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Join us for a parent gathering with the Principal

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

Join us on Tuesday, September 25th, 7pm at the Bigelow Library. Principal Todd Harrison will update parents on the happenings at the school and PTO officers will talk about PTO events  and plans for the 2018-19 year, including 8th Grade Activities. We will be joined by a representative from FORJ, who will talk about what Newton families have been doing about understanding and curiosity about racial and social differences in our society. Parents are welcome to bring comments and topics of discussion or concern to the meeting.

Hope to see you there!

8th Grade Car Wash

Does your car need the “Bigelow shine”? Let the 8th Grade Bigelow Class 2019 get it cleaned up for you! And if you are a little hungry, there will also be a bake sale.

Friday, September 28, 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

TEN Tables – Saturday, November 3rd

TEN Tables, formerly the Supper Stroll, is a progressive dinner fundraiser for the Bigelow PTO. It is held at several homes in succession on one night. Planning has started for this enjoyable adult evening of food, friends and cheer. We need your help! We need an appetizer host and we need at least TEN dinner hosts.

The appetizer host has everyone meet at their house from 6:30 – 8:00. At 8:00pm you leave to go to dinner at a dinner hosts’ house. We need at least TEN dinner hosts to sign up and open their homes for a dinner of 6-12 people. Lastly, at 10:00 you leave dinner and head to Kevin and Sandra Kelley’s home for dessert. TEN Tables (Supper Stroll) has been an enjoyable PTO fundraiser for many, many years at Bigelow. Please consider opening your home for this fun community fundraiser.

Appetizers 6:30 – 8:00 – One Host Needed – Please Sign up Now
Dinner 8:00 -10:00 – At Least TEN Hosts Needed – Please Sign Up Now
Dessert 10:00 – 11:30 – at The Kelley’s House

As a host you can make your dinner fancy, casual, buffet, sit-down, take out, inside, outside, you can even co-host with another family. All of these scenarios will work. It’s all good, please consider hosting. Contact Una Simmons,, or if you would like to host, if you have any questions or if you would like to contribute a dessert.

It was a great picnic!!!

Thank you to all who contributed to make it happen! Many families came out and had the opportunity to meet or catch up. Due to the weather, the activities took place at the Bigelow Gym, which allowed for everyone to chat, sit and eat – thanks to the food truck and the great bake sale the 8th graders promoted. Basketballs were out for kids to run around – and they also had fun singing a Bigelow banner.

Congratulations to C. Kovach for winning two tickets to the Bigelow Celtics Night in January! Stay tuned for more information regarding this exciting event!

Last chance to update info and order Bigelow Family Directory: 09/17

The Bigelow Family Directory is going to print tomorrow (9/17)! Please confirm or update your information now. Families that do not update their data will be displayed as entered or might not be included. To order a paper copy of the Directory login to MySchoolAnywhere and go to “Our Store”. Prepaid Directories will be distributed on Back to School Night (10/4) or a limited supply will be available for $20 cash. More information HERE.

Let’s get our kids outside! Parents volunteers wanted

Laps at Lunch is back! This is a great program designed by Bigelow to give students a daily opportunity to get outside for movement and fresh air. It allows students to walk laps around the inside perimeter of Burr Park once they’re done with their lunches in the cafeteria. Would you like to help? If interested please contact Mary Fitzgerald (physical education teacher) at: More about the program here.

6th Grade Parents Potluck – Please RSVP

The 6th Grade Parents Potluck is a wonderful, low-key, no-stress opportunity to meet with other 6th grade parents and build a community for the next 3 years of middle school! This year’s Potluck will be hosted by 6th grade parents Jen and Chris Murphy + Holly and Ben Raynes, on Saturday, September 22nd, 6:30pm. Please RSVP to

Please bring your own beverage(s) and if your child’s last name begins with:

A – E    Please bring a dessert
F – L     Please bring a main dish
M – R   Please bring a side dish or salad
S – Z    Please bring an appetizer