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HTPD 3/5/19

03 May 2019

Dear Parents and Carers,

I had such a great email from a parent earlier this week and I wanted to share their idea with you all. They’d decided to see how much they could reduce their weekly rubbish by not using packaging in their children’s packed lunches. It had amazed them how much five days of foil, cling film and plastic wrappers contributed to their rubbish bin contents and they’re now challenging their family to manage without. Perhaps you’d like to join their quest! It would be fantastic to go litter-free as a school!

With our policy of just bringing healthy snacks to school our contribution to land-fill is small. Fruit and vegetables don’t need a plastic wrapper! Please do help us to reinforce this by reminding children that they shouldn’t be bringing any other snacks to school for breaktimes. Thank you so much.

It’s been good to see our summer term clubs get underway this week. There are so many different options to choose from! I’m extremely grateful to staff for offering to run these sessions in their own time and at no cost. Do take a look at what’s on offer this term – and maybe encourage your child to try something new (http://www.holytrinity.surrey.sch.uk/The-School/Parents/Clubs.aspx). It’s all part of how we encourage children to “Learn to Live”.

At the infants this week, we were joined by two delightful teachers from Ghana. They are involved in training new teachers in their home country and have been looking at how schools in the UK use child-led learning and play to stimulate children’s love of schooling. They each spent two days in Reception and Year 1 and have left Pewley full of great ideas. If you’d like to know more about the charity that brought them here, take a look at their website (http://sabre.education).

After only just getting back into the swing of the summer term, it seems strange to be wishing you a happy long weekend! I do hope though that you all enjoy a lovely time with your children – they’ve worked really hard this week. See you next Tuesday!

With best wishes, Clare

Thought of the week: It’s rubbish…doubt! Do you stand up for your beliefs? 


Class photographs
Next Tuesday 7 May is the last chance to order a class photograph.

Year 1 Wisley Trip, Monday 13 May
Please bring in your £10 payment for Wisley if you have not already done so.

Tom Hughes, Chestnut Class, has lost his PE bag containing school trousers, t-shirt and shoes following football club yesterday. Please check that you haven’t taken it home in error.

Menu: (Week 2 beginning 6 May)
Mon: Spaghetti with Bolognese or Vegetable Sauce; Jam Sponge with Custard
Tues: Turkey Meatballs or Vegetarian Balls with Pasta; Cheesecake
Wed: Roast Chicken with Roast Potatoes & Gravy or Cajun Vegetable Wraps; Fruit Jelly
Thu: Gammon & Vegetable Pie or Vegetable Pie with New Potatoes; Fresh Fruit Salad
Fri: Fish Fingers & Chips or Homemade Pizza; Ice Cream
Available daily: Selection of seasonal vegetables, salads, jacket potatoes and bread. Yoghurt, milk and fresh fruit.


School Clubs – Summer Term
The new timetable for Summer Term is now available on the website. Please note Computer Xplorers has been cancelled on Fridays for Yr5 and 6.

Sporting Fixtures

Active Surrey Panathon
Date: Wednesday 8th May
Time: 12pm - 2.45pm - Parents to help with lifts there and back, we will leave school at 12pm
Venue:Surrey Sports Park
Teacher: Paul & Laura

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

Lunch Menu
Week 2 – This lunch menu is available on the website under the ‘Weekly News’ tab


Let me start by saying a big thank-you to those that made the FOPS meeting yesterday. We got lots of planning done and are ready for the new term ahead!

Match Funding
Do you or your partner work at a company that offers match funding? This is a scheme where companies will match money raised at a certain event/stall that you volunteer at. Most large companies offer this and if you are planning on volunteering for events like the SUMMER FAIR (6th July) we would love to hear from you! Please contact Kayleigh.ashraf@gmail.com or anaxreithsmith@gmail.com.

FOPS notice board
Please keep an eye on the FOPS notice board (next to the ramp downstairs) for any new events or news. The selling and service section is ready to go (cards are £1 for a month or free if the item is free can be found in office), so if you have something to sell let us know!
HTPD Fun Run
Remember to sign up for the 2019 HTPD fun run on Sunday May 19th at Sutherland Memorial Park. 
 We hope you can make it and look forward to seeing you on the day!

Year 2 Reminder
There are still unfinished profiles and some children that do not have one for the yearbook yet. The editors need to start finalising the layout so please complete these ASAP.

Phil the Bag
Thank-you for all the donations this morning! Your textiles will be going to a good place and raising money for the school!
Reminder – The Summer Fair is Saturday 6th July
 so please save this date in your diaries!
Thank-you to those signing up for this! Just remember to click through the website before you make a purchase and continue earning free money for the school https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/
Social Dates for you Diaries

Friday 12th July - 8pm - End of School Year Drinks @ TBC

Year 1
Thursday 23rd May – Drinks Night @ TBC


A big Thank You to everyone who has brought in donations for Phil The Bag. They collected the bags today and will let us know the total soon.

Also a big thank you for all your Smartie tubes. I’m sure Clare will be updating the iPads shortly.

Fun Run – is happening in a few weeks, so start asking people to sponsor you and your children’s efforts - grandparents, aunts, uncles, neighbours, favourite barista. Anyone you think will be happy to support your efforts. The event starts at 12:30 with the first race at 1pm.Full details in the runners packs coming out the week before.

Summer Fair - there is a meeting on Friday 10th in the staff room after drop off to talk about what stalls to have and we would love some fresh new ideas, so if you can think of anything pop along and let us know. There will be tea and coffee.

Sainsbury’s scheme - we have a few more people signed up. If you have thought about signing up, now is a great time to do so. Just as a reminder you pay a monthly direct debit to school. We credit that amount each month to a gift card and you spend that in store (we do all the rest and earn 4% of what you pay from Sainsbury’s!)  Free cash what’s not to like?

Hope you all have a lovely (if a bit chilly long weekend!) 

Holy Trinity Church Boys Choir are looking for new members. Please see flyer for details.

Surrey Hills Sculpture Garden & Arts Festival 2019, Saturday 4 May to Sunday 2 June,
10am – 4.30pm, Birtley Estate, Bramley GU5 0LB
A great day out for all the family with a new range of over 160 sculptures, woodland trail, lakeside walk, demonstrations and workshops for adults and children as well as a café on site or bring your own picnic.
Find out more and book ahead – www.surreyhills.org Tickets also available from Guildford tourist Information Centre 01483 444334 or www.tickets.visitguildford.com.