January 18th 2019 Ionawr 18fed

Dear Parents and Carers / Annwyl Rieni a Gwarchodwyr,
January is always considered quite a dreary month, certainly from my point of view, so when a huge white rabbit lands in the school lobby, it certainly adds a bit of much needed surrealism to proceedings! Fortunately other activities like Glan Llyn and the opportunity to make a video promoting CPR as a crucial lifesaving skill have also certainly helped to kick start the year here at Rhos Street so the first month of the year is saved!

Mae mis Ionawr bob amser yn cael ei ystyried yn fis eithaf llwm, yn sicr o’m safbwynt innau, felly pan fydd cwningen gwyn enfawr yn dod i lobi’r ysgol, mae’n sicr y bydd yn ychwanegu ychydig o syrrealiaeth. Yn ffodus, mae gweithgareddau eraill fel Glan Llyn a’r cyfle i wneud fideo sy’n hyrwyddo CPR fel sgil achub bywyd hanfodol, hefyd wedi helpu i roi sbardun i’r flwyddyn newydd yma yn Stryd y Rhos.

Yours sincerely / Yn gywir,

Bryn D. Jones, Headteacher / Pennaeth

Glan Llyn – The pupils have been having a wonderful time at Glan Llyn this week. They’ve taken part in a range of activities, including canoeing, orienteering, raft building and traversing the rope course. What a great experience in the outdoors. See twitter for the full story. Huge thanks to Miss Davies and Mrs Parker for their care of the children.

Netball – Practice for the forthcoming Urdd Tournament will take place on Wednesdays after school from next week. Mrs Davies has organised a squad of willing participants who will need to be Urdd members in order to take part.

Footwear in School – Could I ask for your co-operation in ensuring that pupils wear all black shoes or trainers for school, as per the school uniform. Too many flashy/stripey/multi-coloured trainers have been spotted of late. Many thanks.

Contact Details – If you’ve had a new mobile number over Xmas or had a change in any contact details, please inform the office.

Headlice – Reports of headlice sightings have reached us, so please take a look at your child’s hair and treat accordingly to ensure extermination. Many thanks.

Save a Life Cymru – Our pupils have been working hard this week helping to make a video promoting the impact of CPR on survival rates in a campaign called ‘Save a Life Cymru’ involving North Wales Ambulance, Achub Calon y Dyffryn, SADS UK and the Betsi Cadwaladr Health Board. Thank you for the opportunity Tomos and Julie!

Congratulations – Well done to ex-pupil Charlie Caton who has been selected to represent Wales Football Schoolboys and won his first cap this week. Mr Davis and I are arguing over which one of us can claim responsibility for his success!

Enrichfest 2019 – The school has agreed to take part in an exciting County wide arts project called Wonderland and this week were visited by the White Rabbit to deliver information about lots of competitions and activities we can take part in. Watch this space!

Transition History Workshop – As part of transition arrangements, Year 6 went to Ysgol Brynhyfryd for the morning to take part in a History workshop which focused on Ruthin Gaol.

Hello Harry! – We were delighted when Mrs Lewis visited us this week to show off her new addition to the family, Harry. The staff are now very broody, but I am doing all I can to address this worrying development!!

Twitter – Remember that twitter is regularly updated and is a rolling source of the latest information, news and feedback. If you are not yet a twitter user, then you are able to view our tweets by visiting the school website’s homepage, in order to ensure you don’t miss out! Those of you who have twitter – please be aware if you have locked accounts, the school will be unable to see any of your interactions or messages – it’s not us being rude, honestly!

Elf Dash – The money raised in the Elf Dash in December raised £135.43 towards St. Kentigerns. Many thanks!

Music Lessons – Fees for music lessons are now on Parent Pay. Please log in and look at your account in order to review and make your payments for this term’s lessons.

Frost – Mr Thomas is of course endeavouring to grit the school grounds to make it safe now the cold weather is here. However, please take care on roads approaching the site as they will remain slippery and unfortunately, potentially un-gritted.