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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