Category Archives: From the PTO

Bigelow Outreach Club sponsors Paint Bar Event – June 7th

Come and demonstrate your artistic talents at the Paint Bar in West Newton on June 7th, from 6:30 to 9:30 pm

The Bigelow Outreach Club is sponsoring a night of painting and raising money for the SEGA Girls School in Tanzania! Tickets to the event are $50.00 per person – half of the proceeds go directly to the SEGA School. Order forms with more details will be distributed in homebases during the week of May 1st and can be downloaded here.  More information can be found on the Outreach Club’s website.  This event is open to kids (over the age of 8) and adults.

Please reserve your spots as soon as possible, because the Paint Bar will open this event up to the general public in mid-May. Let’s make this an all Bigelow event!

2017 Newton Schools Foundation Honor Thy Teacher

Are you looking for a way to honor and thank the exceptional teachers and staff who have motivated, educated and inspired your students to grow and achieve all year? Consider participating in Newton Schools Foundations’ Honor Thy Teacher campaign. This special program, now in its 20th year, enables families to thank teachers or other school personnel (such as a special education aide, a fine arts or music teacher, or a coach or counselor) by giving a gift to NSF in their honor.  After receiving each donation (a suggested amount is $25 per teacher/staff member), NSF will notify the honored teachers and staff of your gift; share the honoree names with the Superintendent and Principals; and list each of those honored in the Newton TAB.

You can make your tax-deductible donation on-line at www.newtonschoolsfoundation.org, or mail it to Newton Schools Foundation, P.O. Box 590020, Newton Centre, MA 02459. Please be sure to include the names of the teachers and/or staff that you are honoring.  Or look for a flyer in your mail in the coming weeks that includes a donation form.

NSF is a non-profit organization that raises funds to enhance the quality of education throughout Newton’s public schools. Your gift supports NSF initiatives including teachers’ professional development and new curricula and learning opportunities, including the following at the middle school level:

  • Middle School Peer Leadership
  • Generation Citizen
  • Integrating Coding in the Curriculum
  • Responsive Classroom Training
  • The Calculus Project

13 Reasons Why Newton Cares

On Wednesday, May 24th, the City of Newton, through its NewtonCares initiative, will host an informational evening for parents on the Netflix series 13 Reasons Why. The panel discussion, including Newton North guidance counselor Ali Malkin, will focus on how to engage people of all ages in safe, positive discussions about suicide prevention and mental health. Please see below for additional details.

This event is intended for adults, especially: Parents, caregivers, educators, coaches, youth mentors, group leaders and any adult who cares about young people

13 Reasons Why Newton Cares
Date
: Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Time: 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Location: 1000 Commonwealth Ave. Newton
Registrationwww.newtoncares.eventbrite.com (requested, not required)

Join the PTO Board next year!

Middle school is a very different experience for kids and parents so getting involved is a great way to stay connected with the school community! There are many PTO Board roles available for next year as well as committee chair positions and we would love to have representation from all grades. Please contact Tracy Carroll, the Nominating Committee Chair for more information. Thank you!

Tracy Carroll – tracy_carroll@yahoo.com, 617-913-9332

  • Co-Vice President Fundraising (Officer) (2)
  • Co-Secretary (Officer) (1)
  • Co-Treasurer (Officer) (1)
  • Co-President-Elect (2)
  • Super Supper Stroll Chair
  • Nominating Committee Member (from the Ward district)
  • Nominating Committee Member (from the Lincoln-Eliot district)
  • Nominating Committee Member (from the Underwood district)
  • Nominating Committee Member (from the Mason-Rice district)
    * One of the Nominating Committee Members will serve as Nominating Chair

Volunteers needed for Big Night

We need people to help during the day of May 20th from 11-2 to set up our Big event.  Join in and be part of the team to transform the tent at the Commander’s Mansion into the Bigelow Big Night Luau.

We also need people to help for an hour or so during the event to assure our night runs smoothly.

If your are interested in volunteering, please contact Beth Panella at beth.panella@comcast.net.

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