Newsletters

23rd October 2013

 

Dear Parents and Carers,

Thank you Koalas for your excellent assembly – you really made us all smile; we especially enjoyed that fabulous singing!!

Our loss is another school’s gain – Mr. Jerwood, our wonderful inclusion manager has secured an extremely well deserved promotion to the position of deputy head of a primary school in Merton, starting in January. We are so pleased for him but of course he will be a great loss to the team here at Holy Trinity. Those of you who have had any contact with Lee will know what a knowledgeable professional he is; he has been a great contributor to the success of our children.  We will let you of our plans for recruiting for Lee’s position later in the year.

Have a wonderful half term everyone.  School finishes at the normal time on Friday.  We look forward to seeing you on Monday 4th November.

Penny Cox      This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Climbing Frames after half termRemember that the children cannot go on the climbing frames before or after school. Please supervise your children at all times. To secure the site we will be closing the school gates once our clubs have finished.

Food for Life Partnership bronze award We have just had notification that we have received this award, well done to everyone who has contributed through gardening and cooking clubs and to the PTA for supplying fruit. We are now well on our way to silver.

Holiday absence Due to the government tightening its approach to term time absence, please note that the school is unable to authorise holiday absence during term time. We can only authorise absence in exceptional circumstances.

Children in Need Day 15th November  We love supporting this event; pleasewear your pyjamas to school and make a donation to this wonderful charity.

Year 7 applications – A reminder to year 6 parents that all year 7 applications must be made by Thursday 31st October.

School Meals.  All payments for this half term should have been made by now.  If you want to change your child’s meal arrangements for after half term, please let Mrs Prendergast know by Friday morning.

Christmas BoxesPlease bring these into school by this Friday.

Parents’ prayer mtg The first meeting will be tomorrow at 9am in the PTA hut.

Poppies On Monday 11th November we will be commemorating Armistice Day. From Monday 4th children will have the opportunity to buy poppies. We request a minimum donation of 20 pence.

Community Dance in Libraries: new dance performances created in Richmond and Ham Libraries  

Dance in Libraries is run in partnership by Richmond Council Libraries and Arts Services, placing choreographers as artists in residence in the borough libraries. Please join us for the forthcoming performances:

45 Dances for the People of Ham by Seke Chimutengwende: w/c 21 October in Ham Library

What We Love by Frauke Requardt:November 2013 in Richmond Library-visit www.richmond.gov.uk/dance_in_libraries

Carol Singing Starting on 4th November, all children are invited to a regular carol training session on Monday afternoon from 4pm to 4.45pm with renowned Choirmaster and organist, Peter Stobart. Sessions will be held at Christ Church, West Temple Sheen (opposite Sheen Mount Primary). It is free, and Mum’s can enjoy a cup of tea or coffee for a small donation if they wish. Over the festive season the children will have the option of singing in a special pre-Christmas service and going carol singing around sheen. Please email or call me if interested. Rachel 07983492658 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Congratulations to:

Junior sticker charts –  Mia, Max, Kourie, Edie, Kai, Connie, Emily, Alex, Jed, Isobel, Mehdi and MollyS Infant sticker charts – Jake, Antione, Aiden, Thomas, Mahja, William K, Autem, Ella, Leo, Amelie, Oliver, Lottie, Mia, Luca, Sophia, Jake, Matthew, Sebastian, Mia WS., Max, Joel, Elena, Eddy, Tamara, Salma, Francesca, Georgia and Xanthe

Team points: Wren                                                                                                Attendance – Blue and Koala Class 

 


 

 

Well hello to you too,

Another week that’s busier than a free after-school club, but first I must say an enormous thank you to our very own Kingfisher After School Archangels. Lesley and her team were not only kind enough to host our Friday PTA meeting, but baked some biscuits that were apparently delicious. I wouldn’t know, I certainly didn’t eat five. The Breakfast Club babes are like a pack of Rolos – tempting on the outside, soft and gooey in the middle and you can’t get enough of them. Lesley, Julie, Sylvie – we heart you.

Thank you for two very positive and constructive PTA meetings, especially to those of you who camped outside overnight to ensure your place. We covered a lot of ground and had some great suggestions, all of which are being added to a spreadsheet as we speak. It’s fantastic to see how much enthusiasm and commitment there is in the PTA and we appreciate every single one of you. Especially you. Don’t tell anyone.

The PTA. Experts in Community Service.

Soooo much to get through this week, starting with Christ’s Fireworks Night on Friday 8th Nov (Gates open 6.30, fireworks @ 8pm). A tight turnaround on this one, chaps, but if you’d like tickets, please leave an envelope marked Christ’s Fireworks and your child’s name + class at the office this week with cash or a cheque made out to Holy Trinity PTA. Advance tickets are £6 per adult, £4 per child (5 – 16yrs), £18 per family (2 adults, 2 children) and under 5s are free. Tickets will be returned in book bags after half-term. Our PTA makes 10% on all tickets sold. While you’ve got the cheque book out, why not take advantage of the Quiz Night Early Bird Offer of £12 a ticket before Friday? And if you’ve still got your cheque book out, my decking needs doing, thanks.

It’s also the last chance saloon for Northbrook wrapping. If you’ve lost your order form, washed it in a pair of trousers or fed it to the recycling, don’t panic. You can order online via the PTA website where there are half-price bargains to be found from last year’s collection. And if you want to save on postage, why not group together with some pals and deliver to a single address? Preferably where one of you lives.

A rare opportunity has become available to be the afternoon nursery class rep. The rigorous selection process combines elements of the technical challenge from the Great British Bake Off, the stadium auditions from X-Factor and the obstacle course from It’s a Knockout. But if you think you’ve got what it takes, drop us a line on the Holy Trinity Friends e-mail below. It’s a great job and someone’s going to love doing it.

Keep your donations coming to the green shed for the Christmas Fair, remembering please to sort and label your generous offerings. If you can have an estate agent board advertising the fair outside your home, please drop Maryna a line with your address at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. And if you’d like a stall to sell your goodies in return for a donation to the PTA, want to do a star musical turn or know where I’ve left my car keys, please drop me a line at the FoHT e-mail address.

Please remember to go via School Fundraising: http://www.schoolfundraising.org.uk/holy-trinity-ce-primary for youronline shopping. The Smyth weekly shop alone could buy the school a helicopter.

Have a great week and remember: before you criticise someone, walk a mile in their shoes. That way, you’re a mile away and you’ve got their shoes.

Mary Smyth (PTA. YMCA. AA.)

MUFTI DAYS: Children can wear their own clothes for a voluntary donation of:

Friday 8th Nov: Chocolate (for the tombola)

Friday 22nd Nov: Bottles (anything from bubble bath to booze)

Friday 29th Nov: Cakes (remembering we are nut-free school)

Friday 8th Nov – Christ’s Fireworks Night

Friday 15th November – Quiz Night. Main Hall @ 7.30pm

Sat 30th November – Christmas Fair

Saturday 28th June 2014: Summer Fair

 
 

 

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Governor Meetings

Governor Meetings

The full governing body (FGB) meetings this academic year are being held as follows;

Monday 26th June at 6.30pm

If you would like to attend a FGB meeting as an observer, please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. the clerk; Mrs Louise Prendergast 
(This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) with your request at least 2 weeks in advance of the meeting, giving your reason for wanting to attend. We will let you know if it's appropriate to attend. All minutes are available on the website.

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