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HTPD 18/12/15

18 December 2015

Dear Parents,

What a fantastic term it’s been! Thank you so much to the children especially for working so hard, for joining in with school life so enthusiastically and for living out our values every day. I do want to pass on my thanks to all of you as well – for making my first term as head such a positive and happy one.

We’ve really enjoyed celebrating Christmas together over this last week; the “carols around the tree” assembly at the infants was delightful,  as well as the chance to share the fun of the panto. At the juniors, the week began with a re-enactment of the Roman census, giving us all a chance to discover more about where each other comes from. On Tuesday, Mary and Joseph visited assembly and then on Wednesday we had a host of angels appear at breaktime, bringing peace and good will to all people! There have been plenty of opportunities to “see heaven in the moment.”

Finally, before we all relax at the end of a busy term, we say goodbye and good luck to Christine as she moves on to a new adventure; I want to thank her publicly for her hard work and commitment to the school over many years. Also, very best wishes to Tom as he starts married life after a Christmas wedding!

I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas holiday – I’m looking forward to celebrating the birth of Jesus for a second time, this time with my family, now that the school Christmas is over! Have a restful and peaceful Christmas. See you in the New Year! Remember we start back on Wednesday January 6th.

With best wishes
Clare


Email address update
One important change to note for next term is that our staff email system is being updated – we are moving over to a new domain making it easier to function as one school. All staff will now share the same address whether they work at the juniors or at the infants (so for example, I will be using the address clareb@htpd.surrey.sch.uk – we’ll publish the new addresses on the website. I’m afraid due to the changeover we won’t be receiving emails until the New Year.

Christmas Play collections
Thank you for your generous donations to Jigsaw Southeast – the combined total over both sites was just over £1000.

Thank you
A very big ‘thank you’ from all the staff for all the lovely cards and presents we have received.  Your kind thoughts are very much appreciated. 

INFANT

Pewley Christmas Play DVD
DVDs came home in book bags yesterday (if you ordered a copy).   

Year 2 swimming
Swimming restarts on Wednesday 6 January – the first day back after the Christmas holiday. 

FOPS News

Thank you to everyone that supported FOPS and the school this term. The Christmas Fair raised an approximate £2500, which is fantastic.

FOPS wishes you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year !

JUNIOR

Please pay outstanding balances
I’m sorry to have to include this in the pre-Christmas newsletter, but there is a lot of money outstanding on accounts across school, in spite of our earlier billing and reminders. To those who keep their accounts paid up: thank you very much! To those who have more than trivial amounts outstanding, may I ask you please to settle your accounts as a matter of priority - thank you and Happy Christmas! Lesley.

Lost
Max Lewis in 3J has mislaid his gym bag.  It has blue/red straps and contained yellow trainers, jogging bottoms and re PE t-shirt.  If you know where these items might be, please let the office know.  Thank you.

Curchods "Design a Christmas Jumper" Art Competition
 
Winners Announced : Curchods were very impressed with the number and high standard of the artwork submitted and said that it was an extremely difficult task to  judge but based on creativity, originality and attention to detail they are delighted to announce the following 5 Jumper Designs to be the winners:
1st    Mia Clift
2nd   Savannah Pomeroy
3rd    Eve Mitchell
4th    Martha Fitzwater
5th    Oliver Hassan
The pictures are now displayed in “Curchods” window and will be rotated on a regular basis.  So hurry down and take a look and collect your prizes!  Well done everyone!!

HTSC News

Merry Christmas Everyone!
Enjoy the festivities - looking forward to seeing you all in 2016.
 
The new HTSC notice board is now up and running in the lower playground – This will be updated regularly with details of HTSC info : fundraising events, social events, coffee mornings & cake sales.



EasyFundraising

Don’t forget the Easy way to fundraise for the school is to sign up for EasyFundraising for your Christmas Shopping
. Please consider signing up to Easy Fundraising for your online shopping for the future. It’s quick and easy www.easyfundraising.org.uk  Choose either:  Friends of Pewley Down Infant School, Guildford or HTSC Holy Trinity School Community Guildford as your chosen causes.

Northbrook Fundraising is running a £1.00 sale on their website www.northbrookfundraising.co.uk at the moment and have a variety of Christmas papers, everyday papers and accessories on offer.  So, you can still raise money for the school and bag some bargains at the same time!  Please email: emmas@northbrookfundraisingltd.co.uk for further details.



Dates for your diary:
Thirsty Thursday 7 January 2016 – this has been scheduled as always for the first Thursday in the month - from 8pm in Rogues.

Friday 8 January – Coffee morning - Everyone welcome to the first coffee (&pastries) morning of the year. To be held at the bottom of the ramp.  Look forward to seeing as many faces as possible for a warm new year’s cuppa & catchup.

HTSC Meeting 2016

The first HTSC meeting of 2016 is scheduled for Wednesday 13 January at Rogues from 8pm. We will be planning for the Spring Term and beyond. All welcome.
 


HTSC Sponsor


Please don't forget, as well as sponsoring our major events, Cavender Sales & Lettings will donate £150 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
 


Menu for week beginning Monday 4 January

House search
Local family looking for a 3 bedroom property to rent within walking distance of Holy Trinity Pewley Down schools. Solid references available, no pets, non-smokers, available to move in from January 2016.

Tickets are still available for some performances of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe at the Electric Theatre in Guildford. Some of our children are in the cast of this Man in the Moon youth theatre production. Performances are from Friday 18 to Sunday 20 December at 2.30pm and 7.30pm. Box office: 01483 444789.