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HTPD 24/2/17

24 February 2017

Dear Parents,

As Book Week comes to an end, it’s great to reflect on all the positives that have come from a week that’s a bit different to usual. In both schools, the children have had an amazing series of activities with every day being full of inspiring learning opportunities. The over-arching theme of myths and legends has given the teaching staff a superb backdrop for really imaginative planning. I know that every day has been so exciting. As well as the subject matter, the children have learnt how to cooperate with new friends from outside of their usual peer group, as well as get used to a whole range of different teachers. Seeing our youngest reception children being expertly guided by our Year 1s and 2s, and Year 5 & 6 guiding and encouraging Year 3 & 4 was just brilliant!

As well as all the wider skills that the children have learnt, from finding their way around different classrooms, to managing an unusual timetable, or even having lunch with their house rather than their classmates – we have also focused on being super polite! This has been inspired by this week’s assembly theme of “Love is…not rude”. I have been overwhelmed by the way the children have risen to our encouragement. They are all wishing me a good morning, opening the door for adults, enthusiastically tidying up and really showing respect for each other, the staff and also the school property. I hope you’ve also noticed a difference at home too!

Next week we return to the normal timetable, but also we begin our parent consultations, first at the juniors, and then in the following week at the infants. If you haven’t yet returned a slip requesting an appointment, please do get in touch with your child’s class teacher. These meetings really are so important and ensure that we can communicate with you really clearly, both outlining your child’s progress and next steps, as well as identifying ways that you can help support learning at home. The meetings are only for 10 minutes, so if you feel you need a longer appointment at another time, do say.

With best wishes
Clare

INFANT

Parent Consultations – Tuesday 7 & Wednesday 8 March
Please return your completed parent consultation form to the school office by Monday 27 February, if you have not already done so.
Owing to parent consultations, there will be no teacher-led clubs in the week commencing 6 March.

Cooking Club Cancellation
There will be no Cooking Club with Claire next Thursday 2 March.

Lost:

  • Maya Koe (Beech) has lost her navy and white GAP hat with red sequin heart and pompom.
  • Heather Speed (Walnut) has lost her pink, musical (Christmas music!), robot jumper.
  • Ben Masson (Oak) has lost his red and white JoJo gloves and a navy and red hat.
  • Fred Norris (Walnut) has lost two Shackleton jumpers – both named.


Menu for week beginning Monday 27 February

Mon: Salmon or Lentil Pasta Bake; Raisin Flapjack

Tues: Chicken or Vegetable Curry with Rice; Chocolate Sponge

Weds: Roast Gammon or Vegetable Nuggets, Roast Potatoes; Jelly

Thurs: Pork or Quorn Sausage (Hot Dog); Ice Cream
Fri: Fish Finger fillet or Vegetable Fingers, Chips; Selection of Desserts
Available daily: Selection of seasonal vegetables, salads, jacket potato and bread. Yoghurt, milk and fresh fruit.

PLEASE SEE FOPS NEWS BELOW ….


JUNIOR

Holy Trinity Juniors dates week commencing 27 February:
Parents’ Consultation Evening – Tuesday 28 February 6.00–8.30pm.
Parents’ Consultation Evening – Thursday 2 March 4.00–6.30pm.

Sport
No after school teacher lead clubs running next week.
Laura Sutton will be taking Yr 4 netball on Monday and Yr 5 netball on Tuesday.
Paul Horsefield will be taking Tag on Monday

Follow us on Twitter: @HTPDSport

Lost
Chanelle Wright 4JM has lost her unnamed beanie boo ‘Slush’ (white dog with blue eyes). This was lost a while ago and we would appreciate if you can have a look around at home. If you happen to spot an extra beanie boo, please return it to the office. Many thanks.

Menu - Week 1

See below for HTSC News.


FOPS

Pancakes in the playground! – Tuesday 28 February
Our fantastic Year 1 reps have kindly offered to run a Pancake sale at 3pm pick up on Shrove Tuesday. Pancakes will cost £1 and be available plain or topped with Lemon and sugar.

Year 2 Leavers Book meeting – Friday 10 March 2.30pm Staff room
Calling all year 2 parents - come along and get involved in putting together YOUR child’s Pewley Leavers book. Find out exactly what is needed to create this special memento – it’s really not as complex as you think – and to pick the brains from parents who have done it before. This is YOUR chance to make the book as characterful and special as you would like!

Check out the FOPS webpage and find out more about upcoming events and exciting new plans for improving the rear outside areas at Pewley. The minutes from our last FOPS meeting are now also available www.holytrinity.surrey.sch.uk/The-School/Parents/PTA/Infant 

Cake Sales – are back! 


Our ever-popular Cake Sales are now in full swing and this is where yummy goodies can be purchased in the front playground at Friday at 3pm pick up. Each class has been given a date - see list below - where parents are asked to donate NUT FREE cakes or cookies (homemade or bought) to sell. Please check the ingredients list on the back of any packets to ensure products are truly NUT FREE as we do have a few children in school that depend on this. Goodies can be left at the front desk at morning drop off and a small team of volunteers are needed to set up and run the stall in the afternoon. Together these sales raise significant funds and help buy School invaluable extra resources - please support them!


3rd March – Beech; 10th March – Oak; 17th March – Hazel; 24th March – Willow (Red Nose Day)

HTPD Summer Party Planning Meeting– Wednesday 1 March 8pm

Come along to the HTPD summer party kick-off planning meeting at Rogues from 8pm on Wednesday 1st March. This is a great opportunity to get involved in the ideas stage of this fun and social event and decide on the small jobs that will need to be done to get it off the ground. The party is planned for Saturday 17th June at Weybourne House by the River Wey in Guildford.



HTPD Annual Fun Run – Sunday 21 May 2017 – Shalford Park


The HTPD Fun Run is back. This year it will take place at Shalford Park. Organisation of a bigger and better event is well under way and this year we are looking forward to the launch of the parents and teachers 5k run. Dust off those trainers and please put the date in the diary for what we hope will be another fantastic family event.

YEAR 1 - Some dates for your diary:

We hope to see you at these social get-togethers:
Tuesday 7th March – Coffee morning (Venue tbc)
Friday 24th March – end of term parents drinks 8pm (venue tbc)
Would anyone like to host a coffee morning at their house? Please let the Year 1 class reps know.



Save the date:

Wed 1st March - HTPD Summer Party Planning Meeting 8pm at Rogues
Tuesday 7th March - Year 1 coffee morning (venue tbc)

Sun 23rd April - Bake ‘n’ Stroll 2-4pm at Pewley

Friday 24 March - Year 1 end of term parents drinks 8pm (venue tbc)

Wed 10th May - next FOPS meeting, 8pm in the Staff Room

Sun 21st May - HTPD Fun Run at Shalford Park

Sun 11th June -  Pewley Summer Fair 1-3pm
Saturday 17th June - Summer Party at Weybourne House by the River Wey in Guildford.
 


HTSC News (Junior)

QUIZ & CURRY NIGHT - SATURDAY 25TH FEBRUARY – DOORS OPEN AT 7PM

If you are coming along to the HT Quiz and Curry night tomorrow, just a reminder that there will be a fully stocked bar (selling beer, wine, prosecco and soft drinks) plus a bottle raffle, so don't forget to bring your wallets! The lower playground will be open for parking.

HTPD SUMMER PARTY PLANNING MEETING – WEDNESDAY 1 MARCH

Come along to the HTPD summer party kick-off planning meeting at Rogues from 8pm on Wednesday 1 March. This is a great opportunity to get involved in the ideas stage of this fun and social event and be part of the organisation team, helping to decide on the small jobs that will need to be done to get it off the ground.
The party is planned for Saturday 17 June at Weybourne House by the River Wey in Guildford.



SPRING TERM CAKE SALES

The spring term cake sales are now underway – thank you to everyone who has baked cakes so far. There are four more sales this term, so please send in cakes/biscuits on your year group’s day (see below). No nuts please. The children love the cake sales so please do try and send cakes so that there are enough to go around. 

The cakes are sold to the children from the relevant year group during school time in the afternoon. We suggest you send your child in with £1 to buy cakes. If there are any cakes left over, we sell them after school. Please look out for emails from your class reps asking for help with your year group’s cake sale.



Cake sale dates:

Individual year group cake sales will be held on the dates below. Any leftover cakes will then be sold to the rest of the school at 3.15pm.


Year 3 - Friday 3 March

Year 5/6 – Friday 10 March
Year 3/4 – Friday 17 March



SAVE THE DATE

HTPD ANNUAL FUN RUN – SUNDAY 21 MAY - SHALFORD PARK

The HTPD Fun Run is back. This year it will take place at Shalford Park. Organisation of a bigger and better event is well under way and this year we are looking forward to the launch of the parents and teachers 5k run. Dust off those trainers and please put the date in the diary for what we hope will be another fantastic family event.



HTPD SUMMER PARTY – Saturday 17 June - Weybourne House, Guildford.
HT SUMMER FAIR – Friday 30 June (6pm to 8pm).


Saturday 4 March from 10am to 5pm at G Live - Innovate Guildford is a free festival of science and art. From Supermassive Games to Surrey Satellite Technology, Pirbright Institute to the Planetarium, Minecraft Club to McLaren, there's something for everyone.  Experience interactive performances and hear inspiring speakers, including leading gaming pioneer Peter Molyneux and animal health expert Professor Nick Bacon. Theatre, music and comedy will feature throughout the day, with everything from how technology might have affected Shakespeare's plays to risky recycling and photographic secrets.  A variety of competitions are taking place on the day with fantastic prizes up for grabs.  It is a family event that is not to be missed!

 

HTPD 10/2/17

10 February 2017

Dear Parents
 
As we reach the milestone that is the half term break, I’ve been reflecting on all the different ways that parents have been involved in the life of the school. We are so grateful that our school community is thriving and that links between home and school are strong. Thank you for supporting so many different events; the huge number of families represented at the recent “Stay and Play” in Year R was a superb example of this partnership and Year 1’s art show was also really well supported. Year 2 children have been thrilled to have parents coming in to talk about their travel adventures. Our international coffee morning at Pewley was also really helpful; to hear about new ways that we can better communicate and support learning at home. We see the benefit of this support all the time – for instance, this year’s Baffling Bodies home-work projects in Year 6 were fabulous! At the juniors, Year 6 were so lucky to have a parent who happens to be a surgeon demonstrate the anatomy of the heart, and then there are all the sporting events that couldn’t happen without parent taxis. We also rely so much on your extra help for school trips and Fluffy Fridays! Of course, there are also all the other ways that you all help out in the classrooms….and without FOPS and HTSC we’d miss out on great social events, and be so much less able to afford so many things. Thank you! (Make sure you book your tickets for the legendary quiz that follows book week on Saturday 25th).

I’m sure you saw the announcement on Twitter earlier in the week – the infant school was awarded the 3-star mark by Active Surrey for our amazing sports provision. This is due in large part to the wonderful work of Julia Brown, our specialist sports teacher, as well as to the inspirational dedication of the whole staff in ensuring that all the children have so many different sporting opportunities. It’s lovely to see their efforts recognised – and super to know that both infant and junior staff have now been praised for their commitment to promoting an active, healthy lifestyle.

Other events this week included a visit to Year 2 from some international students from Guildford College, a day out at the Winchester science museum Intech for Year 5, the internet safety day, Bedtime stories for the infants, and of course Fluffy Friday. No wonder the children look like they need a holiday! I hope that after all the excitement of this first half of the Spring Term, you all enjoy a relaxing half term break! See you on Tuesday 21st February for another exciting book week themed around Myths and Legends. The children will be working in their houses and can wear their house t-shirts as part of their normal school uniform if they would like to. Remember the Monday is an INSET day!

With best wishes
Clare

INFANT & JUNIOR DATES

Monday 13 – Friday 17 February - Half Term (school closed)
Tuesday 21 February - Book Week and we will be running a BOOK FAIR from Tuesday to Thursday

INFANT

Book Week, 21-24 February
At the infants we have two special events planned on Friday 24th:
‘Books and Biscuits’ - children are invited to bring in a favourite book (clearly named) to share with other children.
Open Afternoon for parents – please pop in anytime between 2.30 and 3.00pm to find out what we have been doing during Book Week.

Year 2 swimming
There will be no swimming for Year 2 on Wednesday 22 February.

Club Cancellation
There will be no Arty Crafty Club with Nicola on Thursday 23 February.

Chicken Pox
Parents please be aware that we do have cases of chicken pox in school at the moment. Keep a look out for signs of spots. 

Lost
Please check PE bags over half term – a number of children have items missing:
Ben Sabharwal (Willow) has lost his small (named) Keller PE shirt.
Christos Theodorou (Willow) has lost his PE joggers.
Jacob Foster (Hazel) has lost his Adidas navy/fluorescent green boot bag – last seen after football club on Tuesday.
Milhan Chauvin (Willow) has lost his thin grey/blue scarf (un-named).

Infant Menu - Week beginning Monday 20 February


PLEASE SEE BELOW FOR FOPS NEWS


JUNIOR

Week commencing Tuesday 21 February

Swimming
There will be no swimming for 3T and 4JM on Wednesday 22 February.

Club Cancellation
All library clubs:
Tuesday – Board Games (Yrs 5 & 6)
Wednesday – Book Groups (Yrs 3 & 4)
Thursday – Creative Writing
Netball (Year 5) - Tuesday 21st February (due to Year 4 match)
Dodgeball - Thursday 23rd February

Sport

Year 4 Netball v Tormead School
Date: Tuesday 21 February
Time: After school - 5pm - Parents to help with refreshments
Venue: Home

Dodgeball County Finals 
Date: Thursday 23 February
Time: 3pm - 5.30pm - Parents to help with lifts, leave school at 2.30pm
Venue: Surrey Sports Park, Richard Meyjes Rd, Guildford GU2 7AD

Year 3 & Year 4 Badminton
Date: Thursday 23 February
Time: 2.30pm - 4.30pm - Parents to help with lifts, leave school at 1.45pm)
Venue: Surrey Sports Park, Richard Meyjes Rd, Guildford GU2 7AD

Follow us on Twitter: @HTPDSport

Menu - Week 3


FOPS News (Infant)

Thank you to everyone who helped us at the Bedtime Story on Tues. It was great to catch up with so many parents and help to make a special evening at school even more memorable!

Cake Sales – are back!   Our ever-popular Cake Sales return, where yummy goodies can be purchased in the front playground at Friday at 3pm pick up. Each class has been given a date - see list below - where parents are asked to donate NUT FREE cakes or cookies (homemade or bought) to sell. Please check the ingredients list on the back of any packets to ensure products are truly NUT FREE as we do have a few children in school that depend on this. Goodies can be left at the front desk at morning drop off and a small team of volunteers are needed to set up and run the stall in the afternoon. Together these sales raise significant funds and help buy School invaluable extra resources - please support them!   

24th Feb – Walnut; 3rd March – Beech; 10th March – Oak; 17th March – Hazel; 24th March – Willow

Pancake Sale – Tues 28th Feb:   Our fantastic Year 1 reps have kindly offered to run a Pancake sale at 3pm pick on Shrove Tues. Pancakes will cost £1 and be available plain or topped with Lemon and sugar. 

HTPD Summer Party Planning Meeting– Wed 1st March 8pm:   Come along to the HTPD summer party kick-off planning meeting at Rogues from 8pm on Wednesday 1st March. This is a great opportunity to get involved in the ideas stage of this fun and social event and decide on the small jobs that will need to be done to get it off the ground. The party is planned for Saturday 17th June at Weybourne House by the River Wey in Guildford.

HTPD Annual Fun Run – Sunday 21st May 2017 – Shalford Park:   The HTPD Fun Run is back. This year it will take place at Shalford Park. Organisation of a bigger and better event is well under way and this year we are looking forward to the launch of the parents and teachers 5k run. Dust off those trainers and please put the date in the diary for what we hope will be another fantastic family event.

YEAR 1 - Some dates for your diary - we hope to see you at these social get-togethers:  
Tuesday 7th March – Coffee morning (Venue tbc)
Friday 24th March – end of term parents drinks 8pm (venue tbc)
Would anyone like to host a coffee morning at their house? Please let the Year 1 class reps know.

YEAR 2 coffee morning:   Year 2 are meeting for a coffee the first week after half term. Thursday 23rd February at Caffe Nero. House of Fraser (1st Floor). Hope to see you there.

Save the date:
Thurs 23rd February – Year 2 Coffee Morning at Caffé Nero in House of Fraser (1st floor)
Tuesday 7th March - Year 1 coffee morning (venue tbc)
Sun 23rd April - Bake ‘n’ Stroll
2-4pm at Pewley
Friday 24 March - Year 1 end of term parents drinks 8pm (venue tbc)

Wed 10th May - next FOPS meeting, 8pm in the Staff Room
Sun 21st May - HTPD Fun Run at Shalford Park

Sun 11th June -  Pewley Summer Fair 1-3pm
Saturday 17th June  - Summer Party at Weybourne House by the River Wey in Guildford.


HTSC News (Junior)

QUIZ & CURRY NIGHT - SATURDAY 25 FEBRUARY - 7PM
Back by popular demand, HTSC’s annual sell out Quiz Night. Come along to HT and pit your wits against the brightest and best brains of Guildford. Once again the questions have been set by the master of all things quizzical Michael Tame (Geraldine's other half).

Tickets are £12.50 each to include a delicious curry from Rajdoot in Burpham. There will be a fully stocked bar and post-curry chocolate, together with a fun bottle tombola style raffle. Get your team together or come along and make up a team on the night - maximum of 10 people per team, everyone welcome. It promises to be another really fun night out and a great way to fundraise for the school.

To order tickets, please send in cash or cheques made payable to HTSC in an envelope to the HT office. On the envelope please clearly specify how many tickets you require, if you have any specific dietary requirements together with the name and class of your child.

SPRING TERM CAKE SALES
The spring term cake sales are now underway – thank you to everyone who has baked cakes so far. There are four more sales this term, so please send in cakes/biscuits on your year group’s day (see below). No nuts please. The children love the cake sales so please do try and send cakes so that there are enough to go around.

The cakes are sold to the children from the relevant year group during school time in the afternoon. We suggest you send your child in with £1 to buy cakes. If there are any cakes left over, we sell them after school. Please look out for emails from your class reps asking for help with your year group’s cake sale.

Cake sale dates:
Individual year group cake sales will be held on the dates below. Any leftover cakes will then be sold to the rest of the school at 3.15pm.

Year 4 - Friday 24 February
Year 3 - Friday 3 March
Year 5/6 – Friday 10 March
Year 3/4 – Friday 17 March

HTPD SUMMER PARTY PLANNING MEETING – WEDNESDAY 1 MARCH
Come along to the HTPD summer party kick-off planning meeting at Rogues from 8pm on Wednesday 1 March. This is a great opportunity to get involved in the ideas stage of this fun and social event and decide on the small jobs that will need to be done to get it off the ground. The party is planned for Saturday 17 June at Weybourne House by the River Wey in Guildford.

SAVE THE DATE
HTPD ANNUAL FUN RUN – SUNDAY 21 MAY - SHALFORD PARK
The HTPD Fun Run is back. This year it will take place at Shalford Park. Organisation of a bigger and better event is well under way and this year we are looking forward to the launch of the parents and teachers 5k run. Dust off those trainers and please put the date in the diary for what we hope will be another fantastic family event.

HTPD SUMMER PARTY – Saturday 17 June - Weybourne House, Guildford.

HT SUMMER FAIR
– Friday 30 June (6pm to 8pm).


Rosamund Community Garden, Friday 17 February, 10am – 1.00pm

Rosamund Community Garden would like to invite you and your children to spend time in our garden located at Longdown Road, off One Tree Hill Road, GU4 8PP. We grow vegetables, herbs, salads and fruit in an orchard and fruit cage on 1 acre of land with 2 poly tunnels. You can enjoy just being there having a drink and enjoying the view, or you might like to help us building a bug hotel. It would be great if you could bring some materials for building the bug hotel. For ideas see: schoolzone.wwf.org.uk/building-our-bug-hotel/

We will be at the garden from 10.00 until about 1.00pm and will supply some refreshments. 
For more info and directions: guildfordcommunitygarden.wordpress.com/

 

HTPD 3/2/17

03 February 2017

Dear Parents,

It’s been another busy week at school. I hope you enjoy hearing what your children have been getting up to. Do keep a close eye on the JTLYK pages that each year group team writes every week. They provide such a good conversation starter with your children about what they have been working on in school, as well as giving plenty of suggestions about how you can support learning at home. There are also helpful reminders there.

Thanks to all the parents who helped to ferry our science teams across to Glebelands School in Cranleigh for the annual science challenge this week. Teams from Year 1-6 took part and competed against other primary schools. There was some super scientific thinking and problem-solving going on – as well as great team work!

We are starting to look ahead to the second half of term and James, our English leader, wanted to give you all the opportunity to get excited about our special book week which takes place at both sites in the first week after the holidays. He writes:
“Book week is back! The first week after half term will be four, fun filled days of challenging and creative activities, wrapped up in the world of books! Our theme this year is Myths and Legends and the children will be in their houses all week, learning collaboratively with children from each year group. There will be four unique days which cover maths, active learning, English and science and each day is inspired by a particular legend or area of mythology.”

Speaking of books, it was marvellous to see how keen our Year 5 children were to visit the infants this week to present the children in Year 2 with their own Bible. Each Bible was inscribed with the child’s name as well as with one of our school values. The older children loved reading their favourite story to the children in Year 2. It was a really lovely sight.

Do remember next Tuesday is National Internet Safety Day – Tom will be leading a discussion in the Chapel from 2.15pm which will be particularly relevant to Year 5 and 6 parents, but all would be welcome. Please take the opportunity to chat to your children about staying safe online. Ask them what they have learnt in school on that day.

And then it will be Fluffy Friday – what a great way to end this half of term. Remember to bring in £1 to help resource this fun activity day.

With best wishes, Clare

Holy Trinity Pewley Down Infant and Junior School

Sunday 5th February at 10am – Holy Trinity Church will be meeting for their morning service at Holy Trinity Pewley Down Junior School Chapel (Addison Road) at 10am. Clare will be speaking at the service. All are welcome.

Half Term
School closes on Friday 10 February (3.00pm at Pewley Down, 3.15pm at Holy Trinity) 

INFANT

Bedtime Story, Tuesday 7 February, 5.15 – 6pm
We look forward to seeing you at the Bedtime Story on Tuesday. Children (in pyjamas) should go straight to their classrooms on arrival for a story with their teacher. Parents are invited to the hall where refreshments will be available. Second hand uniform will also be on sale (see FOPS notice below)

PUPS early finish, Tuesday 7 February
Owing to the Bedtime Story, PUPS will finish early at 5.15pm on Tuesday.

Fluffy Friday, 10 February
Don’t forget to bring in your £1 contribution on Friday to help cover the cost of activities. We do have two un-named forms in the office.

American themed lunch, Friday 10 February
If any children who normally have a packed lunch would like to have the ‘grab and go’ lunch on Friday (burger or hot dog and chips) please let the school office know on Monday.

Year R
Just to let you know that the school nurse will be visiting on Wednesday 8 February and Wednesday 1 March to carry out the children’s 5 year checks.

Cake Sale
The children all enjoyed choosing (and eating) their cakes this afternoon. If you did not send your child in with £1 today, please drop it into the office next week.

Menu for week beginning Monday 6 February
Mon: Salmon or Lentil Pasta Bake; Fruit Cocktail Flapjack
Tues: Devonshire Chicken & Rice or Butternut Squash Paella; Apple Crumble
Weds: Roast Gammon or Chickpea & Sweet Potato Bake, Roast Potatoes; Ice Cream
Thurs: Pork or Quorn Sausage Grill, Jacket Potato; Rice Pudding
Fri: American theme: Burger or Hot Dog & Chips; Sherbet Sponge with Chocolate Icing
Available daily: Selection of seasonal vegetables, salads, jacket potato and bread. Yoghurt, milk and fresh fruit.

Salad & Vegetable Items
Owing to the bad weather overseas which has ruined the crop we are struggling to obtain various salad items and some vegetables. This means that there will be some slight menu changes until the weather improves. Thank you for your patience. Jon and the catering team.


FOPS News

Helpers for Bedtime Story – Tuesday 7 February 5.15-6pm

As you will have spotted on the JTLYK pages, the ever popular ‘Bedtime Story’ event is happening once again on Tuesday 7 Feb. This is where pupils can come back to school to and enjoy a cosy storytime with their class, while parents enjoy tea, coffee and a catch up with friends in the hall. To make this even more special FOPS provide hot chocolate and biscuits for the children to enjoy – but we do need help!! If you can lend a hand making hot chocolate or taking it into to class, please let Nicci, Jill or Sue or your class reps know.
There will also be a second hand uniform sale in the hall during Bedtime Story!

Friday

Cake Sales – are back! 

Our ever-popular Cake Sales return, where yummy goodies can be purchased in the front playground at Friday at 3pm pick up. Each class has been given a date - see list below - where parents are asked to donate NUT FREE cakes or cookies (homemade or bought) to sell. Goodies can be left at the front desk at morning drop off and a small team of volunteers are needed to set up and run the stall in the afternoon. Together these sales raise significant funds and help buy School invaluable extra resources - please support them!

3rd Feb - Chestnut to sell surplus from Children's cake sale in playground after school. 

24th Feb – Walnut; 3rd March – Beech; 10th March – Oak; 17th March – Hazel; 24th March – Willow

HTPD Annual Fun Run – Sunday 21ST May 2017 – Shalford Park

The HTPD Fun Run is back. This year it will take place at Shalford Park. Organisation of a bigger and better event is well under way and this year we are looking forward to the launch of the parents and teachers 5k run. Dust off those trainers and please put the date in the diary for what we hope will be another fantastic family event.

YEAR 1 - Some dates for your diary:
We hope to see you at these social get-togethers:  
Monday 6th Feb – Coffee morning – Caffe Nero in House of Fraser
Tuesday 7th March – Coffee morning (Venue tbc)
Friday 24th March – end of term parents drinks 8pm (venue tbc)
Would anyone like to host a coffee morning at their house? Please let the Year 1 class reps know.

YEAR 2 coffee morning:
Year 2 are meeting for a coffee the first week after half term. Thursday 23rd February at Caffe Nero. House of Fraser (1st Floor). Hope to see you there.

Save the date:
Monday 6th Feb – Year 1 Coffee morning – Caffe Nero in House of Fraser
Tues 7th February - Bedtime Story 5.15-6pm plus Second Hand Uniform Sale
Thurs 23rd February – Year 2 Coffee Morning at Caffé Nero in House of Fraser (1st floor)
Tuesday 7th March - Year 1 coffee morning (venue tbc
Sun 23rd April - Bake ‘n’ Stroll
Friday 24 March - Year 1 end of term parents drinks 8pm (venue tbc)
Wed 10th May - next FOPS meeting
Sun 21st May - HTPD Fun Run at Shalford Park
Sun 11th June -  Pewley Summer Fair 1-3pm


JUNIOR

Holy Trinity Pewley Down  - Junior School
Dates for February at a glance:

Tuesday, 7th February - Internet Safety Day (Parent Information Briefing at 2.45 p.m.)
Thursday, 9th February - Year 5 visit Winchester Science Centre
Wednesday, 22nd February - No swimming for 3T and 4JM
Friday, 24th February - Year 4 Cake Sale
Tuesday, 28th February - Parents’ Evening (6 - 8.30 p.m.) for Years 3 - 6
Thursday, 2nd March - Parents’ Evening (4 - 6.30 p.m.) for Years 3 - 6


FLUFFY FRIDAY SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT FOR LUNCH 10th February
We have an exciting alternative to our usual lunch menu. For those on site, lunch will have an American theme and the children can choose from burgers or hot dogs, served with fries, as a “take-away” meal. There will, of course, be a vegetarian alternative for the main course and for pudding, there will be an American style cake. There will be NO SALAD BAR available on the day. Enjoy!! If your child already has a packed lunch, could parents please let the kitchen know in advance before next Friday please. Thank you.

Shakespeare at church; church at school! Guildford Shakespeare Company is producing Julius Caesar in Holy Trinity Church for most of February.  Well worth a visit!

Sunday 5th February - we would like to invite you all to the Chapel at school for the Holy Trinity Morning Service at 10.00 a.m. Clare will be preaching, there will be lots of music and the children’s work will be on show for you to look at. Please come and join us for this special occasion. Rev. Robert Cotton, Chairman of Governors.

Sport

Year 6 B & C Netball v Tormead School
Date: Tuesday 7th February
Time: After school - 5pm - Parents to help with lifts
Venue: Tormead School, Cranley Road, GU1 2JD

Dodgeball - Guildford Primary Schools Tournament
Date: Tuesday 7th February
Time: 4.15pm - 5.30pm - Parents to help with lifts
Venue: Boxgrove Primary School, Boxgrove Lane, GU1 2TD

Follow us on Twitter: @HTPDSport

Internet Safety:
There is a video available which deals with “Social Media and the Family” which some parents may wish to watch.  The link is:  https://vimeo.com/200469883?ref=em-share

Menu - Week 2


HTSC News

Quiz & Curry Night - Saturday 25 February 7pm
Back by popular demand, HT’s annual sell out Quiz Night. Come along and pit your wits against the brightest and best brains of Guildford. Once again the questions have been set by the master of all things quizzical Michael Tame (Geraldine's other half).
Tickets are £12.50 each to include a delicious Curry from Rajdoot in Burpham. There will be a fully stocked bar and post curry chocolate together with a fun raffle. Get your team together or come along and make up a team on the night - maximum of 10 people per team, everyone welcome. For all that have experienced the HT quiz night it promises to be another really fun night out, and a great way to fundraise for the school.

To order tickets please send in cash or cheques made payable to HTSC in an envelope to the HT office. On the envelope please clearly specify how many tickets you require, if you have any specific dietary requirements together with the name and class of your child.

Spring Term Cake Sales
The spring term cake sales are now underway – thank you to everyone who has baked cakes so far. There are four more sales this term, so please send in cakes/biscuits on your year group’s day (see below). No nuts please. The children love the cake sales so please do try and send cakes so that there are enough to go around.

The cakes are sold to the children from the relevant year group during school time in the afternoon. We suggest you send your child in with £1 to buy cakes. If there are any cakes left over, we sell them after school. Please look out for emails from your class reps asking for help with your year group’s cake sale.

Cake sale dates:
Individual year cake sales will be held on the dates below. Any leftover cakes will then be sold to the rest of the school at 3.15.
Year 4 - Friday 24 February
Year 3 - Friday 3 March
Year 5/6 – Friday 10 March
Year 3/4 – Friday 17 March

Sainsbury's Gift Card Scheme
We have an immediate vacancy to run the Sainsbury's gift card scheme, which is a very satisfying job as it raises around £2,000 for HTSC each year. It takes approximately 1-1.5 hours per month to maintain the scheme with a few extra hours to finalise accounts with the HTSC Treasurer at the end of the year. Please contact Carrie Witts (carriewitts@gmail.com) or Ros Vickerman (jrvickerman@yahoo.co.uk) if you are interested in taking this on – thank you in advance!

Save the Date

HTPD Annual Fun Run - Sunday 21 May 2017 - Shalford Park
The HTPD Fun Run is back. This year it will take place at Shalford Park. Organisation of a bigger and better event is well under way and this year we are looking forward to the launch of the parents and teachers 5k run. Dust off those trainers and please put the date in the diary for what we hope will be another fantastic family event.

HT Summer Fair – Friday 30th June, 6pm – 8pm


Santiago Quartet Concert in aid of St Mary’s Bell Fund and Mind (for better mental health), Friday 17 February, 7.30pm at St Mary’s Church, Quarry Street, Guildford GU1 3UA. Featuring works by Astor Piazzolla, Will Todd and Eric Clapton. Tickets £10/£5 concessions – available on the door or in advance via email info@santiagoquartet.co.uk

An exclusive evening with Santiago Quartet
, Saturday 25 February, St Catherine’s School, Bramley, doors open 7pm, concert begins at 7.30pm – in aid of Oakleaf (making life work with mental illness). Guaranteed to be a lovely evening featuring contemporary Latin American Music and the Quartet’s unique work with composer Will Todd – more info at www.santiagoquartet.co.uk. Tickets £10 per person, available from Guildford Tourist Information Centre, 01483 444334 or online at www.visitguildford.com.