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

Infant 3/10/14

03 October 2014

Dear Parents,

This term in assembly we are following the life of Moses through its ups and downs. He was just like us all in many ways: quick tempered, great leader, blew it when all was going well, ready with excuses when he got it wrong. Our lives are a mixture of good and bad decisions, times when we get it right and times when it all goes wrong. All through this Moses kept his line of conversation with God open. He listened, ignored, disobeyed and negotiated with God and ended up leading his people towards the promised land. Moses was, above all, God’s person for that particular time. With all his strengths and weaknesses God used him to lead the enslaved Israelites. We are looking for a new leader and I do hope you will join me in praying for God’s person to come forward. It is a huge responsibility for the governors so please pray for them too.

Next Friday, 10 October is Harvest Festival at both schools. We will once again be seeking to help the local homeless, through the No. 5 project. Please send dry, canned, or bottled foods and anything else which is non-perishable as a harvest gift to them and to remember all the good gifts we receive from our Heavenly Father.

With best wishes,

House news

Netball Tournament - The children astounded us with their skilful netball playing this week. There was a fantastic team spirit and everyone had lots of fun. Do look at the photos on the website.

Poetry festival - Just a reminder that next Thursday morning we will be having our house poetry festival. The children have been invited to learn a poem to recite to their house friends – they can either learn their poem by heart or read it if they don’t feel ready to learn it all. If your child would like to join in, please help them to find and learn a poem; it doesn’t need to be long or difficult. Please note that this will be low key, friendly event just for the children.

Fluffy Friday, 17 October
If you haven’t already done so, please return the form with your fluffy choices by Monday 6 October.

Surrey Advertiser

The Year R children had their photo taken by the Surrey Advertiser this week. The picture will be published in a few weeks’ time and we will let you know the exact date once we have it.

Individual school photos

Order forms for the individual school photos taken last week will be coming home in book bags today. Please return your order by Friday 10 October.

We have a pair of blue rimmed glasses in the school office, found about two weeks ago.

Menu for week beginning Monday 6 October
Mon: Salmon Pasta or Pasta Bake, Peas & Sweetcorn, Carrots; Eve’s Pudding
Tues: Chinese Chicken & Noodles or Vegetable Noodles, Mixed Vegetables, Cauliflower; Pear Semolina
Weds: Roast Gammon & Gravy or Cheese & Onion Flan, Roast Potatoes, Carrots, Broccoli; Ice Cream & Fruit Puree
Thurs: Italian Meatballs & Rice or Mixed Bean Wrap with Coriander, Sweetcorn, Green Beans; Lemon Sponge
Fri: Fish Fingers & Chips or Jacket Potato with Cheese, Baked Beans, Peas; Jam Tart


Year 2 coffee morning – Change of day: We will be meeting up for coffee on Monday 6th October after drop off at CaffĂ© Nero on North Street, and not the Tuesday as previously planned, as the original date clashes with the children visiting the farmers’ market.

Family School Disco - 18 October 2014
- Tickets On Sale: Tickets for the Family Disco on Saturday 18 October are selling fast. If you would like to join in the fun, please return the form and payment to the School Office as soon as possible. Family tickets £10; Child tickets £2; Adult tickets £4.

IQ Christmas Cards - Return by Friday 10 October:
The last day for ordering Christmas cards designed by your child is Friday 10 October. If your child is in Year R or 1 you should have received their design (order form on the reverse) in their book bags. Year 2 children have been given a blank template to create their own design at home. The cards are very good quality and raise a significant amount of money for the school. Please contact Liz van Eykenhof (lizz_arnold@hotmail.com) if you have any questions about the Christmas cards.

Northbrook Wrapping Paper - Return before Half Term:
You will also have received a Northbrook Wrapping Paper leaflet in your child's book bag. The wrapping paper is great value and always very popular. Why not cross another job off the Christmas list and order your wrapping paper before half term? The school receives commission on every order. Please contact Cherrie Gluyas (cherrygluey@yahoo.com) if you have any questions.

Christmas Fair - 7 December 2014:
We have already started the preparations for the Christmas Fair. Isabel Castro has kindly volunteered to co-ordinate the search for raffle prizes. She is looking for a small team of people to approach local businesses for prizes. If you are willing to get involved with this or if you know of a local business that might be prepared to donate a prize, please contact Isabel (isabel.queirozcastro@gmail.com).

Would you like to raise funds for the school every time you shop online? Shop with over 2,700 well known retailers, including Amazon, Tesco, Argos and many more - every time you shop, you’ll earn a donation for our school PTA at no additional cost to you. And the more of us who use it, the more we’ll raise – if 100 parents were to sign up, we could generate over £3,000 in one year alone. It’s really simple to do - just visit www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/fopd/?t=PTA-UK-lo and follow the simple steps to sign up. It’s completely free and can raise vital funds for the school.

Fundacion la merced: I am collecting children’s and maternity clothes, toys, new-born equipment and early years books to re-sell at NCT events to raise money for a Dominican Republic children’s school room and community centre. For more information please visit the charity facebook page at: facebook/fundacion la merced or contact me, I will be delighted to explain a bit more about the project. Alejandra (Arthur’s nanny – Beech class) telephone: 07983 508 604.

Tiny Tunes:
Fun, friendly, energetic pre-school Music and Dance classes for 3mths - 5yrs with songs, rhymes and classic pop tunes. 50% off your first Tiny Tunes class. We are Pay As You Go!
Come along and try us out: Thursdays 10am Shalford Village Hall GU4 8JE; Fridays 10am Guildford Spike Centre 3JH. Contact nicki@tinytuneslive.com www.tinytuneslive.com Follow us on Facebook and Twitter. See you there!

Beautiful Children's Tipis For Sale!
Tugu Tipis are hand crafted kids tipis made from bamboo and unique Indonesian and African batik fabrics. Available to pick up from the Guildford area, please visit www.facebook.com/tugutipis to find out more! Tugu Tipis. For little explorers on big adventures.

Relaxed Events at the Electric Theatre:
Performances are open to everyone, but the environment will be specifically adapted to suit the needs of families with children with autism or sensory, behavioural and communication needs, and those with learning disabilities. In fact, any family that may benefit from a more relaxed environment. In order to help families familiarise themselves with the venue, The Electric Theatre has a Visual Story which is available to download from the website now at www.electrictheatre.co.uk. This is also available in paper format upon request. Have a look through all the relaxed performances, screenings and workshops we have on offer this season: 28 October: The Lion King, 29 October: Tablet Art Wrokshop, 30 October: Cinderella and the Mouse Workshop, 30 October: A Bag Full of Stories, 10 December: Frozen Sing-A-Long.