Category Archives: From the PTO

Thank you for a very successful Online Auction!

On behalf of the PTO and the Bigelow Auction committee, we’d like to extend our sincere THANKS for your charitable donations and sponsorships to our first ever Bigelow Online Auction. Every item donated, every dollar sponsored and every bid, made a world of difference! Despite the challenges COVID-19 has brought to our lives and the adjustments we had to make, with YOUR generosity, we still raised over $11,000! We’re so very proud and grateful for the strength of our community – BIGELOW, you came through!

Special thanks to Mr. Todd Harrison, Mr. Mogenson, our amazing teachers.  and to the auction committee : Cheryl Abramson, Alexia Giannakopoulos, Una Simmons, Karen Markson and Joana Canedo – they are at the forefront of our cause and their efforts and commitment  have allowed this event to be a huge success. In addition, big thanks to Debbie O’Rourke, Susan Guinta, Beth Hicks, Caryn Lipchin, Kristyn Raymond, Shital Gandhi, Jenessa Freid, Simone Altindag, Ashley Ackerman, Heather Philbrook who’ve all volunteered to help and shared some great ideas for the auction!

We hope this was a positive experience for all and that we can continue to count on your support in the future. We look forward to next year!!

Twelfth Night: The Musical: The MOVIE!

Last Friday (05/22), students, teachers and parents watched together, live on Newton North TV, the world premier of Bigelow’s 2020 winter play: Twelfth Night: The Musical: The MOVIE!

If you missed the show, it is up for your viewing pleasure! Watch anytime!

Download the program for the cast and crew list, as well as a synopsis of the play, technical notes, updates on the auditorium and thoughts on being In the play by cast members.


Join our Board in 2021-2022!

Please throw your hat in the ring by Wednesday, May 27th, so we can prepare a slate to be voted by all parents on Tuesday, Jun 2, 2020.
(Save the date! – All parents and guardians are invited to our Annual budget and voting meeting).

We have several PTO Board and committee roles open and we would love to have representation from all feeder schools. We are looking for leaders to share positions with the current board members, in order to ensure continuity to ur programs.

  • Co-President (1): Rotating leaders who are accountable for the success of the PTO
  • Vice President (1): Work with board and committee chairs to coordinate fundraising activities
  • Secretary (1): Take minutes, keep the PTO calendar current, communication flow
  • Creative Arts & Sciences (2): Help enrich the curriculum by planning cultural events for the student body
  • More opportunities listed HERE.

Yes, I want to get involved

This is a great opportunity to get involved, stay connected with our Bigelow community, get to know teachers, staff and families from other schools! Parents and guardians from all grades may join! We especially welcome parents of incoming 6th grades to participate and learn more about middle school.

Apart but still together. We are Bigelow!

Message from the Bigelow Staff – 

We miss you! We’re thinking of you all the time, and hope you are doing well. Here’s a music video we put together for you with a special appearance from Ms. Gao’s real bulldogs Mr. Mosley and Princess Charlotte!

If you haven’t had a chance to view the music video made by Bigelow staff, please do so. As the music and signs convey, we miss seeing your children in person, and want to send our words of encouragement to them.  We know how hard this long disruption has been for them, so we hope the video gives them a lift.  Here is the link:  Bigelow Music Video

By the way… Can you guess who the bulldog is?

Special thanks to school psychologist Dr. J. for making it. Be safe. Be strong. Be Bigelow 3.0!

Twelfth Night: The Musical: The MOVIE!

Dear families, colleagues, and friends,
Thank you for waiting patiently for 10 extra weeks. The wait was worth it. Elijah did an amazing job editing footage from our final dress, and next Friday we can finally share it with you! See the fancy trailer Elijah made below and GET HYPED! We’ll see you next Friday at Newton North TV!

Watch Twelfth Night: The Musical: THE MOVIE on Friday, May 22 at 7pm! Here’s a Sneak Peek, produced by Elijah Taylor, Major 2 NNTV ©2020.

Ms A, Ms Mo, Ms Merchant

Twelfth Night | Official Trailer HD

The Bigelow Middle School Drama Cast have put on a performance for the small screen. The Covid-19 pandemic lead to the closure of Newton Public Schools, but that didn’t stop the cast & crew from putting on a show. William Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night” truly was the best fit for a this middle school stage performance to be adapted for the small screen. The gender-fluid comedy focuses on a shipwrecked female, Viola (Maya Lucas), finds herself in the nonsensical land of Illyria while looking for her twin brother, Sebastian (Arnav Travers), who was also present on the ship. While in Illyria, Viola seeks to work for the Duke Orsino (Parker Mace) who pursues an interest in the Countess Olivia (Charlotte Davis). Throughout the play progresses, Viola finds herself in unbarring situations among the Duke, Countess, and the other varlets of Illyria, as she attempts to live a false persona. This is one show you do not want to miss! Premieres May 22, 2020 7:00PM EST on Newton North TV.