Junior Newsletter 28/9/128

28 September 2012

Dear Parents,

I do hope you will be able to come to some of the events for the 200th birthday of the school. I am really excited about this event which is very unusual for a primary school. Please look at the leaflet your child will be bringing home shortly.

We are so fortunate to have wonderful log books from Victorian times. They are addictive and portray a very human couple, Joseph and Helen Ball, who were heads of the Boys and Girls schools which were separate at that time. Their real humanity comes through all the time, which is unusual in these type of reports. Their concerns and pleasures still ring true, though their description of children can be harsh. Joseph Ball describes William Cooper as ‘a poor soulless boy without the semblance of a spark of honour in his whole body’ and this for missing one day of school.

Mrs Helen Ball felt much as we do at the Juniors about our next Ofsted inspection, she writes ‘I think that the sooner we have the inspection the better, not that we are completely ready as regards proficiency but we have worked at such high pressure that we feel fairly worn out, both teachers and children’. Well it’s not as bad as that but I do have certain sympathies.

The bicentenary gives us all a real sense of our heritage and teaches us to continue to give of our very best during the time that we as staff have stewardship of Holy Trinity Pewley Down.

With best wishes,
Richard

Week commencing Monday 1st October
Wednesday 3rd – Year 6 visit to Holy Trinity Church
Thursday 4th – Year 3 Marwell Zoo School trip
Saturday 6th – HTSC Bingo Night 8pm School Hall

Free School Meals
If your child has been eligible for free school meals in the past you need to complete a new application to continue to receive them. Please ask for a form at the office.

Welcome
We are delighted to welcome Sheryl Casciani-Govan onto the School Admin Team as a permanent member. Many of you will already have met Sheryl as she had kindly offered to temp in the Office this term.

Payments
We have a wonderful, creative and active school with lots going on. This means a lot of payments come through the office for different things and these are processed through different streams. It helps a lot if you would write your child’s name and class and what the payment is for on the back of your cheques. We do prefer cheques to cash. Separate cheques for lunches, Clubs Plus and other activities would be appreciated. Activities/trips can be paid together (but confirm the amount for each on the back). We aim to provide prompt and efficient service and your help is much appreciated. Thank you.

Parent Reading Partners
If you have a spare 15-30 minutes once or twice a week, Tracey & Lynda in Year 3&4 Group Room would really appreciate if you could help listen to individual children reading. Please pop in or email traceyj@holytrinity.surrey.sch.uk

HTSC News

Please see the HTSC section on the website for information on what we do and to download forms for the Bingo Night, Sainsbury’s scheme and future events. www.htpd.surrey.sch.uk/The-School/Parents/PTA/Junior---HTSC.aspx

We are still looking for class reps in years 4 and 6, thanks to everyone who has volunteered already. We are also still in need of a Chair or 2x Co Chairs. Please feel free to email/speak to Caroline Swift (caroline@swifts.me.uk) if you are considering any of these roles - happy to answer any questions - and there is loads of info available in the HTSC files to help!

Phil the Bag
Please bring in your bags next week for ‘Phil the Bag’. Any textiles, shoes, clothes, handbags in any condition can be brought in from Monday 1st to Thursday 4th October. Thank you.

Not all children have brought home a "Phil the Bag, but please bring in your unwanted textiles - adult and children’s clothing, shoes, handbags, belts, hats, curtains, towels and bedding - and leave them at the bottom of the ramps in school from Monday 1st to Thursday 4th October. Textile items are accepted in any type of bag and in any condition, as those items that cannot be reused are recycled.

The School is rewarded by weight – the more the better! The more textiles we can collect the more money we can raise for extra resources for the school – we receive 50p for every kilo of textiles, that’s £500 per tonne. Many thanks for your help!

Bingo Night
Come and have some family fun on Saturday 6th October from 6pm – 8pm. A fish and chip supper, and a soft drinks bar will be available on the night. All ages are welcome. Back by popular demand, Jes Moon will be our caller and hosting the evening. Download a ticket request form here.

Dates for the diary
Phil the Bag Monday 1st October to Thursday 4th October
Bingo Night - Saturday 6th October- 6-8pm school hall
Year 4 Drinks in The Albany – Wednesday 10th October
Year 3 Coffee Morning Starbucks on Market Street from 10 am – Friday 12th October
Years 3 & 4 Cake Sale - Friday 12th October
Year 3 Drinks in The Albany – Thursday 18th October
Bonfire Night - Friday 9th November
Xmas Fair - Friday 23rd November

Please look out for the Northbrook Christmas Gift Wrap Brochure that we will be sending home soon. If everyone bought just one item, not only does it help raise money for the school, but everyone who orders has a chance to win an iPad or another item from PC World to the value of £500. Please return order forms and cheques to reception by half term holiday. Any queries contact Lisa Bernard (Sophie’s mum 5H) 07936 796165.

Lost
Aashal Gurung, 3G is missing a Mandela sports top and sweatshirt.

Menu - Week 3

Chilworth Urban Saints Youth Group
An exciting Christian Youth Group for Boys & Girls aged 8 to 14, based at Tillingbourne School every Tuesday 7.00pm to 8.15pm, which aims to share the Good News about Jesus Christ and inspire a generation! Coming up this term we have: fun and games with a parachute, competitions, food games, and a ‘Big Birthday Party’; also trips to Spectrum Skating, Fireworks and Bowling…...and much more! Come along, join the fun! Everyone welcome, don’t forget to bring your friends. For more info please contact chilworthurbansaints@gmail.com or call Colette 561399 or Emma 450788.


Arts and Crafts
@ The Old Fire Station, Godalming, Saturday 27th October, 2.30pm-4.30pm
Kid's Halloween Sugar Skulls Workshop (£10 per child)
This October Half term why not visit us and celebrate the Mexican Tradition of 'Día de los Muertos'(Day of the Dead) by making some beautiful Sugar Art! Surrey Based confectionery artist Gina McAdam will be back once again to host this popular and diverse workshop aimed at children aged 4-12. Learn how to mould Sugar and then get busy decorating from a range of Piped Icing, Glitters and paints. Help will be on hand for the younger children although parents are welcome by previous arrangement. Book early and Dress for Mess! Suitable for kids aged 4-12, All materials and refreshments are provided. For further details http://www.facebook.com/Oldfirecrafts or gina@whatsinthebox.co.uk