Holy Trinity Newsletter

Dear Parents and Carers,

We are all very excited about the Christmas Fair on Saturday. Thank you to everyone who is working so hard to prepare a real treat for the whole school community. The aim is to use the funds raised to purchase a more modern minibus.

The reception children had a wonderful time at their autumn party on Friday – thanks again to Lisa Moody and all the other parents who helped.

Penny Cox  

Important Information  “The Power of One“.  This was a very powerful performance that helped the children to think through their behaviour and its consequences. It empowered the children to get help if they saw others being treated unkindly. Part of the KS2 performance was about cyber bullying. Many of our year 5 and 6 children told the performers that they had Facebook accounts or were on WhatsApp and the like, in order to have these accounts the children must have lied about their age and they are potentially putting themselves at risk of cyberbullying or exploitation. Please do have oversight of your child’ on line communications. We are very grateful to the PTA who funded these performances.  

Christmas Dates. Junior carol concert - evening of Monday 12th December at Holy Trinity Church. Starts at 6.15pm. The church will be open at 6pm. The children should be in school uniform. We hope that all junior children will be able to attend as they have been practising very hard.

Infant nativity performances: Seals, Owls, Kestrels and pm nursery – Wednesday 7th December pm. Otters, Eagles, Falcons, and am nursery – Thursday 8th December am.

Christmas Jumper Day - Friday 16th December children will be able to wear a Christmas top or jumper to raise money for “Save the Children” we ask for a minimum donation of £1.

Christmas lunch – Tuesday 20th December Break up on Wednesday December 21st at 2.15pm. There will be a service at Holy Trinity Church 10am on 21st. The children return to school on Wednesday 4th January.  

Community News Termly Prayer Meeting: Our termly evening prayer meeting is next Monday night December 5 at 8pm at school. Please join us to pray for the school and for your children.

The Richmond Symphonic Concert Band. Will be playing at the Raleigh Road United Church on Sunday 4th December 6.30-8.30. Adults £12, children £6. Tickets available on the door.

Food Bank Vouchers. The Children's Centre in Richmond can offer families 'Food Bank Vouchers' food can be exchanged for the voucher at the Vineyard Church in Richmond. Please contact me if you wish to know more.  

Chaplain’s Corner: Those who look to him are radiant, and their faces shall never be ashamed. Psalm 34:5  

Congratulations Infant sticker charts: Octavio, Lina, Ava, Leo, Sam, Theo, Nina, James, Zac, Frankie, Alex, Scarlett, William, Nahla, Idrees, Maya, Callum and Fionaa.

Junior Certificates: Jago, Kate, Frankie, Wiktoria, William, Abby, Jonah, Max, Nolan, Sonya, Loreto, Damian, Keir, Jasmine, Sebastian, Ella, Nicole, Yu Chen

Attendance: Seal Class                                  Eco: Jaguar Class                    Team points: Wren  

We are SO excited about the Christmas Fair this Saturday. Please make sure you have signed up for your ‘power hour’ on your class stall AND/OR the BBQ. It is always much more fun if you get involved (and your kids love to see you helping too).  

BBQ ROTA: We currently only have 9 volunteers to run BBQ all day – can we do better than this?  It will take a long time for everyone to get fed so PLEASE sign up Dads/Mums. P.S it is near the bar…    

NO PARENTS ALLOWED: Final call for anything that would make good gifts for parents/grandparents. Perfect chance to have a clear out of the present drawer! Plus any old wrapping paper & ribbon. Please leave in Orange Container marked NPA.

THANKS!   CAKES/MINCE PIE MUFTI DAY: Friday 2nd Dec. Please bring in any cakes/mince pies (homemade/shop bought – it all counts) in exchange for the kids wearing mufti on Friday OR make a small donation (£1-£2?) instead which will go towards extra cakes & mince pies!  

SILENT AUCTION is now LIVE – many thanks to the Year 1 parents. Please log on and start bidding.   SO….. in anticipation of Christmas … you all need a TREE!  

CHRISTMAS TREES: The first batch of Christmas trees have ARRIVED ready to be dispatched on Thurs 1st Dec. If you do want a tree before this weekend please email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. & then order online. One of the trees will be outside the office if you want to have a look. The elves will deliver Thurs morning 1st, 8th and 15th Dec.  

FRIDAY MORING COFFEE – HAPPY FRIDAYS! We are loving seeing more & more parents/carers at our weekly Friday morning coffee – it is esp. great to see those who haven’t come before. It doesn’t matter which class you belong to it is a great place if you just want a hot drink and a friendly ear. We do ask 50p donation for drinks just to keep things going. You are all welcome.  

FINALLY: We thought it would be a good moment to remind you just how brilliant you are as a parent community. Here are a few things bought this year with the money YOU have raised: Major Library Refurbishment – pls take a look on Saturday Mini Bus – yes, we are getting a new/2nd hand minibus paid for by PTA Anti-Bullying workshop - visited HT last week, funded by PTA Ping pong tables/Basketball & Netball Hoops/Playground equipment   Plus… social events which are a great chance for us to meet up as a community.

Many thanks to Lisa and Kelly for organizing the brilliant Reception Class disco last Friday.  

Huge thanks as always and we’ll see you all on Saturday 11.30am – 3pm. Your PTA Committee (Julian, Sonia, Kelly, Sandra, Anu, Wolfgang, Leigh, Lisa & Lucy!)