• Places available in Year 3 & Year 5. Call the office on 539033 or email bevr@htpd.surrey.sch.uk

Junior 15/3/13

15 March 2013

Dear Parents,

Well it’s the end of Comic Relief Day at HTPD and it has been great day for everyone involved. I am so grateful to the staff at both sites for making it such a fun and enjoyable day for all the children. We have also remembered those children in the UK and Africa who will benefit from the large amount of money we have raised it has been a great effort. There are many pictures that remain in my mind and I live of fear that some of them will appear on the website, in fact I hear they are already there!

School should always be seen as a community where we learn together in so many different ways. Today new lessons were learnt, not just in cake decoration or belly dancing, but in being a group of people who can have fun and enjoy working together for a worthwhile cause.

I hope you enjoy watching some of the Comic Relief television this evening and contributing still more to this great cause.

Thank you very indeed.
With best wishes, Richard

Events for week commencing 11th March:
• Monday 18th Year 4 visit the Science Museum
• Tuesday 19th March Year 4 Bentley Copse Parents’ Evening 7pm
• Wednesday, 20th March 7pm Guildford Primary Music Festival at GLive
• Thursday, 21st March House Dance Medley for Years 3 - 6
• Friday, 22nd March Fluffy Friday wear mufti and bring £1

Easter Church Service

Please note that the Easter Service on Wednesday 27th March will now commence at 9.30am.

Easter Hop Discos – Monday 25th March
Year 3&4 5-6.30pm
Year 5&6 7-8.30pm
Please bring £1 entrance.

Easter Garden
We will be making Easter Gardens at school on Wednesday 27th March. Please download instructions here, or ask at the office for a hard copy.

HTSC Barn Dance – Save the Date
We will be holding a Barn Dance in the new hall to raise money for the flooring on Saturday 18th May.

Mathletics Update
Matheltics is going really well. All children are still subscribed unless you have requested not to be. Please send in your £5 to the school office for the year. We have started a few termly challenges to keep us motivated. This past half term we awarded "A milkshake of your choice" to the Y3 to Y6 children who had tried the most maths topics on the activity section. This half term we are looking for children who have been active on both live mathletics and the Year group activities. There will be a prize for the most active class and one child from YR to Y6. Good luck! Any comments for questions to traceyd@holytrinity.surrey.sch.uk and sheenap@pewleydown.surrey.sch.uk Have a look at the photos of a few of the investigations we have been trying to do around school! Can you solve any of them?! See the "Nrich" website for solutions.

Judy Dickinson
After over twenty years of great service Judy Dickinson will be leaving us at the end of this term. We will be holding a reception for her on Thursday 21st March from 7-9pm. It would be great if some of you can come along and join in the celebration. Please let the office know if you would be able to come. There is a collection for Judy, please donate to the office if you would like to.

Unfortunately there is another outbreak of headlice and is across the whole school. Please check your child’s hair every day and treat as appropriate. See NHS website for treatment information.

HTSC – Raising Money for our School

Easter Hops – 25th March
Helpers required on the entrance to and serve drinks. Please contact Caroline Swift caroline@swifts.me.uk if you are able to help. Thanks.

HTSC Meeting – date change
The next meeting will be at 8pm in the staff room on Tuesday 19th March – please come along after the Year 4 Bentley Copse meeting if you can, it would be lovely to see some new faces!

Summer Fair – Friday 5th July
We are looking for volunteers to help organise the summer fair. Please contact Caroline Swift caroline@swifts.me.uk if you are able to help. Thanks.

WANTED: 3-4 bedroom house in central Guildford. If you are thinking of selling your house some time this year, I would love to hear from you! Please call Carry Stephenson on 01483 831329.

Charity Family Quiz Sat 23rd March SOLD OUT
Thank you so much to everyone who has responded. All tickets have now been sold. However, if you would still like to make a donation to support Caring Matters Now and our bid to walk 24Peaks in 24Hours we would really appreciate it and be very much encouraged! You can find out more and make a donation at www.justgiving.com/JeremyandSusannaHoar (Elspeth 3MG and Martha 5A) Many thanks.

BEC-Art Classes for 7 -12 year olds will be starting again on Saturday, 20th April 2013 for 10 weeks. Classes available on Saturdays between 9.30am and 4pm, in Guildford. 10 week term of 2 hour classes costs £160. 10 weeks of 1 hour classes cost £100. All materials included. Drop-in and 1 and ½ hour classes also available. We will be using Watercolours, Acrylics, Pastels, Printing, & doing 3 Dimensional work finishing with making mosaics. For more information please e-mail Becca Clegg (mother of Georgia in 5R & Issie in Oak) becca.clegg@ntlworld.com - or see some of the work done so far at www.becart.co.uk

Amazing Art Club: New! Make Magical Maps, Paper Boats, Soaring Kites, stitch Beautiful Books and more with artist and inspiring teacher Sophie Artemis Pitt www.sophieartemispitt.com. See website for gallery of children’s work from Watts Gallery, Painshill & The Lightbox. Maximum 12 spaces so book early. £140 for 10 weeks: sessions run Tuesdays 3.30 – 5.15pm between 23rd April – 2nd July (half term 28th May). Year 5 pay for 9 weeks if they are on the Brenscombe Farm trip. For more details or to book your place please contact 07855 622303/ 01483 577916 (evenings) or email sophieartemispitt@o2.co.uk

There will be a Charity Violin Recital taking place on 24th March at 3:00pm in the Trinity Centre, Holy Trinity Church. It will benefit the Guildford RASASC. There is a £10 voluntary donation, and refreshments will follow. For more details please contact: suzannekevans79@gmail.com.

Art class "Drawing, Painting, Composition" with Elena Andreeva will be starting the new series of sessions from the 18th of March. The class runs on Mondays at the school, 3.30-5pm, the cost is £110 for 10 lessons. To book a place for your child, please contact Elena on 01483 560385

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