Category Archives: From the PTO

You are invited for an evening of conversation about Bigelow and the PTO!

Monday, September 23, from 7 to 8:30 pm at the home of Karen and Larry Markson, 150 Hunnewell Ave.

Please join us for the first PTO gathering of the year where we will discuss the 2019/2020 Bigelow school year and how you can get involved! 

Your involvement is critical to making this year a successful one, and we are so grateful for your support. Come and meet other Bigelow parents, both new and current, and enjoy a glass of wine and light appetizers!

Principal Todd Harrison will update parents on the happenings at the school and PTO officers will talk about PTO events and plans for the 2019-20, including 8th Grade Activities and volunteering opportunities.

Hope to see you there!

2019-2020 Membership Drive

Thank you to all who contributed with the PTO by paying Membership Dues!

Although dues are voluntary, they are critical to help fund enrichment materials for classrooms, technology, community events, and much more. Please take a minute to see what your PTO does for our children and the school.

There’s still time to contribute! Please go to our Membership page and choose the amount you would like to donate. Thanks!

PoPS – Meet the Team

The PoPS would like to invite all parents of performing arts students to meet the team. Help us welcome Kevin William (drama), Cara Bergantino (music/band/orchestra) and Hannah Merchant (tech) to the community. Jamie Albert’s will also join for questions, answers, light appetizers and beverages.

Wednesday, September 25⋅7:00 – 9:00pm, at 155 Waverley Ave

Car Wash this Friday!

Does your car need the “Bigelow shine”? Let the 8th Grade Bigelow Class 2020 get it cleaned up for you! And if you are a little hungry, there will also be a bake sale.

Friday, September 27, 3pm – 4:30pm, in the Bigelow Parking Lot.  Cost: $10.  

All proceeds benefit the 8th grade end-of-year events. Stop by to clean your car, get a bite to eat and be entertained!

For 8th Grade Parents:  If you would like to donate items for the bake sale or help supervise the car wash, please sign up here:  Car Wash / Bake Sale Sign up

Bigelow’s PE classes outside

“Hello Bigelow Families,
Just letting everyone know that Bigelow’s PE classes will start going outside on Monday September 23rd.  It is a good idea to have layers of clothing.  Sweatshirts and jackets are a great to have.  Also the field is wet in the morning.  An old pair of sneakers should be worn or changed into at school.
Thanks,Ms. Fitz and Mr. P”

Would you like to see more kids walk and bike to school?

International Walk & Roll to School Day is the first week of October. In preparation, Newton parents – what is it that keeps you or your children from walking or biking safely to your destination? Be part of the solution and alert the City of Newton via Newton 311. 

Potholes, sidewalk repairs, traffic signal not working, faded or missing crosswalks, shrubs overtaking the sidewalk. Snap a photo, note the location, and submit to Newton 311:

Submit on the city webpage or download the mobile app. Include photos if you can. You can also call 311 from your landline, 617-796-100 from cell to report problems. Make Newton safer for everyone!

Brought to you by the Newton Safe Routes to School Task Force

Interested in leading the Safe Routes to School Team at Bigelow? Contact us:

Does your child have an IEP or 504 Plan?

Then check out the Newton SEPAC (Special Education Parent Advisory Council) at  This is a volunteer organization of parents of children with special needs from preschool through high school. SEPAC is in need of a parent representative from Bigelow!  If you are interested in the position or would like more information about the SEPAC in general, please contact Liaison Coordinator Kim Gallaugher at

This Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at 7:30 PM – 9 PM, there will be a workshop at the Ed Center to learn more about the role of the SEPAC in our community. More information here.