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Junior 24/5/13

24 May 2013

Dear parents

I would like to start by thanking all of you who have written expressing your support following the Ofsted report. Your emails mean a tremendous lot to all the staff and go a long way to encouraging and re-energising people who need this following the inspection. Can I reiterate the importance of the parents’ meeting on June 5th at 7.45pm. This will give us a chance to talk all the issues through.

Today was Fluffy Friday with great activities at Pewley including Country Dancing, an adventure run across the downs and making a pop video. I took a group of juniors bird watching. It was just great in the drizzly wet weather. We saw twenty four species with high points being a cormorant drying its wings on a pylon and 60 or so Swifts plus a few House Martins swooping low all around us at Stoke Lock. In the afternoon, Helen had organised Tennis and Crazy Golf for the children and even though it was raining and cold the children played with great enthusiasm and declared it the best fluffy ever! It was so good to be with children and out of the office and difficult meetings for a day.

I do hope you have a really happy half term. I am off to Ireland for Ollie, my twenty seven year old son’s wedding. I have been asked to give the address at the wedding service. I am speaking from Colossians chapter 3 which tells us to put on compassion, kindness, humility and patience, to be tolerant, forgiving and over all of that, to put on love which binds us all together. A great message for young people embarking on married life together and also for us as a family community together. My hope and prayer is that we continue to work together in an atmosphere of trust and confidence.

With very best wishes, Richard


Events happening week commencing Monday, 3rd June
Monday 3rd – Back to school
Tuesday 4th – Jeremy Strong event Years 1-4
Wednesday 5th - 7:45 pm - Ofsted report meeting
Wednesday 5th - Year 4 Bentley Copse

Fluffy
This has probably been one of the wettest Fluffy days we have ever had! The children have been resilient and resourceful as usual and still had a great time. We have noticed that children are forgetting to bring their £1 for the day and we would be grateful if you could send any monies owing next half term. We do try to keep Fluffy prices to a minimum but are finding that we are not covering all the costs at present.

Jeremy Strong event on Tuesday 4th June
We are pleased to be able to welcome Jeremy Strong to our School on June the 4th. Jeremy will be talking to Years 1-4 about his life as an author and his new book, ‘My Brother’s Famous Bottom gets Crowned!’ during the afternoon and then signing books afterwards. There is no charge for this event but if you would like your child to purchase a book and have it signed please ensure he/she brings £6.00 into school on the day. Owing to the large numbers of children attending, we are unable to allow the children to phone parents to bring money, or to advance copies without payment. Year 5&6 will also be able to buy a book after the event for £6. The book sales will be handled by Waterstones and if you are sending a cheque please could you make it payable to them. For further information email geraldinet@holytrinity.surrey.sch.uk

Board Games & Lego Club
There will be no board games or Lego club on Tuesday 4th June. This is because of the Jeremy Strong visit.

Traffic in Cline Road
Please take extra care when entering Cline Road due to the building works.

PTA (HTSC) Reminders

Thank you for all the Phil the Bag donations.

Summer Fair - Friday 5th July
Here's early notice that we will be asking for donations of jolly jars/bags, bottles for the bottle tombola and unwanted gifts to be brought into school on Monday 24th June. We will be asking for donations of fresh produce and plants on the day of the fair.

We are looking for raffle prizes if you are able or know of a company who is able to donate or sponsor our main prize (Mini iPad) please contact Caroline Swift caroline@swifts.me.uk.

This year we are having an American theme for the fair, so if you have any suggestions or ideas for stalls please email Caroline.

Next HTSC Meeting Wednesday 12th June at 8pm.
 


Save the date - 13th June - Summer Film Night
Come and watch the premiere of Disney's latest animated blockbuster 'Wreck It Ralph' (screening for Years 3 - 5 only from 3.30pm).

And, as voted by Year 6, the hilarious comedy 'Parental Guidance' (screening for Year 6 only from 6.00pm). Join your friends for a fun night with popcorn and ice-cream. Full details and tickets available after Half Term.

Lost
A Year 6 PE kit in a navy bag has been missing for several weeks so please check to see that you have the correct kit. The missing trainers have unusual black and white laces. Thank you.
Hannah Belsey in 4M has lost a black and white Lorus wrist watch, last seen in the 4M classroom on the ground floor.

St. Saviour’s Holiday Club at Holy Trinity School
Taking place between 6-8th August, for ages 5 – 11 years old. Please go to www.outofthisworld2013.org.uk to register. If you have any further queries, please email holidayclub@st-saviours.org.uk

Viking Quest - Holiday Club!
The Vikings are coming to Guildford this summer for the annual Christ Church Holiday Club in Waterden Road! It runs from Wednesday, July 31st to Sunday, August 4th and all children from Reception to Year 6 are welcome to join for 5 days of fun-packed adventures, games, crafts, drama, singing and learning about God. Booking starts on Friday, 17th May, and you can either do this online at www.hclub.christchurchguildford.com or phone Louise on 01483 301927 from 8.30am on Friday. All this for just £10 per child for all five days, so launch your longboats and get on board!

Half Term Jazz Concert for children - Don't worry what the weather is doing, turn off the TV and come to a cool cat jazz concert with the Will Todd Ensemble and vocalist Bethany Halliday. Times are 2.30-3.30 pm on Wednesday 29th May and tickets are £4. Also adults evening jazz at 8.00 - 10.30 pm. Tickets cost £10. Booking essential call 01483 453227 or email info@bardesarts.co.uk

'Architect in the House' is a charitable initiative created by RIBA/ Shelter whereby homeowners can receive an hour consultation with a RIBA Chartered Architect for a suggested donation of £45 to Shelter. For every £45 Shelter receive from a homeowner, their housing advisers will be able to help at least two homeless families. Local Architectural practice, d-10 Architects (run by Andrew Day, father of Ethan 6C) have registered for the scheme and Andrew can be contacted directly at aday@d-10architects.com or please call 07932 621085. More details of the scheme can be found at www.architectinthehouse.org.uk.

Menu Week Commnencing 3rd June