• HT Summer Fair Donation day - Friday 23 June (not mufti)

HTPD 16/6/17

16 June 2017

Dear parents

It was quite a feat of organisation, arranging 564 children and over 70 adults onto a 7-tier staging in the summer sunshine, but the photography crew managed it effortlessly! Across the whole school, this 3-yearly event caused great excitement – with plenty of siblings enjoying being in the same shot, and at least one family represented across 4 different year groups! It was great to have an occasion to bring both the infants and juniors together and I’m looking forward to viewing the resulting image. It will go up on display at both schools and for me it will make a lovely memory of my first whole school photo as headteacher.

The weather is certainly warming up now, so can I encourage you to make sure your children wear sun cream and bring in a hat. That’s particularly important for the Year 6 children as they head off to Shropshire on their residential next week. Maybe give your child a quick lesson in how to make sure the cream goes on everywhere it needs to!

When Year 6 return from their time away, they’re keen to do some work for the school: Tom would love to hear from anyone who has business connections so that he can ask the children to write letters to any likely companies who are contemplating some IT upgrades. If you know of any offices about to clear out any computer equipment (monitors, machines, keyboards, etc) we’d love to hear from you so that you can receive a request from the children for the generous donation of your old kit. We’d love to give it a new home!

Together with some governors, our senior leadership team had a fantastic strategic planning morning earlier this week, drafting ideas for our new school development plan. We looked through all the responses from the parent survey, as well as considering the reflections of staff and children too. It was great to have such useful feedback to use as a springboard. It’s been an exciting year, and there’s still a lot to enjoy as the summer term moves along. I’m sure we’ll see you in school at one event or another. Thanks for your continued involvement in the life of the school.

Best wishes
Clare

INFANT

Friendship letters
Please return the form listing your child’s friends by next Monday, 19 June if you have not already done so. This information is then used to help sort children into their classes for next year. We have spare forms in the office if you need one.

Science Club
Unfortunately we have had to cancel Science Club next Thursday 22 June; apologies for any inconvenience caused.

Ballet Club
Parents are invited to the end of term ballet show on Thursday 6 July at 3:30pm.

Please see FOPS News below …

Menu
Menu for week beginning Monday 19 June
Mon: Chicken Korma with Onion Rice or Vegetable Pasta Bake; Fruit Crumble with Custard
Tues: Shepherd’s Pie or Butternut & Leek Tart with New Potatoes; Apple Strudel
Weds: Roast Beef with Roast Potatoes or Chickpea & Green Lentil Curry with Rice; Jelly & Fresh Fruit Salad
Thurs: Jerk Chicken with Vegetable Pilaf or Salmon Crunch; Pineapple Upside Down Cake with Custard
Fri: Fish Fingers with Chips and Homemade Tomato Sauce or Vegetable Frittata; Ice Cream
Available daily: Selection of seasonal vegetables, salads, jacket potato and bread. Yoghurt, milk and fresh fruit.

JUNIOR

YR 6 Preston Montford Meeting on Monday 19th June at 7.40AM

Dates for your diary:
Monday, 19th – 23rd June: Year 6 residential trip to Preston Montford
Thursday, 22nd June: Year 5 trip to Knaphill School for Surrey Maths Hub with Amanda Moon
Leaving HT at 10.00 a.m. and return at 5 p.m.
Wednesday, 28th June: Year 6 Leavers’ Service at the Cathedral
Thursday, 29th June: Year 5 girls to go to GHS for performance of “The Light Burns Blue”. Pick up from GHS at 3.30 p.m.

Sport
Year 5 Tennis Tournament
Date: Monday 19th June
Time: 4pm - 5.30pm - Parents to help with lifts
Venue: Send Church of England Junior School, Send Barns Ln, Send, Woking GU23 7BS

Holy Trinity/Pewley Down Swim Club (HTPDSC)
We offer one hour lessons at St. Catherine’s School Pool in Bramley on a Friday afternoon from 4.30 p.m. onwards, term time only.  
Technique Group from 4.30-5.30 p.m. is for children who able to swim 10-15m plus or who are ASA Stage 4 and above.
Squad Group runs from 5.30-6.30 p.m. and is for more competent swimmers able to swim 25m plus.
Both sessions cover Club standard stroke technique, diving practice, sprint and endurance work and give the swimmers the opportunity to acquire the skills necessary to become a competitive swimmer and potentially represent their School in swimming galas.

Due to our Year 6 leavers, there will be vacancies in Swim Club from September 2017.  Please contact Jan Griffiths, Swimming Coach, on 02392 351425 or email GCSCjuniordevelopment@gmail.com for further information or to arrange for an assessment.  

Laura Sutton
HTPD Sports Co-ordinator

Menu - Week 3 - coming soon

HTSC News (Junior PTA)

HTPD SUMMER PARTY – SATURDAY 17 JUNE
Many thanks to all of you who have bought tickets to the party tomorrow night. Looking forward to a great party!

HTPD FUN RUN – SPONSORSHIP DEADLINE – FRIDAY 23 JUNE
Just a reminder for those of you who took part in the HTPD Fun Run that the closing date for submitting your sponsorship is Friday 23 June.

Sponsorship can be sent in via the following link: https://mydonate.bt.com/charities/htsc
or by sending your sponsorship form and money in to HT or PD receptions in an envelope marked 'HTPD fun run.'

SUMMER FAIR – BEACH PARTY – FRIDAY 30 JUNE
Raffle Tickets
Please look out for the Summer Fair raffle tickets which should have come home with your children this week. There are great prizes to be won including the top prize of an Apple watch kindly donated by our Summer Fair sponsor Cavenders.

Donations day – Friday 23 June
Please bring in the following next Friday (23 June):
Bottles - Any type of bottles for the Bottle Tombola from champagne to tomato ketchup!
Jolly Bags or Jars - Decorated jars/bags filled with small toys/sweets.
Crisps – new for this year, family bags, sharing bags and fun savoury snacks for the Crisp Tombola (no NUTS please)
Teddies - Any unwanted teddy bears in good condition for the teddy tombola/hook a teddy stall.
Hamper donations - Please see separate parentmails from your class reps about what is needed.

Year 6 donations can be brought in anytime during the week before the Fair (Tuesday 27 June onwards) if it is not possible to drop them next Friday due to the Preston Montford trip.

Help – we need you!
Please look out for emails from your class reps with sign up rotas for stalls at the Summer Fair.

We also need lots of help with the preparation for the Summer Fair:
Donation Day (Friday 23 June) - to help sort and organise donations (straight after drop-off - 8.40am).
Summer Fair (Friday 1 July) - to help during the day, setting up the Fair, decorating the school, helping on the allocated stalls for your year group and clearing up.

SUMMER FAIR – EXTERNAL STALLS
There are still several slots free for the external stalls at the Summer Fair. If you would like a stall at the Fair or know of anyone who would like to have a stall, please email Bronwyn Clifford (bronwynclifford@gmail.com).

UNIFORM SHOP
We are looking for two volunteers to take over the running of the school uniform shop. This is a role which will take a few hours a week. If you are interested in taking this on, please contact the HT office.

MATCH FUNDING – CAN YOU HELP?
Are you a parent who works for a company? We are looking for parents who are willing to ask their employers about Match Funding schemes to help boost our fundraising at our summer events. If you can help, or require more information please contact Helen Day (helen@thomasday.co.uk).

HTSC SPONSOR
A huge thanks to Cavender Sales & Lettings in Guildford, our major sponsor now for the third year running. Cavender will donate £250 to the school if you decide to rent your property through them or if you sell a property through them, they will donate £500. So if you are thinking about doing either, please get in contact with them www.cavenders.co.uk.

DATES FOR THE DIARY:
HTPD Summer Party – Saturday 17 June - Weybourne House, Guildford
HT Summer Fair - Friday 30 June (6pm - 8pm)
Year 6 Leavers Parents Drinks – Saturday 15 July, Rogues from 7.30pm


FOPS News (Infant PTA)

A glorious Summer Fair – thank you!
Thank you to everyone who came along, helped set up, manned stalls, bought items and generally made our Summer Fair a real success. It was fantastic to see so many of you there, in the sunshine (weren’t we lucky!) and we are delighted to say that we raised an amazing £2,100 as a result!
And the Raffle Prize winners are: Summer Fair 2017
1. iPad - William Dundas
2. Summer BBQ Hamper - P.Bender
3. Garden Party Hamper - Emily Young
4. Day at the Seaside Hamper- Niki Covington
5. Family Days out package - R Turner
6. Family Days out package - Holly
7. Family Days out package - Warren Price
8. Family Days out package - Martin Gray
9. £50 Boden Voucher - Ben Sabharwal
10. Penguin Books - Rocco Collinson
Successful Auction bids are:
11. 1 vouchers 1 place Holiday Club Wild Learning - Louisa Curl £25
12. 1 vouchers 1 place Holiday Club Wild Learning - Jeff Shaw £30
13. 1 vouchers 1 place Holiday Club Wild Learning - Jill Morgan £30
14. 2 Free Day Vouchers to Super Camps 2017 - Louise Potter £27
15. Kickstart Voucher - Karen Auckland £31
16. 2 x Denbies Wine Tour - Jeff Shaw £32
17. Busylizzy membership - Carrie Masson £10
Please collect your prizes and pay for items ASAP at the school office. Cheques to be made payable to FOPS.

HTPD Summer Party and Silent Auction - Sat 17th June
It’s party time – Weybourne House by the river Wey is the place to be tomorrow evening as it once again hosts the HTPD Summer party. Hopefully you will have glad rags and tickets at the ready and be poised to bid on the Silent Auction but if you can’t make it you can still bid!! It’s a great way to raise funds for the school, the money will go directly to pay for equipment for our children and you get an amazing prize too! Check out the list of items here and email nikpilbrow@gmail.com 5pm with the details of the item and your bid! Good luck!

New FOPS committee needed
Another school year is drawing to an end and we are looking for a new chair or a small group of chair persons to take over running FOPS from September. Can YOU help? It’s a great opportunity to get involved with the school community, raise funds, organise social events and make great changes a reality. For more details email Jill, Nicci or Sue or nab us for a chat.

Dates for this term’s Playground sales:
With the summer term now here our 3pm Friday sales are back and these will vary from fruit, cookie or iced lolly sales as the weather allows. Please find the date of your class’ sale listed below and let your class reps know if you can help! These sales contribute massively to the overall amount FOPS raises for the school so please continue to support them!;
Friday 23rd June - Beech
Friday 30th June - Hazel (lollies weather permitting)
Friday 7th July - Willow (lollies weather permitting)

Secondhand Uniform Sales:
Tues 20th and Wed 21st June 3.15-3.45pm in the front playground for the new intake short visits.
 NB: If you can’t make the sales but know what you are looking for, please leave details and your email address with Ruth and Ozzie will contact you.


FOPS SPONSOR: 

Please don’t forget Cavender Sales & Lettings in Guildford (our major sponsor now for the third year running) will donate £250 to the school if you decide to rent your property through them or if you sell a property through them, they will donate £500. So if you are thinking about either, please get in contact with them www.cavenders.co.uk.

SAVE THE DATE:
Sat 17th June - HTPD Summer Party 7.00-12.00pm at Weybourne House, Guildford
Fri 23rd June – Yr 2 Walk and coffee morning. Meet in the playground at 9am for a walk over Pewley Down and coffee after at 10.30ish at Cafe Nero House of Fraser.
Thurs 6th July - Yr 2 End of year drinks at Carol's place. Garden Party. More details closer the time!!!
Thurs 6th July - Reception end of year drinks Venue TBC
Wed 12th July - FOPS social from 8.00pm at The Weyside – everyone welcome
Friday 21st July – Yr 1 End of year parents party 8pm-12am Venue TBC


Guildford United Reformed Church Playgroup is 50 years old this year!
(now Child’s Play, previously Bright Start)
All past parents, children and staff are invited to a Celebration Tea Party on Sunday 16 July, 3-5pm in the church hall. Please come along with memories and photographs to share!
RSVP fiona@yeomans.org.uk or sarajscott@btinternet.com

Guildford Saints Football Club, free coaching for 5-6 year olds
Guildford Saints is a grassroots, non- profit club based in Merrow that provides children with professional coaching and the opportunity to play in the Surrey youth primary league. We are offering all children aged 5-6 the opportunity to receive free coaching throughout June and July at Greencroft sports field next to St Thomas’ school in Horseshoe Lane West. Please contact Kevin Wilson-Wild, Head of Football, 07538 837580 or via the website http://guildfordsaints.org/contact-us/

Guildford United Reformed Church Hall Playgroup
has reached its 50th Anniversary and invite as many ex-parents, children and staff to celebrate the achievement on Sunday, 16th July. There is a poster in Reception for more information.

'Treasure Seekers'- A Pirate Holiday Club!
(Years Reception to Year 6) invite you to join them between
Wed 26th - Sun 30th July for 5 days of High Sea Adventures, games, Bible stories, crafts and fun! 
Go to our website www.christchurchguildford.com for more information and to sign up on line.
Christ Church, Waterden Road, Guildford. ALL OUR WELCOME!
 

HTPD 9/6/17

09 June 2017

Dear Parents,

As the Year 4 campers return home from a fantastic time at Bentley Copse, and as Healthy Week comes to an end at the infants, I’m sure this weekend will be one of rest and relaxation! The staff have worked so hard this week, together with plenty of parent helpers to ensure a broad, full curriculum where children are given so many opportunities to “Learn to Live”. As the camp fire songs ended last night and the children reflected on their day, their over-riding thoughts were of community, team work, relying on one another and finding joy in every moment. I’m struck by their wisdom as the country looks forward to an uncertain few days!

I’m excited to announce next year’s teaching teams. We’re already looking forward to September, with the arrival of the new reception children due to visit the school next week and the Year 3 teachers spending some time at our feeder infant schools. Next year will look like this:

Year R Sheena Preston Frances Clixby/ Rebecca Plaistowe
Year 1 Claire Cruddas Georgie Furlonger
Year 2 Emily Russell Sarah McKenzie
Year 3 Alison Tester Sue Miller Toby Strutt
Year 4 James Wyatt Rachel Tolhurst Sarah Jackson
Year 5 Laura Hanley Nick Walker Catherine Hawkins
Year 6 Tom Everard Helen Campbell JJ Blackstock

We will also continue to have a number of part time staff working across the school. Please allow us to consider the best fit for each child, taking into account the huge number of important factors in ensuring a smooth transition in September. Any comments should be directed to me rather than to your child’s current teacher.

Given the current financial climate, can I ask you all to keep an eye on any school bills – the finance team really do need monies for trips, lunches, and PUPS/ Clubs+ to be paid in a timely way. Please keep your accounts in credit rather than running up a bill. Thank you so much for your support!

Finally I’m pleased to report back on the parent survey. I hope the
attached summary is an interesting read. We will be using all the individual comments to continue to make the school even more successful! Thank you so much to all those who took part - it has been so encouraging to see how positive the feedback was this year!

Do have a good weekend!
With best wishes
Clare

WHOLE SCHOOL NOTICE

Whole school photograph, Thursday15 June
Next Thursday the whole school (infant and junior) photograph is being taken – something which happens every three years. Please ensure that children come to school in smart school uniform that day.
Monday, 26th June: Mid-summer holiday - SCHOOL CLOSED

INFANTS

Teacher-led clubs
This was the last week for children in Group 1 doing Dance, Drama or Lego Club. Group 2 start next week, commencing Monday 12 June.


Golden Boot Challenge
As mentioned in the recent ParentMail, we are again taking part in the Surrey County Council Golden Boot Challenge designed to encourage greener ways of travelling to school such as walking, scooting or parking further away and then walking. The children’s usual mode of travel was recorded on the ‘baseline day’ before half term, and we will now be asking them how they come to school on Friday 9, 16, 23 and 30 June. The class with highest ‘green scores’ will win the Golden Boot trophy.

Please see below for FOPS news …..

JUNIOR

Cancelled Clubs
Wednesday, 14th June – Book Club for Years 3 and 4 owing to clash with Film Night

Dates for your diary
Tuesday, 13th June: Tempest Photography in school for class groups
Wednesday, 14th June: Film Night for whole school (Year 6 Fundraising event)
Thursday, 15th June: Year 6 Junior Citizenship morning
Thursday, 15th June: Whole school photograph after lunch
Monday, 19th – 23rd June: Year 6 residential trip to Preston Montford
Wednesday, 28th June: Year 6 Leavers’ Service at the Cathedral

Sport
Years 3 & 4 Guildford Primary Schools XC
Date: Wednesday 14th June
Time: from 3.15 - 4.30pm (Parents to please help with lifts)
Venue - St Joseph's School, 155 Aldershot Rd, Guildford GU2 8YH
Year 3 & 4 Guildford Primary Schools Tennis Tournament
Date: Thursday 15th June
Time: 3.15pm - 5.45pm (Parents to please help with lifts)
Venue: Shalford Tennis Club, Kings Rd, GU4 8JU

Laura Sutton
HTPD Sports Co-ordinator
Follow us on Twitter: @HTPDSport


Menu - Week 2


FOPS News (Infant PTA)

 

PEWLEY SUMMER FAIR – Sunday 11th June 1-3pm
Our Summer Fair is here and is one of the school’s major fundraising events. It raises significant and invaluable funds to help pay for teaching equipment and resources. We really hope you will join us for this fun filled, family afternoon with games, stalls, ice cream, food and lots more.

To make this a success we do need YOUR help with the following please:
Sign up to help – Your class reps are busy organising rotas to run the various stalls that make up the fair. Please support them and assign your name to a timeslot. We simply can’t run the fair without volunteers!
Raffle tickets – If you haven’t bought your raffle tickets there’s still time! Tickets will be on sale at the Fair and there are many fantastic prizes to be won!
Silent Auction: We will be holding a Silent Auction at the fair so please dust off your cheque books and check out the bidding!
Friday 9th and Saturday 10th June – Set Up:
Come and lend us a hand on Friday 9th June (7pm until 9pm) and Saturday 10th July (11am-1pm) to set up the fair. There’s plenty of jobs - big and small - to do from wrapping the hampers, sorting the booty bags to helping put up the gazebo’s. Find us in the hall or on the field.

Sunday 11th June - On the day:
There simply wouldn’t be a fair without our volunteers! Please let your class reps know how YOU can help! Whether it’s setting up, running a stall or clearing up after!

HTPD JOINT ANNUAL PARTY - Sat 17 June
Thank you for all your ticket requests - tickets will be send home next week.
The closing date for ticket sales is Wednesday 14 June, so if you are still thinking of joining us please send in your requests ASAP.
Don't forget there's a fantastic silent auction taking place on the night. A taster of a few of the many prizes are below:
3 x 1:1 Yoga Sessions – donated by Young at Heart Yoga worth £120
One Month Unlimited Membership at Turnfit Studio - value £90 (expiry 31st August 2017)
Family ticket to Supercar Event at Dunsfold – 24 June 2017 worth £30
Jamie Murray's trainers – donated by Premier Tennis
Unofficial tour of the BBC – Donated by Alice Castle
Looking forward to another great fun night.

Could you lend us ….?
In order to set the Havana mood and make the occasion extra special we are looking to dress the venue and would love to borrow the following items: 
Battery run Clear fairy lights (any length/size)
Battery run Candles, church style, any size
Battery run tea lights
All items will be clearly named, kept safe and returned to owners after the event. Please email: emilymurdoch3@icloud.com if you can help!

Dates for this term’s Playground sales:
With the summer term now here our 3pm Friday sales are back. These will change to fruit, cookie or iced lolly sales after half term, as the weather allows. Please find the date of your class’ sale listed below and let your class reps know if you can help! These sales contribute massively to the overall amount FOPS raises for the school so please continue to support them!;
Friday 16th June - All school book sale.
Friday 23rd June - Beech
Friday 30th June - Hazel (lollies weather permitting)
Friday 7th July - Willow (lollies weather permitting)

Secondhand Uniform Sales:
Tues 20th and Wed 21st June 3.15-3.45pm in the front playground for the new intake short visits.
 NB: If you can’t make the sales but know what you are looking for, please leave details and your email address with Ruth and Ozzie will contact you.


FOPS SPONSOR: 

Please don’t forget Cavender Sales & Lettings in Guildford (our major sponsor now for the third year running) will donate £250 to the school if you decide to rent your property through them or if you sell a property through them, they will donate £500. So if you are thinking about either, please get in contact with them www.cavenders.co.uk.

SAVE THE DATE:
Friday 9th June – Set Up for the Summer Fair 7pm - 9pm
Saturday 10th June – Set Up for the Summer Fair 11am-1pm
Sun 11th June - Pewley Summer Fair 1.00-3.00pm
Sat 17th June - HTPD Summer Party 7.00-12.00pm at Weybourne House, Guildford
Fri 23rd June – Yr 2 Walk and coffee morning. Meet in the playground at 9am for a walk over Pewley Down and coffee after at 10.30ish at Cafe Nero House of Fraser.
Thurs 6th July - Yr 2 End of year drinks at Carol's place. Garden Party. More details closer the time!!!
Thurs 6th July - Reception end of year drinks Venue TBC
Wed 12th July - FOPS social from 8.00pm at The Weyside
Friday 21st July – Yr 1 End of year parents party 8pm-12am Venue TBC

HTSC News

HTPD SUMMER PARTY –TICKET SALE CLOSING DATE – WEDNESDAY 14 JUNE
The closing date for tickets sales for the HTPD Havana themed summer party is next Wednesday 14 June. So don’t forget to get your ticket requests in while there is still time!

The party promises to be a relaxed, fun filled evening with a hog roast, dancing and a well-stocked bar. For extra fun we will, again, be holding a silent auction. Tickets are priced at £25 per head are allocated on a first come, first served basis.

Could you lend us ….?
In order to set the Havana mood and make the occasion extra special we are looking to dress the venue and would love to borrow the following items: 

Battery run clear fairy lights (any length/size)

Battery run candles, church style, any size battery run tea lights
All items will be clearly named, kept safe and returned to owners after the event. Please email: emilymurdoch3@icloud.com if you can help!

HTPD FUN RUN – SPONSORSHIP DEADLINE – FRIDAY 23 JUNE
Just a reminder for those of you who took part in the HTPD Fun Run that the closing date for submitting your sponsorship is Friday 23 June.

Sponsorship can be sent in via the following link: https://mydonate.bt.com/charities/htsc or by sending your sponsorship form and money in to HT or PD receptions in an envelope marked 'HTPD fun run.'

SUMMER FAIR – BEACH PARTY – FRIDAY 30 JUNE
Planning is now underway for this year’s the beach party with all the usual fun summer stalls. Raffle tickets will be coming home via your children next week, please look out for them. The top prize this year is an Apple watch kindly donated by Cavenders.

Your class reps will be in touch next week with details of how to sign up to volunteer to help on the night and also with details of all the different donations needed for the Fair. Please sign up if you can, we can’t do it without you!

SUMMER FAIR – POSTER COMPETITION – DEADLINE MONDAY 12 JUNE
Feeling creative? We are inviting the children to get arty in creating a colourful banner that can appear on this year’s Summer Fair - Beach party themed poster!

All you need is an A4 piece of paper, turn it on its side and fold it in half and cut along the fold (this will be 297x105mm). The actual creative space is 297 x 80cm. Your child can use this shape to draw and colour inside.

The top five winning entries will appear on this year’s Summer Fair beach party posters.

SUMMER FAIR – EXTERNAL STALLS
There are still several slots free for the external stalls at the Summer Fair. If you would like a stall at the Fair or know of anyone who would like to have a stall, please email Bronwyn Clifford (bronwynclifford@gmail.com).

UNIFORM SHOP
We are looking for two volunteers to take over the running of the school uniform shop. This is a role which will take a few hours a week. If you are interested in taking this on, please contact the HT office.

MATCH FUNDING – CAN YOU HELP?
Are you a parent who works for a company? We are looking for parents who are willing to ask their employers about Match Funding schemes to help boost our fundraising at our summer events. If you can help, or require more information please contact Helen Day (helen@thomasday.co.uk).

HTSC SPONSOR
A huge thanks to Cavender Sales & Lettings in Guildford, our major sponsor now for the third year running. Cavender will donate £250 to the school if you decide to rent your property through them or if you sell a property through them, they will donate £500. So if you are thinking about doing either, please get in contact with them www.cavenders.co.uk.

DATES FOR THE DIARY:
HT Film Night - Wednesday 14 June
HTPD Summer Party – Saturday 17 June - Weybourne House, Guildford
HT Summer Fair - Friday 30 June (6pm - 8pm)
Year 6 Leavers Parents Drinks – Saturday 15 July, Rogues from 7.30pm