Join us at our First PTO Meeting: Wed, Oct 18th

Our first PTO Meeting of the year is this Wednesday, October 18, at 7pm.  Please join us in the Library and find out what is planned for the PTO this year.

The following items are on the agenda:

  1. Welcome and Introduction;
  2. Principal’s Welcome and Update;
  3. Supper Stroll Update;
  4. The Upcoming Candle Fundraiser;
  5. Nominating Committee Needs and Volunteers.
  6. Creative Arts and Sciences 2017-2018 Schedule;
  7. Open for Questions and Comments. 

We hope to see you there!!  

Please contact us at with any questions.

Clubs starting next week

The Computer Aided Design Club will be starting soon.To learn what the club has to offer, students should attend the information meeting next Monday, October 16th, from 3:00 – 3:30 in the tech room: 113

The Woodworking Club will ALSO start soon. Students who have not participated before should plan to attend the information meeting next Wednesday, October 18th, from 3:00 – 3:30 in room 113.

Students who can’t attend these meetings should see Mr. Whitman or visit the Engineering Technology Web Site for more information.

Save the date for our first PTO Meeting

Wednesday, October 18th, 7pm, is the First PTO Meeting of the year.  Please join us in the Bigelow Library and find out what is planned for the PTO this year.It is a great way to get involved with your student’s school and meet new members of our Bigelow community.

We hope to see you there!!

Supper Stroll – Dinner and Dessert hosts still needed!

The Supper Stroll is one of the most enjoyable fundraising events for the Bigelow community. The success of this event depends on your willingness to open your home to a small group of parents/guardians, teachers and staff on Saturday, November 4th and enjoy a lovely meal while supporting all the great programs and activities at Bigelow.

This year several families volunteered to host dinners and appetizers – THANK YOU!. But we still need 4  more dinner hosts and a family willing to open their house for dessert. Please consider hosting or cohosting with another family.

If you are new to the Bigelow community, or feel like you don’t know very many people, take a chance – it will be fun! If you have any questions, concerns, misgivings, just feel like you don’t quite understand what this is about and how it will work, please email us. More information  here.


Newton Harvest Fair

The 42nd annual Harvest Fair is a two day event on the Newton Center Green. Admission is free.

Kiddie amusement rides and face painting are on both Saturday and Sunday, from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm. On Sunday come to the Craft Show, Green Expo, Free Pumpkin Decorating and fabulous entertainment.

This year, there are two entertainment stages! The dance stage on Langley Road will feature performances by Giroux Brothers, Joanne Langione Dance Studio, Suzuki School of Newton, Creative Steps Dance Studio, DEAFinitely and Dance’n Feet. The band stage is located at the Beacon Street end of the Newton Center parking lot, and showcases seven terrific local bands: Delmore; The Conservatory at Highlands; Big Chief; YMCA Center for Creative Arts; Loose Change; Atoms & Energy and Tommy and the Cables.

The favorites at Harvest Fair on Sunday are still there…free pumpkin decorating sponsored by Wegman’s, kiddie amusement rides, the 150 different craft and business booths selling everything from hand-made beautiful jewelry, clothing to imaginative gifts, and the Green Expo, sponsored by Green Newton, with exhibitors offering solutions for reducing your carbon footprint. As always, gotta have great food and they do!

Visit or call 617-796-1540 for more information.

October 14th and 15th, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Children’s book author signing

Miss Ghantous, one of the music teacher at Countryside and Memorial Spaulding, has self published her first children’s book Merlantis under the artist name Music Mermaid. Meet Music Mermaid, creator of the new book “Merlantis”, a modern version of Hans Christian Anderson’s classic tale “The Little Mermaid,” at her book signing.

Music Mermaid will be reading her book, singing her songs and signing books. Dress up like a Prince or Princess, Merfolk, one of your favorite sea creatures, or just come as you are! All welcome!

October 14th,  2:00 – 3:00 pm
Blue Bunny book store, Dedham Center

Candidate Showcases and a Ballot Issue Debate

Newton’s four Neighborhood Area Councils, Newton Highlands, Newton Upper Falls,
Newtonville and Waban, will present two Candidate Showcases and a Ballot Issue Debate

  • The first event will be a moderated one-hour discussion between Ruthanne Fuller and Scott Lennon, candidates for Newton’s next mayor. This session will be moderated by Marjorie Arons-Barron, Waban resident, and distinguished print and broadcast journalist.
  • The second event will showcase School Committee candidates in contested citywide races. This session, also to be moderated by Marjorie Arons-Barron, is planned to last about an hour, and will showcase the eight candidates running competitively from four city wards. All Newton voters will be able to choose among and vote for these aspirants to the School Committee.
  • The third event, scheduled to begin at 3:00 pm, is a formal debate on the question voters will face on the ballot, whether to accept or reject a proposed revision of the Newton City Charter. The debate will include leaders of the proponents and opponents of the charter.  This session will be moderated by John Katsulas, Director of the Boston College Fulton Debate Society.

October 22nd, beginning at 1:00 pm
Angier School, 1697 Beacon Street, Waban

Rockin’ Kids’ Halloween Party!

The Newton Mothers’ Forum is pleased to invite you to a Rockin’ Kids’ Halloween Party! Featuring The Stacey Peasley Band, plus kids crafts, professional face painting and balloon animals – this party is sure to delight even the most discerning ghosts and goblins. Kid-friendly snacks and coffee for the grown ups.
For kids 7 and under (costumes optional) and their parents or caregivers. FREE for NMF members and $20.00 per family (cash only) for non-members. All proceeds will be donated to the Boys and Girls Club of Newton.
For questions, please email

October 22nd, 3:30 – 5:30 pm
The Boys and Girls Club of Newton, 675 Watertown Street – plenty of overflow parking around the corner at Horace Mann and along Ablemarle Street.

For more information about the Newton Mothers’ Forum go to

Preschool Fair

The Newton Health and Human Services Department is hosting a FREE Preschool Fair. Representatives from Newton preschools will be there to talk about their programs and provide more information. There will be games and activities for kids to enjoy.

There will be resources for parents including a Newton Preschool Guide, Financial Aid tips, and more! For more information visit or check put this flyer: Preschool Fair

October 28th, 10:00 am – 12:oo pm
Newton South High School Cafeteria