You have arrived at the school Parent and Teacher Association page, but at Bignold we are affectionately known as the BFF which stands for Bignold Friends and Family.
If you are a new parent or carer this year, hello! and welcome, and thank you for taking a look at this page and our story. If you have spent some pennies with us in other years, hi again and thank you for reading on too.
The BFF is supported primarily by parents (with representative members of staff at the school too), with the aim to raise funds for school projects and events through traditional PTA bake sales, second hand uniform and fundraising events. We aim to also provide additional enrichment to the school community through arts and creative projects and some key big events in the school calendar.
This year has been universally strange and challenging. Through the Spring term we saw the proposed line-up of events all the way through to the whole school Summer Celebration ‘BigFest’ cancelled while we adjusted to life with Covid19.
The beginning of this new school year has seen lots of new measures to ensure that the children can be back at school safely and for all parents, this has taken energy and time in already testing circumstances.
The BFF has been thinking of new ideas for the Winter term now that our ‘normal’ is not allowed. Additionally we would like to assure you that the conversation with school about the fundraising resources we have banked is alive and we are working to try and make good decisions along the way to ensure extra opportunities can be afforded to the children in spite of all the restrictions in place to keep everyone safe.
Our NEW news and plans will be detailed here very soon.
The BFF very much welcomes new members, indeed anyone interested to just see what it’s all about, is warmly invited to drop us a line and join us on one of our scheduled (friendly!) Zoom call meetings. We are all less than PRO so please rest assured we will all be wrestling with our screens and mics too!
Our next meeting date is Thursday 12 November at 10am. Please email us so we can send you a Zoom meeting invitation...drop us a line to Admin Bignold
In addition to information here, you can also find the group on Facebook - search Bignold Friends and Family. You will be ok’d by our admin when you follow as this is a private group. This is an excellent resource for quick checks on BFF news and related topics. The group is monitored so that it does not become a place for negativity or inappropriate comments; this isn’t tolerated.
But for now please look up the Autumn half term children’s photography competition on the attachment here and enjoy the beautiful colours outside and cosy compositions inside.
Autumn Photography Competition
Give for free to the BFF and other charities every time you shop online!
The BFF is delighted to let you know that we have signed up to TheGivingMachine as a way to continue raising funds for future projects, events and activities at Bignold Primary School. We would be very grateful if you could join - it's free and simple to sign up and won't cost you a penny!
The BFF will get a free donation every time you shop online at over 2000 participating retailers (such as Amazon, Argos, Boots, Tesco, eBay and H&M). Plus you can choose up to 3 other causes to support so you can raise money for your favourite charities as well.
Here's how to get involved:
1) Go to www.thegivingmachine.co.uk
2) Click 'Sign Up' then 'Join as a Giver' and choose a cause to support. Search forBignold Friends and Family (BFF) if you would like to help our cause and click 'Join and Support'.
3) Complete your details or sign in through Facebook.
3) Shop via TheGivingMachine website or download the free Shop&Give App on your phone
4) Become a giving hero! ️
Thank you so much if you can join and help us raise money for our school. Small, regular donations can really make a big difference.
Happy shopping and feel free to share with friends and family!
(PS We are very much in support of shopping at local, small independent retailers during these Covid times, but for those big items or grocery delivery shopping this is a great way to help our school and other charities! Many thanks x)