new Behavioral Health Help Line that people can call or text at 833-773-2445. It is available to all Massachusetts residents, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and in more than 200 languages.

The help line can help individuals and families navigate the behavioral health system and access treatment, including mobile crisis services.

For more information, please visit the Mass Help Line website or the FAQ. Anyone with questions or concerns about the help line can email the help line director at

Newton Corner Neighborhood Association Meeting: Thursday, February 2 @7:30 pm

The next Zoom meeting of the Newton Corner Neighborhood Association (NCNA) will be held on Thursday, February 2, at 7:30 PM

This meeting will feature Marc Hershman, AIA, of MSH Architecture Associates who will address the critical issues associated with zoning reform and how they pertain to Newton Corner.  Other agenda items include the upcoming Department of Transportation Meeting on improving rotary traffic and the historical preservation status of 41 Washington Street. 

If you are not yet a member of the NCNA and would like to join and attend the meeting, please contact Robin Boger at: Thank you.

About Newton Corner Neighborhood Association (NCNA)

The Newton Corner Neighborhood Association (NCNA) is an organization of Newton Corner residents working together to build our community. We hold a Zoom meeting at 7:30 PM on the first Thursday of every month where local issues are discussed and guest speakers make short presentations and respond to questions.  Only members of the NCNA receive Zoom invitations; membership is free. Meetings are strictly limited to one hour and extensive notes are sent to all members after each meeting.

18th Annual Teen Summer Expo: Monday, February 6, 5:30-8:30 pm

PLAN YOUR TEEN’S PERFECT SUMMER  – The 18th annual Teen Summer Expo will be Monday, February 6 at Newton South High School, 5:30-8:00pm in the cafeteria.

Meet with directors of a curated group of meaningful summer enrichment programs for kids ages 12-18. Options for every interest and budget.

FREE and OPEN TO ALL. PreRegister at and share with friends on Facebook.

Yard Sign Contest: Slow Down Near Schools

The 7th Annual Massachusetts Safe Routes to School Yard Sign Contest is underway! This year’s theme is slowing down in school zones or on school property.

Students in grades 2-8 are invited to create a message to encourage drivers to slow down near schools. Four winners will be selected from throughout the state and the yard signs will be printed and distributed to communities to put up around schools.

Entries are due Friday, February 17th.

More details can be found here, along with contest guidelines and entry forms available in EnglishSpanishPortuguese, and Haitian Creole.