• HTSC Bingo Night - Saturday 7 October - Tickets on sale now!

Junior 27/9/13

27 September 2013

Dear Parents,

On Monday evening the parents’ focus group are meeting. This time it is specifically to talk about how the induction into the school worked, what went well and what could be improved upon.

Whether you had a child starting at the infants or the juniors we would like to hear from you. We know that both of these occasions are potentially traumatic for children and frustrating for parents. Our aim is for children to be really comfortable about coming to their new school and have no worries or ‘what ifs’. For parents we want them to be fully confident their child is safe and happy, that communication is good and they know the systems and how they work. We really want to be the best in this important part of school life.

Please email with any thoughts and we will put these into the face to face discussion on Monday evening and may use them next year in our induction programme. It is important to know what went well as well as what went less well.

If anyone has a particular interest in this subject do feel free to join the focus group on Monday night at 7.45 p.m. We will meet in 6SC – the first class you reach at the very top of the ramps in Holy Trinity School. Please enter by the double doors near the staffroom. Ginnie Gregory and Nicola Bridal will be joining me and after some initial sharing altogether we plan to break into three discussion groups.

With best wishes, Richard


Autumn Days A poem by Olive Wickham 4S

Today is Autumn and so is tomorrow,
So I climbed two hills named heart and sorrow,
Wind in my face, soft fluffy flowers,
I stopped and I stayed, viewing for hours
Big bushy tree’s, Autumn brown leaves
Gold in the sun nice for everyone,
No one for miles just me and the hand of god and Autumn

Dates for the diary:

Friday, 4th October  Crown Court Service for Year 6
Wednesday, 9th October  Year 5 visit Hampton Court
Thursday, 10th October  Year 3 visit Marwell Zoo
Friday, 11th October  Harvest Festival Assembly
Saturday, 12th October  Bingo Night in the School Hall (6 – 8 p.m.)
Friday, 8th November  Bonfire Night
Friday, 29th November  Xmas Fair

Reminders:
Home School Link Worker Coffee Morning  Monday, 7th October at 9.30 a.m. in the staff room.

Is your child eligible for free school meals?
Please contact the school office if there is any possibility that your child may be able to receive free school meals or if you would like advice about this scheme and help in making an application. Free school meal registration brings significant funding for the school from the government to support your child’s education in many other ways, through the Pupil Premium scheme and other budget funding factors. Registering for free school meals is of course entirely confidential. Even if you do not wish to take up the free school dinner but choose to send in packed lunches, there are educational benefits for your child if you are registered for free school meals. This needs to be registered immediately as we have to send returns off on next Thursday 4 October.

Parentmail
If you are not receiving Parentmail, please contact the office. Thanks.

Head Lice
There are a few cases of head lice in the school, please refer to www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Head-lice for advice. Many thanks.

Netball

We have had a real netball feast this week with 52 year 5 and year 6 girls playing matches this week vs. Queen Eleanor's. There was fantastic participation and it was great to see such activity and enthusiasm from all involved. We had two wins and a loss in both year 6 matches and year 5 matches so well done to everyone. Claire has also offered to run a year 3 netball skills and drills session on Wednesday mornings from 8-8.30pm for those who want to get going!

Clubs

Look out for details of a girls football club and a 'Change for Life' coming soon.........

Sports Kit

Please could all school sports kit be returned next week, thanks.

HTPD Prayer Group has been re-scheduled to Thursday 10 October, 7:45pm-8:45pm in the Holy Trinity Chapel. We celebrate the start of the new school year with Richard Rowe – all welcome! If you are unable to come but are interested in learning more about the group, please email emmalaporte@hotmail.com

Lost

A purple Nike football has been missing for 2 weeks. Please check your classrooms/cloakrooms, and if found, please bring it to the office. Thanks you.
 

Holy Trinity School Community (HTSC) PTA News

Hi everyone!
Thanks to everyone who has volunteered to become a class rep, we still have some vacancies in years 3,4 & 5. This week is your last chance to get your tickets for the Bingo night and last chance to bring in your unwanted textiles for Phil the Bag.

Bingo Night

Back by popular demand…..come and have some family fun on Saturday 12th October from 6-8pm. Please come and join us for our start of autumn term social event in the school hall. A fish and chip supper, and a 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. Tickets on sale now,  please click on the link and download a ticket form.

Phil the Bag is here until Thursday 3rd October!

Please bring in all those unwanted items of Clothing, Shoes, Bags, Belts, Hats & Towels. All the above items are accepted in ANY condition - NO curtains, pillows, duvets, sleeping bags or tent canvas please. Bin liners or similar can be used, please fill these with your unwanted textiles and leave them at the bottom of the atrium. The more we collect, the more we raise – HT receives 50 pence for every kilo we manage to collect - so every item of clothing counts! We managed to raise £455 from the last collection – can we beat that this time? Phil that bag!

Cake Sale - Years 5 & 6 We are holding a cake sale for Years 5 & 6 on Friday 4th October so please send in cakes/biscuits, things like fairy cakes/flapjacks etc. No nuts please. The cakes are sold to the children during school time in the afternoon. Each cake costs 25p so we suggest you send your child in with 50p - £1.00. We are also looking for helpers on the day, from 1:15 we need a few people to set up and then sell the cakes, if there are any cakes left over we sell them after school. Offers of help to Lesley Wood at uniform@holytrinity.Surrey.sch.uk

Dates for the diary
Phil the Bag - Now until Thursday 3rd October
Years 5 & 6 cake sale Friday 4th October
Bingo Night - October - 12th October School Hall
Years 3 & 4 cake sale Thursday 17th October
Bonfire Night - Friday 8th November
Xmas Fair - Friday 29th November


Class Reps

We still need class reps in years 3, 4 and 5 please. There are usually two reps per class who provide the vital link between the class & the PTA. The support from this team of volunteers is particularly important when it comes to organising our main events, as the PTA really wouldn’t function without them. We always love to see new faces & hear new ideas, as we know there are new parents coming in, who were involved in their previous school PTA. It is also a great way to find out about the school, how it works and meet other parents. In each Year Group, we aim to have 6 Class Reps - ideally at least 2 per class. The Class Reps in each Year Group work together as a team sharing the Class Rep responsibilities & organising socials for each Year Group as a whole. If you would like to volunteer or would like more information on the role please contact caroline@swifts.me.uk

Class Lists

Please remember to send any updates to the class lists to HTSC@holytrinity.surrey.sch.uk by the end of September.

Business Directory

The HTSC Business Directory is now live. You can view it on the HTSC section of the website. This is a new initiative to help to raise funds for the school whilst also helping the parent community to promote their businesses. Any company or sole trader can have their organisation’s name, telephone number, email address and website address mentioned – we are not able to include company logos.

Any parent who currently has or previously had a child at HTPD is eligible to include their details in our directory – for a fee of £15 per school year. Please note, this is a business listing - and the school is not endorsing or recommending any of the businesses listed – but hopefully it will generate work for our parent community. If you would like your business to be included in the directory, please download and complete the attached form and leave it, with the payment, at the school office. Any questions, please email Vanessa@wigwampr.com

Swimming Lessons at Boxgrove
. Mondays 4.00 – 6.00 p.m. Open to all abilities (non swimmers/advanced). Please call Claire on 07715 324306 or 01276 509640 evenings.

Week 2 Menu - coming soon

Infant 27/9/13

27 September 2013

Dear Parents,

On Monday evening the parents’ focus group are meeting. This time it is specifically to talk about how the induction into the school worked, what went well and what could be improved upon.

Whether you had a child starting at the infants or the juniors we would like to hear from you. We know that both of these occasions are potentially traumatic for children and frustrating for parents. Our aim is for children to be really comfortable about coming to their new school and have no worries or ‘what ifs’. For parents we want them to be fully confident their child is safe and happy, that communication is good and they know the systems and how they work. We really want to be the best in this important part of school life.

Please email with any thoughts and we will put these into the face to face discussion on Monday evening and may use them next year in our induction programme. It is important to know what went well as well as what went less well.
If anyone has a particular interest in this subject do feel free to join the focus group on Monday night at 7.45 p.m. We will meet in 6SC – the first class you reach at the very top of the ramps in Holy Trinity School. Please enter by the double doors near the staffroom. Ginnie Gregory and Nicola Bridal will be joining me and after some initial sharing altogether we plan to break into three discussion groups.

With best wishes, Richard


Autumn Days A poem by Olive Wickham 4S

Today is Autumn and so is tomorrow,
So I climbed two hills named heart and sorrow,
Wind in my face, soft fluffy flowers,
I stopped and I stayed, viewing for hours
Big bushy tree’s, Autumn brown leaves
Gold in the sun nice for everyone,
No one for miles just me and the hand of god and Autumn

Meeting for new parent helpers, Monday 30 September, 2.30pm: Please come along to the staffroom if you are thinking of helping out in school (all year groups).

Year 2 trip to Farmers’ Market, Tuesday 1 October: If any more parents can help with the visit to the Farmers’ Market on Tuesday please let Maggie, Gillian or Sheena know. Please bring in a donation of £1 (to the office) so that the children can buy some things at the market to bring back and share.

Harvest Assembly, Friday 4 October: Our Harvest Assembly this year will be a low key event just for the children. We are collecting for the Syria Crisis Appeal and the Number 5 Project (a local homeless charity). If you would like to contribute please bring in:
• Cash donations in a marked envelope to the office (for Syria Crisis Appeal)
• Dried / tinned food or toiletries to the boxes in the hall (for Number 5). The collection boxes will be available in the hall throughout the week.

Eco-team: The Eco-team have just had their first meeting and have lots of ideas for projects this year including: re-painting the eco-house, mini-beast hunting, planting bulbs in the playgrounds, making posters to encourage energy-saving and much more.
The members of the Eco-Team are: Aidan, Savannah, Anna, Sarah and Zeb in Year 2, and Eliana, Jacob, Scarlett and JJ in Year 1.

Gardening help: If any parents would be happy to come in and do some pruning on the front playground please e-mail Sarah (sarahm@pewleydown.surrey.sch.uk).

NUTS: Please do not send your children to school with any nuts in their lunchboxes including those in cereal bars or cake toppings. We do have a number of children in school with a nut allergy.

Start time: School 'opens' at 8.40 am. We would ask that parents do not come into school before then as staff are getting ready for the day.

HTPD Prayer Group has been re-scheduled to Thursday 10 October, 7:45pm-8:45pm in the Holy Trinity Chapel. We celebrate the start of the new school year with Richard Rowe – all welcome! If you are unable to come but are interested in learning more about the group, please email emmalaporte@hotmail.com

FOPS NEWS

FOPS Meeting - 30 September, 8pm
The next PTA meeting will take place on Monday 30th at 8pm in the Staff Room. We will be discussing exciting events and fundraising ideas for the year. All are very welcome.

Reception night out
– Tuesday 1 October, 8.30 onwards
Come along to the Albany, everybody welcome.

Year 1 night out – Friday 4 October, from 8.00 pm
Night out for all Year 1 mums and dads - at Rogues (corner of Warren/Epsom Rd).

Lost:
Tomas Cadena (Walnut class) has misplaced his Mandela sweatshirt (un-named).
Ellis Hall (Oak) has lost 4 blue v-necked jumpers and 1 white polo shirt (all named).

Menu - coming soon

One big step for Daniel – Charity Gala night, Thursday 7 November, 7.30 – 11.00 pm

You are warmly invited to a charity gala night at the Radisson Blu Edwardian hotel, Guildford in aid of One big step for Daniel. The cost is £25 per ticket to include the evening’s entertainment (live music from the Boo Hag band and magic from Greg Williamson), a welcome drink and canapes as well as several exciting surprises. Contact Nicci on 0773 0000 798 or at Nicci@onebigstepfordaniel.co.uk. To find out more about the evening, and our mission to raise £55,000 for an operation to help Daniel walk, visit www.onebigstepfordaniel.co.uk.

Swimming Lessons at Boxgrove School

Mondays between 4-6pm (during term time). All abilities taught. Non-swimmers or Advanced. Qualified, patient and experienced teachers. Contact Claire on 07715 324306 or 01276 509640 (evenings).

Junior 20/9/13

20 September 2013

Dear Parents,

I do hope you have a great weekend and enjoy some late summer sun; a great chance to get outside. My big event is moving a double bed including mattress from my daughter’s house in Enfield to my other daughter’s in West Horsley (on top of my wife’s car!) So if you see bits of bed littering the M25 you’ll know it was not too successful!

We have had a very good week in school. We’ve now had both of the meet the teacher/curriculum evenings. I would like to thank you for your great support for your children’s learning by coming to these meetings. It makes a great and measurable difference to a child’s progress if their parents get involved. Thank you to all who offered to help in school, this provides us with an array of people who work with children who in turn make rapid progress.

At both evenings we had the AGMs of the Parent Teacher Associations. As the two schools have worked closer and closer together we keep these separate so that parents can really see the difference they are making at their part of the school. I would like to thank both groups for stunning work and a real commitment to the school. FOPS have enabled the roof work to be completed by providing the extra 10% on top of the grant from the diocese. HTSC provided the floor for the chapel which has finished the main part of the building. These big donations were in addition to many other smaller donations which have made such a difference for children. A special word of thanks to Emily Bourke and the triumvirate of Karen, Stephanie and Caroline who led the two groups with great verve, imagination and enthusiasm. FOPS are still in need of a Chairperson for this coming year – please consider this carefully and give Ruth a ring if you can help out. Emily has said she is willing to ‘show you the ropes’ and help you settle into the task.

The ‘Every Child Matters’ committee of the governors will shortly be writing to you all about the problems of cars dropping off and picking up. There have been several near miss accidents recently. Please be extra careful at this time. As an experiment we are now allowing drop-off at Holy Trinity from 8.20 instead of 8.30 to produce a more staggered number of cars arriving.
With best wishes, Richard


Early Mornings
If your child arrives before 8.20am they will be sent to Breakfast Club.

School Council
The school council have been elected and will be discussing a variety of topics throughout the year. They are currently working on promoting healthy snacks at school. Please email them schoolcouncil@holytrinity.surrey.sch.uk with any comments or suggestions.

Fairtrade Snacks
The Eco Team have now been elected and will be selling Fairtrade snacks for 50p at break time from Monday.

Netball
The Year 5 and 6 girls kicked off the netball season really well with two resounding wins vs. Tormead last week. Well done to everyone who played in the matches. Thanks to all of the parents who helped out with match teas. Apologies, there will be no year 5 netball club this week as we have a fixture on Monday at school vs. Queen Eleanor's.

Volleyball
Due to popular demand, there will be a new volleyball club for Year 3 and 4's on Wednesday which Heather has very kindly offered to run. The club will run from afterschool until 4pm, please could the children be picked up promptly. Volleyball club on Thursdays will be for Year 5 and 6's only.

Clubs
Please could we ask for your help when we are setting up and running clubs on the outside courts? Clubs kick off at 3.20pm and we need to ensure that the courts are kept clear in order that we can use them properly and avoid any accidents. Thanks for your help with this.

HTPD School Prayer Group, Thursday 26 September, 7.45 – 8.45pm: We are a friendly group of parents who meet to support the school prayerfully and practically! We celebrate the start of the new school year on Thursday 26th in the Holy Trinity staff room with Richard Rowe. All welcome! If you are unable to come but are interested in learning more about the group, please email emmalaporte@hotmail.com.

Home School Link Worker Coffee Morning, Monday 7 October: Our next coffee morning will be on 7 October at 9.30am. Debbie Bell from Surrey Young Carers is coming to give a chat and give out information. This will be about how they can help support children who have members of their family that have a mental or physical illness, including syndromes such as ADD, ADHD or ASD. Any parents or carers from Pewley Down or Holy Trinity are welcome, and it will be held in the staffroom at Holy Trinity. Best wishes, Lucy and Paula.

Sainsbury’s Gift Card Scheme
Raise money for the school simply by paying for groceries! Do you shop at Sainsbury's stores? If so, did you know that 4% of the amount you spend there could go to HTPD? All you need to do is sign up for the gift card scheme, and pay for your shopping with that rather than your usual card (unfortunately it can't be used online or for petrol). You can put any amount you wish onto the card. Current participants put anything from £10 to £600 per month on their cards, raising £300 per month total for the school. Please call or email me to find out more- Rosalind Moss 01483 546487 at simbil@btinternet.com

Hit & Run
Did you see a large truck hit several parked cars on Addison Road at 0830 on Friday 13th September? Please help James and Sarah 07730 676295, 67 Addison Road.

Holy Trinity School Community (HTSC) PTA News

Hi everyone! Firstly thanks to everyone who came along to the AGM and offered their help and support, we will be in touch. We still need more people to get involved so do please consider getting involved either as a class rep or helping out at individual events. Please come along to our next meeting on Tuesday 24th September at 8.30pm in the staff room. 

Class Reps
We still need class reps in years 3, 4 and 5 please. There are usually two reps per class who provide the vital link between the class & the PTA. The support from this team of volunteers is particularly important when it comes to organising our main events, as the PTA really wouldn’t function without them. We always love to see new faces & hear new ideas, as we know there are new parents coming in, who were involved in their previous school PTA. It is also a great way to find out about the school, how it works and meet other parents. In each Year Group, we aim to have 6 Class Reps - ideally at least 2 per class. The Class Reps in each Year Group work together as a team sharing the Class Rep responsibilities & organising socials for each Year Group as a whole. If you would like to volunteer or would like more information on the role please contact caroline@swifts.me.uk

Dates for the diary
PTA meeting - Tuesday 24th September, 8.30pm in the staff room
Phil the Bag - First week in October
Bingo Night - October - 12th October School Hall
Bonfire Night - Friday 8th November
Xmas Fair - Friday 29th November

Bingo Night
Back by popular demand…..come and have some family fun on Saturday 12th October from 6-8pm. Please come and join us for our start of autumn term social event in the school hall. 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. Tickets on sale now, please click on the link.

Phil the Bag is back!
Doing a clear-out now that the children are back at school?
Save all those unwanted items of Clothing, Shoes, Bags, Belts, Hats & Towels – Phil The Bag is coming to HT in the first week of October. All the above items are accepted in ANY condition - NO curtains, pillows, duvets, sleeping bags or tent canvas please.

Bags will be sent home with the children over the next couple of weeks – do please fill these with your unwanted textiles and leave them at the bottom of the atrium. Black bin liners can also be used. The more we collect, the more we raise – HT receives 50 pence for every kilo we manage to collect - so every item of clothing counts! We managed to raise £455 from the last collection – can we beat that this time? Phil that bag!

Class Lists
Please remember to send any updates to the class lists to HTSC@holytrinity.surrey.sch.uk by the end of September. NB. These class lists are prepared by HTSC and we will not pick up any changes that you have given to the school office unless advised.

Easy Fundraising - HTSC Holy Trinity School Community Guildford
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 schools.

It's very simple - once you've registered, simply shop with retailers, and the system then makes a note of your purchase, you generate cashback from the retailer, and EasyFundraising then pass this donation on your behalf to HT. That's it! No hassle for you, they do all the hard work while you shop as you normally would.

The 'Find & Remind' toolbar helps you get more donations! It's easy to raise more with the Find & Remind toolbar. It tells you when a donation is available when you're shopping online. People who have downloaded it raise 5 times more as they never miss out on valuable donations! There are also no annoying ads to deal with!
1. Sign up - It only takes 2 minutes to fill in the registration form and you're good to go.
2. Start shopping with partner retailers - When you make an online purchase, they'll make a donation to your chosen good cause.
3. See your donations add up - It's easy to check how much you've raised and compare it to other supporters.

You can find our cause here: www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/htscguildford/?u=3OW83W


Family Fun Trail Sunday, 22nd September 2.00 – 4.00 p.m. £5 per family – A chance to follow the treasure map and clues around Charlotteville and Guildford High Street to find the hidden letters. Plenty of treats and fun along the way! Once the puzzle is solved, head back to the Holy Trinity School tennis courts for kid’s prizes, tea and biscuits (all included!). All funds from this event will go to One Big Step for Daniel, raising funds to help Daniel to walk.

Surrey Songsters - is the Surrey Choir for young people aged 7-11. We are always keen to welcome new members, and there are no auditions, so if you love to sing, why not get in touch? Organised by Guildford Cathedral and Lanesborough School, with the support of Surrey Arts, we rehearse in central Guildford eight times a term on Fridays from 4.15-5.15pm, and have an end of term concert, often in Guildford Cathedral. For more information email singup@guildford-cathedral.org

Hosted by Guildford Spike WI, Spike Community Centre, Friday, 27th September 4.00 – 8.00 p.m. Please come along and support this charity event to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support. The Guildford Spike WI will be providing tea, coffee, cakes and nibbles for you to enjoy while raising money for this well deserved charity. We look forward to seeing you there!

Art Class with Elena Andreeva starts again on Monday the 23rd of September. The class runs at HT on Mondays 3.30-5pm. Children learn drawing, painting, composition and create artwork from direct observation, as well as from imagination. The cost is £110 for 10 sessions. If you would like to book a place for your child, please contact Elena on 01483 560385, art.elenaandreeva@googlemail.com

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Infant 20/9/13

20 September 2013

Dear Parents,

I do hope you have a great weekend and enjoy some late summer sun; a great chance to get outside. My big event is moving a double bed including mattress from my daughter’s house in Enfield to my other daughter’s in West Horsley (on top of my wife’s car!) So if you see bits of bed littering the M25 you’ll know it was not too successful!

We have had a very good week in school. We’ve now had both of the meet the teacher/curriculum evenings. I would like to thank you for your great support for your children’s learning by coming to these meetings. It makes a great and measurable difference to a child’s progress if their parents get involved. Thank you to all who offered to help in school, this provides us with an array of people who work with children who in turn make rapid progress.

At both evenings we had the AGMs of the Parent Teacher Associations. As the two schools have worked closer and closer together we keep these separate so that parents can really see the difference they are making at their part of the school. I would like to thank both groups for stunning work and a real commitment to the school. FOPS have enabled the roof work to be completed by providing the extra 10% on top of the grant from the diocese. HTSC provided the floor for the chapel which has finished the main part of the building. These big donations were in addition to many other smaller donations which have made such a difference for children. A special word of thanks to Emily Bourke and the triumvirate of Karen, Stephanie and Caroline who led the two groups with great verve, imagination and enthusiasm. FOPS are still in need of a Chairperson for this coming year – please consider this carefully and give Ruth a ring if you can help out. Emily has said she is willing to ‘show you the ropes’ and help you settle into the task.

The ‘Every Child Matters’ committee of the governors will shortly be writing to you all about the problems of cars dropping off and picking up. There have been several near miss accidents recently. Please be extra careful at this time. As an experiment we are now allowing drop-off at Holy Trinity from 8.20 instead of 8.30 to produce a more staggered number of cars arriving.

With best wishes, Richard

Year R going home times: 
Reception Year classes (spring and summer born children) will continue to go home at 1.15pm (Willow) and 1.25pm (Hazel) for the time being. The first group of children to stay full-time (autumn born) will need to be collected at 2.45pm from Monday 23rd until further notice. 

Photos, Tuesday 24 September: Don’t forget smart school uniform on Tuesday when the photographer will be in school to take individual photos of the children. 

CHANGE to meeting for new parent helpers, Monday 30 September, 2.30pm: Apologies but we have had to change the date of the information meeting for new parent helpers to Monday 30 September (previously 25th). Please come along to the Pewley Down staffroom if you are thinking of helping out in school (all year groups). 

Clubs: A reminder that teacher-led clubs start next week (beginning 23 September). Teacher-led clubs include Drama and Just to Let You Know on Tuesdays; Binca, Construction, Film and Newspaper Club on Wednesdays and Recorder Club on Thursday lunchtime.

School Council: We are pleased to announce the members of the 2013 School Council:
Year 2: Orla Williams, James Laporte, Archie Collins and Lola Ingham.
Year 1: Rohan Sabharwal, Isla Morgan, Stanley Ingham, Mabel Boissiere.
Reception year will join in the summer term.

HTPD School Prayer Group, Thursday 26 September, 7.45 – 8.45pm: We are a friendly group of parents who meet to support the school prayerfully and practically! We celebrate the start of the new school year on Thursday 26th in the Holy Trinity staff room with Richard Rowe. All welcome! If you are unable to come but are interested in learning more about the group, please email emmalaporte@hotmail.com.

Home School Link Worker Coffee Morning, Monday 7 October: Our next coffee morning will be on 7 October at 9:30 am. Debbie Bell from Surrey Young Carers is coming to give a chat and give out information. This will be about how they can help support children who have members of their family that have a mental or physical illness, including syndromes such as ADD, ADHD or ASD. Any parents or carers from Pewley Down or Holy Trinity are welcome, and it will be held in the staffroom at Holy Trinity. Best wishes, Lucy and Paula.

Newsletter: This is the last week for paper copies of the newsletter. From next week it will be available on the website and we will send a ParentMail reminder on Fridays. Please let the office know if you still require a paper copy. If you are not receiving ParentMails please also let the office know. 
 


FOPS NEWS

FOPS Meeting - 30 September, 8pm
The next PTA meeting will take place on Monday 30th at 8pm in the Staff Room. We will be discussing exciting events and fundraising ideas for the year. All are very welcome.

IQ Christmas Cards – Co-ordinator Needed!
Do you have a few hours spare this half term to co-ordinate a small fundraising project? We would like to run the IQ Christmas Card scheme again this year which raised over £450 for the school last year. This offers parents the chance to buy packs of Christmas cards with their child’s design on. If you could help with this one, please speak to Emily Bourke.

FOPS Chair
We are still without a chairman for the FOPS Committee this year. If you think you might be able to get involved (even in a small way) please speak to Emily Bourke (emilybourke@msn.com). 

Reception night out – Tuesday 1 October, 8.30 onwards
Come along to the Albany, everybody welcome.



Library: If anyone has a bit of free time to come and help in the library we would love to hear from you. It’s not a big job - 20 minutes once or twice a week. Also, if anyone is interested in helping with Year 2’s library session on Friday afternoons we would love to hear from you too. Please contact the school office. 

Scooters: Guildford Day Nursery have been in touch to ask that children who walk or ride their scooters to school stay on the pavement and do not walk or ride through their car park. They are concerned that someone will get hurt soon as there have already been a couple of near misses with cars.

Found: One black Clarks school shoe size 13½G.

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One big step for Daniel – Family Fun Trail, Sunday 22 September, 2-4pm: Daniel is a little local boy with spastic cerebral palsy whose parents are trying to raise £55,000 for an operation to help him walk. As part of the fundraising they are collecting milk bottle tops and we have a collection bin in the office area. Please try and remember to bring them in before they go in the recycling!

Also, this Sunday afternoon there will be a Family Fun Trail starting and finishing at the Holy Trinity lower playground (Cline Road). The cost is £5 per family and there will be treats and fun along the way as well as tea, coffee and cakes at the end. To find out more go to www.onebigstepfordaniel.co.uk 

Want to Give Football a Try? If you have a boy or girl aged between 6 and 10 who wants to play football on Saturday mornings, come to St. Francis Sports and just give it a try. 2 trial sessions remaining: this Saturday 21st September and Saturday 28th 9.15 - 10.30 am, only £40 for the whole season. Further details from minisoccer@stfrancissports.co.uk. Training at King's College, Southway, Guildford, GU2 8DU (near the Royal Surrey Hospital and Tesco).

New Players wanted for local Boys & Girls Under 7 Team: Guildford Saints Boys & Girls FC is a friendly club based in the Merrow area of Guildford. We are currently recruiting boys and girls for our Under 7 Sunday league team – players should be 6/7 years old and in Year 2 at school. Training takes place on Saturday mornings with matches played in a friendly league on Sunday. For further information:http://guildfordsaints.org/ or contact Alan Byrne: aieero.byrne@ntlworld.com 

 

Infant 13/9/13

13 September 2013

Dear Parents,

Another term and another assembly series. This time it is based around the great Bible character David. His life is a mixture of highs and lows, successes and failures. We are using him as an example of how we are all unique and uniquely loved. Another theme is looking at a story from both sides; at the infants this is clearly demonstrated by a court case each week where a class of children are asked to choose who is in the right and who is in the wrong within a series of fairy tales. This week, rather surprisingly, they chose the swindler to be in the right and the pompous emperor to be in the wrong in the story of the King’s New Clothes. I think this was down to Nicola’s clever arguments rather than the true rights and wrongs of the story. As always we hope that through all the stories and activities your children will gain a deeper knowledge of what life is all about. Our main message this week was ‘be yourself’.

We continue to teach children with a child centred approach, taking them from where they are to the peak of their potential. This will be a different journey for each child. Some educationalists and politicians seek to use the metaphor of each child being an empty vessel which can simply be filled up with knowledge. We prefer the image of a delicate plant which needs tender care to develop to be the best it can be. Two sides of the story; which side do you come down on? Next week the story is Beauty and the Beast – now I wonder what that could be a metaphor for?

With best wishes, Richard


Curriculum & Phonics Evening
Unfortunately there is a clash of times between PD and HT on Tuesday, with the Phonics Eve at the infants coinciding with the Curriculum evening at the juniors. Both meetings start at 7pm. At HT I am giving a short talk about the subject of homework, this is followed by the HTSC AGM. By 7.50pm the year groups should be meeting. This means that parents may well be able to attend the Phonics meeting and then move to HT for the year group talk.

Year 1 trip to Wisley, Tuesday 17 September
Oak and Beech classes are off to Wisley on Tuesday. Don’t forget to bring a packed lunch, water bottle and a coat. Please ensure you have returned your payment as well as your permission slip.

Year R
The Reception year children are settling in well and having fun in their new classes. Sarah and Sian are very proud of the way they are learning to become independent. We look forward to seeing you at the:
Phonics evening, Tuesday 17 September, 7.00 pm
If you are unable to attend there will be an information pack available.
Teddy Bears’ picnic, Friday 20 September, 1.15 pm
Please bring a picnic blanket and meet us on the field if the weather is fine, or in the hall if it’s raining. There will be snacks provided for the children but if you bring younger siblings along you might want to bring a snack for them.

Meeting for new parent helpers, Wednesday 25 September, 2.30pm
This is an information meeting for parents in all year groups who might be thinking about helping in school this year. Please come along to the Pewley Down staffroom.

Pick up from football club
While the building work is going on please access the field via the lower entrance and the Rainbow Room (and not the car park). Thank you for your cooperation.

Class contact details
If you haven't done so already, please could you provide the class reps with your contact details if you would like to be included on the class contact list (Child’s Name/Class/Parents’ Names/telephone/email). Willow Class please e-mail details to Sandra May (smd.may@gmail.com), Hazel Class should e-mail Lucie Isaacs (lucieisaacs@yahoo.com).

Christmas Card Design Competition 2013
Anne Milton MP is running a competition again this year for Guildford children aged 12 and under to design her Christmas card. Designs should be submitted on paper A4 maximum size and can be in any hand drawn medium. The winning picture will appear on the card reproduced at slightly smaller than A5 size. Please include name, age and school on reverse of design. Entries should be sent to: Anne Milton MP, Guildford Conservatives, 17a Home Farm, Loseley Park, Guildford GU3 1HS by Friday 25 October, 12.00 noon.
 


FOPS News

Annual General Meeting 
Thank you to all those who attended the AGM on Tuesday. We had a very good turn-out. The accounts for 2012-13 and Chairman's Report will be available on the FOPS notice board in the playground if you missed it. Sarah Bird was elected as Treasurer and Suzie Turner was re-elected as Secretary. We are still looking for a volunteer to chair the Committee this year. If you are interested and want to find out more, please speak to Emily Bourke (emilybourke@msn.com).

A huge thank-you to last year's Committee and Class Reps for all their hard work.

IQ Christmas Cards - Co-ordinator Needed!
Do you have a few hours spare this half term to co-ordinate a small fundraising project? We would like to run the IQ Christmas Card scheme again this year which raised over £450 for the school last year. This offers parents the chance to buy packs of Christmas cards with their child's design on. If you could help with this one, please speak to Emily Bourke.

Second Hand Uniform
We are also looking for someone to run the second hand uniform sales this year. This role only takes two or three hours a year! If you would be willing to take this on, please speak to Emily Bourke. Thank you to Clare Stone for doing this last year.



Free School Meals
If you are in receipt of benefits such as Income Support, Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance or Child Tax Credit (where income does not exceed £16,190) you may be eligible for free school meals. Please contact Jane or Ruth in the office, in confidence, for a full list of qualifying benefits and an application form.

Found:
Blue gap raincoat, age 4-5, orange lining (un-named). Please claim from the school office.

Lost:
Isabella Burman, Chestnut Class, has lost a pink Gap hoodie (named) – missing since before the summer holidays.

Junior 13/9/13

13 September 2013

Dear Parents,

Another term and another assembly series. This time it is based around the great Bible character David. His life is a mixture of highs and lows, successes and failures. We are using him as an example of how we are all unique and uniquely loved. Another theme is looking at a story from both sides; at the infants this is clearly demonstrated by a court case each week where a class of children are asked to choose who is in the right and who is in the wrong within a series of fairy tales. This week, rather surprisingly, they chose the swindler to be in the right and the pompous emperor to be in the wrong in the story of the King’s New Clothes. I think this was down to Nicola’s clever arguments rather than the true rights and wrongs of the story. As always we hope that through all the stories and activities your children will gain a deeper knowledge of what life is all about. Our main message this week was ‘be yourself’.


We continue to teach children with a child centred approach, taking them from where they are to the peak of their potential. This will be a different journey for each child. Some educationalists and politicians seek to use the metaphor of each child being an empty vessel which can simply be filled up with knowledge. We prefer the image of a delicate plant which needs tender care to develop to be the best it can be. Two sides of the story; which side do you come down on? Next week the story is Beauty and the Beast – now I wonder what that could be a metaphor for?

With best wishes, Richard


Early Mornings
Some children are arriving at school too early. Unless you have been asked to attend a club anyone arriving before 8.30am will need to be part of the breakfast club. Our staff come on duty at 8.30am so the children would be unsupervised before this time.

Curriculum & Phonics Evening
Unfortunately there is a clash of times between PD and HT on Tuesday, with the Phonics Eve at the infants coinciding with the Curriculum evening at the juniors. Both meetings start at 7pm. At HT I am giving a short talk about the subject of homework, this is followed by the HTSC AGM. By 7.50pm the year groups should be meeting. This means that parents may well be able to attend the Phonics meeting and then move to HT for the year group talk.

Dates for your diary for September
Monday 16 - Year 5A visit RGS; Year 6 visit to Wisley Gardens
Tuesday 17 - Curriculum Evening 7pm & HTSC AGM
Wednesday 18 - Years 3 and 4 begin swimming lessons at the Spectrum

School Lunches
School lunch cards can be purchased from the serving hatch at Holy Trinity each morning from 8.30–8.45am and from the office at Pewley. From September 2013, lunches cost £2.30 each and payments should be in multiples thereof, with a minimum of 20 days – see examples below:
Twelve weeks (full term approx) £138.00
Six weeks (half term approx) £69.00
20 days £46.00

Cheques
Would you please write on the back of any cheques your child’s name and what the cheque is for. Many thanks.

Scooters
We have received a communication from Guildford Day Nursery that HTPD children have been seen riding their scooters through their car park. There have already been a couple of near misses with cars trying to park, and there is obviously concern that someone is going to get hurt. PLEASE do not let your children do this as it is, of course, private property.

Dangerous Book Club – there is only limited space for this club and unfortunately it is now full.

5A Coffee Morning
Tuesday 17 September 9.15am at Catriona’s house (Cameron’s mum), 9 Waterden Road, GU1 2AN. Call 07817 085366 or email catrionaallan@yahoo.co.uk

Lost
Joe Butler (6M) complete uniform – shorts, white polo shirt, all named lost following Year 3/4 judo.


Holy Trinity School Community (HTSC) PTA News

Welcome back everyone! 
With all the forthcoming events - we have a very busy term ahead.
The PTA really needs your help in making these events possible, so do please consider getting involved either as a class rep or helping out at individual events.

Class Reps
We still need class reps in all years please. There are usually two reps per class who provide the vital link between the class & the PTA. The support from this team of volunteers is particularly important when it comes to organising our main events, as the HTSC really wouldn’t function without them. We always love to see new faces & hear new ideas, as we know there are new parents coming in, who were involved in their previous school PTA. It is also a great way to find out about the school, how it works and meet other parents. In each Year Group, we aim to have 6 Class Reps - ideally at least 2 per class. The Class Reps in each Year Group work together as a team sharing the Class Rep responsibilities & organising socials for each Year Group as a whole.

Dates for the diary
HTSC AGM - Tuesday 17th September, 8pm in the hall
Phil the Bag - 1st week in October
Bingo Night - October - 12th October School Hall - download a ticket form
Bonfire Night - Friday 8th November
Xmas Fair - Friday 29th November

Phil the Bag is back!
Doing a clear-out now that the children are back at school?
Save all those unwanted items of Clothing, Shoes, Bags, Belts, Hats & Towels – Phil The Bag is coming to HT in the first week of October. All the above items are accepted in ANY condition - NO curtains, pillows, duvets, sleeping bags or tent canvas please.

Bags will be sent home with the children over the next couple of weeks – do please fill these with your unwanted textiles and leave them at the bottom of the atrium. Black bin liners can also be used. The more we collect, the more we raise – HT receives 50 pence for every kilo we manage to collect - so every item of clothing counts! We managed to raise £455 from the last collection – can we beat that this time? Phil that bag!

Class Lists
New class lists will be distributed over the next few days; do please check your details are correct.

Business Directory
The HTSC Business Directory is now live. You can view it on the HTSC section of the website. This is a new initiative to help to raise funds for the school whilst also helping the parent community to promote their businesses. Any company or sole trader can have their organisation’s name, telephone number, email address and website address mentioned – we are not able to include company logos.

Any parent who currently has or previously had a child at HTPD is eligible to include their details in our directory – for a fee of £15 per school year. Please note, this is a business listing - and the school is not endorsing or recommending any of the businesses listed – but hopefully it will generate work for our parent community.

If you would like your business to be included in the directory, please download and fill out the attached form and leave it, with the payment, at the school office. Any questions, please email Vanessa@wigwampr.com



Guitar Lessons
There are still a few spaces left for guitar lessons this term with guitar teacher, Keith Ryder. Beginners are welcome, and any interested parents can contact Keith on 01483 414874 / 07958 534458 or email keithryder@btconnect.com.

Art Class with Elena Andreeva starts again on Monday the 23rd of September. The class runs at HT on Mondays 3.30-5pm. Children learn drawing, painting, composition and create artwork from direct observation, as well as from imagination. The cost is £110 for 10 sessions. If you would like to book a place for your child, please contact Elena on 01483 560385, art.elenaandreeva@googlemail.com

Amazing Art Club: Engaging, Creating, Inspiring! - Come along to this after school club held at Holy Trinity and have fun making and doing: from mono printing to mini books, painting Pop Art portraits and more with inspiring artist Sophie Artemis Pitt www.sophieartemispitt.com. See website for gallery of children's work from Watts Gallery, Painshill, Lightbox Museum and now at Holy Trinity! Sophie has 2 sons and loves making books and painting (work collected by the Tate Gallery and the V&A Museum) in her studio in Guildford. Maximum 10 spaces so book early. £140 for 10 x 2 hour workshops. Tuesdays 3.15pm - 5.15pm. 24th September - 3rd December (half term 29th October). All materials included in the price. For more details or to book your place please contact Sophie on 07855 622303/ 01483 577916 or email sophieartemispitt@gmail.com

Free Trampoline! We are moving house and have a 10ft JumpKing navy trampoline including netting and ladder to give away. You would need to dismantle and collect. Free Girls bike! Pink girls first bike for 4-6 year old. Contact Melanie on 07824 777 415 if interested.

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Infant 6/9/13

06 September 2013

Dear Parents,

Welcome back to a new year at Holy Trinity Pewley Down. We have had a very good start in all areas of the school. It has been great to see the children in Year R and 3 settling so well into their new environment. We thank all the staff who made these transitions so good. We have tried to think of all situations which may arise and how children and families will cope with them. Please let me know how the process of joining the school for the first time or moving on to the junior school has been for you, as we are always seeking to improve. We welcome three new full time teachers to the school: Claire Cruddas is in Year 3, Heather Havermans changes her role and becomes a teacher in Year 5, Cheryl Brace is working in Year 6.

Talking about new beginnings some parents will be interested to know that Victoria Reiblein has had a baby boy – Toby who the staff met at a party yesterday. Henry’s wife Juliette is due to have a baby anytime and Bec is leaving today to start maternity leave. I will let you know as soon as we have news!


It’s been a productive time for the school buildings. At Pewley Down the roof is being replaced as is all the guttering. This £170,000 project has been ninety per cent funded through the Diocese with most of the remaining ten per cent generously donated by FOPS (Friends of Pewley School). At Holy Trinity the Chapel floor is now in place – again thanks to your giving through HTSC (Holy Trinity School Community). I am so grateful to our two PTAs for all their hard work which makes such a difference. Further fundraising is very important to continue these and other projects.

Please can I draw everyone’ s attention to the Meet the Teacher/Curriculum Evening on Tuesday 10 September at Pewley Down and Tuesday 17 September at Holy Trinity. These are key meetings which set out the programme for the year and give a lot of vital information. On this occasion I will be speaking about our way forward with homework.


All the staff our very excited about the challenges of this next year and we look forward to working closely with you.

With very best wishes, Richard

PS. We are very keen to obtain a piano for the Chapel. This could be either a standard upright or a high quality electric piano. Please let us know if you are able to make this donation and we will arrange transport. Thank you.


Meet the Team, Tuesday 10 September, 7.00pm
We look forward to seeing you at the ‘Meet the Team’ evening next Tuesday. This is an opportunity to meet the teaching staff and find out what your child will be doing in the year ahead. Please go straight to your child’s classroom on arrival. This will be followed by the FOPS AGM at 8.00pm in the hall.

Teacher-led clubs
Letters about the teacher-led clubs will come out next Wednesday 11th for Years 1 and 2 and clubs will start in the week beginning 23 September. Reception Year will have an opportunity to join teacher-led clubs in the summer term.

Year 2 swimming
Swimming lessons for Year 2 start next Wednesday 11 September. Children should come to school in their PE kits (house T-shirt, joggers/shorts and trainers) and bring a small rucksack with their swimming kit. Girls must have a swimming cap and have their hair tied back.

Thank you
Very many thanks (from all the staff) for the lovely presents and cards received at the end of last term. We really do appreciate your generosity and good wishes.

Building Work
A big ‘thank you’ as well for your patience and understanding while the building work on the roof is going on.

Welcome
We are very pleased to welcome Maggie and Gillian who have joined the Year 2 teaching team having previously taught at the junior site for many years. We also welcome Rhian and Sachin who will be working in Willow Class and Gemma who has joined our catering team.

School Lunches
The cost of a school lunch is now £2.30 per day (£11.50 per week). You can pay for lunches weekly, fortnightly, monthly, half termly or termly. Please send your payment to the office (cheque or cash – exact money if possible) in an envelope marked with child’s name and class.

Buggies
In order to ease congestion in the corridors, please leave buggies outside in the playground rather than indoors.


FOPS NEWS

Class Reps for this year are:
Chestnut: Nicci Holliday & Louise Wickham
Walnut: Helen Burgess & Jess Callanan
Beech: Jill Morgan & Debbie Parker-Perryman
Oak: Emily Young & Jo Butler
Willow: Sandra May & Ally Fairbanks
Hazel: Lucie Isaacs & Sarah Williams
They will be getting in touch with you shortly to let you know about social events happening this half term.

Contact details
If you haven't done so already, please could you provide the class reps with your contact details if you would like to be included on the class contact list (Child’s Name/Class/Parents’ Names/telephone/email). Willow Class please e-mail details to Sandra May (smd.may@gmail.com), Hazel Class should e-mail Lucie Isaacs (lucieisaacs@yahoo.com).

Notice of Annual General Meeting
The Annual General Meeting of the school PTA, called the Friends of Pewley Down School ("FOPS"), will be held on Tuesday 10 September at 8pm in the School Hall. All parents, carers, teachers and staff are automatically members of FOPS and are very welcome. At the AGM we will present the Chairman's and Treasurer's Report and elect the Committee for the 2013-14 school year. The meeting is quite short and there will be refreshments so please come along if you are able to.

We are still looking for a volunteer to chair the PTA this year. If you would like to find out what this involves (no strings attached!) please speak to Emily Bourke (emilybourke@msn.com).

We are looking forward to an exciting year of events and details of the first meeting will be confirmed in next week's newsletter.

Year R Coffee Morning, Wednesday 11 September
All reception parents and carers are warmly invited to a coffee morning next Wednesday 11 September at 25 Waterden Road, Anna Williams’ house (Emily in Willow). Please come along after drop-off.

Uniform Shop
The uniform cupboard (located between Oak and Beech classes on the ground floor) will be open on Wednesday mornings 8.45 – 9.00 am. If you are unable to visit the shop at that time or need uniform urgently please contact the school office.

Newsletter
For the first few weeks of term we will be producing paper copies of the newsletter. After that the newsletter will be available on the website and we will send a ParentMail reminder on Fridays. If you do not have access to the internet please let the office know and we will provide a paper copy.

Changes
Please let us know as soon as possible if there are any changes to your contact details (especially phone numbers) and if there are any changes to medical or dietary information for your child.

Year R
If you have any dolls in reasonable condition which you no longer require, Reception Year would love to have them.

Menu - coming soon

Junior 6/9/13

06 September 2013

Dear Parents,

Welcome back to a new year at Holy Trinity Pewley Down. We have had a very good start in all areas of the school. It has been great to see the children in Year R and 3 settling so well into their new environment. We thank all the staff who made these transitions so good. We have tried to think of all situations which may arise and how children and families will cope with them. Please let me know how the process of joining the school for the first time or moving on to the junior school has been for you, as we are always seeking to improve. We welcome three new full time teachers to the school: Claire Cruddas is in Year 3, Heather Havermans changes her role and becomes a teacher in Year 5, Cheryl Brace is working in Year 6.

Talking about new beginnings some parents will be interested to know that Victoria Reiblein has had a baby boy – Toby who the staff met at a party yesterday. Henry’s wife Juliette is due to have a baby anytime and Bec is leaving today to start maternity leave. I will let you know as soon as we have news!

It’s been a productive time for the school buildings. At Pewley Down the roof is being replaced as is all the guttering. This £170,000 project has been ninety per cent funded through the Diocese with most of the remaining ten per cent generously donated by FOPS (Friends of Pewley School). At Holy Trinity the Chapel floor is now in place – again thanks to your giving through HTSC (Holy Trinity School Community). I am so grateful to our two PTAs for all their hard work which makes such a difference. Further fundraising is very important to continue these and other projects.

Please can I draw everyone’ s attention to the Meet the Teacher/Curriculum Evening on Tuesday 10 September at Pewley Down and Tuesday 17 September at Holy Trinity. These are key meetings which set out the programme for the year and give a lot of vital information. On this occasion I will be speaking about our way forward with homework.

All the staff our very excited about the challenges of this next year and we look forward to working closely with you.

With very best wishes, Richard

PS. We are very keen to obtain a piano for the Chapel. This could be either a standard upright or a high quality electric piano. Please let us know if you are able to make this donation and we will arrange transport. Thank you.


Dates for your diary for September
Monday 16 - Year 5 visit RGS; Year 6 visit to Wisley Gardens
Tuesday 17 - Curriculum Evening 7pm
Wednesday 18 - Years 3 and 4 begin swimming lessons at the Spectrum

Newsletter
This week we will be producing a paper copy of the newsletter. After that we will revert to putting the newsletter on the website on Fridays and sending out a ParentMail reminder with a link to the website. If anyone is unable to access the internet please let the office know and we will provide a paper copy.

Help please!
Would you please write on the back of any cheques for Holy Trinity your child’s name and what the cheque is for? Thank you. It helps enormously!

Finance Officer
We are recruiting for a Finance Officer to assist in the busy Accounts Office for 20 hours per week. Details will be on the website next week and sent by Parentmail.

Reading Journals
This year we will be using a new reading journal to record every aspect of your child’s reading journey. These are very important books and will be used for guided reading, individual reading and comprehension activities within the classroom as well as reading with you at home. Please help your child to look after their journal and ensure it is returned to school each day.

After School Clubs – begin on Monday 9 September, unless stated otherwise. Please see attached.

Dangerous Book Club – there is only limited spaces for this club and unfortunately it is now full.

Free School Meals
If you feel you may be entitled to Free school meals, please contact the office in confidence.

Medical Conditions
Please would you speak to the school office if your child has any medical conditions we need to be aware of.

Fairtrade Snacks The Eco Team will be selling Fairtrade snacks for 50p at break time from Monday.

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There are 2 tortoiseshell, female, 9 week old kittens looking for a happy and loving home. Sadly, both sets of people who initially wanted to take them have been unable to do so for different reasons. They are very playful, healthy, had their initial 9 week injection and have been de-wormed. All ready and set to go. Please could any interested party contact Liz on 07880 700800. Thank you.

Free Family Fun Day – Sunday 8 September, 11-3pm, Christ Church Guildford, Waterden Rd
Free face painting, bouncy castle, informal games & crafts for children, book stall – pop in for Family Service at 10am in the Church, coffee served from 11am in the hall; BBQ starts at 12 in gardens. All welcome, do join us! For more information contact Michael Tame 07795 173161

ART CLASS with Elena Andreeva starts again on Monday the 23rd of September. The class runs at HT on Mondays 3.30-5pm. Children learn drawing, painting, composition and create artwork from direct observation, as well as from imagination. The cost is £110 for 10 sessions. If you would like to book a place for your child, please contact Elena on 01483 560385, art.elenaandreeva@googlemail.com

Amazing Art Club: Engaging, Creating, Inspiring!
Come along and have fun making and doing: from mono printing to mini books, painting Pop Art portraits and more with inspiring artist Sophie Artemis Pitt www.sophieartemispitt.com. See website for gallery of children's work from Watts Gallery, Painshill, Lightbox Museum and now Holy Trinity! Sophie has 2 sons and loves making books and painting (work collected by the Tate Gallery and the V&A Museum) in her studio in Guildford. Maximum 10 spaces so book early. £140 for 10 x 2 hour workshops. Tuesdays 3.15pm - 5.15pm. 24th September - 3rd December (half term 29th October). All materials included in the price. For more details or to book your place please contact Sophie on 07855 622303/ 01483 577916 or email sophieartemispitt@gmail.com

BEC-Art Classes start again on Saturday 7 September for 9 weeks. One place remaining in the 9.30am slot for a child aged 8 plus. All 7 plus slots in the 11.45am class now filled. We shall be using watercolours, acrylics, printing, creating in 3 dimensions finishing with gilding. www.becart.co.uk for more details or to book the last place.