No. 198

23 October 2020

Dear Parents & Carers

What a wonderful way to end the first half of our autumn term with a Fluffy Friday! It’s been great to see the children having so much fun together! Once again, as a staff we’ve appreciated their optimism and how much they have gained from being together with other children. With this week’s assembly theme asking us to accentuate the positive, we’ve seen our school community being full of hopefulness. Thank you so much to all our families for enabling us to remain open these past weeks. Following the covid guidelines remains so essential to keep us all safe. The vast majority of people are being so careful – thank you! Can I remind everyone, if you or anyone in your household shows symptoms of covid 19 (high temperature, persistent cough and / or loss of taste or smell) your child should not come to school. As soon as anyone in your household books a covid test, your child should stay off school or be collected from school immediately. Please do not wait for a test result. This is so important and, especially for our staff, it is an essential part of our risk assessment to keep them healthy. With some of us in a more vulnerable category, I really can’t emphasise this enough. Let’s all be determined to keep the school community safe and open.


Thank you also for your patience as we’ve tried out our remote learning procedures this term (both Tapestry (infants) and Microsoft Forms (juniors)). With the vast majority of people now able to upload work from home, we’re confident that in the event of classes closing, the children will be able to access and share work with their classteacher. Well done to all those families who have persevered to overcome any technical hitches! Some of you have asked about how we plan to provide feedback. Obviously up until now, the children have received feedback on these home-learning tasks together with their classmates, in the classroom, just like they would with normal homework. Should their class be closed and the children having to work from home, their teacher would connect with the class via Zoom each day so that feedback is given remotely. We continue to hope that this doesn’t happen too often!

Please do pass on my thanks to the children for an excellent start to the academic year. You’ll hear about our parents’ evening plans after the break, when you can look forward to hearing about their wonderful progress. Until then, I know you’ll want to celebrate with them a very successful first half term! Similarly, I know you’ll want to echo my thanks and admiration to our staff team who have inspired me with their selfless, courageous and adaptable spirit. We’re all looking forward to a week of rest and relaxation! Have a super half term break; stay well.

With love, Clare


Thought of the Week: “Accentuate the positive!” Hero of the week: Helen Keller. Are you a positive person?

Whole school notice:

With last week’s reminder in the newsletter about children’s safety on the roads around school, some of you might find this document helpful. It was noticed on Twitter and sets out important information for parents about the ages at which children’s traffic awareness develops. It contains some useful road safety tips to pass on at home: https://www.rospa.com/media/documents/road-safety/teaching-road-safety-a-guide-for-parents.pdf


INFANT

Nasal flu vaccination e-consent
If you have not already done so, please complete the flu vaccination e-consent by 4pm on Monday 9 November: www.surreyimmunisations.co.uk (you will need to insert the school’s unique code SR136755). If you do not wish your child to receive the vaccine then please fill in the ‘NO’ box. Flu vaccination is taking place at Pewley Down on Monday 16 November.

Pewley Bank
We would like to remind parents that Pewley Bank, adjacent to the school, is a private road and we would ask you to find alternative places to park.

Lost
Rylan in Hazel Class has lost his Spiderman hat.

Menu for week beginning Monday 2 November
Mon: Sweet & Sour Chicken or Sweet & Sour Char Vegetables, Steamed Rice; Homemade Flapjack
Tues: Pasta Carbonara or Tomato & Courgette Pasta, Garlic Bread; Chocolate Cake
Weds: Roasted Lemon Chicken with Gravy or Roasted Vegetable Frittata; Fresh Fruit Salad
Thurs: Beef Chilli Taco or Lentil Chilli Taco, Steamed Rice; Fruit Jelly
Fri: Crispy Fish Fingers with Chips or Freshly made Cheese & Tomato Pizza, Baked Beans; Homemade Shortbread
Selection of seasonal vegetables also available daily.


JUNIOR

Dates for the Diary
Year 4 Roman Day Thursday 5th November
Year 5 Guildford Tudor History Walk: 5S & 5T on Thursday 5th November and 5JJ on Friday 6th November

Year 7 Secondary Applications
This is a reminder to the parents and carers of Year 6 children that applications for secondary schools close on Saturday, 31st October 2020, which happens to fall on a Saturday during half term this year and it is vital that you submit your application on or before this date. Please note that on-line applications are preferred by SCC, and e-Admissions forms together with further information are available on their website https://www.surreycc.gov.uk/schools-and-learning/schools/admissions/secondary/apply. Should you require a hard copy, please e-mail schoolbooklets@surreycc.gov.uk or telephone 0300 200 1015. Paper copies should be returned directly to Surrey County Council

School Photos
Wednesday 4th November – Siblings and Years 3 and 4
Thursday 5th November – Years 5 and 6
The school photographer will be visiting on the above dates to take individual photographs of the children so please remember to wear smart school uniform that day.
The HT/PD sibling photograph will be taken on the 4th November at 8:30am.

Parents Evening Zoom Meetings
Please see Parentmail for booking information. 
Year 3 : 9-12th November
Years 4, 5, 6 : 10 & 12th November

Lunches
Week 2 Menu for 2-6 November
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Depending on the deliveries received by the Kitchen on Monday 2nd November, the menu for the first day back may vary slightly.


FOPS News

Hi All,

So, it’s half term week - finally! And we have some things for you to note

Bake and stroll
The annual (delayed and very different this year) bake and stroll will be happening the weekend of Sunday, 22 November 2020. So called 'Stir-up Sunday', this is apparently the weekend when we should all don our aprons, gather family or friends (in groups of no more than 6 obviously) and make a Christmas pudding. If you believe the good housekeeping guide then it is also the day when wishes are said to come true - so when we have further details on the bake and stroll then do keep this in mind.

Tea towels
Caroline and Ruth have been working on a project to have all of our children enshrined in tea towel form this year, so look out for the order forms straight after half term. Prices are £4 each, or 3 for £10, and I would say they make a great Christmas gift - maybe as a mural rather than an invitation to do the washing up!

Half term fun
Those who have entered, don’t forget the autumn trail this half term, launching Monday and running through to Friday (our logo to help you identify houses is below). Please remember there is a chance to win a small prize for the best picture of your trails. There are three age categories (one per year group) and your children should be encouraged to be as creative as they can be. For example, it might be a photo of you on the trail, or a collage (with photos or autumn objects), or a picture/painting. Please feel free to upload these pictures to tapestry.HTPDLogo.jpg

Covid safety
We cannot stress enough to please remember that this is a FOPS event and as such reflects both our charity and the school. We kindly remind you of the following safety point:
Please ensure you adhere to the rule of 6 at all times and do not congregate outside a house in larger groups.
There is a full week to do this trail so there should be plenty of opportunities for your families to take part in this fun event without there being a risk of large groups of people gathering.


HTSC News

Hi Everyone, Just a short update before half term….

HTSC Meeting
We had our first fundraising meeting of this school year on Tuesday evening – thank you to everyone who was able to join the meeting. Thank you also to everyone who either contacted me directly with their ideas, or via the Class reps. There will be an update of our proposed fundraising activity after half term and some dates for your diaries.

A call for out for any bakers….
Do you enjoy baking? Do you have the time to bake during the week? We are looking for a couple of bakers per year group to help Laura and Svenja (Year 4 reps) to resurrect our year group Friday bake sales in a safe way. If you think this could be for you, or would like to know more, please email helen@thomasday.co.uk and we’ll put you in touch.

Easyfundraising
If you are shopping online, one way to support the school is through www.easyfundraising.co.uk and selecting HTSC Holy Trinity School Community as your cause. Over 4000 retailers are affiliated and every purchase makes a difference.

Second hand uniform
Simone has been doing a roaring trade in uniform these past few weeks and she’s sold over £180 of uniform this term. If you have any uniform to donate, or need some uniform please contact her at simonechidlow@googlemail.com. To pay for your items, please use the link here https://paypal.me/pools/c/8scngiBObf to pay via PayPal. Due to restrictions we cannot handle any cash at the moment.

Hope you all have a lovely break.

As always, if you have any questions, please drop an email to helen@thomasday.co.uk

Kind regards
HTSC Committee


Surrey Adult Learning – Free parenting courses to help you create a better family life
Are you worried about your child’s behaviour or development or see your child struggling at school? Do you sometimes feel anxious and would like to be more involved in their school life? Perhaps Maths isn’t your strong point or English isn’t your first language or you find phonics puzzling and you need some help to understand what your child is learning. Family Learning provides free courses and workshops to help you navigate school life and give support where your child is struggling. Because learning together is fun – and right now it couldn’t be more important. Open to parents, carers and grandparents. Spaces are available now on a range of topics including Christmas workshops. Pre-booking via our website is essential. EAL - English as an Additional Language; Maths – learning your child’s curriculum Exploring good behaviour strategies; Understanding children’s behaviour Yoga for anxiety; Cooking together; Scrummy yummy soups, Merry Muffins Skills to encourage mini scientists; Storytelling workshops; Aliens love Panta Claus https://www.surreycc.gov.uk/schools-and-learning/adult-learning/courses/family-learning


No. 197

16 October 2020

Dear Parents and Carers,

It is astonishing to me that we are already approaching the half term break. Whilst it’s been a long and tiring few weeks, the start of term seems only moments ago! I’m so grateful to everyone for all their efforts in following our adjusted arrangements so carefully. We have been delighted to have been fully open up until now. Long may that continue!

As we approach the holiday, we’re excited to look ahead to next week’s Fluffy Friday. Obviously this will be a little different to our usual Fluffy, with children staying with their class rather than mixing across the school. The children have discussed in their class bubbles what they would like to do for the day; as usual, our staff team have come up with some super, creative ideas and I know that even in these restricted circumstances, the heart of Fluffy Friday hasn’t been lost! The children can wear home clothes next Friday, and we’d be grateful for the usual £1 donation to cover costs. Do take a look on Twitter next week to see what everyone gets up to!

Next Monday during assembly, we’ll be announcing to the children that Lilja Helgadottir, our year 2 teacher and English leader, has been promoted by the governors to the role of assistant head. She has been a remarkable leader at Pewley, particularly so through the recent covid disruption and I am delighted to affirm her role in this way. She will continue to work as a classteacher for part of the week as well as carry out her other responsibilities, including her much loved role in Friday assemblies as Bodge the Builder!

You might have spotted on Twitter that last week the children in Year 6 elected our house captains for the year ahead. Congratulations to these brilliant role models – for Mandela well done to Alex and Nicki; for Keller, Mariyam and Lawang; for Shackleton, Amelia and Dempsey; and for Nightingale, Lamar and Finn. We’re looking forward to a year ahead full of exciting house events (even if at the moment they are taking place within class groups) and already the children across the school are excited to be collecting house points…I wonder which house will win the first week’s top position.

Have a good weekend everyone.
With love, Clare

Thought of the Week: “Perfect love casts out all fear” Wilfred Owen – what fears do you need to overcome?

INFANT & JUNIOR

Road Safety
We would like to remind everyone to take care on the roads around school especially when crossing. We have got used to quieter roads over the last months and being able to walk in the road to avoid coming too close to others. However, please remind your children of the dangers of running or scooting in the road or rushing out between parked cars. With more children riding their bikes to school at the juniors we would also ask you to remind them of road safety rules.

Photography competition
Seymours estate agents are inviting all photographers to share their favourite views of our beautiful surroundings with a chance to win amazing prizes (£750, £500 or £250 in John Lewis vouchers) plus an equivalent donation to the school PTA. The competition is open to all ages, and might be a nice project for the children during half term. Photos (taken in 2020) should be of a location in Surrey or Hampshire and should be emailed to competitions@seymours-estates.co.uk by 31 October. Further information available at: https://bit.ly/2ENIYDE

INFANT

School photos
Order forms for the individual school photos are coming home in book bags today. Please return orders by next Friday 23 October.

Chicken Pox, Measles
In order to protect all members of our school community, if you suspect that your child has contracted chicken pox or measles (or an adult has shingles) please contact the school office immediately.

Menu: week 2 (commencing 19 October)


JUNIOR

Diary Dates
Friday 23 October – Fluffy Friday
Wednesday 4 & Thursday 5 November – Tempest Individual Photographs Years 3-6
Tuesday 10 November - Parents Evening 6:00 – 8:30 pm Years 3 - 6
Thursday 12 November – Parents Evening 4:00 – 6:30pm Years 3 – 6

Menu: Junior - Week 1
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HTSC News

Hope everyone has had a good week.

HTSC Meeting – Tuesday 20th October 8pm
The first termly meeting for the committee is before half term to plan this term’s fundraising activity. As there will not be a Bonfire night or Christmas Fair this year, we are thinking of other ways to get the school community together as well as raising money for the school. If you have any ideas that you’d like us to consider, please send an email to helen@thomasday.co.uk by 12pm on Tuesday. We are continuing to fundraise for the pitch throughout this year to fulfil our pledge of contributing £50K to the cost.

Easyfundraising If you are shopping online, one way to support the school is through www.easyfundraising.co.uk and selecting HTSC Holy Trinity School Community as your cause.

Katie’s Walk for Pitch 2020 – fundraising update.
We’d like to say a big ‘thank you’ to Katie Ealden, formerly of 6T, for her fundraising effort in the summer to raise money for the pitch. Katie walked 100 miles over 3 days along the South Downs way in August (during the heatwave) as a way of marking her time at Holy Trinity. Thanks to sponsorship through GoFundMe, she raised £665. Katie would also like to pass on her thanks to those who sponsored her.

Second hand uniform
Simone has been doing a roaring trade in uniform these past few weeks. If you have any uniform to donate, or need some uniform please contact her at simonechidlow@googlemail.com

Many thanks for taking the time to read this. As always, if you have any questions, please drop an email to helen@thomasday.co.uk

Kind regards
HTSC Committee 

No. 196

08 October 2020

Dear Parents and Carers,

It’s been a great week in school. There’s been a real buzz of learning across the seven year groups, with children fully immersed in this term’s topics and lots of exciting events going on across the school: there was a fantastic trip to Marwell Zoo for Year 3, Bikeability got underway in Year 6, at Pewley, everyone enjoyed visits to the Wild Place, and in Year 5, the arrival of our long-awaited therapy dog, Kiwi brought much “oohing and ahhing”! Then, of course our annual Harvest Festival lifted everyone’s spirits. Despite this year’s different circumstances, our harvest celebrations were as joyful as ever. It was so good to see that we’ve raised at least £1000 for the Foodbank. Thank you so much for your generosity - the option to donate is still open until this weekend. Our home-school link workers, Lucy and Bridgit are in regular contact with the Foodbank and see first-hand how much our gift will be appreciated by local Guildford families. If you find yourself in need of support, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with them (lucyc@htpd.surrey.sch.uk, bridgitb@htpd.surrey.sch.uk). As a community, we are determined to look after each other.

I’m delighted to be able to share some lovely news with you; earlier in the week, Tom Everard, our assistant head and Year 6 teacher became a Dad for the second time. Many congratulations to him, and a big welcome to the world to Joseph Peter Everard! We can’t wait to meet him.

Several of you have asked me about the Catch-Up funding, publicised earlier in the year by the government as their response to the pandemic’s impact on lost education. I thought I’d explain a little of our strategy. This small sum of money has been given to schools to ensure that any learning gaps are filled. I suppose our most important response to the challenge to “catch-up” has been to ensure that the school is safe and able to be open. At HTPD, our teachers are used to assessing children’s needs and so their first task this term has been no different to that of more normal times – they’ve worked hard to find out how to tailor the curriculum to their class, finding out exactly what each child can already do and planning lessons that ensure the next steps are achievable as well as challenging. The extra funding has meant that we are able to provide small group support and great adult:child ratios across all the year groups. Every class has at least one other adult working alongside the teachers to ensure that all children are making good progress and that gaps in learning are being addressed. Our SEN team’s hours have been increased and they are well resourced to meet specific SEN needs. We have also given three teachers time to carry out specific intervention work during the week where needs are identified.

We’ve all noticed how glad the children are to be back in the classrooms and our priority is to keep them in school for as much of the time as we can whilst the pandemic unfolds. I’m sure you’ll be delighted to hear about your own child’s progress – we’ll be sending out details of this term’s parent consultations immediately after the half term break. They’ll have to take place on Zoom or by phone, but it’ll be a lovely chance to celebrate all that the children have achieved!

With love,
Clare


Thought of the Week: “The joy of the Lord is our strength.” Where do you find joy? Do you find joy in helping others?

Whole school notice

Baby loss awareness week (9th-15th October) 
This week marks the start of a significant time in our calendar. Several families in the school community have experienced bereavement and grief due to a baby being lost during pregnancy, or in early infancy. As a way of standing beside them, you might like to join in with the “wave of light” that takes place next Thursday evening at 7pm. Lighting a candle in your window, sharing a photograph of its flickering on social media, and commemorating these little lives will be one way that you can show respect and empathy to those who are remembering babies who have died too soon, demonstrating to them that they are not alone. “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened and I will give you rest,” Matthew 11, 28. https://babyloss-awareness.org/

Playground Pickup at HT
A reminder that when you are waiting for your year 4 children in the playground at Holy Trinity outside the year 4 area with younger children, please do keep an eye on them to ensure they do not climb on benches or raised flower beds. We would hate to have any accidents.

INFANT News

Individual school photos, Monday 12 October
The school photographer will be visiting on Monday to take individual photographs of the children.

Menu: week 1 (commencing 12 October)


JUNIOR News

St Peter's Virtual Open Evening
A notice to Year 6 parents that a virtual Open Evening will take place next Thursday 15th October at 6pm for St. Peter’s Catholic School. This year, all the presentations will be available via their school website: https://www.st-petersschool.co.uk

Menu - Week 3

 


FOPS News

Hi All,

We have another short one this week with a few reminders:

  • We are selling preloved uniform sales through the office so please do contact Ruth or Jane with details of what you would like, and they will endeavour to find it for you.
  • Please do remember to use the easyfundraising homepage for your online shopping, it is quite literally an easy way for us to raise much-needed funds for the school.
  • We are still looking for new FOPs Chair/Chairs and a FOPS Secretary, no experience required….. Please please do contact us if you have any questions about the outstanding roles or would like to put your name forward.

Dates for the Diary
FOPS AGM via Zoom - date tbc
FOPS meeting via Zoom - date tbc

Happy Friday!


HTSC News

Hope everyone has had a good week.

AGM
Thank you to everyone who joined the AGM on Zoom on Wednesday evening, and we are pleased to confirm the HTSC Committee for 2020/21 as follows:
Chair – Helen Day
Secretary – Claudine Nel
Treasurer – Tom Day

The first termly meeting will be put in the diary before half term to plan this term’s fundraising activity. As there will not be a Bonfire night or Christmas Fair this year, we are thinking of other ways to get the school community together as well as raising a few £ for the school. We are continuing to fundraise for the pitch throughout this year to fulfil our pledge of contributing £50K to the cost. We had raised nearly £19K before lockdown in March.

Easyfundraising If you are shopping online, one way to support the school is through www.easyfundraising.co.uk and selecting HTSC Holy Trinity School Community as your cause.

Many thanks for taking the time to read this. As always, if you have any questions, please drop an email to helen@thomasday.co.uk

Kind regards
HTSC Committee

No. 195

02 October 2020

Dear Parents and Carers,

Next week, we’ll be celebrating one of my favourite annual festivals, Harvest. It always provides a wonderful opportunity to reflect on the earth’s abundance and on God’s provision for each of us. This year, I’m sure that we will be more thankful than ever for having enough and we’ll be keen to pray for those who are hungry. Unlike in previous years however, this year we’re sadly not able to gather as a school community to sing and celebrate…and instead of bringing a harvest offering into school, I’ve spoken to the children today about other ways to give. Instead of food parcels, we’ll be encouraging the children to make a donation, by bringing in cash, cheques or on Parentpay and we’re keen to support Guildford food bank, especially so during these troubled times. For so many, even on our doorstep, the pandemic has resulted in financial difficulty. Guildford food bank is providing for more families than ever before (take a look at their website for more info http://northguildfordfoodbank.co.uk/home/). On Wednesday morning, via Zoom, the whole school community will still meet together – and Robert Cotton, the rector of Holy Trinity Church, and Chair of our governing body, will lead us in prayers that offer thanks to God for providing what we each need to thrive, and that ask Him to bless those who especially need our care. I’ve suggested the children earn a bit of extra pocket money so that they can be even more generous; hopefully they’ll offer to help out at home. Feel free to top up their donation as well so that we can donate a sizeable gift.

Now that we’ve settled into a regular timetable, we’ve decided that on PE days, the children can come into school wearing navy or black tracksuit bottoms or leggings with their trainers (see timetable). They can also wear these if they have an after-school club. It’s been great to get some clubs up and running…with the first of the Year 3 clubs getting started next week (see below for more info).

The new pitch is being really well used. Huge thanks to HTSC and to FOPS (our fantastic parent teacher associations) for their generous donations towards both this wonderful resource, but also funds for outdoor projects at Pewley. It’s going to be a tricky year for fundraising, but I know that the committees are coming up with some clever ideas! Do keep an eye on their weekly updates in the newsletter and let’s support their efforts. Do join in with the HTSC AGM on Wednesday next week to share in this important aspect of school life.

It’s been great to see everyone loving being back in school. There really is a “zest for learning” on show in all of the classrooms. The children are even more appreciative than ever – how lovely for our teachers that the children are remembering to say thank you when they’ve learnt something new! They seem to have a deeper understanding of the importance of friends…and are making up for lost time in giggling, chatting, playing and being fully child-like! It’s just lovely.

With love,
Clare


Thought of the Week: “Stay strong!” Suffering makes you stronger – who helps you survive the hard times?

WHOLE SCHOOL

Christmas Production
With current restrictions in place, it’s going to be tricky to put on our usual Christmas shows – but we’re thinking through alternative options and would love to hear from anyone with film making, camera and editing expertise who might be available to give us some support. Please get in touch with Debbie Chadwick (debbiec@htpd.surrey.sch.uk) if you’re interested. Thanks so much!

SEN TA Vacancy
We are recruiting for a SEND Teaching Assistant based at Holy Trinity. Please see the advert on the school website.

INFANT

IQ Christmas Cards
Your child will be bringing home a beautiful Christmas card that they have designed in school. In order for the cards to be ready for early December, orders need to be sent to the school office by next Friday 9th October, at the latest. Please try to get your orders together this weekend. Remember that for every purchase we will receive money for the school so why not ask Grandparents if they would like some too?

Individual school photos, Monday 12 October
The school photographer will be visiting on Monday 12th to take individual photographs of the children.

Class Photos, Years 1 & 2 only
A reminder that order forms should be returned to the school office by next Monday 5th. Orders can also be made on-line.

Club Bonjour Fran├žais is offering a free trial Zoom French session to all pupils in Year 1 and 2. These will be organised in groups of 3 to 4 children, at 3.30, 4.05pm, or 4.40pm on every day of the week. Pupils can then enrol for a block of 8 French sessions to be taken any time during the Autumn Term, and will include conversation, interactive games and at least one French cookery session. Please email linda.languages@gmail.com for further information.

Menu: week 3 (commencing 5 October)
 


JUNIOR

Nasal Flu vaccination, Monday 30 November and Tuesday 1 December 2020 (Years 3-6)
We have this week sent parents/carers a ParentMail with information on the nasal flu vaccination and an e-consent form. The deadline for completion is Monday 23 November. Please contact the HT office if you haven’t received the ParentMail.

Current Year 6
This is a reminder to the parents and carers of Year 6 children that applications for secondary schools are now open. The secondary schools in Guildford are running Open Evenings over the next few weeks, virtually or otherwise. Please check the respective schools’ websites for dates and details so that you can arrange to attend them.

Please note that on-line applications are preferred by SCC, and e-Admissions forms together with further information are available on their website https://www.surreycc.gov.uk/schools-and-learning/schools/admissions/secondary/apply. Should you require a hard copy, please e-mail schoolbooklets@surreycc.gov.uk or telephone 0300 200 1015. Paper copies should be returned directly to Surrey County Council. The closing date for all applications for entry in September 2021 is Saturday, 31st October 2020, which happens to fall on a Saturday during half term this year and it is vital that you submit your application on or before this date.

Zoom Clubs with Geraldine
Quiz club - Thursday
4:15 PM London
Bedtime stories - Friday
6:45 PM London

Y3 Club Opportunity
We are excited to announce that there will be a new Y3 club (running for a class at a time) on Tuesdays after school starting with 3C next Tuesday 6th October.

Fitness Fun will run until 4.15pm and take place on the pitch.

Please collect your child from the bottom playground, taking care to avoid other parents who will be collecting from Y5 netball.
3C will run from 6th Oct, 13th Oct & 20th Oct
3S will run from 3rd Nov, 10th Nov & 17th Nov
3A will run from 24th Nov, 1st Dec & 8th Dec

Clubs for other year groups are changing next week:
Netball - 4EL Wed 7th Oct, 14th Oct & 21st Oct
Football - 4A Wed 7th Oct, 14th Oct & 21st Oct
Football - 5JJ Thurs 8th Oct, 15th Oct & Thurs 22nd Oct
Netball - 5T Tues 6th Oct,13th Oct & 20th Oct
Netball - 6D Thurs 8th Oct, 15th Oct & 22nd Oct
Hockey - 6T Wed 7th Oct, 14th Oct & 21st Oct
Football - 6S Fri Oct 9th, Fri 16th Oct & Fri 23rd Oct

If the weather is really rainy, please do try and pick your child up at their usual end of the day instead of waiting until 4.15pm.

If you have any questions about the clubs please contact lauras@htpd.surrey.sch.uk 



FOPS News

Hi All,

We have a bit of celebrating to do this week as our amazing treasurer Sophie has been counting up the money tree from last year and it is, with a great sense of achievement and a heartfelt thanks to anyone who supported FOPS last year in any way shape or form, that we are able to announce we have just approved two cheques to the school. We raised an amazing £7000 in just six months before we were locked down, and we missed some of our traditionally biggest money raisers in that time too.

So, £10,000 (which includes money raised the previous year too) will be going to help pay for the pitch at HT (which we hope many children will be able to make use of in their junior years) and £3,000 will be going to Pewley to support all things ‘outside’.

Early years will be receiving some funding for reception children to all have a set of waterproofs - as we head into a covid-marked winter and difficulties with keeping small children away from each other then they will be spending a lot of time outside and with these, they will be dry. Year One are looking to do some work on their outdoor space too, and the remainder is yet to be allocated.

Also as a reminder, we are still looking for: FOPS Chair/Chairs - this role sees you heading up FOPS and leading fundraising activities for the school. There is a weekly commitment to writing a newsletter, and then events planning and running. With covid still around though, the events this year are likely to be a little different. FOPS Secretary - this important role supports all of the FOPS activities, including at FOPS meetings and ensuring we have the all-important licenses in place for the fundraisers.

Dates for the Diary
AGM – tbc

Sam and Jo


HTSC News

Second-Hand Uniform
If you have any to donate (age 7-8 upwards), please drop Simone an email simonechidlow@googlemail.com to arrange dropping it off at her house. If you need any uniform from her, please email her and she will do her best to sort it out for you. We have heard that M&S have run out of skirts/trousers etc. – if you need these types of items they are only £1 each from Simone. We are using Paypal this year for uniform payments as we cannot handle cash – please pay for your second hand uniform using this link https://paypal.me/pools/c/8scngiBObf

AGM
Our AGM has been confirmed and will take place via Zoom on Weds 7th October at 7pm – the link will be shared on the day. If would be great to see as many of you as possible. We still need a Secretary (to minute the meetings) and a Treasurer (looks after the accounts/payments – all online) – both these roles can be shared between 2 people to lighten the load. As we cannot have any physical events this year, there will be less work for these roles to process and less time required, making this a good transition year to come on board and help the school. It would be great if these roles were filled by the AGM.

Easyfundraising If you are shopping online, one way to support the school is through www.easyfundraising.co.uk and selecting HTSC Holy Trinity School Community as your cause.

Many thanks for taking the time to read this. As always, if you have any questions, please drop me an email at helen@thomasday.co.uk

Kind regards
Helen
HTSC Chair (Issy 4EL, William 5S)


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