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Infant 18 May 2012

18 May 2012

Dear Parents

Holy Trinity Pewley Down School has its two hundredth birthday this year. The school was originally founded in George Abbot hospital in 1812. This was just one year after the National Society had been formed to provide education for poor children throughout the country. There are now, of course many thousands of church schools but Holy Trinity was the sixth to be founded.

The school spent most of its life at the bottom of South Hill in the buildings now occupied by the short-stay school. At the start of the last century Surrey County Council took joint responsibility with the church. So the school prospered until the mid seventies when the school divided into the separate infant and junior school. We joined back together officially in 2010.

We want to contact as many former pupils as possible, especially the older ones. We have good records of the school from 1860-1920 and again from 1970-present day. We hope the last fifty years history can be filled by living memory.

We are going to celebrate the birthday during the week October 15-19th. We are also planning a high quality book about the school which should be available at Christmas. If anyone is able to help with the book; providing memorabilia and photos, typing copy, sorting through photos and archives we would be so grateful. Please let me know if you can help.

We want this to be a thanks giving to God for all his goodness to us in the past, a celebration of all that is good about the school in the present and a looking forward to a bright and exciting future – continuing to serve children of South Guildford and the villages.

I look forward to hearing from you soon.
With best wishes

Jubilee Celebrations, Friday 1 June
We would like to invite grandparents (and parents are welcome too) to a Jubilee Tea Party on Friday 1 June.  Timings are:
9.00 -9.45am  - Reception Year
10.00 – 10.45am - Year 1
11.00 – 11.45am - Year 2
Could you please let your class teacher know if you are able to come so that we have an idea of numbers.  Also if you are planning to come, and have siblings in different year groups, let us know and we can arrange for one of them to pop up at the same time as the other.  Our over-arching theme for the whole school (including Holy Trinity) is to look at the decades of the Queen’s 60 year reign.  As part of this we will also be dressing up; please could Year 2 come as 90’s pop stars, Year 1 in red, white and blue and Reception year as kings and queens. 

Class Photos Monday 21 May
Tempest Photography will be in on Monday to take class photos.  These will be in the same format as last year and examples are hanging in the reception area.

Friendship letters
Just to let you know that letters regarding friendship choices for classes next year will be coming home on Monday, so please check your child’s book bag.

Fluffy Friday, 25 May
Please return your completed form for Fluffy Friday, if you have not already done so.  We do have 4 un-named forms so please come up to the office if you think this may be you.

Year 2 Yearbook
A reminder that orders for the Year 2 Yearbook must be in by Friday 25 May.

Scales Project
We will be taking part in Surrey’s SCALES project (Surrey Communication and Language in Education Study).  This is the first population study of language development at school entry in the UK and will trace children’s language, educational and developmental progress from school entry to Year 3.  A leaflet explaining the project in more detail has gone out to Reception Year and there is a slip to return if you wish to opt out.


Midsummer Bash, Saturday 23rd June - tickets going on sale next Monday 21st May - available on a first-come, first-served basis, so don't delay!! You should have received a booking form in your bookbag this week. If not, see school website to download a copy. We are looking forward to a great night with lots of you there!

Next FOPS meeting - Monday 28th May, 8 pm in the Staff Room. This will be to finalise details for the Midsummer Bash and the Summer Fair.

Jubilee Jewellery competition - please support this fun competition. Entries to be handed in at Reception by Wednesday 23rd May.

Summer Fair - we are looking for sponsorship for two fun elements of the Summer Fair on 8 July. We have booked a Punch and Judy Show and a large inflatable run, which cost £140 and £175, respectively. If you or your company were able to help with sponsorship for these, it would really help our fundraising effort. Please let Louise know (louise.keiller@gmx.com) if you can help. Thank you.

Junk Modelling
One of our Fluffy activities is junk modelling so please raid your re-cycling boxes for kitchen towel tubes, cardboard boxes, plastic bottles etc and bring them to the office.

School Council
An up-date from the School Council who have decided on a Sweetie Sale and a sponsored Dads’ Day – so watch out for our posters.
The PUPS Holiday Playscheme will be open for 3 days in half term (Wednesday 6 to Friday 8).  Booking forms are available on the website. 

Olympic Torch relay event
Two children from HTPD will be holding the school’s flag at the Olympic Torch relay event at Stoke Park on 20 July.  A ParentMail went out earlier in the week with details of the event and how to apply for tickets via ticket master (www.ticketmaster.co.uk or by calling 0844 844 0444) from 8am Friday 18th May.) Residents within Guildford Borough postcodes will have priority for the first 12,000 tickets for the event. Tickets are free, however there will be a £1 admin fee per ticket purchased from ticketmaster, with a maximum of 6 tickets per household. 

Brooke Doyle (Beech Class) has lost her black ‘liquorice allsorts’ lunch box.

Menu - see website.

Help with a Hair Cut
Ella and Millie live in Godalming and attend Busbridge Infant School.  In 2011 Ella was diagnosed with Leukaemia and has undergone intensive chemotherapy and, if that works, is facing a bone marrow transplant.  She has been in and out of hospital for the past two months and, at the same time, her sister Millie has carried on with life at school without her sister.  A fund has been set up to raise money for Ella and Millie to give them some time together doing something that they love to give them a reason to keep smiling.  Essensuals hairdressing in Guildford (North Street, Guildford, 01483 301200) are offering haircuts for children six and under for just £10, with half of the money going directly to the Ella and Millie Fund.  No booking necessary, just turn up.