• Due to last minute changes, places available in Year R - get in touch for info.

Infant 12/5/15

12 June 2015

Dear Parents

Today we celebrated Ruth’s (at Pewley Down) Birthday. Ruth is one of those rare people who has the gift of making everyone feel valued and happy. She has a natural empathy and compassion which extends to both children and adults. As well as fronting the reception area at the infants, Ruth also knows and cares about all the children. She also works as my P.A.; organising my diary and fixing my appointments, doing her level best to make sure I see the right people at the right time in the right School – quite a task! It has been a real privilege for me working with her.

I would like to clear up a bit of misinformation. Firstly, the tale of the two Toms! Tom Paulton is a trainee teacher at Kingston University, currently doing a teaching practice in year five. When he has qualified, he hopes to be working in a Special School for Children with learning difficulties. The other is Tom Everard, who trained as a teacher here, about 6 years ago. Since then he has worked at Pirbright Junior School, currently in year six. This Tom has been appointed as a teacher in year six, who will also be responsible for assessment throughout the School. So the Tom in year five is a different person from the Tom that has been appointed to our full time teaching staff.

This is a very busy time of year and during this time we will be celebrating the careers and contributions of the staff who are leaving, as well welcoming great new members to our exciting and highly skilled team. This is a time of changes for Clare and  me but both of us are completely aware of God’s guiding hand upon the work and future of Holy Trinity Pewley Down.

With best wishes, Richard


School closes at 12.00 on Friday 19 June (Inset Day).

Healthy Week, from Monday 15th

You should have received a letter about the skipping workshop, one of the Healthy Week activities. Please return your order forms to the school office.
Don’t forget that children should come to school in their PE Kit and trainers every day next week.

E-Safety Meeting, Tuesday 16 June, 2pm, Holy Trinity
A reminder that the meeting on e-safety will take place on Tuesday at 2pm in The Chapel at Holy Trinity (further details in the ParentMail which went out yesterday). All parents are very welcome to attend. You will hear from Rob Ellis, an e-learning specialist with many years' experience both in the use of technology in education and in safeguarding issues.

Mufti, Friday 26 June
Children should come to school in mufti (home clothes) on Friday 26 June which is the donation day for the Summer Fair (more details in the FOPS section below). This will be a mufti day for years R, 1 and 2 only.

Year 1 Football Festival
Some of the children in Year 1 have had an exciting morning representing the school at the Football Festival at Surrey Sports Park. The team did very well playing a series of games against other local schools.

Recycle Challenge
This week Recycle Man has challenged Oak Class to use any kind of plastic (eg bags, cutlery, bottles) to create something fun or useful. Please bring your creations into school on Thursday or Friday.

Dates for your diary:
Monday 29 June: School closed – mid-summer holiday.
Wednesday 8 July: Sports Day at 9.15am
Thurs 9 & Fri 10 July: Y2 transition days at HT
Monday 13 July: Open afternoon, 1.30pm
Wednesday 15 July: Richard’s Leaving Picnic, 12.00-2.00pm on the downs (whole school, parents also welcome). Parents are then invited for Tea & Cake, 2.30pm at HT.
Friday 17 July: Year 2 trip to the beach and BBQ

FOPS

Summer Fair - Donation day Friday 26 June
Our Summer Fair will be held on 5 July 2015. This is always a lovely afternoon of fun, games and food on the school field, which has previously raised a significant amount of money for the school. We hope you will join us. To make it a success, we need your help please and we are asking you to donate items for the stalls:
• Booty Bags– Please fill a small size sandwich bag with sweets, chocolates and small toys (left overs from party bags are great) and tie it will a ribbon. Please make sure that the Booty Bags are unisex and do not contain nuts or anything which could be dangerous for small children such as boiled sweets or marbles. These are very popular, so please make as many as possible. For more details check out “Help! What’s A Booty Bag?” on the PTA page of the school website.
• Bottles for the Bottle Tombola – Any bottle from olive oil to bubble bath, from squash to champagne. The more the merrier!
• Good quality second hand books and toys.
Please bring all donations and leave them in the boxes in the playground on Friday 26 June, which will also be a Mufti Day for the children. Thank you for your support.

Lost
Nassia Koukoutsidou, Hazel Class, has lost her black, fluorescent dinosaur bottle – it is named.

Chit Chat - English Conversation
Chit Chat is a place for foreign residents of Guildford to: Practice English Conversation, find out about life in Guildford, ask questions, make friends and enjoy refreshments (young children are welcome) in St Mary's Church, Quarry Street, Guildford. Wednesday mornings during term time 9.30 am - 11 am (last meeting is 15 July, starts again 2 Sept) For further information please contact: snashallsusan@gmail.com or 07885-116161.

Support The Nepal Earthquake Appeal
International Yoga Day in the Country - Sunday 21st June 2015 - Nurscombe, Bramley, GU5 0DB (4 miles South of Guildford) 8 am - 5 pm (Open for all after 3.30 pm for talks and singing)
Try some different Yoga styles Shivananda and Ashtanga. Indian lunch cooked by Surrey Spice - www.surreyspice.com. Basic Cost - £20 (includes lunch) further suggested donations to
www.gofundme.com/gnc-nepal-equake To book and for further information, please contact: Puran Bhardwaj - Tel: 01483-304155 Mobile: 07780-701541 Email: puranguide@gmail.com Web: www.guildofyoga.com

Menu for week beginning Monday 15 June
Mon: Spaghetti with Bolognese or Margarita Sauce; Date Sponge with Custard
Tues: Chicken or Vegetable Paella; Semolina with Peach Sauce
Weds: Roast Pork or Leek & Pasta Bake, Roast Potatoes; Vanilla Ice Cream with Fresh Fruit
Thurs: Fish Fingers & Chips or Vegetable Curry & Rice; Carrot Cake
Fri: School closes at 12.00
Available daily: A selection of seasonal vegetables, salads and bread. Yoghurt, milk and fresh fruit.