February 9th 2018 Chwefror 9fed

Dear Parents / Carers,
So, half term already then. Amazing isn’t it? It’s been a short period that has once again flown and the run up to Easter will be equally brief, with lots planned as the diary dates below testify. On top of that you add the move, so I think I’ll go and sit in a dark room for a bit and get my head round it all! Have a great week and see you on the 19th!

Annwyl Rieni / Gwarchodwyr,
Mae’n syndod bod hanner tymor yma’n barod. Mae wedi bod yn gyfnod byr ac mi fydd yr wythnosau hyd y Pasg yr un mor sydyn, gyda llawer ar y gweill fel mae’r dyddiadau isod yn tystio. Ar ben hyn rydym yn symud i Glasdir, felly dwi’n mynd i eistedd mewn ystafell dywyll i geisio hel meddyliau! Mwynhewch yr wythnos a gwelwn ni chi gyd et oar 19eg.

Eco Planting – An exciting eco project was started last week with Year 5. Denbighshire Countryside Service manages a piece of land near the Glasdir estate for wildlife interest and in particular for two priority species, the otter and the water vole – two of the UK’s fastest declining mammals. Our pupils got to plant some trees and wildflower plugs. They will also be responsible for monitoring wildlife at the location with Go Pro cameras and other technology and a hide has been built to help with this.

Twitter – It’s been a busy week on twitter for the school with lots of updates for you to enjoy. We had 51,000 views over the last 28 days! @rhosstreet

Parent Pay – Please refer to the letter sent home to register for our new online payment service, if you have not yet done so. Please note, we will no longer be accepting cheques or cash for dinner money after half term.

Year 3 Swimming – Year 3 will be going swimming on Thursday afternoons after half-term for their block of sessions

Pancake Races – Please see the attached details and sponsor form regarding the annual Pancake Races which take place over half term. The event takes place on Ruthin Square, Tuesday, February 13th from 11.30am. Funds raised go towards Ty Croeso.

Fire Safety – Years 2 and 5 enjoyed some lively and interactive fire safety presentations this week that sent out a strong message. Thank you to the fire service for providing the sessions.

Safer Internet Day – The pupils have been undertaking activities this week to recognise Safer Internet Day. How esafe do you think you are as a parent? Find out how you score in this quiz for parents by answering 7 simple questions. https://www.internetmatters.org/hub/interactive/how-e-safe-are-you-as-a-parent/
Digital Leaders have been appointed in each class and we’ll post a photo of them all next newsletter.

Achievers – Students of the Week were Aiden, Hakeem, Barkley, Beau, Stacey, James, Lily, Iwan and Andrew. Theo received a Welsh award and Katelyn a gym medal.

PTA Charity Status – Good news! The PTA is now a Registered Charity, number 1176984. We continue to raise money for Chromebooks, having already purchased 15 for use in school. We are also asking for businesses to consider sponsoring us. Each Chromebook costs about £200. With each Chromebook, we are buying licenses and a charging trolley to store them. In exchange for a business sponsoring a Chromebook, we will advertise the business on the Chromebook and in our newsletter. If you are interested or you know of someone who may be interested, please get in touch with the PTA (rhosstreetpta@gmail.com), or ask in School. Any help would be hugely appreciated and we are grateful to those who have supported us so far.

Provisional Diary Dates
Feb 19th – School reopens
Feb 23rd – Eco planting
Feb 24th – Urdd Eisteddfod
Feb 26th – Nat West Moneysense session for Years 5 and 6
Feb 26th – Year 5 and 6 Football Sessions with Chester FC
w/b Feb 26th – Parental consultations
Feb 27th – Rev. Stuart visit to speak about butterfly project
Feb 28th – Special Art Project for Year 3 begins
Feb 28th – Year 5 visit to Brynhyfryd
Feb 28th – Year 6 Intergenerational event with Age Connects
Mar 1st – St. David’s Day
Mar 2nd – Year 4 Family Service
Mar 5th-7th – Cardiff Trip
Mar 5th – Year 3 and 4 Football Sessions with Chester FC
Mar 8th – Year 4 Library visit to meet an author
Mar 9th – Rev Stuart takes service
Mar 12th – Juniors Visit St. Peter’s Church
Mar 12th – Year 1 and 2 Football Sessions with Chester FC
Mar 16th – Year 3 Family Service
Mar 17th – Urdd Eisteddfod
Mar 19th – Farewell Event 2.30pm
Mar 20th – Cross Country
Mar 21st – School Closes for Easter (pupils only)
Mar 22nd – Urdd County Dance Eisteddfod (from 4pm)

Bryn D. Jones, Headteacher / Pennaeth