Complimentary Summer Camp Advisory Service

Summer 365 is a complimentary service that matches your child to the experience of a lifetime. One that best suits their interests, personality—and your specific needs and requirements. With first-hand knowledge of over 500 camps and programs in the ever-growing portfolio, Summer 365 takes great pride in their relationships and are confident in providing unbiased recommendations. This first-hand knowledge plus a friendly “get to know you” philosophy are what creates the best, most qualified matches.

Selecting the right camp is an important decision. They are here for you every step of the way including:
-A curated list of camp of recommendations
-Help planing home visits, tours, and rookie days
-Ongoing resource for tips, advice, and insight

Every child deserves the gift of summer. GIVE SUM is a special scholarship fund for families who would otherwise not be able to afford to send their children to camp. For every child that they help place in a camp or program, Summer 365 will make a donation to this fund.

Plan your child’s best summer ever! Contact or 617-320-0620.

Personalized Group Training

Functional Fitness 101 for Personalized Group Training:
Do you have joint pain and stiffness? Muscle weakness? Do you want to lose fat and gain strength? Whether you’re new to exercise or looking for a new challenge, then this class is for you.

You will learn how your body is supposed to move, improve your range of motion in your load-bearing joints – shoulders, knees, hips, and ankles – in order to build strength and improve flexibility. Using a variety of equipment and your own body weight, you will perform a series of exercises that target your lower and upper body at the same time with an emphasis on core stability.

“I find myself thinking of what Kathryn told me during class — shoulders down and back, squeeze butt and brace core — when I’m vacuuming, picking up my daughter and laundry. I do the chin tuck while I’m driving and hip openers while I’m doing dishes. I no longer have neck and shoulder pain.” – Patty A.

Cost per month — $79/monthly for 1 x weekly sessions and $149/monthly for 2 x weekly sessions. First class is free. Learn more at or contact fitness trainer and owner Kathryn M. Quirk at or 617-875-6003.

Wednesday’s and Friday’s, 8:30 am
Lower Falls Community Center, 545 Grove Street, Newton

Chemistry tutor

Improve your grade in your Chemistry course. Prepare yourself for SAT2 Chemistry exam. Lida Famili, a retired Milton Academy Chemistry teacher is offering tutoring in Chemistry courses and SAT2 Chemistry test. Lida has taught Chemistry for 25 years and has dozens of references. Walking distance to Newton South high school. Please call or text at 617-780-5461 or email

Family ski trips

Randy Friedman, father of two boys in the Newton schools with over 25 years experience in the ski and travel business, recently started Seven Travel LLC for the purpose of creating community by planning ski and ride family trips. He and his family of skiers have met many other families through school that also like to ski and ride.

If you are interested please check out for all the details on family trips to Sugarloaf; Jay Peak; Bolton Valley; and Smugglers Notch this season. Come join the fun, meet some new families and make new friends!

Bigelow Rock-n-Skate Night at the Warrior Rink

Friday, December 8th, 8-10pm, the Warrior Arena house DJ will be blasting your favorite tunes while you ice skate at the Boston Bruins new practice rink.

Say you are with Bigelow Middle School and the PTO will get $5 Back

Warrior Ice Arena
90 Guest Street, Brighton MA 02135
$10 Admission Includes Ice Skate Rental
Free validated garage parking
Concession stand will be open

Helmets are suggested, bring your own, a limited number will be available to borrow.

Please note that this event is open to the general public. Bigelow volunteers will be there. You are responsible for your childs’ admission and transport. Families are welcome to come join the fun. There is a galley area for parents to gather and watch if they do not want to skate. Please share this message with friends and families.

For more information contact Una Simmons at

William Kamkwamba will be talking to students this Thursday

Thursday, December 7, 2017 there will be an All School Celebration of the book The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind, as part of Bigelow One School One Book Program. After a small group discussion in advisory along with other activities in the fall, the whole school will participate in a school-wide celebration of the book. The highlight of the day will be an author visit via Skype with William Kamkwamba. More information at:

The author visit via Skype with William Kamkwamba is sponsored by the Bigelow PTO thanks to all parents contributions.


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!