Pupils start Tuesday 20 August 2019
Last day of term Thursday 10 October 2019
Autumn Holidays Friday 11 October to Friday 18 October 2019 inclusive
Start Monday 21 October 2019
In service day Thursday 7 November 2019
In service day Friday 8 November 2019
Holiday Monday 2 December 2019 (St. Andrew’s Day holiday)
Last day of term Thursday 19 December 2019
Christmas Holidays Friday 20 December to Friday 3 January 2020 inclusive
Start Monday 6 January 2020
In service day Friday 14 February 2020
February Holidays Fri 14 February to Wednesday 19 February 2020 inclusive
Start Thursday 20 February 2020
Last day of term Friday 3 April 2020
April Holidays Monday 6 to Friday 17 April 2020 inclusive
Start Monday 20 April 2020
In service day Friday1 May 2020
Holiday Monday 4 May 2020 (May Day holiday)
Last day of term Tuesday 30 June 2020
Employee Matched Funding for the PTA – Parents Please Help
Priorsford Primary School PTA, as the fundraising arm of the Parent Council, is always looking at new ways of raising funds.
The PTA has recently gone through the process of obtaining Charitable Status and this opens up new fundraising possibilities. One of the simplest of those methods is Employee Matched Funding (aka Matched Giving).
A large number of companies have schemes in place where they offer to match the amounts raised by their employees in fundraising/charitable activities. Some parents have already come forward to the PTA to offer to take part in events in order to allow them to claim matched funding for the PTA through their employer and this should provide us with a significant uplift in our levels of fundraising, however we would like to maximise this where possible and need more parents to get involved.
You will hopefully be aware that there are a number of established fundraising activities organized throughout the year (Summer Fair, Pupil Discos and the Christmas Fair to name a few) which help to provide the school with funding for extra items for the benefit of all pupils. For example, in recent years, the PTA have provided funding for an outdoor classroom, outdoor sandpits, interactive whiteboards for classrooms, audio equipment, iPads, transport for trips, the annual library software subscription and financial subsidy for Christmas parties as well as gifts for new P1s and departing P7s.
What we ask of you
If you are in employment and interested in supporting us then please check if the company you work for supports Employee Matched Funding. If they do and you would be willing to make a claim through your company scheme on behalf of the school PTA for future events, then please let us know. Normal criteria for a claim would be that the employee participates in the fundraising event to an extent, so do please check your employer scheme for any rules around making a successful claim.