Category Archives: From the PTO

Auditorium Renovations Update 2019-20

With the support of the PTO, PoPS, and the School Council, the Bigelow auditorium was painted during the holiday break.  This is part of our ongoing work to upgrade the auditorium and create a space that is as high-quality as the performances of our students on stage.  Previous work has included new light fixtures, new curtains, and a new storage unit for theatrical sets. The next project will be new carpeting, which is scheduled to be installed in February.  More information here and here.

Middle school parents and students are invited to the Just Think Expo

Middle school parents and students are invited to the Just Think: Teens Making Smart Choices Expo on Tuesday, January 7, from 5:00-7:30 p.m., at Newton North High School, for participative, informative exhibits; live music; free refreshments; and fun. Meet 30 community exhibitors who help teens navigate life’s pressures in order to stay safe and healthy. Get information about everything from vaping and personal safety to healthy eating and body confidence to stress reduction and mental health support.

Sponsored by the Newton North PTSO, with support from Newton PTO Council.

This year’s expo will include the following fun elements:

  • Treat bags for the first 50 students who come with their parent/guardian
  • Prize drawing. Grand prize: AirPods
  • A capella performances by student groups
  • Free henna tattoos
  • Cookie decorating
  • Boxing activity
  • Science demos

Please learn more about the expo and see the exhibitor list at
The Facebook event is at

Happy Holidays!

The PTO would like to wish all of our students, families, faculty, and staff a joyous holiday season and a happy new year. Thank you for your continued support to help us make Bigelow a stronger and supportive school environment.

Co-Presidents – Karen Markson and Una Simmons
Vice President – Joana Canedo
Treasurer – Linda Gillespie
Secretary  – Vicki Spetter

Save the Date for Big Night 2020

Big Night 2020: Saturday, March 28th at the Ancient Order of Hibernians

This fundraising event is for adults in the Bigelow community to come together for a night of food, fun & cheer. There will be music, a silent auction & more – all the Ancient Order of Hibernians, in Watertown.
Please contact Cheryl Abramson  ( or  Alexia Giannakopoulos ( if you would like to be involved in the organization of this fun event. The next planning meeting will be January 22nd at 7pm. Come be a part of it!

More about the Bigelow Big Night.