Get-togethers for 6th graders

The Bigelow PTO is excited to organize and host multiple get-togethers for 6th graders over the next few weeks so kids have a chance to meet with some of their peers in person.

Due to COVID19 restrictions, our plan is to have groups of no more than 10 kids (masked and socially distanced) in gatherings in the back yards of 6th grade families in the evenings and during the weekends between Monday, September 21st and Friday, October 12th. They would run for about an hour and our goal is for kids to get to know each other through conversation and structured ice breaker games. Due to kids wearing masks at all times, we will not be able to serve any food or drinks, unfortunately. For those families unable to attend in person, we will also be hosting a Zoom event during one of the evenings for kids to get to know one another outside of school.

Please email Amy McPherson at with answers to the following 3 questions by Friday, September 18th:

  • Are you willing to host in your backyard no more than 10 kids for about an hour during the next few weeks?
  • Are you willing to volunteer to help lead ice breaker games during at least one get-together? We would like to have no more than two adults at a time at each event.
  • Would you plan on having your child(ren) attend one of these events? – Please provide the name(s) of your child(ren).

Once we know approximately how many children will attend and how many hosts we have we will contact you again with further information.