January 25th 2019 Ionawr 25ain

Dear Parents and Carers / Annwyl Rieni a Gwarchodwyr,
Another first this week, as we experienced our first dollop of snow at the new site. Fortunately it’s cleared quite quickly, except of course the collection of snow that formed having slid off the roof! I heard some stories of tricky journeys on the road this week, so I hope you weren’t affected too much by the snowfall.
Profiad cyntaf arall yr wythnos hon, wrth i ni brofi ein cawod cyntaf o eira ar y safle newydd. Yn ffodus, mae wedi clirio’n eithaf cyflym, ac eithrio wrth gwrs y casgliad o eira a ffurfiodd wedi llithro oddi ar y to! Clywais rai straeon o deithiau anodd ar y ffordd yr wythnos hon, felly rwy’n gobeithio na chawsoch chi ormod o drafferth yn yr eira.

Yours sincerely / Yn gywie,

Bryn D. Jones, Headteacher / Pennaeth

Dydd Santes Dwynwen – The children wore red to school today as we recognised St Dwynwen’s Day, which is of course, Wales’ patron saint of love. We heard the story of Dwynwen and the money raised will go towards Denbighshire’s fund to stage the 2020 National Urdd Eisteddfod.

Mobile Phone Concerns – I was very concerned to hear reports this week, regarding sightings of parents using their mobile phones while driving in the car park. Neither school is aware of who is responsible, but both are united in stating how unacceptable and dangerous this is, putting members of the school community at great risk.

Dog Dirt Initiative – The school has been invited to send representation to a council meeting, discussing this unfortunate blight on our pavements. Hopefully our pupils can make a difference.

Lead Creative School Activities – Our project restarts next week and will initially involve Years 2 and 5. There will be lots to see on twitter next week, showcasing the fine work Elizabeth Jones will be facilitating among the pupils.

Achievers – Lots of achievers this week and they included Students of the Week, Poppy, Sol, Daniel, Cadie, LillyH, Ben, Cai, AlexD, Theo and Thomas. Welsh awards went to Charlie, Lily, Daniel, AlexG, Archie, RubyJ, Will, Amelia, Eve, Xander, Shreya and NoahG. Max received a Karate certificate, Issy a swimming certificate and Gymnastics awards went to Emily and Holly. Finally, dance exam certificates were shared with Emma, Holly and Seren.

Sportzone – I’ve tweeted and attached a poster online highlighting activities at the leisure centre over half term and the Easter break.

Twitter – See twitter for photos of Nursery activities as well as other activities since Christmas.

Trailfit – I’ve also tweeted and attached details online of Trailfit – an opportunity to take part in keep fit activities beginning outside the school gate.

Year 5 Family Service – This takes place next Friday at 9am. Parents and relatives are welcome to attend!

Provisional Diary Dates
Jan 29 – Lead Creative Schools Project starts in Year 5
Jan 29 – Dog Dirt Initiative in County Hall
Jan 31 – Publication of Estyn Report
Jan 31 – Lead Creative Schools Project starts in Year 2
Feb 1 – Year 5 Family Service
Feb 7 – Urdd Netball
Feb 8 – Welsh National Music Day
Feb 19 – PC Llinos to Year 6
Feb 22 – Year 4 Family Service
Feb 22 – Half Term
Mar 4 – School re-opens
Mar 4-5 – Pentrellyncymer Year 4
Mar 5 – Ruthin Pancake Races
Mar 15 – Year 3 Family Service
Mar 16 – Urdd Eisteddfod
Mar 30 – County Urdd Eisteddfod
Apr 2 – Urdd Dance Eisteddfod
Apr 5 – Year 2 Family Service
Apr 12 – Easter Holidays

Urdd Eisteddfod – It’s that time of year again and today I have shared recitation pieces, informed pupils of the possible competitions and now am hoping to make a list of pupils who are eager to grasp the opportunities offered through the Urdd Eisteddfod. Please be aware that all pupils competing in any competitions over the next couple of months will need to be Urdd members by February 8th, in order for me to electronically register each competitor into the correct competition. So long as I have all the information regarding the competitions pupils want to enter, I will do all the registration admin so long as the pupils are members. All instrumental entrants will need to provide details of the pieces they are playing including composer and publisher.