Infant Newsletter

24 February 2012

Dear Parents

During this week various classes throughout the school have made pancakes to celebrate Shrove Tuesday – Pancake Day.  Year 4 children represented the school in the traditional annual pancake race in Guildford High Street and their picture is on the front page of the Surrey Advertiser!

On the following day we marked Ash Wednesday where juniors had the option of receiving the Mark of the Cross on the back of their hands as a symbol of being sorry for the wrong in our lives and being thankful for God’s love and forgiveness.  This day marks the beginning of Lent when the church remembers Jesus’ time in the wilderness where he was tempted.  It’s a good time for thinking about ourselves and what is important.

Children at HTPD are very good at thinking in this way and excellent at being meditative.  Our weekly thoughtful class times really encourage the children to take time out to consider the big questions of life and its meaning.

Our hero this week was Eric Liddell, the champion Olympian of Paris, 1924.  This story was told in the film ‘Chariots of Fire’.  Liddell refused to bow to pressure to compete on a Sunday as it went against his desire to treat Sunday as a day of rest.  The children thought about what is important to them and what they would like to achieve.  Our Bible story this week was about Isaiah and his writings.  We linked this with what Eric Liddell preached about in Paris.  “Even young people tire and become exhausted, but those who honour God get fresh strength.  They spread their wings and soar like eagles.  They run and don’t get tired, they walk and don’t faint”.  Great verses to take into Lent, whether we are attempting to give up chocolate once again or not.

Best wishes, Richard

Parent consultation evenings, Tuesday 6 and Wednesday 7 March

  • Please return your parent consultation form by next Monday 27 February, if you haven’t already done so. 
  • Geraldine Tame, our librarian, will be running reading clinics in the library during the parent consultation afternoons and evenings.  She will be demonstrating the new library system and will also have lots of information and advice on all aspects of reading.
  • As a result of the parent consultations there will be no teacher-led clubs (Drama, Binca, Lego, Science and Cartoon Drawing) in the week beginning 5 March. 

Unusual reading competition

Thank you to everyone who got involved with the 'unusual reading' competition - do make sure you have a look in the hall as there are some brilliant entries.  Winners will be announced in Monday's assembly.

Scholastic Book Fair

The Book Fair will be taking place in the hall every day after school from Monday 5 to Thursday 8 March.  It will also be open during the parents’ evenings on 6 and 7 March.  Do come along and have a look at the books on offer; we receive commission on all sales which enables us to buy more books for the school. 
Tokens for World Book Day will also be coming home in book bags on Thursday 1 March and these can be used at the Book Fair as well as at Waterstones where a selection of £1 books is available.

Drumming Workshop (Year 2) 

The after-school drumming workshop with Jack for Year 2 will now start on Tuesday 28 February, 3-4pm.  There are still a few places available if anyone is interested (£6 per session).
 

Sainsbury’s vouchers

We are taking part in the Sainsbury’s Active Kids scheme again this year, so please hang on to your vouchers and bring them in to school  - the collection box is at the upper entrance near the office.
 

Lost

  • Izzy Dickinson (Hazel Class) has lost her blue tights and joggers both of which are named.
  • Olive Wickham (Chestnut Class) has lost a named Keller cardigan.

FOPS News

Next Friday 2nd March will be the Children's Cake Sale in the School Hall.
Please could you send your child in to school that morning with cakes (maximum of 6, NO NUTS PLEASE) and 50p, with which they will be able to purchase 2 cakes. Any leftover cakes will be on sale in the Hall from 2.45pm onwards. Thank you.
 


HTSC Quiz Night, Friday 16 March at 8pm

Can you name the Captain of the Titanic? What is the highest mountain in Europe? Who won x-factor? Who directed Inception? Pit your wits against Michael Tame (Geraldine's husband) who has put together one of his famous quizzes and come and outsmart mightiest brains in Guildford, or just come along for a bit of fun, there are themes for everyone. 
The format is bring your own food, and there will be a bar where you can buy beer, wine, soft drinks and nibbles. £5 a head, teams of 8 - invite your friends and family, tickets on sale in the office from Monday.

Childen’s Nearly New Bazaar, Saturday 25 February, 10.3 -12.00, Tillingbourne School, New Road, Chilworth. Clothes 0-10 years, equipment, prams, toys etc.  Admission £1 and free parking on site.  To sell at this sale or for general enquiries phone Sue: 01483 202113 sue@homevilla.co.uk.  Come along and pick up some bargains!
 

What will you do at Easter?

Are you looking for exciting things to do during the Easter holidays? The Guildford Holiday Fun programme is full of activities for children aged 5-13. Animal lovers can visit a vets’ surgery or see the small animals at Merrist Wood. If you’re looking forward to this summer’s sporting event, try our mini Olympics, or tennis, archery, fencing or climbing, amongst others. We have crafts and cooking, science at the University, even a trip to London. All this and much more in our programme which can be seen on our website http://sites.google.com/site/guildfordholidayfun/ or pick it up in the school office or in Guildford Library's children section. Booking night is Wednesday 7th March - don't miss it! 

 

Junior Newsletter

24 February 2012

Dear Parents

During this week various classes throughout the school have made pancakes to celebrate Shrove Tuesday – Pancake Day.  Year 4 children represented the school in the traditional annual pancake race in Guildford High Street and their picture is on the front page of the Surrey Advertiser!

On the following day we marked Ash Wednesday where juniors had the option of receiving the Mark of the Cross on the back of their hands as a symbol of being sorry for the wrong in our lives and being thankful for God’s love and forgiveness.  This day marks the beginning of Lent when the church remembers Jesus’ time in the wilderness where he was tempted.  It’s a good time for thinking about ourselves and what is important.

Children at HTPD are very good at thinking in this way and excellent at being meditative.  Our weekly thoughtful class times really encourage the children to take time out to consider the big questions of life and its meaning.

Our hero this week was Eric Liddell, the champion Olympian of Paris, 1924.  This story was told in the film ‘Chariots of Fire’.  Liddell refused to bow to pressure to compete on a Sunday as it went against his desire to treat Sunday as a day of rest.  The children thought about what is important to them and what they would like to achieve.  Our Bible story this week was about Isaiah and his writings.  We linked this with what Eric Liddell preached about in Paris.  “Even young people tire and become exhausted, but those who honour God get fresh strength.  They spread their wings and soar like eagles.  They run and don’t get tired, they walk and don’t faint”.  Great verses to take into Lent, whether we are attempting to give up chocolate once again or not.

With best wishes, Richard

Next Week

Parents evenings - Tuesday 28 Feb 6.00-8.30pm and Thurs 1st March 4.00-6.30pm
Geraldine will be running reading clinics alongside Parents' Evening for anyone wanting advice.
No orchestra today and next week will be moved to Wednesday instead.
No Lego or Board games clubs next week.
 

Snack at Break

Many of us feel the need to have a little snack by playtime. At Holy Trinity Pewley Down we want this to be healthy and with minimum wrapping. Therefore, fruit and vegetables are in but chocolate and crisps are out. We would really appreciate your co-operation in this matter.

Guildford Music Festival March 21st 2010

All children in the orchestra, recorder group and choir (Years 6 and 5) have been given an important letter re purchasing of tickets from G, Live for the music festival. The booking opens at 10am on Monday 20th February direct from GLive. Tickets will sell quickly so please don't leave it too late.
 


HTSC News

Phil the Bag  

A big thank you to everyone who cleared out their cupboards and brought in old clothes and shoes etc, we had a huge number of bags. We collected approximately a tonne. Thank you to all the children who helped loading the van.

Summer Fair

We are just beginning the planning for the summer fair; we still need a couple of people to get involved with co-ordinating the fair. Please contact us if you are able to help at htsc@holytrinity.surrey.sch.uk.

Dates for the diary

Quiz night Friday 16th March at 8pm

Can you name the Captain of the Titanic? What is the highest mountain in Europe? Who won x-factor? Who directed Inception? Pit your wits against Michael Tame (Geraldine's husband) who has put together one of his famous quizzes and come and outsmart mightiest brains in Guildford, or just come along for a bit of fun, there are themes for everyone.
The format is bring your own food, and there will be a bar where you can buy beer, wine, soft drinks and nibbles. £5 a head, teams of 8 - invite your friends and family, tickets on sale in the office from Monday.

Year 4 Drinks - Thursday 8th March – The Albany from 8pm
Year 6 Drinks - Wednesday 14th March  - Rogues from 8pm
Summer Fair - Friday 22nd June


Lost

  • Caitlin Phelan’s PE kit (navy tracksuit/Keller t-shirt) has gone astray. If found please bring the items to the office.
  • Jack Jones 5R – Sweatshirt , please bring it to the office if found.
  • Ted Vorley's green school rucksack, with expensive contents, is missing.  Please bring it to the office if found.
  • Billy Jacobs 3G has lost an HT PE bag which is full of school uniform including his school shoes.  All named.  Last seen under the table in 3G when they changed for football this week.  Please could you check if your child has brought it home by mistake? 

Thank you for your continued support.
 

Menu - Week 3

Click here for menu.

What will you do at Easter? Are you looking for exciting things to do during the Easter holidays? The Guildford Holiday Fun programme is full of activities for children aged 5-13. Animal lovers can visit a vets’ surgery or see the small animals at Merrist Wood. If you’re looking forward to this summer’s sporting event, try our mini Olympics, or tennis, archery, fencing or climbing, amongst others. We have crafts and cooking, science at the University, even a trip to London. All this and much more in our programme which can be seen on our website http://sites.google.com/site/guildfordholidayfun/ or pick it up in the school office or in Guildford Library's children section. Booking night is Wednesday 7th March - don't miss it!

Understanding Boys, for parents and carers – a dynamic course to help understand our children’s behaviour and work towards enjoying happy times together. Wednesday 7th of March in Woking from 8pm till 10pm. Please contact Ali McClure for further details: alimcclure@hotmail.com  or 07974 855971.

 

Junior Newsletter

10 February 2012

Dear Parents,

Another Fluffy Friday, this time with a few centimetres of lovely, fluffy snow to play with. I have just come in from playground duty with the juniors where the children left on site were enjoying safe and happy snowballing and sledging.

We have had groups of infants ‘Out and About’ on the Downs, where they may well have bumped into the extreme campers from the juniors. Other groups outside include feathers and frogs, a winter walk and all you can do in the snow with Henry.

In the warm there is a lego option at both sites. Cooking at the infants is peppermint mice and at the juniors, jammy dodgers and valentine cakes. The valentine theme is also at Pewley Downs, with the opportunity to make valentine cards for your sweetheart!

More unusual activities include writing Dr. Who scripts, making scratch videos and floral art.

It really is a great day of working within the environment and being introduced to new skills. These ways of learning do open up our children to the idea that learning can go way beyond the National Curriculum. We hope that in this way we will encourage them to become life-long learners who lead lives which open up to new possibilities.

I have had to cancel my holiday in France as the weather is freezing with dangerous roads in the Dordogne. So I have a week of unexpected time – I wonder what new possibilities will open up for me?

With best wish for a great half term.
Richard.

Week commencing Monday, 20th February

Phil the Bag (Please keep all your old clothes and shoes as we will be collecting them again; bags will be sent home with your child). Bags will be collected the first week back after half term. Please remember you can use ordinary bin bags too.
 

Lunch Cheques

When paying for school lunches by cheque, would parents please send in 1 cheque even if they are paying for more than 1 child? As before, these will not be processed unless you have your child’s name and class on the back of the cheque. Thank you.
 

Guildford Music Festival March 21st 2010

All children in the orchestra, recorder group and choir (years 6 and 5) have been given an important letter re purchasing of tickets from G, Live for the music festival. The booking opens at 10am on Monday 20th February direct from G, Live. Tickets will sell quickly so please don't leave it too late to obtain your tickets.


HTSC News

Dates for the diary:

Year 4 Drinks - Thursday 8th March – venue t.b.c.
Date change - Quiz night is now Friday 16th March
Summer Fair - Friday 22nd June
We are just beginning the planning for the Summer fair and we need a couple of people to get involved with co-ordinating the event. Please contact us if you are able to help at htsc@holytrinity.surrey.sch.uk


Lost

  • Jack Jones’s blue sweatshirt is still missing. Please return it if you have seen it. Thank you.
  • Natasha Hemsley Thomas, has lost a white circa trainer. It is named , please return it to the office. Thank you.

Found

  • A child's (girl's) purse with a cat on one side & fish on the other outside the lower gates to Cline Road , please collect from the office if it is yours.
  • A black wii filofax has also been handed in.

Menu - Week 2

See Lunch Menu on Website.


A final year Graphics Design Student, studying at Leeds University, is writing her final dissertation on Parents’ views on what the government is doing to protect their children from certain aspects of advertising.

If you would be able to help her at all in filling out her quick survey found on the link below:
http://freeonlinesurveys.com/rendersurvey.asp?sid=o9s90lu3k1mrts21022329 Any help she can get would be greatly appreciated .Parents views are obviously important to her for her work. Please call Lucie Cox on: 07867 904215, if you require any further info. Thank you.

Infant Newsletter

10 February 2012

Dear parents

Another Fluffy Friday, this time with a few centimetres of lovely, fluffy snow to play with.  I have just come in from playground duty with the juniors where the children left on site were enjoying safe and happy snowballing and sledging.

We have had groups of infants ‘Out and About’ on the Downs, where they may well have bumped into the extreme campers from the juniors.  Other groups outside include feathers and frogs, a winter walk and all you can do in the snow with Henry.

In the warm there is a lego option at both sites.  Cooking at the infants is peppermint mice and at the juniors, jammy dodgers and valentine cakes.  The valentine theme is also at Pewley Downs, with the opportunity to make valentine cards for your sweetheart!

More unusual activities include writing Dr. Who scripts, making scratch videos and floral art.

It really is a great day of working within the environment and being introduced to new skills.  These ways of learning do open up our children to the idea that learning can go way beyond the National Curriculum.  We hope that in this way we will encourage them to become life-long learners who lead lives which open up to new possibilities.

I have had to cancel my holiday in France as the weather is freezing with dangerous roads in the Dordogne.  So I have a week of unexpected time – I wonder what new possibilities will open up for me?

With best wish for a great half term.
Richard

Bedtime story

A huge thank you to all the hot chocolate makers and biscuit deliverers at Bedtime Story - a very cosy time was had by all. Thank you to everyone who donated books for the 'Bedtime Story sale' but unfortunately we didn't have enough to make it viable. If you would like any of your books back please pop up to the office or alternatively we'll keep them until our next event.

Richard Penny assembly

On Tuesday, the children were very lucky to have the author of ‘Of Course You Can Meet the Queen’ (Richard Penny) read his story to them during assembly. Copies of Richard’s book are available to buy from the office at a cost of £6.99. 50% of all profits will be going to Railway Children (a charity which works with vulnerable children living on the streets in the UK and abroad).

Extreme Reading challenge

Don't forget to send in your pictures of reading in unusual places for our board. We've had some fantastic ones already. The challenge runs until 24 February so there’s plenty of time over half term.

Year 1 library visit, Wednesday 22 February

Oak and Beech classes are off to Guildford Library after half term. Please return the permission slips as soon as possible.

Parent Teacher consultations, Tuesday 6 & Wednesday 7 March

Letters about the consultation evenings will come out on the Monday after half term.

Cold weather gear

Please remember to send your child to school with a warm coat, hat, gloves etc as well as wellies as we are still going outside as much as possible and to the Wild Place.


FOPs News

A big thank you to everyone who helped with the Bedtime Story evening refreshments.
FOPS meeting will be on Monday 20th February at 8pm in the Staff Room.
Dates for your diary:
Saturday 24th March 5-8pm - Family evening – Pig racing and fish and chip supper
Friday 27th April - Phil the Bag collection
Saturday 23rd June - Evening event for grown ups only! - Midsummer Bash with food, bar and live music.
Sunday 8th July 12-2pm - Pewley Summer Fair


Lost

Joseph Williams, Walnut Class, has lost a Keller sweatshirt (named on the label).
Dan Godsill, Hazel Class, has lost his entire (named) PE kit – please have a look at home in case it has made its way there by mistake.



Soft furnishings

Anybody wanting made-to-measure blinds, curtains, cushions or other soft furnishings please contact Jessica Callanan at Tillingbourne Interiors on 01483 532658 or jess@damianc.plus.com (Abigail, 3MG and Henry, Willow).



 

Junior Newsletter

03 February 2012

Dear Parents,
 
At both schools this week, we have been thinking about the life and work of Helen Keller, one of our four house heroes. All four have been chosen as people who symbolise some virtue which we would wish our children to aspire to.
 
Helen was a normal little girl until she contracted scarlet fever or meningitis at the age of nineteen months. This left her deaf and blind. 
 
At the age of seven, through the inventor Alexander Graham Bell, she met Annie Sullivan. Annie was to be her tutor, mentor, companion and friend for the next forty nine years. Through Annie’s skill and patience and Helen’s perseverance, Helen learnt signing for words on her hands. This gave her language and the ability to communicate.
 
Later, after obtaining a university degree, she learnt to speak and to understand what people were saying by touching their lips, Braille was a great help to her.
 
She spent her life making speeches and supporting various causes. She was an advocate for people with disabilities and also spoke about pacifism, woman’s suffrage, birth control and radical socialism.
 
She wrote books, met presidents and kings and led a full life which made a real difference to others.
 
Her faith, drive, perseverance and trust of others drove her life forward when others might have given in faced by such difficulties.
 
Helen is truly a hero and we hope our children will take on board her strengths and become people who’s lives make a positive difference to others.
 
With best wishes, Richard
 

Week commencing Monday, 6th February
Monday 6th Feb – YR5 to Intech, return to school at 3.15
Tuesday 7th Feb – YR4 to Science Museum , return to school at 3.15
Wednesday 8th February - Gym Club cancelled - due to shooting session
Wednesday 8th February - 3MG and 4A swimming

Please note there will be no Board Games Club after school on Tuesday 7th or Gym Club on Wednesday 8th.


PUPS half term booking forms are available for download here.
 
Congratulations to a group of year 4 pupils who had a cake sale for Cancer Research UK. They managed to make £33! Well Done!
 
Netball
Well done to our Year 5 netballers who enjoyed a great netball tournament last weekend.
They played 5 matches in total winning 3 and losing 2. They all made great progress throughout the morning.
They also played St. Thomas's this week securing a 7-1 win in a match played in great spirit.
 
Cross-Country
What great resilience our cross-country team showed this week running at St. Bede's in
freezing temperatures! Both boys and girls did really well with  1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th
for Thomas, Bo, Fin and Freddie and a 4th for Aoife. They all made a fantastic effort.
 
Biathlon
Good luck to all of our biathletes who are competing at Crystal Palace on Sunday (if the snow doesn't catch up with us!)
 
Lunch Cheques – These will not be processed unless you have your child’s name and class on the back of the cheque. Thank you.
 
Just in case the grit salt lorry doesn't manage to come down Addison Road in time and there is lying snow on our roadways you may like to know that the Charlotteville Snow Team is firmly established and gritsalt has been distributed evenly throughout Charlotteville, the grit spreader is ready to spring into action and there should be a clear WALKING route from Harvey Road to both schools (download here) ready for Monday Morning. To follow the snow team's progress parents can twitter on @jubileetrust. If there are any parent volunteers willing to come and help on Sunday (if it snows) then could they please contact Gina on 598420.
 
The library system has now gone online and can be accessed from home. You can see what books your child has out and what they have borrowed in the past. There are lots of new features, some of which I am still playing with. I am gradually showing everyone how it works.  Children can log on by putting their library number into both the Username and Password boxes. If they want to find out what their number is they can either ask me or look in the yellow file on my desk which is arranged in class order. The link needed is: http://u005614.microlibrarian.net.
 
Year 3 Social at the Albany pub on Wednesday 8th February from 8pm.
 
HTSC News
 
We need your help and ideas:
HTSC helps raise vital funds for school equipment by organising social events and fundraisers. We need some new ideas and suggestions for fundraisers. Please get involved and come along and join us at the next HTSC meeting – Thursday 9th Feb in the Staff room at 8pm. Alternatively if you can’t make the meeting and have any suggestions please email htsc@holytrinity.surrey.sch.uk.
Phil the Bag  week commencing 20th Feb
Please keep all your old clothes and shoes as we will be collecting them again, bags will be sent home with your children before half term.
Dates for the diary
Year 4 Drinks   Thursday 8th March – venue tbc
Quiz Night        Friday 23rd March
Summer Fair    Friday 22nd June
Next HTSC Meeting   Thursday 9th Feb – Staff room at 8pm
 
 
Valentine's Day Movie Night Stuck for somewhere to go this year, or perhaps finding it hard to afford a night out in this troubled times - look no further! Christ Church in Waterden Road is hosting a romantic evening out on Valentine's Day, Feb 14th. For just £2 per couple come and watch a movie on the big screen - this includes a glass of wine each and nibbles. Film is "Midnight in Paris" (tbc). Doors open at 7.45 for 8pm film start. Tickets on sale from the Church (Box) Office, G. 567072 - email office@christchurchguildford.com, more details from Michael Tame (Geraldine's husband) on 07795173161, michael@christchurchguildford.com. Numbers are limited so first come first serve.
 
Surrey Arts Open Rehearsal - all string, woodwind, brass and percussion players of all ages and levels of experience are invited to an open rehearsal with the Surrey Arts orchestras and ensembles at Tillingbourne Junior School, Chilworth on Wednesday February 8th 2012 from 5.30 to 7.30pm. There is no charge - just bring your instrument. If you have any questions please call 01483 518099
 
Lost
  • A girls Keller PE kit. All named. Please return to the office if you have it. Thanks.
  • Ben Kearsey (6C) has lost a G7 Capo for his guitar. It is very expensive! Please could you check to see if it’s   come home on your guitar or case by mistake? Thank you.
  • Joshua Pomeroy’s (5R) black woollen hat has been missing for over a week. Please check you have the right one!
  • Jack Jones 5R , has lost his blue sweatshirt. Please return it if you have seen it. Thanks.
 
Found
A child's (girl's) purse with a cat on one side & fish on the other outside the lower gates to Cline Road yesterday, please collect from the office if it is yours.

Menu - Week 3
Please see the menu link on the website.

Infant Newsletter

03 February 2012

Dear Parents,

At both schools this week, we have been thinking about the life and work of Helen Keller, one of our four house heroes.  All four have been chosen as people who symbolise some virtue which we would wish our children to aspire to.

Helen was a normal little girl until she contracted scarlet fever or meningitis at the age of nineteen months.  This left her deaf and blind. 

At the age of seven, through the inventor Alexander Graham Bell, she met Annie Sullivan.  Annie was to be her tutor, mentor, companion and friend for the next forty nine years.  Through Annie’s skill and patience and Helen’s perseverance, Helen learnt signing for words on her hands.  This gave her language and the ability to communicate.
Later, after obtaining a university degree, she learnt to speak and to understand what people were saying by touching their lips, Braille was a great help to her.

She spent her life making speeches and supporting various causes.  She was an advocate for people with disabilities and also spoke about pacifism, woman’s suffrage, birth control and radical socialism.

She wrote books, met presidents and kings and led a full life which made a real difference to others.

Her faith, drive, perseverance and trust of others drove her life forward when others might have given in faced by such difficulties.

Helen is truly a hero and we hope our children will take on board her strengths and become people who’s lives make a positive difference to others.

With best wishes, Richard
 

Book Week
·          Bedtime Story, Wednesday 8th
Don’t forget the Bedtime Story on Wednesday (5.30-6.15pm). Children can come back to school in their pyjamas with teddies, blankets etc to hear a story in their year groups. FOPS will be providing refreshments for parents in the hall.
·          Teacher-led clubs, Wednesday 8th
Owing to the Bedtime Story on Wednesday there will be no teacher-led clubs that day (Lego, Binca and Science).
·          Children’s books and magazines
Please have a sort out over the weekend for any good quality children’s books for our Bedtime Story sale. They can be brought into the school office any time up to and including Wednesday. Also, thank you very much for the children’s magazines that have come in so far, but please keep bringing them in as well.
 
Fluffy Friday, 10th
A reminder that all children should come to school in their own clothes (mufti) for Fluffy Friday and bring in £1 to help cover the cost of materials.

Stars of the Week
Caracoli is offering a special treat for our Stars of the Week. From this Friday each Star of the Week will receive a voucher for a free visit to the Caracoli coffee shop, located on the top floor of the Steamer Trading Cookshop, 168 High Street, Guildford. The prize includes a drink and a piece of cake of the Star’s choice as well as a complimentary hot drink for one accompanying adult. 
 
Snow Clearance
Just in case the gritsalt lorry doesn't manage to come down Addison Road in time and there is lying snow on our roadways, you may like to know that the Charlotteville Snow Team is firmly established and gritsalt has been distributed evenly throughout Charlotteville, the grit spreader is ready to spring into action and there should be a clear WALKING route from Harvey Road to both schools (download here) ready for Monday morning. To follow the snow team's progress parents can twitter on @jubileetrust. If there are any parent volunteers willing to come and help on Sunday (if it snows) then could they please contact Gina Redpath 01483 598420.
 
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FOPS News
 
Bedtime Story Evening - Wednesday 8th February 5.30-6.15 PM - please come along to the Hall and enjoy a cup of tea/coffee and a biscuit while your children are having stories read to them in the classrooms.

DATE FOR YOUR DIARY - please keep Saturday 23rd June free if you can, as we will be having a Midsummer Bash (food, bar and live band) at Pewley. This will be an evening just for the grown-ups !
 


Breakast Club
Breakfast Club runs from 8.00-8.40am everyday (£4.00 including breakfast) with Early Bird Drop Off from 8.25-8.40am (£1 per day). If you arrive within these times there is an expectation that you will pay the appropriate fee for the session regardless of exactly when you arrive.
 
PUPS Holiday Playscheme
PUPS will be running over half term as usual and booking forms are available here.
 
Spare clothes
If your child has borrowed any spare clothes from school please could you return these to the office. Also, if anyone has any boys’ or girls’ pants, socks or tights which they no longer need we would be very grateful as our supplies (especially of girls’ tights) are running low.
 
Lost
Jonathan Giles, Beech Class, has lost his black GAP scarf (named).
 
Spanish club
There are still a few spaces available for Spanish Club on a Tuesday afternoon. If you are interested more information is available from the School Office.

Valentine's Day Movie Night
Stuck for somewhere to go this year, or perhaps finding it hard to afford a night out in these troubled times - look no further! Christ Church in Waterden Road is hosting a romantic evening out on Valentine's Day, Feb 14th. For just £2 per couple come and watch a movie on the big screen - this includes a glass of wine each and nibbles. Film is "Midnight in Paris" (tbc). Doors open at 7.45 for 8pm film start. Tickets on sale from the Church (Box) Office, G. 567072 - email office@christchurchguildford.com, more details from Michael Tame (Geraldine's husband) on 07795173161, michael@christchurchguildford.com. Numbers are limited so first come first serve.
 
Boogie Pumps, Wednesday 15 February, Chilworth Village Hall
Come and spend the whole day with the Boogie Pumps team at Chilworth Village hall!  We will have fun learning dances, songs, making  crafts, face painting and acting  with the chance to show your parents everything you’ve done at the end of the day! 9am – 3pm Cost £20 / Siblings £15. Suitable for ages 4 – 12. We are only releasing 30 places for this day and will sell out quickly. To book your place ring Hannah on 07769645741 or email hannah@boogiepumps.co.uk
 
Praise Party, Saturday 25 February, 4.00pm, Christ Church Hall, Waterden Road, Guildford GU1 2AZ Aimed at under 11s and the young at heart! Tickets available now! Child under 11 - £3, Adult over 11 - £1, Family (1 adult, 2 children).