HTPD 19/01/18

19 January 2018

Dear Parents,

We’re starting to make plans for this term’s Fluffy Friday which is on Friday 2nd February. Thank you to all the parents who have already been in touch to offer to run activities or help out. It promises to be an excellent day! Do put the date in your diary and consider joining us for some or all of the day. Just let your child’s teacher know if you can come along. There’s a whole range of different ways to help out.

I was so encouraged to meet with many of our parent volunteers this week. Over the course of 4 meetings, I spoke with over 50 helpers. How fantastic to have such an amazing team of willing people who help improve what we can offer each and every day to all the children at HTPD. We talked through the ways the school ensures that children are safe and well cared for. Do look at the child protection section of our website if you have any questions about this vital area of school life.

Year 5 today have visited the Neasden Hindu Temple as part of their RE curriculum. It’s an amazing place and the hospitable welcome extended to visitors is admirable. The beauty of the place always provokes a response of awe and wonder. Similarly, Year 2 walked to the Wild Place earlier in the week and considered things that made them say “Wow!” – the teachers were delighted by the children’s detailed pondering! Noticing the markings on a twig, feeling the cold wind on their faces, and scrunching through fallen leaves all led to exclamations of joy. It was a great way to see “Heaven in the moment.” How lovely to find beauty in such simple things!

With best wishes
Clare


INFANT

Decathlon Competition
Thank you to everyone who voted on-line for our entries in the Decathlon competition. We were very pleased to win the 1st prize of sporting equipment worth £500 and a sports event!

Cooking Club
A reminder that cooking for Group 1 will start on Tuesday 23 January.

Fluffy Friday, 2 February
Look out for choice forms for Years 1 and 2 coming home in book bags on Monday. They should be returned by next Friday 26th. Year R will be doing their own special activities in their classrooms.

Lost
Dan Delves, Chestnut, lost his school shoes after football yesterday. They are named, Clarks black school shoes with ‘goal’written on them.

Menu: (week 3 beginning 22 January).
This menu is also available on the website under the Weekly News tab.

Please see FOPS News below ……


JUNIOR

Reminders:

On-line safety workshops for parents, Wednesday 7 February, 9.30-10.30am, Bushy Hill School
O2 and the NSPCC have joined forces to help children and their families stay safe online and, as part of this mission, they are running free online safety workshops for parents and carers. They will be hosting a workshop at Bushy Hill Junior School (Sheeplands Avenue, Merrow, Guildford GU1 2SG) on 7 February. Bushy Hill are kindly inviting parents and carers of children from other schools. If you would like to attend please RSVP by 26 January by contacting the office at Bushy Hill – 01483 598544 or office@bushyhilljs.net.

The Parenting Puzzle, Wednesdays 17, 24, 31 January 21, 28 February & 7 March, 7.30-9.30pm
A 6-week course that encourages parents and carers to enjoy bringing up children and get the best out of family life. It offers many positive, practical ways of guiding children so they learn how to manage both their feelings and their behaviour. Suitable for parents with children 3-12 year old. The course takes place at Riverside 3 & 4 at The Millmead Centre. There are a limited number of places, so it will be necessary to book your place and attend all the sessions. Please sign up at the Church Information Point or contact the Church Office on 01483 575008 or office@guildfordbaptist.org.

RGS Maths tutoring
The pupils from RGS will commence their maths tutoring on Monday, 22nd January.

Guildford Primary Schools Music Association will release tickets for their concert on 21st March, 2018 on Thursday, 8th February. Prices will be £8.50 + 50p Booking Fee for adults.

Diary Date for January:

Tuesday, 23rd January Year 4 visit London Science Museum
Please refer to the website or updated copies of the Spring Clubs List available at the office.

Cancelled Clubs


No Drama Club on Thursday 25th January

Mondays - NO TAG RUGBY UNTIL 29th JANUARY & NO YEAR 4 NETBALL UNTIL 29th JANUARY

Year 4 netball on Monday, 22nd January – XC
Year 5 netball on Tuesday, 23rd January – Fixture

Sport Fixtures

Years 5 & 6 XC at Send Junior School
Date: Monday 22nd January
Time: 3.30pm - 4.15pm - Parents to help with lifts
Venue: Send Junior School, Send Barns Lane, Send, GU23 7BS

Year 5 A & B Netball v Queen Eleanor’s

Date: Tuesday 23rd January
Time: 3.15am - 4.45pm - Parents to help with lifts
Venue: Queen Eleanor's, Queen Eleanor's Road, GU2 7SD

Laura Sutton
HTPD Sports Co-ordinator


FOPS News

The HTPD Great Masquerade Ball (Saturday 3 March)
Tickets on sale from Friday 2 February – Application form below!
We are excited to announce that tickets will go on sale for this fabulous evening from 8.40am on Friday 2 February. In the past tickets have sold out on the day so make sure you bring it on time!

The tickets are priced at £55 each to include:
7pm – Drinks reception with a welcome glass of prosecco

7.30pm - Three Course Dinner 
9.30pm - Live Auction (Silent Auction all evening) 

10pm - Disco
1am - Carriages 

Venue: The Harbour Hotel, Guildford
Dress code: Black Tie (masks optional!)
 
The ticket application form is available HERE and was also sent out via Parentmail earlier today. Please hand in your ticket application (together with payment) to either Pewley or HT offices from 8.40am on Friday 2 February. Forms will not be accepted any earlier than that time. Tickets will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. It is also possible to pre-order wine for the evening, please also indicate this on the form.
 
You can purchase single tickets or, if you prefer, put together a table of 10. If you have bought individual tickets and would like to sit on a table with other parents from your class/year, please contact Ros Vickerman (rosalindvickerman@yahoo.com) or Carrie Witts (carriewitts@gmail.com).  

We are looking for auction prizes! The type of things you can’t usually buy are often the best, so please have a think if you have a skill you could contribute. Think outside the box – private tuition, music lessons, personal training, a holiday home, doing someone’s odd jobs, behind stage tours, celebrity signed shirts, a special cake, providing a Birthday party, a beauty treatment, chauffeuring, tour of fire/police station or other interesting place of work…. Please contact Laura if you think you might be able to help: laurasabster@yahoo.co.uk

Christmas play DVDs
Thanks to everyone who ordered a copy of the DVDs. Look out for these in your book bags next week.

Playground sales/cake sales
Chestnut class have their cake sale on January 26th - please remember to bring in some cash to support the sale

Year Group Social Events
Year 2
Tuesday 23rd Jan: Coffee morning at House of Fraser Caffe Nero, straight after drop off
Tuesday 6th Feb: Tapas night at All Bar One (£20 for 4 plates of tapas and a bottle of wine), 7.30pm
Friday 2nd March: Coffee morning, venue TBC, straight after drop off
Thurs 22nd March: Drinks at Ye Olde Ship Inn (Jura's parents' pub) on Portsmouth Road, 7.30pm onwards

Year 1
Friday 26th January: Coffee morning at Eloise’s (Oliver C mum) house, after drop off

Reception
Thursday 25 January tbc – evening drinks (check class email for full details)
Friday 9th Feb: Coffee morning,venue tbc

Don’t forget you can find out more about what’s happening by visiting us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FOPSFriendsofPewleyDownSchool/


HTSC News

The HTPD Great Masquerade Ball (Saturday 3 March) – Tickets on sale from Friday 2 February – Application form below!

We are excited to announce that tickets will go on sale for this fabulous evening from 8.40am on Friday 2 February!

The tickets are priced at £55 each to include:
7pm – Drinks reception with a welcome glass of prosecco
7.30pm - Three Course Dinner
9.30pm - Live Auction (Silent Auction all evening)
10pm - Disco
1am - Carriages

Venue: The Harbour Hotel, Guildford
Dress code: Black Tie (masks optional!)

The ticket application form is available HERE and was also sent out via parentmail earlier today. On previous occasions, tickets for this event have sold out very quickly, so make sure that you hand in your ticket application (with payment) to either Pewley or HT offices in good time. Application forms will not be accepted before 8.40am on Friday 2 February. Tickets will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. It is also possible to pre-order wine for the evening, please also indicate this on the form.

You can purchase single tickets or, if you prefer, put together a table of 10. If you have bought individual tickets and would like to sit on a table with other parents from your class/year, please contact Ros Vickerman (rosalindvickerman@yahoo.com) or Carrie Witts (carriewitts@gmail.com).

HTSC Meeting
The first HTSC meeting of 2018 is scheduled for next Thursday 25 January at Rogues from 8pm. We will be planning for the Spring Term and beyond. All welcome.

Cake Sales
The spring term cake sales are now underway - kicked off by Year 6 today - thank you! There will be five more sales this term, so please send in cakes/biscuits, things like fairy cakes/flapjacks etc 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:
Year 5 - Friday 26 January
Year 4 - Friday 2 February
Year 3 - Friday 9 February
Year 5/6 – Friday 2 March
Year 3/4 – Friday 9 March.