Category Archives: From the PTO

Bigelow Drama Spring Play: “The Actor’s Nightmare”

ACTOR’S NIGHTMARE, by Christopher Durang, is the short play that Bigelow Drama has chosen for this year’s METG Festival. It is a farcical look into the world of theatre professionals and the nightmares that haunt them.

The Bigelow production will bring a fast-paced, movement-based performance whose primary goal is to introduce the students involved to many styles of movement and performance throughout history.

All are invited to the public performance at the school:

“The Actor’s Nightmare”
Thursday April 27th, 
7 pm
Tickets $5 at the door

More information at the Bigelow Drama webpage

Bigelow Beautification – April 30

Join us as we beautify the grounds of Bigelow Middle School. We plan to clean and mulch garden beds, prune shrubs and trees, etc. outdoors. We also may build a short wooden fence to protect planting beds from foot traffic. Please bring some tools to help with the efforts.

This volunteer opportunity is part of NewtonServesa Day of Community Service that brings together over 1,000 volunteers of all ages. NewtonServes is a project of Newton Community Pride, Mayor’s Office for Cultural Affairs and the Newton Parks and Recreation Department.

Middle School Resources @ the City of Newton

The City of Newton’s Executive Office, Health and Human Services Department and Newton Public Schools are currently working on promoting out-of-school time for middle schoolers. While all young people benefit from out of school time activities that help them grow and learn, middle school tends to be an age when student participation decreases. While still in the early stages of this work, the city has created a webpage on the City website to help families find summer options for their middle schooler, as well as provide other valuable information like financial aid tips, helpful links and more. We will be continually adding more to the webpage in the coming months but with summer coming up we want to share what we have now to help with your planning. We welcome any feedback and ideas.

Middle School Summer Ideas – beyond summer camps

2017 Summer Youth Programs for Newton Youth Grades 5-8

Middle School resources webpage

Tickets for the Big Night are on sale!

Come out for the Big Night and enjoy live music, great food and drinks. It’s a a fun place to catch up with other Bigelow parents and staff. If you are new to the community or if your child is coming to Bigelow next year, it will be a great opportunity to meet new people and some of your child’s future teachers. All present and incoming parents are welcome and can raise funds for art and sciences programs.

We are arranging child care options near by. More information will be available soon.

Buy your tickets here and invite friends to join the fun.

Bigelow Big Night Luau 2017
When: Saturday, May 20th from 7pm – 11pm.
WhereCommander’s Mansion at the Arsenal in Watertown
             440 Talcott Avenue, Watertown, MA 02472
Tickets: on sale now
Why: Money raised from this event supports our students, and it’s a lot of fun!

For more information on the event, please visit the Bigelow Big Night Luau 2017 page on our website. If you have any questions please contact Beth Panella at

Thank you,
Tammy McKenna and Beth Panella – your event co-chairs