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HTPD 31/3/17

31 March 2017

Dear parents

Red Nose Day really was a huge success across both schools with over £2000 being raised from a combination of Year 2 sponsored swimming, cake sales, Year 6 stalls, raffles, and talent shows. It was so lovely to see how keen the children were to put this term’s theme of love into action. They were all keen to remember how lucky they are and wanted to make a difference to the lives of those less fortunate. Our school value “Imagining the journey in another’s footsteps” together with the national fundraising initiative inspired all of us to be generous. Thank you so much for your support!

This week has proved to be a fantastic end to the term; the children’s reflections, prayers and responses to our Pause Day, as well as their participation in our Easter service at Holy Trinity Church, emphasised the importance of slowing down enough to notice - and to be thankful. For some children working together with others to create beautiful Easter gardens also gave them the opportunity to ponder on the Easter story.

The summer term begins for all of us on Tuesday April 18th; until then I hope you all have a super holiday. I’ll be having fun with my parents at their Golden Wedding Anniversary, continuing the theme of Love is… as we get together as a family to celebrate. Looking forward to seeing all the children again after Easter – we have plenty of exciting things happening next term for them to enjoy!

With best wishes
Clare

WHOLE SCHOOL

Vacancy: Catering Assistant, Pewley Down School, Guildford – immediate start
Harrison’s Catering are looking for a Catering Assistant to join the catering team at Pewley Down. The job includes assisting with the preparation of our fresh food offer and with serving customers, as well as with washing up and cleaning. The ideal candidate will not need any previous experience working in a busy catering environment, but must be able to work as part of a team. You will be rewarded with a competitive salary for working 20 hours per week (4 hours a day), term time only. If you are interested and would like to apply for this role, please email your CV and covering letter to jon_bendle@yahoo.co.uk.
 
Please note that school resumes after the Easter holidays on Tuesday 18th April.


INFANT

PE kits 18 & 19 April
Guildford Cricket Club are coming in to do some cricket coaching during PE lessons in the first week back after Easter. Please could Year R and Year 2 bring in their full PE kit (with trainers) on Tuesday 18 April. Year 1 should wear their kits as usual on Wednesday 19th.

Year 2 swimming
Swimming lessons for Year 2 will start on Wednesday 26 April.


Menu for week beginning Monday 17 April

Mon: School closed – Easter Monday

Tues: Sweet & Sour Chicken with Boiled Rice or Roasted Pepper & Leek Flan with New Potatoes; Fruit Jelly

Weds: Roast Turkey with Roast Potatoes & Gravy or Macaroni Cheese; Chocolate Sponge & Chocolate Sauce

Thurs: Mexican Chilli or Vegetable & Lentil Curry with Rice; Cheesecake 
Fri: Fish Fingers with Chips & Homemade Tomato Ketchup or Neapolitan Pasta; Rice Pudding

Available daily: Selection of seasonal vegetables, salads, jacket potato and bread. Yoghurt, milk and fresh fruit.

See below for FOPS news ….


JUNIOR

Year 6 Hoodies
It would be great if you could place your leaver hoodie order by the end of the Easter holidays. You should have received a parent mail with all the details. The hoodies will be delivered direct to school in time for the trip to Preston Montford. If you need any help please email Rebecca Newenham rebecca@getaheadva.com
 
Menu - Week 1 - coming soon


FOPS News (Infant PTA)

We just wanted to thank you all again for the enormous number of yummy cakes you brought in on Friday. The sale raised an amazing £105 for Comic Relief - a brilliant result.

Phil the Bag Collection - Friday 5th May:
A great reason to have a clear out over the Easter break and raise money for the school! Phil the Bag are coming to HTPD once again! All unwanted textiles welcome - adult and children’s clothing, shoes, handbags, belts, hats, curtains, school uniform and bedding. The school receives 35 pence for every kilo we manage to collect, that’s £350 per tonne - so every item of clothing counts! Please note that Phil the Bag do not accept blankets, duvets, bric-a-brac, pillows, sleeping bags, rugs, carpet, offcuts of fabric, any WET items, tent canvas, soft toys and no ripped or stained clothing. Please also bear in mind that the clothing is for re-use so should be in a wearable condition.

Year 2 Leavers Book:
Information coming out soon - prior to Easter Break

Bake n’ Stroll – Sunday 23rd April:
It’s Spring and the sun is shining at last, which means it’s time for Bake n’ Stroll! Come and join us for a fun, family treasure hunt on Pewley Down and yummy tea and cake back at school. Once again we will also be holding our very own Pewley Bake Off! This year we are looking for Mum Masterpiece’s, Dad’s Delicacies and Children’s Cakes and Cookies. There will be prizes for the winning adult entries plus 1st, 2nd and 3rd places for Children up to Yr 2 and a separate category for Yr 3 and above. Entry forms have been sent out and every returned form will be entered into a Lucky Draw to win a gorgeous Spring Hamper – generously sponsored by Cavenders. Put the date in your diary - we look forward to seeing you there!!

Calling all runners!
If you would like to meet up for a social run then please join us (some friendly year R Mums) on Thursday mornings in the playground straight after drop-off. We usually run for around 30-45 mins around Pewley Down and the Chantries. All fitness levels welcome. 


FOPS webpage:
Check out the FOPS webpage and find out more about upcoming events and exciting new plans for improving the rear outside areas at Pewley. The minutes from our last FOPS meeting are now also available here.

Annual Fun Run – Sunday 21st May 2017 – Shalford Park:
The HTPD Fun Run is back. This year it will take place at Shalford Park. Organisation of a bigger and better event is well under way and this year we are looking forward to the launch of the parents and teachers 5k run. Dust off those trainers and please put the date in the diary for what we hope will be another fantastic family event.

SAVE THE DATE:
Sun 23rd April – Bake n’ Stroll 2-4pm at Pewley
Fr 5th May – Phil the Bag collection at HTPD
Weds 10th May – FOPS meeting, 8pm in the Staff Room
Sun 21st May – HTPD Fun Run at Shalford Park
Sun 11th June – Pewley Summer Fair 1-3pm
Sat 17th June – HTPD Summer Party 7-12pm at Weybourne House, Guildford


HELP NEEDED - HTPD Summer Party – Sat 17th June 7-12pm:
Plans for the joint Summer Party at Weybourne House are now well under way! Once again it will be a relaxed, fun filled evening with good food, dancing and a well-stocked bar at this local riverside location. For extra fun and funds we will, again, be holding a SILENT AUCTION but we need a team of people and prizes to make it happen. Would YOU be willing to source and co-ordinate prizes? Or do YOU or your company have a suitable prize to offer? – these could be event tickets or passes to a ‘behind the scenes’ experience,  a weekend away, a case of bubbly or similar. Have an idea? Please contact Jill, Nicci or Sue.


HTSC News (Junior PTA)

HTSC MEETING – WEDNESDAY 26 APRIL

The first HTSC meeting of the summer term is scheduled for Wednesday 26 April at Rogues from 8pm. We will be planning all the summer term’s activities. All welcome.

HTPD SUMMER PARTY – 17 JUNE - AUCTION HELP NEEDED!
Plans for the joint Summer Party at Weybourne House are now well under way! Once again it will be a relaxed, fun filled evening with good food, dancing and a well-stocked bar at this local riverside location. For extra fun and funds we will, again, be holding a SILENT AUCTION but we need a team of people and prizes to make it happen. Would YOU be willing to source and co-ordinate prizes? Or do YOU or your company have a suitable prize to offer? These could be event tickets or passes to a ‘behind the scenes’ experience, a weekend away, a case of bubbly or similar. Have an idea? Please contact Ros (jrvickerman@yahoo.co.uk) or Carrie (carriewitts@gmail.com).


PHIL THE BAG – WEEK BEGINNING TUESDAY 2 MAY (COLLECTION FRIDAY 5 MAY)
A great reason to have a clear out over the Easter break and raise money for the school! Phil the Bag are coming to HTPD once again! All unwanted textiles welcome - adult and children’s clothing, shoes, handbags, belts, hats, curtains, school uniform and bedding. The school receives 35 pence for every kilo we manage to collect, that’s £350 per tonne - so every item of clothing counts! Please note that Phil the Bag do not accept blankets, duvets, bric-a-brac, pillows, sleeping bags, rugs, carpet, offcuts of fabric, any WET items, tent canvas, soft toys and no ripped or stained clothing. Please also bear in mind that the clothing is for re-use so should be in a wearable condition

DATES FOR THE DIARY:

YEAR 6 FUNDRAISING COFFEE MORNING – FRIDAY 28 APRIL
Come along to a Year 6 leavers' fundraising coffee morning at Viv Edward’s house (54 Pewley Way) straight from drop-off.

HTPD ANNUAL FUN RUN – SUNDAY 21 MAY - SHALFORD PARK
The HTPD Fun Run is back. This year it will take place at Shalford Park. Organisation of a bigger and better event is well under way and this year we are looking forward to the launch of the parents and teachers 5k run. Dust off those trainers and please put the date in the diary for what we hope will be another fantastic family event.



HTPD SUMMER PARTY
– Saturday 17 June - Weybourne House, Guildford.

HT SUMMER FAIR - Friday 30 June (6pm - 8pm).



Rosamund Community Garden
As Spring has arrived and the Easter holidays will be upon us soon we – Rosamund Community Garden – would like to invite you and your family to our garden on 1 April between 2 and 4pm with specially organised activities for the kids: preparing the ground and sowing wild flowers, making raised beds in the kids’ area, renovating our bug hotel, planning herbs etc around fruit trees, possibly propagating in our new shed etc.

You are also welcome on Friday 7 April between 10am & 1pm when we will do our usual gardening work of digging, weeding, planting, seeding etc in which you and your family may like to join us or you might just like to look around and share our social activities of a hot drink and a chat.
We are based in Longdown Road GU4 8PP. For more info see our website: guildfordcommunitygarden.wordpress.com/ or contact us on: guildfordcommunitygarden@gmail.com or phone Joanna on 078678 03871. We hope to see you there.

Saturday 15 April at the Friary11am – 4pm
Come along as there is a Craft Workshop using Recycled Materials to make Eco Bonnets at The Friary. There is also a colouring competition please see https://www.thefriaryguildford.com/whats-on/easter-colouring competition-form/ for more details.