HTPD 11/10/19

11 October 2019

Dear Parents and Carers,

Next week, we’ll be celebrating one of my favourite festivals, Harvest Thanksgiving. On Wednesday at the juniors, and on Thursday at the infants we’ll be remembering to notice and be thankful for the food that we eat and enjoy. It’s also a fantastic opportunity for the children to bless others that are less fortunate. This year, we’ll be collecting for Guildford Food Bank. They’ve been especially grateful this year as their services are in demand. They have been in touch already about the sort of items that would most be appreciated.

Please send in with your children any of the following items (preferably in boxes or bags):

Tea bags
Instant coffee in jars
Drinking chocolate
Tinned fish
Noodles
Dried pasta
Shaving foam
Tinned meat

It’s such a super opportunity to teach the children about caring for those that need our compassion and kindness in really practical ways. Do feel free to join us for our Harvest assemblies if you would like to at 8.50am on Wednesday (HT) or 9am on Thursday (PD).

Next Friday, it’s our first Fluffy Friday of the year. The children should already know what activity they’ll be enjoying. Do come along and join in; just let your child’s class teacher know, or email the person organising the specific activity. Talk to your children about making the most of the day, making new friends, trying out new skills, and just doing things differently. The children can wear home clothes for the day. Do remember too to send in £1 – this makes sure that we can keep running Fluffy Fridays, buying all the little extras that make these days so memorable. Talking with teenagers that have moved on to secondary school, it’s Fluffies that stand out as “the best thing about HTPD!”

I’ve enjoyed starting to show prospective parents around the school in the last few days. It’s a lovely sign that the year is well underway and I’ve been so impressed by the quality of work, the zest for learning and the effort being made across all seven year groups. It’s amazing that the children, some of whom have only been part of the school for just over a month, look so settled and as if they’ve been part of HTPD for years! I hope you also feel like you belong. I’m looking forward to catching up with some of you at this weekend’s HTSC Bingo, as well as at FOPS hastily rearranged film morning following the cancellation of the England rugby match. What a shame! Credit to the organisers, that they’ve come up with an alternative plan! Have a great weekend everybody!

With best wishes, Clare

Thought of the week: “Worry will rob you of happiness” Proverbs 12 v23. Don’t worry, pray!

INFANT & JUNIOR

HTPD will close early on Wednesday 23rd October - PD finishes at 12.00 and HT at 12.15. School resumes on Monday 4th November. There will be no Clubs plus or Pups on the Wednesday 23rd.

Safeguarding Briefing, 5 & 6 November
Thank you to all of you who help the school regularly by volunteering in classrooms, on trips and with reading. It is very much appreciated by the staff and children who benefit from your help. Clare would like to invite you to attend one of the annual Safeguarding Briefings for Parent Volunteers which will be on:

5 November - 09h00 at Pewley Down (Staff Room)
6 November - 14h30 at Holy Trinity (Staff Room)

Clare will discuss the Child Protection Policy (available on the school website) and our school procedures at this meeting. Both Briefings will be identical so please choose the one that suits you best. It would be helpful to have an idea of numbers - please could you email Helen Heywood on helenhe@htpd.surrey.sch.uk to let her know which session you would like to attend.

Surrey South Farnham (SSF) SCITT - Outstanding Teacher Training
For more information on Surrey South Farnham SCITT please click on this link to view the Brochure.

INFANT

Surrey Advertiser
Look out for the photo of our Year R children in today’s Surrey Advertiser First Day at School supplement.

Harvest Assembly, Thursday 17 October
Please see Clare’s letter above for more information on our harvest assembly and the items we are collecting for Guildford Food Bank.

Fluffy Friday, 18 October
Children should come to school in their own home clothes (not uniform) for Fluffy next Friday. Teachers will let the children know which activity they will be doing early next week.

As part of our Fluffy activities next Friday some children will be involved with ‘Bake and Sell’. At the end of the day they will be selling the baked goods they have made and proceeds will go to Fisch – a charity supporting street children in Tanzania. Please either come with some change at pick up time or send your children in with some coins so they can support our enterprise. Thank you.

Year R questionnaire
Year R children should today have brought home a ‘School Entry Questionnaire’ from Children and Family Health Surrey. Please return completed forms to the school office by Monday 21 October.

Menu: Week 1 beginning Monday 14 October.
 


JUNIOR

Dates for the diary
Monday 14 October - Visit to Tower of London Year 5
Thursday 17 October - Tempest Photography Individual Photos Years 3–6
Friday 18 October - Fluffy Friday

School Trips Autumn 2019
Please log into www.parentpay.com the following trips, payment due now:
Year 3 Marwell Zoo 8th October 2019 £21.00
Year 4 Buster Farm 16th September 2019 £26.50
Swimming 3A & 4N £52.00
Year 5 Tower of London 14th October 2019 £22.50
Year 6 Wisley 20th September 2019
ParentPay is our preferred method of payment.

Clubs
Board games is cancelled on Monday and is now finished until after half term.
After half term there will be a lunchtime Lego/Playmobil club on a Thursday at 12.30 in the library. 

Year 3 Parents Welcome Drinks
Saturday 19th October, 7.30 onwards
‘Rogues’ wine bar, 58 Epsom Road, Guildford GU1 3PB
Hope to see lots of you there!
From the year 3 reps - Alice, Sophie, Victoria (3S), Jenny, Lucy (3A) Gulsen (4N & 3C)

HT Sport this week from Laura S

Did you know that NHS guidelines state that children between the ages of 5 - 18 should be exercising for at least 60 minutes every day. This can include moderate activity, such as cycling or playground activities and vigorous activity such as running or tennis. To help children stay healthy and fit we run lots of clubs before, during and after school. The majority of these clubs are free and your child can join in at any point in the term.

This week children will be filling out a questionnaire in class time about what types of physical activity they get up to outside of school. We would love to know about the different sports children are involved in and where there are gaps where we can help.

On Monday we enjoyed meeting the RGS Young Leaders who will be helping out at the touch rugby club for the next seven weeks. The Young Leaders all play rugby competitively and with a high ratio of Young Leaders to players everyone who joins in will receive lots of good quality coaching so please encourage your child to come along.

On Monday 21st October we will be also welcoming Chloe Butler to our touch rugby club after school. Chloe is an Australian international rugby player and is Head Coach for the Girls Grizzlies team at Guildford Rugby Club. This session is aimed at girls and so we would love to see lots of new faces to find out what girls rugby is all about.

Many thanks to everyone who has sent in Aldi Sports stickers this week. We have now reached 97 and with Pewley Down having collected 51 we are beginning to believe that we can win a new sports kit for the school and be entered into a prize draw for a chance to win £20,000!

All sports clubs are running next week

Fixtures
Y5 & Y6 Football v QE
Date: Thursday 17th October
Time: 3.30pm - 4.30pm - Parents to help with lifts to QE
Venue: Queen Eleanors Rd, GU2 7SD
Teacher: Nick & Toby

Menu - Week 1 commencing 14 October 2019


FOPS

What an exciting week it has been! We have had our first committee meeting, changed our first event thanks to Typhoon Hagibis and have been coming up with some great ideas - which, have I mentioned before, we need volunteers to help us execute?

Dates for your diary
Next committee meeting 4th November at 8pm – it’s a Christmas (Fair planning) special ….
Christmas Fair - 7th December
School Disco - 1st February

FOR ACTION (OTHERWISE TO BE READ AS US BEGGING)
We need volunteers for pre-Christmas fair organising, 45 min slots on the day in a variety of areas, cleaning up afterwards and also being

We are also going to be collecting the following:

Wool - If, like me, you had a great idea when pregnant with baby number 1 and thought getting a relaxing hobby and knitting booties would be just the tonic for living without wine, only to find four and a bit years later the wool is still pretty much in the original ball and the knitting needles get more use as chopsticks, then please (like I will be) arrange to have this handed over to Emma Blanco.

Foreign currency, from any country, and coins are very welcome. We have a company who will collect the pot when we reach 5kgs and turn it into pounds for us. Ask your friends, neighbours and work colleagues too - if you travel anywhere you are very likely to have leftover metal in your pocket, bag or purse. Collection pot in the reception with the battery box.

Printer cartridges for recycling

Second-hand school uniform (though we need a volunteer to organise sales)

Things for craft items for Christmas such as decent pine cones, loo roll inners, left over felt, odd socks;)

Hopefully see you tomorrow,
Sam and Jo


HTSC News

Hi Everyone,

Here’s our update for this week for you:

Class reps
We still need some reps for Year 5! Hannah (Jasper Cole’s mum in 5JJ) has kindly come forward, but we still need a few more to help her across the year group. Dave (Georgia Williams’ dad) and Lidija (Isabella Dewhirst’s mum) are your reps for 3C – thank you to you all for your help.

Bingo!!
Our first event is Bingo night on 12th October in the school hall from 6pm - 8pm and it is a ‘full house’ (groan!). If you have ordered tickets, you should have had email from me on Thursday evening to confirm your order. If you didn’t and you are sure you put a form in and have paid, please check your Junk folder first, and then email me by 5pm today at helen@thomasday.co.uk. Please remember to bring a small wrapped Bingo prize per person in your group – sweets/chocolate (no nuts) or small toy costing approx. 50p each. Don’t forget your pens! There will be a fully stocked bar and soft drinks available.

Easyfundraising
If you are unable to give your time to helping fundraise at school but would still like to show your support, you can do so simply through your online shopping. If you shop through this link to support HTSC Holy Trinity School Community Guildford, you will earn us money each time you shop and it can make a huge difference at the end of the year.

Bonfire Night/Xmas Fair
These are the next 2 big events for this term and we are having a planning meeting on Monday 14th October at 8pm in Rogues. It would be lovely to see as many of you as possible – all offers of help are greatly appreciated.

Dates for your diary:
Sat 12th October from 6pm – 8pm Bingo night! Sales have now closed. Doors will open at 5.45pm in the school hall for you to get settled before calling starts at 6pm. Entry to school from Addison Rd.

Mon 14th October 9am – YEAR 3 coffee at Nero in House of Fraser

Mon 14th October 8pm @ Rogues - Bonfire Night and Christmas Fair planning meeting (everyone welcome to help plan our next 2 events)

Fri 18th October 9am – YEAR 4 coffee at Susie Blume’s house (57 Pewley Hill – plenty of parking in 2 hr bays).
Sat 19th October 7.30pm @ Rogues Bar – YEAR 3 drinks
Fri 8th November – Bonfire Night
Fri 29th November from 6pm – Christmas Fair

Fri 6th December 8pm @ Rogues – YEAR 4 Xmas drinks If you have any questions, please email helen@thomasday.co.uk and I’ll endeavour to get back to you as soon as I can.

Thank you again for all your support - have a happy weekend!

Kind regards, HTSC

HTPD 4/10/19

04 October 2019

Dear Parents and Carers,

On Thursday afternoon, twelve schools gathered together on Pewley Down for the first of the season’s cross country. What a wonderful occasion! Our runners showed their usual commitment and enthusiasm and it was just lovely to see so many other Guildford schools’ teams joining in the fun. All the children’s PE lessons are a really important part of the week; do talk to your children about this part of the curriculum. For many of them, it’s where they can show real talent in sports skills as well as team work, communication and resilience. Our vast numbers of sporting clubs are also successfully up and running! And last week, our brilliant Year 2 football team visited Aldro to compete in a tournament against lots of other seven year olds - we’re so proud of all the children’s commitment to a healthy lifestyle.

Next week I’m excited to be talking to the children about a really important fundraiser we’re going to be working on this year. As our theme of this week says, I’m believing in the impossible, and praying for the campaign’s success! You may remember at the start of term I mentioned our Pitch2020 campaign to replace the junior school astro as it reaches the end of its life. We’re hoping that any young graphic designers and artists will be able to inspire us with their creativity – and will be inviting children to design a logo for the appeal. I’m sure they’ll tell you all about it, but do encourage them to join in!

I’ve sadly had a couple of times this week when our neighbours, and sometimes parents, have experienced grumpy car drivers around the school. Can I ask that we try to consider others, that we leave just that little bit more time to ensure we stay respectful and calm, and that we make sure pedestrians are safe on the paths around school. It’s also so important that the children see adults behaving well and living out our school values.

Finally, I need to just clarify one thing with you all. Please would you, and any other adults visiting or picking up / dropping off children at the start or end of the school day, not enter the children’s toilets. Obviously this would be a safeguarding concern. If you need our help with finding something, just ask and we can accompany you.

With best wishes, Clare


Thought of the week: “Ask the Lord to bless your plans, and you will be successful in carrying them out,” Proverbs 16 v3 Believe in the impossible!

INFANT AND JUNIOR

Road works in Pewley Way from Monday 7 October
Surrey Highways will be carrying out repairs on Pewley Way next week to replace a damaged section of concrete road. Work is scheduled to start on Monday 7 October for 3 days, from 9.30am – 4.00pm. Two way temporary traffic lights will be in operation. Why not walk or car pool to reduce congestion and support our Eco Schools?

HTPD Coffee Morning, Wednesday 9 October
Bridgit (Pewley Down) and Lucy (Holy Trinity), the Home/School Link Workers (HSLW) for HTPD warmly invite you to their coffee morning at Pewley next Wednesday 9 October from 9:00am to 10:00am. The morning will be an opportunity to:
· Meet Bridgit and Lucy and to understand more about the role of the HSLW
· Mix and mingle with other parents and carers
· Hear about their proposed 10 week Parenting Puzzle workshops
· Complete a questionnaire to help plan for your needs
· Enjoy coffee and cake If you are interested in coming, please either email bridgitb@htpd.surrey.sch.uk or lucyc@htpd.surrey.sch.uk. No one will be turned away if they just turn up on the day!

INFANTS

Fluffy Friday
Please return your completed Fluffy choice form by Monday 7 October.

School Photos, Friday 11 October
The school photographer will be visiting on Friday 11 October to take individual photographs of the children so please remember smart school uniform that day.

IQ Christmas Cards
Please look out (in your child’s book bag) for the beautiful Christmas card designs they have created. Unfortunately time has crept up on us this year and in order for the cards to be ready for early December, orders need to be sent to the school office by EARLY NEXT WEEK. Please try to get your orders together this weekend. Remember that for every purchase we will receive money for the school so why not ask grandparents if they would like some too?

Lost

  • Dhilan (Chestnut Class) lost his named trousers & polo shirt during swimming on Wednesday (and went home in his PE kit). Please check that your child has not taken them home in error.
  • Molly (Willow Class) has lost a small soft toy ‘red dog’ that has a green rubber ring attached.
Found
  • Small blue rucksack with pink elephant design containing nappy changing kit.

MenuWeek 3 beginning Monday 7 October


JUNIORS

Diary Dates
Tuesday 8 October - Visit to Marwell Zoo Year 3
Monday 14 October - Visit to Tower of London Year 5
Thursday 17 October - Tempest Photography Individual Photos Years 3–6
Friday 18 October - Fluffy Friday

School Trips Autumn 2019
Please log into www.parentpay.com the following trips, payment due now:
Year 3 Marwell Zoo 8th October 2019 £21.00
Year 4 Buster Farm 16th September 2019 £26.50
Swimming 3A & 4N £52.00
Year 5 Tower of London 14th October 2019 £22.50
Year 6 Wisley 20th September 2019

ParentPay is our preferred method of payment.

Lost
Mariyam in 5T has lost her Black Waterproof M&S jacket, please contact the office.

Menu Week 3 - available on the website.

Year 3 - Save the date!
The parents of year 3 children are warmly invited to drinks on the evening of Saturday 19th October. The year 3 class reps are setting up class ‘WhatsApp’ groups to keep you informed of class, social and HTSC news.

Venue and details to follow. Hope to see as many of you there as possible!

From, Alice, Sophie and Victoria (class 3S reps), Jenny and Lucy (class 3A reps) and Gulsen (class 4N rep who is temporarily standing in for a 3C rep. If anyone is interested in being the 3C rep we would love to meet you and do please get in touch!)

SPORT

The bad weather has determined to play its part in disrupting fixtures again this week. The poor Y5 netball teams must feel luck is not on their side as, for the second week in a row, their matches have been cancelled.

When the forecast is bad and it's tipping down then the chances are that sports clubs held outside after school cannot run. We would be grateful, if possible, you could pick up your child at 3.15pm. For those children not picked up, the member of staff running the club will take them to a classroom for indoor activites. 

Many thanks to all of the parents who have sent in Aldi Sports stickers. We have reached 50, only 250 to go....but we may double up with Pewley who are also collecting. Please keep bringing them in!

Next week we will be welcoming the RGS Young Leaders who will be helping out at Monday touch rugby club. If your child hasn't tried touch rugby now is the time to join in as we will have lots of help from the Young Leaders running fun skills and drills games.

We have another busy week of HT sport coming up. The Y5 and Y6 girls are at Priors Field on Wednesday afternoon at an inter-schools XC and the Y5 and Y6 football teams are away to Boxgrove on Thursday.

On Sunday Nick and I will be at Whitgift in Croydon to cheer on our biathletes who will be running and swimming in the Whitgift Biathlon.

All clubs are running next week.

Fixtures

Y5 & Y6 Girls XC
Date: Wednesday 9th October
Time: 12.00pm - 2.30pm - Parents to help with lifts to and from Priors Field
Venue: Priors Field, Priors Field Rd, Godalming GU7 2RH
Teacher: Laura

Y5 & Y6 Football v Boxgrove
Date: Thursday 10th October
Time: 3.30pm - 4.30pm - Parents to help with lifts to Boxgrove
Venue: Boxgrove Lane, GU1 2TD
Teacher: Nick

Whitgift Biathlon Qualifier
Date: Sunday 13th October
Time: All day
Venue: Whitgift School, Haling Park, South Croydon, Surrey, CR2 6YT
Teacher: Nick & Laura


FOPS News

Hi All, for this week’s newsletter, we have a couple of things for you

Rugby 12th October from 8.45am
Next weekend is the first of our new FOPs events and we would love to see you, your families and friends there, eating your pre-ordered hot food.... A reminder that the link is here for pre-ordering and payment should be made at the school reception (either in person or through an honesty box with a labelled envelope).

If you are watching the match anyway, why not make it a social event and help support the schooling of our future rugby generations?

FOR YOUR INFORMATION

Dates for the diary:
8th October, 7.30pm - Committee Meeting at Rogues (we have the outside area reserved)
7th December - School Christmas Fair

Year 1 Socials:
5th December - Christmas Drinks (Kindly hosted by Cath & Rob Shrimplin)
15th November - Coffee morning (Kindly hosted by Catherine Cox)

FOR ACTION

  • Email us if you would like a copy of the meeting agenda and any pre-reads before next week's meeting.
  • If you are able to help out with coffees or clearing on the 12th October please do let us know.
  • Contact us, or the other members of the committee and our year reps if you are able to help out at the Christmas Fair, if you have ideas for eco-friendly activities (or stalls). It doesn't have to be on the day as we have a lot of pre-event bits to sort!
  • For those who would like to volunteer but would rather do this in the comfort of your own home/sofa, we could do with some assistance contacting local businesses for prizes and donations etc, please let us know if you can do this.

Have a good weekend all, Sam and Jo


HTSC News

Hi Everyone

Here’s our update for this week for you:

Class reps
We still need reps for all the Year 5 classes and for 3C. Please contact helen@thomasday.co.uk if you are willing to to help. Responsibilities include: arranging social events for your class/year group, helping HTSC with finding volunteers for events, promoting our events and organising teacher present collections at Xmas and at the end of the school year. You will not be expected to remind parents about school trips etc. – all the info is on the website, newsletter/JTLYK and school will send out a ParentMail when necessary. If we could find 2 volunteers per class that would be ideal.

Bingo!
Our first event is Bingo night on 12th October in the school hall from 6pm - 8pm. It is a really fun evening for the whole family of all ages and is hosted by the brilliant Jes Moon. Ticket price includes a fish and chip supper from Seafare and are available to order now – forms went home in bookbags last week.

Easyfundraising
If you are unable to give your time to helping fundraise at school but would still like to show your support, you can do so simply through your online shopping. If you shop through this link to support HTSC Holy Trinity School Community Guildford, you will earn us money each time you shop and it can make a huge difference at the end of the year.

Dates for your diary:
Weds 9th October – deadline for Bingo ticket orders
Sat 12th October from 6pm – 8pm Bingo night!
Mon 14th October 8pm @ Rogues - Bonfire Night and Christmas Fair planning meeting (everyone welcome to help plan our next 2 events)
Fri 8th November – Bonfire Night
Fri 29th November from 6pm – Christmas Fair If you have any questions, please email helen@thomasday.co.uk and I’ll endeavour to get back to you as soon as I can.

Thank you again for all your support - have a happy weekend!
Kind regards, HTSC

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