Balksbury Schools PTA

Balksbury Schools PTA

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I’m very excited to announce the publication of my first book.

You, Me And Katie Makes Three

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That is, until he meets Sam and her baby sister, Katie.
But all is not as it seems. Sam has a dark and twisted past.
A past that constantly threatens to strike a match on their happy lives together.
With tragedy looming, will the trio escape the grip of jealous-ex, Richard?
Or will life as they know it go up in smoke?

So if you are looking for a book to read whilst stuck at home, then look no further, here it is.

I hope you enjoy it, and if you do then please recommend it to your friends.

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Hi I hope I am ok to post on here. Just thought it would be a good idea to create a post for people to find out which child is in which class. Mainly thinking of year 5 for myself but by all means post others.
My son Jacob is going into year 5 Aspen class ☺️ excited to find out who else will be joining him.
Can you please advise when we can expect to receive leavers hoodies?
Hi
My easy up gazebo died but a lot of the arms and a couple of the legs are still in good shape. If anyone would like spares you can have them for free.

Alex Frowd
On Friday 14th Feb we are running an Inset Day Tennis and Sports Camp at nearby Andover Lawn Tennis Club to coincide with Inset Day at many local schools. There will be lots of sports and activities on offer all delivered by qualified coaches at our indoor and outdoor facility.
Total beginners are welcome, hope this is okay to post on here and is useful for the local community! Booking and full info-

https://clubspark.lta.org.uk/AndoverCoaching/Coaching/Camp/417c6837-5108-43ac-822c-0f27a07a163d
As it’s an inset day on Friday I thought I’d remind people about this Coffee morning. Hope to see some familiar faces there 😛🍰☕️
When is the next PTA meeting or is it after the summer holiday ? Thanks.
Had a brilliant evening at the bingo. Lots of laughter and great spirit. Fab amount of lovely prizes and well organised too. Shall look forward to the next one.

Thank you Balksbury School PTA xx
Fab evening at the bingo. Everything was so thought out and very well organised. My son really got into it and said his heart was pounding each time he was close! Unfortunately not that close as we didn’t win anything! 🙈😂

Well done to all the PTA for a well turned out and enjoyable event. Here’s the selfie of Oliver and Annabella (cousins).
When you have a date for your Xmas fair can you please let me know. My mum would be keen to have a stall selling beautiful hand knitted toys and dolls. Thanks x

We need your help to raise money for the schools! We have a lot to do and lots of fun events and ide

Operating as usual

Photos from The Tea Cosy, Hurstbourne Tarrant's post 11/08/2021

Photos from The Tea Cosy, Hurstbourne Tarrant's post

02/08/2021

Who's up for Rugby Darts this weekend?? 🏈

Head to the Chantry Centre on Sunday 8th August and have a go at our Darts Game. You'll have the chance to kick a rugby ball at our giant dartboard to try and score as many points as you can - there are prizes to be won! 🏆
https://www.thechantrycentre.com/active-in-andover

[07/24/21]   Wow! What a year we have all had! We have turned our kitchens into classrooms and met virtually with our teachers, experienced new routines and returned to a different way of school life. And our children have done us all so proud! We want to thank each and every one of you for your support over the past year. It has presented many challenges but together we have faced them all!

Thank you to everyone who supported our recent summer raffle. And a massive thank you to all of our contributors who very kindly donated prizes! All winners have been contacted and I am pleased to say that we have raised a massive £1,088!
What an amazing sum, raised because of you guys!

We are looking forward to another successful fundraising year but for now, from all of the PTA, we hope you all have the very best summer holidays and we will see you in September!

[07/23/21]   Hi everyone! Just a heads up to our wonderful year 6 families, the Memories and Peter Pan production is now on Google classroom. It will be available to download until midday on Wednesday 28th July before being removed for GDPR restrictions. Apologies for the late message, there has been an issue with the school messaging server.

Congratulations to Year 6 on completing their last year of Primary school and we wish you every success as you take your next big step into your Secondary years! Go get them! 🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉

12/07/2021

Wow! What an amazing collection this morning! A huge 410kg of donated clothing and textiles was weighed in from all of your incredible donations! Thank you all so much! This has raised £123 to help fund some exciting future projects for our schools to benefit our children. A massive THANK YOU!! from all of us on the PTA 😊🌟🎉

Wow! What an amazing collection this morning! A huge 410kg of donated clothing and textiles was weighed in from all of your incredible donations! Thank you all so much! This has raised £123 to help fund some exciting future projects for our schools to benefit our children. A massive THANK YOU!! from all of us on the PTA 😊🌟🎉

09/07/2021

Just a reminder that the collection is on Monday! Please remember to pop your bags by your year group gate at drop off and we will get them all collected 😊

Just a reminder that the collection is on Monday! Please remember to pop your bags by your year group gate at drop off and we will get them all collected 😊

07/07/2021

*** Summer Raffle ***

One week until the Summer Raffle draw!!

We are looking for anyone who works for or runs a company that may be able to support us with a raffle prize for our Summer Raffle!!

Please comment or message if your able to help!!

*** Summer Raffle ***

One week until the Summer Raffle draw!!

We are looking for anyone who works for or runs a company that may be able to support us with a raffle prize for our Summer Raffle!!

Please comment or message if your able to help!!

03/07/2021

It's that time again to part with any unwanted clothing and textiles! Thank you to our wonderful federation community for all of your fabulous support!

It's that time again to part with any unwanted clothing and textiles! Thank you to our wonderful federation community for all of your fabulous support!

19/06/2021

We just wanted to say a massive THANK YOU!! to all of our wonderful Balksbury Federation families for donating an incredible amount to the Andover foodbank Summer drive!

The weather may not have been kind but the community spirit you have all shown is beyond amazing! Your donations will go a long way to help those in need 😊

Thank you all so much for your support. 😊🙂😊🙂😊🙂😊🙂

We just wanted to say a massive THANK YOU!! to all of our wonderful Balksbury Federation families for donating an incredible amount to the Andover foodbank Summer drive!

The weather may not have been kind but the community spirit you have all shown is beyond amazing! Your donations will go a long way to help those in need 😊

Thank you all so much for your support. 😊🙂😊🙂😊🙂😊🙂

17/06/2021
08/06/2021

Have you got your #EatThemToDefeatThem puzzle book yet? No? Don't worry - you can download the whole book over at: https://eatthemtodefeatthem.com/#downloads - and don't forget to enter the competition to be in with a chance of winning a mega Lego set! Thanks to the amazing Change4Life for making this happen.

07/06/2021

My little girl is always so excited to take part in library events! Check this one out!

We are so excited for the theme for the 2021 Summer Reading Challenge. This year, the theme is Wild World Heroes - and the challenge is teaming up with WWF UK! The Reading Agency want to encourage children across the country to engage in a fun reading activity focused on the environment, and hope the theme will inspire children to explore ways of helping to save the planet.

The characters and landscape will be illustrated by award-winning children’s author and illustrator Heath McKenzie. Through taking part in the Challenge, with free packs from public libraries or by joining online, children will be able to join our 'wild heroes' - to learn about the importance of the environment while helping to restore nature levels in the neighbourhood of 'Wilderville'.

Keep your eyes peeled on our website: https://www.hants.gov.uk/librariesandarchives/kids-zone.

#SummerReadingChallenge #WildWorldHeroes Summer Reading Challenge The Reading Agency

02/06/2021

Did you know there are other ways of supporting your PTA without spending any extra money??

One of these ways is through Amazon Smile! Simply follow the steps below to sign up and Amazon will donate funds to the PTA each time you buy through Amazon! It couldn't be easier! Every penny counts towards helping fund projects to better our children's experiences at school!

If you prefer to shop using a web browser:

1. Visit smile.amazon.com
2. Sign in with the same account you use for Amazon.com
3. Select your charity
4. Start shopping! Remember to checkout at smile.amazon.com to generate donations for your chosen charity.

Tip: Add a bookmark to make it easier to shop at smile.amazon.com.

If you shop using the Amazon app on your mobile phone:

1. Open the Amazon Shopping app
2. Navigate to the main menu (=)
3. Tap on Settings and then select “AmazonSmile”
4. Select your charity and then follow the on-screen instructions to turn ON AmazonSmile in the mobile app

Once AmazonSmile has been activated in your app, future eligible app purchases will generate a donation for the charity you have selected.
Note: The tablet app is not yet supported.

Did you know there are other ways of supporting your PTA without spending any extra money??

One of these ways is through Amazon Smile! Simply follow the steps below to sign up and Amazon will donate funds to the PTA each time you buy through Amazon! It couldn't be easier! Every penny counts towards helping fund projects to better our children's experiences at school!

If you prefer to shop using a web browser:

1. Visit smile.amazon.com
2. Sign in with the same account you use for Amazon.com
3. Select your charity
4. Start shopping! Remember to checkout at smile.amazon.com to generate donations for your chosen charity.

Tip: Add a bookmark to make it easier to shop at smile.amazon.com.

If you shop using the Amazon app on your mobile phone:

1. Open the Amazon Shopping app
2. Navigate to the main menu (=)
3. Tap on Settings and then select “AmazonSmile”
4. Select your charity and then follow the on-screen instructions to turn ON AmazonSmile in the mobile app

Once AmazonSmile has been activated in your app, future eligible app purchases will generate a donation for the charity you have selected.
Note: The tablet app is not yet supported.

Summer half term in Andover | Love Andover 01/06/2021

Summer half term in Andover | Love Andover

Some lovely ideas to keep the kids busy this half term!

Summer half term in Andover | Love Andover What's on to keep our children entertained during the summer half term in Andover

Photos from Shoes on Theatre's post 28/05/2021

Check out these fabulous workshops to keep your little ones busy during the Summer holidays!

Photos from The Lights Andover's post 27/05/2021

Photos from The Lights Andover's post

27/05/2021
26/05/2021

Have you ever thought about joining our PTA but not sure what's involved? Let us explain!

Any parent or teacher can join the PTA. It doesn't matter if you have hours to spare or just the odd one or two here and there. There are plenty of opportunities to help out including at events, attending meetings and making suggestions about how we can improve our school experience for our children and their families.

We are always on the lookout for new recruits who have the passion and enthusiasm to make a difference in our schools!

If you think you might be interested in joining our team please send us a message and we can tell you more!

Have you ever thought about joining our PTA but not sure what's involved? Let us explain!

Any parent or teacher can join the PTA. It doesn't matter if you have hours to spare or just the odd one or two here and there. There are plenty of opportunities to help out including at events, attending meetings and making suggestions about how we can improve our school experience for our children and their families.

We are always on the lookout for new recruits who have the passion and enthusiasm to make a difference in our schools!

If you think you might be interested in joining our team please send us a message and we can tell you more!

21/03/2021

Spaces available for U6 age Children (Year 1) to join up to Andover Football Training Academy.

All details on the poster!!

Spaces available for U6 age Children (Year 1) to join up to Andover Football Training Academy.

All details on the poster!!

16/03/2021

If you're a parent or carer of a child aged 3-11 years you might be interested in a Talk, Learn, Do workshop - please see below.

You can share this opportunity with parents outside of the bank.

The sign up link is: https://events.natwest.com/website/3863/.

For any questions, please contact [email protected].

If you're a parent or carer of a child aged 3-11 years you might be interested in a Talk, Learn, Do workshop - please see below.

You can share this opportunity with parents outside of the bank.

The sign up link is: https://events.natwest.com/website/3863/.

For any questions, please contact [email protected].

12/03/2021

Looking for a different way to celebrate your Children’s Birthdays?
Fun Family Night in?

Have a look at this fantastic local company “The Glampover Company” to create some unforgettable memories!

Check out their page on Facebook or Instagram

Looking for a different way to celebrate your Children’s Birthdays?
Fun Family Night in?

Have a look at this fantastic local company “The Glampover Company” to create some unforgettable memories!

Check out their page on Facebook or Instagram

15/12/2020

Thank you!!

Thank you to those you donated today for our Christmas Bags!!

We raised an incredible £266.89 towards our plans to support with more outdoor learning space!!

Thank you to all the Fantastic PTA team who gave their time today to support with the bags and to Mrs Wilkins for all her support to ensure all bags were quarantined.

(Please note a Thank you will also be sent through the School App)

14/12/2020

Message from the PTA:

We would like to apologise for any recent posts that may have caused any stress or upset to any of our parents/carers or staff at the Federation.

This was never our intention.

We have discussed the routes of communication with the Federation and will ensure that moving forward we follow them.

Again - Please accept our apologies.

PTA

10/12/2020

🎄🎅🏻🎄 Christmas Jumper Day 2020 - Friday 11th December 2020 🎄🎅🏻🎄

Raising money for Save The Children!!

On Friday 11th December millions of people in the UK will be putting on a Christmas Jumper to raise money for a good cause.

How can you help?

1) Share my QR code of Just Giving Link with everyone you know. (Work teams, family or friends)

2) On Friday 11th December, wear your Christmas Jumper. Good New - You don't need to go and buy an new one, just find out last years or decorate one you have in the wardrobe.

3) DONATE!! £2 per person will make a huge difference to Save the Children. Use your smart phone to scan the QR code or simply click on the link to go direct to the page.

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/cjd200002298

09/12/2020

*** Christmas Bags!! ***

After the success of our filled Halloween bags we have been working to put together Christmas Bags with all our donated items.

They have been quarantined and now ready for you all.

Each bag has a mixture of items.

Suggested donation £3

Bags will be available on a first come first serve basis on Tuesday 15th at each gate pick up time!!

Many Thanks

PTA

(Message has been requested to be sent through School App)

01/12/2020

Thank you to everyone who bought raffle tickets this year.
We have raised an outstanding amount of £2696.05!
All winners have been contacted 🎅🏼
A special thank you goes to all those who have supported us by donating prizes.

26/11/2020

A Huge Thank you from The PTA

This morning you donated well over 1500 items towards the food bank.

Community Spirit has never been as important as it is now and this will make a huge difference in supporting the Foodbank be able to help more and more families this year!!

Thank you!!

25/11/2020

Last Days to get your raffle tickets back to the school!!

Please ensure all tickets are returned by end of the day tomorrow (Thursday 26th November)

Many Thanks

PTA

25/11/2020

Don’t forget - Tomorrow is a dress down day in Aid of Andover Food Bank!!

Boxes will be outside the Children’s classroom doors to drop your donations into!!

Many Thanks in advance!!

16/11/2020

Shop Local!! 🎄

12/11/2020

Please help us support Andover Foodbank this month. All donations are gratefully received.
Don’t forget 26th November is a dress down day!

12/11/2020

A great support and way to shop local!!

10/11/2020

Christmas Shopping!!!

Let’s all shop local this year for our Christmas Shopping to support our local businesses!!

Please tag your business page or pages you know of local businesses!!

08/11/2020

Our Tickets are now live and for Sale!!

They should be coming home with the Children tomorrow however if you would like more then please let us know.

Also we are still looking for Raffle prizes so if you or your company could help us by donating please get in touch!!

Many Thanks

PTA

08/11/2020

Santa Letter Direct - Letters From Santa

🎅🏻 Are you looking for a personalised letter for your children from Santa this year? 🎅🏻

This Fantastic company Santa Letter Direct have given us at the Federation a discount code of 50% off any orders.

Just use the code: HALFPRICE to receive the discount.

https://www.facebook.com/SantaLetter/

Santa Letter Direct sends personalised letters from Santa during the festive period.

http://www.santaletterdirect.co.uk

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Floral Way
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