February 22nd 2019 Chwefror 22ain

Dear Parents & Carers / Annwyl Rieni a Gwarchodwyr,
A refreshed newsletter layout was long overdue, so a bit of a reformat has given it a new look. The content is familiar however, as the many activities that have taken place, as well as news of the further opportunities in the offing following the break are documented below and overleaf, as well as the pictorial evidence of course. We have a fortnight in school before the Urdd Eisteddfod, so the more our competitors learn and practise over the break, the easier it will be after the holidays for them.

Roedd yn hen bryd creu fformat newydd i’r cylchlythyr, ond mae’r cynnwys yn gyfarwydd, gan fod y nifer o weithgareddau a gynhaliwyd, yn ogystal â newyddion am y nifer o gyfleoedd yn dilyn yr egwyl, wedi’u dogfennu isod a throsodd. Mae gennym bythefnos yn yr ysgol cyn yr Eisteddfod, felly y mwyaf y maent yn ei ddysgu ac yn ymarfer dros yr egwyl, y mwyaf haws y bydd hi wedi’r gwyliau iddynt.

Yours sincerely / Yn gywir,

Bryn D. Jones, Headteacher / Pennaeth

Year 4 Family Service – A big thank you to Year 4 for their Family Service this morning, which was based on their class theme – The Romans. They certainly brought this topic to life through their presentations and thoroughly enjoyed preparing and performing. Thank you to Miss Price for her work in preparing the children and also a thumbs up for the fantastic parental support.

New pupil – We were delighted to welcome Charlea to our Nursery Class this week. Our youngest mainstream class, is now at full capacity!

Criw Celf – We have a number of pupils who have been accepted onto the county’s Criw Celf scheme, for able young artists to develop their skills in weekend workshops. Jos, Ruby, Emma, Shan and Daniel will attend a series of art masterclasses at various venues across the county. Classes are taken by professional artists, in a variety of mediums like drawing, inks, metalwork, and felting. Congratulations to them all for being selected.

Achievers – This week’s Students of the Week are Mia, Louis, Meredith, Lucas, Trystan, Melissa, Jenson, Ella-May, all of Year 4, Poppy and LillyJ. Welsh awards went to Daniel, Jack, Cain, Iwan and Georgia. Max also received a 5th Kyu certificate.

Chester FC – I was also delighted to hear that Kody has also been invited to play for Chester FCs U9s. As a big fan of the club myself, it’s great that so many of our boys and girls are being given these brilliant opportunities to further develop their skills.

Happy Birthday – A Happy Big Birthday to Mrs Davies today! Enjoy!!

Creative Project – There was some lovely concentration, collaboration and engagement among Blwyddyn 2 & 5 this week with Elizabeth Jones. An ambitious and successful activity took place in a hall full of pupils, as part of our Arts Council of Wales creative project.

Pancake Races – On Tuesday after the half term, it is Shrove Tuesday and the traditional pancake races will take place in St. Peter’s Church. Information and sponsor forms are to be found on twitter and in the newsletter email.

Pentrellyncymer – A busy first week back involves Year 4’s Pentrellyncymer visit. I very much they all have a wonderful time and enjoy the activities. Please pack in the presence of your child, so that they know what is in the case and where. It makes a big difference and helps their independence! Could all balances be paid via Parent Pay please.

Intergenerational Event – On the Friday morning of the first week back, we will hold an intergenerational event where some of our pupils will host some of the elderly in our community, entertain them, provide them with refreshments and also educate them on how to engage with the digital world.

PC Llinos – Our new liaison officer PC Llinos, made her first class visit to RSS today, discussing the dangers of drugs with Blwyddyn 6. She certainly gave our older pupils some important messages to think about.

Foundation Phase Communication Teddies – From this week, these useful weekly information sheets will be also shared via twitter, so you can all be sure you’re up to speed.

Kitchen Advert – Denbighshire County Council Catering Services are looking to employ a Catering Assistant for 10 hrs per week to help in the school kitchen – initially on a supply basis, but it could lead to a permanent position. The hourly rate is £8.50 per hour. Please contact Ian Kemp on 01824 712125 for further details.

Year 5 CSI Project – Year 5 visited Brynhyfryd this week as part of transition arrangements. They took part in a special CSI Ruthin project and they used scientific skills to solve a terrible crime that took place at their prospective Secondary School.

Art Club – A new block of art club sessions will begin on the first Tuesday after half term. The poster is on twitter and attached to the newsletter email.

Bee Friendly Competition – Our pupils have been taking part in Denbighshire Countryside Services’ ‘Bee Friendly’ Logo Design Competition. The aim of the ‘Bee Friendly’ Logo design competition is to create awareness about the need to protect and enhance local areas for bees and other pollinators. They’ve been making simple but eye-catching designs which if selected, will be used on all ‘Bee Friendly’ sites and publications.

PTA Disco – A big thank you to Lucy and her team for organising two successful discos last week for our Infant and Junior pupils. I think the new arrangements worked extremely well for our new site and everybody seemed to enjoy.

St. David’s Day – Although St. David’s Day will take place during the break; on the Monday we return, we invite the pupils to come in dressed for the occasion. I’m sure we’ll see national costumes, rugby, football shirts, leeks and daffodils aplenty. I’m sure everybody will look magnificent and proud to be part of our Welsh community!

World Book Day – This annual event will take place on Thursday the 7th. As is traditional, pupils can come to school dressed as a literary character, but as ever, there is no pressure to go out and buy costumes. Make it work for you!

Twitter – There’s simply not enough room nor time to include absolutely everything we do in the newsletter, so catch up with photos on all our activities on our Twitter feed, with tweets from the Nursery, Reception, Year 1, The Creative Project in Years 2 and 5, extra curricular clubs as well as Tudor work in Year 3 and Year 5’s French Day. @rhosstreet – 921 followers, 83,000 views over the last 28 days.

Happy Half Term! – Another half term flies by. A lot has been done, with a lot more to do when we return! Have a lovely week, and we’ll see you all on Monday, March the 4th by which time, Spring will be in full swing hopefully.