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PTO Annual Appeal 2018

The PTO is starting its annual fundraising campaign this week. A gift of any size will help us reach our goal of 100% Participation. Please be on the lookout for our appeal in the mail and on our website in the coming days.

Bigelow is fortunate to have a powerful partnership between the school’s terrific leaders, teachers and staff as well as a dedicated and vibrant PTO. See here how your donation helps the school and our children.

We need help with auction items for the Big Night

The Big Night 2018 fundraising event will take place at the Cambridge Boat Club on March 24th. We hope to see you there for a night full of food, drink, and a DJ. There will also be a silent auction where guests can place bids on donated services and items. This is where YOU can help!

We need 60 items for the Silent Auction.
We are asking that each grade donate 20 items.

Can you donate a vacation house getaway, a gift certificate from your favorite restaurant, sports tickets, host a party or BBQ at your house or ask a business for an item or a monetary donation?

Please contact Chairperson, Meredith Andrews, or Una Simmons at if you would like to donate or have any questions. More information here.

The “Bigelow Outreach Club”

The first Meeting of the The Bigelow Outreach Club will be on Thursday, January 18th, from 3 to 4 pm in Room 111 (Mr. King’s Room)
The Bigelow Outreach Program is a group of students who want to work together to make a difference in our communities and in our world. Last year, this group made Bigelow a sister school to the SEGA School for Girls in Tanzania, and we look forward to continuing this relationship as well as other outreach activities. Come join your fellow global citizens! Open to all students, all grade levels.

Yearbook Club

The Yearbook Club will start next week.

WHEN: Wednesdays (3-4/4:30, Jan. – April)
WHERE: Back Computer Lab
WHY: It’s your yearbook; you should have a say in what it looks like!

Yearbook club is open to 6th, 7th & 8th graders – no experience necessary! We are looking for hardworking students interested in photography and/or design to help create this year’s yearbook. Questions? See Ms. Rice in room 210

Just Think: Teens Making Smart Choices Expo

Teens and adults are invited to the Just Think: Teens Making Smart Choices expo for participative, informative exhibits; live music; free refreshments; and fun.

Meet 30 community exhibitors who help teens navigate life’s pressures in order to stay safe and healthy. Get information about everything from e-cigarettes and personal safety to healthy eating and body confidence to stress reduction and mental health support.

Thursday, January 18, 2018, from 5:00 to 7:30 p.m.

  • Discover community resources promoting positive decision making for teen
  • Enjoy refreshments and student performances as you browse the exhibits
  • The first 50 teens who bring a parent will receive a treat bag
  • Drawing grand prize:Bose SoundLink
  • “American Ninja Warrior” live demo!

To learn more Check out this flyer: Expo or go to
Sponsored by the Newton North PTSO

New England Camp Fair – Save the Date

Save the date for the second annual New England Camp Fair sponsored by the Underwood PTO.

When: February 11th, 11:30 am – 2:30 pm (snow date March 4th)
Where: Bigelow Middle School gymnasium

The camp fair is free and open to ALL local families, and it will bring together over 30 camps serving kids ages 5-14. Visit for a complete list of camps attending.

Monday: Big Night meeting

All are invited to help planning the  Big Night 2018!  Come to know more about our biggest social and fundraiser event and how you can contribute for its success. Light refreshments will be served. More details here.

Monday, January 8th, 7pm
at Una Simmons’ Home,
12 Willard Street (off Hunnewell Ave)
Newton MA 02458.

Please contact committee chairperson, Meredith Andrews, at  or if you cannot attend the meeting but would like to be involved.