March 29th 2019 Mawrth 29ain

Dear Parents & Carers / Annwyl Rieni a Gwarchodwyr,
One of our priorities in the School Development Plan this year has been to develop pupil voice and it’s been a delight to see the pupils take hold of the opportunities they’ve been given and really make themselves heard for the benefit of the school. In this newsletter you’ll read how our Eco-Council is influencing the development of the outdoor areas, while our Year 5 pupils have been teaching other classes in the Creative Project. We’ve also seen a completely pupil led Danceathon taking place today, so we can safely say that this priority is bearing fruit!

Un o’n blaenoriaethau eleni oedd datblygu llais y plentyn ac mae’r disgyblion yn manteisio ar y cyfleoedd. Yn y cylchlythyr hwn byddwch yn darllen sut mae ein Cyngor-Eco yn dylanwadu ar ddatblygiad yr ardaloedd tu allan, tra bod Blwyddyn 5 wedi bod yn addysgu dosbarthiadau eraill yn y Prosiect Creadigol. Rydym hefyd wedi gweld Dawnsathon, dan arweiniad disgyblion yn cael ei gynnal heddiw, felly gallwn ddweud bod y flaenoriaeth hon yn dwyn ffrwyth!

Yours sincerely / Yn gywir,

Bryn D. Jones, Headteacher / Pennaeth

– The Eco Council met with Alan Miley from Denbighshire County Council to discuss and argue the case for a garden area that more reflects their ideas and needs. They want to see it match the consultation plans they were a part of in the planning stage, so are looking for changes! Thanks for your time Mr Miley. Watch this space!

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, has been sent home. We must receive these forms in order to provide these services. If you are yet to return it, please do so. If you need another copy, let us know.

County Eisteddfod – Good luck to our competitiors in the Urdd Eisteddfod tomorrow. All the details are on the letter sent home earlier this week.

Creative Project – Blwyddyn 5 led a session with Blwyddyn 2 this week about The Seasons. They prepared their own PowerPoint to introduce the topic and engage the children. They also taught Year 3 about trees, nature and helped the younger pupils make an animation of a tree.

Cricket Sessions – You can see photos of Year 2’s cricket session this week on twitter. Next week it will be Year 3 and 4’s turn.

Mother’s Day Service – A special Mother’s Day Service, which will recognise the restoring of the bell, will take place at St. Peter’s Church on Sunday 31st March at 10.30am.

Twitter – Lots more pictures and news on twitter as ever. 112,000 views over the last month! @rhosstreet

Danceathon – Today, each class has taken their turn to take part in the Danceathon organized by Jos and Emma in aid of ‘Stand Up To Cancer.’ Thank you for the cake donations and a big thank you to the two girls for their maturity, for co-ordinating so well and their energy!

Earth Hour – This ecologically aware event, takes place this Saturday 8.30 – 9.30pm. We have taken part in years gone by, so please turn the lights out at home during this period and once again, tweet us your photos to share!

Mother’s Day – There have been lots of Mother’s Day activities taking place this week, as twitter will testify. I hope all our Rhos Street School Mothers are suitably spoilt on Sunday!

Big Pedal – The first week of the Big Pedal comes to an end. Please make sure you register your journeys in class. Also tweet any photos of your active travel journeys to school and we’ll share them!

Giggles – We want to thank the PTA for supporting Giggles, as they have funded resources for children’s play. Giggles have purchased two ‘wiggle bikes’ for the Infants and a digital camera filled with games and image screen shots for the Juniors. Diolch yn fawr!

Giggles Survey – The Early Years Wales awards are in being held the Ruthin Castle this year. Please visit the link if you would like to give our resident wrap-around facility, Giggles a nomination!

Tempest – Please send in any orders for photos into school by next Friday.

Year 3 Malawi Links – Blwyddyn 3 have written letters to pen pals in Malawi. Not only do they contain some lovely friendly messages, but they are really well written indeed, reflecting the excellent standards our pupils are recognised for.

Parents’ Evening – Next week, you will receive appointment times for consultations, which will take place week beginning April 8th.

PTA Easter Fair – I’ve attached and tweeted a poster with details of next Friday’s Easter Fair. It’s own clothes again on that day, with chocolate tombola donations kindly requested.

Year 1 Living Classroom Visit – Year 1 had fun in the Living Classroom this week, identifying and estimating the age of different trees, creating artwork using leaves. They had storytime, filled an empty birdfeeder, played pooh sticks and created their own Forest School names.

Dance Eisteddfod – This event takes place on Tuesday from 4.30pm. Letters have been sent home with details and I wish all our competitors good luck!

Ruthin Gala – Good luck to the swimming squad in next week’s gala!

Tennis Open Day – Information regarding an Open Day at Ruthin Tennis Club is on our twitter feed, with free sessions available, to be held on April 6th.