July 2nd 2021 Gorffennaf 2ail

Dear Parents and Carers / Annwyl Rieni a Gwarchodwyr,

Euro 2020 Art – Thank you for the examples sent so far. I have received completed templates and also outdoor art and look forward to seeing more soon. If pupils just want to just make a design on the template, that is fine. Equally, if they just want to create something outdoors that’s fine too. All participants will receive a small prize!

DMC Summer Camp – Attached to the email is a flyer for Denbighshire Cooperatives summer music camps.

Music Lessons – Last week, I shared a letter for you to register interest in your child receiving music lessons from September. I’d be grateful if you could return them at your earliest convenience. I have attached once again.

Academic Dates 2021-22 – I have also attached a document specifying the term dates and training days next year. At some point during the academic year, there will be an additional day that school is closed, in lieu of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations in June, but I’m told that date is yet to be determined.

Active Travel Survey – Denbighshire is running a consultation about the active travel network. Part of the phase two consultation is about reaching out to schools and families to engage with them about their local areas and their journeys in and out of school plus other trips they may do in their area. This link will take you to the survey in order to participate.

Play Equipment – The new play equipment is looking good and is nearing completion. We will instruct each class individually regarding its safe use.

New Yard – See Twitter for updates on how the new yard is progressing. Quite a lot has been done over the past week!

Staffing News – We approach the end of the year and plans have been finalised for 2021-22. Mr. Davis, Mrs. Davies and Miss Davies will continue teaching Years 6, 5 and 3 respectively. We are looking forward to welcoming Mrs. Mari Lewis back in Year 4 from her maternity leave just before we break for Summer. She is returning for four days a week with Mrs. Jan Hughes teaching on the other day from September. Miss Price will sadly leave us, but I’m delighted she has been awarded another post in Mynydd Isa and they will be extremely lucky to have her on their team! In the Infants, Mrs. Liddy will be with Year 2, Miss Bevan Year 1, Mrs. Bourne Reception plus Eleri & Kelly with the Nursery.

Transition Morning – On Thursday, each class will spend a morning with their new teachers, as part of our transition arrangements.

Sports Days – We are having some mini bubble ‘Sports Days’ with the pupils. We’ll get some photos posted to Twitter so you can get a flavour of what has been happening. Hopefully next year, we can have a traditional Rhos Street Sports Day once again.

Pizza Treat – On Monday, July 12th the canteen will be serving Chicago Town Pizza and doughnuts.

Topsoil Bag – The fruit and veg outside the front of the school is looking fabulous in the Dandy’s Topsoil bag. There’s coriander, tomato, beetroot, peas, strawberry, chard and some lettuce. Please wash anything picked before eating!

Use of the Car Park – Thank you for your patience with the car park situation. Please ensure you follow the signs directing the flow of traffic, in order to ensure such congestion does not compromise the safety of all.

Summer Reading Challenge – Attached to the email, is an image highlighting the forthcoming Summer Reading Challenge. This initiative is something I’m always eager for all our pupils to take part in, but particularly this year in order to keep our pupils reading over the summer break after such a disrupted 18 months of schooling. Your support in facilitating this would be very much appreciated. I will be delighted if you could tweet us about your visits to the library over the summer break.

Ruthin Town FC – Ex-pupil Charlie Caton visited Ruthin Town FC Under 10s last week, to give them some inspiration. Coach Andrew Lewis, shared with me how grateful the club was to Charlie for giving up his time to share his experiences with the children and what an excellent role model he was. He told the players about the importance of working hard, enjoying what you do and being polite as key things in football or indeed life in general. He met current Rhos Street pupils Elliott, Isaac and Kaden who I’m sure will be very eager to follow in his footsteps! Charlie has just started his pre-season training with Shrewsbury Town this week.

PTA Raffle – Many thanks for selling the PTA Raffle Tickets. There are still books available at the office if want any additional tickets. The draw will take place next Friday.

PTA Photos – If you are yet to send in your order form for electronic PTA Photos, then please do so, in order for them to be sent to you by email before the end of term. Many thanks. The order form is once again attached.

PTA Lockdown Hero Medals – The PTA have kindly organised that each of our pupils receives a special ‘Lockdown Hero’ medal, as recognition for their efforts over the last 18 months of the pandemic. They look lovely and we will present them to each bubble next Friday in a mini-ceremony and celebration. Huge thanks to Lucy Purvis for organising this.

Year 6 Summer Bikeability – As the local authority were unable to deliver the Year 6 Bikeability course this year due to COVID-19, an additional course has been arranged for the summer holidays. Please see the attached flyer.

Year 6 Leavers Ceremony – We will hold a brief socially distanced ceremony on the field by Ruthin Town FC, where we normally hold sports day to share hoodies and pay tribute to our departing Year 6 pupils. Parents of Year 6 pupils are invited, but please maintain 2m distance from one another and wear a face covering. This event will take place at 2pm on Wednesday, July 14th.

St Peter’s Church – Year 6 pupils normally attend St. Peter’s Church for a Leavers’ Service along with other local schools. This year, representatives from the church will visit Year 6 in school and present them with a gift.

Students of the Week – Students of the Week are Elliot, Eden, Chima, Eve, Louie, Piper, Nimrod, CharlieG, Rayne, CharlieR, Thea, Romeo, Charly, Mia-Rose, Tommy, Mia, Lily-Mae, Indi, Kemal, Maya, Anna, Tiffany, Ruby, Jason and Lexie. Well done to them all!

Yours sincerely / Yn gywir,

Bryn D. Jones, Headteacher / Pennaeth