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WHO WE ARE

2018 New Parents Starter evening for Helping Hands PFA

BA Helping Hands is a registered charity with 3 trustees representing their members:

Georgina Ashton, Chair
Lindsay Watson, Secretary
Donna Wilson, Treasurer

We having a thriving membership of Parents and Friends who support our fundraising ideas and get involved with a variety of events and fundraising activities throughout the school year. If you are not a member, please email for a membership form or ask at the school office. It is a simple form, but due to the constraints of GDPR and the requirements of the Charities Commission, we do need you to complete this information with a signature. We only hold on file email addresses.

NEW FOR SEPT 2018 – We are looking to appoint “Class and/or Year Representatives” from the start of the academic year, so that we can widen our networking opportunities as well as gain the views and ideas of parents and friends directly involved with each class/year group on a day to day basis. If you would like to get involved in one of these positions, please contact the Chair at georginaashton@outlook.com 

Our Annual General Meeting is held in May of each year with general meetings held on a half termly basis, as follows for 2018/19.

Thursday 13 Sept 2018, Thursday 15 November 2018, Thursday 17 January 2019, Thursday 14 March, Thursday 9 May, Thursday 20 June 2019
All meetings are held at Dintingdales, Scarthingwell Golf Club, Barkston Ash with the exception of the AGM which is held at the school. We look forward to seeing you there.

HOW YOU CAN HELP

Barkston Ash Helping Hands YEAR at a glance

We are always welcome to new ideas and suggestions as fundraising opportunities for the school. Please see our proposed “Year at a Glance” here. 

From September 2018, we will be holding half termly meetings:

Thursday 13 Sept 2018, Thursday 15 November 2018, Thursday 17 January 2019, Thursday 14 March, Thursday 9 May, Thursday 20 June 2019
All meetings are held at Dintingdales, Scarthingwell Golf Club, Barkston Ash with the exception of the AGM which is held at the school. We look forward to seeing you there.

NEWS ROUND UP

News

PTA Update


FORTHCOMING EVENTS

BBQ and Barkston Bake Off

Barkston Bake Off – Friday 29th June 

Summer BBQ – Friday 29th June 

Summer Challenge – summer holidays. The  worksheet above will be coming home in book bags at the end of the summer term for you to complete with your child over the summer holidays. 
It is the aim of Helping Hands PTA to support the school in two ways:
  1. Providing social events to build and develop strong and effective relationships between pupils, parents and school staff
  2. Raise much needed funds to provide equipment, activities or facilities to enhance the children's school experience.
We welcome all parents and guardians of children attending the school, as well as school staff, to our meetings.  We aim to meet approximately once per term (more so in the run up to big events), generally in the Ash Tree pub in Barkston Ash.

We hold regular, much loved, social events including Christmas Fayre, Summer BBQ, School Disco amongst others. Not only are these events a great way to encourage a great school community but they have helped in raising funds for building projects, media equipment for the school hall, pantomimes, outdoor furniture, school books, kindles and more recently iPads!

Ways in which YOU can help:
  • www.ragbag.co.uk - we have recently arranged for a textile recycling bin via Rag Bag to be permanently placed in the school classroom.  This raises £400 per tonne so please DO NOT bin your unwanted clothes, household linen & towels, handbags and shoes, PLEASE DEPOSIT THEM (IN BAGS) INTO OUR RAG BAG BIN.


     
  • www.easyfundraising.org.uk - Earn donations when you shop online with no extra cost to you.

  • Matched funding - Some companies offer Matched Giving Schemes where they match the amount raised for a good cause by employees. Please ask your company if they offer this scheme and we could raise an extra few £1000 a year!
     
  • Helping Hands Twitter - coming soon
     
  • Helping Hands Facebook Group - a great way to keep in touch with the school community. Join the group "Barkston Ash School Parents Forum".
Watch this space for dates of future meetings and do your best to come along - it's a great way to be more involved in the school community and to have your say in how our raised funds are spent.