July 9th 2021 Gorffennaf 9fed

Dear Parents and Carers / Annwyl Rieni a Gwarchodwyr,

School Meals – The Denbighshire School Catering Service reports it has faced an increase of prices for all major commercially procured food products. In the face of rising prices, the decision has been made to increase the cost of school meals by 20p per day as of September.

End of Year Visits – Despite the continuing restrictions, it has been nice to allow our pupils the opportunity to get out and about in the community at the end of the school year, via visits to local parks and the Living Classroom. You can see photos of these activities on our Twitter feed.

Outdoor Equipment – It’s been fabulous seeing many of our pupils trying out the new outdoor equipment. The climbing wall has now been given the ok for pupils to use and it’s such a relief after all this time to see things beginning to fall into place outdoors.

Sunflower Learning Hub – A flyer for Sunflower Learning Hub’s Summer Club which includes full details, is attached to the email for your attention.

Sports Day Activities – Again, it’s been pleasing that we’ve been able to facilitate Sports Day activities of sorts for our pupils and again, Twitter is the place to go to get a flavour. Soon, the school’s Flickr account will be updated with further galleries.

Sad News – We were extremely sad to hear the news that volunteer and member of the school community for many years, Jacquie McGillan passed away this week following a long illness. Jacquie was a great friend of the school and her input while helping our pupils was always valuable and greatly appreciated. Her grandson Ieuan is an ex-pupil and also a current volunteer and we send our heartfelt condolences to him, to Jacquie’s husband Frank and all the family.

PTA Raffle – Many thanks for selling raffle tickets over the last few weeks. A total of £737 was raised which is amazing! The draw was made today and prizes won are as follows:
Hill and Roberts Hamper – Fletcher & Piper Jones.
Cabin Coffee Shop voucher & Candy Shack sweets – Elliott & Harri Lewis
Nails by Hels voucher – Jo Corfield
Polish Me Pretty voucher – Sian Fordham
Candy Shack voucher – Mark Szabo
Trefor Jones voucher & Prosecco – Steve & Mary Beach
Pick Me Up Kit & Wine – Elaine W
Notice board from Lovingly Made by Lyn – Jodie Pike
State of Distress Pottery voucher & craft tin – Noah Gardner
Yellow Moon plant, Eco Pantri soap & wine – Maz Nield

Huge thanks to the following who have donated prizes. Their generosity is very much appreciated:
Hill and Roberts
Candy Shack
State of Distress
Yellow Moon Florist
Lovingly Made by Lyn
Trefor Jones
Well Street Chemist
Nails by Hels voucher
Eco Pantri
Myddelton Grill
The Cabin Coffee Shop
Polish Me Pretty voucher

PTA Lockdown Heroes – We were delighted to present our pupils with their medals today. The brief ceremonies were followed by a little party accompanied by some music.

Reading Challenge – The pupils have today been a given a bookmark which provides details of this year’s Summer Reading Challenge – ‘Wild World Heroes / Arwyr Y Byd Gwyllt’ Please encourage your child to take part – it’s fun, it’s free and will help keep your child reading over the summer term and ensure they hit the ground running when they return in September. Please tweet us photos of them either at the library or reading their books.

End of Year Reports – End of year reports are being sent home today. I’d be grateful if you could fill the feedback sheet and return it to school next week. You may keep your copy of the report.

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

Students of the Week – Congratulations to Bertie, Sophie, Ayla, Oliver, Aurora, Hugo, all of Blwyddyn 1&2 for being great sports, Jacob, Leon, all of Blwyddyn 4, Isaac, Livvie, Dean and Urte. Well done also to Illy for passing grade 2 on piano!

Goodbye Miss Price – With Mrs. Lewis returning on Monday from maternity leave, Miss Price said a goodbye to Blwyddyn 4 today (although she will be about next week too!) She has, over the last three years had a very varied experience of inspection and two lockdowns but has been a huge part of our success and leaves with our respect and friendship. Mynydd Isa School are lucky to have her and we wish her every success!

Yours sincerely / Yn gywir,

Bryn D. Jones, Headteacher