At Boxgrove we want every child to:
In addition to the various events organised throughout the year by the Boxgrove PTA, we also have several on-going fundraising initiatives all aimed at raising more money towards equipment and activities for all the children of Boxgrove. Scroll down or click the links below to find out more about them.
Book Token Competition
Enter to win £5,000/€5,000 of National Book Tokens for your school - enough to buy hundreds of new books for the library. And just in case that warm, fuzzy feeling isn't enough, you'll also get £100/€100 of National Book Tokens to spend on yourself!
Accepted in thousands of bookshops and online, National Book Tokens are the perfect way to reward, encourage literacy and inspire a love of books.
The winners of last year's prize - Camperdown Primary School in Dundee - transformed their library and filled their bookshelves with new books. Will it be your school's turn this year?
To nominate your school to win, just fill in the form below. Good luck!
Read more at www.nationalbooktokens.com
Do you ever shop on-line?
Boxgrove PTA have set-up an account with www.easyfundraising.org.uk. By simply logging on to this website first, before you make online purchases the school collects cash rewards direct from the retailer once your purchase is complete! Please do ‘click and collect’ it’s as easy as that!
We are still collecting used ink cartridges. You can obtain "Empties Please" bags from the school office.
Empties Please will collect the bin when it’s full and then donate money raised straight back to the Boxgrove PTA. They will give us £1 for each original manufacturer cartridges and 50p for a remanufactured cartridge. So this is another easy way for you to help raise more money for our school.
(Please note that they are unfortunately unable to recycle Epson and Brother cartridges or ANY toners).
London Marathon 2017 - Pippa Raised Over £1500!!
Pippa Elstone ran the London Marathon for the Boxgrove Parent Teacher Association!
Congratulations Pippa and a hearty well done for running the London Marathon on behalf of the BPTA! Out of 40,000 runners she ran an amazing time of 3 hours 54 minutes! Not only that she has raised over £1500 for the school. Thank you Pippa! And thank you to everyone who donated money.
It's still not too late to donate please visit Pippa's Virgin Money page where you can still donate online. Don't forget to tick the box to reclaim Gift Aid on your donation if you're a UK tax payer!
Match Funding Schemes
Did you know the Boxgrove PTA could maximise fundraising with help from you and the companies you work for?
Many companies offer their employees the chance to take part in a matched funding scheme, whereby the company will provide additional funding to a good cause (usually on a £ for £ basis up to a maximum amount).The amount offered will vary on the organisation and the conditions that may apply.
Many organisations offer a scheme but do not generally advertise this to their staff very well, so you may need to check with your Human Resources department.
Please click here for a list of companies that we know potentially offer match funding, however, there may be more. If you know that your company offers a scheme and you would like to help at this year’s Summer Fair, please contact a member of the Boxgrove PTA committee.
Be prepared for the new school term!
School life is a lot easier when things don’t go missing! Now’s the time to get organised for the new school term!
We've teamed up with MyNameTags who with every order using our unique link below they will donate 20% to the BPTA!
The clothes labels and stickers are extremely hardwearing and save a great deal of effort and potential lost property. They can be used on school uniforms, brownies/guides clothes, football kits, in fact almost anything.
Click here to visit MyNameTags to make your order and help us raise funds!
Phil The Bag - 2017/2018
We are always looking for new ways and opportunities to raise important funds for the school.
We signed up to an innovative fundraising programme called "Phil the Bag", which recycles your old and unwanted clothing and turns it into cash for the school.
What's "Phil The Bag"?
"Phil the Bag" not only develops the children’s sense of enterprise but also teaches them about the importance of recycling and how we can protect the environment. Did you know that textiles make up 12% of landfill sites?
This fundraising initiative also allows us to raise funds – the more clothing we collect – adult and children’s clothing, shoes, handbags, belts, hats, curtains, towels and household linen - the more money we will receive in exchange for these products.
How can I support this great fundraising programme?
You can support our "Phil the Bag" fundraising programme by donating your unwanted textiles in any bag type (black sacks, bin liners, carrier bags, cardboard boxes or even pillow cases!) and bringing them into school on our "Phil the Bag" Recycle Day.
When is the next collection day?
Collection dates have been set for the 3rd November 2017 and also the 23rd February 2018. More information will appear here nearer those dates so start collecting!
Where do I drop off the bags?
This is outside the Kent Building by the automatic doors. Do not drop off bags here until the collection days.
So, if you normally throw out your unwanted clothes or have bits and pieces gathering dust in the wardrobe, please use them to "Phil’ the Bag"! Don’t forget to ask grandparents, friends and neighbours to have a good clear out too! The funds we raise can be used for vital
resources and equipment within the school.
Riverford, the organic veg box company, will make a donation to the school for every parent who becomes a customer, on their 3rd delivery. Veg boxes are a great way to encourage children to try new things and get them interested in where their food comes from. The veg changes with the seasons and comes with weekly recipe inspiration.
To find out more or place an order
Visit www.riverford.co.uk/vegfund or call Riverford on 01803 227227
Getting started is really as easy as 1,2,3...
1) Set up a regular account
2) Add our ID code SCH1226 into the Notes box when you check out (this will make sure we get the donation!)
3) Enjoy your yummy food!
You can find out more at www.riverford.co.uk/vegfund. Thank you for your support.
The Boxgrove PTA Uniform Shop is located in the Infant Hall.
Opening times are:
Wednesday 8.45 am to 9.10 am
Friday 8.45 am to 9.10 am
Details of the school uniform and prices can be found here.
They would love to have more people helping out. If you can spare 20 minutes a week (or even every couple of weeks) please pop in and see the friendly team at the shop or drop your contact details at the school office and someone will be in touch.