• Place available in Year 3 for Sept - email bevr@htpd.surrey.sch.uk

Junior 25 May 2012

25 May 2012

Dear Parents

Wow! What a great Fluffy Friday. I would really like to thank everyone who has made it such a memorable day. We have had more experiences and a greater variety than ever before. We have had some new and exciting opportunities like stamp collecting and meditation as well as old favourites including woodcraft and off-road cycling.  At the infants children enjoyed ‘going to Spain’, wide games and Hama beads amongst other things. The other good news is that all the children got one of their choices with all of year six getting their first choice. I am so grateful to Alison and Nicola for all the hard work they have put in to make all this happen.
Thank you also to parents who have offered to help or to tell their reminiscences for our HTPD 200 Book. We could still do with more of each group. Please chat to your elderly neighbours if they have been around in the area for a long time and see if they attended the school. It would be great to be able to talk to folk prior to 1960. I am off to the Isle of Wight as usual this half term and will chat to my predecessor who lives there – he became Head in 1969.
We have postponed the behaviour focus group until after half-term as I wanted to have representatives from Surrey Behavioural Support Group there to help our thinking. I have already had an excellent meeting with them and feel confident that they will be able to assist us in working towards some new policies or guidelines.
I do hope you have a lovely weekend in the sun. I’m excited to be going to the Chelsea Flower Show!

With best wishes

Hot Weather
Please remind your children to drink lots of water in the hot weather and bring a water bottle and a hat into school everyday.

Collecting Children
Please ensure you let the office know if you are changing your pickup arrangements. Thanks.

New Manga Club, Monday 28 May 3.15–4.15pm
Come and try your hand at drawing Manga. All ages welcome. Venue Library. Please contact Geraldine.

Jubilee Celebrations
On Friday 1st June we will be holding our Jubilee Celebrations. Please would your children come in dressed in clothes (fancy dress) from the following decades:
Year 3 - 1980’s
Year 4 - 1970’s
Year 5 - 1960’s
Year 6 - 1950’s

Congratulations to our swimming team who got a well deserved second place at the Guildford Junior School Gala last Saturday. We had a packed pool with 8 schools all enjoying their swimming. Whilst there were some amazing individual swims, it was the teamwork that really stood out, well done!

Year 5 Coffee Get Together
Come and join us for a coffee and a catch up on Friday 1 June straight after drop off, upstairs at Pret on Swan Lane. Love to see as many of you there as possible, as we just don't seem to be in the playground any more! Year 5 Reps.


Zumba Evening at HT Wednesday 30th May at 8:30pm
Come and party an hour away and raise lots of marvellous funds. A Zumba Evening from 8.30pm on Wednesday 30th May in the main school hall. £6 on the door. All proceeds go to HT Year 6 Leavers Fund. Zumba – The Latin inspired, easy to follow, calorie burning Dance Fitness-Party. Feel the music and let loose. If you’ve never Zumba-ed before come along and see what you’ve been missing. It’s so much fun! To book email Mandy on mbloomfield@sky.com

Phil the Bag - Monday 28th May – Thursday 31st May
Please bring in your unwanted textiles - adult and children’s clothing, shoes, handbags, belts, hats, curtains, towels and bedding (no duvets) - and leave them at the bottom of the ramps in school. Textile items are accepted in any type of bag and in any condition, as those items that cannot be reused are recycled.

The more textiles we can collect the more money we can raise, we receive 50p for every kilo of textiles, that’s £500 per tonne. Many thanks for your help!

Bags are being sent home with your children however normal bin bags can also be used.

Jubilee Cake Sale - Friday 1st June
We will be holding a cake sale to celebrate the jubilee, so start planning those red, white and blue themed cakes, biscuits 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

Summer Fair - Friday 22nd June
Please put the date in your diary and come and enjoy an evening of fun, games, shopping, food, drink and live music by Sax Accord! Children will be able to enter the HT Pentathlon with lots of great prizes.

We do need more raffle prizes and items for our Buy a Bargain stall are you able, or do you know anyone who would donate something? Or do you know anyone who would “sponsor” a stall or who would like to have a stall to sell their own goods on the night. if so please contact Caroline Swift on 01483 820477 or caroline@swifts.me.uk

Would you like to raise funds for the school every time you shop online? If so, follow this link for information http://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/htscguildford

Lost & Found
Joshua Pomeroy’s clarinet (clarinet) may have been picked up from Year 5 classroom accidentally. It is named. Can all Year 5’s check they have the right instrument please? Thank you.

Half size violin and a Yahama Clavinova (full size touch sensitive keys, 7 1/4 octaves and pedals) wanted. Please contact Sian (572501) if you have a violin or clavinova that you would like to sell.

Lunch menu - Week 2. School packed lunches are also available daily.

Star Diving Club – Summer Springboard Diving Course Availability 2012
Star Diving are pleased to be able to offer five separate holiday courses during June and August. These are a great way for your child to try diving as a sport in a fun and recreational way. We will be running the next Fun Learn to Dive Courses on the 5th - 8th of June Please email Polly at membership.stardiving@gmail.com or Call 07816 929887 for details.

Star Track
– Wednesday 6 June – Friday 8 June PLACES STILL AVAILABLE
If you are interested and would like to try running, jumping and throwing and are aged between 8-14 why not have a go at Star Track. The registration form can be downloaded from the Guildford Borough website www.guildford.gov.uk/startrack