Junior 19/7/13

19 July 2013

Dear Parents

One of our parents Charles Wiles runs the company below and has very kindly donated computer equipment to us. I think parents will be interested in the information he has sent me.

Huntzz Ltd. recently gave some Kindles for the children to use in school, and to celebrate the launch of their Guildford treasure hunts, up until Saturday 3rd August, Huntzz Ltd. is donating all profits from £9.99 memberships to the school.

The £9.99 Membership gives you lifetime free access to their growing list of mobile treasure hunts that make if more fun and educational for you and your children to discover historic places and museums in the UK and abroad. You can watch the video of the piece that BBC Click did on Huntzz here and see a full list of their growing hunts hereThe Guildford treasure hunt is an enjoyable two hour activity on the high street learning about Guildford's fascinating history.

To buy a Huntzz membership simply search for "Huntzz" in the Apple App Store or Google Play, install the basic free app on your iPhone or Android device and buy a "£9.99 Gold Membership" through an in-app purchase.  Be sure to purchase your membership before Sat 3 August ... in fact why not do it now!  And feel free to tell your friends and family too, all profit from membership purchased before 3 August will be donated to the school. Huntzz Ltd is run by HTS parent Charles Wiles, so feel free to email him at charles@huntzz.com if you have any questions.

I think it’s great and will be good fun to do in the holidays!

We will be having another Newsletter on Wednesday 24th July when I will be giving a review of this up and down term.

With best wishes, Richard 

Events happening week commencing Monday, 22nd July
Monday 22nd – Church Service – Holy Trinity Church 1.45pm, parents welcome especially for walking to and from church
Year 6 BBQ on Tuesday, 23rd July 6-8pm.
School closes Wednesday, 24th July at 1.45pm.

School re-opens on Wednesday, 4th September at 8.40am.

Teaching Assistant Positions
We are looking for 2 Special Needs TA's to start working within the Holy Trinity Pewley Down Federation in September. One position is for 30 hours and the other will be fewer hours, but at this point we are unable to determine the exact number of hours required for the second position. If you are interested, please contact Bev Reed on bevr@holytrinity.surrey.sch.uk for an Application Form. All completed application forms to be received by 24 July!

School Lunches
From September, the price of school lunches at both sites will be £2.30 – a 10p increase, less than 5%. Food and other costs have gone up astronomically and our catering service needs to break even. The lunch offering is of a high standard and most would agree that this is still very good value.

 

 

PTA (HTSC) Reminders

HTPD Business Directory
HTSC (HT PTA) is launching a new initiative to help to raise funds for the school whilst also helping the parent community to promote their business. We will be launching the HTPD Business Directory by the end of term. It will have a dedicated area on the website and be divided into different categories in alphabetical order – e.g. Accounting and Financial Services, Childminding, Cleaning Services, Gardening, IT Services, Legal Services, Marketing, Painting & Decorating, Photography etc.  A company or sole trader can have their organisation’s name, telephone number and website address mentioned – we are not able to include company logos.

Any parent who currently has or previously had a child at HTPD is eligible to include their details in our directory – for an introductory fee of £10 per school year (sign up by end term July 24th).  Please note, this is a business listing - and the school is not endorsing or recommending any of the businesses listed – but hopefully it will generate work for our parent community.

If you would like your business to be included in the directory, please download and fill out the attached form and leave it, with the payment, at the school office. We’d like to get this up and running before the end of term – and anyone who pays before then will be eligible to keep their business listing on the website until July 2014. Any questions, please email Vanessa@wigwampr.com 

Barney Stemp, 6ST, has gained an Orange Belt at Judo (with Pete Sweetenham), the highest anyone has reached since our Judo After School Club started.  Well done Barney!

Lost/Found
Lost – Magnifying glass! Precious family heirloom brought in for the Great Exhibiton – we will be in big trouble if we don’t return it to Grandma – please hand in to reception if found, thank you.

Menu for next week

Free to a good home!
In good condition, a hamster cage and equipment.  Please call 01483 574671.

Out grown school uniform and sleeping bags
If you have any school uniform which does not bear the HT logo (polo shirts, trousers, skirts, shorts, cardigans, jumpers etc.) that your child has out grown, but which still has some wear in it, please consider donating it to Guildford Action for Families, Guildford. Action for Families is part of Guildford Action a local charity, and supports families in our community with a range of issues involving the upbringing of children and aims to maximise the potential of every child. Guildford Action also supports the homeless, and would be grateful to receive any unwanted but useable sleeping bags. 

A box into which you can place any donations will be in reception until the last day of term and thereafter you can donate direct to Charlie McCafferty at Guildford Action, Woodlands Road, Slyfield Green, Guildford, GU1 1RN (office situated above the Furniturelink Project).  Thank you.

Girls Bike for Sale pink ‘Molly’ bike for 3-6 years £10. Please call/text Clare 07748 920407.

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