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HTPD 24/3/16

24 March 2016

Dear Parents,

Our first whole school “Pause Day”, gave all the children an opportunity to reflect deeply on the meaning of Easter. Do take a look at the photos on the website and Twitter to get a flavour of what happened. Together with the Easter service at Holy Trinity Church as well as making Easter gardens and an Easter egg hunt, all the children have found something special to help them understand God’s message of love, sacrifice and resurrection.

Congratulations to our biathlon teams who competed last weekend at Crystal Palace! With our girls’ team being placed 9th nationally, and our boys 7th, we really are proud of their success. It rounds off a fantastic term of sport! I’m delighted too to tell you that last week’s Sports Relief raised over £1400. Thank you for your continued support and generosity.

Finally, as this term finishes, can I wish all of you a very Happy Easter. I look forward to seeing you on Tuesday April 12th for what promises to be an excellent summer term. Until then, enjoy the holidays!

With best wishes
Clare

Summer term starts on Tuesday 12 April (school is closed on Monday 11 April for Inset training).

INFANT

Class Photographs
The school photographer will be coming in to take class photos on Thursday 14 April.

Sainsbury’s vouchers
The Sainsbury’s Active Kids scheme runs until 3 May so please keep collecting the vouchers and bringing them into school.

Lost
Orlando Gover, Willow Class, has lost his book bag.

Menu for week beginning Monday 11 April

Mon: School closed - Inset Day
Tues: Lamb Casserole or Sweet & Sour Roasted Vegetables, Rice; Ginger Cake & Vanilla Sauce
Weds: Roast Turkey & Roast Potatoes or Chickpea & Vegetable Couscous; Fruit Salad & Yoghurt
Thurs: Cumberland Sausages or Vegetable & Lentil Casserole, Bread Roll; Apple & Cinnamon Crumble & Custard
Fri: Fish Fingers & Chips or Macaroni Cheese; Banana CakeAvailable daily: A selection of seasonal vegetables, salads and bread. Yoghurt, milk and fresh fruit.

FOPS News

Save the Date
13th April Next FOPS Meeting

14th April Phil the Bag
Why not have a clear-out over Easter and raise money for the school? Phil the Bag will collect adult and children’s clothing, shoes, handbags, belts, hats, curtains, school uniform and bedding (no ripped or stained items please). The school is then paid for every kilo collected. They no longer supply collection bags, but you can use any type of bin bag / plastic bag for your items. Please bring your bags to the grassy area between the staff room and car park at Pewley Down on the morning of Thursday 14 April. Alternatively, they can be left in the foyer at Holy Trinity from Monday 11 to Thursday 14 April (am).

23rd April Bake ‘n’ Stroll
12th June Summer Fair
16th July Summer Festival


JUNIOR

Summer Term Clubs List - download here 


HTSC News

Many thanks for all your help and support this term. We have raised just over £1,500 which is a brilliant result – thank you!

STOP PRESS - JOINT PEWLEY/HT EVENT - CHANGE OF DATE AND VENUE!
The Marvellous Maytime Bash - Saturday 21 May - 7pm -12pm
Get your party shoes on and let your hair down for this year’s HTPD Maytime bash! This year’s party will be held at the magnificent Masonic Hall in Guildford on Saturday 21 May with BBQ, fully stocked Bar, DJ and of course dancing until Midnight!

The Masonic Hall boasts enviable views of the fabulous River Wey, has a gorgeous outside decking area for that last bit of evening sunshine and a great dance floor. So book your babysitter and watch out for the ticket release date, tickets always sell out fast!

PHIL THE BAG – WEEK COMMENCING MONDAY 11 APRIL
Phil the Bag is back! Why not have a clear out over Easter and raise money for the school? Please keep all your old clothes and shoes as we will be collecting them during the week beginning 11 April (final collection day Thursday 14 April). All unwanted textiles welcome - adult and children’s clothing, shoes, handbags, belts, hats, curtains, school uniform and bedding (no ripped or stained items please).
Phil the Bag no longer give out bags, any types of bin bags/plastic bags are fine.

DATES FOR THE DIARY
PARENTS/CARERS COFFEE MORNING – FRIDAY 15 APRIL
Come and join us for a cuppa and a chat on Friday 15 April, straight after drop off.

HTSC MEETING – TUESDAY 19 APRIL – 8PM ROGUES
Our next HTSC planning meeting will be held on Tuesday 19 April, where we will be planning all the Summer Term events. Hope to see you there.

THIRSTY THURSDAY – 5 MAY - 8PM ROGUES


Piano Lessons 

Come and learn piano! Fun, friendly lessons to get you started or improving. It's a great instrument and/or a good starting point for other instruments and musical adventures. Lessons within the school day. Please contact Liz van Eykenhof 07856 578885 / lizz_arnold@hotmail.com to find out more.

Holy Trinity family looking for an au-pair/ mothers' help (ideally Spanish) to start as soon as possible! Must be able to drive. Please contact: louise_hallam@btinternet.com or tel: 07799 858734

For sale: a 10 foot trampoline in good condition with net (£60), Apollo girls’ bike – suitable for 4 – 7 years (£30) and Apollo girls’ bike suitable for 7 – 10 years (£30). Please call Bev – 892712.

Lost: 
Sam Page, 6H, has mislaid a pair of navy Nike football shorts. Could parents/children please check your PE bags and let the office know if you know of their whereabouts? Thank you.
Max Lewis, 3J, lost his school bag in the playground last Friday. It's an orange and army camouflage ruck sack and is named.
If anyone knows of its whereabouts, please let the office know. Thank you.

Menu - Week 3 

HTPD 18/3/16

18 March 2016

Dear Parents,

The term seems to have flown by! And here we are approaching the final week before the holidays. Next week, we will be bringing our assembly series to an end by reflecting on the events of Holy Week. Our final characters to come “face to face” with Jesus were those who witnessed the crucifixion and resurrection, and who realised the transforming power of God’s sacrificial love. We will be celebrating with a service for the whole school at Holy Trinity Church on Wednesday at 9.30am – parents who would like to join us could help by walking down with the children from school at 9am. This will be the first time this year when the whole school gathers in one place, as we are joined by our youngest reception classes.

With the political news focusing on the future of schools working together, it was great to be part of a Guildford event where this already happens – the annual primary school music festival at G-Live was attended by 12 local primary and infant schools, and our choir and orchestra represented HTPD so well. Congratulations to all those who performed and thanks to Lauren for rehearsing with them so brilliantly! We’ve also seen success on the netball court at a town wide tournament at which our Year 5 and Year 6 teams excelled, and a Surrey cross-country event last weekend where our runners pitted their stamina against the county’s elite.

Another area of the curriculum has also been accentuated this week at the juniors with the children taking part in the first school spelling competition. The children competed in their classes to find qualifiers for the year group challenge, with the winners then taking part in a final round in front of the whole school. Nightingale won in both Y3/4 and Y5/6 with Marcus and Ritvik being our school spelling champions!

Year 1 meanwhile enjoyed a super trip to Guildford castle, made all the more enjoyable by the spring sunshine. Likewise, Sports’ Relief taking place today has meant plenty of different opportunities to get outdoors with every year group either running or scooting to raise money for this good cause. Thank you so much for your generous contributions – we’ll let you know how much we raised.

With best wishes
Clare


End of term
Term ends next Thursday 24 March (1.30pm at Pewley Down and 1.45pm at Holy Trinity). There will be no PUPS or Clubs+ after school that day.

INFANT

Teacher-led clubs
There will be no teacher-led clubs next week as they have now finished for this term. Forms with choices for next term will be sent out at the end of the first week back after the Easter holidays.

Sport Relief at the infants
Thank you for completing all the sponsor forms for Sport Relief. We will let you know how many laps your child has completed so that sponsor money can be returned next week.

Class Photographs
The school photographer will be coming in to take class photos on Thursday 14 April.

Lost
Isla Coakley (Hazel class) has lost her mouse ear headband (unnamed) which she wore for the dressing up day in Book Week.

FOPS NEWS

A massive thank you to everyone who helped out to make Super Sunday such a success.

There was a great response to the Movie Afternoon, which the children enjoyed greatly and many thanks for the effort that went into providing the film and snacks, which freed up parents to participate in the Action Sunday

The feedback we have had from parents and staff alike is that they are amazed at the transformation of the Reception and year 2 areas, as well as the front of the school and just how hard everyone worked!

Next term’s FOPs meeting is on Wednesday 13th April. We are always looking for new ideas for fund raising and social events. If you are not able to join us, tell your class rep and it will be discussed at the meeting.

Save the Date
13th April - Next FOPS Meeting
14th April - Phil the Bag
23rd April - Bake ‘n’ Stroll
12th June - Summer Fair
16th July - Summer Festival

Tennis Club
Premier Tennis will be delivering a series of Mini-Tennis sessions for years 1 and 2 at Pewley Down offering pupils both an introduction to the sport with some great quality coaching. These sessions will run on Thursdays for 13 weeks from 14th April - 14th July and the full programme costs just £104. Bookings must be made either online via the following link premiertennis.co.uk/pewleydown or alternatively you can call the Premier Tennis office on 0845 475 1147. Places are limited.

Menu for week beginning Monday 21 March


JUNIOR

Easter Hop
We have arranged our Easter Hop – this will be on Wednesday, 23rd March.  Years 3 and 4 will be from 4.30–5.30pm.  Years 5 and 6 will be from 6.00–7.30pm.  The cost is £1 which includes a drink.

End of term
Term ends next Thursday 24 March (1.30pm at Pewley Down and 1.45pm at Holy Trinity).  There will be no PUPS or Clubs+ after school that day.

Easter Gardens
On Wednesday 23rd we will be making Easter Gardens at the junior school. Please bring your items to make your garden (no sweets) in on Wednesday morning and leave them in the classroom. We will then be walking down to Church and making the gardens at lunchtime in groups of 3 or less. Please click here for instructions on making an Easter Garden.

Lunch
Fish and Chips will be served on Thursday (last day of term) next week instead of Friday.

Invoices coming home – please settle accounts for the financial year end
If you had any amounts outstanding on Wednesday morning, then a yellow invoice will be coming home with your child. Please settle your accounts before the Easter holiday – our financial year end is 31 March. Thanks, Lesley and Flora

Sport

Wednesday 23rd March
Years 3 and 4 Boys Tag Rugby Festival at St. Peter’s (Away) - approximate finish time 5.30 p.m.
We will leave HT at approximately 3.00 p.m. Collection is from St. Peter’s

Wednesday 23rd March
Year 5 and 6 Hockey Tournament at Barrow Hills – We will leave HT at 1pm after lunch.  They will play from 2 – 3.30pm and parents are welcome to watch.  Barrow Hills has kindly arranged transport for the participants to and from the venue.  They should be back to school at approximately 4.15 – 4.30pm.  Please refer to Mary’s recent letter.   

Laura Sutton
HTPD Sports Co-ordinator
Follow us on Twitter: @HTPDSport

Film Night – Monday 21st March
Film will be finished at 5pm approximately, please collect children from their year group

HTSC News

STOP PRESS - JOINT PEWLEY/HT EVENT - CHANGE OF DATE AND VENUE!
The Marvellous Maytime Bash - Saturday 21st May - 7pm -12pm
Get your party shoes on and let your hair down for this year’s HTPD Maytime bash! This year’s Party will be held at the magnificent Masonic Hall in Guildford on Saturday 21 May with BBQ, fully stocked Bar, DJ and of course dancing until Midnight!

The Masonic Hall boasts enviable views of the fabulous River Wey, has a gorgeous outside decking area for that last bit of evening sunshine and a great dance floor. So book your babysitter and watch out for the ticket release date, tickets always sell out fast!

Easter Hop – Wednesday 23rd March
Don’t forget this year’s annual Easter Hop Disco for all children.
Years 3&4 from 4.30pm - 5.30pm
Years 5&6 from 6pm - 7.30pm
Entry is £1.00 which will include a snack and a drink.

PHIL THE BAG – WEEK COMMENCING MONDAY 11 APRIL

Phil the Bag is back! Why not have a clear out over Easter and raise money for the school?
Please keep all your old clothes and shoes as we will be collecting them during the week beginning 11 April (final collection day Thursday 14 April). All unwanted textiles welcome - adult and children’s clothing, shoes, handbags, belts, hats, curtains, school uniform and bedding (no ripped or stained items please). Phil the Bag no longer give out bags, any types of bin bags/plastic bags are fine.

DATES FOR THE DIARY
PARENTS/CARERS COFFEE MORNING – FRIDAY 15TH APRIL – STRAIGHT FROM DROP OFF

HTSC MEETING – Tuesday April 19th – 8pm in Rogues
Our next HTSC Planning meeting will be held on Tuesday 19th April, where we will be planning all the Summer Term events - Hope to see you there.

THIRSTY THURSDAY – 5th May, 8pm Rogues


Junior Menu for Week commencing 21 March

LOST
Ollie Newell 5S Named (inside bag) Red ‘Smiggle’ Lunch Bag

Amazing Art Club: Engaging, Creating, Inspiring!

Come along and have fun making and doing: from printing to mini books, painting, drawing, charcoal, 3-d and more with inspiring artist Sophie Artemis Pitt www.sophieartemispitt.com. See website for gallery of children's work from Watts Gallery, Painshill, Lightbox Museum and now Holy Trinity! 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. This popular club has been running since 2013.  Maximum 12 spaces so book early: THURSDAY 14th April - 7th July  (no class half term 2nd June) £168  for 12 x 2 hour workshops.  THURSDAYS  3.15pm - 5.15pm. All materials included in the price For more details or to book your place please contact Sophie on 07855 622303 or email sophieartemispitt@gmail.com

Energy Kidz
With just over a week to go before the Easter Holidays, Energy Kidz are celebrating by giving away 2 Standard Holiday Club Day Passes as part of an Easter Egg Hunt competition. To be in with a chance of winning, you need to hunt down as many Easter eggs as you can in the picture featured on the website (www.energy-kidz.co.uk) or facebook page (www.facebook.com/EnergyKidz)  – it’s a cracking challenge! Entries must be submitted before Sunday 20th March.   Find out more about Energy Kidz Holiday Clubs and book online: www.energy-kidz.co.uk/holiday-club

HTPD 11/3/16

11 March 2016

Dear Parents,

Thank you for all your positive comments about last week’s book week! I do hope you were also able to enjoy the parents’ consultations which have now been completed at both the infants and the juniors. I know the teachers always find these meetings so helpful in planning the next phase of your child’s education. It really does help to complete a full picture of each individual. If you didn’t manage to make an appointment, please do get in touch.

I’m enjoying analysing the results from this year’s parent survey. Thank you for taking the time to reflect on how we are doing as a school. I’ve been delighted to see how overwhelmingly positive the results look, with a very large majority of you feeling satisfied that our staff treat children with respect, that we promote gender, race and religious equality and that we do not discriminate on any grounds. The questions also focused on satisfaction with our extended hours’ provision and again the results are very positive. Some of the comments are going to be really helpful in moving the school forward and will be used by governors and the leadership team to ensure that we continue to be the welcoming and inclusive school described by our values. Once the analysis is complete, we’ll publish a summary on our website.

Our theme in assembly this week began with hearing the story of the woman who anointed Jesus with perfume. We reflected on the importance of loving others and loving ourselves. Taking time to pamper ourselves is an important priority, especially as we hurtle forwards through our busy lives. The children thought about how they each find rest and had time to be still. So I’m planning a relaxing weekend! I hope you manage to find some time to take a rest too.

With best wishes
Clare


HTPD Prayer Group
We next meet Monday 14th March from 8.15pm at Emma Laporte's house - contact emmalaporte@hotmail.com for further details - all warmly welcome.

INFANT

Sport Relief, Friday 18 March
We are looking forward to our Sport Relief activities next Friday.

  • Year 1 will need to have their PE kits and trainers in school as they will be running around the field.
  • Year R will be riding scooters and bikes around the front playground. We have scooters and bikes available in school, but children can bring in their own named scooter or bike with a helmet if they like.
  • Year 2 will be doing their sponsored swim during their normal swimming lesson on Wednesday.

Please remember to bring in completed sponsorship forms by next Thursday 17 March. Spare copies are available in the office.

Sport Relief wristbands are also now available to purchase from the school office at a cost of £1 each.

Playground equipment
We've just bought some new playground equipment with our Sports' Premium funding and the children are being very careful with it. Could we respectfully ask parents to help remind the children that it's all just for playtime and not to be used before and after school. Thank you. 


Ballet Club show
This term’s ballet show will be next Thursday 17 March at 3.30pm.

FOPS News

FOPS NEWS
Spring has arrived and so has Super Sunday on 13th March.

For the children FOPS is showing the film Paddington on the big screen in the hall. The film is free, but to raise funds for the school we will be selling popcorn and squash for £2 per child.
Tickets are being issued for the event to gain an idea on the amount of beverages. Please contact Leanna Donkin leanna.donkin@hotmail.co.uk, Sally Rolton srolton@btinternet.com or Ali Fairbanks by e-mail or in the school playground at 3 pm.
Parents will need to supervise their child/children.

In conjunction with the movie, we are calling for help to tidy-up the outside area of school in preparation for Easter and the Summer term. This is the third time we have run this event and the feedback we get from the School and the Children is that they really appreciate all the hard work we put in.  The outside area isn’t really covered under the caretaker’s duties, so we can make a real difference. The school has advised us on the areas they would like us to concentrate on. Ideally we need a minimum of 30 parents in total to make an impact. This is only 5 people per class. At the last action Sunday we managed to collect 30 bags of rubbish for the tip.
So far we have had very few sign up to help. Please contact Jayne Woodsjaynelwoods@googlemail.com to donate your time on Sunday and get involved in making the outside space something to be proud of.
Could you please bring along brooms, dustpans & brushes, secateurs, green recycle bags/bin liners etc.

Save the Date
13th March - Action Sunday in conjunction with Movie Sunday.
17th March - Reception Drinks 8pm onwards, Three Pigeons Pub, High St
13th April - Next FOPS Meeting
14th April - Phil the Bag
23rd April - Bake ‘n’ Stroll
12th June - Summer Fair
16th July - Summer Festival


Lost:
Arthur Brown (Chestnut) has lost his green and white microfibre towel, red swimsuit and googles.  He has also separately lost a black cape, which is not named.
Samuel Rye (Hazel) has lost his fabric Spiderman mask. Last seen in school on Friday's Dressing Up Day. It's unnamed. If found please return to reception.

Nanny / child minder required
We are looking for an after school nanny (or child minder) to look after our 2 children (aged 6yrs and 3yrs)from 3pm until 6.30pm/7.00pm Monday to Thursday each week. We live in GU1 near to Pewley Down School and would be happy to discuss all options to find the right solution.  Please contact Suzy on 07841 239 674.

Menu for week beginning Monday 14 March


JUNIOR

Next week is the start of Sports Relief
To help support this great charity, we will be running a couple of fundraising events. We would like very child to attempt a mile on the Downs and give a £1 voluntary contribution to take part. This will happen during the year group’s main PE lesson. Year 5 will also be running a healthy snack sale on Friday, 18th March. This will consist of delicious fruit kebabs that will be on sale for around 50p each. We will also be selling Sport Relief wrist bands in the school reception for £1 (from Monday!). This is a brilliant way to get moving and to educate and inform our children about healthy lifestyles, as well as make some money for a great cause.

Please settle accounts – financial year end
Financial year end is looming at the end of this month. We would like to have all accounts settled up to that date please. We will invoice anyone with outstanding balances next week. Please settle preferably before then to minimise the exercise – and please add on lunch credit if needed. Thanks very much to those who monitor their accounts and keep them paid up! Lesley and Flora

Sport
There are no sports fixtures next week and all after school sports clubs will run as normal.
Laura Sutton
HTPD Sports Co-ordinator
Follow us on Twitter: @HTPDSport


HTSC News

QUIZ & CURRY NIGHT
Thanks very much to everyone who came along.  It was a fantastic evening and we raised a whopping £1,000.

PHIL THE BAG – WEEK COMMENCING MONDAY 11 APRIL

Phil the Bag is back! Why not have a clear out over Easter and raise money for the school?
Please keep all your old clothes and shoes as we will be collecting them during the week beginning 11 April (final collection day Thursday 14 April). All unwanted textiles welcome - adult and children’s clothing, shoes, handbags, belts, hats, curtains, school uniform and bedding (no ripped or stained items please).  Phil the Bag no longer give out bags, any types of bin bags/plastic bags are fine.

DATES FOR THE DIARY
PARENTS/CARERS COFFEE MORNING – FRIDAY 15TH APRIL – STRAIGHT FROM DROP OFF
 
HTSC MEETING – Tuesday April 12th – 8pm in Rogues
Our next HTSC Planning meeting will be held on Tuesday 19th  April, where we will be planning all the Summer Term events - Hope to see you there.
 
THIRSTY THURSDAY – 5th May, 8pm Rogues


Lost:
Sophie Henry in 3C, has lost several items of clothing, all named in red letters: blue skirt and blue cardigan. Also, a blue cardigan with Nightingale logo and blue leggings. Please let the office know if you have picked them up in error. Thank you.

Can you help this worthwhile cause? 2 students at the local Taekwon-Do School; Spirit Taekwon-Do Surrey, have been selected for the Junior ITF England squad to compete at the European Taekwon-Do Championships in Greece this April! The Chief Instructor may also be selected for the men’s team.
Competitors are only partially funded, so an 'Easter Fun Day' will be held in order to raise as much as possible. If you are able to support the Fun Day, it is being held on Saturday, 26th March from 12pm until 3pm at Broadwater School, Summers Rd, Godalming GU7 3BW. Please note all are welcome so feel free to invite your friends too! For further information, please call 07789 545300.
Damian Smith III Degree
Spirit Taekwon-Do Surrey Chief Instructor
Guildford High School TKD Instructor
Guildford County School TKD Instructor

Week 1
 

HTPD 4/3/16

04 March 2016

Dear Parents,

This week really has been HTPD at its best! The children have surpassed themselves across both sites with a “zest for learning”. Every day they have enjoyed one of four different themed activities all linked to a book about a journey. We’ve reflected on how much can be learnt by journeying together as we have watched children working in their house teams supporting each other to work hard, imagine, create and problem solve. Do take a look at the JTLYKs which summarise all that’s gone on – as well as our Twitter feed! Huge thanks are owed to Geraldine and Alison who masterminded the week, and to the whole staff team who planned and lead such fantastic learning opportunities.

Amidst all the excitement of Bookweek, we received a visit from the Environmental Health Inspector who awarded both kitchens a 5-star hygiene rating. It’s great to see that both Iris and Gill have been recognised as leading such high quality catering teams! Well done to all our super cooks.
We’ve also enjoyed hosting 19 children and two teachers from our Spanish partner school. They’ve become part of the school family this week and have joined in with assembly, all the book week activities, read to the children in Reception, as well as squeezing in a day trip to London and a walking tour of Guildford. Our Y6 host families deserve a special mention too, making sure that our visitors felt welcomed and cared for. Thank you!

So, I do hope your children have commented on how much they’ve enjoyed the week – it’s been a huge whole school event, and we’ll definitely be thinking about how to build on its’ success when we plan for next year!

With best wishes, Clare

INFANT

Parent Consultations, Tuesday 8 & Wednesday 9 March
You should now have received your appointment time for the parent consultations next week. We would encourage you to keep to the 10 minute time slot, but please do ask if you feel you need a longer appointment on another occasion. Please come to the library/office area on arrival where there will be a list showing where the consultations are being held.

Teacher-led clubs
There will be no teacher-led clubs next week owing to the parent consultations.

Sport Relief, Friday 18 March
Look out for the Sport Relief letter and sponsorship form which has gone home in book bags this week. All the children will be participating in sporting activities on 18 March.
Sport Relief wristbands will be available to purchase from the school office from Monday 7 March at a cost of £1 each.

Year R
The school nurse will be visiting on Tuesday 8 March to do the height, weight and sight tests.

Ballet Club show
This term’s ballet show will be on Thursday 17 March (and not Thursday 10 March as some of you may have been told).

Lost
Stefan Lawson-Foia has lost his dark blue GAP fleece with a hood – the fleece is named.


FOPS News

Save the Date
5th March - HTSC EVENT - see below HTSC News


13th March - Action Sunday in conjunction with Movie Sunday, 2-4pm
We are hoping to have a film afternoon at school between 2-4pm showing the film Paddington on the big screen in the hall. The film is free, but to raise funds for school we will be selling popcorn and squash for £2 per child.
 
Please book tickets (either in the playground or by email) with Ali Fairbanks (Sophie’s mum Walnut), Leanna Donkin (Poppy’s mum Willow) or Sally Rolton (Marcus and Zach’s mum Walnut and Hazel) by Wednesday 9 March, to give them an idea of the amount of popcorn / squash required.

Parents will need to supervise their child/children during the film. Please team up with other families and nominate someone to be responsible for your child to enable as many adults as possible to put on their gardening gloves and help with the clearing up of the school grounds in readiness for spring. We need about 30 parents, dads especially, as there are so many jobs to be done. Please contact Jayne Preston (Austin, Charlie and Oliver’s Mum) to confirm if you are able to help out.  

13th April Next FOPS Meeting
14th April Phil the Bag
23rd April Bake ‘n’ Stroll
12th June Summer Fair
16th July Summer Festival

Menu for week beginning Monday 7 March


JUNIOR

Sport

Wednesday 9th March
Year 3 Boys Football Festival v St. Joseph’s (Away) - approximate finish time 5.00 p.m.
We will leave HT at 3.00 p.m. Collection is from St. Joseph’s.

Thursday 10th March
Year 6 A Team Netball v St Hilary's (Away) - approximate finish time 5.30 p.m.
We will leave HT at 3.00 p.m. Collection is from St. Hilary’s.

Friday 11th March
Year 5 Netball Tournament v St. Catherine’s - approximate finish time 4.45 p.m.

We will leave HT at 11.30 a.m. Collection is from St. Catherine’s

Saturday 12th March
Guildford Schools Netball Tournament at Tormead – approximate finish time 12.30

Tournament will start prompt at 8.15 a.m. Please drop off and collect from Tormead.

Saturday 12th March
Year 5 and 6 Girls and Boys Surrey Schools Cross County at The Priory, Reigate

Approximate timings – start at 9.45 a.m. and finish at 1.30 p.m. Please drop off and collect from The Priory.

All sports clubs will run next week as normal.

Laura Sutton
HTPD Sports Co-ordinator
Follow us on Twitter: @HTPDSport


HTSC News

QUIZ & CURRY NIGHT - SATURDAY 5 MARCH - 7.30 PM
If you are coming to the HT Quiz and Curry night tomorrow, just a reminder that there will be a fully stocked bar (selling beer, wine, prosecco and soft drinks) plus a great raffle, so don't forget to bring your wallets! The lower playground will be open for parking.
 
YEAR 3 CAKE SALE – FRIDAY 11 MARCH
The final cake sale of the term is next Friday (11 March) and is for Year 3, so please could Year 3 parents send in cakes/biscuits (things like fairy cakes/flapjacks etc) on Friday morning. No nuts please. The children love the cake sales so please do try and send cakes so that there are enough to go around.

The cakes are sold to the children during school time in the afternoon. We suggest you send your child in with £1 to buy cakes. If there are any cakes left over, we sell them after school. Please look out for emails from your class reps asking for help with this cake sale.
 
PHIL THE BAG – WEEK COMMENCING MONDAY 11 APRIL
Phil the Bag is back! Why not have a clear out over Easter and raise money for the school?

Please keep all your old clothes and shoes as we will be collecting them during the week beginning 11 April (final collection day Thursday 14 April). All unwanted textiles welcome - adult and children’s clothing, shoes, handbags, belts, hats, curtains, school uniform and bedding (no ripped or stained items please).  Phil the Bag no longer give out bags, any types of bin bags/plastic bags are fine.


Lost: Jarod Simoes (5S) has mislaid his named PE kit. Please could you check your bags in case it was picked it up by mistake. Thank you.

Week 3 Manu



GLive Guildford will be hosting a free Science and Arts Festival on Saturday
, 12th March between 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Innovate Guildford, aimed mainly at Year 5 children and above, will have an extraordinary amount of diverse interests to suit everybody. For a full list of participants, please visit www.innovateguildford.co.uk or call 01483 505050 for more information and latest updates. Follow us on Twitter: @InnovateG4.

Plus: Guildford Borough Council has put together lots of helpful information to keep everyone entertained during the Easter break; playschemes, sports academies, arts and crafts, drama clubs and family days out! For further information on these activities and much more, please visit: www.guildford.gov.uk/holidayactivities

Are you looking for a position within Guildford Diocese? Christ Church, Guildford have the following posts available. If you would like further information on any of them, or a copy of job descriptions/application forms, please contact Nick at nick@christchurchguidlford.com. The closing date is Thursday, 24th March:
Office Administrator (Part-time)
• Monday to Friday (mornings) - 17½ hours pw - hours tbd by mutual agreement.
• Flexible working during school holidays possible by agreement.
The Administrator occupies a frontline position and will be expected to interact with both staff and visitors in a welcoming and informative manner. Excellent IT and interpersonal skills essential.
Premises Manager (Part-time)
• 8 hours pw - hours tbd by mutual agreement
The Premises Manager will co-ordinate and oversee work needed in the church, Hall, Church House, grounds and staff accommodation, ensuring that they meet appropriate stands of maintenance.

From Fear to Friend

Free classes are being offered to help children overcome their fear of dogs. Imagine a child unable to go to the park, the beach, or even walk to school – not because of disability, but because of a debilitating fear of dogs. This newly formed voluntary group runs regular free classes teaching children aged 5 to 11 how to relax in the company of dogs without worrying.
Sessions are carefully structured with the children always supervised and participating within their own comfort zone, only coming into contact with the dogs when they are ready to do so. The free classes take place from 5pm to 6pm on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month. Children from all local areas are welcome. For more information and to book a place please call Ann Cook on 01737 246902. You can also visit their Facebook page.