Notes about the PTO Meeting

We had our first PTO meeting of the year on October 18th 2017.  Below is a summary of what we talked about:

1. Principal’s Welcome and Update

1) Two research studies:
a. Brandeis University. Study on political socialization of adolescents.
b. Wellesley college. Study on social media and the effects on early social media use
2) All School Dance on 10/27.
3) Bigelow has a new Tweeter account
4) Progress reports
5) One Book, One School program
6) Turkey Ball.
7) How to deal with smartphones for kids?

2. PTO fundraisers

  • The Supper Stroll – 11/04
  • New Ginza. – 11/22
  • Skate Night at the Warrior rink. 12/08
  • Bigelow Big Night. – 03/24
  • Amazon Smile. Button on website
  • Candle Fundraiser – 10/27 to 11/9
  • SchoolKidz school supply boxes – The PTO will not be doing it anymore.

3. Nominating Committee Needs and Volunteers

  • To comply with the PTO by-laws, we need parents from the 4 feeder schools to join the nominating committee
  • Volunteer opportunities are always open at the Bigelow PTO.

4. Programs supported by the PTO

  • Creative Arts and Sciences
  • One Book, One School

5. Open for Questions and Comments.

  • Families Organizing for Racial Justice
  • Peer Leaders program at Bigelow
  • GSA Club at Bigelow
  • Bigelow Outreach Club

6. Next PTO meetings
Winter Meeting: 01/11/18
Spring Meeting: 04/04/18
Annual Meeting: 06/06/18

Please read the Meeting Minutes for more details.