March 15th 2019 Mawrth 15fed

Dear Parents & Carers / Annwyl Rieni a Gwarchodwyr,
As you’ll be aware, we’ve been trying to encourage our pupils this academic year to make their voice heard and to step forward in organising activities and also sharing their ideas. We are really seeing the pupils shining as they do so. Our School Council have been very busy organising Comic Relief, our Eco Council have been consulted with on the Community Garden. The engagement shown by nearly all of our pupils has been a pleasure to see through all the many activities we’ve seen since half term. Long may it continue!

Mae’n bleser gwylio’r plant yn awyddus i gael eu llais wedi’w chlywed. Mae’r Cyngor Ysgol wedi trefnu gweithgareddau Comic Relief ac mae’r Cyngor Eco wedi cael cyfle i rannu syniadau am yr Ardd Cymunedol. Mae ymrwymiad y plant i’r amrywiaeth o weithgareddau a fu ers hanner tymor yn bleser i’w weld.

Yours sincerely / Yn gywir,

Bryn D. Jones, Headteacher / Pennaeth

Urdd Eisteddfod – Good luck to our competitors tomorrow. Letters have been sent home with all details for tomorrow. Our musicians performed to the school on Monday and the other competitors had their turn this morning. I am very proud of them all and wish them well, hoping they enjoy competing.

Community Garden Consultation – Our Eco Council met with Vicky from Llanfwrog Community Garden to take part in a wider consultation on how to further develop the site. Last year, our pupils planted a plum tree there, so it was nice for them to get the chance to give further input on how they felt the site should look and how it should be used.

Big Pedal – This national initiative begins on the 25th March. It encourages active travel to school and depending on the level of engagement among our pupils, the school could win prizes. Mr Davis will speak to the pupils about it all on Monday.

Crisp Packet Recycle – The Eco Council have launched a recycling initiative, where pupils can recycle their crisp packets. A special bin has been sourced, with details on it. All crisp packets can be recycled, however popcorn bags, crisp tubes, pretzel bags or meat snack bags can not. Thank you to Megan Williams for the idea.

Year 3 Family Service – Next Friday will be Year 3’s turn to present their Family Service. Parents and relatives are welcome at 9am.

Tempest Photography – On Monday, March 25th, tempest Photography will visit to take individual, family and Class 6 photos. Please let us know if you do not wish your child to be photographed.

Danceathon – Jos and Emma have been organising a Danceathon to raise money for Cancer Research. This will take place on March 29th.

Wonderland – We had some special visitors this week and some of the Wonderland characters gave us a taster performance, as part of the Enrichfest Project taking place across the county. Pupils are also taking part in themed competitions which will whet their appetite for the pop up performance of the story which takes place after Easter.

Twitter – Take a look at Twitter for further photos and information about what has been going on in and around the school, beyond what is shared in this newsletter. The twitter feed is also on the website’s home page.

Flickr – Eira is also updating Flickr, so comprehensive galleries of our activities are uploaded on an ongoing basis.

Mothers Day Photos – The Free Press will be publishing local schools’ Mothers Day pictures on the 20th and 27th of this month, so the Rhos Street efforts will be included on one of those dates.

Comic Relief – This morning has seen the pupils take part in a range of activities, games and competitions all in the name of Comic Relief. Well done to everybody for taking part but special thanks go to Miss Davies and the School Council for their sterling efforts organising the event.

Pancake Races – Thank you to those who collected sponsor money for the Pancake Races. A total of £60 was raised towards St. Kentigerns.

Attendance – Next week, the school will send home a mid year attendance report, which will serve as a useful indicator for parents on their child’s attendance levels in relation to the expected school target.

ICT Permission Forms – A letter and form requesting your permission for us to create log-ins for our pupils to use essential ICT services such as Google Classroom, in order to conform to GDPR, was sent home last week. If you are yet to return it, please do so. Many thanks.

Achievers – Students of the Week were Oscar, Liam, Urte, Shreya, Maha, Stacey, Finley and Caitlin. A Welsh award went to Logan and a good manners certificate to Aiden. A special mention also went to Constance, who has qualified for the pony club national winter triathlon finals in Milton Keynes at the end of March.

Manchester Residential Visit – Year 6 have been provided with a letter which includes details of a forthcoming overnight residential visit to Manchester. I’d be grateful of a swift response, so any remaining places can go to Year 5 pupils.

PTA Meeting – Last night’s meeting was postponed. There will now be a meeting straight after school on Tuesday 19th March to discuss the Easter Fair.

Save a Life Cymru Video – Earlier this year, pupils filmed a video to help this initiative promote CPR. Today, our pupils were involved in filming a Welsh language version. We look forward to seeing the finished videos!

Provisional Forthcoming Dates
Mar 22 – Year 3 Family Service
Mar 25 – Individual Photographs Tempest
Mar 27 – Cricket taster session Years 1 and 2
Mar 29 – Danceathon
Mar 30 – County Eisteddfod
Apr 1 – Tennis taster sessions R through to Year 3
Apr 2 – Ruthin Swimming Gala
Apr 2 – Tennis taster sessions Year 4 through to Year 6
Apr 2 – Dance Eisteddfod
Apr 3 – Cricket taster session Years 3 and 4
Apr 5 – Easter Fair
Apr 8 – Parents Evening Week starts