HTPD 9/11/18

09 November 2018

Dear Parents and Carers,

With this week’s assembly theme being gratitude and thankfulness, I’m sure you’ll want to join me in thanking the new HTSC committee for the superb fireworks and bonfire night that they hosted last Friday evening. It was just great to see the whole school community enjoying itself! It’s one of my favourite events of the year! I want to thank in particular our two new HTSC chairs, Sally and Stef. Both of whom have already given so much time and energy to their new role. It’s always exciting to see what fresh ideas and new inspiration come with new leaders in place. Do remember to encourage them and please do offer to help as well; like the majority of our parents working fulltime, they really do need offers of help, even just a spare half an hour would be so appreciated. I know both HTSC and FOPS would love volunteers to get ready for the Christmas fairs. And don’t forget to tell them what a fantastic job they’re doing!

With changes to data protection and privacy laws, it’s been a real challenge for the new committees to communicate with you. They need your permission to add your details to their class lists. We are not able to pass on your details to them, I’m afraid. This may explain why class reps haven’t been in touch yet (just a quick aside, 4N parents, we are still looking for class reps for you; do consider taking on the role to make sure 4N doesn’t miss out!). Try to stay involved by reading the HTSC and FOPS section of the weekly newsletter too. Our PTAs do such a great job, both raising vital funds for the school, and also bringing us all together as a school community to have fun together.

It’s been lovely this week to meet all our junior school parents at this term’s parent consultation meetings and next week it’s the turn of our infant families. If you haven’t managed to book an appointment, do let either school office know or email your child’s class teacher. It’s such a vital part of our partnership together in supporting your child’s learning journey.

Finally, it’s been wonderful this afternoon to celebrate the musical talents of our house music performers. For some, the junior school house music medley is a culmination of years of hard work and dedicated rehearsal, and for others who have just begun their musical journey, it provides just the encouragement that they need, sharing their first performance with the whole school. What a lot of talent there is at HTPD!

With best wishes,
 Clare 



Thought of the week: God at work – supplying our needs. Are you a grateful person?

Whole school notice:
Please make sure that any snacks, packed lunches, or birthday treats do not contain nuts. We have several children in almost every class across the school with significant allergies. We are a nut-free school to keep children with allergies to nuts safe. Please do remember to make sure you help us with this and do not send any nuts into school! All snacks should be fruit or vegetables only; this also supports our healthy school policy and keeps us litter free too.  

INFANT

Year 2 visit to St Paul’s Cathedral, Tuesday 13 November
Year 2 are looking forward to their visit to St Paul’s Cathedral on Tuesday. Please arrive by 8.25am through the top doors (near the office) so we can make a prompt departure. We should be back at school by 4.00 pm. We will keep in contact with Ruth who will let you know of any delay.

Parent consultations, Wednesday 14 & Thursday 15 November
You should now have received your appointment time for the parent consultations next week via your child’s book bag. Please try and keep to the 10 minute time slots, but do ask if you feel you need a longer appointment on another occasion. Please come to the library / office area on arrival where there will be a list showing where the consultations are being held.

Teacher-led club cancellations
There will be no teacher-led clubs next week owing to the parent consultations. Cooking Club group 2 will therefore now start on 22 November.

Beep Beep Day, Friday 23 November
This is our Road Safety day when we ask children to come to school wearing bright colours. During the week we will be talking about road safety and how to cross the road safely with an adult while using the green cross code.

Pewley Christmas play dates
The Christmas Play this year is “Follow the Star”. The dress rehearsal is on Tuesday 4 December at 2.00pm and the main performances are on Wednesday 5 December at 9.30 am and 2.00pm. The play begins in the hall and then the remaining scenes take place outside in different parts of the school grounds. There will be some seating in the hall but for the outside scenes the audience will mainly be standing. More information on tickets to follow.

Ballet Club
The Christmas ballet show is on Thursday 6 December at 3:30pm.

Lost
Imogen Madden has lost her named M&S blue school cardigan.

Menu: Week 3 beginning 12 November

JUNIOR

Barvember

We are taking part in a month of Bar Model Word Problems for November, called BARVEMBER. Five puzzles are released each day and we will be trying them somewhere in the school every day this month. The Barvember Notice Board, located near to the office, displays the current puzzles and some of the great solutions we have come up with. It’s great to hear some great maths discussions happening all over the school. The puzzles will appear on our Website each day via our Twitter feed. Everyone can join in – send in any answers from home to appear on our Barvember Board. Barvember is run by White Rose Maths. If you would like to find out more about Bar Modelling, or Barvember please follow the link: https://whiterosemaths.com/schemes-of-learning/barvember/

Dates for your diary

Friday 16 November - Year 3’s production of NOAH at 2.00pm
Thursday 22 November - Prospective Parents Evening at 7.00pm
3-6 December - Christmas Play Week

School Photographs
Please check your child’s bookbags as order forms for the recent Tempest Photographs were sent home. Please return to the Office asap and note that they MUST be brought to the Front Office by Monday 12 November.

Sport

Please note the following changes to the Clubs schedule. Due to very low numbers there will be no Tag Rugby for Yr3 & Yr4 for the rest of the term. Year 5 Football will be on a Monday and Year 6 Football will be on a Thursday. Please see the updated Clubs Timetable for details of other clubs running during the week.

Y5 & Y6 Football Match v Bushy
Date: Tuesday 13 November
Time: 3.30pm - 4.30pm
Venue: Bushy Hill Junior School, Sheeplands Ave, Merrow, GU1 2TD - Parents to help with lifts please
Teacher: Nick & James

Y5 & Y6 Netball v Tormead & Rydes Hill
Date: Tuesday 13 November
Time: 3.30pm - 5.00pm - Parents to help with lifts please
Venue: Tormead School, Cranley Rd, GU1 2JD
Teacher: JJ, Laura & Catherine

Y5 & Y6 Football v Send
Date: Thursday 15 November
Time: 3.30pm - 4.45m - Parents to help with lifts please
Venue: Send, Send Barns Lane, GU23 7BS
Teacher: Nick & James

Y6 Guildford Primary School Dodgeball Tournament
Date: Friday 16 November
Time: 12.30pm - 3.00pm
Venue: Bushy Hill Junior School, Sheeplands Ave, Merrow, GU1 2TD - Parents to help with lifts please
Teacher: James

Y5 & Y6 Football Tournament
Date: Saturday 17 November
Time: 8.30pm - 12.30pm
Venue: Boxgrove, Boxgrove Lane, GU1 2TD
Teacher: Nick & James

Laura Sutton
HTPD Sports Co-ordinator

Follow us on Twitter: @HTPDSport

Lost
Louisa Mackie (6T) has mislaid her blue hoodie with “Eat Sleep Dive Repeat” on it. It means so much to Louisa so if you know where the hoodie might be, please come to the office and let us know. Thank you.

Menu Week 3 - This lunch menu is available on the website under the ‘Weekly News’ tab

FOPS News

Pewley Family Disco is this Saturday 10 November in the school hall. Thank you to everyone who has pre-booked, but don't worry if you haven't, you can still pay at the door. Boogie Pumps will kick off the dancing at 5.45pm, so put on your dancing shoes and dance the night away! 
New! Christmas Craft Evening, on Tuesday 27 November in the school hall, from 7.30pm - 10pm.
Join us at Pewley’s Festive Craft Evening, for a night of wreath making, bauble decorating, Christmas songs and drinks. Tickets are £20 per person and include all the materials and your first festive drink. Booking forms should have gone home in book bags, however if you haven’t received one Ruth has spares in the office. There are only 20 spaces left so do not hesitate if you would like to join us!

Phil the Bag - THANK YOU! Thanks to everyone who has contributed to the big pile of bags we have collected on Wednesday! We will let you know soon how much we have raised.

Tea Towels - The tea towel order is now closed. Thanks to all who have ordered. If you haven't and really really want one then there will be a few more available to buy at the Pewley Christmas Fair on the 8th December. 

Save the date:
Saturday 10 November - SCHOOL DISCO (5.30 - 7.30pm)
Tuesday 27 November - Christmas Craft Evening (7.30 - 10pm)
Saturday 8 December - CHRISTMAS FAIR (3pm -5pm)
Sunday 20 January 2019 - Action Sunday
Saturday 23 March 2019 - Bake & Stroll
Saturday 11 May - new social event - more info to follow 

Social dates for your diary
Reception 
Monday 12 November - 9am - Coffee Morning @ Rebecca's house (42 Pewley Way)  
Friday 23 November - 8pm - Christmas Drinks @ Piper's House (5 Jenner Road) 
Year 1
Thursday 29 November - Christmas Night Out @ Long Bar (Harbour Hotel)
Year 2

Wednesday 12th December - Christmas Night Out @ TBC

Playground Sales for this term are as follows:
Friday 16 November – Willow; Friday 23 November – Hazel


HTSC News

Thank you to everyone who came to the Bonfire last Friday (was it really a week ago!). It was a great night and we hope you and your children enjoyed it as much as we did. And a huge thank you for all your Phil the Bag donations - we will find out soon how much we raised. Next is the Christmas Fair (30th November) and we are having a meeting at Rogues next Tuesday 13 November at 8pm. Come along for a glass of wine, chin-wag and talk about how we can all put on a brilliant Fair this year.

We have class reps in all classes (listed below) except 4N (come on you know you want to!) and they are in the process of organising nights out, coffee mornings and all sorts of other things - including the world famous (ok maybe that’s a little exaggeration) Holy Trinity Christmas Hampers. Please make sure your rep has your contact information, and look out for emails or WhatsApp groups with all the details. We know that you don’t want to be bombarded with HTSC ParentMails, so while we finalise the contact details for the school it would be great if you can check the PTA Facebook page for additional information and also have a look on here - and if you can let your friends know that too (we appreciate not everyone reads this, that would be great!) We will also say what we have sent out each week so you know if you are missing a form or anything.

Raffle tickets and things we need for the school fair should be out next week - anyone who can spare some time to help collate tickets and letters early next week, please let us know - many hands make light work!

Tea Towel orders really need to be in by Monday 12 November at the very latest.

Colouring Competition should be coming out very soon

Volunteers for decorating the school - along an Oliver theme still needed

School Xmas Fair is November 30th

Play Week the week after - we will need help for mulled wine, beer and mince pie selling!

If you have any comments, or thoughts on how we can make the HTSC work better for you and the school - do please let us know, we’ll be at Rogues next Tuesday.

Class Reps
6JJ Nik B (Luca), Alice/Rob (Leo)
6JW Paul N (Penelope)
5C Danielle T (Lennon)
5S Kirsty T (Daniel & Charlie)
5L Mairsa C (Jackson), Caroline S (Harvey), Tiggy D (Felix)
4E Michelle C (Anthony), Claire T (Harry), Deb B (Alex)
4S Jenny B (Mary), Caroline S (Amelie)
4N VACANT
3C Susie B (Kezia), Sharon W (Chester)
3T Helen H (Elsa), Eve B (Arthur)
3A Jacqui (Hattie), ANY OTHER VOLUNTEER?



Remembrance Service at the Charlotteville War Memorial, Addison Road, Saturday 10 November 3pm
Follow a self-guided, 1914-1918 Charlotteville Heritage Trail. Learn about the 100 men who served in the military, the women and men Red Cross VADs and others on the home front. Commemorate 32 Charlotteville men who died in the 1st and 2nd World Wars. All invited and welcome to a Remembrance Service and Exhibition at the Charlotteville War Memorial this Saturday. Followed by tea in Addison Court lounge and a poster display on Charlotteville history. http://www.tinyurl.com/charlottevillememorial.

Looking for a Pre-School? 
Christ Church Pre-School Playgroup opened in 1973 and has long been a part of the local educational community.  It is strongly supported by a lovely network of parents and carers. We are looking for more families to join us and are warmly welcoming children, from age 2 1/2 yrs onwards, to start with us this educational year and next. We are located on Waterden Road in Christ Church Hall, a bright, large hall with plenty of indoor space, plus a garden and outdoor play area.  We are open four mornings and one afternoon per week. For an informal chat, please speak to Zoe Jeffries (Mum of Lexi - Hazel), Susie Grundy (Mum of Heidi - Beech) or Hannah Hayden (Mum of Emme - Beech). To arrange a visit directly, please contact manager Jo Smith on 07867 918877 or email christchurchpreschoolenquiries@gmail.com.

HTPD 2/11/18

02 November 2018

Dear Parents and Carers,

Thank you so much for your generous donations to our Harvest appeal this week. It was just magnificent to see the display of food at both our infant and junior Harvest celebrations and to count up the money sent in for the Indonesian Disaster Fund. We’ve raised at least £200 (with the final total still going up!) as well as stocking up the Salvation Army food bank for the people of Guildford who find themselves in a time of need. It was so good to see the children wanting to make a difference. The joy expressed in song and prayers in both assemblies was just great with children talking about it all in the playground for the rest of the week. A visit to Pewley from Robert Cotton, our chair of governors made it all the more memorable as he described his attempts to grow his own mint for his wife’s mint tea!

Next week, we begin a fortnight of parent-teacher meetings (do get in touch with your child’s class teacher if you have not yet made an appointment). Come along ready to share in an update of your child’s learning journey, do take a look at their work and find something great that they’ve done to celebrate with them. I read this week that praise in childhood is an important protective factor against poor teenage mental health – it’s so important to let the children hear how proud we are of them. Do let us know at the meetings any information that might help us better to support them, both academically and in their wider development. Please do ask questions if there’s anything you’re not sure about, and let us know if we can help with ideas about supporting learning at home.

You may have seen on our website earlier in the year the exciting news that we have been awarded the International Schools Award. Thanks to Helen Pronger’s hard work and determination, our international links have been recognised as a strength of the school. It’s been wonderful to see the impact of our international families on school life. We are so grateful to those of you that have made a contribution to the children’s learning, to those that have shared with the classes an understanding of life overseas and brought an international flavour to our curriculum To give you a taste of some of the different activities that we’ve been involved with, we’ve compiled a photo-story board; you’ll be able to take a look at this when you come in for your parent-teacher meeting. At the juniors it’ll be on display at the school entrance at the top of the ramp, before moving up to the infants for the following week.

I’m looking forward to seeing most of you at our annual Bonfire and Fireworks Night this evening. Do come along even if you haven’t bought an early bird ticket. Please make sure that your child/children are supervised while at the event – it’s easy to get lost in the dark! Talk to them about what to do if they can’t find you. I will be standing at the gate at the top of the steps up from the car park, so that makes a good rendezvous. I’m sure it’ll be a fun evening; it’s always such a fantastic whole school event!

With best wishes, Clare

INFANT

Photograph orders
The very last day for returning photograph order forms is Monday 5 November

Parent consultation forms
Parent consultations will be taking place on Wednesday 14th and Thursday 15th November. If you haven’t already done so, please return your form by Monday 5 November.

Poppy Appeal
We are again supporting The Royal British Legion by selling poppies, wristbands, friendship bracelets, reflectors and snap bands - all available from the school office.

Lost
William Redelbach Gaisford, Willow, has lost his blue, named Polarn O Pyret jacket.
Jacob Foster, Chestnut, has lost his (probably named) Nightingale fleece.
Imogen Thomas, Willow, has lost her named Nightingale cardigan. It has been missing for some time so please check that it hasn’t been taken home in error.
Found: Small child’s silver bracelet.
Tortoiseshell glasses (adult size) found in the front playground.

Looking for a Pre-School?
Christ Church Pre-School Playgroup opened in 1973 and has long been a part of the local educational community.  It is strongly supported by a lovely network of parents and carers. We are looking for more families to join us and are warmly welcoming children, from age 2 1/2 yrs onwards, to start with us this educational year and next. We are located on Waterden Road in Christ Church Hall, a bright, large hall with plenty of indoor space, plus a garden and outdoor play area.  We are open four mornings and one afternoon per week. For an informal chat, please speak to Zoe Jeffries (Mum of Lexi - Hazel), Susie Grundy (Mum of Heidi - Beech) or Hannah Hayden (Mum of Emme - Beech). To arrange a visit directly please contact manager Jo Smith on 07867 918877 or email christchurchpreschoolenquiries@gmail.com.

Menu: week 2 (beginning 5 November)


JUNIOR

Dates for your diary
Tuesday, 6th November - Music Medley
Tuesday, 6th November - HT Parent Consultation Evening (6.00 - 8.30 p.m.)
Thursday, 8th November - HT Parent Consultation Evening (4.00 – 6.30 p.m.)
Friday, 16th November - Year 3’s production of NOAH at 2.00 p.m.

School Photographs
Please check your child’s bookbags as order forms for the recent Tempest Photographs were sent home this week. Please return to the Office asap and note that they MUST be brought to the Front Office by Monday, 12th November.

Cancelled Clubs
Due to Parent Consultations next week, some of the teacher led clubs, including all Lunchtime clubs are cancelled.

The following teacher lead clubs will operate as normal:

Monday – Year 4 Netball
Tuesday – Years 5 & 6 Basketball
Wednesday – Hockey
Thursday – Year 4 Early Morning Basketball Y4
– Year 5 Netball
– Year 4 Dodgeball

All other teacher led clubs after school are cancelled:
Tuesday – Years 3 & 4 football / Making a Meal of It / Badminton / Newspaper Club
Wednesday – Art Club / Knitting / Shakespeare 
Thursday – Early Morning Running / Years 5 & 6 Football 
Friday – Year 6 Netball

All paid (externally run) clubs will run as normal.

Music Medley on Tuesday
Children should have signed up with their House Leader and will need to remember their music and instruments. If they are using a backing track, they should give it to their House Leader as soon as possible on Tuesday. Good luck to everyone taking part.

Poppy Appeal
We are again supporting The Royal British Legion by selling poppies which are available from the school office.

Sport

Due to very low numbers, from W/C 12th Nov Y3 & Y4 Tag Rugby on a Monday after school has been cancelled. We have split Year 5 and 6 football – Year 5 football will be on a Monday and Year 6 will be on a Thursday will be Year 6 only. Please see the updated Clubs Timetable for details of other clubs running during the week.

Laura Sutton
HTPD Sports Co-ordinator Follow us on Twitter: @HTPDSport


Lost:
Louisa Mackie (6T) has mislaid her blue hoodie with “Eat Sleep Dive Repeat” on it. It means so much to Louisa so if you know where the hoodie might be, please come to the office and let us know. Thank you.

Looking for a Pre-School? 
Christ Church Pre-School Playgroup opened in 1973 and has long been a part of the local educational community.  It is strongly supported by a lovely network of parents and carers. We are looking for more families to join us and are warmly welcoming children, from age 2 1/2 yrs onwards, to start with us this educational year and next. We are located on Waterden Road in Christ Church Hall, a bright, large hall with plenty of indoor space, plus a garden and outdoor play area.  We are open four mornings and one afternoon per week. For an informal chat, please speak to Zoe Jeffries (Mum of Lexi - Hazel), Susie Grundy (Mum of Heidi - Beech) or Hannah Hayden (Mum of Emme - Beech). To arrange a visit directly, please contact manager Jo Smith on 07867 918877 or email - christchurchpreschoolenquiries@gmail.com.

Menu Week 2 - This lunch menu is available on the website under the ‘Weekly News’ tab


HTSC News

Welcome back to what is a slightly crazy half term HTSC wise! We know we ask a lot from you this term and we are very grateful for all your support. We will send a ParentMail out next week with everything for the term on it and I am sure your class Reps will keep you up to date (4N have you got anyone to take on this vital role yet?)

Really looking forward to one of (if not THE) best night in the school calendar tonight. The Bonfire Night and Fireworks display is always a brilliant night out and with burgers, sausages (and veggie ones!) drinks, donuts and glow sticks, what’s not to like? And the weather forecast is for it to be dry!
We always need helpers on Sunday to clear up the metal debris so, if you can spare an hour on Sunday at 11 am, we’d be really thankful (if you have a wheelbarrow all the better!). Big shout out to Ben Simmons who has bought us lots of wood and pallets! Thank you, Ben!

Phil The Bag is next week - they will take things in any state - even if it’s not good enough for the charity shop, it’s good enough for Phil. Pants, socks, towels, sheets, shoes. You name it. Great opportunity for a pre-Christmas clear out - make room for the obligatory novelty socks, jumpers and hankies! The more you get rid of, the more money we make!! So bring in your bags from Monday to Wednesday and leave them inside the atrium at the bottom of the ramp. Please do not bring them after Wednesday evening as school have no way of disposing of items that miss the collection.

Last call for Tea Towel Orders! Our order needs to go off on Monday for Christmas delivery. We may have a few spares at the Christmas Fair - which is 30th November!

Talking of Christmas
- thank you to the three people who turned up to the first meeting. The next one is on 13th December at Rogues - 8 pm. Maybe the thought of wine will entice some more of you - we really could do with the support!

Important Dates

5 November - Tea Towel last order
30 November - Christmas Fair
4-6 December - Play Week


FOPS NEWS (Infant PTA)

Tea towel booking forms should be in by next Monday the 5th November. They will make great Christmas presents, so why not order a few extra! If you didn't find the form in your child's book bag this week please bring money with you on Monday and order with Ruth. They are £4 each or £10 for 3. 

Phil the Bag is on Wednesday 7th November! If you haven't cleared your cupboards over the half term then there is still time to do it this weekend. Please bring your unwanted clothes, shoes, bags, belts, hats and household linen in regular bin liners and leave them at the school on the grass verge in front of the staff room by 9am. The heavier the bag, the more we raise!

School Disco, Saturday 10th November 5.30pm - 7.30pm. We have ordered the sweets, the glow sticks and the DJ is compiling your requested play list! Thank you to all who have done their booking forms already. Your names will be on a VIP list at the door. If you haven't done so there is still time to do it next week. The most popular song request is Shot Gun and we will be playing Baby Shark too :) 

! Disco help needed. We have created SignUp links through which you can pick your preferred time slot. This system is very easy to use and doesn't need you to register, just enter your name and email address. SignUp doesn't share your email with anyone!

Please sign up for Pewley Down DIsco - Reception Rota:

http://signup.com/login/entry/185757776072 

Please sign up for Pewley Down Disco - Year 1 Rota! 
http://signup.com/login/entry/1037006848575888016 



Please sign up for Pewley Down Disco - Year 2 Rota! 

http://signup.com/login/entry/795824576067 

Save the date:
Sat 10th November - SCHOOL DISCO (5.30 - 7.30pm)
Sat 8th December - CHRISTMAS FAIR (3pm -5pm)
Sun 20th January 19 - Action Sunday
Sat 23rd March 19 - Bake & Stroll
Sat 11th May - new social event - more info to follow 

Social dates for your diary

Reception 
Monday 12th November - 9am - Coffee Morning @ Rebecca's house  (42 Pewley Way)  
Friday 23rd November - 8pm - Christmas Drinks @ Piper's House (5 Jenner Road) 

Year 1
Thursday 8th November - 9am - Coffee Morning @ Cafe Nero on North Street
Thursday 29th November - Christmas Night Out @ Long Bar (Harbour Hotel)

Year 2
Tuesday 6th November - 9am - Coffee Morning @ Eloise's house (8 Pewley Way)
Friday 30th November - 8pm - Christmas Drinks @ TBC

Playground Sales for this term are as follows:
Friday 9th November - Beech
Friday 16th November - Willow
Friday 23rd November - Hazel