• School finishes on Wednesday 17 October (12 at PD, 12.15 at HT). We start back on Monday 29 October

Infant 5/10/12

05 October 2012

Dear Parents,

It was harvest time at the infants today. There was a great display of tinned and driedfood as well as another large table of toiletries. Our collection at Pewley Down this year will all go to Surrey Youth Action. This is an organisation which works with young people who are homeless and seeks to give emergency shelter and then attempt to find them some more permanent housing and a job.

Our giving at Holy Trinity was for Guildford Womens Refuge and No5 which is a hostel for adult homeless who would otherwise be sleeping rough. We have been pleased to support these good causes practically to know that what we give makes a real difference. We to take time to speak with the children about the charities and the people they help.

Last year when we had an assembly about charities the juniors met a young man who had been associated with Holy Trinity for about ten years. It was a surprise and shock to us that he was now homeless.

We were all moved to hear how through a series of circumstances this had occured. We were pleased that he was now being helped into work and good living conditions by the charity.

We were reminded of Jesus’ words about the times we help the sick, the prisoners, the homeless and the refugees, ‘ In the giving to these people you are giving to me.’

We want to teach all our children to be thankful generous and giving. Harvest reminded us of just that.

With best wishes, Richard

Maths Curriculum Evening, Thursday 11 October, 7.00 pm in the hall
All parents are invited to our maths evening when we will be talking about how we teach maths in each year group.

Fluffy Friday, 19 October
Letters with details of Fluffy activities will be coming home on Monday for Years 1 and 2 and should be returned by Friday 12 October. Reception year will be doing their own version of Fluffy in their classes. All children should come to school in home clothes (mufti) on the 19th.

Christmas card orders
The children’s Christmas card designs have all gone home in book bags now. If you would like to order cards, the order forms and cheques must be returned by Monday 8 October. Unfortunately, any orders received after this date cannot be processed.

Requests
We are collecting empty jam or sauce jars, so if you have any (that you aren’t saving for jolly jars) please bring them along to the office.
Also, if anyone is planning a trip to Ikea in the near future, please contact Nicola.

Second Hand Uniform
There is plenty of second hand uniform available in excellent condition. If you would like to have a browse please contact clarestone74@gmail.com to arrange a time.

Vacancies
Please see the Vacancies page for details.

Lost
A couple of scooters are missing: Zoe Perry’s (Chestnut) blue micro scooter with orange brake and Martha Fitzwater’s (Walnut) named scooter. Please could you check to make sure that you have taken the right scooter home.

Jonathan Giles (Chestnut) has lost his named, purple lightweight coat.

Naethen Jones (Chestnut) has lost his named, Shackleton sweatshirt.

FOPS News

Christmas is coming ....... Why not make an early start on your Christmas to do list and raise money for our school at the same time? Coming home in book bags this week you'll find brochures for Northbrook Gift Wrap and Phoenix Cards. FOPS earns 22% and 30% commission respectively on orders placed with these companies before half term. All orders will be received in plenty of time to wrap or write before Christmas. A little reminder too that any orders for the children’s own artwork Christmas cards, which came home in book bags over the last week, must be returned to the school office by Monday 8th October. Phew, gift wrap and cards crossed off the list before half term!!

Christmas raffle - Thank you to Nicci Holliday (mum of Rocco) and Suzie Turner (mum of Aidan and Zoe) who have volunteered to coordinate the search for raffle prizes. If you, your employer or anyone you know is able to help by donating prizes, Nicci or Suzie would love to hear from you (nicci.holliday@bbc.co.uk or suziturner@yahoo.co.uk).

School calendar - We are trying to produce a 2013 calendar to celebrate the school's 200th birthday. In order to progress this project, we need a volunteer to help with the technical side of creating the images, which will be a montage of photos. If you have talents in this area and are willing to help, please speak to Emily (emilybourke@msn.com).

And finally, look out for details of the Sainsbury’s fundraising scheme coming home in book bags next week.


Know Your Colours, Monday 8 October, 8-10pm, St Saviour’s, Woodbridge Road, Guildford
Take a fresh look at your wardrobe and your life – an evening of information, inspiration and fun. Gayna Cooper is an image consultant and award-winning speaker. She will share life-changing tips on which styles and colours help make us look stunning and why. Cost £6 (tickets available from reception at St Saviour’s). Cheese & wine served from 7.30pm.

FREE Light Party, Wednesday 31 October, 5-7pm at Christ Church & Hall
Celebrate the Light of Christ! Food, fun, fireworks, Christian magician and more! Aimed at 5-11 yr olds, all ages welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult. A joint party with St Saviour's. Please book a place by 20 October with Becky on 01483 455198 or becky@christchurchguildford.com

Josh Romero (Chestnut) is taking part in the Kellystore Fun-Raisers 5k run on Sunday 14th October, in support of Disability Challengers, a local charity which provides crucial play and leisure opportunities for many disabled children and young people, including his brother Alex. He is the youngest runner entered! He would be so grateful if you could visit the link below, and sponsor whatever you can, to help support their vital work in our local community and help him around the course! www.kellystore.org/guildford-2012/sponsor/josh-romero-s-team.php Thank you. I’ll be sure to let you know how he gets on! Victoria

AppArt Art & Sculpture Exhibition will be running from 6 – 21 October at Secretts Garden Centre, Godalming from 10am – 5pm daily, displaying a wide variey of art & sculpture, admission free. Becca Clegg (mum of Georgia 5R & Issie Oak) will be exhibiting a few of her paintings there. www.appartonline.co.uk or www.becart.co.uk for more details.

FREE Boys' second hand uniform available, Mandela House, good used condition. Jumpers, polo shirts and trousers aged 5 - 7. Contact Julie Shaw 07786 736622. First come first served.

Baby boys’ clothes (from birth) and other baby items available. Please contact Miryam Giles (tel: 856330 or text 07756 035561).