Mai 19eg / May 19th

Dear Parents and Carers / Annwyl Rieni a Gwarchodwyr,

As you can see from the ever-growing dates for the diary section the calendar is definitely filling up with lots and lots of exciting events, visits and experiences planned in the second half of the summer term. One more week before we take a breath over the half-term holiday and then throw ourselves headlong into the melee.

Reception Family Service

Another lovely family service this morning, this time from the Reception class. The children all looked brilliant in their costumes and spoke and sang beautifully. A huge thank you to all of the Reception-class parents, carers, family and friends for coming along to support and for helping the children with their brilliant costumes, to Mrs. Bourne and her team for all their hard work in preparing the children for their sterling performance and, of course, to the children for their fantastic hard work and (apologies) rip-roaring performance.

Urdd’s Anti-Racism Peace Message
The Peace and Goodwill Message is unique to Wales, and has been delivered annually for 100 years by the young people of Wales, addressed to young people all over the world. The theme for the 2023 Message is Anti-racism. You can view the Urdd Peace and Goodwill Message by following this link: https://www.urdd.cymru/en/peace-and-goodwill/

Party Invitations
We have unfortunately had some children upset recently around party invitations handed out in school. To avoid this upset and distress in the future I would request that, unless every child within the class is to receive an invitation to the party, the handing out of party invitations takes place outside of school. Many thanks for your support in relation to this important, wellbeing-related matter.

Garden Area
Our focus this term has been to move on with our plans for the further development of the garden area. The bushcraft shelter has had a very-recent upgrade, curtesy of Tony Dallolio and is now more than ready for our bushcraft plans later in the term. We will also be working on the development of our sensory garden, built around the focal point of the Olivia rose, donated by governor Pat Astbury, in loving memory of ex-pupil Olivia Alkir who was tragically killed in a road-traffic incident in 2019. We are intending to delineate the garden area to give each class an area to explore and develop their own ideas within. As part of this we are looking to begin a no-dig method to prepare the ground, but as this is ideally actioned in the winter months we are looking for any volunteers who have access to a rotavator and would be able to help us, in this initial stage, prepare the area. If you are able to help with the rotavating please contact me in school. Many thanks.

Dates for the Diary
Monday 22nd May – Kick It Sports
Yr. 3 India Talk
Tuesday 23rd May – Yr. 3 Swimming
Thursday 25th May Chester Football
Tuesday 30th May – Kick-It Sports Half-Term Club 9.00am – 2.00pm
Monday 5th June – Staff Training Day
Tuesday 6th June – Yr. 3 Swimming
Wednesday 7th June Xplore Science Yrs. 1-4
Thursday 8th June – Chester Football Yrs. 2 & 6 pm + After-School Club
Monday 12th June Kick-It Sports Yrs. R – 6
Tuesday 13th June- Yr. 3 Swimming
Wednesday 14th June – New Yr. 3 Transition Session
Thursday 15th June – Chester Football Yrs. 2 & 6 pm + After-School Club
Monday 19th June – Kick-It Sports Yrs. R – 6
Tuesday 20th June – PC Llinos (Police liaison officer) Yrs. N. R & 6
Wednesday 21st June – New Yr. 3 Transition Session
Yr. 6 Ysgol Brynhyfryd Sports Afternoon
Thursday 22nd June – Yrs. 3 & 4 Trip to Xplore Wrexham
Chester Football Yrs. 2 & 6 pm + After-School Club
Friday 23rd June – Nursery Family Service
Monday 26th June – Kick-It Sports Yrs. R – 6
Tuesday 27th June – Sports Day – Foundation Learners am / Juniors pm
Thursday 29th June – Yr. 6 Dangerpoint visit
Yrs. 1&2 Trip to Wizz Kids
Chester Football Yrs. R & 5 pm + After-School Club
Monday 3rd July – Kick-It Sports Yrs. R – 6
Tuesday 4th July – Reserve Sports Day – Foundation Learners am / Juniors pm
Yr. 4 Swimming
Wednesday 5th July – Stay and Play – New Nursery Class Transition Event 1.00pm – 3.00pm
Thursday 6th July – Giggles Trip to Candy Shack
Summer Fair
Friday 7th July – Yr. 6 Transition Day (Ygol Brynhyfryd)
Whole-school ‘Moving-Up’ (transition) morning
Wednesday 12th July – Yr. 6 Leavers’ Service 2.00pm – 3.15pm
Thursday 13th July – Yr. 6 Bikeabiity Day 1
Friday 14th July – Yr. 6 Bikeability Day 2
Tuesday 18th July Yr. 6 Trip to Laser Combat
Yr. 4 Swimming
Wednesday 19th July – End of Term

Additional dates will be added when confirmed.

Radical Reading
Just a quick reminder, and for me and staff also, to take pictures for our ‘Radical Reading’ challenge. Pictures should be of children, and consenting parents please, reading in the most interesting and exciting environment (please keep safe) which will be collected for a display to encourage reading for pleasure in school. Can all pictures please be emailed to andrew.davis@denbighsire.gov.uk

Luna’s Fundraising Walk
Huge congratulations to Luna who finished her 3km fundraising walk on Sunday raising a fabulous £115.00 for Alder Hay Children’s Hospital, an organisation very close to many of our hearts, I’m sure. Luna’s mum Melissa would like to thanks all of the parents, carers, relatives and friends who kindly contributed to Luna’s Just Giving page to reach such a great total, for such a worthy cause. Well done Luna, we are all so proud of you at Rhos St.

Contacting School
In line with GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) can I please remind all parents and carers that contact with school staff should be made through the appropriate channels: the school telephone number 01824 702565, or through my email address: andrew.davis@denbighshire.gov.uk . Contacting staff members through social-media applications, in relation to school-based matters, is a breach of GDPR and risks putting staff members and parents in a possibly compromised situation. Many thanks for your support.

Achievers
No Student of the Week certificates this week, as is traditional on Family-Service days, but we do have some brilliant achievers who wanted to share their achievements from outside of school. Alys shared her Cardiff-gymnastics certificate, Fletcher shared his player of the season trophy and competition medal, Noah shared his triathlon medal, Toby and Jude shared their under-7’s rugby medals and Belle shared her trophy and rosette from the Cerrig show, where she won Supreme Champion for showing. Very well done to all of our outstanding achievers!

Yours sincerely, / Yn gywir,

Andrew Davis, Headteacher / Pennaeth