The concept is simple. As you purchase a variety of cash cards from the school for specific businesses, you earn a % to support your child’s school activities. You can also designate the earnings to other children and families or to “where most needed.” Eligible activities include the SALTS trip, sports teams, ski trip, lunch cards, gym strip, Grad activities and more (basically anything you would write a cheque to PCS for except tuition).
The following local business are participating:
Thrifty Foods: 7%, Save-On-Foods: 7%, Fairway Market: 7%, Country Grocer: 7%
Quality Foods: 5%, Red Barn Market: 9%, Christian Book and Music: 9%
One percent of sales is used to pay for the SOFund program costs. For example, if you earn 9% on $100, your family account will be credited $9 and $1 will go to cover the costs of the program (the stores actually give us 1% more discount than what is shown above).
Orders are due at 1:00 pm as follows (2018-19 School Year):
|Order Due Date (1:00 pm)||Available for pick-up|
|Thursday, Sept 13||Thursday, Sept 20 (aft)|
|Thursday, Oct 11||Thursday, Oct 18 (aft)|
|Thursday, Nov 8 (+Fundscrip)||Friday, Nov 16|
|Thursday, Dec 6||Friday, Dec 14|
|Thursday, Jan 10||Friday, Jan 18|
|Thursday, Feb 7||Wednesday, Feb 13 (aft)|
|Thursday, Mar 7||Thursday, Mar 14 (aft)|
|Thursday, Apr 4||Friday, Apr 12|
|Thursday, May 2||Friday, May 10|
|Thursday, June 6||Friday, June 14|
How do I know my SOFund balance?
We keep track of that in our handy-dandy database. You can check your balance by clicking on and logging into the “Parent Portal” (there’s a button on the bottom of our school webpage too). You need to click on your family name in the “Related Contacts”section to see your balance.
Using Your SOFund Funds:
This SOFund withdrawal cheque can be submitted to the appropriate teacher/coach etc to use your SOFund funds (there are three “cheques”on one page).
Once a year we place a “FundScrip” order. This is through a 3rd party and gives us access to a long list of companies. We have to meet a minimum order size to make it worthwhile so it only happens once or twice a year. The order date(s) are listed on the chart above.
You can also order cards directly from FundScrip and have them sent to your home. We will credit your SOFund account for the amount you earn with your purchase. FundScrip uses regular mail so you will be charged for the stamp for a maximum order of $500 and 4 cards. Click here for an information sheet on how to sign up for direct FundScrip ordering. Please note that our group invitation code is 6QK8MB.
Thanks to the SOFund team for making this happen!