Author Archives: Bigelow PTO

Q&A with Superintendent and School Committee Chair: Thurs 2/22 and Tues 2/27

Superintendent Dr. Anna Nolin and School Committee Chair Chris Brezski will host an open forum for Newton community members on the following dates:

  • Thursday, February 22 at Newton South Auditorium from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. 
  • Tuesday, February 27 at Zervas Elementary School from 6:45 to 8:45 p.m.

The forum is an opportunity to ask questions and learn more about upcoming budget discussions, the new contract, new and existing supports for students, and more. 

The meeting is in person, but can be watched via livestream at Newton News (a channel of NewTV.) Questions may be asked in person or using this Google Form in advance of the event. We are not able to take questions virtually for these events.

Ask Your Question via Google Form

Hollywood Night Dance Party: Friday, March 1, 7-9 pm

Parents/Guardians/Adults: To make this dance happen we need YOU! Please CLICK HERE to sign up to help set-up, chaperone, and clean-up.*

*If you signed up for the original dance date of January 19th, please review the sign up via the link above and confirm that you can still volunteer for the designated time/role.

Student council will be selling tickets during lunch in the weeks leading up to the dance. Tickets can also be purchased by scanning the PTO’s Venmo QR code below. Please put “Dance” and your students name in the comments for the transaction.

Help Send Students to Summer Camp with Newton Neighbors

Did you know that many Newton school students who receive camp scholarships are unable to pay the 10-20% fees required to attend? Once we found this out in 2021, we started this program to bridge the scholarship gap for these students and their families. So far we have helped 80 students attend summer camp!

Camp matters!
We are committed to helping families and students reap the benefits of this time to learn, grow, and play.

Now we need You to Make A Difference
Our goal is to raise at least $10,000 and the good news is that we are off to a great start with a $2,500 donation from a Newton-based charitable trust! For as little as $80, you can help a student enjoy a week of camp at one of Newton’s Parks and Recreation programs.Please help us to reach our goal.You can make your tax-deductible contribution by clicking here.

Camp 2024 here we come!

Community Events this Week

We would like to highlight a few community events this week from Principal Coston’s communications:

  • Thursday, February 15th
    • Final Home Bigelow Basketball Game @ 3:30 pm All are welcome to come cheer on the Bigelow Bulldogs in the Bigelow gymnasium!
    • Bigelow Band Winter Concert @ 7 pm Come celebrate the work of Bigelow’s concert band at their rescheduled Winter Concert.
  • Friday, February 16th
    • Parent/Guardian Coffee & Conversation with Principal Coston, 8:30-9:30 am in the Bigelow Library. Please RSVP HERE to let us know you’re coming and to learn more about the event.

Volunteer Needed: PTO Treasurer

Are you interested in becoming more involved in the Bigelow PTO? We are looking for a Treasurer to join the Bigelow PTO board. This would be ideal for the parent of a 6th or 7th grader who can join the board now and continue for the 2024-25 school year.

Interested? Please email