PTO Board and Committees

The 2019/2020 PTO Board

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

Committee Chairs

Directory – Megan Flynn and Gabriela Kroszynski
Communications – Joana Canedo
Creative Arts & Sciences – Mary Jo Sisk and Alexandra Cohen

To contact any PTO officer, please email
To contact the PTO Treasurers, please e-mail

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.

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
Treasurer Track budget and finances for the PTO
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.
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
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)
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 Host Help organize the 6th grade community “getting to know you” event (September)
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