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.
On Tuesday, Bigelow teachers and staff were treated to a Giving Thanks Snack Bar. Many thanks to Ron Farrar and Suriya Ziblatt for putting together this beautiful spread to help show our appreciation for Bigelow’s amazing teachers and staff!
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 andWerner 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 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.
Tickets are now on sale for next week’s performances of Bigelow’s Fall Play, “Charlotte’s Web.” The show is about 100 minute with one 15 minute intermission. This performance is appropriate for children of all ages, and we do expect it to sell out! Get your tickets now!
As daylight savings time comes to an end, students may soon be biking in the dark. Please take a moment to ensure that your student’s bike is equipped with proper lighting: a front white light and a rear red light and reflector.