Bigelow Middle School 2017-2018 Yearbook

Yearbook order forms were given out in homerooms last week.

All-color pages
Durable hard cover with original design by 8th grade artists
Price: $25
Deadline: April 13th
Payments: cash, check or ONLINE

Order online today HERE. (Bigelow’s Yearbook ID Code: 1945918). If you would rather pay by cash or check (payable to: Bigelow Middle School), please place payment in a sealed envelope with the student’s name and homeroom written on the front. Your student should give the envelope to his/her homeroom teacher.

Empty Bowls to benefit the Centre Street Food Pantry

Help fight hunger in our community by joining us for Empty Bowls. For a $10.00 donation to the Centre Street Food Pantry, guests receive a handmade bowl of their choice, soup, bread and dessert while listening to live local music.

April 13th, 5:00 – 8:00 pm
Lasell College’s Dewitt Hall, 80 Maple Street, Newton

How to talk to your kids about consent

Join Boston Globe Spotlight Team journalist Sacha Pfeiffer and panelists Jenn Abelson, Jaclyn Friedman, Casey Corcoran, and Chessy Prout in a discussion about tactics for talking to your kids about consent. For more information, visit bostonglobe.com/consent. This will be an appropriate event for teens.

April 10th, 6:30 pm (doors at 6:00 pm)
CIC Boston, 50 Milk Street, Boston
Lighthouse Room, 20th Floor

SAT Subject Test Prep

Let NCE help you prepare for the SAT II Subject Tests in Chemistry and Biology. In the Chemistry Review class you’ll review the major topics covered on the SAT Chemistry subject test, including thermodynamics, electrochemistry, kinetics, equilibrium, and nuclear and organic chemistry, which students may not have encountered in class. Calculators are not permitted for this test, so they’ll incorporate estimation into the test-taking strategies.

In the Biology Review class instructors will distill the major themes taught in the year-long high school class and cover the following topics: basic biochemistry, cell structure and function, cellular transport, energy in living systems, cell reproduction, genetics, evolution, ecology, and major groups of living organisms.

For more information on these classes, and the other college test prep programs in SAT/ACT Prep and college essay writing, visit newtoncommunityed.org or call 617-559-6999.

Chemistry Review: four Tuesdays, May 1st – 22nd , 7:00 – 9:00 pm at Newton North Biology Review: four Wednesdays, May 2nd – 23rd, 7:00 – 9:00 pm at Newton South

Navigating the Student-Athlete College Search and Recruiting Process

If you’re a student-athlete approaching the college application process, you may be experiencing some stress. The college selection and recruiting process starts much earlier for you and can be complex and time-consuming. Instructor Nick Michael of Odyssey College Search, is here to tell you that there is a college for every student-athlete who wants to earn a college degree while playing his or her favorite sport.

Come to an overview of the college search and recruiting process and learn to successfully navigate the maze of issues facing the student-athlete. Find out what college coaches and admissions officers are looking for, and how to get their attention. You’ll leave with action steps for each year of college. To learn more or to register visit newtoncommunityed.org or call 617-559-6999.

Two-session program, May 1st and May 3rd, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Newton North High School

Two Massachusetts Moms Say No to College Debt for Kids

Last summer two friends were chatting about how expensive college tuition is these days and the impending mounds of debt their collective six kids were most likely going to
be faced with.

They decided plan the first ever Massachusetts Strategic Scholarship Bootcamp. Kerry Strollo, mom and event co-organizer said “This is about educating parents that you don’t have to sit idly by and just hope something down the line will work out financially for your kids. This is about early success planning so you (and your kiddos) are not panicked when they are a senior in High School on how they, or you, will afford college. Who knew kids in 7th and 8th grade can start to obtain and stockpile scholarships, and High Schoolers can earn so much they pay for their college education and then receive overpayments for living expenses after college? I didn’t, and we have 4 kids! As soon as I learned this I wanted to shout it from the mountain tops.”  Strollo added, “There are tips, techniques, and a path to finding the scholarships, however it starts with putting together a plan of action. This Bootcamp is designed to help you craft that plan for success.”

Rosette Cataldo, mom and event co-organizer looks at it though a different lens.  “I watch my kids, albeit great students, wasting time every day on the internet, Fort Nite, YouTube, Netflix…you name it. These kids must use their devices and brains for a better purpose.  I want to educate my children on how to make the internet a gold mine that works for them, their future and not just a time suck.”

This event is all about educating local parents and students at the same time and getting them aligned to work together with a plan so that the family isn’t crippled with debt. This investment in your child’s future is $49.00 per person.  Students are encouraged to join their parents. For more info please visit www.strategicscholarships.com

The Strategic Scholarship Bootcamp will be held:
May 1st, 7:00 – 9:00 pm Marriott Hotel, Newton

Harness the power of social media for positive change

Want your middle-schooler using social media in positive, empowering ways?
Here to help is Mediagirls, a nonprofit that teaches middle-school girls how to discover their self-worth and harness the power of media for positive change!

Check out their upcoming #realmediagirl workshop. The 3-hour workshop will be taught by a team of inspiring Boston University students who serve on the MEDIAGIRLS Leadership Council. Participants will learn to think critically about undermining media messages, define their self-worth, and create empowering and positive content for girls using Instagram and other platforms. Space is limited so register quickly at www.mediagirls.org/Mayworkshop.

May 12th, 9:00 am – 12:00 noon
Wellesley Free Library, 530 Washington Street, Wellesley

Book Launch party

Please join the book launch party of How To Coach Girls, by Newton moms, Mia Wenjen and Alison Foley. Did you know that 70% of all kids quit organized sports by the age of 13, with girls quitting at 6x the rate of boys?

Alison Foley, Boston College’s Women’s Head Soccer Coach, and Mia Wenjen, parenting blogger at PragmaticMom.com, help coaches — both parent volunteer and professional — crack the code of how to keep girls in sports.

May 11th,  5:00 pm
Artemis Yoga, 639 M. Auburn Street.

Artemis Yoga is owned by Newton mom, Liz Padula.

Happier Now talk

Please join a evening with Happier founder and TED Talk speaker, Nataly Kogan. Nataly will share her game-changing strategies and insights on how you can live a happier life. She will talk about her new book, Happier Now, and about her time volunteering at the SEGA girls school in Tanzania, Africa.

Books will be available for purchase at the event. Reception to follow. Presented by Nurturing Minds, www.nurturingmindsinafrica.org. Purchase tickets at the event website www.tiny.cc/happier. For email inquiries please contact info@nurturingmindsinafrica.org

May 15th,  7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Mosesian Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal Street, Watertown

Preschool registration open

The Rockwell Preschool at Lasell College is currently accepting applications for the 2018-19 school year. Rockwell has a half-day morning preschool and transition kindergarten and will be offering a full day, full year program as well as flexible extended day hours until 6:00 starting in September, 2018.

Conveniently located on the Lasell College campus near the junction of routes 16 and 30 at 70 Studio Road, Auburndale. Please contact Kathleen Rudnicki at 617-243-2355 or krudnicki@lasell.edu for more information or to schedule a tour.