Annual Appeal Letter

Dear Bigelow Families,

We hope that you have gotten through the craziness of the beginning of the school year unscathed and are now settled into the school year routine.  Breathe a sigh of relief and relax now because before you know it, the end of the year chaos will be upon us.

Thank you for making last year so successful for the PTO.  Your valuable donations \help in providing scholarships, enrichment programs and technology that would not be otherwise available.  In addition, last year we were able to purchase track team uniforms, music and science department equipment and scheduling software for teacher conferences.  We try very hard to enrich many departments in the school each year so that every child can benefit from our efforts.  This year we hope to finish our two-phase purchasing of all new equipment in the computer lab, begin a multi-phase sound system upgrade for the auditorium, buy additional sports uniforms and more.

The PTO budget this year is almost $50,000 – and we need your help.   We are not requesting a specific donation amount from anyone, but our goal is to have a 100% participation rate in this fundraising endeavor.  No amount is too small (or big) to give to the PTO – and all gifts make a difference.  With your financial help, all children at Bigelow can enjoy many exciting, enriching and fun educational programs. Please consider making a donation today. You can contribute by either writing a check (please make it payable to the Bigelow PTO and send it directly to the school – \attention PTO), or do it electronically via our website –  Your generosity can even be made in recognition of a teacher at school, and that teacher will receive a card honoring him/her.  Remember, we are a recognized 501(c)3 all contributions all tax deductable to the fullest extent of the law.

Thank you for your anticipated support.  We hope your children enjoy all of the programming and support the PTO provides this year.  If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us at