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HTPD 30/6/17

30 June 2017

Dear Parents,

Last night we had our final governors’ meeting of the term. It has been a successful year in so many ways and it was good to celebrate by reflecting on what has been achieved. We then worked hard to formulate ideas for school development, taking into account the views of parents, children and staff from the recent surveys. The governing body is made up of such a super mix of people, all of whom bring their skills and experience to their role in running the school. I’d like to publically thank them for all they do!

As I write, there is another group of people who give tirelessly to support the school working hard to get ready for the junior school fair tonight. I’m sure it’ll be a great occasion and I look forward to seeing many of you there. Can I ask you to remind your children not to use the classrooms, woods or the adventure trail – we’ve explained in assembly how keen we are to keep the children safe as well as to look after our premises! Thank you for your support in this.

Next Wednesday at the infants, we are looking forward to having our new Reception children exploring the school and meeting their new teachers. At the same time the children in current Year R and Year 1 will “move up”. It’s always an exciting day, and I’m sure the children will be keen to tell you all about the things that will be different for them in September! The teachers will have told them all about what life in Year 1 and Year 2 is like and they’ll be keen to get started! The children at the juniors will have to be patient for another couple of weeks before their “move up”.

Hope to see you at the fair!
With best wishes
Clare

WHOLE SCHOOL NOTICES

Dogs
A polite reminder that, for the safety of our children, dogs are not permitted on either the infant or junior sites. Please keep them out of the playgrounds and under careful supervision.

INFANT

PE kits
Please check your child’s PE bag and ensure that it contains named shorts, house t-shirt and trainers which fit properly. This is particularly important with Sports Day coming up on 11 July. Year R and Year 2 children should have their PE kits in school all the time, and Year 1 children wear PE kit to school on their PE day.

Year 2 packed lunches 5 and 12 July
Children in Walnut Class should bring a packed lunch from home on Wednesday 5 July. Chestnut Class will need a packed lunch on Wednesday 12 July. These are the move-up days when new Year R children will be visiting and staying for lunch.

Ballet Club
Parents are invited to the ballet show this Thursday 6 July, 3.30pm.

Lost
Jack Williams has lost his school uniform (named shorts, polo shirt and Shackleton sweatshirt) possibly taken home in someone else’s football kit bag.

Please see FOPS news below …..

Menu for week beginning
Monday 3 July
Mon: Chilli con Carne with Basmati Rice or Chickpea & Vegetable Crunch; Jam Sponge with Custard Sauce

Tues: Chicken Tandoori with Rice or Cheese, Leek & Pepper Pie; Chocolate & Banana Sponge with Chocolate Sauce
Weds: Steamed Gammon with Roast Potatoes or BBQ Vegetable Wraps; Fresh Fruit Salad

Thurs: Chicken or Vegetarian Sausage with Mashed Potatoes; Eve’s Pudding with Vanilla Sauce
Fri: Fish Fingers with Chips or Homemade Cheese & Tomato Pizza; Fruit Jelly
Available daily: Selection of seasonal vegetables, salads, jacket potato and bread. Yoghurt, milk and fresh fruit.

JUNIOR

Cancelled Clubs:
Year 3 Netball Club at lunchtime on Monday – District Sports
Year 4 Netball after school on Monday - District Sports

Dates for your diary:
Monday, 3rd July – District Sports
Tuesday, 4th and Wednesday, 5th July – Year 4 visit Dapdune Wharf
Friday, 7th July – Year 3 Sleepover
Sunday, 9th July – Summer Celebrations/Fun Day at The Spike

Sport
Districts Sports
Date: Monday, 3rd July
Time: from 2pm - 4.30pm
Venue - Spectrum Athletics Track – Parkway, Guildford, GU1 1UP

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


Menu - Week 2 - coming soon

Lost:
Christopher Hennessey-Brown, 3T, has lost his piano bag (dark blue with white music notes). If you know where it is please let the office know. Thank you.
 


FOPS News

Pewley Summer Fair - Silent Auction

There are still a few Silent Auction prizes to be claimed (and paid for) in the school office and we would be grateful if these could be collected ASAP. Cheques should be made payable to FOPS.
Unclaimed but successful bids are:
2 x day vouchers to Super Camps - Louise Potter
Kickstart voucher - Karen Auckland
2 x Debbie's Wine Tour - Jeff Shaw



New FOPS committee needed

Another school year is drawing to an end and we are looking for a new chair or a small group of chair persons to take over running FOPS from September. Can YOU help? It’s a great opportunity to get involved with the school community, raise funds, organise social events and make great changes for all our children a reality. With educational budgets tightening the fund raising role of the PTA is becoming more and more vital so please consider it carefully. To find out more please email Jill, Nicci or Sue or nab us for a chat.



Dates for this term’s Playground sales

There's just one last Friday playground sale to go. Next Friday Willow class will be selling cookies or lollies, as the weather allows. These sales contribute massively to the overall amount FOPS raises for the school so please continue to support them!


Second-hand Uniform Sales 

A massive thank you to Ozzie and Helen for organising the Second-hand Uniform sales this year. These sales are a great way of generating funds - one sale alone this week raised £40 - and they help solve the endless task of finding suitable uniform that still fits!!   NB: If you can’t make the sales but know what you are looking for, please leave details and your email address with Ruth and Ozzie will contact you.
 
 


FOPS SPONSOR


Please don’t forget Cavender Sales & Lettings in Guildford (our major sponsor now for the third year running) will donate £250 to the school if you decide to rent your property through them or if you sell a property through them, they will donate £500. So if you are thinking about either, please get in contact with them www.cavenders.co.uk. 
 


SAVE THE DATE:

Thurs 6th July - Yr 2 End of year drinks at Carol's place. Garden Party. More details closer the time!!
Thurs 6th July - Reception end of year drinks Venue TBC
Friday 7th July - Willow (lollies weather permitting)
Wed 12th July - FOPS social from 8.00pm at The Weyside – everyone welcome

Friday 21st July – Yr 1 End of year parents party 8pm-12am Venue TBC


HTSC News

HT SUMMER FAIR – BEACH PARTY – TONIGHT – 6PM – 8PM
It’s the HT annual Summer Fair tonight and hopefully we’ll avoid the showers and it will be a warm evening – perfect for an ice cold drink from the bar and something from the BBQ. There’ll be a candy wheel, candy floss, ice-cream, jolly jars, beat the goalie and much more. The Fair runs from 6-8pm. Don’t forget your raffle ticket stubs so they can be included in the draw this evening. We look forward to seeing you there.



There will be NO PARKING at school, so please walk if possible. If you do have to drive, please park considerately. 

A massive thank you to everyone who has helped so far and will be helping this evening and especially to Cavenders Sales & Lettings who have sponsored our top raffle prize of an Apple watch.

UNIFORM SHOP
We are looking for two volunteers to take over the running of the school uniform shop. This is a role which will take a few hours a week. If you are interested in taking this on, please contact the HT office.

MATCH FUNDING – CAN YOU HELP?
Are you a parent who works for a company? We are looking for parents who are willing to ask their employers about Match Funding schemes to help boost our fundraising at our summer events. If you can help, or require more information please contact Helen Day (helen@thomasday.co.uk).

HTSC SPONSOR
A huge thanks to Cavender Sales & Lettings in Guildford, our major sponsor now for the third year running. Cavender will donate £250 to the school if you decide to rent your property through them or if you sell a property through them, they will donate £500. So if you are thinking about doing either, please get in contact with them www.cavenders.co.uk.

DATES FOR THE DIARY:
Year 6 Leavers Parents Drinks – Saturday 15 July, Rogues from 7.30pm


Amazing Art Club: Engaging, Creating, Inspiring!
Come along and have fun learning a mixture of drawing skills, painting techniques and how to construct in 3-d ( including puppets/ mechanical objects/ paper engineering/ bookart ) whilst looking at a range of artists and applied artists for inspiration. Key to the sessions is that your child develops their own voice, sustains focus, finds solutions, explores ideas and ways of working that they find interesting whilst learning new skills and a context for their work. It is stealth learning! Sessions are run by artist Sophie Artemis www.sophieartemis.com. See website for gallery of children's work. Sophie has 2 sons and loves making artist's books and painting (work collected by the Tate Gallery and the V&A Museum) in her studio in Guildford. This popular club has been running since 2013.  Maximum 10 spaces so book early: Starts THURSDAY 5th October, all materials included in the price. (I will be in New York hence the late start of term). For enquiries telephone 07855 622303 or email 2sophieartemis@gmail.com

I'm Chloe Cavender's mum year 6 and I am having 10 inches of my hair cut off to help make a wig for a child that has lost their hair through cancer treatment or other illnesses. For everyone that knows me knows how much I love my long hair but I'd like to help make a child feel happy again after losing their hair. Mavericks Hairdressing Salon in Guildford have kindly offered to cut the 10 inches off! Please help by donating, every little helps! Thank you.
Sarah Cavender x
https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/sarah-cavender

HTPD 9/6/17

09 June 2017

Dear Parents,

As the Year 4 campers return home from a fantastic time at Bentley Copse, and as Healthy Week comes to an end at the infants, I’m sure this weekend will be one of rest and relaxation! The staff have worked so hard this week, together with plenty of parent helpers to ensure a broad, full curriculum where children are given so many opportunities to “Learn to Live”. As the camp fire songs ended last night and the children reflected on their day, their over-riding thoughts were of community, team work, relying on one another and finding joy in every moment. I’m struck by their wisdom as the country looks forward to an uncertain few days!

I’m excited to announce next year’s teaching teams. We’re already looking forward to September, with the arrival of the new reception children due to visit the school next week and the Year 3 teachers spending some time at our feeder infant schools. Next year will look like this:

Year R Sheena Preston Frances Clixby/ Rebecca Plaistowe
Year 1 Claire Cruddas Georgie Furlonger
Year 2 Emily Russell Sarah McKenzie
Year 3 Alison Tester Sue Miller Toby Strutt
Year 4 James Wyatt Rachel Tolhurst Sarah Jackson
Year 5 Laura Hanley Nick Walker Catherine Hawkins
Year 6 Tom Everard Helen Campbell JJ Blackstock

We will also continue to have a number of part time staff working across the school. Please allow us to consider the best fit for each child, taking into account the huge number of important factors in ensuring a smooth transition in September. Any comments should be directed to me rather than to your child’s current teacher.

Given the current financial climate, can I ask you all to keep an eye on any school bills – the finance team really do need monies for trips, lunches, and PUPS/ Clubs+ to be paid in a timely way. Please keep your accounts in credit rather than running up a bill. Thank you so much for your support!

Finally I’m pleased to report back on the parent survey. I hope the
attached summary is an interesting read. We will be using all the individual comments to continue to make the school even more successful! Thank you so much to all those who took part - it has been so encouraging to see how positive the feedback was this year!

Do have a good weekend!
With best wishes
Clare

WHOLE SCHOOL NOTICE

Whole school photograph, Thursday15 June
Next Thursday the whole school (infant and junior) photograph is being taken – something which happens every three years. Please ensure that children come to school in smart school uniform that day.
Monday, 26th June: Mid-summer holiday - SCHOOL CLOSED

INFANTS

Teacher-led clubs
This was the last week for children in Group 1 doing Dance, Drama or Lego Club. Group 2 start next week, commencing Monday 12 June.


Golden Boot Challenge
As mentioned in the recent ParentMail, we are again taking part in the Surrey County Council Golden Boot Challenge designed to encourage greener ways of travelling to school such as walking, scooting or parking further away and then walking. The children’s usual mode of travel was recorded on the ‘baseline day’ before half term, and we will now be asking them how they come to school on Friday 9, 16, 23 and 30 June. The class with highest ‘green scores’ will win the Golden Boot trophy.

Please see below for FOPS news …..

JUNIOR

Cancelled Clubs
Wednesday, 14th June – Book Club for Years 3 and 4 owing to clash with Film Night

Dates for your diary
Tuesday, 13th June: Tempest Photography in school for class groups
Wednesday, 14th June: Film Night for whole school (Year 6 Fundraising event)
Thursday, 15th June: Year 6 Junior Citizenship morning
Thursday, 15th June: Whole school photograph after lunch
Monday, 19th – 23rd June: Year 6 residential trip to Preston Montford
Wednesday, 28th June: Year 6 Leavers’ Service at the Cathedral

Sport
Years 3 & 4 Guildford Primary Schools XC
Date: Wednesday 14th June
Time: from 3.15 - 4.30pm (Parents to please help with lifts)
Venue - St Joseph's School, 155 Aldershot Rd, Guildford GU2 8YH
Year 3 & 4 Guildford Primary Schools Tennis Tournament
Date: Thursday 15th June
Time: 3.15pm - 5.45pm (Parents to please help with lifts)
Venue: Shalford Tennis Club, Kings Rd, GU4 8JU

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


Menu - Week 2


FOPS News (Infant PTA)

 

PEWLEY SUMMER FAIR – Sunday 11th June 1-3pm
Our Summer Fair is here and is one of the school’s major fundraising events. It raises significant and invaluable funds to help pay for teaching equipment and resources. We really hope you will join us for this fun filled, family afternoon with games, stalls, ice cream, food and lots more.

To make this a success we do need YOUR help with the following please:
Sign up to help – Your class reps are busy organising rotas to run the various stalls that make up the fair. Please support them and assign your name to a timeslot. We simply can’t run the fair without volunteers!
Raffle tickets – If you haven’t bought your raffle tickets there’s still time! Tickets will be on sale at the Fair and there are many fantastic prizes to be won!
Silent Auction: We will be holding a Silent Auction at the fair so please dust off your cheque books and check out the bidding!
Friday 9th and Saturday 10th June – Set Up:
Come and lend us a hand on Friday 9th June (7pm until 9pm) and Saturday 10th July (11am-1pm) to set up the fair. There’s plenty of jobs - big and small - to do from wrapping the hampers, sorting the booty bags to helping put up the gazebo’s. Find us in the hall or on the field.

Sunday 11th June - On the day:
There simply wouldn’t be a fair without our volunteers! Please let your class reps know how YOU can help! Whether it’s setting up, running a stall or clearing up after!

HTPD JOINT ANNUAL PARTY - Sat 17 June
Thank you for all your ticket requests - tickets will be send home next week.
The closing date for ticket sales is Wednesday 14 June, so if you are still thinking of joining us please send in your requests ASAP.
Don't forget there's a fantastic silent auction taking place on the night. A taster of a few of the many prizes are below:
3 x 1:1 Yoga Sessions – donated by Young at Heart Yoga worth £120
One Month Unlimited Membership at Turnfit Studio - value £90 (expiry 31st August 2017)
Family ticket to Supercar Event at Dunsfold – 24 June 2017 worth £30
Jamie Murray's trainers – donated by Premier Tennis
Unofficial tour of the BBC – Donated by Alice Castle
Looking forward to another great fun night.

Could you lend us ….?
In order to set the Havana mood and make the occasion extra special we are looking to dress the venue and would love to borrow the following items: 
Battery run Clear fairy lights (any length/size)
Battery run Candles, church style, any size
Battery run tea lights
All items will be clearly named, kept safe and returned to owners after the event. Please email: emilymurdoch3@icloud.com if you can help!

Dates for this term’s Playground sales:
With the summer term now here our 3pm Friday sales are back. These will change to fruit, cookie or iced lolly sales after half term, as the weather allows. Please find the date of your class’ sale listed below and let your class reps know if you can help! These sales contribute massively to the overall amount FOPS raises for the school so please continue to support them!;
Friday 16th June - All school book sale.
Friday 23rd June - Beech
Friday 30th June - Hazel (lollies weather permitting)
Friday 7th July - Willow (lollies weather permitting)

Secondhand Uniform Sales:
Tues 20th and Wed 21st June 3.15-3.45pm in the front playground for the new intake short visits.
 NB: If you can’t make the sales but know what you are looking for, please leave details and your email address with Ruth and Ozzie will contact you.


FOPS SPONSOR: 

Please don’t forget Cavender Sales & Lettings in Guildford (our major sponsor now for the third year running) will donate £250 to the school if you decide to rent your property through them or if you sell a property through them, they will donate £500. So if you are thinking about either, please get in contact with them www.cavenders.co.uk.

SAVE THE DATE:
Friday 9th June – Set Up for the Summer Fair 7pm - 9pm
Saturday 10th June – Set Up for the Summer Fair 11am-1pm
Sun 11th June - Pewley Summer Fair 1.00-3.00pm
Sat 17th June - HTPD Summer Party 7.00-12.00pm at Weybourne House, Guildford
Fri 23rd June – Yr 2 Walk and coffee morning. Meet in the playground at 9am for a walk over Pewley Down and coffee after at 10.30ish at Cafe Nero House of Fraser.
Thurs 6th July - Yr 2 End of year drinks at Carol's place. Garden Party. More details closer the time!!!
Thurs 6th July - Reception end of year drinks Venue TBC
Wed 12th July - FOPS social from 8.00pm at The Weyside
Friday 21st July – Yr 1 End of year parents party 8pm-12am Venue TBC

HTSC News

HTPD SUMMER PARTY –TICKET SALE CLOSING DATE – WEDNESDAY 14 JUNE
The closing date for tickets sales for the HTPD Havana themed summer party is next Wednesday 14 June. So don’t forget to get your ticket requests in while there is still time!

The party promises to be a relaxed, fun filled evening with a hog roast, dancing and a well-stocked bar. For extra fun we will, again, be holding a silent auction. Tickets are priced at £25 per head are allocated on a first come, first served basis.

Could you lend us ….?
In order to set the Havana mood and make the occasion extra special we are looking to dress the venue and would love to borrow the following items: 

Battery run clear fairy lights (any length/size)

Battery run candles, church style, any size battery run tea lights
All items will be clearly named, kept safe and returned to owners after the event. Please email: emilymurdoch3@icloud.com if you can help!

HTPD FUN RUN – SPONSORSHIP DEADLINE – FRIDAY 23 JUNE
Just a reminder for those of you who took part in the HTPD Fun Run that the closing date for submitting your sponsorship is Friday 23 June.

Sponsorship can be sent in via the following link: https://mydonate.bt.com/charities/htsc or by sending your sponsorship form and money in to HT or PD receptions in an envelope marked 'HTPD fun run.'

SUMMER FAIR – BEACH PARTY – FRIDAY 30 JUNE
Planning is now underway for this year’s the beach party with all the usual fun summer stalls. Raffle tickets will be coming home via your children next week, please look out for them. The top prize this year is an Apple watch kindly donated by Cavenders.

Your class reps will be in touch next week with details of how to sign up to volunteer to help on the night and also with details of all the different donations needed for the Fair. Please sign up if you can, we can’t do it without you!

SUMMER FAIR – POSTER COMPETITION – DEADLINE MONDAY 12 JUNE
Feeling creative? We are inviting the children to get arty in creating a colourful banner that can appear on this year’s Summer Fair - Beach party themed poster!

All you need is an A4 piece of paper, turn it on its side and fold it in half and cut along the fold (this will be 297x105mm). The actual creative space is 297 x 80cm. Your child can use this shape to draw and colour inside.

The top five winning entries will appear on this year’s Summer Fair beach party posters.

SUMMER FAIR – EXTERNAL STALLS
There are still several slots free for the external stalls at the Summer Fair. If you would like a stall at the Fair or know of anyone who would like to have a stall, please email Bronwyn Clifford (bronwynclifford@gmail.com).

UNIFORM SHOP
We are looking for two volunteers to take over the running of the school uniform shop. This is a role which will take a few hours a week. If you are interested in taking this on, please contact the HT office.

MATCH FUNDING – CAN YOU HELP?
Are you a parent who works for a company? We are looking for parents who are willing to ask their employers about Match Funding schemes to help boost our fundraising at our summer events. If you can help, or require more information please contact Helen Day (helen@thomasday.co.uk).

HTSC SPONSOR
A huge thanks to Cavender Sales & Lettings in Guildford, our major sponsor now for the third year running. Cavender will donate £250 to the school if you decide to rent your property through them or if you sell a property through them, they will donate £500. So if you are thinking about doing either, please get in contact with them www.cavenders.co.uk.

DATES FOR THE DIARY:
HT Film Night - Wednesday 14 June
HTPD Summer Party – Saturday 17 June - Weybourne House, Guildford
HT Summer Fair - Friday 30 June (6pm - 8pm)
Year 6 Leavers Parents Drinks – Saturday 15 July, Rogues from 7.30pm