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Infant 18/7/14

18 July 2014

Dear Parents,
 
It was a real joy to have the dedication of the Chapel this Thursday. The theme of the service was the pilgrimage of life and we welcomed the Bishop of Dorking to formally dedicate the building. Will Todd, who is one of our parents, as well as being one of the nation’s top classical/choral composer, had written a setting of Psalm 150 especially for the occasion. I will hope to attach a sound file of the children singing it to next Wednesday’s newsletter. Our stained glass artist, Kathy Shaw-Urlich, was there and her windows set the pilgrimage theme for us. 
 
In the afternoon we had planned for the infants to come and join in the dedication, but I felt it was just too hot for walking from and back to Pewley Down. Instead they will be coming on Tuesday afternoon, prior to a whole federation joint assembly on the Downs. Clare Brunet has prepared some fun and meaningful activities for them.
 
This morning I had the privilege of telling the story of the Lost Sheep to the infants – it highlighted how we really matter to God as the unique, wonderful person he has made us. The Chapel celebrates that uniqueness, as well as our corporate worship and coming together.
 
The Chapel is used for so many great activities each week, including dance, drama, year group and house meetings, educational gymnastics and boogie pump dancing, as well as Kate Webster’s great ballet lessons. I hope it will continue to be used for the wider community.
 
Along with the newsletter, we are also posting the written reports from the two Inspections which we have recently had at Holy Trinity.
 
I do hope you have a great weekend and enjoy the sunshine and dodge the thunderstorms!
 
With best wishes, Richard

School finishes at 1.30 pm on Wednesday 23 July and re-opens on Wednesday 3 September for Years 1 and 2 (Thursday 4 September for Year R).
 
Open Afternoon YR & Y1, Monday 21 July
Don’t forget the informal open afternoon on Monday, 1.30 – 3.00 pm.
 
Whole School Photo
Please return order forms by Monday 21 July. Photos will be ready for collection in September.  
 
Outdoor Working Party, Saturday 19 July – has now been cancelled.
 
Break-time fruit
Children may bring in their own fruit for break-time on Tuesday and Wednesday next week. We will only receive fruit from the School Fruit and Veg scheme until Monday. 
 
Library Books
We are missing a large number of library books. Please have a good look around at home and return any library books by next Monday 21 July – no matter how long you may have had them! 
 
Lost Property
We have a large amount of lost property at the moment. Please check the lost property box outside the lower entrance doors over the next few days for any missing items. 
 
PUPS
Sadly, at the end of this term, Alison Swinerd (PUPS Manager) will be leaving Pewley to start a new venture. Alison has worked at Pewley for 12 years building up and running the after-school provision, including the time when PUPS was a separate entity. During this time she has nurtured and supported many, many children in her care.  If you would like to make a contribution to a leaving gift, please leave your donation at either the Pewley or Holy Trinity office by Monday afternoon.
 
We are pleased to announce that we have employed one of our teaching assistants, Sam Andrews, a qualified play worker, to manage PUPS from September. Please note that there will be no changes to the way that PUPS operates and that you may continue to make bookings for PUPS and PUPS+ on the same basis next year. Please continue to email requests to pups@pewleydown.surrey.sch.uk.
 
Breakfast Club,
There will be no Breakfast Club on the first day of the autumn term, Wednesday 3 September.
 
 
 
FOPS News
 
Class Reps and FOPS
Thank you to those who have offered to be Class Reps for Willow Class next year – Nicci Holliday, Cat Allan and Layla Johnson. So far we do not have any Class Reps for Hazel, Oak, Beech, Chestnut and Walnut. If your child is in one of these classes next year, please consider volunteering. We also need someone to take on the role of Chair of FOPS next year. If you are interested in any of these roles, please speak to Emily Bourke (who would love to hear from you!).
 
 
 
Piano Lessons at Pewley Down
One or two slots available for the Autumn term 2014. Music reading and basic theory taught. A fun introduction to playing the piano. Beginners very welcome. Contact David Hyde on 01483 237141 or via email on waggydee@btinternet.com.
 
Menu for week beginning Monday 21 July
Mon:            Hot Dog or Veggie Hot Dog, Broccoli, Mixed Vegetables; Chocolate Chip Cake
Tues:            Fish Fingers or Vegetable Lasagne, Peas, Baked Beans; Ice Cream with Fruit Sauce
Weds:            Party Packed Lunch on the Field
 
Rosamund Garden - your local community Garden on Longdown Road, Pewley Down, GU4 8PP
This garden is run and tended by a small group of enthusiastic gardeners.  They'd love more local people, including families and children, to join them in caring for this fast growing (literally!) garden on Friday mornings from 10am to 1pm.  Please pop along to help, or buy produce, during the Summer holidays and beyond.  For further information (the garden boasts a lovely story and heritage!), refer to the website http://www.rosamundgarden.org or contact Joanna on  jaz1947@hotmail.com.  And please pass the word on…! 
 
Albury Eagles Girls Football team
We are looking to build upon the success of last year’s girls football at Albury Eagles and expand the setup going into the new season. We are looking for new girls with an interest in football to join us! We have recruited an external coach, Jack Sollis from Kickstart Coaching UK for the new season. Albury will be taking girls from ages 7 to 12 this coming season, which is Year 2 to Year 7. Football training will be as last year, on a Sunday morning from 9:15am to 10:30am at Tillingbourne school. The first session will be on Sunday 7th Sept. For enquiries please contact either:
Jack Sollis : kickstart-coaching.uk@outlook.com      07748406647
Steve Pritchard : Stephen_pritchard@hotmail.co.uk        07710 422717
and we will assist you with signing on