Mai 27ain / May 27th 2022

Mai 27ain / May 27th 2022
Dear Parents and Carers / Annwyl Rieni a Gwarchodwyr,

Well half term is finally here and the last few weeks have been jam packed with activity from start to finish. It has been a genuine pleasure to see the outdoor areas developing so well and the commitment and dedication from the staff and children has been wonderful to witness. What with the Urdd 100 Yrs celebrations, Platinum Eco-Award, Bronze Cymraeg Campus assessment, not to mention the Platinum Jubilee, no wonder we’re all ready for a few days rest! I hope you all have a wonderful half term and have time to recuperate, all ready for the final push towards summer.

Breakfast Club
We have been a victim of our own success in Breakfast Club and the large number of children in the hall in a morning is, unfortunately, becoming an issue. After discussions with the Governing Body we will be changing some aspects of Breakfast Club from September 2022. From the start of the Autumn term Breakfast Club will open at 8.00am with breakfast being served from 8.00 am until 8.30 am. The doors to breakfast club will close at 8.40 am until the school opens at 8.50 am. School receives funding from Welsh Assembly Government to provide the breakfast, but there will be a daily charge of £1 per child for the childcare aspect of the provision. The funds raised will be used towards additional staffing and resources in Breakfast Club as well as being put towards funding activities, resources and educational visits for the pupils in school. Children receiving free-school meals will receive the childcare at no charge. Families with more than two children will pay a maximum of £2 per day for all of their children to attend.

Lyn Curran Retirement

Today we say a very fond farewell to Lynn Curran our school cook, cleaner and Breakfast-Club stalwart who is retiring after 36yrs dedicated service to Rhos St School. Lynn has been ensuring that the children of Rhos St are well fed for many, many years.. We ambushed Lyn in service this morning to thank her for all her hard work with some cards and gifts and flowers from the staff. The children from the Foundation Phase and Juniors presented her with hand-made cards showing their gratitude for everything she has done for us at Rhos St. Lyn will be greatly missed at school and we wish her a very long and happy retirement.

Parent Governor
We are looking to appoint a parent governor to our great team of governors at school. If you are a interested in becoming a parent governor on the governing body then please complete and return the attached nomination / application and return it to myself by Friday 10th of June. There will be a small number of paper copies available at the school office if any prospective applicants have issues with printing at home. If you wish to discuss any aspect of the post myself and / or the chair of Governors – Mrs Julie Debicka will be happy to arrange a meeting via the school office.

Tesco Tokens
We have been selected for the Tesco Community Grant – blue tokens. Rhos St Garden Area will be one of the options for your blue tokens from the first week of July to the beginning of September. Please think of us if you are in Tesco for essential supplies (red, white or rosé).

Urdd 100
Our 100 years of the Urdd movement celebrations stepped up a gear with the addition of Mr Urdd welcoming everyone to Rhos St. The Yr 1 class also had an amazing time visiting our friends at Ysgol Pen Barras to meet with Mistar Urdd and to enjoy a performance of their Urdd pieces in readiness for the Eisteddfod over the half term holiday. The Yr 1 children produced a lovely Pob Lwc poster for Pen Barras which they have very kindly displayed at the front of the school. With Covid-19 regulations relaxing me genuinely hope that this collaboration is the first of many opportunities for both schools to work closely together.

Platinum Jubilee
The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations at school yesterday were worthy of Her Royal Highness herself. The hall was bedecked in red, white and blue and the children looked fabulous in their 1950s outfits and royal regalia. There were drinks, goodies to eat, dancing and fantastic royal-themed games aplenty. A massive thank you to the staff who organized and managed the whole event so brilliantly.

Teacher-Training Days
Just a reminder that school will be closed on Monday 6th of June and Tuesday 7th of June due to Ruthin Cluster – primary school staff training days. School will reopen for pupils on Wednesday 8th of June.

Our fabulous, if a little distracted, achievers this week are: Chester, Ella, Will, Emiliya, Elsie, Rayne, Sebastian, Romeo, Jacob, Thomas and Maya.
Gwobr Cymraeg went to: Amelia, Thea, Lucas, Myah, Evie, Ethan and Beau. Well done to all of them!

Yours sincerely / Yn gywir,

Andrew Davis, Headteacher / Pennaeth