PTO Annual Meeting – Wednesday

Please join us at the last PTO meeting of the school year.

The 2017/18 budget will be presented and the incoming leadership will be brought forward for a vote of the PTO community.  If you would like to become more involved in the strategic aspect of the Bigelow PTO, helping direct and manage the overall program for 2017/18, you are encourage to join the board in one of the open positions.

All members of the Bigelow Middle School community are part of the PTO and are invited. Hope to see you on the 7th!

PTO Spring Annual Meeting
Wed, June 7th 2017, from 7pm to 8pm
Bigelow Library

8th Grade Car Wash and Bake Sale – Thursday

Is your car getting a little dirty?  Let the 8th grade Bigelow class get it cleaned up for you before summer vacation!

Thursday, June 8, 3 – 5 pm, in the Bigelow Parking Lot.  Cost: $10.  

And if you are a little hungry, there will also be a bake sale.

This is a fun event for 8th grade students and all proceeds go towards 8th grade year end events including scholarships for the cultural trips.

For 8th Grade Parents:  If you would like to donate items for the bake sale or help supervise the car wash, please sign up here:  Car Wash / Bake Sale Sign up

Step-Up Day – Friday

June 9, 2017 ~ Step Up Day Schedule

Grade 6
~ 11:30am dismissal – to make space for the Stepping Up 5th Graders

Grade 7
~ 2:45pm dismissal – Regular Schedule

Grade 8
~ 11:30am – 2:30pm – step up to Newton North High School
~ 2:45pm dismissal – from Bigelow Middle School

The usual bus routes will run again for 7th and 8th graders at 2:45pm.  A flyer is attached .

 

Bigelow Library’s End of Year Book Drive

Participate in Bigelow Library’s “Honor a Graduate or Staff Member”  End of Year Book Drive. When you buy a book through this website (Bound to Stay Bound Books), your donation pays for a book bound in a way to increase the lifespan of the book, and for a donor name plate placed in the book for the person you are honoring with your purchase. Help keep the Bigelow Library independent reading collection relevant, interesting, educational, and fun for all our students by purchasing a book today! Your continued support is deeply appreciated.

Please update your directory information

It is hard to believe that soon our 8th graders will be graduating Bigelow!

Over the summer we automatically remove all 8th grade information from both the PTO mailing list and the Bigelow Directory. The information in the directory will be passed along to Newton North High School,.

This is a good time to update your household contact information, so it’s correctly forward to Newton North and ready for next year if you still have children at Bigelow. But please do not change your children’s grade yet nor remove the 8th grader from either list at this point or you may miss important end of the year information.

If you have any questions, please contact us at bigelowbulldog@gmail.com

Bigelow PTO Annual Meeting – Wed, June 7th

All members of the Bigelow Middle School community are part of the PTO and are invited to the Spring Annual Meeting.  The 2017/18 budget will be presented and the incoming leadership will be brought forward for a vote of the PTO community.  If you would like to become more involved in the strategic aspect of the Bigelow PTO, helping direct and manage the overall program for 2017/18, you are encourage to join the board in one of the open positions. Hope to see you on the 7th!

PTO Spring Annual Meeting
Wed, June 7th 2017, from 7pm to 8pm
Bigelow Library

Proposed 2017-2018 Officers, Directors and Nominating Committee Members

  • Co-President (Officer) – Jessica Gilmartin
  • Co-President – Jennifer Weber
  • Co-Vice President Fundraising (Officer) – open
  • Co-Vice President Fundraising – open
  • Co-Treasurer (Officer) – Miriam Alandydy
  • Co-Treasurer  – Michelle Welford
  • Co-Secretary (Officer) – Joana Canedo
  • Co-Secretary  – open
  • Co-President 2018/19 – open  
  • Past-President* – Marcia Hernon
    *this position is by right and not subject to approval
  • Nominating Committee** – Tracy Carroll (returning)
  • Nominating Committee – from Ward feeder school – open
  • Nominating Committee – from Lincoln-Elliot feeder school – open
    **One member of the Nominating Committee serves as the Chair and one member of the Board of Directors is appointed by the Board to serve on the Nominating Committee

Volunteers needed for Car Wash and Bake Sale – June 8th

The 8th grade will be holding a Car Wash and Bake Sale on Thursday June 8th from 3pm to 5pm.  This is a fun event for the 8th grade students and all proceeds will go towards funding 8th grade year end events!

We need parent volunteers to help supervise the car wash, to sell baked goods, and to BAKE!
Please sign up here if you can bake some treats or if you are able to volunteer with the car wash or the bake sale.

If you have any questions, please e-mail bigelowbulldog@gmail.com.

Thank you!

Bigelow Beautification 2017 Pictures

On April 30th, at NewtonServes Day, dozens of volunteers worked hard at Bigelow, building a fence, spreading tons of mulch, pruning and raking dozens of bags of brush, and in general sprucing up the grounds and entrance to the school.

We just received great pictures of that day. Please take a look here.

This is a good opportunity to thank again all of our Bigelow families and staff who worked for Bigelow during NewtonServes Day.

Step-Up Day, Friday, June 9

From the Principal’s Office

Please mark you calendars for Step-Up Day,  Friday, June 9.  All sixth graders will be dismissed at 11:30am on this day, so that fifth graders can visit Bigelow, and the usual bus routes will run then.  Seventh graders have a full day and will be dismissed at 2:45pm.  Eighth graders also have a full day.  They will leave Bigelow at 11:30am to visit Newton North High School, and then return by 2:45pm to Bigelow for dismissal.  The usual bus routes will run again for 7th and 8th graders at 2:45pm.  A flyer is attached .

Also, several parents of rising seventh and eighth graders have asked about math classes in these grades.  Attached  is a letter with information about 7th and 8th grade math classes at Bigelow. 

Todd Harrison