PTO Board and Committees

The 2018/19 PTO Board

Co-Presidents – Jessica Gilmartin and  Jennifer Weber
Vice President of Fundraising – Una Simmons
Treasurer – Michelle Welford
Co-Secretaries  – Joana Canedo and Kara Peterson
Nominating Committee – Tracy Carroll

To contact any PTO officer, please email

Bigelow PTO Board and Committees

Would you like to become more involved in the strategic aspect of the Bigelow PTO? Please join us in helping direct and manage the overall program for 2018/19.

President Rotating leaders who are accountable for the success of the PTO
President elect Shadow the presidents to prepare for the 2019-2020 school year 2 OPEN
VP of Fundraising Work with board and committee chairs to coordinate fundraising activities
– Ten Tables
– Big Night
and more
Treasurer Track budget and finances for the PTO 1 OPEN
Secretary Take minutes, keep the PTO calendar current, communication flow
Communications/ Website Maintain info on the PTO website, send newsletters
School Directory Maintain database of parents/students and prepare material for the creation and printing of the school directory. 1 OPEN
8th Grade Activities Help with Moving On ceremony and other transition activities for the outgoing 8th graders
Boston Parent Representative Liaisons to the Boston parent METCO population. 1 OPEN
SEPAC Liaison Work with the volunteer organization of parents of children with disabilities in Newton 1 OPEN
Creative Arts & Sciences Help enrich the curriculum by planning cultural events for the student body
Back to school picnic Help organize the family picnic at Burr Park (September) 1 OPEN
Teacher Appreciation Help with the teacher appreciation lunch (February) and teacher appreciation tea (June)
Bake Sales Coordinator Organize the Election day Bake Sale (November) and others in order to fund 8th Grade activities
Ten Tables Organizer of our Fall fundraiser (November) 2 OPEN
Big Night Help plan our Winter fundraiser (March) 2 OPEN
6th Grade Potluck Help organize the 6th grade community “getting to know you” event (October) 2 OPEN
Committee Members
Look for new PTO board and committee members. There are 5 members: the chair and the feeder schools representatives: Mason Rice, Lincoln Eliot, Underwood, Ward 4 OPEN