A big thank you to everyone who has supported Bigelow this year. Please join us on May 30th at 7pm for our volunteer appreciation. It will be held at the home of Julie Bourgoin. Please RSVP to her at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are able to attend.
The gathering is also a great time to find out about ways to volunteer for next year. All are welcome.
Back by popular demand! We will be using the convenient services of Staples SchoolKidz, Inc. and their Teacher Tailored® back-to-school supply kit program again this year!
Staples SchoolKidz, Inc. offers brand name items, chosen by the teachers and is exactly what is on your child’s supply list. The Brand names include, but are not limited to, Crayola®, Fiskars®, Elmer’s® and Staples®. Best of all, the entire package comes in a reusable personalized kit.
We are offering this program as a service to the students and parents of our school and hope this makes your transition to Bigelow Middle School easier. We believe this is a wonderful program for purchasing your child’s exact school supplies and encourage you to take advantage of this offer. Why fight long lines and stress of trying to find every single requested item on your child’s supply list? All of the shopping is done for you!
This program will save you time, allowing more summer vacation time, making “back-to-school time” less hectic and more enjoyable for both students and parents. We believe you will find the pricing to be very reasonable. All kits will be delivered to the school and can be picked up on Tuesday, August 27th – details to follow.
Go to: www.shopttkits.com and enter acct #32972.
If you have any questions, please email us at Bigelowbulldog@gmail.com.
Becky Manley, Beth Coomber and Mindy Frankel Peckler
The Bigelow Library is a vibrant place. Students come regularly searching for a good book to read. Making sure that the library maintains a collection that is of interest for the students will continue to help build a community of readers here at Bigelow. The Buy a Book Fund Drive helps the library maintain its vibrancy and meet the demand for high interest fiction.
This year through the winter book drive the library was able to purchase the popular Divergent Series by Veronica Roth. Funds were also used to purchase high interest fiction books to support the eighth grade “Northbound” section of the library. Titles written by popular authors such as Jennifer Brown and John Green have been circulating regularly.
Thanks you if you have donated already. This fund drive is a wonderful way to honor a teacher, coach, staff member at Bigelow, or your graduating eighth grader. Your generosity is deeply appreciated. Please consider making another small donation again at the end of the year to honor your graduating child or a staff member.
For a $15 donation (via check or paypal), the Bigelow librarian will purchase a book and attach a plate with the honoree’s name into the book. We will send letters to the honorees informing them who donated in their honor. For questions contact: Eva Schmitt at 617-699-9185 or email@example.com
To make a donation click here:
4th Annual Plant Swap on Saturday, May 18, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. 27 George Street (near Centre and Cabot intersection). Bring a Plant/Take a Plant: Ferns creeping out of bounds? Hostas growing like weeds? Lily of the Valley taking over your yard? Now is the time to thin your garden. Don’t put those Iris divisions into the compost bin. Trade them in! Use flower pots, milk cartons, coffee cans, yogurt tubs, even plastic bags to pot up your cast-offs. Labels would be nice. Early drop-offs are fine.
Exchanges are free, but please consider the donation box marked “Newton METCO Scholarship Fund.”
An annual project started by a Bigelow Middle School student, now at NNHS, to benefit his METCO classmates through ‘recycling at its best!’
The Bigelow Teacher Appreciation Tea is this Tueaday May 7th.
Please help us create a delightful tea to show our appreciation to our wonderful teachers and staff!
We need food donations such as Fruit, quiches, finger sandwiches, salads, scones, dessert.
Use this link to sign up:
We also need set up help at 12:30 pm, or clean up help at 3:30 pm.
We are also accepting gift cards to area businesses or restaurants to be used in a raffle for the teachers at the event.
For more information email the PTO at Bigelowbulldog@gmail.com