Junior 28/3/13

28 March 2013

Dear Parents,

At the end of the term I want to say a big thank you to you all for making my job so pleasant and rewarding, and for all the volunteering which is greatly helping the children to make great strides in progress. You are just such a great group to work with, unfailingly helpful, understanding and co-operative. Children benefit so much from the efforts of parents working directly with them. This is particularly true in the many reading groups and also in encouraging your children to take part in Mathletics. By the way, we are already seeing a real correlation between Mathletics and progress in classroom maths.

We all enjoyed our Easter Service at Holy Trinity Church yesterday. It was the last service when we were led by Judy Dickinson’s excellent and sensitive playing, and the first service where our boys’ choirs performed a medley of love songs to round off our theme for the term, which was “learn to love”. The service focussed on the words of St. Paul to the Romans, “Nothing can separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus. Rosie and I mentioned several things which may try to separate us, and agreed that in all circumstances we can be sure of God’s love for us. This is the true heart of the Easter message, that through Jesus’s dying and rising again, God shows his consistent, unconditional love.

Do have a very happy Easter and enjoy the break. Let’s hope for some warmer weather!

With best wishes, Richard

Events for week commencing Monday, 15th April:
Monday, 15th April at 8.40am - Start of Summer Term.
Thursday, 18th April - Public Speaking auditions for Years 3 – 6.

Reminder:
Wednesday, 24th April - Swimming lessons begin for 3S and 4J.

House Public Speaking will be held in House assembly on the first Thursday back after the holidays. The subject this year is: What is more important - the winning or the taking part? If children would like to enter, they should prepare a short speech discussing the question, to last for 1 - 2 minutes.

Dodgeball - What a brilliant day we had at the inaugural school Dodgeball competition held at Cobham yesterday. Our team of ten boys and girls from years 5 and 6 played 9 matches in total winning 8 of them to get through to the final where they eventually came second and received silver medals. Well done to everyone involved. Click here for pictures.

School Clubs
Please follow this link for the Summer term clubs.

Packed school Lunches: we will be starting packed lunches at school from the 16th of April. We will be offering various filled sandwiches; a drink; a biscuit or cake; a fruit or vegetable sticks. Please let the kitchen know in writing if you prefer your child to have a hot dinner. Thank you.

 


PTA (HTSC) News

Next Meetings:
Tuesday 23rd April
Thursday 9th May
Wednesday 12th June
All in the Staff Room at 8pm, please come along it’s always lovely to see some new faces.

HTSC Barn Dance & Beer Tasting – Saturday 18th May
Come and join us for a fun evening. Details to follow after the holidays.

Summer Fair – Friday 5th July
We are looking for volunteers to help organise the summer fair. Please contact Caroline Swift caroline@swifts.me.uk if you are able to help. Thanks.

Sainsbury's Voucher scheme
Please note that the new contact for the Sainsbury's Voucher scheme is Rosalind Moss. If you wish to become a part of this fantastic fund raising scheme for the school, or simply want to amend your existing order, please email her at simbil@btinternet.com or phone 01483 546487. Thanks.


Lost
Summer Bown in 4M lost a named, Nightingale sweatshirt 2 weeks ago. Please would you check to see if you have the correct shirt or maybe check your bags? Thank you.

THANKYOU! to everyone who helped make our Charity Quiz Night such a huge success. We raised a total of £1051 which completely exceeded our expectations and our fundraising target with still 3 months to go until the big hike! All the money going to Caring Matters Now will make a real difference and we really appreciate your generosity and support. Susanna and Jeremy Hoar.

New Club - BoogiePumps will be starting at Holy Trinity after the holidays on a Wednesday afternoon. Click here for details.

There is also the new Amazing Art Club which will take place on Tuesday's after school club: Make Magical Maps, Paper Boats, Soaring Kites, stitch Beautiful Books and more with artist and inspiring teacher Sophie Artemis Pitt www.sophieartemispitt.com. Please see her website for gallery of children’s work from Watts Gallery, Painshill and the Lightbox. Maximum 12 spaces so book early. £140 for 10 weeks: sessions run Tuesdays 3.30 – 5.15pm at Holy Trinity School. The Club runs from 23rd April – 2nd July (half term 28th May). Year 5 pay for 9 weeks if they are on the Brenscombe Farm trip. For more details or to book your place please contact 07855 622303/ 01483 577916 (evenings) or email sophieartemispitt@gmail.com

St Martha's Easter Fun Day - Easter Monday (1st April) 2-4p.m. Christ Church and St Martha's are holding an Easter Fun Day at St Martha's Church on Easter Monday. We will be serving free refreshments and holding an Easter Egg Hunt from 10.30 in the morning until 4.30 in the afternoon. The main children's activities start at 2pm with face painting, Easter crafts and lots, lots more. Everything is free so please join us at the church, whatever the weather! For further information please call Jeremy Hoar (Martha 5A, Elspeth 3MG) 07942 825798.

Year 4 Mums’ Night Out! Come and join us on Thursday, 2nd May at Jo Clarks in the High Street.

Mike Warrington (Father to Sophie 6M, Isabella 4N and Jamie in Hazel) is running the London Marathon on Sunday 21st April. He’s running for 2 amazing local charities, Brain Injury Group -(http://www.braininjurygroup.org.uk/Pages/HowardsStory.aspx) and Shooting Star Chase (http://www.shootingstarchase.org.uk/) and would be thrilled if you were able to help them by donating using the following link: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/mikewarr,

For Sale: bunk bed suitable for a girl’s bedroom – lilac and white wood! £150 including mattresses. Please call Bev on 892 712.

Menu - Week commencing 15th April