January 11th 2019 Ionawr 11fed

Dear Parents & Carers / Annwyl Rieni a Gwarchodwyr,

Happy New Year to you all! The new term is quickly up and running and I trust everybody had a lovely break and enjoyed the festivities. Eyes now turn to the new challenges of 2019!

Giggles’ CSSIW Inspection – The New Year started positively for our pre-school group as they received their inspection report which was very positive indeed. Congratulations to Anna and her team. We’re also delighted to see Anna back with us at the beginning of this new term after her recent absence.

Class 1 Request – Miss Bevan is asking if Class 1 can borrow any old toys that anybody may have that could be shown to the pupils as part of their new topic, ‘Toys Through Time.’ Examples such as a cup and ball, old teddy bears/dolls, roller skates, train sets, rocking horse, etch a sketch etc. would be ideal.

Achievers – Our first achievers for 2019 include Students of the Week, Umar, Liam, Noah, Kaden, Chloe, Constance and AlexG. Welsh awards went to Nate, AlexD, Charlie, TylerW, Nick and Oscar. Emma received a diamond Blue Peter badge.

Congratulations – We were delighted to hear that Tomos Hughes, from Achub Calon y Dyffryn had been selected for a New Year honour from the Queen. Tomos worked with us along with Julie Starling when we initially launched Shoctober at the school and helped to promote this lifesaving initiative nationally.

St. Peter’s Church Competition – Entries for the Church Bell Logo Competition promoted by Rev. Stuart before Xmas will need to be received in school by Jan14th.
After School Clubs – The latest Art Club commences next Tuesday at a cost of £6 a week for 6 weeks. Please register interest in the office and see the attached poster. Chester FC’s after school club resumes on Thursday at £2 a session.

New Pupils – We were delighted to welcome Lilly, Umar, Liam, Lucas and Chloe to Nursery, Reception, Years 1, 2 & 4 this week. I’m pleased to see they’ve settled well.

PTA Meeting – The next PTA Meeting will be held on Thursday January 17th at 7pm here at the school. All welcome!

School Dinners – The canteen has a new electronic cashless till installed in the kitchen which is now registering all school meals electronically. As per the county policy, please ensure you are not in arrears for dinners as the new system will not allow the canteen staff to serve a full dinner to any pupils with dinner debts.

Canteen Cinema Day – On Monday there will be a themed Cinema Day at lunchtime. The menu includes popcorn chicken, big-screen fries, movie mayo and pick-n-mix cakes.

Yours sincerely / Yn gywir,

Bryn D. Jones,
Headteacher / Pennaeth