Celebrate Girls Day!

Join Debbi Michiko Florence in a celebration of the Japanese holiday, Girls’ Day. She will talk about about Girls’ Day, do an origami activity and read from (and sign) Jasmine Toguchi Super Sleuth.

AND there will be mochi!

For more information, please visit http://ilovenewton.com/debbi-michiko-florence-childrens-book-event-girls-day/

March 3rd, 11:00 am
Newtonville Books
10 Langley Rd, Newton

After school babysitter needed

A Newton family with 3 children is looking for an after school babysitter to join their
family. The children are 13, 10, and 6 years-old respectively.

Duties are mainly to pick up the children from school and drive them to and from their activities. Must have own car. Reference required. Please contact Sophie at sophie48us@yahoo.com.

Ms. Buttiglieri in the Massachusetts Hall of Fame for Science Educators

Congratulations to Mary Buttiglieri!  Bigelow’s 7th Grade science teacher was inducted into the Massachusetts Hall of Fame for Science Educators.

The Hall of Fame was founded in 1992 and has recognized 110 members.  Each member has had a long and distinguished career in science education in Massachusetts.

Interested to learn more? Read the complete article here: http://newton.wickedlocal.com/news/20180207/newton-teacher-inducted-into-state-hall-of-fame-for-science-educators

Thank you for making the Teacher Appreciation Luncheon a success!

The teachers and staff at Bigelow enjoyed the wonderful lunch last Wednesday.

A warm thank you to all that contributed your time and delectable food to the Teacher Appreciation Lunch.

A special thank you to Magda Duchnowska and Beth Hicks for leading this effort for us.

And to all of you:

Albert Kurland, Alexandra Novina, Andrea Hemment, Anna Olivella, Anne Reenstierna, Aoife O’Dwyer, Beth Secinaro, Cindy Henry, Connie Tong, Debbie Fredberg, Deborah O’Rourke, Emlie Tucker, Heidi Gardner, Holly Georgiadis, Joanne Simpson , Judy Kelly, Judy Stern, Karen Manning, Karen Petrulakis, Katia Stavropoulos, Kelly Qian-Tsuchida, Kristin Golden, Laura Gainsboro, Macy Tubman, Maria Hanelin, Maria Howell, Marianna Lenskaya, Meredith Andrews, Michele Baxter, Miriam Alandydy, Rachel Zoob Hill, Rebecca Schmidt, Roberta Laredo, Shana Smythe, Shannon Flint, Teresa Carmona, Terri Bancroft, Tiffany Angel, Tracey Wolfsdorf, Tripti Thomas-Travers, Una Simmons, Wendy Kritzer, Xiaolei XU, Xujiang Wang.

Dishes, utensils, bags etc can be picked up from the kitchenette off of the library.

You can be a Big part of our Big Night: donate an auction item!

We still need a few items for our Big Night Silent Auction on March 24th at the Cambridge Boat Club. Can you donate an item for our fun, festive night?? Look here for some ideas.

If you have something to donate, please get your item in as soon as possible so we can post them on the event website. Gift Cards can be mailed or dropped off to the Bigelow PTO (Bigelow Middle School, 42 Vernon Street, Newton MA 02458) and bigger items dropped off to Una Simmons, 12 Willard Street, Newton, MA 02458.

Stay tuned for more information to come regarding Bigelow’s most exciting night!

Please contact Meredith Andrews, Big Night Committee Chairperson, at meredithandrews13@gmail.com if you have any questions.

Get involved in working for connected communities and racial justice!

Calling all parents who want to get involved in working for connected school communities and racial justice!

Join FORJ – Families Organizing for Racial Justice – to learn what several Newton Public Schools are doing to bring their communities together while working to reduce racism and injustice on many levels.

After the presentations, you will have time to meet and talk with other parents at your child’s or teen’s school. This is a great opportunity to get inspired and meet people across Newton who care about racial justice and want to develop their cultural competence.

February 8th, 7:30 – 9:30 pm
Angier Elementary School

Please RSVP here: https://goo.gl/forms/B75q1Qyfsx5ZG4m93

To learn more, visit https://forjnewton.com/. Want to join the mailing list to learn about future opportunities? Please email the FORJ Coordinator at amy@amybehrens.com and put “JOIN FORJ” in the subject. Be sure to include your name and what schools your children attend.

The next meeting on February 28th,  6:30 – 8:30 pm is “Talking to Children about Race and Racism: Why and How?” Come to learn effective ways to talk with your children about race and racism next week in Boston at the beautiful Salvation Army Kroc Center, 650 Dudley St. Dorchester, MA 02125. There is ample parking around this community center, but you can also carpool or take the T to Dudley Station and walk over easily.
Please RSVP here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/newton-metco-parent-meeting-tickets-41384289524