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Warrior Ice Rink Rock N’ Skate: Friday 12/1, 9 pm

Be sure to join us this Friday for our first Skate Night fundrasier of the year! Rock N’ Skate Night at Warrior Ice Arena is always a fun event and a great fundraiser for Bigelow.

Bigelow Rock N’ Skate Night

When: Friday, December 1st, 8:30-10 pm (Skating is between 9-9:50 pm)
Where: Warrior Ice Arena – 90 Guest Street, Brighton MA 02135
Admission: $15 – Includes Ice Skate Rental (part is donated to the PTO)

  • Tickets are sold at the event
  • Chaperones are required for all guests under 18
  • For parking recommendations visit
  • Concessions/Vending Machines will be open

Please note: This event is open to the general public. Bigelow parents always join. Caregivers are responsible for their child’s admission and transport. Families are welcome to come join the fun. There is a gallery area for parents to gather and watch if they do not want to skate.

The Season of Giving

It’s that time of year and your inbox is probably filled with worthy organizations asking for donations. The Bigelow Middle School Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) is one cause that doesn’t get more personal: our kids’ education. As parents and guardians of Bigelow students, we are all members of the PTO, an organization that is well worth supporting.

Why give to the PTO?

  • We underwrite programs that the Newton Public School’s budget does not cover, such as Creative Arts and Sciences and classroom technology.
  • We supplement supplies for the classrooms.
  • We offer field trip scholarships.
  • We provide assistance to Bigelow families who have fallen under unfortunate circumstances.
  • We serve as an important communication channel between the school and parents.
  • We help build the community that makes Bigelow a special place for our children.

Please support these important programs with your gift to Bigelow PTO online, via Venmo (@BigelowPTONewton), or by check (payable to Bigelow PTO).
Matching gifts are a great way to maximize your donation! Some companies will double or triple your gift to education.


White Bird: One School One Book 2023

Last week Bigelow students discussed White Bird by R.J. Palacio and participated in several activities as part of the One School, One Book Program.

Students began the day by identifying and discussing “Moments of Greatness” within the book. Moments of Greatness is acknowledging an act of kindness or when someone stands up in support of someone or against an injustice. Next, students heard from guest speakers who survived the Holocaust, Dr. Hans Fisher and Werner Salinger. Finally, students were given an opportunity to reflect and debrief with guided question.

Thank you to everyone involved in organizing and planning this event for our students, especially Ms. Guzzi, for so thoughtfully putting together this learning experience!

Finally, thank you to all Bigelow Families for your support of the PTO! It is through your support that the Bigelow PTO is able to underwrite special programs like One School, One Book for our students.

Please Support Bigelow PTO!

Bigelow’s annual appeal is underway! Our goal is to raise at least $14,000 through the annual appeal this year.  We invite all families to contribute at a level they are comfortable with through

Funds raised by the PTO, thanks to your donations, are used to run events and programs that support our students, our teachers, and our school community.

How to Donate:

  • via Venmo @BigelowPTONewton
  • write a check and mail to Bigelow Middle School c/o PTO
  • via the website at

Please consider adding Bigelow PTO to your company’s annual donation matching program, if applicable. Bigelow Middle School PTO is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization. Tax ID #20-0348453. All donations are tax deductible to the extent of the law.