Bigelow Drama Spring auditions this week

Interested in being a part of the cast or crew for the Spring One Act Play?

Information meeting: Wednesday March 15th, from 2:45 to 3:30
You will find out everything you need to know for auditions, tech crew, and more about the show and the Festival.

Auditions: Thursday March 16th from 3:00-5:00.
Please prepare a monologue of your choice.

To sign up, write your name on the list posted on the whiteboard outside the auditorium.

Bigelow Drama will participate in the Spring METG Festival, on Saturday April 29th

What is this, you might wonder?

“A bunch of Middle Schools from all over Massachussets come together and perform a one act play . It must be under 40 minutes. We then go to a day long festival, perform our play and watch many others. It’s a wonderful time filled with fun, theater, games, and friends.”

More information about the Massachusetts Middle School Drama Festival here.

6th grade March Madness begins March 13th

March Madness is a basketball tournament for all interested boys and girls, where we compete to see who will take home the trophy! Games will take place next week in the Gym starting Monday.

The tournament will run on:

Monday 3/13
Wednesday 3/15
Thursday 3/16
Friday 3/17

and into the following week on:

Monday 3/21
Wednesday 3/23 (if needed)

6th graders will be combining homebases and competing against other homebases to earn the title of March Madness Championship!

REMINDER – Thursday, March 9, is an early release day

A reminder from the principal:

Dear Parents,

Just a quick reminder that this Thursday, March 9, is an early release day. All students will be dismissed at 11:30am. There are no late buses, and students should leave the building promptly at 11:30am. This is the last early release day of the year for the whole school. (Sixth graders only have an early release day on Step-up Day, June 9.)

Think spring!


Camp Fair FlyerPDF 2017

New England Camp Fair this Sunday

The New England Camp Fair will hold its 2nd annual event on Sunday, March 5, 2017 at Bigelow (42 Vernon St, Newton). The Camp Fair is FREE and open to the public and brings together camps serving kids ages 5-14.

Meet staff from 35 premier day and sleepaway camps from Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine, and Connecticut. Participating camps run the gamut from traditional day and overnight camps, sports camps, theater camps, computer camps, fencing camps, arts camps, as well as many other themed camps.

Be sure to bring your prospective camper(s).

Event Organizer/Sponsor: Underwood School PTO
When: Sunday, March 5, 2017, 11am to 2pm
Where: Bigelow Middle School, 42 Vernon St, Newton, MA
Cost: FREE
More information: New England Camp Fair Website

From the Underwood PTO:

This is the second year the Underwood PTO is organizing a FREE public camp fair, which raises over $7000 through fees paid by participating camps.  If at all possible, we are asking families to try to stop by for any portion of the fair and perhaps check out a few tables (if of interest, of course!).  Remember: Without the support of the community, the PTO will not be able to continue organizing this fair, which raises over $7,000 for our children!
Thank you!! Hope to see you there!



Bigelow “Love Your Library” Valentine’s Day Book Drive

Help keep the Bigelow Library independent reading collection relevant, interesting, educational, and fun for all our students by purchasing a book today.

Participate in the Bigelow “Love Your Library” Valentine’s Day Book Drive

When you buy a book through this website (Bound to Stay Bound Books), your donation pays for a book specially bound in a way to increase the lifespan of the book, and a donor name plate will be included for the person you are honoring with the purchase. Your continued support is deeply appreciated.

Thank you,

Patty Summa
Bigelow Librarian

Link to Book Drive Website: