Category Archives: From the PTO

Let’s get our Directory ready for the new school year

Please help the Bigelow PTO provide a comprehensive family directory for our community.

Your family information needs to be confirmed or updated by September 10th, so it shows correctly in the printed version. Parents that do not update their data will be displayed as entered.

The online directory is open to all Bigelow families at all times, and it’s important that it’s information is accurate.

To make sure your family’s contact information is in the directory, please follow one of these two steps:

Thank you!

Please reserve your copy of the directory here. Printed directories will be distributed on Back to School Night (October, 5th).

Bigelow PTO Membership

All Bigelow Middle School parents & guardians are members of the PTO. Dues are voluntary, but they help fund enrichment materials for classrooms, teacher appreciation events, and much more.

Suggested PTO dues are $20 and they include one paper copy of our Family Directory. Additional directories are available for $15. All contributions in excess of the benefit received ($15 per directory) are tax-deductible. Directories will be available at Back to School Night, October 5th.

You can pay by clicking HERE or mailing in a paper dues form (download HERE).

All School Picnic – Save the date

Please mark your calendars for the All School Picnic on Thursday, September 14th, 5:30 PM – 7 PM at Burr Park (in case of inclement weather we will move to the cafeteria and the gym). There will be a food truck and lots of fun as we come together as a school community to reconnect with old friends and make new ones. More information to come!

6th Grade Parents Potluck – Save the Date 09/22

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!

PLEASE NOTE THE NEW DATE: September 22nd, 7pm

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

Please note: This is an adult only evening.

If you have any questions or concerns please send an email to

Parent Handbook available online

From the 2017-2018 Bigelow Parent Handbook

The Bigelow Parent Handbook is online at our website ( It is filled with important information about Bigelow and the upcoming school year. Please read it carefully, especially the information about our core values, operation, and policies. In particular, all sixth grade and new students are required to read our Rules and Regulations and our Safe Busing Checklist. If your child is a sixth grader or new, please make sure that he or she reads these pages before school begins, and that you review this information with him or her. School supply lists for each grade level are printed in the back. Enclosed is a helpful page from the Parent Handbook for parents, “Guidelines for Parents,” about whom to contact when you have a question or concern.

Download the 2017-2018 Bigelow Parent Handbook here.

Cross Country – Sign Up Meeting for 2017 Season

From Patty Summa – Bigelow X-Country Coach

Wednesday, September 6, 2017
Bigelow M.S. Library
2:45  p.m. – 3:15 p.m.

If your child is interested in participating in cross country, make sure that he/she has an updated physical on file with the school nurse.  Updated means within the past 12 months. Please email Coach Summa if  you have questions.

Please visit the Bigelow X-Country website for more information

Welcome to the 2017-2018 school year!

We hope things are off to a great start!!

These are some of the events planned for this year:

6th Grade Orientation
First Day of School
All School Picnic
6th Grade Potluck
8th Grade Car Wash
Back to School Night
1st PTO Meeting
Supper Stroll
Election Day Bake Sale
Teacher Appreciation Luncheon
Bigelow Big Night                          
August 29
September 5
September 14
September 22*
September 28
October 5
October 18
November 4
November 7
February 7
March 24

All of these events and others can be found in the calendar at our website, which can be linked to your personal calendar by following the instructions at the bottom right.

As parents or guardians of students at Bigelow, you are all members of the PTO. The PTO acts as a liaison between parents and the school, helps to build community and foster communication and fundraises for the priorities set by Bigelow.

Please, take a minute to read about the Bigelow PTO’s purposes and what it does to promote the core values of the Bigelow Middle School, by supporting performing arts, technology and lots more for our children and the school. The Bigelow PTO is a volunteer organization and your participation enriches the school environment.

We wish you and your students a very successful year!

* Please note the date change (correct date in 09/22)

Keep up to date with the happenings at Bigelow  

Our primary source of communication with families is through email. Throughout the year we send important information related to PTO events and activities. Our notices and newsletters will provide you with important dates, messages from the Principal, EEE activities/club sign up and other information needed to navigate the school year. You can register as many emails as you would like.

PTO Notes are sent to your email weekly on Sunday evenings with current events and other timely information. The PTO also sends weekly Community Notes every Wednesday as a service to our community. You can always check out our website to find out what is happening at Bigelow and for more information.

Please click here to update your email preferences or sign up to the list.