PTO Board and Committees

The 2018/19 PTO Board

Co-Presidents – Jessica Gilmartin and  Jennifer Weber
Vice President of Fundraising – Una Simmons
Treasurer – Miriam Alandydy
Co-Secretaries  – Joana Canedo and Kara Peterson
Nominating Committee – Tracy Carroll

To contact any PTO officer, please email BigelowBulldog@gmail.com.
To contact the PTO Treasurers, please e-mail bigelowtreasurer@gmail.com

Bigelow PTO Board and Committees

Would you like to become more involved in the strategic aspect of the Bigelow PTO? Please join us in helping direct and manage the overall program for 2019/20. See below for open positions.

POSITION DESCRIPTION 2019-2020
Co-Presidents Rotating leaders who are accountable for the success of the PTO
President elect Shadow the presidents to prepare for the 2020-2021 school year 2 OPEN
Vice President Work with board and committee chairs to coordinate fundraising activities
Treasurers Track budget and finances for the PTO 1 OPEN
Secretary Take minutes, keep the PTO calendar current, communication flow 1 OPEN
Communications/ Website Maintain info on the PTO website, send newsletters
School Directory Maintain database of parents/students and prepare material for the creation and printing of the school directory. 1 OPEN
8th Grade Activities Help with Moving On ceremony and other transition activities for the outgoing 8th graders 1 OPEN
Boston Parent Representative Liaison to the Boston parent METCO population. 1 OPEN
SEPAC Liaison Work with the volunteer organization of parents of children with disabilities in Newton 1 OPEN
Big Night Chair Coordinate the planing our Winter fundraiser (March) 2 OPEN
POPs Liaison Liaison between the PTO and POPs parents to coordinate events and streamline communications 2 OPEN
Creative Arts & Sciences Help enrich the curriculum by planning cultural events for the student body
One Book, One School Representative Participate in the school committee that organizes the One Book, One School Program  1 OPEN
Back to school picnic Chair Help organize the family picnic at Burr Park (September) 2 OPEN
Teacher Appreciation Chair Help with the teacher appreciation lunch (February) and teacher appreciation tea (June) 2 OPEN
Scholarship Fund Chair Develop the The Cyndi Dailey-Smith and Howard B. Smith Scholarship Fund, which provides support for Bigelow students who might not be able to otherwise participate in cultural and curricular enrichment learning opportunities, such as field trips 1 OPEN
Ten Tables Chair Organizer of our Fall fundraiser (November) 2 OPEN
6th Grade Potluck Chair Help organize the 6th grade community “getting to know you” event (October) 2 OPEN
Nominating
Committee Members
Look for new PTO board and committee members. There are 5 members: the chair and the feeder schools representatives: Mason Rice, Lincoln Eliot, Underwood, Ward 5 OPEN