Category Archives: From the PTO

The New England Percussion Ensemble will present at Bigelow this Tuesday

As part of the Bigelow CASC program, the New England Percussion Ensemble will present to all grades of Bigelow this coming Tuesday, December 5th.

The entire school will be treated to a performance by the unique New England Percussion Ensemble. They are nationally known for their highly energetic, educational and entertaining presentations. In their program, “Language of the Ancients”, the New England Percussion Ensemble will present a multicultural blend of music on percussive instruments from around the globe. With recreations of prehistoric log drums to the electric vibraphone the ensemble reaches across time and continents with a collection of rhythms and instruments from Africa, Europe, Asia, South America, and the United States.

The CASC programs, funded solely by the PTO, are made possible through PTO fundraising. Thank you for you support!

Save the Date for our Big Night: Bigelow-on-the-Charles

Big Night 2018: Saturday, March 24th – Bigelow-on-the-Charles at the Cambridge Boat Club.

This fundraising event is for adults in the Bigelow community to come together for a night of food, fun & cheer. There will be a DJ, a silent auction & more – all at the beautiful Cambridge Boat Club overlooking the Charles River.
Please contact Meredith Andrews @, if you would like to be involved in the organization of this fun event. The next meeting will be in January. We will be looking for silent auction donations. Be on the lookout for more information after the winter break. Thank you!

More about the Bigelow Big Night.

8th Grade – Dancing With The Stars

On Friday, December 22, 1:05-2:45pm, the 8th grade will hold their annual “Dancing With The Stars” performance in the gym. During the month of December, students learn ballroom dancing in their Physical Education classes, leading to this grand performance right before the December vacation. Parents (as well as students and staff) are invited to sit in the bleachers and spectate. To see your child in formal wear dancing the foxtrot is an event not to be missed!

Parent-Conference Reservations

Parent-teacher conferences are coming up soon in December 2017-January 2018.  You may sign-up on-line for these conferences beginning Tuesday, November 28, at 8:00 am, and continuing until Monday, December 18, 11:00 pm. Reservations are made on a first come, first served basis on the Virtual Paragon reservation system. 
To schedule a conference with your child’s teachers or cluster, login to the Virtual Paragon website.
For the password and for more details about the dates and information about the conferences, please see the email from Principal Todd Harrison on November 17.

8th Grade – NYC field trip forms due

All 8th Grade students who take Spanish, Chinese, Italian, or who do not take a world language at Bigelow received a packet of information and forms on 11/14. These forms and an initial non-refundable deposit are due back by Tuesday, November 28, 2017. Please complete and return the forms and deposit to your child’s homebase teacher by Tuesday, November 28, 2017. If you have any questions about the trip, please contact Mr. Harrison or the grade 8 counselor, Jessica Pierce.

Turkey Bowl 2017

Next Wednesday morning, November 22, 9:30-11:00am, the 8th grade will hold its annual Turkey Bowl in Burr Park.

This is a spirit-filled flag-football game. Cluster 8E competes versus Cluster 8F for the coveted Turkey Bowl trophy led by coaches Michael “Bear” Burtch and Andrew “Belichek” Swan. Parents are invited to come cheer on their children. This is a great way to kick-off the holiday weekend.

The PTO will provide pizza, cider, and dessert for the students in the cafeteria after the game.  Students should bring $5 for this lunch.

Print your coupon for the New Ginza Dinner

Pre-Thanksgiving Japanese dinner. Don’t forget to bring your printed coupon so Bigelow receive 20% of your meal’s price on Tuesday, November 21st.

Before you head out of town or start cooking for the holiday, order dinner from New Ginza to support Bigelow PTO. Print this coupon out and hand it in when you pay. The kind folks at New Ginza will then donate 20% of your meal’s price back to Bigelow Middle School PTO. This is for dine in, take out or delivery. Please share this coupon and let your friends and family know about this offer.

New Ginza Dinner
Print the coupon here.
Tuesday November 21, 2017

65 Galen Street
Watertown, MA