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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