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HTPD 27/5/16

27 May 2016

Dear Parents,

Ginnie and I spoke to the children today in assembly at the juniors about the exciting news that she has been appointed as headteacher at a delightful infant school in Churt. It’s no surprise that the governors at St. John’s were keen to recruit her – she has so many talents and gifts that ideally suit her for this new role, but we will miss her! We will of course want to celebrate with her at the end of term as she says her farewells to HTPD. I also wanted to let you know that Julia’s baby was born last week – welcome to George and congratulations to Mum and Dad!

Today is Fluffy Friday and the whole school is alive with the buzz of learning. The children are taking part in a wonderful range of diverse activities, from building an eco-habitat, learning a new sport, tracking aeroplane flights, or swimming in the summer sunshine at the Lido. Some children at the infants are exploring the junior school and of course our Year 6 Pewley Playmates are hard at work! It’s great to see the staff creatively planning to allow the children new opportunities and challenge. We’re also looking forward to welcoming back our Year 6 Spanish travellers who’ve been having a super week with our partner school. They’ve been excellent ambassadors – take a look at the photos on Twitter!

Last night the governors took part in some excellent training at the school that reminded them of their responsibilities to ensure safeguarding is held as a high priority in all aspects of school life. It enabled me to reflect again on why Fluffy Friday and residential visits are such valuable “whole child” learning experiences!

Finally, can I say a huge thank you to FOPS who have raised funds to allow us to build a “music garden” at the infants. It’s a fabulous new resource and we’re excited to show it off to you all at the Pewley Summer Fair on Sunday June 12th.

It’s great to be able to wish you all a very happy half term break after such a wonderful start to the summer term. I know that all the children and staff will enjoy a few days of sunshine and relaxation!

With best wishes, Clare

INFANT

Healthy Week, Monday 6 – Friday 10 June: The week after half term is our Healthy Week, funded through the Sports Premium. Children will be taking part in different activities every day including Surrey Scorchers Basketball, Kickstart Fencing and Premier Tennis. Children should come to school in their PE kits and trainers every day that week.

Golden Boot Challenge:
A reminder that we will be asking the children how they come to school on Friday 10, 17, 24 June and 1 July. If you do drive to school, please try and park a bit further away and then walk the rest of the way. This will still count as a greener way of coming to school.

Run to Rio update
: The updated total for week 6 is: 2270

Sainsbury’s vouchers:
Please have a look round at home and bring in any remaining Active Kids vouchers.

Lost Property: We have collected together a fair amount of un-named uniform from around the school. This is now in the lost property box outside the lower entrance. Please have a look if you have items missing. Please also remember to name all children’s uniform to make it easier to reuite with its owner.

Lost: Manuel (Oak Class) has lost his plain blue, un-named school jumper (not a house sweatshirt).
Cora Byrne (Willow Class) has lost her navy Mandela cardigan, age 3-4 years, named Byrne.

Infant Menu - Week 2

FOPS News

Save the Date
Monday 6th June SUMMER FAIR DONATIONS DAY (this will not be a mufti day as children are coming to school all week in their PE kits).
Thursday 9th June Mini Moo unveiling at Kokomo 7:30 pm onwards
Sunday 12th June Summer Fair 1 – 3 pm
Sunday 19th June The HTPD FUN RUN at Sutherland Park.
Saturday 9th July Summer Disco
Thursday 14th July Year 2 Celebration Drinks at Kokomo from 19:30 pm onwards.
Friday 15th July Year R Party 8 pm onwards at 21 Pewley Bank.

ACTION SUNDAY
Thank you to everyone who helped tidy the year 2 garden in preparation for the rejuvenation of this area.

SUMMER FAIR Sunday 12th June
Our Summer Fair will be on the 12th June from 1pm until 3pm. It is always a fun, family afternoon with traditional games, bouncy castle, ice cream, food and lots more.  This is one of the school major fund raising events, which has previously generated a significant amount of money for the school. We hope you will join us to make it a success, we need your help please and we are asking you to donate items for the stalls:

Donations for the Luxury Hampers - Please see the list of donations ideas circulated by your class reps.
Booty Bags– Please fill a small size sandwich bag with sweets, chocolates and small toys (left-overs from party bags are great) and tie it with a ribbon. Please make sure that the Booty Bags are unisex and do not contain nuts or anything which could be dangerous for small children such as boiled sweets or marbles. These are very popular, so please make as many as possible. For more details check out “Help! What’s A Booty Bag?” on the PTA page of the school website.

Bottles for the Bottle Tombola – Any bottle from olive oil to bubble bath, from squash to champagne. The more the merrier!

Good quality second hand books, toys and DVDs.

Please bring all donations and leave them in the boxes in the playground on Monday 6th June, which will NOT be a Mufti Day for the children. You should have received raffle tickets in book bags this week. More tickets are available from the school office should you need them.

If any parents or local businesses would like a stall at the fair, or donate a prize to the raffle please contact Susanne smw555@hotmail.com.
 


JUNIOR

Book Swap
Geraldine Tame, our Librarian, will be running a Book Swap during the lunch break on Tuesday, 7th June. Children should bring in an old book and swap it for a different one. There will be a prize draw for everyone who takes part.

Sport

There are no sports fixtures for the week beginning 6th June.

Junior Menu - Week 2

HTSC News

HTPD MARVELLOUS MAYTIME PARTY
Many thanks to all of you who came to the Maytime Party. It was a great night and initial figures suggest we raised around £3,500 which is a fantastic result.

A HUGE thanks must go to the parents who kindly donated prizes for the auction - it formed the major part of the funds raised and we couldn't have done it without your generous support.

SUMMER FAIR PLANNING
The Summer Fair Planning is now underway and we have launched a Summer Fair poster competition for the children for over half term - entries to be in by Tuesday 7 June. Please look out for the Parentmail with further details on how to enter.

We will also be asking for soft toys for the hook-a-bear stall. We can never have enough of these, so if you are having a clear out over half term, please put them aside for the fair!

There are still several slots free for the external stalls. If you would like a stall at the fair or know of anyone who would like to have a stall, please email Jo Burne (joburne@yahoo.co.uk).

HTPD FUN RUN - SUTHERLAND PARK - SUNDAY 19 JUNE
We have had a great response to the HTPD Fun Run. Thank you everyone.
By way of reminder:
Two races are being held at Sutherland Park - Reception to Year 2 (2.00pm start) and Years 3 to 6 (2.30pm start).

OTHER DATES FOR THE DIARY
Thirsty Thursday – There will be no Thirsty Thursday in June (due to the half term holiday).
HT Summer Fair – Friday 1 July (6pm - 8pm).


Multilingual Families Workshop, 6th, 13th and 30th July, 10– 12am
Come and join us to discuss the challenges of raising children in a multilingual family setting. The workshops aim at discussing current difficulties / successes met by multilingual families. It also provides a forum enabling parents to increase their chances to successfully raise multilingual children. Guidance and resources available. Contact: Isobel Miller, Family Support Outreach Worker, tel: 01483 566589.
Dominique Hopgood, Workshop facilitator, tel: 07904 178035, hopgooddominique@gmail.com

Footballing Dads
If there are any footballing dads wanting a game on either a Monday or Friday night please contact Austin (Gabriel’s dad, Hazel Class): 07855 246956. Various abilities welcome.

CHRIST CHURCH HOLIDAY CLUB 2016: In Search of Gold, 27-31 July 2016
Christ Church, Waterden Road, Guildford invites all children currently in Reception to year 6 to their annual Summer Holiday Club.  For 5 days packed with fun, crafts, music, drama and bible stories, this is not to be missed, and only costs £10 per child.  This year our theme is exploring the Amazonian rain forest, in search of Gold.   Visit www.christchurchguildford.com to find out more and to book & pay on line.  Places are limited and go quickly, so do not delay!  Enquiries to louise@christchurchguildford.com, 01483 301927.

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.

a neighbour has a snooker table for sale (£50) but only has one cue. There are no snooker balls either but does have pool balls. If you are interested, please call mobile number 07508 920452.

Free Cycling Classes Offer - Studio Lagree, Guildford is offering three FREE Ride (indoor cycling) classes for families and friends of Holy Trinity Pewley Down School. The Studio is located above Ask Pizza on Chapel Street just opposite the castle. Classes are held throughout the week. Please visit www.studiolagreeuk.com to book your free places.

 

HTPD 20/5/16

20 May 2016

Dear parents

It was really good to share our assessment story with an audience of parents on Tuesday evening. We emphasised how each child’s unique learning journey is guided along by the teaching methods we use at HTPD. We also outlined how we communicate to the children, how we help them to reflect on their learning themselves and how we report to you their current attainment and the next steps they need to take. Tom (who leads assessment across the school) helpfully likened assessment to car maintenance, with regular checks on the fuel gauge and tyre pressure being really important, just like our daily observations of children in the classroom. He then explained that the statutory external tests and annual assessments are more like an MOT – a useful safety check that all is going well, with important information about any repair work that might be necessary. He reminded us that it’s also vital to keep an eye on the destination, which at HTPD is to “Learn to Live”. Keep an eye out on our website for the presentation that Tom used if you weren’t able to join us.

Next week, a group of 18 children from Year 6 will be visiting our partner school in Aguilar, Spain together with Tom, Mary and Helen. This is a very exciting overseas trip and our international travellers always come back having learnt plenty about themselves and grown in confidence too in facing a challenge. Good luck to them all!

Tim Burgess, whom some of you might remember as a previous deputy head at HTPD, has been working with the children in Year 5 this week. He’s conducting some research as a University of Winchester lecturer into children learning outside the classroom. He’s observed the children taking part in a wide range of “adventure” activities out in our woodland area. They’ve been building shelters, lighting small fires and working cooperatively in teams. It’s been great to see all of the children really enthused about the experience, and it’s reminded me of the value in our wider curriculum. We’re also really enjoying having Tim around to lead our New Life Club at the juniors. It gives children another opportunity to reflect on our assembly themes – albeit in a slightly zanier context complete with phone calls from the Queen!

We’re looking forward to next week’s Fluffy Friday – another opportunity for children to learn in a wider context, as well as with new friends. We’re so grateful for your donation of £1 to ensure the sessions are really well resourced. There are a huge variety of different activities planned and we’re so grateful for any helpers. Do get in touch with your child’s teacher if you are able to offer the whole day, or just a short time. Extra adults really do make the day a success, and you’re sure to enjoy it too!

If you’re going to the May Time Party tomorrow night, I hope you have a great evening. Thank you for your generous support of the school and for the sense of community that this sort of occasion helps create.

With best wishes, Clare


Roadworks
Thank you for your patience with the roadworks on Harvey Road this week. We will be sending out further details of expected roadworks in Pewley Way next week.

INFANT

Action Sunday, 22 May 
We are looking forward to seeing you at the Action Sunday this weekend. Thank you in advance for your generous efforts looking after our school.

Fluffy Friday, 27 May
If you have not yet returned your Fluffy Friday choices form, please bring it in on Monday (23rd). We do also have a couple of un-named forms in the office! Children should come to school in mufti (home clothes, not uniform) and bring a £1 donation to help cover the costs of materials.

Teacher-led clubs - cancellations
Lego Club will not take place on Tuesday 24 May.
Outdoor Fun with Nicola will not take place next Thursday 26 May.

Healthy Week, Monday 6 – Friday 10 June
Healthy Week is taking place straight after half term – more details to follow. Children will need to wear their PE kits to school every day that week.

Data Collection Year R and Year 1
Data Collection sheets have gone home in book bags for children in Years R and 1. Please check the contact details, make any amendments and return the sheet to the school office by next Friday 27 May.

Golden Boot Challenge
We are taking part in the Surrey County Council Golden Boot Challenge again this year. This is designed to encourage children to try greener ways of coming to school such as walking or scooting. Today is the ‘baseline day’ and children’s usual mode of travel has been recorded. We will then be asking the children how they come to school on Friday 10, 17, 24 June and 1 July. If you do drive to school, please consider parking further away and then walking; this counts as park and stride. The class with the highest ‘green scores’ will win the Golden Boot Trophy.

Run to Rio update
The updated total for week 5 is: 1892

Menu for week beginning Monday 23 May

FOPS News

Save the Date:
Saturday 21st May MAYTIME PARTY
Sunday 22nd May ACTION SUNDAY & MOVIE SUNDAY
Tuesday 24th May Closing date for Fun Run Entries.
Friday 27th May Hazel Class Cake Sale
Thursday 9th June Mini Moo unveiling at Kokomo 7:30 pm onwards
Sunday 12th June Summer Fair 1- 3 pm
Sunday 19th June The HTPD FUN RUN at Sutherland Park.
Saturday 9th July Summer Disco
Thursday 14th July Year 2 Celebration Drinks at Kokomo from 19:30 pm onwards.
Friday 15th July Year R Party 8 pm onwards at 21 Pewley Bank.

MAYTIME PARTY 21st May
: There has been a fantastic response to this event and you should have received your tickets in book bags earlier this week. Have a great night!

ACTION SUNDAY 22nd May 2 – 4pm
: This is our fourth Action Sunday and on previous occasions the response has been great from the School and Children, who appreciate all the hard work put in. The outside area isn’t really covered under the caretaker’s duties, so we can make a real difference.
Ideally we need a minimum of 30 parents in total to make an impact. This is only 5 people per class.
Please contact Jayne Woods,  jaynelwoods@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.

MOVIE SUNDAY 22nd May 2 – 4pm:
In conjunction with the Action Sunday we will be holding a Movie Sunday on the Big Screen in the hall. The film will be free, but to raise funds for school we will be selling popcorn and squash for £2 per child which can be purchased on the day. Please note that children must be supervised at all times by a parent/guardian.

SUMMER FAIR Sunday 12th June 1 – 3 pm
: Our Summer Fair will be on the 12th June from 1pm until 3pm. It is always a fun, family afternoon with games, music, food and lots more. Please put the date in your diaries. If any parents or local businesses would like a stall at the fair, or donate a prize to the raffle please contact Susanne, smw555@hotmail.com.
We are also looking for someone who can juggle or use a Diablo. We really hope to run a Circus Skills area at the Summer Fair and it would be great to have someone there demonstrating! Please contact Susanne or Jill if you can help.

FUN RUN Sunday 19th June: Registration for the inaugural Holy Trinity Pewley Down Fun Run in Sutherland Park is now open and you should have received an entrance form in book bags. Two races are being held on June 19th to help raise funds for the outdoor school areas. Entrance is £10 and if you enter by May 24th you will be guaranteed a limited edition HTPD fun run t-shirt designed by the pupils in a competition. Everyone who finishes will get a medal and a bottle of water. The first boy and first girl home in each race also get a trophy. The event is open to children from all years, there will be both an infant (1K) and a junior (2K) run with a fully marshalled course and water stations.


JUNIOR

Accounts
Please settle accounts and keep in credit for the last half term! Invoices for anyone with outstanding balances as at Wed 18th May (pm) are on their way home. Please settle these and keep your accounts in credit for the last half term. Leavers need not worry – any remaining credit will be refunded at the end of term. Thanks very much to those who monitor their accounts and keep them paid up! Lesley and Flora.

Sport
Thursday, 26th May

Year 6 Boys and Years 5 & 6 Girls Cricket Qualifier (Away) at Horsley & Send Cricket Club, Twinns' Field, off Ripley Lane, West Horsley, KT24, 6JS. We will leave HT at 12.15pm for 1pm start. The approximate finish time is 5.00pm. Collection is from the Cricket Club.

Fluffy Friday, 27th May
This Fluffy will be the last one of the term. Please remember to bring in your £1 to help cover costs!

Sainsbury Vouchers
Thank you to everybody who has supported this annual offer from Sainsbury’s. Vouchers are no longer being given out by the stores and we will be collecting them in school until Friday, 10th June. The vouchers are exchanged for amazing sports equipment for the children to use during break/lunch so every single one counts! Thank you.

HTPD Prayer Group
We next meet this coming Thursday, 26th May at 1pm for lunch and prayer at Emma Laporte's house. Contact emmalaporte@hotmail.com for more information, especially if you are coming so we can get lunch for you! All warmly welcome.

HTSC News

HTPD MARVELLOUS MAYTIME PARTY
Many thanks to all of you who have bought tickets for the Marvellous Maytime Party. The Bar-b-q is primed, the DJ booked and the bar stocked with lots of booze (which is very reasonably priced!). It’s going to be a great night - fingers crossed for a sunny evening!

For anyone booking taxis for the end of the night, please book them to arrive BEFORE midnight as it is a residential area and we have been asked to minimise the noise we make leaving the venue at midnight. Thank you!

SUMMER FAIR PLANNING MEETING – TUESDAY 24 MAY
We will be holding a kick-off planning meeting for the Summer Fair on Tuesday 24 May in the HT staff room after drop off. Hope to see you there.

HTPD FUN RUN - CLOSING DATE FOR ENTRIES TUESDAY 24 MAY!
Entries for the HTPD fun run are now open and close this Tuesday 24 May.
Two races are being held at Sutherland Park on Sunday 19 June as follows:
Reception to Year 2: 2.00pm start and 1km run
Years 3 to 6: 2.30pm start and 2km run
Entrance is £10 per child and where entries are received by Tuesday 24 May, entrants will be guaranteed a limited edition HTPD fun run t-shirt. Everyone who finishes will get a medal and a bottle of water. The first boy and first girl home in each race also get a trophy.

OTHER DATES FOR THE DIARY
All Year Film Night – Wednesday 25 May
Summer Fair – Friday 1 July


Lost
At Henley Fort last week, a black waterproof jacket belonging to Eliana Taylor 3A. It has the name TAYLOR written inside. Please check your child did not bring the wrong jacket home from Henley Fort. Thank you.

Menu - Week 1


Guildford was the successful town in applying to have its very own Guildford themed Monopoly Board. Winning Moves, who are producing the Guildford Monopoly game, are offering ONE Guildford charity the chance to have its name featured in the Community Chest and CHERRY TREES would like it to be them!  The game is being produced in time for Christmas. Voting closes at midnight on Tuesday May 31st – Please don’t delay – vote today! All you have to do is e-mail Jamie Lamont guildford@winningmoves.co.uk charity number is 800222. Thank you.
 

HTPD 13/5/16

13 May 2016

Dear Parents

I’m so pleased to be able to describe how well our Y6 children have approached this week’s SATs tests. Unlike children in many schools across the country, the children at HTPD seem to have shown remarkable resilience, tackling difficult papers and concentrating so hard, without any obvious signs of stress or anxiety. I’ve been so proud of all of them. With our assembly theme reflecting on the importance of being satisfied with who you are, it has been great to keep these tests in a good perspective and to notice what’s special and to be treasured in each one of us! I’m glad too that today they will have had a chance to celebrate the end of an important week with their friends at the Lido!

This week has also seen the first of the residential visits with Y5 currently enjoying the fun of Brenscombe Farm. I’ll be joining them briefly for the end of their trip, although I’m not planning on climbing to the top of the high ropes course this year. Once is enough for me! I’m sure the Y5 parents will want to join me in thanking the staff team who’ve been there all week – it’s fantastic to have such a dedicated group making these opportunities happen. I’m sure the great attitude displayed by our Y6 children in facing a week of tests has partly been formed as a result of the many different learning experiences on their way through HTPD.

I’m looking forward to seeing many of you at next week’s assessment evening (Tuesday 17th at 7pm in the Chapel at the juniors). I will be outlining how HTPD has responded to the government’s removal of the previous system of “levels”, explaining how we help children to make progress and also keep track of how they are getting on. Tom Everard, who currently teaches in Y6 and leads the staff team on assessment will also be speaking, as well as many of our class teachers coming along to answer any other questions you may have. I hope you will find it a helpful evening. It should only last for an hour.

Have a good weekend!

With best wishes
Clare

Road works – Harvey Road
Harvey Road (from Waterden Road to Pewley Way) will be shut for 10 days from Wednesday 18 May from 7:00am to 5:00pm for resurfacing. During this time, Pewley Way will be accessible via Jenner Road. Prior to this, Thames Water will be working along Harvey Road from Friday 13 May to Tuesday 17 May during which time there will be traffic lights in place.

INFANT

Playground toys
Please would parents ensure that all the children keep the playground toys in the boxes before and after school, rather than using them. We are currently working really hard to help the children respect the playground equipment and your support in this would be really appreciated. Thank you!

Class photographs
A reminder that the very last day for class photograph orders is Monday 16 May.

Run to Rio update
The updated total for week 4 is: 1,523.

Lost
Mima Osmanovic, Class, has lost an M&S navy cardigan (named), 7-8 years.

Menu - Week 3

FOPS News

Save the Date
Friday 20th May Year 2 Coffee Morning after drop off at Café Nero, House of Fraser
Willow Class Cake Sale
Saturday 21st May MAYTIME PARTY
Sunday 22nd May ACTION SUNDAY
MOVIE SUNDAY
Friday 27th May Hazel Class Cake Sale
Thursday 9th June Mini Moo unveiling at Kokomo 7:30 pm onwards
Sunday 12th June Summer Fair
Sunday 19th June The HTPD FUN RUN at Sutherland Park.
Saturday 9th July Summer Disco
Thursday 14th July Year 2 Celebration Drinks at Kokomo from 19:30 pm onwards.
Friday 15th July Year R Party 8 pm onwards at 21 Pewley Bank.

MAYTIME PARTY 21st May
There has been a fantastic response to this event and tickets will follow in book bags soon.
Help is still required with the raffle so please contact Nicci (nicciholliday2012@gmail.com) if you can contribute in any way.

ACTION SUNDAY 22nd May 2 – 4pm
This is our fourth Action Sunday and on previous occasions the response has been great from the School and Children, who appreciate all the hard work put in. The outside area isn’t really covered under the caretaker’s duties, so we can make a real difference.
Ideally we need a minimum of 30 parents in total to make an impact. This is only 5 people per class. 
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.

MOVIE SUNDAY 22nd May 2 – 4pm
In conjunction with the Action Sunday we will be holding a Movie Sunday on the Big Screen in the hall. The film will be free, but to raise funds for school we will be selling popcorn and squash for £2 per child which can be purchased on the day.

Pewley Down – A Spring Morning’s Walk
: Join Peter Curnock (Pewley Down Conservation Volunteers) for a guided birdsong walk on Pewley Down, 7.30am on Saturday 22 May. All very welcome but no dogs please.

Pewley Down Conservation Volunteers meet at the Pewley Hill entrance to the Down to do conservation work the first Saturday of every month from 10am-2pm. You can just turn up any first Saturday at 10am and give as little or as much time as you like. There is no commitment necessary, it will always be good to see you. This is a good opportunity for D of E volunteers; under 14s need to be accompanied by an adult. Further details from Jonathan Mitchell (ex HTPD parent) on 457515

Care for the Family
have an event on Saturday 4th June at Emmanuel Church in Guildford for anyone with a child with additional needs. A great opportunity to be with other parents, relax and recharge the batteries. Tickets cost £12 each. The day will include plenary sessions, seminars and workshops on topics such as:
Surviving the diagnosis and beyond; Looking after yourself and your relationships; A dad’s perspective; Parenting alone; Top parenting tips; Sibling care; Disability and sensory awareness; Becoming an Additional Needs befriender. Further details at www.careforthefamily.org.uk/justforyou

JUNIOR

Please settle accounts
The final half term approaches……..as usual could we ask that all accounts are settled by the half term holiday please? We will invoice anyone with outstanding balances next week. Please settle preferably before then and add on lunch credit if needed. Thanks very much to those who monitor their accounts and keep them paid up! Lesley and Flora

SPORT 

Wednesday, 18th May
Dodgeball Match at St. Bede’s (Away) – approximate finish time 5.00 p.m.
We will leave HT at approximately 2.00pm for a 3pm start. Collection is from St. Bede’s School (Bush Ln, Send, GU23 7HP).

Thursday, 26th May
Year 6 Boys’ & Years 5 and 6 Girls’ Cricket Qualifier at Horsley & Send Cricket Club – approximate finish time 5.00pm.
We will leave HT at approximately midday for a 1.00pm start. Collection is from the Horsley & Send Cricket Club (Twinns Field, West Horsley, KT24 6JS).

Lost
At Henley Fort this week, black waterproof jacket belonging to Eliana Taylor 3A. It is named TAYLOR written inside. Please check your child did not bring the wrong jacket home from Henley Fort.

Menu - Week 3


HTSC NEWS

HTPD MARVELLOUS MAYTIME PARTY – TICKETS
Many thanks to all of you who have bought tickets for the Marvellous Maytime Party. We have had a brilliant response and it’s going to be a great night. The tickets have now been issued and will be coming home via your child’s bookbag.

HTPD MARVELLOUS MAYTIME PARTY - RAFFLE - HELP NEEDED!
We are still looking for prizes for the raffle at the party. If you have any item you could donate or know of any items that would be suitable, please contact Ros Vickerman (jrvickerman@yahoo.co.uk) or Carrie Witts (carriewitts@gmail.com).

SUMMER FAIR PLANNING MEETING – TUESDAY 24 MAY
We will be holding a kick-off planning meeting for the Summer Fair on Tuesday 24 May in the HT staff room after drop off. Hope to see you there.

SAVE THE DATE - HTPD FUN RUN - SUNDAY 19 JUNE - SUTHERLAND PARK
Calling all HTPD students! Why not come along to Sutherland Park on the afternoon of Sunday 19 June and take part in the 2016 HTPD sponsored fun run. Open to children from all years, the event will feature both an infant and a junior run with a fully marshalled course and water stations. More details to follow on how to enter and sponsorship information - watch this space!

OTHER DATES FOR THE DIARY
Year 5 and 6 Film Night – Rescheduled – dates to follow
Summer Fair – Friday 1 July

HTPD 6/5/16

06 May 2016

Dear Parents,

It was wonderful last weekend to attend a service at Holy Trinity Church to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Robert Cotton’s ministry as rector there. To recognise all that he has given to the local community and to hear memories of the past two decades was truly inspirational. He serves the school so well as our Chair of Governors and is extremely dedicated to ensuring local children hear the good news of God’s love. It was a superb occasion.

Robert has also lead assemblies at both sites this week, reminding the children that it’s ok to make mistakes and telling them how David Beckham honed his skills as a footballer by not giving up. It’s something we talk to the children about often – in a world of targets, exams, striving for success, and the pressure to excel, it’s good to remember that we all need to be kind to ourselves when it doesn’t quite go according to plan!

With the entire country’s 11 year olds about to embark on their week of SATs tests, I’m so delighted to see how well prepared and relaxed our Year 6 children seem. Do make sure they get plenty of sleep this weekend – it is always a week of hard work and effort and I’m sure they’ll want to do their best. But remind them that their worth is far more than what can be measured in a test.

At the juniors, we’re looking forward to the upcoming school residential visits, with Year 5 about to head off to Dorset next week for their trip to Brenscombe Farm. A small group of children in Year 6 will then be travelling to our partner school in Spain, before the other trips which take place after the half term holiday. All of these school journeys provide the children with amazing opportunities to learn about themselves as well as being memorable, fun times. Please do check with the finance office to make sure all bills are paid. Thank you.

Finally, please do remember with the warmer weather upon us to send your child into school wearing a named hat and sun cream and with a water bottle. Have a great weekend!

With best wishes
Clare

INFANT

Class photographs
You should have received an order form for the class photographs via your child’s book bag. Orders should be returned to the school office by next Friday 13 May.

Run to Rio update
The updated total for week 3 is 1,182 miles.

HTPD Prayer Group
The date of our next meeting is Thursday 26th of May, 1pm at Emma Laporte's house. We will have lunch together and then pray for the school and give thanks. If you can come, please email so we know numbers for lunch.  Emmalaporte@hotmail.com. All welcome.

Lost
Maya Koe (Willow Class) has lost her blue school fleece (named).  Please check that it has not been taken home by mistake; it has been missing for two weeks now.

FOPS News

Save the Date
Wednesday 11th May FOPS Meeting for the Summer Fair Planning
Friday 13th May Beech Class Cake Sale
Friday 20th May Year 2 Coffee Morning after drop off at Café Nero, House of Fraser
Willow Class Cake Sale
Saturday 21st May MAYTIME PARTY
Sunday 22nd May ACTION SUNDAY
Friday 27th May Hazel Class Cake Sale
Thursday 9th June Mini Moo unveiling at Kokomo 7:30 pm onwards
Sunday 12th June Summer Fair
Sunday 19th June The HTPD FUN RUN at Sutherland Park.
Saturday 9th July Summer Disco
Thursday 14th July Year 2 Celebration Drinks at Kokomo from 19:30 pm onwards.

FOPS Meeting - Wednesday 6 May
The next FOPS meeting will be on Wednesday 11th May at 8pm in the staff room. All are welcome. We will be starting our planning for the Summer Fair, so do come along if you are interested in getting involved.

MAYTIME Party
The closing date for the sale of the last remaining tickets for the Maytime Party will be Wednesday 11th May. Tickets are available from the school office.
If you are able to help with the raffle through possible donation contacts or organisation, please contact Nicci (nicciholliday2012@gmail.com).

Calling all HTPD students!
Why not come along to Sutherland Park on the afternoon of Sunday 19 June and take part in the 2016 HTPD sponsored fun run. Open to children from all years, the event will feature both an infant and a junior run with a fully marshalled course and water stations. More details to follow on how to enter and sponsorship information - watch this space!


Menu for week beginning Monday 9 May
Mon: Yum Yum Chicken & Rice Pilaf or Sweet Potato & Bean Pitta; Pear & Oaty Crumble
Tues: Sausage or Quorn Sausage Volcano, Mashed Potato; Jam Tart & Custard
Weds: Steamed Gammon or Cauliflower & Leek Bank, Roast Potatoes; Jelly & Fresh Fruit
Thurs: Salmon Crumble Bake or Lentil & Tomato Stew, Pasta; Iced Orange Sponge
Fri: Fish Fingers & Chips or Vegetable Lasagne; Apricot Flapjack
Available daily: A selection of seasonal vegetables, salads and bread. Yoghurt, milk and fresh fruit.


JUNIOR

HTPD Prayer Group
The date of our next meeting is Thursday 26th of May, 1pm at Emma Laporte's house. We will have lunch together and then pray for the school and give thanks. If you can come, please email so we know numbers for lunch.  Emmalaporte@hotmail.com. All welcome.

HTSC NEWS

HTPD MARVELLOUS MAYTIME PARTY – TICKET SALE CLOSING DATE – WEDNESDAY 11 MAY
If you are thinking of coming along to the Marvellous Maytime Party, please get your ticket requests in to HT or PD receptions ASAP. The closing date for ticket sales is Wednesday 11 May.

Ticket price is £30 per head to include: BBQ, welcome drink, DJ and of course dancing until midnight!

 Please send cash or a cheque confirming how many tickets you require (and any special dietary requirements). Cheques payable to HTSC, please.

HTPD MARVELLOUS MAYTIME PARTY - RAFFLE - HELP NEEDED!
We are still looking for prizes for the raffle at the Maytime Party. If you have any item you could donate or know of any items that would be suitable, please contact Ros Vickerman (jrvickerman@yahoo.co.uk) or Carrie Witts (carriewitts@gmail.com).



SUMMER FAIR PLANNING MEETING – TUESDAY 24 MAY - HT STAFF ROOM


We will be holding a kick-off planning meeting for the Summer Fair on Tuesday 24 May in the HT staff room after drop off. Hope to see you there.

SAVE THE DATE - HTPD FUN RUN - SUNDAY 19 JUNE - SUTHERLAND PARK
Calling all HTPD students! Why not come along to Sutherland Park on the afternoon of Sunday 19 June and take part in the 2016 HTPD sponsored fun run. Open to children from all years, the event will feature both an infant and a junior run with a fully marshalled course and water stations. More details to follow on how to enter and sponsorship information - watch this space!

OTHER DATES FOR THE DIARY

Year 3 and 4 Film Night – Monday 9 May
Year 5 and 6 Film Night – Monday 16 May
Summer Fair – Friday 1 July



Lost:
Rosie Dundas, 4JW, has misplaced her “Lion King” black cloth bag, with gym kit, dark blue hoodie and running shoes, all labelled. It has been missing since last Thursday. If you know of its whereabouts, please let the office know. Thank you.
Leo Hugh-Jones has mislaid his black Clarks’ school shoes, size 12. The shoes are named. Please let us know if you see them. Thank you.

To celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday, between 9th/13th May, join us for a week of British-themed cuisine! (NB. This will replace the Week 2 Menu for this week)

Monday

Tuesday 

Wednesday 

Thursday 

Friday 

Cottage Pie with seasonal vegetables

Vegetable Hotpot
Cream of Tomato Soup

Eve’s Pudding
with Custard

Eton Mess

Sausage & Bean
Casserole with
mashed potatoes & seasonal vegetables


Vegetable Quiche 

Pea & Ham Soup

Oat Fruit Crumble 
with Custard 

Roast Gammon, roast potatoes & seasonal
Vegetables

Cauliflower Cheese Country Vegetable Soup

Steamed Roly
Poly Pudding with Custard

Banoffee Pie

Chicken &
Mushroom Pie,
new potatoes
and seasonal vegetables

Salmon & Vegetable Crumble
Leek & Potato Soup

Chocolate and Beetroot Sponge with
Chocolate Sauce

Lemon Cheesecake

Fish Fingers, chips and beans

Bubble & Squeak
Potato Skins

Fruit Jelly with
Ice Cream

 


 


Holy Trinity Boys Church Choir – open evening
Does your son enjoy singing? Would he like free lessons… … and even be paid for singing?
Holy Trinity’s famous Boys Church Choir is looking for new members. If you are aged between 6 and 13, with a love of singing we want you! You are invited to an open rehearsal. Thursday 12th May from 6.30pm to 7.30pm at Holy Trinity Church, High Street, Guildford. To find out more contact the Director of Music, Martin Holford: 01483 576500 mholford1966@gmail.com. Or visit the Church Website: www.htsmguildford.org/

The Chertsey Museum
is offering a free drop-in event for all the family which is being run by The Chertsey Woolcraft Guild on Saturday, 14th May between 11.00 a.m. and 3.30 p.m. There will be opportunities to have a go at all sorts of techniques including spinning, weaving and crocheting. For more information please call either The Chertsey Woolcraft Guild on 01932 561385, email: maria.lye@btinternet.com, The Chertsey Museum on 01932 565764 or via their website: www.chertseymuseum.org