At Boxgrove we want every child to:
The BPTA would like to invite all Boxgrove families to attend this year’s Christmas Fair!
Date:- Saturday 25th November 2017
Time: 1pm to 4pm
Location: Boxgrove Primary School
So, it’s time to dust off those Santa hats, hone your snowball throwing skills and get ready to eat mince pies! Come along and join the fun, make some Magic Reindeer Treats, eat Reindeer Poo (who wouldn’t?!), drink mulled wine, make Christmas decorations and buy gifts in Secret Santa. Not to mention of course visiting Santa himself in the Grotto! Entrance is free!
Boxgrove Bake Off Competition: Children can enter the Great Boxgrove Bake Off competition: festively-decorated cakes can be entered for a chance to win some super prizes in our 2 categories, EY/KS1 and KS2.
These can be large or small cakes, cake pops, tray bakes, anything! Mrs Freeman has very kindly agreed to be our celebrity judge this year, and she will award prizes based on decoration (not taste). You can take your cakes back home with you at the end of the fair. Entries should be brought to the Kent Hall at the start of the Fair.
We also need your baking skills to supply the Refreshments Stall with edible goodies! Please bring your donations of cakes, biscuits, mince pies etc to the office on Friday or to the Kent Hall before the fair.
Raffle Tickets: Raffle tickets will be on sale outside the office every morning and afternoon this week, and also on the day. It would be a huge help to us if you could return your money and stubs as soon as possible, please.
1st prize is an amazing 43” LG HD Smart TV (courtesy of Complete Home Control) worth £350, and we also have fabulous prizes from Herne Hill Velodrome, Silent Pool Distillery, Denbies Vineyard, Odeon, Waitrose, Bayliss & Harding, Aveda, Rogues and Seafare to name but a few. There are over 50 prizes to be won!
If you require additional books of tickets please fill in the slip on the letter that accompanied the tickets, or just write a note with your details on and drop it in the PTA post box in the office.
Fundmatching: If anyone works for a big company please enquire if there is a fundmatching scheme. This can raise hundreds of extra pounds for the school with very little effort, and can be completed after the fair, so please don’t give up yet!
Stall rotas: Many thanks to those of you who have signed up with your Class Reps for running each of the stalls – please help wherever possible. Without this help from parents we wouldn’t have any stalls, so please volunteer for a 30 min or 1 hour slot if at all possible.
Teddy Stall: Many thanks for all the donations of soft toys that have already been sent in. We will be collecting CLEAN toys right up to the day before the fair.
Mufti day: Many thanks for all your tombola donations that came in last Friday. This Thursday, 23rd November, is mufti in exchange for a Merry Mug: a mug (doesn’t have to be Christmassy) filled with WRAPPED sweets and/or party bag favours etc and wrapped in cellophane. NO NUTS please
If you are able to help collect and sort merry mugs for us on Thursday, it would be much appreciated. Just sign in at the office and pitch in!
Help on the day: if you are able to spend a couple of hours at school the morning of the fair, or stay behind after the fair finishes, we would be very grateful for all the help we can get in getting ready and clearing up!
Many thanks in advance for all your festive help, together we can make it a fair to remember!
The Christmas Fair Team
Marianne Webb (Y4 & R), Angie Hector (Y5), Sue Fraser (Y4), Claire Hicks (Y6, 4 & 1), Michelle Carr (Y2), Lucy Radcliffe (Y2 & R) and Kristi Hanna (Y4 & 2)
What was the money spent on?
As many of you have probably noticed, the pavilion went up early 2017. Year 6 have been very busy deciding on the furniture they would like to furnish the pavilion with. We had a meeting with them and we approved the £2,500 they asked for to put their plans into action. Namely inside/outside bean bags, a shoe cupboard, a bench for the deck, tables and chairs, a rug and mats. It looks like some more funds could be needed to finish this area!
It will also be the used by the school and the Boxgrove PTA at events, such as sports days and fairs.
Other money donated by the PTA will be funding:
Library refurbishment with new storage and new books.
Christmas crackers for the children's school Christmas dinner.
Allotment equipment for Mr Stevenson.
A donation to each class for equipment and resources.
So as you can see the money raised is vital and helps us improve the school as a whole for the benefit of all.
How can I help with this event?
If you would like to help with the organisation and/or ticket sales for this event, it would be much appreciated. It's easy to get in touch with us, just fill out the form below.
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