HTPD 16/10/15

16 October 2015

Dear Parents,

The first Fluffy (Facilitate Learning and Understanding on a Friday, in case you didn’t know why we call it Fluffy!) of the year is always a good one. It’s great to see the children trying new things, pushing themselves to overcome challenges and making new friends beyond the confines of their class and year group. Thank you especially to those wonderful parent helpers who gave their time and energy to make sure the children had such an amazing time.  If you’d like to join us, but didn’t manage it this time, do put the next one in your diary (Feb 12th). We ask for just a pound per child to cover this extra special day so that we can provide such stimulating learning opportunities - thank you for sending in the much appreciated donations.

With more than 100 children off site, we certainly made use of our local environment today – making sure, as a priority, that our children stayed safe. Can I remind parents again please, to take extreme care on the roads around school. In a week when we heard of a very sad fatality just outside another Guildford primary school, I’m more concerned than ever about our children’s safety. Do slow down around schools and leave the zigzags clear.

On Wednesday we celebrated our Harvest festival in both schools. All of us were reminded by Rev. Katie Thomas about how much we have and how easily we take it for granted. It was good to think about sharing, and also to empathise with the plight of the refugee. The food parcels collected by Guildford Action at the end of the day were a sign of our school community’s generous spirit – thank you!

I’m really looking forward to our annual staff training days next week – we’ll be planning ways to make learning even more exciting and thinking about how to ask questions guaranteed to make children think. It’s been a super first few weeks, and now the half term break is just around the corner. I do hope the children have a lovely rest and a fun time at home!

With best wishes
Clare


Half Term  
School will be closed for INSET training and the half term holiday from midday (12.00 at Pewley Down and 12.15 at Holy Trinity) on Wednesday 21 October.  We start back again on Monday 2 November.

Primary & Secondary Admission Applications 2016

  • Current Year 6 - The deadline for applications to Secondary school is 31 October 2015.  However, Surrey County Council are advising parents to apply by Friday 23 October (before the half term holiday).  
  • Current Year 2 - For pupils transferring to Junior School the deadline for applications is 15 January 2016.  You will need to complete the Surrey County Council on-line application form: www.surreycc.gov.uk/schools-and-learning/schools/school-admissions/apply-for-a-school-place as well as a Holy Trinity Supplementary Information Form (available on the website or from the school office). 
    Please note that even though Pewley Down and Holy Trinity schools are federated, it is still necessary to apply for entry to Year 3. 
    Don’t forget to telephone the Holy Trinity office (01483 539033) if you would like to attend the prospective parents’ meeting  on Wednesday 25 November, 7.00pm, when you will have the opportunity to meet the junior team and find out what happens in each year as well as more about our sport and other extra-curricular activities.
  • Reception Year 2016 - If you have a child due to start school in September 2016 you will also need to complete the Surrey County Council application (as above) as well as a Pewley Down Supplementary Information Form by 15 January 2016.

INFANT 

Teacher-led clubs next week
There will be no teacher-led clubs on Tuesday next week (Ukulele, Running and Gardening clubs).

Year 2 Great Fire of Pewley, Tuesday 3 November
As part of their 1666 topic, Year 2 parents are invited to come and watch the Great Fire of Pewley (in the staff car park) on Tuesday 3 November at 1.30pm.  Afterwards there will be an informal opportunity to have a look at children’s work in the Year 2 classrooms.

Lost Property
We now have a lost property box at the entrance in the lower playground.  Please have a look in there if your child has lost any of their uniform.  To help us keep lost property to a minimum please ensure that everything your child has in school is named. 

Infant Menu for week beginning Monday 19 October
Mon:    Spaghetti with Bolognese or Margarita Sauce; Date Sponge with Custard
Tues:     Homemade Vegetable Pizza; Apple Crumble with Custard
Weds:    School closes at 12.00
Available daily:      A selection of seasonal vegetables, salads and bread.  Yoghurt, milk and fresh fruit.

FOPS News

Family School Disco – 17th October 2015
It’s almost time to strut your stuff on the dance floor! If you submitted a form for tickets, you should have received an e-mail confirming that you are on the VIP guest list. Please e-mail smw555@hotmail.co.uk if you haven’t. Tickets can also be purchased on the door.
 
Northbrook Gift Wrap fundraiser
The date for orders to be placed has been extended Friday 29th November. Every purchase supports the school, which receives 22% cash back on every item sold. Orders should be returned to the school office. Alternatively, you can order direct from Northbrook all year round at www.northbrookfundraising.co.uk and nominate our school to receive the 22% cashback.
 
Easyfundraising.org.uk
If you are doing any online shopping, please consider using easyfundraising.org.uk to access your favourite shopping websites. Easy fundraising is an entirely free service that allows people to shop directly at their favourite store via the links on the easyfundraising.org.uk website and earn a cash back donation to their school cause once a purchase is made. Donated earnings can be anywhere up to 15%, depending on the retailer and the product that was purchased. There are thousands of stores that are already participating with leading high street brands such as Amazon, WH Smith, M&S etc making it one of the most effortless fundraising ideas for school.

If you select Friends of Pewley Down Infant School as your chosen cause the school will receive commission on everything you buy. To help you remember, you can install the "Find and Remind" toolbar.
 
Save the Date:
Phil the Bag – 12th November 2015:   Extra bags can be picked up in front of the FOPS notice board, in the front playground.
 
Cake Sale Dates:
Year 2       
Chestnut - 6th Nov
                          
Walnut - 13th Nov ** This is to be an All-school Children's Cake sale**
Year1       
Beech - 20th Nov
Oak - 27th Nov
Reception   
Hazel - 4th Dec
Willow - 11th Dec
Cake sales info - Each class is asked to run a Cake sale once or twice a term on behalf of FOPS. These sales raise an average of £70 each time, so while they may seem a pain, accumulatively they are well-worth the effort. Parents from that class are asked to bake/buy nut free goodies to sell at 3pm in the front playground (or hall if wet).

Year R – Rebecca Sami (Isla Coakley's mum, Hazel class) is hosting a Stella and Dot trunk show on Wednesday 11th November at 8pm for Reception parents.  If you would like to come please RSVP to rebeccasami@hotmail.com by 25th October.
 
Reception Christmas Drinks – Thursday 26th November at The Three Pigeons.
Year 1 Christmas Drinks – Tuesday 1st December from 8 pm onwards at The March Hare
Year 2 Christmas Drinks – Thursday 3rd December from 7:30 onwards at The March Hare
Christmas Fair – 6th December 2015

Phoenix Trading
Orders for Phoenix Trading cards, gift wrap and stationery should be returned to the school office by Wednesday 21 October.

JUNIOR

Consultation Evenings – These will take place on Tuesday, 10th November 6.00 – 8.30 p.m. and Thursday, 12th November 4.00 – 6.30 p.m.  A letter with a return slip for you to complete will come home after Half Term.

@HTPDSport Twitter Feed
Thanks to our Sports Coordinator Laura, HTPD now has a Twitter feed devoted to sport. Do follow the above Twitter account to keep up to date with news and results. We’ll be posting up to the minute match reports as well as retweeting photos that show HTPD children taking part in other town-wide events.

Opportunity to join HTPD Swim Club
There are a few spaces available in the Friday night swim club technique and squad classes. Do email Jan directly on:  gcscjuniordevelopment@gmail.com if you are interested. This is for children who are already strong swimmers.

Help! – Our Board Games After School club is one of the most popular clubs we run and we would love some assistance.  If any young adults or maybe parents could be in school for 3.30pm to lend a hand, we would be so grateful.  Thank you in advance!

Help! – Could we ask you to save your old newspapers and plastic pudding pots for Terri in the Art Department please? Thank you!

Yellow bills coming home if you have outstanding balances at HT
We’re coming up to half term and would like to see accounts settled before then. Please check your balances on ParentPay and pay any outstanding amounts, including topping up your lunch credit if necessary. We are invoicing anyone with amounts outstanding as at Thursday 15th after lunch and these yellow bills will be sent home in school bags. Thank you.

Phoenix Trading

Orders for Phoenix Trading cards, gift wrap and stationery should be returned to the school office by Wednesday 21 October. 

Menu - Week 2

HTSC News

Bingo Night
A Big thank you to everyone who came along to the family bingo evening last Saturday. It was a huge success and as always, Jez Moon our resident Bingo caller made sure that fun was had by all & we raised an impressive £660 for the school - Thank you all for your support.

Dates for your Diary
Tuesday 20th October at 8.45-9 am - & Monday 9th November at 8.45-9 am in the HT Staff Room.

Bonfire Night & Christmas Fair planning meetings – Please come along  for a coffee & join in on the planning of the above events – It would be great to see as many Class Reps as possible and hear any new ideas/input you may have.

FRIDAY 6TH NOVEMBER - BONFIRE NIGHT
Bonfire Night is fast approaching and one of the biggest events of the Calendar year. Tickets will be on sale at the entrance on the night of the bonfire, but if you wish to take advantage of the Early Bird prices please download and complete the Early Bird Order form on the HT website soon and send in to school.

As with all events, as much help as possible is required in order for it to run smoothly and be as successful as it has been in previous years. Please keep a look out for emails from your Year/Class Reps asking for help on the night.

WEEK COMMENCING 9TH NOVEMBER - PHIL THE BAG – (COLLECTION THURSDAY 12TH NOVEMBER)
A great reason to have a clear out over the half term & raise money for the school. Phil the Bag are coming to HT on Week commencing 12th November – Bags will be sent home with the children, but if they don’t reach you, any bags are fine.
   
Northbrook Wrapping
The cut off date has been extended until the 27th November so there is still have plenty of time to get your orders in either via the school or online.

Thirsty Thursday
The first thirsty Thursday of the term was a great success.
Due to bonfire night the next Thirsty Thursday has been scheduled for Thursday November 12th at Rogues from 8pm (area inside to the right of the bar).
The December Thirsty Thursday will be on Thursday December 3rd.

HTSC Sponsor
A huge thank you to Cavender Sales & Lettings in Guildford who, for the second year running have agreed to support HTSC. As well as sponsoring our major events Cavender Sales & Lettings will donate £150 to the school if you decide to rent your property through them or if you sell a property through them, they will donate £500. So, if you are thinking about either, please get in contact with them. www.cavenders.co.uk


Vacancy – For a PA to Diocesan Secretary.  If you would like further details please contact Sarah Tickner, PA to Canon Derek Holbird, Diocesan Director of Education on 01483 484900 (DDL) or email: sarah.tickner@cofeguildford.org.uk

PiYo® = Pilates + Yoga + Non stop fluid movement
Join us for a brand new class PiYo® - lean, strong muscles, sweat & burn fats, no jumps! High intensity, low impact on your joints. Tue: 9.30am, Fri: 10.30am, Spike Heritage Centre, Warren Road. More info: suzanawellnesscoach@gmail.com
 

HTPD 9/10/15

09 October 2015

Dear parents,

Our Mr Men series is proving very popular, and with next week’s character being Mr Greedy, it will be a perfect link to our Harvest Celebrations. Hopefully, we will explore the themes of being thankful for what we have, being generous to those less fortunate, and being able to “imagine the journey in another’s footsteps” – another of our school values. The school council has been planning the year’s charity events and carefully considering how best to fundraise. This begins with our annual harvest offering so please do talk to your children about the importance of generosity and kindness, as they bring in their harvest gifts.

At both sites, I’ve been so encouraged to walk around the school right at the start of the day. The children are making the most of every minute in the classrooms. At the infants, it’s a super time for the children to chat to the teacher, settle to an exciting activity or catch up with friends.  At the juniors, where school actually starts at 8.40, the first session of the day is also really purposeful. It’s often the time when children read their teacher’s comments on the previous day’s work and put into practice suggestions for taking their learning forward. I am so proud of the teaching team who invest so much time and effort into giving individual feedback to all the children.

I do want to pass on my congratulations to our sporting teams. We’re always delighted to hear about their successes, as well as the wonderful attitudes they display. This week we competed in a netball tournament and a cross country event, with plenty of medals and certificates awarded! On Sunday, our biathlon team have entered a major competition – good luck to all involved! Do keep an eye on our new HTPDsport Twitter account which will soon be going live for minute by minute updates (see below for details). Thank you again to our phenomenally dedicated sports teachers as well as parent helpers who make these excellent opportunities a reality.

With best wishes, Clare

Harvest Festival, Wednesday 14 October
Harvest Festival is being celebrated at HTPD on Wednesday 14 October, at the infants at 9.00am and at the juniors at 10.00am.  Katie Thomas, the curate from Holy Trinity Church, will be leading both assemblies and encouraging the children to think about being thankful and generous.  Please bring in tinned or dried goods which on this occasion will be given to Guildford Action to support their work with the homeless and refugees.  Any parents who would like to join in with our harvest celebration are very welcome to attend, but please note that this will not be a performance. 

Fluffy Friday, 16 October
Next Friday is our first ‘Fluffy’ of the year, so please bring in your £1 contribution and remember that children can come to school in mufti.  For Years 1 and 2, Fluffy activities will be just in the afternoon with children choosing which activity they would like to join in with.  Reception Year children will stay in their own classrooms as usual for the afternoon, but can also come to school in mufti (home clothes).

HTPD Prayer Group

Our next meeting is on Friday 16th October @12.30pm at Sue Williams' house. Contact emmalaporte@hotmail.com for details, all welcome!

INFANT

Prospective Parent Tours at Holy Trinity
Please do book onto one of the tours for prospective parents at the junior site on:
Wednesday 14 October at 2.00pm        
Thursday 15 October at 2.00pm
Wednesday 11 November at 2.00pm
Tuesday 24 November at 11.00am
and come along on Wednesday 25 November at 7.00pm to meet the junior staff team.

Languages Coffee Morning
Thank you so much to all of our parents who speak another language at home who came along to our Languages coffee morning yesterday.   It was wonderful to meet you and think of ways that we can support your children in their learning.  A big ‘thank you’ to Emily, Louise and Ruth for organising this.

Spare clothes
We keep a supply of spare clothes in the office, but have completely run out of boys’ pants and socks!  If you have any socks or pants (smaller sizes) we could use we would be very grateful.  
Also, please could you return any clothes which your child may have borrowed from the office.  

Lost
Myla Hall, Hazel Class, has lost her new navy cardigan (with pockets), un-named.  Please check that your child has not brought it home by mistake.

Infant Menu for week beginning Monday 12 October
Mon:    Chicken & Leek Fricassee with Pasta or Mixed Bean & Vegetable Wrap; Blackcurrant Sponge with Custard
Tues:     Lamb Casserole or Sweet & Sour Roasted Vegetables, Rice; Ginger Cake with Vanilla Sauce
Weds:    Roast Turkey with Roast Potatoes or Chickpea & Vegetable Couscous; Fruit Salad with Frozen Yoghurt
Thurs:    Cumberland Sausages or Vegetable & Lentil Casserole, Bread Roll; Apple & Cinnamon Crumble with Custard
Fri:     Fish Fingers & Chips or Macaroni Cheese; Banana Cake
Available daily:      A selection of seasonal vegetables, salads and bread.  Yoghurt, milk and fresh fruit.

Violin Lessons

Would your child like to learn the violin?  Mrs Bradley, from Surrey Arts, now has spaces for new violinists.  It is open to all years.  You can find more information about Surrey Arts music lessons and apply online at- www.surreycc.gov.uk/heritage-culture-and-recreation/surrey-arts/music.

FOPS News

IQ Cards Fundraiser:   Thank you for the whopping 109 orders!
A big thank you to the staff for preparing Christmas cards with the children, so early in the year, and Helen Day for collating the IQ Card order for us. The early placement of the order means we will gain an additional 10% on this fundraiser.

Coffee Mornings
Coffee mornings are a great opportunity to meet parents and to have a good old chat! They can be arranged at a coffee shop or at someone's home. If you would like to or be willing to be a host, please contact your class reps to set a date.

Calling All Bakers (….and shoppers):   Hot on the heels of the Bake Off finale, FOPS will be recommencing it's Friday playground cake sales after Half Term. Each class will be allocated a date to bring in nut free goodies (homemade or bought) to sell at 3pm pick up. Dates coming soon.

Save the Date
Family School Disco – 17th October 2015
:   There are still some tickets. Forms are available from the school office, if you did not receive one in your book bag.

Phil the Bag – 12th November 2015

Extra bags can be picked up in front of the FOPS notice board, in the front playground.

Reception Christmas Drinks
– Thursday 26th November at The Three Pigeons.

Year 2 Christmas Drinks – Thursday 3rd December from 7:30 onwards at The March Hare

Christmas Fair – 6th December 2015
Update on fundraising for the Christmas Fair
As you are aware, the Pewley Down Christmas Fair is on the 6th December only 8 weeks away and we are collecting prizes for the main raffle and silent auction. We have already had fabulous donations such as a 12 month family membership to Surrey Sports Park, handmade birthday cake of your choice, vouchers for beauty, cosmetics, games, toys but we still need lots more.
 
We are hoping to raise even more money than ever before to support some wonderfully ambitious projects your children will benefit from directly. These enhancements include music, drama, science, maths, outdoor gardening among other things.  Please help us by donating generously from any links, associations, family or friends you may have. We're looking for: days worth of activity, sports tickets, a company box, voucher for games, clothes, meal for two/four, days out, accommodation - plane tickets, a week in a villa.....
For any questions, information or to kindly donate please contact:
Ati a.dalgaard@yahoo.com OR Debbie wawadeb@hotmail.com 

JUNIOR

A timely reminder, please not to give your children any mid-morning/lunch snacks that contain nuts.  We have several children in school with severe allergies and who would suffer serious consequences if they were to come into contact with any form of nut.  Thank you in advance for your support in this matter.

Individual photos at the juniors on Monday 12 October.
 
Can we please remind you that Year 5’s Netball After School Club on Wednesday, 14th October, has had to be cancelled due to another fixture.  Apologies for any inconvenience.

Please pay outstanding balances

We’re coming up to half term and would like to see accounts settled before then. Please check your balances on ParentPay and pay any outstanding amounts, including topping up your lunch credit if necessary. We will invoice anyone with amounts outstanding next week, but it would be good to keep that to a minimum. For those who took advantage of the annual and termly lunch discount offer, you will see the relevant premium added to your lunch account today that uprates your payments to the full meal price. Thanks.

Sport

We have had a fantastic couple of weeks of netball. Our Year 5’s and 6’s kicked off the season with some evenly matched friendlies against Tormead, and on Saturday 3rd October a Year 5 and a Year 6 team took part in the Versatility tournament at Tormead playing seven other schools during the afternoon.

‘Versatility’ means that each player has to rotate their position in-between each match, to show competence and skill in every position. It was with great excitement that the Year 6 girls came first and the Year 5’s came second! Well done to all the girls and a big thank you to all the parents who turned up to support the teams.

We encourage as many children as possible to come to netball club as we have lots fixtures lined and so there will be an opportunity for all of them to play in matches.

Photos of the team with their medals and informative match reports written by members of the team are now displayed on the sports noticeboards.

COMING SOON: Please look out for our new HTPD Sports twitter account where you can keep up with all our latest news.

Cross Country Report - Wednesday 7th Oct at St Joseph's, by Meg Miller

On Wednesday afternoon, the HT X country team travelled to Rydes Hill where St Joseph's school we're hosting a X Country competition. We were all ready for a soggy run after so much rain at the start of the week.  Laura and Tom met us all there, and Tom led us in a great warm up. We did our 'Hakka' and maybe this was one of the things that helped us!



The course was challenging with steep hills and slippery turns. Ayla led the way from the start, with Meg staying just a few paces behind. Ayla finished strongly in first position, Meg second, and Katie was in position to come third, but got pipped in the funnel, coming fifth. So HT had 3 runners in the top 5!

Lana finished tenth, With Imogen right behind in eleventh position. There were great performances from Zoe and Chloe.  Our runners have had a great start to the year- remember to come to running club so we can keep it up!
A big thank you to Laura and Tom for organising and training us, and to all the parents who gave us lifts to the competition.



Lost:

Ellis Hall is still looking for his brand new Mandela sweatshirt.  The name inside is “E & M Hall”.  Could you please check your cupboards and drawers!
Sam Rapley (4J) has mislaid his blue raincoat (labelled, Mountain Warehouse). We've checked the cloakroom and lost property.  If parents could check at home we'd be really grateful to have it back before it gets rainy again!

Menu - Week 1

HTSC News

Bingo Night – Saturday 10 October 6-8pm - SOLD OUT!!!
Looking forward to seeing you at what promises to be a great fun evening!

Could you please bring a small, wrapped prize for each ticket purchased costing no more than £1 (chocolate or sweets are ideal).
 
Class Reps – Please help!
Many thanks also to those of you who have already volunteered to be class reps this year, however we still have NO class reps in 4JM or 5N.
 
If you have a child in these classes, please consider acting as class rep this year, we can’t do it without you!
 
Please email Caroline caroline@swifts.me.uk, Carrie carriewitts@gmail.com or Rosjrvickerman@yahoo.co.uk if you are able to help.

Dates for the diary

HTSC Meeting - Tuesday 13 October
This will take place at Rogues at 8pm. All welcome, please come along and find out more about what we do. We will be discussing our plans for this year and would really welcome new ideas.

Bonfire Night - Friday 6 November
Save the date for what promises to be another fantastic firework extravaganza.

Phil the Bag – week commencing 9 November
Please keep all your old clothes and shoes as we will be collecting them during the week beginning 9 November (final collection day Thursday 12 November). Bags will be sent home with your children beforehand however normal bin bags can also be used.
 
HT Christmas Fair – Friday 27 November
With only 11 weeks to go until Christmas, don’t forget to put the date of the HT Christmas Fair in the diary – it’s a great start to the festive season!
 


Maddie is in 4JW and training for the Loseley 5k on October 18th to raise money for Disability Challengers in Guildford. www.kellystore.org/guildford-2015/sponsor/maddiewitts.php

Amsterdam Marathon
Rachel Goodchild (Milo’s mum, Oak Class) is taking part in the Amsterdam Marathon 2015 on 18/10/2015 to raise money for Save the Children and would really appreciate your support.  Donating to the JustGiving page is easy - just follow this link and click Donate: 
www.justgiving.com/owner-email/pleasesponsor/Rachel-Goodchild6
JustGiving sends your donation straight to Save the Children so it’s a quick and safe way to donate.
Thank you, Rachel

 
 

HTPD 2/10/15

02 October 2015

Dear Parents,

I have really enjoyed showing prospective parents around both sites this week – the term is well underway and in every class room there were happy children learning new and exciting things. The school is in great shape; our year group staff teams are working so well and there is a vibrant, dynamic atmosphere where respect for all is at the centre of our life together.

The children across the school have been using the “learning tool” of imagination this week. How lovely to hear of the different ways that imagination helps us to learn – from imagining a number line in your head, to devising a perfect ending for an exciting adventure story, to believing in yourself and imagining success! We also imagined God unlocking a key that sets us free from all our fears and worries and reflected on the Bible verse, “with God all things are possible.” Mr Impossible did some amazing and pretty impossible things in our Mr Men story, but actually, it’s great to dream.

Today I’m working at the cathedral with other new head teachers from across the Diocese, sharing with them my reflections on my first month in post as head. Thanks again to all of you for making it such a positive and smooth transition. I’m excited about the weeks and months ahead.

With best wishes
Clare


Traffic
May we politely remind all parents to consider the safety of children at all times when driving on roads around the schools. Please keep speed down to 20mph, don’t park on the yellow zig-zigs outside the schools and make sure children get out of the car on the pavement side and not into the road. We would really appreciate your co-operation with this.

Admissions Consultation 2017/18

The Admissions Criteria for 2017/18 for the Federation of Holy Trinity and Pewley Down Schools (HTPD) have some significant changes. A summary of the proposed changes and the Admissions Criteria themselves are available on the website:
www.holytrinity.surrey.sch.uk/The-School/Parents/Admissions-2016.aspx
The consultation will run from 5 October to 16 November 2015 and we welcome any comments. Please send comments to Jane Bennett, Clerk to the Governing Body of HTPD, either via email to janeb@pewleydown.surrey.sch.uk or by post to Pewley Down Infant School, Semaphore Road, Guildford GU1 3P.

Fluffy Friday, 16 October

Our first Fluffy Friday of the year is on 16 October and we would be very glad to have parents offering help on that day. Please speak to your child’s class teacher if you would like to join us for part or all of the day.

INFANT

Languages Coffee Morning, Thursday 8 October, 9.00am
Families that speak English as an additional language are invited to our very first ‘Languages Coffee Morning’ next Thursday to celebrate the many languages of Pewley. You should already have received a letter about this wonderful occasion. However, if you feel that we have missed you out, then please speak to the office staff. It would be helpful if you could let us know if you will be attending, so that we have an idea of numbers.

Newsletter
This is the last week for paper copies of the newsletter. From now on it will be available on the website on Fridays. However, if you do require a paper copy please let the school office know.

School photos
A reminder that order forms for individual photographs should be returned to the school office by Friday 9 October.

Flu Immunisation (Years 1 and 2)
Please return the Flu Immunisation Consent Form to the school office by Wednesday 7 October, if you haven’t already done so. The consent form should be returned even if parents do not consent to the vaccination.

PUPS invoices
Please watch out for PUPs invoices coming home in book bags today. Please pay promptly to reduce the administrative burden and, if you have any queries, please email Bev Reed (bevr@holytrinity.surrey.sch.uk).

FOPS News

Northbrook Gift Wrap fundraiser
Please look out for the Northbrook gift wrap brochure that you should have received via your child’s book bag this week. Every purchase supports the school which receives 22% cash back on every item sold. Orders should be returned to the school office by Friday 9th October. Alternatively, you can order direct from Northbrook all year round at www.northbrookfundraising.co.uk and nominate our school to receive the 22% cashback.

Save the Date:

Year 1 Drinks- Wednesday 7th October from 8pm onwards at The Albany

Family School Disco – 17th October 2015
Tickets for this event are selling well! Fill out your form before it is too late. They are available from the school office, if you did not receive one in your book bag.

Phil the Bag – 12th November 2015

Reception Christmas Drinks – Thursday 26th November, 8.00pm at The Three Pigeons.

Year 2 Christmas Drinks – Thursday 3rd December from 7:30 onwards at The March Hare

Christmas Fair
– 6th December 2015

Phoenix Trading
Next week a mini brochure from Phoenix Trading will be coming home in your child’s book bag. FOPS will receive 10% commission on any orders placed by half term. Now is your chance to get a head start on Christmas, as well as stock up on birthday and general cards. A selection of stock will be available to purchase/order on Friday 9 October at 25 Addison Road from 9am until 12pm. All are welcome to come and browse and enjoy a mug of coffee. The full range can be viewed on the website www.phoenix-trading.co.uk/web/suziespeed If you have any questions please contact Suzie Speed (Heather’s mum, Beech class).
 
Menu for week beginning Monday 5 October
Mon: Spaghetti with Bolognese or Margarita Sauce, Date Sponge with Custard
Tues: Chicken or Vegetable Paella; Semolina with Peach Sauce
Weds: Roast Pork or Leek & Pasta Bake, Roast Potatoes; Vanilla Ice Cream with Fresh Fruit
Thurs: Homemade Vegetable Pizza; Apple Crumble with Custard
Fri: Fish Fingers & Chips or Vegetable Curry & Rice; Carrot Cake
Available daily: A selection of seasonal vegetables, salads and bread. Yoghurt, milk and fresh fruit.

JUNIOR

Tag Rugby Club on a Monday after school is changing from being all year groups to just for years 3 and 4. Due to large numbers of children. Years 5 and 6 club will be run after half term.

Lost - Tom Dicomites (4J) has mislaid his John Lewis’ black winter coat with a furry hood trim; it has been missing since February! Maybe someone took it home by mistake and is thinking of getting it out again to wear over the winter. Tom’s parents would be very grateful to have it back so please check your wardrobes. Thank you.

Menu - Week 3

HTSC News

Bingo Night – Saturday 10 October 6-8pm
Don’t forget to order your tickets for BINGO night on Saturday 10 October from 6-8pm. SEAFARE of Burpham will provide a fish and chip supper and a fully stocked bar will be available on the night. Back by popular demand, Jes Moon will be our caller and host for the evening.

Tickets are now on sale (and selling fast!) and an order form is attached. It is also available on the school website. Prices are as follows:

Bingo plus fish and chips - £8 per adult and £5 per child.
Bingo plus chips - £4 per person
Bingo only - £3 per person

Northbrook Gift Wrap - Order your Christmas wrapping paper by Friday 9 October!
Just a reminder about the Northbrook gift wrap brochure that you should have received via your child earlier this term. Every purchase supports the school which receives 22% cash back on each item sold.

Orders should be returned to the school office by Friday 9 October.

Alternatively, you can order direct from Northbrook all year round at www.northbrookfundraising.co.uk and nominate Holy Trinity School, Guildford GU1 3QF to receive the 22% cashback. If you have any questions please contact Cherrie Gluyas (cherrygluey@yahoo.com).

Class Reps – Please help!
Many thanks also to those of you who have already volunteered to be class reps this year, however we still have NO class reps in 4JM or 5N. If you have a child in these classes, please consider acting as class rep this year, we can’t do it without you! We also would welcome another rep in the following classes: 3A, 3J, 5S, 6T and 6H.
Please email Caroline caroline@swifts.me.uk, Carrie carriewitts@gmail.com or Ros jrvickerman@yahoo.co.uk if you are able to help.

Dates for the diary

HTSC Meeting - Tuesday 13 October
This will take place at Rogues at 8pm. All welcome, please come along and find out more about what we do. We will be discussing our plans for this year and would really welcome new ideas.

Bonfire Night - Friday 6 November
Save the date for what promises to be another fantastic firework extravaganza.

Phil the Bag – week commencing 9 November
Please keep all your old clothes and shoes as we will be collecting them during the week beginning 9 November (final collection day Thursday 12 November). Bags will be sent home with your children beforehand however normal bin bags can also be used.

HT Christmas Fair – Friday 27 November
With only 8 weeks to go until Christmas, don’t forget to put the date of the HT Christmas Fair in the diary – it’s a great start to the festive season!



For Sale:

  • Phil and Ted's "Explorer", 3 wheel, double buggy (2012 version). Complete with: "double kit" for carrying two toddlers, Double storm cover, Double sun cover and Spare inner tubes. Around £500 new.
  • Folding ‘commuter’ bike (Pinnacle, “Journey 2” model). Well loved.

Open to offers with proceeds to be donated to the school. Please contact the Infant school office.

Guildford Pilates Place
FREE Pilates Matwork Taster Session on Thursday 15th October 11:30-12:30. Discount for attendees on any Nov/Dec block bookings (30+ classes p/w to choose from)! Spaces very limited. Email Zilla on: pilates@guildfordpilatesplace.co.uk