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HTPD 29/3/18

29 March 2018

Dear parents and carers

With my ears still ringing with the wonderful sound of singing from our Easter celebration at Holy Trinity Church this morning, I am so thankful for another great term! Thank you for your support in helping to ensure our school provides a wonderful community in which your children are learning to live. To see children from all seven year groups, as well as all of our teaching staff coming together and enjoying a happy Easter service really did make a fantastic end to the term. I hope the rain didn’t dampen your child’s enjoyment of the morning! They all seemed to remain cheerful despite the downpour.

Similarly Year 6 took the weather in their stride as they walked through the park at Wintershall estate in Bramley on Pause Day, imagining Jesus’ walk through Jerusalem carrying his cross. Their empathy and quiet respect was excellent. Back in school there were plenty of creative opportunities through which the Easter story was told. We were so grateful to both St Saviours, Christchurch and Emmaus Rd churches for helping us to pray, ponder and understand more about the events of Holy Week. Making the Easter gardens was a really joyful occasion too!

As the holidays begin, I wish you all a restful break and a very Happy Easter! Looking forward to seeing everyone on Monday 16th April for the start of the summer term!

With best wishes


Summer term starts on Monday 16 April.


Sport Relief
Thank you all for your generous donations to Sport Relief; we have raised over £500 at the infants.
If you do still have sponsor forms at home, please return them after the holidays.

Y2 swimming
Swimming lessons for Y2 start again on Wednesday 18 April.

Teacher-led clubs
You should have received confirmation of your child’s club via book bags earlier this week.
Teacher-led clubs will start week beginning Monday 23 April.
Andy’s clubs (Ball Games and Multi-Sports) and Quik Cricket will start week beginning Monday 16 April.  Quik Cricket will run for 10 weeks. 

Menu: week 3 beginning 16 April
Available under the Weekly News Tab


Forthcoming diary dates
Wednesday 25 April – Swimming lessons begin for 3S & 4S
Thursday 26 April – Evacuee Day for Year 3
Friday 27 April – Phil the Bag

School Clubs
The summer schedule of school clubs is available for download here or on the website at in the Before & After school Junior section of the website where you will find a link to the new clubs list. Please note the seasonal changes. The list will also be sent via Parentmail.

Cancelled Clubs
The following club will not be going ahead during the first week of term:
Tuesday 17 April - Years 5 & 6 Cricket 

Years 5 & 6 Sportshall, Years 3 & 4 Girls’ Football and Year 4 Boys’ Football - County Finals
Date: Tuesday 17 April
Time: 1pm - 3.30pm (We will leave school at 11.45am) Parents to help with lifts to and from Walton.
Venue: Elmbridge Excel Leisure Centre, Waterside Drive, Walton-on-Thames KT12 2JG
All children will require a packed lunch and a drink

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

Week 1 - This lunch menu is also available on the website under the ‘Weekly News’ tab.


Thank you so much to those who supported Bake ‘n’ Stroll by joining the treasure hunt, bringing delicious cakes or helping out on the day. It was wonderful to see so many of you enjoying yourselves and a real treat to have so much delicious food from around the world. We are still finalising the total but estimate we have raised over £500 – that means another class can have a white board and we’re well on the way to a second!

HTPD Fun Run – 20 May, Shalford Park
Don’t forget to complete your online registration for this fun afternoon for everyone. Check out the recent parent mails for more details.

PHIL THE BAG – Friday 27th April

If you are having a clear out during the holidays please save all your unwanted clothes and linen and bring them (in bin liners) to the area outside the staffroom at drop-off on Friday 27th.The autumn collection weighed 220kg and raised us £77. Let’s try to beat it!

This year’s SUMMER FAIR will take place on Saturday 16th June from 3pm. It’s one of our main fundraising and social events of the year. So please keep the date free.

The SUMMER FAIR PLANNING meeting will be on Wednesday 25 April at 8pm in the staff room. We have some changes afoot and we’d love some fresh ideas. It would be great to see some new faces along with our committed class reps! Getting involved is a good way of meeting new people and doing something amazing for our school.

Coffee mornings at Caffe Nero (House of Fraser):
Tuesday 17th April, Wednesday 16 May

We are currently raising money to buy fantastic new interactive WHITEBOARDS for each of our classrooms. Thanks for helping us by supporting our playground sales, using Easy Fundraising when you shop and by coming along to our fairs and events. We now have a fantastic thermometer so you can see how much we have raised.

Don’t forget you can find out more about what’s happening by visiting us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FOPSFriendsofPewleyDownSchool/

Have a fantastic Easter break and we look forward to seeing you next term.

The FOPS team

HTSC Easter round-up

We’ve had a fantastic term and have raised just under £7,500 since Christmas - thank you everyone! We have a very busy Summer term ahead, so please keep up your amazing support.

The 2018 HTPD Fun Run Sunday 20 May – Applications open
A reminder that applications for the 2018 HTPD Fun Run at Shalford Park are still open. To apply please click here: HTPD Fun Run online application form.
The cost to enter is £10 for children and £15 for adults. To guarantee your Fun Run T-shirt, please apply by Thursday 19 April.

Phil the Bag - Week beginning 23 April – Final Collection day Friday 27 April
Phil the Bag are coming back to HTPD after Easter! A great reason to have a clear out over the holidays.
All unwanted textiles welcome - adult and children’s clothing, shoes, handbags, belts, hats, curtains, school uniform and bedding. The school receives 35 pence for every kilo we manage to collect, that’s £350 per tonne - so every item of clothing counts!

*New for 2018* The HTSC Easter Smarties Challenge
The HTSC Easter Smarties Challenge is now underway! The children each received their tube of smarties this afternoon. The aim of the challenge is to fill as much of the empty Smarties tube as you can with 20ps (smaller change is also welcome!) and return it to the HT office by Friday 27 April.

All money raised will go towards the purchase of interactive whiteboards for the classrooms at HT, so please support this challenge if you can.

Save the Date – Summertime Quiz and Curry Night – Saturday 12 May
Please save the date for a Summertime Quiz and Curry Night on Saturday 12 May. Brilliant questions, delicious curry and a great fun evening to be had by all. Tickets will go on sale after the Easter holidays.
HTSC Meeting – Monday 23 April – 8pm Rogues

It’s hard to believe but the Summer term is around the corner and therefore so is the next HTSC meeting! We will be discussing all our plans for the Summer term including starting to plan for the HT Summer Fair. All welcome.

Other dates for the diary:
HT Summer Fair – Friday 29 June – 6pm – 8pm

Sticky Craft Club
Join Stef and Vicky on our new Monday afternoon Sticky Craft Club. Try something new, have fun, make new friends and enjoy being creative. Over the 8 weeks you will have the chance to experiment with many different crafts, from printing stationary to making shrink art jewellery. Each week you will learn a new skill, and create a beautiful, handcrafted item. Running alongside this, you will make and use your own personal sketch book.

Come along for a free trial on Monday 23rd April.

Course dates: Mondays, 30th April, 14th and 21st May, 4th, 11th and 18th June, 2nd and 9th July.
Time: 3.15pm – 4.15pm (1 hours)
Cost: 8 week course: £64 (£8 per session)
(Year 6, £56 for 7 sessions, as they will be away in Preston Montford 18th June.)
Cost includes all materials.

(Please collect your child from the Art Room or let us know if your child is walking home or attending Clubs Plus afterwards)

Please email any questions you may have or to reserve your place on the free trial to: vickyw@htpd.surrey.sch.uk

Children’s Fun Day, Thurs 12 April, 12–3pm, Guildford Children’s Centre, Hazel Avenue GU1 1NR
Crafts, Goal Shoot, Hook-a-Duck, Tombola, Cake Stall. All monies raised will go to our Children’s Outreach Service. For further information or if you would like to have a stall please contact Abbie on 01483 898884. SW Surrey Domestic Abuse team, Salvation Army Housing Association.

For Sale - Red boys bike, 20inch wheel, chunky tyres and flat handlebars. £25 For Donation - metal child's climbing frame. Three arm design (wavy slide, cargo net, cross bar and ladder) with central section. Please contact Liz 07856 578885 or lizz_arnold@hotmail.com if interested.