The PTA will be limited this year on how much they can fund, and this is because we are unable to organise the events we normally have. Please continue to support the small events that are being held, and we will try to do this is as safe a way as possible in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Thank you to Mandy Read, Alex Sheldon, Sarah Porter and Vicki Johnson and the Governors who have agreed to sponsor the tuck shop until the summer.
The PTA has also funded £100 towards the children’s Christmas presents from school. The star off the week/head teachers award certificates and the year 6 badges.
If you have any ideas we can use for fundraising during the current climate, these would be greatly appreciated. Please speak to any member of the committee or simply email your ideas into school and they will be passed on.
The Online Christmas Fair raised £765.
The recycling of ink cartridges and toners has raised £66 so far. Thank you to the Devonshire arms in Pilsley, Beeley, the Cavendish at Baslow and the Chatsworth estate office for there support.
The second hand uniform sale raised £50 - thank you everyone who donated, helped and bought. We are hoping to hold another one after half term, more details to follow.
I would like to thank everyone on the committee, staff, and the people who helped or donated at any events through last year, without you all, we could not continue to support the children’s school experience.
How else can you help?
We’d like everyone to contribute something but we know people are busy and have many calls on their time and money so here are some ideas of how you can help:
Donation direct to school
Some parents have told us that whilst they want to support us, they have no time and would like to make a donation to our funds instead. If you would like to do this we would be delighted to receive donations. We can accept payments made by BACS to 'Friends of Pilsley School' Sort Code: 16-12-24 Account Number: 10125496
In 2015/6 we spent a lot of time trying to register for Gift Aid. We discovered that we needed to become a Registered Charity and have two named individuals on the committee willing to be responsible for the Gift Aid part and in particular, one of the would have to do a tax return for the PTA. We do not have these skills currently on the committee, and are concerned that every 2 years or so, it would have to be other named people doing this, so ultimately Git Aid remains elusive unless anyone reading this has experience setting up Gift Aid and would like to help us! Please get in touch!