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.
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.
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.
Keep saving your used, branded, ink cartridges and toners and help raise money and eco points
We are working with a company called ‘Empties Please’. They collect and recycle used ink and toner cartridges the environmentally friendly way and will donate the money raised back to us!
It’s very simple. All you have to do is save your used ink cartridges (original brand cartridges from HP, Cannon, Lexmark, Samsung accepted) or toner cartridges (original Brother, Dell, HP, Canon, Epson) and when we all return to school you can put them in our recycle bin. ‘Empties Please’ will collect the bin when it’s full and then donate money raised straight back to our school with a certificate to display in our reception area.
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 cheques made payable to 'Friends of Pilsley School'. Please hand them to a committee member, or Mrs Branson in the school office.
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!