Infant 14/3/14

14 March 2014

Dear Parents

We are very pleased that we will soon have three beautiful and interesting stained glass windows in the Chapel. We have recently welcomed Kathy Shaw-Urlich to the school who is creating and making the windows. This is being done thanks to generous donations from Holy Trinity Church and Christ Church as well as a family, long connected with the school. Kathy has done a good deal of local research for the windows which represent the Father, Son and Spirit of the Holy Trinity. Many other motifs including the PD kite and the HT star will be present.

This week Kathy worked with a group of gifted artists from year 3-6. They jointly produced their ideas for the windows and made them together. They have done a wonderful job and these will form part of our exhibition at the official opening of the Chapel towards the end of June. You can see them now in the upper gallery of the Chapel. The windows which the children made are going to be hung in the forum.

Kathy has finished her design for the final windows for the Chapel and is currently getting the glass and lead together to make the windows. She will be doing this in the art room and children will be able to see the project evolving. We are so grateful to Kathy for all her enthusiasm, talent and skill. We will have a lasting piece of art which will hopefully lift the spirits of many children for many years to come.

I am hugely grateful to five parents who have become governors of the school. They are Femke Perry, Vanessa Taylor, Alistair Williams, Susen Anderson and Katie Larkin. They will be in post from April 1st. They bring a wealth of talent and experience to our already great group of governors. It will also be very good to have two new governors who will bring an international dimension.

With best wishes
Richard


Sport Relief, Friday 21 March
All children should come to school in their PE kit (trainers, joggers/shorts, PE t-shirt, sweatshirt and a coat) next Friday and bring in their sponsorship forms.  Further details and the forms went out last Friday but extra copies are available from the office.  Year R will be cycling and may bring their own named bike or scooter and helmet if they wish.

Sport Relief wrist bands are still available from the office - £1 each. 

Fluffy Friday, 28 March
Please return your choices for Fluffy Friday by next Tuesday 18th.  

Assembly
Next week we will be practising Gentleness which is the last of the Fruit of the Spirit attributes we have been looking at in assembly 

Teacher-led clubs – changes.

There are two more weeks of teacher-led clubs.  For these two weeks, JTLYK, Book and Drama clubs will  take place on a Wednesday instead of a Tuesday.  Newspaper club will take place on a Tuesday rather than a Wednesday.

HTPD Prayer Group, Thursday 20 March
The date of our next meeting is Thursday 20th, 9-9.30 am at Emma Laporte’s house – contact Emma for details – emmalaporte@hotmail.com.  All welcome!

A note from Nicola:
Just a personal ‘thank you’ from me to all the parents who donated towards or bought lovely gifts for the baby. Though I am really looking forward to putting my feet up, I am really going to miss your children as they make each day special and unique. I hope you all have a lovely rest of the term and Easter holidays and I will see you soon. Nicola.

FOPS NEWS

March March Ball
A fantastic evening was had last Saturday at the Mad March Ball.  We estimate that we have raised about £9,000 to be split between the junior and infant sites.  Thank you to all those who supported the event by donating auction and raffle prizes, buying tickets and bidding in the auction.  The money raised from the raffle and the heads and tails game will be split between muscular dystrophy and cancer charities.

Lost:
Rufus Bourke (Oak Class) has lost his black North Face coat with distinctive yellow zip (size XS). It is named. It was probably left in HT playground on Tuesday.

James Gluyas (Walnut Class) has lost a GAP hat (burgundy with blue on the front).

Found:
DVD boxed set of ‘The Borrowers’ found in Addison Road. Please contact the Pewley Down office.

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