We hope you’ve had a fun and relaxing summer break. We are excited to welcome you and your student(s) to the 2023-24 school year at Bigelow Middle School!
As parents or guardians of students at Bigelow, you are all members of the PTO. The PTO acts as a liaison between parents and the school, helps to build community and foster communication, and fundraises for the priorities set by Bigelow.
Please, take a minute to read about the Bigelow PTO’s purposes and what it does to promote the core values of the Bigelow Middle School by supporting performing arts, technology, and lots more for our children and the school. The Bigelow PTO is a volunteer organization and your participation enriches the school environment.
We are fortunate to be part of such a wonderful community and we look forward to serving you in the coming year. We wish you and your students an outstanding year!
On Wednesday August 30th Bigelow teachers and staff were treated to an Opening Day Luncheon catered by Jersey Mike’s. Many thanks to chairs Ron Farrar and Suriya Ziblatt for organizing teacher and staff appreciation for the 2023-24 school year and to Kristin Golden for her help with this first event.
In this last Bigelow Notes of the 2022/2023 school year, we would like to thank you for your generosity and continuous support for another wonderful school year.
A special call-out to all our amazing volunteers who worked tirelessly to make sure that PTO sponsored events were successful.
In particular, we would like to express our deep gratitude to the following parents:
Giulia Guffanti (Treasurer), Sukanya Ghosh (Secretary), Elizabeth Apgar (Communications/Website), Sarah K. Lenz & Heather Thiessen Philbrook (Directory), Zlatena Simeonova (Creative Arts & Sciences), Gabriela Kroszynski & Heather Pozen (8th Grade Activities), Ron Farrar & Suriya Ziblatt (Teacher Appreciation), Shana Smythe, Charlene Gillespie, & Carolyn Gillespie (Ten Tables), Elizabeth Apgar (NewtonServes), Karen Hite (PoPs), Jeanne Choe-Arrieta (METCO), and Margo Michaels & Jeanne Choe-Arrieta (FORJ) for making it all happen.
Last but not least, we would like to thank Gabriela Kroszynski (President) and May Chen (Vice-President) for their service to the Bigelow PTO during these last two school years.
We wish you all a very restful and joyous summer! Look for information over the summer for upcoming events and ways to be a part of the PTO. For those of you leaving Bigelow, we wish you all the best and hope our paths cross at Newton North.
We are actively planning for the 2023-24 school year and we are still looking for volunteers for co-presidents. If you are interested in this role, or know someone who would be a good fit, please email email@example.com.
Volunteering is a great way to make a difference in your student’s middle school experience and stay connected with our teachers and staff.
Are you curious about the Newton Teachers Association (NTA) contract negotiations? Background on NTA negotiations, current contract priorities, and ways to become more informed and involved can be found at https://linktr.ee/ntaresources.
As the school year comes to an end, if you are looking for a way to express your appreciation to a teacher or other school staff member for the hard work that they do and the care they show for your student each and every day, while also complying with the NPS no-gift policy, here is a way to say thank you.
By donating to Newton Schools Foundation’s Honor Thy Teacher, you can show your appreciation AND support your children’s schools. NSF will notify each staff member honored of your gift and share their names with Principals and the Superintendent. Each honored staff member will receive a certificate and commemorative display magnet, and a list of honored teachers will appear on the NSF website.
Your tax-deductible donation will go towards funding NSF grants for new approaches in the classroom, professional development for teaches, and programs that promote equity for all students.
It’s easy to donate. Use the QR Code, or donate online at the NSF Website. Please be sure to include the name of your student and the names of the teachers and/or staff that you are honoring.
Celebrate Our Staff on the Opening Day of School 2023-24. Share stories of how our Newton Public School staff have demonstrated care, expertise and excellence in serving the children of Newton. (any staff: nurses, paraprofessionals, cafeteria staff, principals, teachers, behaviorists, counselors, psychologists, tutors, –ANYONE–)