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.