PTO Board and Committees

The 2018/19 PTO Board

Co-Presidents – Jessica Gilmartin and  Jennifer Weber
Vice President of Fundraising – Una Simmons
Co-Treasurers – Miriam Alandydy and Sarah Rizzo
Co-Secretaries  – Joana Canedo and Kara Peterson
Nominating Committee – Tracy Carroll

To contact any PTO officer, please email
To contact the PTO Treasurers, please e-mail

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. See below for open positions.

President Rotating leaders who are accountable for the success of the PTO Looking for  2019-2020
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, such as Ten Tables, Big Night and more
Treasurer Track budget and finances for the PTO
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 Liaison 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
Big Night Chair Coordinate the planing our Winter fundraiser (March, 30th) 2 OPEN
POPs Liaison Liaison between the PTO and POPs parents to coordinate events and streamline communications 2 OPEN
Creative Arts & Sciences Help enrich the curriculum by planning cultural events for the student body Looking for  2019-2020
Back to school picnic Help organize the family picnic at Burr Park (September)
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)
6th Grade Potluck Help organize the 6th grade community “getting to know you” event (October)
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