HTPD 24/5/19

24 May 2019

Dear Parents and Carers,

You might have spotted on Twitter some of the exciting things that have happened in school this past week. If not, do take a look at the website home page and you can see some fantastic photos!

Firstly, just last weekend, we had the Fun Run! What a spectacular event! It was great to see so many of you there and I’m so grateful to the team of organisers for their hard work; as well as being such an enjoyable event, between us we raised well over £3000 for the school. How wonderful that so many children (and adults!) showed such determination to cross the line so enthusiastically.

The group of children from Year 6 that are visiting our partner school in Aguilar, Spain have also had lots of fun. They’ve really enjoyed reading stories to the younger children there – apparently “We’re going on a bear hunt!” went down really well in Year 1!

Then you can also see our girls’ football team having the most amazing time, representing Chelsea football club, taking part in a tournament held in the premiership Molineux Stadium in Wolverhampton. They did so well, played as a really strong team and made the whole school very proud!

You might have heard that back in school some of the children took part in Wednesday’s “Share A Pencil Day”. This was a great opportunity to reflect on how much we take for granted. The children, by sharing a pencil with a partner, had the chance to think about how it must feel to live in a place where schools aren’t quite so well equipped, or where education is not so freely available. It certainly raised lots of questions - children expressed how grateful they are for what they have, as well as prompting them to want to make a difference as they grow up.

And then of course, today is Fluffy Friday! Thank you to our parent volunteers for helping out and to the children for enthusiastically trying out a whole range of new activities and making new friends. It’s such a good way to end the half term; I hope all of you have a relaxing break next week. See you again on Monday 3rd June.

With best wishes, Clare


Thought of the week: It’s rubbish…being miserable! Can you be joyful whatever your circumstances? 

Whole School Notice

Before and After School 2019/20
Please be advised that due to support staff salary increases implemented in April this year to meet minimum wage requirements that the cost of our before and after schools clubs will increase effective 4 September 2019 as follows:

Pewley Down - Breakfast
From 8am to 8.40am (incl B/fast) £5.00
From 8.20 to 8.40am (no food) £2.00

Holy Trinity – Breakfast
From 8am to 8.30am (incl B/fast) £4.50
From 8.20 to 8.30am (no food) £1.75

After Schools - PUPS & Clubs+
Session 1: From 3/3.15pm to 4.30pm £7.00
Session 2: From 4.30pm to 6.00pm (incl Tea) £8.00

INFANT

Healthy Week, 3-7 June
A reminder that Healthy Week starts straight after half term.
Children should wear their PE kit to school every day that week (trainers, house t-shirts, shorts or joggers, jumper).

Golden Boot challenge
We are again taking part in the Golden Boot challenge which aims to encourage greener ways of travelling to school such as walking, scooting or parking further away from school and then walking. The children’s usual mode of travel was recorded on the ‘baseline day’ yesterday, and we will now be asking them how they come to school on Friday 7, 14, 21 and 28 June. The class with the highest ‘green scores’ will win the Golden Boot Trophy.

Lost
Kacy-May, Oak Class, has lost her named, navy blue Joules coat – missing for the last two weeks.
Lexi, Hazel Class, has lost her Keller school cardigan. 


Menu: (Week 2 beginning 3 June)
Mon: Chilli con Carne or Vegetable Chilli with Rice; Jam Sponge with Custard
Tues: Turkey Meatballs or Vegetarian Balls with Pasta; Cheesecake
Wed: Roast Chicken with Roast Potatoes & Gravy or Cajun Vegetable Wraps; Fruit Jelly
Thu: Gammon & Vegetable Pie or Vegetable Pie with new Potatoes; Fresh Fruit Salad
Fri: Fish Fingers & Chips or Homemade Pizza; Ice Cream
Available daily: Selection of seasonal vegetables, salads, jacket potatoes and bread. Yoghurt, milk and fresh fruit.


JUNIOR

Clubs Plus
Just a little reminder that session 1 ends at 4:30pm. If you collect after this time you will be charged for session 2.

Breakfast Club
Please note that the earliest time for children to be dropped off at school is 8.30am. If your child is dropped off before this time they must go to Breakfast Club where they will be registered (and you will be charged). This is to make sure that they are kept safe whilst on school premises and in an emergency we are able to account for everyone on site.

Updated Price list for Clubs pdf

Tempest Photo Orders
Please remember that the last day to return all Tempest Orders is 3rd June. All orders will be collected by Tempest on 4th June. Any orders after that date will have to be sent directly to Tempest.

Cancelled Clubs - w/c 3rd June
Wednesday - Y5 Basketball - Peio at Bently Copse
Wednesday - Y5 & Y6 Shakespeare Club. Sarah at Bently Copse

Change of Club After half term
Y4 Netball is changing to Girls Cricket.

Y3 & 4 Cricket Club already runs on a Monday and Laura will be joining Peio and Paul on the astro to run a girls club

Y3 & 4 book club Wednesdays 3.15 – 4.15. Limited to 10 children, this is a 6 session series starting after half term. Each week we look at a different type of book and then do an activity based on the genre; sessions include, pop-up books, picture books, heroes vs villains and best books with facts. If you would like to join email me. Places are given on a first come first serve basis.

Menu Week 2
This lunch menu is available on the website under the ‘Weekly News’ tab.


FOPS News

HTPD Fun Run
Thank you so much to all the lovely families that went along to the Fun Run last Sunday. An extra special thank you to the organisers, sponsors and volunteers that donated their time to run the event. It was a fabulous day and we are already looking forward to the next one!

Playground Sales for next term – ice lollies or cookies
Friday 7th June – Chestnut Class
Friday 14th June – Walnut Class
Friday 21st June – Oak Class
Friday 28th June – Beech Class
Friday 5th July – Hazel Class
Friday 12th July – Oak Class

SUMMER FAIR 6th July
It may seem far away, but summer fair planning is well under way and will no doubt soon be upon us.
Calling all DIY enthusiasts!

We have had a look at our usual summer fair games, and some are looking a bit tired and well used. For this year we would love to hear from anyone who would be willing to create any new ‘festival’ themed games (coconut shy, Strongman etc) for us. We could reimburse you for materials, though please contact us before spending anything. Please email Kayleigh (Kayleigh.ashraf@gmail.com) and Ana (anaxreithsmith@gmail.com) if you think you can help us out, any ideas or suggestions welcome!

Match Funding
Do you or your partner work at a company that offers match funding? This is a scheme where companies will match money raised at a certain event/stall that you volunteer at. Most large companies offer this and if you are planning on volunteering for events like the SUMMER FAIR (6th July) we would love to hear from you! Please contact Kayleigh.ashraf@gmail.com or anaxreithsmith@gmail.com.

Volunteers and Donations
After half term letters will go out from your Reps with details of volunteering or donations that are needed for the fair so please keep an eye out for those.

Open Air cinema equipment needed
Do you or someone you know have access to projection and sound equipment? FOPS are planning a new event for the Autumn term which will see the back field turned into an open-air cinema. If you are able to or know someone able to lend us some of the equipment needed please contact Kayleigh (Kayleigh.ashraf@gmail.com) and Ana (anaxreithsmith@gmail.com).
 
EASYFUNDRAISING 
Thank you to those signing up for this! Just remember to click through the website before you make a purchase and continue earning free money for the school. https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/

FOPS notice board
There are items for sale and notices on the board outside Oak class (next to the ramp downstairs) so do remember to have a look. If you would like to advertise something yourself, cards are in the office with Ruth and Jane (cards are £1 for a month or free if the item is free), so if you have something to sell let us know!

Social Dates for your Diaries:
Reception 
Monday 17th June – Coffee Morning after drop off @ Zoe’s house, 5 Sydney Place
Friday 12th July - 8pm - End of School Year Drinks @ TBC
Year 1
Friday 19th July – End of term drinks @TBC
Year 2
Friday 19th July – End of an Era drinks – Tania & Adam are hosting the Year 2 Summer Social Bring a bottle and nibbles


HTSC News

So it’s half term next week - and the sun is shining (at the moment)!

Summer Fair, Friday 14th June 6pm - 8pm
The sign up for the Fair will be going out shortly - please look at which stalls your year has been assigned and sign up accordingly - if everyone does one slot we will have plenty of people to help out. There are both morning and afternoon slots so if you want to enjoy time with your kids, you could help in one of those. It takes a lot of time to get ready and all help is much appreciated!

Donations (mufti) day, Friday 7th June
A letter with preferred donations came home with the raffle tickets yesterday however, to reiterate we need; chocolate, bottles, teddies, second hand uniform (washed), jolly jams (wrapped sweets) and plants (you can bring these in later in the week if that’s easier). Year 4 we know you are away so Monday or Tuesday the week after is fine.If you need more raffle tickets, there are some in the office, just ask.

Cake Sales
Year 6 will be running lolly and donut sales most Fridays from now, so if you would like to buy anything they will be on sale in the playground at pick up.


Notices

Please find below a link for the CHIPS holiday playscheme! It's great value for money but needs to be booked straight after half term. http://chipsholidayplay.co.uk/about-chips/.

HTPD 17/5/19

17 May 2019

Dear Parents and Carers,

With this week’s assembly theme being based on friendship, I was delighted to take a day-trip to Dorset to visit our Year 5 children on their residential visit to Brenscombe Farm. It was absolutely fantastic to see them supporting one another, sharing laughter, coaxing each other through various challenges (especially on the high ropes!) and just loving being together. We all reflected just before bedtime on the qualities of a good friend, reminded each other of the friendships threaded throughout life at HTPD, and also pondered on God’s love for each one of us.

Then returning to school the next day, I was happy to see those same quality friendships in place across the school. In Year 6 especially this week, as the children have worked hard to take their SATs tests, it seemed that friendship, encouraging words, and kindness meant that all the children rose to the challenge. They certainly deserve some fun time together at the Lido today! Please pass on my thanks to all of them for their cheerful, resilient and determined approach to the week. Next week, some of them are heading off to visit our Spanish partner school in Aguilar de Campoo. We wish them “buen viaje”!

Also next week, it’s Fluffy Friday – another chance for children to work together with different friends, across different year groups, and with different staff. Do please remember to send in our requested £1 donation so that we can keep offering this amazing opportunity.

I’m looking forward to seeing many of you at our annual Fun Run on Sunday at Sutherland Park – do make sure you go to the right venue; it’s not where it was last year! If you haven’t already booked, just come along on the day. It’s always such a great event to see the whole school community having fun together. Let’s hope the sun keeps shining!

With best wishes,
Clare


Thought of the week: It’s rubbish…breaking up! Are you a good friend?

INFANT

Fluffy Friday, 24 May
Thank you for bringing in your completed choice forms for Fluffy next Friday. Please remember to bring in your £1 donation to help cover the cost of materials.

Healthy Week, 3-7 June
The first week after half term will be our Healthy Living Week when we have sports experts coming in to run some exciting workshops (skipping, kwik cricket, football, circus skills and tennis).
Children should wear their PE kit to school every day that week (trainers, house t-shirts, shorts or joggers, jumper).


Menu: (Week 1 beginning 20 May)
Mon: Spaghetti with Bolognese or Vegetable Sauce; Flapjack
Tues: Thai Chicken or Mild Vegetable Curry with Saffron Rice; Chocolate Sponge with Chocolate Sauce
Wed: Roast Turkey with Roast Potatoes & Gravy or Roasted Vegetable Tart; Jelly
Thu: Sausage or Vegetarian Sausage with Mashed Potatoes & Gravy; Fresh Fruit Salad
Fri: Fish Fingers & Chips or Homemade Pizza; Rice Pudding
Available daily: Selection of seasonal vegetables, salads, jacket potatoes and bread. Yoghurt, milk and fresh fruit.


JUNIOR

Cancelled Clubs - w/c 20th May
Monday - Y4 Netball. Laura at football
Tuesday - Y6 Newspaper Club. James in Spain
Tuesday - Y3 Basketball Club. Peio in Spain
Wednesday - Y4 & Y5 Basketball Clubs. Peio in Spain
Wednesday - Y6 Tennis - Football. James in Spain
Thursday - Y5 Athletics. James in Spain

Premier League Primary Stars Football Tournament
Date: Tuesday 21st May
Time: 8.00am - 3.30pm 
Venue: Molineux Staduim, Waterloo Rd, Wolverhampton
Teacher: JJ

Cancelled Clubs - w/c 3rd June 
Wednesday - Y5 Basketball - Peio at Bently Copse
Wednesday - Y5 & Y6 Shakespeare Club.  Sarah at Bently Copse
Wednesday - Tennis
Thursday - Football Y6

Change of Club
After half term Y4 Netball is changing to Girls Cricket.
Y3&4 Cricket Club already runs a Monday and Laura will be joining Peio and Paul on the astro to run a girls club 

Laura Sutton
HTPD Sports Co-ordinator


Menu Week 1
This lunch menu is available on the website under the ‘Weekly News’ tab.


FOPS News

HTPD Fun Run
The Fun Run is Sunday May 19th at Sutherland Memorial Park. You can still sign up on the day so please come even if you haven’t signed up before, it is a fantastic family day out. FOPS/Pewley Down will be running the cake stall on the day. We would appreciate any donations of cakes, fruit or snacks and/or time to man the stall. To Signup click HERE. We hope you can make it and look forward to seeing you on the day.

SUMMER FAIR 6th July 
It may seem far away, but summer fair planning is well under way and will no doubt soon be upon us.

  1. Calling all DIY enthusiasts! 
    We have had a look at our usual summer fair games, and some are looking a bit tired and well used. For this year we would love to hear from anyone who would be willing to create any new ‘festival’ themed games (coconut shy, Strongman etc) for us. We could reimburse you for materials, though please contact us before spending anything. Please email Kayleigh (Kayleigh.ashraf@gmail.com) and Ana (anaxreithsmith@gmail.com) if you think you can help us out, any ideas or suggestions welcome!

  2. Match Funding
    Do you or your partner work at a company that offers match funding? This is a scheme where companies will match money raised at a certain event/stall that you volunteer at. Most large companies offer this and if you are planning on volunteering for events like the SUMMER FAIR (6th July) we would love to hear from you! Please contact Kayleigh.ashraf@gmail.com or anaxreithsmith@gmail.com.

  3. Volunteers and Donations
    After half term letters will go out from your Reps with details of volunteering or donations that are needed for the fair so please keep an eye out for those.

Open Air cinema equipment needed
Do you or someone you know have access to projection and sound equipment? FOPS are planning a new event for the Autumn term which will see the back field turned into an open-air cinema. If you are able to or know someone able to lend us some of the equipment needed please contact Kayleigh (Kayleigh.ashraf@gmail.com) and Ana (anaxreithsmith@gmail.com).
 
EASYFUNDRAISING
Thank-you to those signing up for this! Just remember to click through the website before you make a purchase and continue earning free money for the school. https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/

FOPS notice board
Please keep an eye on the FOPS notice board (next to the ramp downstairs) for any new events or news. The selling and service section is ready to go (cards are £1 for a month or free if the item is free can be found in office), so if you have something to sell let us know!
 
Social Dates for you Diaries:
Reception: Monday 17th June – Coffee Morning after drop off @ Zoe’s house, 5 Sydney Place
Friday 12th July - 8pm - End of School Year Drinks @ TBC
Year 1: Thursday 23rd May – Drinks Night @ The Albany 8pm
Friday 19th July – End of term drinks @TBC
Year 2: Thursday 23rd May – Coffee Morning @Millmead Playpark after drop off BYO coffee! (Claudine’s house if raining)
Friday 19th July – End of an Era drinks – Tania & Adam are hosting the Year 2 Summer Social Bring a bottle and nibbles.


HTSC

What a lovely sunny week we’ve had - great for Brenscombe, probably not such fun for the SATS, but they’re all over now!  Let’s hope it holds for the Fun Run on Sunday.

Fun Run - If you still want to enter, you can just turn up and pay on the day.  There is a bouncy castle, face paints, cake stall and refreshments.  So do come along even if you aren’t running.  Thank you to everyone who has helped put on this brilliant event.  And to all those who have volunteered to man stalls, marshall and generally get stuck in! If you haven’t got your fun run t-shirt (year 5) they will be there on the day, at the induction tent.

Summer Fair is fast approaching so please look out for requests for help from your class reps - for stalls and hampers.  There is a great raffle prize of a Nintendo Switch, thanks to Cavenders Estate Agent, who once again have supported this event. Please let us know if you can help getting the raffle tickets and letters collated so they can go out to the children in time for half term.

Thank you to those that have volunteered their time already to deliver letters to the local residents.  It is really important we maintain good relationships with the community, so thank you.

HTSC Communication 
We have sent out letters to the last few people we would like to collect contact details for.  We would really appreciate you returning them.  It will make an enormous difference to the HTSC Committee and next year’s class reps having full class lists in September.  We are still struggling and it’s May!  Thank you to everyone who has volunteered their time and service this year - we know it hasn’t been easy with scant communication channels!

Have you considered being a Class Rep or on the Committee next year?  There are a few people leaving the school and a few who have held the same position for a few years. If you could volunteer some of your time, whether as a secretary, treasurer, Chair, Sainsbury’s co-ordinator, Class Rep, do please let us or the school know.  It would be great to share the responsibilities with more people. 

Dates for your diary:
Friday 7th June (Mufti) – Donations day (we know Year 4 are away, they can bring donations in all the following week)
Friday 14th June 6pm - 8pm – Summer Fair        


May Half Term activities:

Guildford Borough Council has collected useful information on activities for children and young people taking place in Guildford over the May half term. Details of play-schemes, arts and crafts, sports activities, family days out and much more can be found on our website:  www.guildford.gov.uk/holidayactivities 

Surrey County Show, Stoke Park, Guildford, Bank Holiday Monday 27 May
Fantastic entertainment (monster trucks, BMX Olympic team, show jumping), animal magic (cows, pigs, sheep, horses etc), food and much more. Tickets from www.surreycountyshow.co.uk or from the show office at Stoke Park.

Family Fun Day at Guildford Cathedral
, Stag Hill, GU2 7UP, Wednesday 29 May, 10.00 to 12.30pm. A free family event including craft activities, art, and an opportunity to explore the Cathedral. Email: familyengagement@guildford-cathedral.org

Go Wild at Guildford Museum, Castle Arch, Quarry Street, GU1 3SX, Saturday 25 May to Saturday 1 June (closed Sunday). Free event for children 3 to 12 years – find out more about local wildlife (match the footprints to the animals, make a bird to take home). Email: heritageservices@guildford.gov.uk.

HTPD 10/5/19

10 May 2019

Dear Parents and Carers,

I spent Thursday afternoon working with a group of other headteachers from local church schools – it was a very stimulating and thought-provoking session. One theme that we discussed was the difference between knowledge and wisdom. I so enjoyed reflecting on our curriculum which has a healthy balance of both. Knowledge is of course essential and children at HTPD love to learn new facts, practise new skills and acquire greater understanding. Do keep asking them to recall what they’re learning…that really helps learning stick. However as well as acquiring a knowledge bank of facts, they also become more and more wise as they progress through the school, learning to make ethical choices, thinking about connections between what they are learning, and applying their understanding to new challenges, thereby living life to the full. This made me smile: “Knowledge is learning that a tomato is a fruit, wisdom is knowing not to put it in a fruit salad!”

Next week, our Year 6 children will be taking part in SATS, the national tests that all 10-11 year olds across the country will be undertaking. I’m so proud of the level-headed, calm and confident atmosphere that pervades the Year 6 corridor. I’m also delighted to report that our broad and balanced curriculum has been continuing all the way through this week, with plenty of sport, art, and extracurricular activity too. I know that the children will tackle the challenge of these tests with their usual determination and spirit. Please do pass on my thanks to them for their great attitude that’s been on show all year!

In Year 5 meanwhile, excitement is building with the upcoming trip to Brenscombe Farm, the first of this year’s residentials, which begins on Tuesday. Let’s hope the weather improves, especially for the days on the beach! I know that Year 1 are also very much looking forward to their day out in Wisley Gardens – the summer term really is the best part of the year!

With best wishes, Clare


Thought of the week: It’s rubbish…pride! Do you admit your mistakes?

INFANT AND JUNIOR

Please turn off engines when you are waiting for children in parked cars at the end of the day. Some of our children with asthma have already started to find the warmer weather is resulting in poorer air quality. Please consider them and reduce pollution around school as much as possible. Think about parking up further away and walking the last ten minutes or so. That would also reduce our traffic congestion problem. Thanks everyone!

INFANT

Year R
The school nurse is visiting on 14 May and 20 May to carry out the 5 year checks.

Year 2 Handwriting
There will be no handwriting with Bridgit next week commencing 13 May (first thing Monday, Tuesday, Thursday). It will resume the following week commencing 20 May.

Cooking Club
A reminder that Cooking Club is cancelled next Tuesday 14 May

Lost
  • Adam Gindrey Kellock, Walnut Class, has lost his tennis racket (Decathlon orange, black and white) missing since tennis club on Tuesday. Please check that it hasn’t been taken home by mistake.
  • Tianfu Liu, Oak Class, has lost his named Keller jumper

Menu: (Week 3 beginning 13 May)
Mon: BBQ Chicken or Quorn with Rice; Flapjack
Tues: Pasta Carbonara or Mac & Cheese; Marble Cake with Custard
Wed: Roast Beef with Roast Potatoes & Gravy or Stuffed Roasted Peppers; Jelly
Thu: Beef or Vegetable Taco with Rice & Peas; Fresh Fruit Salad
Fri: Fish Fingers & Chips or Homemade Pizza; Ice Cream
Available daily: Selection of seasonal vegetables, salads, jacket potatoes and bread. Yoghurt, milk and fresh fruit.


JUNIOR

Cancelled Clubs
Due to staff accompanying Year 5 to Brenscombe Farm next week, the following school clubs are cancelled:
Tuesday - Basketball
Wednesday - Tennis
Knitting
Art Club
Thursday Morning Athletics
Basketball
Friday Morning Athletics
No Boy’s Rock Choir until after Half Term

Sporting Fixtures:

Y3 & Y4 Girls Football Tournament
Date: Thursday 16th May
Time: 3.15pm - 5.30pm - Parents to help with lifts
Venue: Kings College, Southway, Guildford
Teacher: Nick

Laura Sutton
HTPD Sports Co-ordinator


Menu - Week 3: Available on the website.


FOPS News

Happy Friday all! We are well underway with the summer term, even if all this rain suggests otherwise. Please see below for lots of important information regarding upcoming events.

SUMMER FAIR 6th July

It may seem far away, but summer fair planning is well under way and will no doubt soon be upon us.

1. Calling all DIY enthusiasts!

We have had a look at our usual summer fair games, and some are looking a bit tired and well used. For this year we would love to hear from anyone who would be willing to create any new ‘festival’ themed games (coconut shy, Strongman etc) for us. We could reimburse you for materials, though please contact us before spending anything. Please email Kayleigh (Kayleigh.ashraf@gmail.com) and Ana (anaxreithsmith@gmail.com) if you think you can help us out, any ideas or suggestions welcome!

2. Match Funding

Do you or your partner work at a company that offers match funding? This is a scheme where companies will match money raised at a certain event/stall that you volunteer at. Most large companies offer this and if you are planning on volunteering for events like the SUMMER FAIR (6th July) we would love to hear from you! Please contact Kayleigh.ashraf@gmail.com or anaxreithsmith@gmail.com.

3. Volunteers and Donations
After half term letters will go out from your Reps with details of volunteering or donations that are needed for the fair so please keep an eye out for those.

HTPD Fun Run
Remember to sign up for the 2019 HTPD fun run on Sunday May 19th at Sutherland Memorial Park. FOPS/Pewley Down will be in charge of running the cake stall on the day. We would appreciate any donations of cakes, fruit or snacks and/or time to man the stall. A signup sheet will be sent out via ParentMail shortly. Contact Kayleigh or Ana with any questions. We hope you can make it and look forward to seeing you on the day!

Year 2 Reminder
There are still unfinished profiles and some children that do not have one for the yearbook yet. The editors need to start finalising the layout so please complete these ASAP. This is really the final call!

Open Air cinema equipment needed:
Do you or someone you know have access to projection and sound equipment? FOPS are planning a new event for the Autumn term which will see the back field turned into an open-air cinema. If you are able to or know someone able to lend us some of the equipment needed please contact Kayleigh (Kayleigh.ashraf@gmail.com) and Ana (anaxreithsmith@gmail.com).

EASYFUNDRAISING
Thank-you to those signing up for this! Just remember to click through the website before you make a purchase and continue earning free money for the school. https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/

FOPS notice board
Please keep an eye on the FOPS notice board (next to the ramp downstairs) for any new events or news. The selling and service section is ready to go (cards are £1 for a month or free if the item is free can be found in office), so if you have something to sell let us know!

Social Dates for you Diaries
Reception: Friday 12th July - 8pm - End of School Year Drinks @ TBC
Year 1: Thursday 23rd May – Drinks Night @ The Albany 8pm


HTSC News

Fun Run
There is still time to enter so please do sign up here and come along for a fun day. There will be goody bags, bouncy castle, drinks and refreshments available. The Fun Run team have done such an amazing job with setting this up and getting local sponsors that there’s no need for you to collect any sponsorship money. Just turn up, run and have fun! A big thank you to Simon, Roger and all the team.

Summer Fair
Thanks to those that came to the meeting today, Summer Fair planning well underway. Please look out for ParentMails and information from your reps as to how you can help. We will be having a second-hand uniform sale so start saving your uniform and any plants or seedlings for the green-fingered amongst you!

Also if you, or anyone you know, would like a stall their products e.g. candles, cards, interiors, etc please let us or your reps know. We have plenty of room for lots of stalls!

Summer Social - is there anyone or a group of people who would be happy to organise an end of term school social? If so, could you drop us a line it would be great to have a celebration of another fantastic school year!

Have a lovely weekend!

 

 

HTPD 3/5/19

03 May 2019

Dear Parents and Carers,

I had such a great email from a parent earlier this week and I wanted to share their idea with you all. They’d decided to see how much they could reduce their weekly rubbish by not using packaging in their children’s packed lunches. It had amazed them how much five days of foil, cling film and plastic wrappers contributed to their rubbish bin contents and they’re now challenging their family to manage without. Perhaps you’d like to join their quest! It would be fantastic to go litter-free as a school!

With our policy of just bringing healthy snacks to school our contribution to land-fill is small. Fruit and vegetables don’t need a plastic wrapper! Please do help us to reinforce this by reminding children that they shouldn’t be bringing any other snacks to school for breaktimes. Thank you so much.

It’s been good to see our summer term clubs get underway this week. There are so many different options to choose from! I’m extremely grateful to staff for offering to run these sessions in their own time and at no cost. Do take a look at what’s on offer this term – and maybe encourage your child to try something new (http://www.holytrinity.surrey.sch.uk/The-School/Parents/Clubs.aspx). It’s all part of how we encourage children to “Learn to Live”.

At the infants this week, we were joined by two delightful teachers from Ghana. They are involved in training new teachers in their home country and have been looking at how schools in the UK use child-led learning and play to stimulate children’s love of schooling. They each spent two days in Reception and Year 1 and have left Pewley full of great ideas. If you’d like to know more about the charity that brought them here, take a look at their website (http://sabre.education).

After only just getting back into the swing of the summer term, it seems strange to be wishing you a happy long weekend! I do hope though that you all enjoy a lovely time with your children – they’ve worked really hard this week. See you next Tuesday!

With best wishes, Clare


Thought of the week: It’s rubbish…doubt! Do you stand up for your beliefs? 

INFANT

Class photographs
Next Tuesday 7 May is the last chance to order a class photograph.

Year 1 Wisley Trip, Monday 13 May
Please bring in your £10 payment for Wisley if you have not already done so.

Lost
Tom Hughes, Chestnut Class, has lost his PE bag containing school trousers, t-shirt and shoes following football club yesterday. Please check that you haven’t taken it home in error.


Menu: (Week 2 beginning 6 May)
Mon: Spaghetti with Bolognese or Vegetable Sauce; Jam Sponge with Custard
Tues: Turkey Meatballs or Vegetarian Balls with Pasta; Cheesecake
Wed: Roast Chicken with Roast Potatoes & Gravy or Cajun Vegetable Wraps; Fruit Jelly
Thu: Gammon & Vegetable Pie or Vegetable Pie with New Potatoes; Fresh Fruit Salad
Fri: Fish Fingers & Chips or Homemade Pizza; Ice Cream
Available daily: Selection of seasonal vegetables, salads, jacket potatoes and bread. Yoghurt, milk and fresh fruit.


JUNIOR 

School Clubs – Summer Term
The new timetable for Summer Term is now available on the website. Please note Computer Xplorers has been cancelled on Fridays for Yr5 and 6.

Sporting Fixtures

Active Surrey Panathon
Date: Wednesday 8th May
Time: 12pm - 2.45pm - Parents to help with lifts there and back, we will leave school at 12pm
Venue:Surrey Sports Park
Teacher: Paul & Laura

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


Lunch Menu
Week 2 – This lunch menu is available on the website under the ‘Weekly News’ tab


FOPS News

Let me start by saying a big thank-you to those that made the FOPS meeting yesterday. We got lots of planning done and are ready for the new term ahead!

Match Funding
Do you or your partner work at a company that offers match funding? This is a scheme where companies will match money raised at a certain event/stall that you volunteer at. Most large companies offer this and if you are planning on volunteering for events like the SUMMER FAIR (6th July) we would love to hear from you! Please contact Kayleigh.ashraf@gmail.com or anaxreithsmith@gmail.com.

FOPS notice board
Please keep an eye on the FOPS notice board (next to the ramp downstairs) for any new events or news. The selling and service section is ready to go (cards are £1 for a month or free if the item is free can be found in office), so if you have something to sell let us know!
 
HTPD Fun Run
Remember to sign up for the 2019 HTPD fun run on Sunday May 19th at Sutherland Memorial Park. 
 We hope you can make it and look forward to seeing you on the day!

Year 2 Reminder
There are still unfinished profiles and some children that do not have one for the yearbook yet. The editors need to start finalising the layout so please complete these ASAP.

Phil the Bag
Thank-you for all the donations this morning! Your textiles will be going to a good place and raising money for the school!
 
Reminder – The Summer Fair is Saturday 6th July
 so please save this date in your diaries!
 
EASYFUNDRAISING 
Thank-you to those signing up for this! Just remember to click through the website before you make a purchase and continue earning free money for the school https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/
 
Social Dates for you Diaries
Reception 

Friday 12th July - 8pm - End of School Year Drinks @ TBC

Year 1
Thursday 23rd May – Drinks Night @ TBC


HTSC News

A big Thank You to everyone who has brought in donations for Phil The Bag. They collected the bags today and will let us know the total soon.

Also a big thank you for all your Smartie tubes. I’m sure Clare will be updating the iPads shortly.

Fun Run – is happening in a few weeks, so start asking people to sponsor you and your children’s efforts - grandparents, aunts, uncles, neighbours, favourite barista. Anyone you think will be happy to support your efforts. The event starts at 12:30 with the first race at 1pm.Full details in the runners packs coming out the week before.

Summer Fair - there is a meeting on Friday 10th in the staff room after drop off to talk about what stalls to have and we would love some fresh new ideas, so if you can think of anything pop along and let us know. There will be tea and coffee.

Sainsbury’s scheme - we have a few more people signed up. If you have thought about signing up, now is a great time to do so. Just as a reminder you pay a monthly direct debit to school. We credit that amount each month to a gift card and you spend that in store (we do all the rest and earn 4% of what you pay from Sainsbury’s!)  Free cash what’s not to like?

Hope you all have a lovely (if a bit chilly long weekend!) 



Holy Trinity Church Boys Choir are looking for new members. Please see flyer for details.

Surrey Hills Sculpture Garden & Arts Festival 2019, Saturday 4 May to Sunday 2 June,
10am – 4.30pm, Birtley Estate, Bramley GU5 0LB
A great day out for all the family with a new range of over 160 sculptures, woodland trail, lakeside walk, demonstrations and workshops for adults and children as well as a café on site or bring your own picnic.
Find out more and book ahead – www.surreyhills.org Tickets also available from Guildford tourist Information Centre 01483 444334 or www.tickets.visitguildford.com.