Boxgrove PTA Events & Fundraising
All of our events and fundraising initiatives are key to successfully raising money for Boxgrove to help fund equipment and activities for your children. Below you'll find the upcoming Events, that are taking place this year, as well as our ongoing Fundraising initiatives.
So please come along to an Event, they're always good fun, and take a moment to look at the Fundraising initiatives.
You'll be surprised how easy it is to help raise money for the school!
Latest BPTA Events
- Virtual PTA Meeting09Jun2020
8:00 pm - 8:45 pm @ Zoom Virtual Meeting
Please come and join us for our Virtual PTA meeting via Zoom. It's easy to join, you don't even need a Zoom account, just click on this link and use the Meeting ID: 791 8415 1222 and Password: 4PajsE. https://us04web.zoom.us/j/79184151222?pwd=WWFXYkxzMTc2TDFsYURCRnoxMGl6dz09
- BPTA Summer Fair - EVENT CANCELLED20Jun2020
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm @ Boxgrove School
Unfortunately the Summer Fair has been cancelled. As I am sure you can appreciate this was a difficult decision to make, but given the current circumstances appropriate. For more information please click this link:- https://www.boxgrove.surrey.sch.uk/parent-information/pta/events/summer-fair
- Virtual Balloon Race!03Jul2020
9:00 am - 10 jul, 9:00 am @ In the Virtual Sky!
Buy your own personalised virtual balloon and take part in the 7 day School's Out race starting on 3rd July - and without damaging the environment! For more information scroll down to the Fundraising Initiatives section.
- BPTA Family BBQ - EVENT CANCELLED03Jul2020
@ Boxgrove School
Unfortunately the Family BBQ has been cancelled. As I am sure you can appreciate this was a difficult decision to make, but given the current circumstances appropriate. For more information please click this link:- https://www.boxgrove.surrey.sch.uk/parent-information/pta/events/family-bbq
- BPTA Happy's Circus - EVENT CANCELLED10Jul2020
@ Boxgrove Primary School
Unfortunately Happy's Circus has been cancelled. As I am sure you can appreciate this was a difficult decision to make, but given the current circumstances appropriate. For more information please click this link:- https://www.boxgrove.surrey.sch.uk/parent-information/pta/events/happy-circus
- BPTA Meeting - TBC14Jul2020
7:30 pm - 8:45 pm @ TBC
In addition to the various events organised throughout the year by the BPTA, 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 & click on each initiative below to find more information about it. You'll be surprised how easy it is to help raise money for the school!
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To shop at AmazonSmile simply go to smile.amazon.co.uk from the web browser on your computer or mobile device. You may also want to add a bookmark smile.amazon.co.uk to make it even easier to return and start your shopping at AmazonSmile. Log in and choose Boxgrove Parent Teacher Association as your chosen charity.
What is AmazonSmile?
AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support Boxgrove PTA every time you shop at Amazon, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.co.uk, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.co.uk, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate 0.5% of the net purchase price (excluding VAT, returns and shipping fees) of eligible purchases to Boxgrove PTA!
Which products on AmazonSmile are eligible for charitable donations?
Tens of millions of products on AmazonSmile are eligible for donations. You will see eligible products marked “Eligible for AmazonSmile donation” on their product detail pages. Recurring Subscribe-and-Save purchases and subscription renewals are not currently eligible.
Can I use my existing Amazon account on AmazonSmile?
Yes, you use the same account on Amazon and AmazonSmile. Your shopping cart, Wish List, wedding or baby registry, and other account settings are also the same.
Virtual Balloon Race - 3rd July 2020!
For just £3 (of which BPTA receives £2.38) everyone can have their own personalised virtual balloon and take part in the 7 day School's Out race starting on 3rd July - and without damaging the environment!
Who knows where the adventure will lead?! The Boxgrove balloon that travels the furthest will win £50! Good luck!
For more information and to purchase your Virtual Balloon please click here.
You can ‘customise’ each balloon by changing various parameters - balloon helium contents; shape; thickness of balloon rubber.
Reflecting real life, virtual balloons just like latex ones, can pop if the balloon parameters are not suited to the weather. For example, maximising helium content, having the fastest shape and thinnest rubber during stormy weather is not advisable. So, looking at the predicted weather for your race period prior to customisation helps your chances of winning!
So, what are you waiting for? Click here and buy a balloon.. Friends and family can buy them too!
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! In the last academic year we raised nearly £500 just from Easy Fundraising!
We are delighted to announce that the school is holding a textile collection for the "Happy School Bag" Fundraising Scheme. This is a fantastic opportunity to raise eco-friendly awareness amongst children and raise much needed funds for the school.
What's the "Happy School Bag" Fundraising Scheme?
This scheme is designed to help schools to raise funds and to help the environment by diverting discarded but reusable textiles away from landfill. In the UK alone we consume and discard over 1.4 million tonnes of textiles a year which goes directly into landfill despite the fact that there is spare capacity in textile recycling plants. By taking part in this scheme you help to reduce this amount by giving textiles a new lease of life.
How can I support this great fundraising programme?
To take part you simply need to fill the Happy School bag with unwanted but clean & dry clothing. There will be plastic bags in the school office for people to pick up and use.
They will accept men’s, women’s and children’s reusable clothing, reusable paired shoes & footwear, fashion accessories, handbags, belts, light jewellery, scarves, hats etc., console games and souvenirs (small decorative ornaments, unwanted gift boxsets).
They will not accept single shoes, mats, carpets, pillows, duvets, blankets, bedlinen, curtains, bric-a-brac, dirty-damaged-wet-damp-smelly items, old fashioned clothing, uniforms or toys (soft or hard) - you can keep these to donate to the Summer or Christmas Fair stalls, books or DVD's (please see the Ziffits Fundraising Initiative!).
Remember that the more you fill up the bag the more the school can raise; the school will receive a competitive rate per kilo; you can also use additional black bin bags if required. The last collection raised an amazing £640!
When is the next collection day?
The Happy School Bag van will be collecting from our school on the 9th Novmeber 2020 but we ask you to drop off your bags between drop off on the 5th November 2020 to drop off on the 9th November 2020.
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 donate them to our "Happy School Bag" collection!
Don’t forget to ask grandparents, friends and neighbours to have a good clear out too! Everyone can take part so spread the word and let’s get fundraising!
Did you know the Boxgrove PTA could maximise fundraising with help from you and the companies you work for?
An increasing number of companies operate a Match Funding Scheme whereby they “match” charity fundraising undertaken by their employees (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 any of our events, 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!
Congratulations to the participant who won in this week's draw!
Since it was launched in March 2019 our school lottery has raised over £1500 for the school and paid out over £1,100 in prize money to Boxgrove’s lucky ticket holders!
Win 1 of 3 £100 B&Q Gift Cards!
we are still trying to raise much-needed funds for our school even though some of our events have been cancelled, and the lottery is one way you can help us do this. Tickets cost £1 a week, and can be bought for just 1 month if you just want to play during the lockdown. Please tell your family and friends about our lottery too, anyone can take part. There is a guaranteed winner from the Boxgrove lottery every single week
The profits from your ticket will help fund valuable school resources. Not only that, you'll also have the chance to win our amazing £25,000 jackpot. More tickets means more chances to win, so what are you waiting for?
A ticket costs £1 per week and for every ticket you play 76% goes to our school and prizes. Each ticket will also enter you in TWO draws:
1. A jackpot prize draw for £25,000.00.
2. A local draw with a guaranteed prize for one of the supporters of our school.
The size of the local draw prize will depend on the number of tickets bought for the school that week.
The lottery is a fun and effective way to raise money to improve our school. But we need your help to make the lottery the best it can be, so please support the lottery today - and who knows maybe you'll be the next £25,000 winner!
For more information CLICK HERE to support now and buy your tickets!
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.
A Boxgrove parent, Luke Bishop, is taking on various challenges to raise funds for Boxgrove School this year. This is starting with the London Marathon in April and culminating by cycling from Lands End to John O'Groats in September.
Luke said "I am undertaking a series of events in 2020 starting with the London Marathon in April and culminating by cycling from Lands End to John O'Groats in September. I am raising funds for my daughters school to help fund a new playground to be used by children at Boxgrove Primary School for many years to come."
We all wish Luke the very best of luck!
Please take a moment and visit Luke's fundraising page by clicking here and help support this amazing initiative by sponsoring him!
Virgin Money Giving and Ziffit have joined together to help charities like us during this strange time when our usual events can not happen to raise money for the PTA.
Anyone making trade-ins through Ziffit can now donate the value of their unwanted goodies directly to us through Virgin Money Giving.
Ziffit is a free and easy to use app and website to sell unwanted books, CDs, DVDs, Blu-rays and games for cash. One of the largest trade-in sites in the UK.
All you have to do is to download the Ziffit app or go to their web site by clicking here and enter the barcodes of the items you want to sell.
So it's time to get decluttering!
This Month's Fundraising Spotlight is on... Ziffit!
Please Lend A Hand & Support The School
Lending a hand, no matter how large or small, will help make positive changes that enhance the children's experience and education at Boxgrove. Not only can you put your skills and hobbies to good use, it’s a really good way to network within the school community too!
If you would like to get involved with the Boxgrove PTA in any way, then please pop along to our next Boxgrove PTA meeting to find out more or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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