Category Archives: From the PTO

URGENT: Bigelow PTO Positions OPEN for 2023-24!

Would you consider volunteering your time for the 2023-2024 school year? The Bigelow Middle School PTO is still in need of volunteers for several key roles and will not be able to function if these positions are not filled before the start of the new school year.

  • two (2) co-presidents
  • one (1) vice-president
  • one (1) secretary

Volunteering is a great way to make a difference in your student’s middle school experience and stay connected with our teachers and staff. Please review the descriptions for the roles mentioned above and other open positions hereIf you have any questions or need additional details, please email

Welcome Message from NPS Superintendent Dr. Nolin

Incoming NPS Superintendent Dr. Anna Nolin wants to hear from you! Please view Dr. Nolin’s welcome letter HERE and see specific ways to connect with our incoming Superintendent below.

Host a Meet & Greet Gather 20 or more people in your neighborhood, place of worship, community organization, fitness location, etc. to meet with Dr. Nolin to talk about Newton Schools and its future.

Show Your Spirit Visit our Newton Public Schools Spirit Store and Support our Community Engagement Programs!

Be Heard What are some things we should stop, start, or continue to do in the Newton Public Schools? Provide input and help identify areas of focus through a tool called ThoughtExchange:

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–)

More detailed descriptions of each way to connect with Dr. Nolin can be found in her welcome letter HERE.

Bigelow PoPS Meeting: Thursday, June 1st @ 7 pm

The Bigelow PoPS (Parents of Performing Students) is a community of dedicated parents that supports the performing arts through advocacy, fundraising, coordination, and volunteering. Any parent or guardian who has a student in Orchestra, Chorus, Band, A Capella, or Drama is welcome and encouraged to participate in the PoPS and support our students and performing arts faculty.

Are you curious about Bigelow PoPS? Interested in joining next year?

Please join us (via Zoom) at the last meeting of the school year on Thursday, June 1 at 7 pm. We look forward to getting to know you!

Zoom link: Join here

Welcome Home Linen Closet Drive: May 22- June 15

Bigelow Middle School


May 22nd – June 15th

Welcome Home provides families experiencing hardship with high quality household items they need to live with dignity.  Please join us by donating: 

  • CLEAN 
  • ** NEW OR LIKE-NEW **
  • (no rips or stains)

Where to Drop Off Items:

  • Bring Items to Our Spring Concerts on May 30 (Band) and June 14 (Chorus) at 7pm.
  • Collection bins will be in the Bigelow Middle School front lobby from May 22nd – June 15th.

Don’t have items to donate Shop for Welcome Home online!  Welcome Home’s wish list is found at

How can I do more to help? Visit to learn more about Welcome Home or donate other like-new household items.

Questions? Contact:

Welcome Home • P.O. Box 590351• Newton, MA 02459 •

Thank you auction volunteers!

Thank you to our generous Bigelow community for donating and participating in our annual online auction. As a reminder, all funds raised are used to support Bigelow performing arts, technology, literature, cultural events and lots more for our children and the school. 

A special thanks to our parent volunteers:

  • Erika Holmberg
  • Jen Murphy
  • Hai Ly Burk

And a big thank you to Bigelow teachers for donating their time and talents to the auction!

Newton Upstanders

Newton Upstanders is an action-oriented community group in Newton, MA dedicated to promoting justice and a sense of belonging in our city. We support Newton’s diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) initiatives and oppose local or national efforts to undermine these fundamental community values.

To learn more visit