• HTSC Bingo Night - Saturday 7 October - Tickets on sale now!

Infant 27/3/15

27 March 2015

Dear Parents,

Our whole school service for Easter took place on Wednesday afternoon. All your children from both schools packed into Holy Trinity church, altogether we were a congregation of 650! The singing was great with our reception children leading the way in the Palm Sunday song “Hosanna Hosanna”. A real high point was a really moving dramatisation of Jesus’ resurrection which Cheryl had directed with children from year 5. It really was a stunning moment and I would like to put a video of it up on our website, but I think it will have to wait until next term. Robert Cotton gave a great message based on the verse, “that nothing can separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus” - he illustrated this with his red braces.

Earlier in the week we had told the Easter story to all of the children in both schools. A highlight in each class was the teacher washing a child’s feet as Jesus did for his disciples at the last supper. This was a moving moment for everyone. I am pleased that our children understand the importance of thinking deeply and pondering big issues.

This week all the children were invited to consider life changing events in their lives. The results were fascinating: happy, sad, unexpected and wonderful.

This Easter it will be great if we can take some time to think about the Jesus story once again and, as we say to the children: “What was the most important part in the story and where are we in the story?”

I do wish you a blessed Easter and a great holiday.
With best wishes, Richard


School re-opens on Monday 13 April.

INSET Day
Please make a note for your diaries that there will be an additional half day INSET for all staff on Friday 19 June. Pewley Down will close at 1200 and Holy Trinity at 1215. There will be no clubs, Clubs+ or PUPS on this day.

End of Term
A big ‘thank you’ to FOPS for organising our end of term Easter Egg Hunt. The children had great fun and they finished the term with a smile. We also enjoyed our trip to Holy Trinity Church on Wednesday for our annual Easter Service. It was good to meet together with the juniors celebrating Jesus’ resurrection. The highlight was a rabbit appearing as if by magic from Sian’s bag. We wish you all a very Happy Easter. Let’s hope the sun shines.

Year 1 Trip to Guildford Castle, Monday 13 April
Children should wear school uniform and weather-appropriate shoes and coats. They will also need a small backpack with a water bottle and a piece of fruit (no other snacks please). If you have kindly volunteered to help, please be at school for 9.00am.

Richard’s Retirement – Save the Date:
Wednesday 15 July: picnic lunch on the downs for all current pupils and parents.
Friday 17 July: celebration at HT, 7-9pm.

Easter Egg Tombola
Thank you to everyone who supported the Easter Egg Tombola organised by the residents of Addison Court. They raised £172 across both schools in aid of Shooting Star Chase Hospice.
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Menu for week beginning Monday 13 April
Mon: Chicken & Leek Fricassee with Pasta or Mixed Bean & Vegetable Wrap; Blackcurrant Sponge with Custard
Tues: Lamb Casserole or Sweet & Sour Roasted Vegetables, Rice; Ginger Cake with Vanilla Sauce
Weds: Roast Turkey or Chickpea & Vegetable Couscous, Roast Potatoes; Fruit Salad with Frozen Yoghurt
Thurs: Cumberland Sausages or Vegetable & Lentil Casserole, Freshly Baked Rolls; Apple Crumble with Custard
Fri: Fish Fingers & Chips or Macaroni Cheese; Banana Cake
Available daily: A selection of seasonal vegetables, salads and bread. Yoghurt, milk and fresh fruit.

FOPS

Bake ‘n’ Stroll: Thank you to all those who came along to the Bake ‘n’ Stroll on Sunday. It was a glorious afternoon on the Downs and we raised £350. Special thanks go to Jenny from Glutton & Glee who dutifully tasted every cake on the table to choose our winners in the Bake Off competition. She was very impressed by both the quantity and the quality of cakes and it was really hard to choose the winners. Well done to our top bakers: Kids’ Cakes & Cookies: 1st - Ivy Young (Chestnut), 2nd – Amelia Jones (Hazel), 3rd – Thomas Birkett (Chestnut); Mum’s Masterpiece – Esmee Jones, Dad’s Delicacies - Steve Gluyas.

Phil the Bag - Wednesday 22 April 2015: Are you planning to clear out your cupboards at home over the Easter holidays? We will be holding a Phil the Bag collection on 22 April. Please drop off any unwanted clothes, shoes, bags, belts, bedding and other textiles by the school car park at drop off on that morning. Donated items must be in wearable condition as they are mostly shipped to African countries where a wholesaler sorts them and sells them to market traders at affordable prices. The school receives money for every kilo donated. If you would like more information about what can be collected or where the donated clothing goes, please see http://www.philthebag.co.uk/faq.html.

HTPD Summer Ball - Saturday 6 June 2015 - 7pm to 1am: The organisation of this year’s HTPD Summer Ball is now in full swing and is promising to be yet another fantastic evening. This year the Ball is being held at The Mandolay Hotel in Guildford, recently awarded a Michelin Star. The evening will start with welcome drinks, followed by a three course meal, an auction, raffle and of course plenty of dancing!!
Last year’s tickets sold out by 9.15 on the day we released them. Therefore, please have a quick read of the following bullet points if you are looking to join us, so not to be disappointed.
• Week Commencing 27 April (exact day to be confirmed in due course): Tickets priced at £50/ head will go on sale to all HT & PD parents @ 9 am.
• Ticket request forms and corresponding cheques MUST be into the relevant school Office that morning. BOOKING FORMS WILL BE SENT OUT AFTER EASTER & WILL BE AVAILABLE ON THE WEBSITE.
• If you wish you can put together a table of ten. Although, this does not have to be the case - if there is 1 or a few of you, whether it's girls, couples or just a mixture of friends - tables will be put together accordingly to create tables of ten. Everyone is welcome.

Year 2 Yearbook
Many thanks to all of you who have already handed in your Yearbook forms. That is a great help. Please could all of you who have still not done so make a huge effort to return them ASAP after the holidays. Your help in this matter will be greatly appreciated. We still need many more photos too so please hunt through your files and find as many as you can. It would be a great reflection of the year if we can have at least one picture of each and every child as well as all the lovely outings and events that the children have attended during their time at Pewley. Here is a reminder of some of the things we are looking for: Sports Days, Nativity Plays, Great Fire of Pewley, The Look Out, Wisley, Farmers Market, St Paul’s Cathedral, Painshill Park, Natural History Museum (once its happened!). You can send them direct to the following email address: pewleyleavers2014@gmail.com. For those of you who didn't receive a form or who need a new one extra copies have been left with Ruth so please grab one from her before we break up for Easter.


After-school tennis club at Pewley Down: Dates: 12 Weeks from Monday 13th April – 13th July (no session on Bank Holiday 4th May & Half-term on May 25th). Times: 3.00-4.00 (tennis session starts at 3.15 following time for a snack and getting changed). Session: Mini-Red Tennis for Years 1 & 2.
Parents can book their child’s place directly online by visiting: https://premiertennis.co.uk/basket/add/360

A Concert for Rowan, 23 May 2015, 7.30pm, Guildford Cathedral: Join over 300 musicians for an extraordinary fund-raising concert for the Rainbow Trust. Singers from Guildford, Salisbury and London will be joined by local children’s choirs and Guildford’s professional orchestra – Southern Pro Musica – for an evening of wonderful music. Tickets £16, £22 and £28 available from www.vivacechorus.org. The Rainbow Trust provides emotional and practical support to families who have a seriously ill child.

Prayer Spaces in Schools, part of 24-7 prayer are looking for a full time administrator in Guildford. Essentially, the role is about catalysing, supporting and encouraging prayer through brilliant administration, clear communications and project management. We need a great communicator, someone with excellent computer literacy expertise and social media talents and who is highly organised. If you are interested please find the job description at
www.24-7prayer.com/data/24-7prayer/downloads/Prayer%20Administrator%20Job%20Spec.pdf. If you are interested, please send an email explaining your connection with 24-7 Prayer and why you’re interested in the role, along with your CV to terri.roberts@24-7prayer.com

Junior 27/3/15

27 March 2015

Dear Parents,

Our whole school service for Easter took place on Wednesday afternoon. All your children from both schools packed into Holy Trinity church, altogether we were a congregation of 650! The singing was great with our reception children leading the way in the Palm Sunday song “Hosanna Hosanna”. A real high point was a really moving dramatisation of Jesus’ resurrection which Cheryl had directed with children from year 5. It really was a stunning moment and I would like to put a video of it up on our website, but I think it will have to wait until next term. Robert Cotton gave a great message based on the verse, “that nothing can separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus” - he illustrated this with his red braces.

Earlier in the week we had told the Easter story to all of the children in both schools. A highlight in each class was the teacher washing a child’s feet as Jesus did for his disciples at the last supper. This was a moving moment for everyone. I am pleased that our children understand the importance of thinking deeply and pondering big issues.

This week all the children were invited to consider life changing events in their lives. The results were fascinating: happy, sad, unexpected and wonderful.

This Easter it will be great if we can take some time to think about the Jesus story once again and, as we say to the children: “What was the most important part in the story and where are we in the story?”

I do wish you a blessed Easter and a great holiday.
With best wishes, Richard


Dates for your diary:
School resumes on Monday 13 April at 8.40am
Wednesday 15 April Swimming Commences for 3J & 4J
Thursday 16 April – Year 3 walk to London Road

INSET Day
Please make a note for your diaries that there will be an additional half day INSET for all staff on Friday 19 June. Pewley Down will close at 1200 and Holy Trinity at 1215. There will be no clubs, Clubs+ or PUPS on this day.

Richard’s Retirement - Save the Date
Wednesday 15 July – picnic lunch on the Downs for all current pupils and parents
Friday 17 July – party at Holy Trinity School – 7pm to 9pm

Tennis
We had a super tennis competition last Friday at Shalford tennis Club in the sunshine. All of our players enjoyed being part of a lovely event and we were very well looked after by the club with tea and cakes! Congratulations to the team who won the competition after a tie-break and they now go through to the County Finals on 1st July.

Tag Rugby
15 teams from across Guildford participated in a fantastically organised event at St. Peter's School, with the year 10 students helping to run the tournament with great enthusiasm and support. Both of our teams did very well winning both the year 5 and year 6 tournaments and the year 6's now progress to the County Tournament on April 15th at Surrey Sports Park. Well done to all of the boys and girls involved. Mike Naisby lost a boot bag at the Tag Rugby tournament if anyone has found it please contact school.

National Schools Biathlon
Good luck to all the children participating in the National Finals at the Olympic Park on Saturday and Sunday.

Netball
Two lovely year 5 matches at Rydes Hill finished off our netball season with a 10-10 draw in a lovely tight match and a 3-1 win.

Summer Clubs
Please do look out for our Summer Clubs Timetable and encourage the children to come along. Clubs will start first week back next term.

Holy Trinity School Community (HTSC) PTA News

HTPD Summer Ball – Saturday 6 June 7pm – 1am

The organisation of this year’s HTPD Summer Ball is now in full swing & is promising to be yet another fantastic evening.
This year the Ball is being held at The Mandolay Hotel in Guildford, recently awarded a Michelin Star. The format for the evening will be, Welcome drinks, 3 Course Meal & Coffee, Auction/Fundraising, Raffle & of course plenty of Dancing!!
Last year’s tickets sold out by 9.15 on the day we released them. Therefore, please have a quick read of the following bullet points if you are looking to join us, so not to be disappointed:
Week commencing 27th April: Tickets priced at £50/ head will go on sale to all HT & PD parents @ 9am – exact day to be confirmed.
• Ticket request forms and corresponding cheques MUST be into the relevant school Office that morning. Booking forms will be sent out after Easter and will be available on the website.
• If you wish you can put together a table of ten – Although, this does not have to be the case - if there is 1 or a few of you, whether it's girls, couples or just a mixture of friends - tables will be put together accordingly to create tables of ten. Everyone is welcome.
What next:
Book your babysitter – Saturday 6 June
Get together with your HTPD friends and organise your table

HT @ Home
Thank you so much for all your enthusiasm for HT @ Home already! Many of us socialise with people we've met via this school, with the friends we make in the class room and at the school gate. In recognition of this, HTSC are encouraging us to arrange lots of socials (which we do anyway). The difference is that, under the HT @ Home umbrella, we can now turn these into mini HT fundraisers by asking guests to make a donation to school via the new online page.

Please keep checking our designated online fundraising page to see how our fundraising efforts are going against target. Our children might be interested to see the page too, for every penny raised will go to improving computers at school. https://mydonate.bt.com/events/htathome/208773

HT@Home – Stop Press! Do you have a kite? If so please join us for a monster kite flying afternoon on the last day of term. Meet on Pewley Down on Friday 27 March from 2-3pm….bring your kite (and adults bring a flask of something warm and a picnic rug). Squash and biscuits will be available for children…DONATIONS ON THE AFTERNOON WILL BE COLLECTED FOR THE HT@HOME FUNDRAISING SCHEME. (Suggested donation £1 per child) How many kites can we get in the air at one time?? ALL WELCOME for some end of term fun. Any queries please contact Elaine Fitzwater epfitzwater@gmail.com

HT@Home – You’re Invited! You are welcome to join us for a walk on Blackheath on Tuesday 31 March for HT@Home. This is the first Tuesday of the Easter holiday. All welcome - children, parents, siblings, Easter holiday visitors and dogs! We'll meet in Blackheath car park at 2.30pm (directions below). Please bring a flask of your favourite drink and drinks for your children, and we'll provide cake and snacks in the car park at the start of our walk in return for a donation to HTPD!

To help with organisation, please advise if you are going to join us, and how many will be in your party. Please use the 'subject' 'HT @home' and email: michelec.miller@btinternet.com Looking forward to seeing you there - don't forget your donation!
Directions: From the Percy Arms pub in Chilworth (GU4 8NP) take the road opposite the pub (Sampleoak Lane). Follow the road until you come to a crossroads. Turn left at the crossroads. You will find the car park at the end of this road.

Phil the Bag is coming back after Easter
Doing a clear-out over Easter? Please save your unwanted textiles - adult and children’s clothing, shoes, handbags, belts, hats, curtains, school uniform and bedding please bring them in and leave them at the bottom of the ramps in school from Monday 20th April until the morning of Wednesday 22nd April.

The following items are not accepted Blankets, Bric-a-Brac, Duvets, Pillows, Sleeping Bags, Rugs, Carpet, Offcuts of fabric, Any WET items, Tent Canvas and no ripped or stained clothing. Please bear in mind that the clothing is for re-use so should be in a wearable condition.
We will send home some bags to fill but bin liners can also be used. The more we collect, the more we raise the school receives 40 pence for every kilo we manage to collect that’s £400 per tonne - so every item of clothing counts! Phil that bag!

Dates for the Diary

HT@Home – March and April
Phil the Bag – Monday 20th April – Wednesday am 22nd April
Summer Ball – Saturday 6th June
Summer Fair – Friday 12th June 6-8pm


Dates for the Diary
Blackheath Walk – Tuesday 31 March
HT@Home – March and April
Summer Ball – Saturday 6th June

Lost
- Maisie Dolling 6A lost her New York sweat shirt at the Easter Hop on Monday. It has black sleeves and a grey picture in front of New York, with writing on the front too. It's much loved and was only two days old! Please contact Lucy on 07826 420299 if you picked it up by mistake.
Sam Rapley (3J, Nightingale house) has lost both his red house fleece recently, and blue school jumper before Christmas. Both are labelled and are age 9-10yrs. If parents could please check labels we'd be most grateful.

Prayer Spaces in Schools, part of 24-7 prayer are looking for a full time administrator in Guildford. Essentially, the role is about catalysing, supporting and encouraging prayer through brilliant administration, clear communications and project management. We need a great communicator, someone with excellent computer literacy expertise and social media talents and who is highly organised. If you are interested please find the job description at: http://www.24-7prayer.com/data/24-7prayer/downloads/Prayer%20Administrator%20Job%20Spec.pdf.
If you are interested, please send an email explaining your connection with 24-7 Prayer and why you’re interested in the role, along with your CV to terri.roberts@24-7prayer.com

101 Dalmatians. Come to the Electric Theatre this Easter holiday for a production of The One Hundred and One Dalmatians between the 9th and 11th April. Performances start at 3.30 and 7.30. Tickets from only £8.50. Please call 01483 444789 for further information.

Amazing Art Club: Engaging, Creating, Inspiring! @ Holy Trinity Pewley Down School (juniors) £154 for 11 x 2 hour sessions run Tuesdays 3.15 - 5.15pm ALL MATERIALS INCLUDED IN PRICE Tuesday 21st April -7th July 2015 Come along and have fun making and doing: from printing to mini books, painting, drawing and more with inspiring artist Sophie Artemis Pitt. Sophie has 2 sons and loves making books and painting (work collected by the Tate Gallery and the V&A Museum) in her studio in Guildford. Maximum of 10 spaces so book early.

Menu: Week 2
 

Infant 20/3/15

20 March 2015

Dear Parents,

I’m sitting writing this at 1.45 with beautiful blue skies – such a shame it wasn’t like this four hours ago. My son Ollie in Leicester just texted to say the eclipse was amazing. I guess most of you will have had the cloudy experience we had. However at both schools we made the very best of the weather and gave the children the full HTPD eclipse experience. At Holy Trinity and Pewley Down we had children acting as the Moon, Sun and Earth and noting the point where the moon blocked the sun’s rays. Then we went outside and experienced the huge temperature drop and the light becoming like twilight. Yesterday, led by parent Liz Pomeroy, over a hundred juniors made pinhole cameras and were poised to use them this morning. However they were thwarted by the clouds. I have just tried one out in the bright sun and it works well you just need to get the angle correct. So it ended up a successful time, followed by a great fluffy Friday.

The different activities were tremendous and I do hope your child enjoyed their day. At PD there was: Walk On The Downs, Hockey, Rugby, Easter Craft, Making Easter Eggs, Construction, iPods, Pond Dipping and Gardening. At HT there was: Dens On the Downs, K-Nexions (construction), Bike Skills, Hockey, Behind The Scenes At the Yvonne Arnaud, 3 Course Meal, Marvelous Monet (and Klint), Easter Egg Hunt Around Guildford, Easter Crafts, Movie Maker, Reg Dolls, Creative Writing, ManiPedi, Pewley Playmates, Wacky Web Pages, Football, Journalism, Zumba and Eclipse (including a visit to the Astronomy Department at the University.

So lots of possibilities and the greatest part of the day is when we get to share with each other our results. I hope to get two fluffy Fridays into next term so more children will, get more opportunities.

I do hope you have a great weekend and enjoy the sun!! (grrr)

With best wishes,
Richard


Fluffy Friday

Despite the cloudy conditions all the children enjoyed experiencing their first near-total eclipse. They noticed how cold and gloomy it became when the moon blocked the sun and we watched the live webcam too. This proved a super start to our Spring Equinox Fluffy where the children joined in and made new friends taking part in a range of activities including Tag Rugby, Easter Craft, Garden Fun and Construction. Thank you especially to our parent helpers – we couldn’t do it without you.

PUPS+ Easter Holiday play scheme
This is to confirm that PUPS+ will now run from Monday 30 March to Thursday 2 April inclusive. There are still a few spaces so please book as soon as possible.

Year R visit to Notcutts garden centre, Monday 23 and Tuesday 24 March

Hazel Class will be visiting the garden centre on Monday and Willow Class on Tuesday. Please return your permission slip and payment (£5) on Monday morning if you have not already done so.

Easter Egg Tombola, Monday 23 March

The residents of Addison Court are kindly holding an Easter Egg Tombola (3 tickets for £1) in the playground after school on Monday to raise money for Shooting Star Chase, the children’s hospice. If you miss it they will also be holding an Easter Egg tombola at Holy Trinity on Tuesday 24th.

End of term Easter Service, Wednesday 25 March
We will be walking down to Holy Trinity Church on Wednesday afternoon for the Easter Service at 1.30pm. If you are available to help walk the children to and from the church, please let your child’s class teacher know. At the end of the service we will be walking back to Pewley for the usual end of the school day. With the whole school attending the service, there will unfortunately be very limited space to stay and watch.

Ballet Club, Thursday 26 March

The Ballet Club will be putting on a show next Thursday at 3:30pm for parents of children who attend the club.

School closes for the Easter holidays at 1.30 pm next Friday 27 March and re-opens on Monday 13 April.

Lost
• Tilly Shenton, Beech Class, has lost her Mandela fleece, named in pink ink.
• Stefan Lawson Foia, Oak Class, has lost his entire PE kit including the bag.
• Mylo Blackley, Hazel Class, has lost his Shackleton sweatshirt (named).
Found
Baby girl and baby boy dolls – left behind at parent consultation evenings and still unclaimed.

FOPS

Bake ‘n’ Stroll - This Sunday @2pm
We are looking forward to our treasure hunt on the Downs and Bake Off competition this Sunday. If you haven’t already bought a ticket and would like to join us, you can pay on the gate on Sunday. Family tickets are £5. The Stroll starts from the School Playground at 2pm. Follow our treasure map, collect all the stamps and win a medal. Then join us for refreshments in the School Hall and the eagerly anticipated results of our Bake Off competition. We can’t wait to see what you will create in the kitchen. All entries for the Bake Off must be brought to the School Hall between 1pm and 1.45pm on Sunday. See you there!

Phil the Bag - 22 April 2015
Here’s advance notice that we will be holding a Phil the Bag collection on 22 April 2015. The school gets paid for every kilo of clothing, shoes, textiles etc that we collect. So if you are clearing out your wardrobes this Easter, bag it and bring it in on 22 April. Please note that clothes must be in a wearable condition.

SAVE THE DATE - 6 June 2015
We're planning a Summer Ball. More details to follow.

Lost
• Tilly Shenton, Beech Class, has lost her Mandela fleece, named in pink ink.
• Stefan Lawson Foia, Oak Class, has lost his entire PE kit including the bag.
• Mylo Blackley, Hazel Class, has lost his Shackleton sweatshirt (named).
Found
Baby girl and baby boy dolls – left behind at parent consultation evenings and still unclaimed.

101 Dalmatians

Come to the Electric theatre this Easter holidays for a production of The One Hundred and One Dalmatians. 9th to 11th April at 3.30 and 7.30. Tickets from only £8.50. Free face painting in White Lion Walk this Saturday to promote the show. Come along and see us there


Menu for week beginning Monday 23 March
Mon: Salmon Crumble Bake or Lentil & Tomato Stew, Pasta; Iced Orange Sponge
Tues: Sausage or Quorn Sausage Volcano, Mashed Potato; Jam Tart & Custard
Weds: Steamed Gammon or Cauliflower & Leek Bake, Roast Potatoes; Jelly & Fresh Fruit
Thurs: Fish Fingers or Vegetable Lasagne, Chips; Apricot Flapjack
Fri: Easter Party packed lunch
Available daily: A selection of seasonal vegetables, salads and bread. Yoghurt, milk and fresh fruit.
 

Junior 20/3/15

20 March 2015

Dear parents

I’m sitting writing this at 1.45 with beautiful blue skies – such a shame it wasn’t like this four hours ago. My son Ollie in Leicester just texted to say the eclipse was amazing. I guess most of you will have had the cloudy experience we had. However at both schools we made the very best of the weather and gave the children the full HTPD eclipse experience. At Holy Trinity and Pewley Down we had children acting as the Moon, Sun and Earth and noting the point where the moon blocked the sun’s rays. Then we went outside and experienced the huge temperature drop and the light becoming like twilight. Yesterday, led by parent Liz Pomeroy, over a hundred juniors made pinhole cameras and were poised to use them this morning. However they were thwarted by the clouds. I have just tried one out in the bright sun and it works well you just need to get the angle correct. So it ended up a successful time, followed by a great fluffy Friday.

The different activities were tremendous and I do hope your child enjoyed their day. At PD there was: Walk On The Downs, Hockey, Rugby, Easter Craft, Making Easter Eggs, Construction, iPods, Pond Dipping and Gardening. At HT there was: Dens On the Downs, K-Nexions (construction), Bike Skills, Hockey, Behind The Scenes At the Yvonne Arnaud, 3 Course Meal, Marvelous Monet (and Klint), Easter Egg Hunt Around Guildford, Easter Crafts, Movie Maker, Reg Dolls, Creative Writing, ManiPedi, Pewley Playmates, Wacky Web Pages, Football, Journalism, Zumba and Eclipse (including a visit to the Astronomy Department at the University.

So lots of possibilities and the greatest part of the day is when we get to share with each other our results. I hope to get two fluffy Fridays into next term so more children will, get more opportunities.

I do hope you have a great weekend and enjoy the sun!! (grrr)

With best wishes, Richard

Dates for your diary:
Monday 24 March – Easter Hop Disco (see HTSC section below)
Thursday 26 March – Easter Garden (see below)
Thursday 26 March – Film Night (see below)
Friday 27 March – School closes at 1.45pm for Easter holidays

We have noticed that some children are making inappropriate choices for lunch. For example, some only take small amounts of carrots and sweetcorn for example, from the salad bar, and nothing else, despite being asked several times by the catering staff to choose extra items. It is important our children select a plate of food that is balanced and includes the main food groups – protein, carbohydrate, vegetables and dairy (if suitable). Food groups are labelled. Please talk to your children about their food choices and the importance of a healthy, well-balanced lunch.

Easter Gardens
We will be making Easter Gardens at school during lunch break on Thursday 26 April. Please download a copy of the materials/instructions here (a hard copy is available from the office). Please note that the children need to bring their materials to school to assemble the garden, no sweets please!

Netball
Congratulations to both the Year 5 and Year 6 netball teams who both won the Guildford Schools' Tournament last Saturday. The Year 6 team now progresses to the County Finals in April. Good luck to the Year 5's in the St. George's Tournament tomorrow.

Cross Country
Fantastic running by all of our girls in the St. Catherine's cross-country on Tuesday; In year 3, Sophie Robinson got a bronze medal, in year 4 Lucy Harrison got a silver and the team got overall silver, in year 5, Ayla Darcy got gold and Meg Miller got bronze and the team got gold overall and in year 6, Eliza Sutton got silver and the team got overall silver.

County Finals
Well done to all of the boys and girls who participated in the Sportshall and Dodgeball County Finals at the Surrey Sports Park yesterday. It was an extremely energetic afternoon with much running, jumping, throwing and Dodging! Lots of fun was had by all and both teams secured fourth positions out of twelve teams in each event from across Surrey.

Clubs
Apologies, there will be no year 6 netball on Tuesday due to a fixture. There will be Lacrosse for year 5 and 6 on Thursday with Hannah.

Easter Film Night
HTSC invites the children in all the year groups to an Easter Film Night for a screening of Paddington on Thursday 26th March. Straight after school from 3.30pm– 5.30pm. Tickets will be £3.50. All profits to be split between Year 6 and the Action Duchenne national charity that aims to find a cure for Duchenne, a severe genetic muscle wasting disease which mainly affects boys. Ticket booking forms should have come home with your children this week. Otherwise they are available from the office. Please return them with your money by Tuesday 24th March. Thank you! Year 6 reps.

Settle accounts for financial year end: Please settle your school accounts by Monday so we can close accounts for the financial year end (but don’t worry, credit will carry forward). Grateful for your help in this – have a Happy Easter! Lesley and Flora.

PUPS+ Easter Holiday play scheme

This is to confirm that PUPS+ will now run from Monday 30 March to Thursday 2 April inclusive. There are still a few spaces so please book as soon as possible. 

Holy Trinity School Community (HTSC) PTA News

SAVE THE DATE : We are planning a SUMMER BALL on Saturday 6th June so please SAVE THE DATE more details to follow next week ……

Easter Hop 23 March
Years 3&4 4.45 - 6.00pm
Years 5&6 6.15 - 7.30pm
Entry is £1.00 which will include a snack and drink.
We are looking for some helpers during the Easter Hop Discos to sign in the children and serve drinks. If you are able to help please contact me at caroline@swifts.me.uk 

HT @ Home
Thank you so much for all your enthusiasm for HT @ Home already! Many of us socialise with people we've met via this school, with the friends we make in the class room and at the school gate. In recognition of this, HTSC are encouraging us to arrange lots of socials (which we do anyway). The difference is that, under the HT @ Home umbrella, we can now turn these into mini HT fundraisers by asking guests to make a donation to school via the new online page. 

Please keep checking our designated online fundraising page to see how our fundraising efforts are going against target. Our children might be interested to see the page too, for every penny raised will go to improving computers at school. mydonate.bt.com/events/htathome/208773 

Already we've heard of planned dinner parties and film nights, and we have two fabulous open invitation events scheduled as follows (thanks to organisers Elaine Fitzwater and Michele Miller respectively). Please come along: 

HT@Home – Stop Press! Do you have a kite? If so please join us for a monster kite flying afternoon on the last day of term. Meet on Pewley Down on Friday 27 March from 2-3pm….bring your kite (and adults bring a flask of something warm and a picnic rug). Squash and biscuits will be available for children…DONATIONS ON THE AFTERNOON WILL BE COLLECTED FOR THE HT@HOME FUNDRAISING SCHEME. (Suggested donation £1 per child) How many kites can we get in the air at one time? ALL WELCOME for some end of term fun. Any queries please contact Elaine Fitzwaterepfitzwater@gmail.com 

HT@Home – You’re Invited! You are welcome to join us for a walk on Blackheath on Tuesday 31 March for HT@Home. This is the first Tuesday of the Easter holiday. All welcome - children, parents, siblings, Easter holiday visitors and dogs! We'll meet in Blackheath car park at 2.30pm (directions below). Please bring a flask of your favourite drink and drinks for your children, and we'll provide cake and snacks in the car park at the start of our walk in return for a donation to HTPD!

To help with organisation, please advise if you are going to join us, and how many will be in your party. Please use the 'subject' 'HT @home' and email: michelec.miller@btinternet.com Looking forward to seeing you there - don't forget your donation! Directions: From the Percy Arms pub in Chilworth (GU4 8NP) take the road opposite the pub (Sampleoak Lane). Follow the road until you come to a crossroads. Turn left at the crossroads. You will find the car park at the end of this road.

Dates for the Diary

Easter Hop – Monday 23 March
Kids Film Night – Thursday 26 March
Kite Flying – Friday 26 March
Blackheath Walk – Tuesday 31 March
HT@Home – March and April
Summer Ball – Saturday 6th June

Addison Court will be in school next Tuesday afternoon for their usual Easter Egg Tombola. The cost is £1 for 3 tickets.

101 Dalmatians
Come to the Electric theatre this Easter holidays for a production of The One Hundred and One Dalmatians. 9th to 11th April at 3.30 and 7.30. Tickets from only £8.50. Free face painting in White Lion Walk this Saturday to promote the show. Come along and see us there!

Menu: Week 1

 

Infant 13/3/15

13 March 2015

Red Nose Day
After a fantastic day of funny faces we would like to say “thank you” for your generous donations to Comic Relief. Across the two schools we have raised in the region of £1200! If you still have some sponsor money at home please bring it in on Monday and we will add it to the total.

National Dental Survey, Thursday 19 March
Some Year R and Year 1 children will be taking part in the dental survey on Thursday. This was postponed from last November.

Fluffy Friday, 20 March
Please remember to send in your £1 contribution towards the cost of materials. If you are free and able to help, you would be very welcome to join us for the morning.

End of term Easter Service, Wednesday 25 March
If you are available to help walk the children to and from Holy Trinity church on the last Wednesday of term, please let your child’s class teacher know. At the end of the service we will be walking back to Pewley for the usual end of the school day. With the whole school attending the service, there will unfortunately be very limited space to stay and watch.

End of term, Friday 27 March, 1.30 pm.

Lost
Lucia Cetin Nightingale has lost one pink ballet shoe, size 10-11.

Found
Baby girl and baby boy dolls – left behind at the parent consultation evenings.

FOPS

Bake 'n' Stroll - 22 March 2015
We hope you have received the information about our exciting new event - the Bake 'n' Stroll - in your child's book bag which is being held from 2pm until 4.30pm on 22 March 2015.

the Bake - We are hoping for lots of entries in our Bake Off competition. Have fun in the kitchen baking anything (without nuts!) you enjoy making. There are three categories of entries: Kids' Cakes & Cookies (with minimal help from a grown up), Dads' Delicacies and Mums' Masterpieces. Please bring your entries to the School Hall between 1pm and 1.45pm on Sunday 22 March. The competition will be judged by a cake expert from Glutton & Glee during the Stroll and the winners announced at the end. As well as the honour of being crowned Best Baker, there are some fabulous prizes for the winner in each category.

the Stroll - Tickets for the Stroll are now on sale at £5 per family. Please join us at 2pm, starting from the School Playground, for a stroll or run, depending on how energetic you are feeling, around our treasure trail on the Downs and for a (free) cup of tea back at School afterwards. The trail is largely suitable for buggies and we are hoping that the sun will shine but come dressed for fun in any weather.

Feel free to "bling your boots" and join in the Welly Wow Factor. We can't wait to see lots of wacky and wonderful wellies out on the course. Back at school, there will also be the chance for the children to make an Easter posy of fresh flower for a small charge.

We still need some volunteers to help with marshalling, serving tea, selling cakes and posy making. Please let Emily Bourke, Jill Morgan or Nicci Holliday know if you are able to help on the day.

Advance Notice - Phil the Bag
There will be a Phil the Bag collection after the Easter holiday so if you're clearing out your wardrobes over the holidays, bag them ready for the collection. We will confirm the date next week.

Planning a short break or day trip over the Easter holidays or perhaps you are booking your summer holiday?
If so, please consider going first to Easyfundraising.org.uk and nominating Friends of Pewley Down Infant School as your chosen charity then accessing the retailer's website from there. Many retailers offer significant donations if bookings or purchases are made via the easyfundraising website. For example at the moment lastminute.com will donate 7% of the cost of your trip and Expedia 6% and LEGOLAND are offering a 4% donation.

For sale:
Giant Animator 16" boy's bike (blue, white & black with very cool blue wheel rims) in excellent condition. Also has stabilisers if wanted. £50. Please contact Emily Bourke - 07956 664028.


Menu for week beginning Monday 16 March
 

Junior 13/3/15

13 March 2015

Happy Red Nose Day!
A massive thank you to everyone that supported our Red Nose Day collection. All week different activities have been taking place from amazing cakes stalls, toy sales, talent shows and plenty more. Children have been so enthusiastic and resourceful, advertising their sales and thinking of new ideas to get everyone involved. It has been a joy watching them! Across the two schools we have raised in the region of £1200!

Dates for your diary:
Tuesday 17 March – Year 4 Bentley Copse Parents’ Eve 7pm
Wednesday 18 March – GLIVE Primary Music Festival at 7pm
Friday 20 March – Fluffy Friday! Don’t forget your £1
Monday 23 March – Easter Hop Disco (see HTSC section below)
Thursday 26 March – Easter Garden (see below)
Thursday 26 March – Film Night (see below)

Easter Gardens
We will be making Easter Gardens at school during lunch break on Thursday 26 April. Please download a copy of the materials/instructions here (a hard copy is available from the office). Please note that the children need to bring their materials to school to assemble the garden, no sweets please!

Easter Film Night
HTSC invites the children in all the year groups to an Easter Film Night for a screening of Paddington on Thursday 26 March. Straight after school from 3.30pm– 5.30pm. Tickets will be £3.50. All profits to be split between HTSC and the Action Duchenne national charity that aims to find a cure for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, a severe genetic muscle wasting disease which mainly affects boys. Ticket booking forms will be coming home with the children next week.

Settle accounts for financial year end:
Please estimate lunch and clubs usage to the end of term and settle your school accounts to that point. If you have any items outstanding on your child’s account as of yesterday afternoon then a yellow invoice will be coming home today in your child’s bag - please add estimated usage to the term end. Any credit will carry forward. All payable on ParentPay – but for those few who still pay by cheque, please separate cheques for lunch, clubs and trips. Thanks for your help in this.

Holy Trinity School Community (HTSC) PTA News

Bingo
A big thank you to everyone who came along to Bingo night. In particular thanks to Jes Moon who was our fantastic caller, a great evening was had by all.

Easter Hop 23 March
Years 3&4 4.45 - 6.00pm
Years 5&6 6.15 - 7.30pm
Entry is £1.00 which will include a snack and drink.
We are looking for some helpers during the Easter Hop Discos to sign in the children and serve drinks. If you are able to help please contact me at caroline@swifts.me.uk

HT @ Home
Thank you so much for all your enthusiasm for HT @ Home already! Many of us socialise with people we've met via this school, with the friends we make in the class room and at the school gate. In recognition of this, HTSC are encouraging us to arrange lots of socials (which we do anyway). The difference is that, under the HT @ Home umbrella, we can now turn these into mini HT fundraisers by asking guests to make a donation to school via the new online page.

Please keep checking our designated online fundraising page to see how our fundraising efforts are going against target. Our children might be interested to see the page too, for every penny raised will go to improving computers at school. mydonate.bt.com/events/htathome/208773 

Already we've heard of planned dinner parties and film nights, and we have two fabulous open invitation events scheduled as follows (thanks to organisers Elaine Fitzwater and Michele Miller respectively). Please come along:

HT@Home – Stop Press! Do you have a kite? If so please join us for a monster kite flying afternoon on the last day of term. Meet on Pewley Down on Friday 27 March from 2-3pm….bring your kite (and adults bring a flask of something warm and a picnic rug). Squash and biscuits will be available for children…DONATIONS ON THE AFTERNOON WILL BE COLLECTED FOR THE HT@HOME FUNDRAISING SCHEME. (Suggested donation £1 per child) How many kites can we get in the air at one time? ALL WELCOME for some end of term fun. Any queries please contact Elaine Fitzwater epfitzwater@gmail.com

HT@Home – You’re Invited! You are welcome to join us for a walk on Blackheath on Tuesday 31 March for HT@Home. This is the first Tuesday of the Easter holiday. All welcome - children, parents, siblings, Easter holiday visitors and dogs! We'll meet in Blackheath car park at 2.30pm (directions below). Please bring a flask of your favourite drink and drinks for your children, and we'll provide cake and snacks in the car park at the start of our walk in return for a donation to HTPD!

To help with organisation, please advise if you are going to join us, and how many will be in your party. Please use the 'subject' 'HT @home' and email: michelec.miller@btinternet.com Looking forward to seeing you there - don't forget your donation! Directions: From the Percy Arms pub in Chilworth (GU4 8NP) take the road opposite the pub (Sampleoak Lane). Follow the road until you come to a crossroads. Turn left at the crossroads. You will find the car park at the end of this road.

Dates for the Diary
Easter Hop – Monday 23 March
HT@Home – March and April


Found: we still have a pair of Boots’ Raptor Brown 130 child’s glasses in the office. They will be disposed of this week if not claimed.

For Sale: Upright Piano (Cramer, London). Nice tone, good for beginners. Raising funds for volunteer teenage trip to Kenya. Suggested donation of £50. Please call Jane on 07752 131339. Thank you.

Menu: Week 3

Infants 6/3/15

06 March 2015

Dear Parents,

As educational professionals the school staff are always seeking to improve the way they teach, support and get the children to achieve their personal best. To this end we have an extensive programme of continuous professional development (CPD). This is sometimes specific to individuals or small groups and sometimes for all staff members. Two recent initiatives for all teachers and TAs may interest you.

We have recently invested in equipment to film how staff work within the classroom. Research from the University of Sussex shows that if people watch themselves doing their job up to 90% of them are likely to improve as opposed to about 10% if they are told by an observer about how they could do better. I worked with videoing teachers way back in the eighties when I taught in the USA and have been keen to introduce it. We now have good hardware which videos from two aspects and good software which makes these films secure to the staff member themselves.

The other initiative is working with the theory of personality profiling so we can see staff members’ strengths and challenges and how they might fit into the team. We do this by using the renowned Myers Briggs Type Indicator. This has sixteen main categories and is based around Jungian psychology. This helps us to see how people gain their energy, make decisions, gather information and gain their world view. This shows that whereas I am a visionary starter, Debbie is a completer/finisher – so together we make a good team. In fact the whole team now fits together well with staff who complement each other.

Individuals work hard at developing their skills and responsibilities, for example Geraldine with a librarian course, Cheryl and Claire C middle management and Clare B on school leadership courses. This all produces a highly informed group of professionals. I have recently trained in coaching for executives and educators and this will be part of the work I do after I leave.

Please can I encourage you to take part in HT @ Home. I am already planning my event, maybe a Murder Mystery or a book-based party or maybe a Myers Briggs personality themed party. Whatever it is I will let you know how it goes.
The weather looks great for this weekend – so have a great one!
With best wishes, Richard

Spring
With the lovely weather and spring in the air Maya was inspired to write a poem about flowers. We hope you enjoy it.
“Tulips, daisies are both types of flowers. We could be smelling them for hours! We’ve got other flower names too. Let me read them out for you. Poppies, lilies, sunflowers, orchids and roses. Now I’ve shown the flowers’ names. Perhaps you should try some flower games.
I’ve been reading about flowers too!”

Red Nose Day, Friday 13 March
To celebrate Red Nose Day next Friday all the children can make their face ‘funny for money’. On this occasion they will wear normal school uniform but can wear red noses, face paint, funny wigs, hats etc and bring in a donation for Comic Relief. In addition separate year groups will be holding their own special fund raising activities.
Year R – Bring a named scooter or bike for a sponsored scoot (look out for a letter from Sarah and Sian).
Year 1 – Sponsored Dance – see Just to Let You Know and sponsorship form for details.
Year 2 – Visiting Holy Trinity juniors and need to bring in a maximum of £2 (ideally in small change) to spend at the Year 6 fair. They are also producing funny face self-portraits which will be for sale after school.

Playground reminders

• We would love parents to help us remind the children that the playground toys are not for use before and after school but only for school playtimes.
• Please encourage your children to look after the plants in the playground and not climb on the trees and bushes.
• May we also remind you that no dogs are allowed on the school premises.

New Books

Thanks to the fantastic generosity of our parents in the recent book drive, we are enjoying planning what to buy. Watch this space for details about how the money was spent. We are so grateful to all of you.

FOPS

Bake 'n' Stroll - Sunday 22 March @ 2pm
Look out for a letter coming home in your child's book bag next week about our exciting new Spring event - the Bake 'n' Stroll. We hope you will join us on Sunday 22 March for a treasure hunt on the downs followed by tea and cake in the school hall and also enter our fun Bake Off competition. We will have our very own Mary Berry to judge the entries and there are prizes for the winners of all three categories : Kids' Cakes & Cookies, Dad's Delicacies and Mum's Masterpieces.

We need about 20 helpers to run this event: course marshals, tea room helpers etc. Please volunteer to either Emily Bourke, Nicci Holliday or Jill Morgan if you are able to help on the day.

Change of Date - Summer Fair
The Summer Fair will now take place on 14 June 2015 not 7 June as previously advertised.

Cake Sale Dates

13 March – Hazel (All proceeds to Comic Relief - it's Red Nose Day)
20 March - Willow

Year 2 coffee morning, Friday 13 March

There will be a coffee morning at Laura Sabharwal’s (Rohan, Chestnut) house after school drop-off on 13 March (Comic Relief Day). All welcome!



PUPS+ Easter Holiday Play scheme

Letters went out in book bags earlier this week about the holiday club. For it to be viable we do need to have 10 children per day attending, so please book your places as soon as possible. For information, the summer holiday club will run from 21 July to 7 August.

PUPS and Breakfast Club payments

The invoices for PUPS and the Breakfast Club are coming out in book bags today. As it is year-end, we would be grateful for prompt payment this month in particular.

Lost
• Lost since early last week: Eliana Taylor has lost a child's wristwatch with an adjustable pink velcro strap. Initials ET written inside the strap.
• Ellis Hall has lost his blue/grey Mothercare hat – it is named ‘Myla’.

NCT Nearly New Sale
- Clothes, toys and equipment for babies and children up to 7 years. Saturday 7 March 11am-12.30pm at St Joseph's Church Hall, York Road, Guildford.

Menu for week beginning Monday 9 March
Mon: Spaghetti Bolognese or Spaghetti Margarita; Date Sponge & Custard
Tues: Chicken or Vegetable Paella; Semolina & Peach Sauce
Weds: Roast Pork or Leek & Pasta Bake, Roast Potatoes; Vanilla Ice Cream & Fresh Fruit
Thurs: Homemade Gammon or Mixed Pepper Pizza, Mixed Salad; Apple Crumble & Custard
Fri: Fish Fingers & Chips or Vegetable Curry & Rice; Carrot Cake
Available daily: A selection of seasonal vegetables, salads and bread. Yoghurt, milk and fresh fruit.
 

Junior 6/3/15

06 March 2015

Dear Parents,
As educational professionals the school staff are always seeking to improve the way they teach, support and get the children to achieve their personal best. To this end we have an extensive programme of continuous professional development (CPD). This is sometimes specific to individuals or small groups and sometimes for all staff members. Two recent initiatives for all teachers and TAs may interest you.

We have recently invested in equipment to film how staff work within the classroom. Research from the University of Sussex shows that if people watch themselves doing their job up to 90% of them are likely to improve as opposed to about 10% if they are told by an observer about how they could do better. I worked with videoing teachers way back in the eighties when I taught in the USA and have been keen to introduce it. We now have good hardware which videos from two aspects and good software which makes these films secure to the staff member themselves.

The other initiative is working with the theory of personality profiling so we can see staff members’ strengths and challenges and how they might fit into the team. We do this by using the renowned Myers Briggs Type Indicator. This has sixteen main categories and is based around Jungian psychology. This helps us to see how people gain their energy, make decisions, gather information and gain their world view. This shows that whereas I am a visionary starter, Debbie is a completer/finisher – so together we make a good team. In fact the whole team now fits together well with staff who complement each other.

Individuals work hard at developing their skills and responsibilities, for example Geraldine with a librarian course, Cheryl and Claire C middle management and Clare B on school leadership courses. This all produces a highly informed group of professionals. I have recently trained in coaching for executives and educators and this will be part of the work I do after I leave.

Please can I encourage you to take part in HT @ Home. I am already planning my event, maybe a Murder Mystery or a book-based party or maybe a Myers Briggs personality themed party. Whatever it is I will let you know how it goes.
The weather looks great for this weekend – so have a great one!
With best wishes, Richard


Parent Consultations – 10 & 12 March (Tuesday 6-8.30pm; Thursday 4-6.30pm)- the After School clubs' programme will be severely affected. Clubs cancelled are:
Monday Year 5 Netball.
Tuesday Sewing
Wednesday Year 4 Netball
Thursday Hockey, Dodgeball and Cooking
There are no Clubs on Friday except Clubs Plus
The only library based club on next week will be Chess on Wednesday 3.15 - 4.15.

Red Nose Week – What’s going on when?
Tuesday - Year 3 will be providing a Cake Sale at break time to Years 3-6, any remaining cakes will be sold after school.
Wednesday - Year 4 are running an Aerobathon at lunchtime for Years 3-6.
Thursday - Year 5 are running a toy sale at break time for Years 3-6.
Friday - Year 6 are running fun stalls for Years 2-6 at break time.
Children should be in school uniform but may ‘make their faces funny for money’ on Friday 13 March. Don’t forget to bring money to take part in all the events happening throughout the week.

Sports News
• Good Luck to Finnan Waterfield (6SR) who is representing Guildford Academy of Martial Arts in the Irish Open International Kickboxing Competition in Dublin this weekend.
• Congratulations to Fin Doyle who came 2nd in the singles and 2nd in the doubles whilst representing Great Britain.
Parking – Please can we remind you to park respectfully and not to block residents’ driveways or use their parking bays as we have received some direct complaints.

Money matters (payment things – right now the fun income type stuff is down to HTSC and parents with the great ht@home initiative!)
Our financial year end is this month – 30 March – and we would very much like to have all accounts paid up before then. We will send out invoices to all with outstanding balances next week, but please pre-empt this by checking on ParentPay and estimating lunch and club use to the month end and paying for outstanding trips. All credit will carry over. Thanks very much for your help in this.
ParentPay:
• Please note that things like Geraldine’s visiting author books are simply put on as ‘available to buy’ per her Parentmail – they are not ‘must buys’.
• Note also that you can bundle items in your basket to pay for in one transaction, which saves us fees. Lots of you are doing separate transactions for the different items at one sitting.
• Apologies for some of the difficulties in processing on ParentPay in the last couple of weeks – they have been doing an upgrade (dumb timing) and this has affected access at times. Some parents have worried that they could end up paying twice – never a worry as we would simply refund you.

Year 6 Yearbook Update - Huge thank you to everyone who came to the Yearbook meeting last week and to those who have joined the Yearbook online. We already have 48 users and 122 photos! If you haven't set up a profile for your child please do it now! Just go to the site http://yearbookmachine.com/ and use the secret word "behaviours23". It will only take 2 minutes – and remember: use your child's name, choose their house as their group, and tick the box to enable their profile. Every child will be in the printed book that will be given out at the end of the year. The sooner you set up their profile, the more comments they can collect and fun they can have with the site. So far we love: The photos from Year 2 and evacuee dressing up day. Some people have added all their classes - from year 3 - great idea! Do go on and have a look! Enjoy! The Year 6 Reps.

Year 6 Yearbook Lunchtime Club - Thursday 12 March at lunchtime in the Year 6 computer area. Come along and get started. A If you already have an account make sure you know your email address and password so you can log in and add to your profile.

Holy Trinity School Community (HTSC) PTA News

Bingo Night – Saturday 7 March – 6-8pm - Please come & join us for a rip-roaring family BINGO night. Please would each person attending kindly bring a small, wrapped bingo prize, costing no more than 50 pence, this could be a sweet, a small toy or something silly! Tickets available on the door, but does not include food. If you have already bought tickets these will be available on the door.

HT@Home - Calling all those who are up for arranging an event /social for your friends and turning it into a fundraiser by asking guests to donate contributions to HTPD. The event can be as diverse as the individuals that host and attend … Some ideas already proposed include coffee mornings, a children’s film night and dinner parties. In the meantime, what HT @ Home event might you like to arrange and host? Have fun planning! …. Funds raised @ these events in March and April will go towards improving computers to which our children have access.

Dates for the Diary
Family Bingo Night - Saturday 7 March
HT@Home – March and April

Found: we have a pair of Boots’ Raptor Brown 130 child’s glasses in the office. Not for the first time!! Please check bags and claim them as soon as you can!

Qualified teacher and HT mum is offering French and Spanish tuition for all levels up to AS level. For further information please contact: louise_hallam@btinternet.com or tel: 07799 858734

Following the Year 3 workshops this week – Yvonne Arnaud have the forthcoming production...Welcome to ancient Greece and the wedding of Pandora and Epimetheus. She's a gift from Zeus but the King of the Gods has a trick up his sleeve…. It's a mad race to find Pandora and the box! Join us, the Gods, Goddesses, nymphs, mortals and mythical monsters on a vibrant musical journey. Act 2 present 'Pandemonium' at the Mill Studio (Yvonne Arnaud Theatre) Thursday 19 - Saturday 21 March Great fun for all ages! It is a vibrant and brilliant musical with HT Y6 Oscar playing Odysseus.

FISH @ Easter 2015 - run by Guildford Borough Council - - paintballing, dj-ing, horse riding, circus skills, quad biking, mechanics and more! FISH will be running at Kings College, Guildford from Tuesday 7 to Friday 10 April. Prices start at just £60 per child for 4 days, or £25 per child for families in receipt of certain benefits. Places are available for young people with additional needs. Families who are unable to get to FISH can access our subsidised Transport Scheme. Come and join the fun. Book now at: www.guildford.gov.uk/fish 01483 444769

Art class with Elena Andreeva. From Monday the 9th of March we are starting the new block of sessions at our Monday art club. There is a place for new pupil to join us, as well. If you wish your child to enrol, please contact Elena on 01483 560385. The class runs on Mondays 3.30-5pm. (1.5 hr). Children learn drawing and painting from observation and from imagination.

Amazing Art Club: Engaging, Creating, Inspiring! @ Holy Trinity Pewley Down School (juniors) £154 for 11 x 2 hour sessions run Tuesdays 3.15 - 5.15pm ALL MATERIALS INCLUDED IN PRICE - Tuesday 21st April -7th July 2015 - Come along and have fun making and doing: from printing to mini books, painting, drawing and more with inspiring artist Sophie Artemis Pitt. Sophie has 2 sons and loves making books and painting (work collected by the Tate Gallery and the V&A Museum) in her studio in Guildford. Maximum of 10 spaces so book early.

Menu: Week 2