March 2nd / Mawrth 2ail

Dear Parents / Carers,
As you’ll be fully aware, we had to close today because of the snow. I think everybody appreciates it was a necessary step and I hope the pupils are putting the extra free time to good use, making snowmen, throwing snowballs and having a wonderful time. Apologies for the inconvenience that this inevitably causes. With the Cardiff trip next week, I wanted to get a newsletter out today and fingers crossed, the weather won’t from now on disrupt school activities and the building work going on down at Glasdir of course. Have a great weekend, keep warm and stay safe!

Yours sincerely / Yn gywir,

Bryn D. Jones, Headteacher / Pennaeth

Urdd Eisteddfod – Saturday was a long but proud day as every single one of our competitors represented the school with distinction. Scroll down our feed on twitter to see the fantastic results we received. The next round is on March 17th. Dancers have different dates and when they have been rescheduled, I will let you know.

Cardiff Visit – I’m sure there is a little uneasiness among parents and pupils regarding the Cardiff trip next week. Looking ahead at the weather, I’m hoping things will clear enough to ensure that this visit for Years 5 and 6 pupils on Monday to Wednesday next week, remains unaffected. Please refer to the letters sent home this week for full details. I’ll post a copy of the letter on twitter in case it has not reached you. Please ensure your child is on the yard for 7.50am on Monday and hopefully we will have a clear undisrupted visit, because the itinerary is very interesting indeed!

Lead Creative Schools Project – Year 3 began a special project this week with Elizabeth Jones. They are taking advantage of an opportunity provided through an Arts Council of Wales grant and have this week been looking back at their memories of the school. There are lots of photos on twitter of their activities.

Year 5 CSI Project
– Year 5 visited Brynhyfryd this week as part of transition arrangements. They took part in a special CSI Ruthin project and they used scientific skills to solve a terrible crime that took place at their prospective Secondary School.

Money Sense – The Upper Juniors as part of our aim to develop financial education skills, welcomed Mr Monks from Nat West. He ran a special Money Sense session to help them understand financial management.

Chester FC Training Sessions – We will keep an eye on the weather of course, but Years 3 and 4 will be receiving a special football session from Chester FC on Monday afternoon. Wrap up warm!

Library Visit
– Year 4 will visit Ruthin Library on Thursday morning next week to meet, question and listen to the author Damian Harvey. I’m sure it will be a fascinating experience.

Year 4 Family Service – As we had to postpone this morning’s Family Service for Year 4, we have rescheduled for next Friday at 9am. Parents and relatives welcome!

St. David’s Day – The snow didn’t deter our pupils dressing in National Costume, sports kit nor from wearing daffs and leeks yesterday. I hope you all had a lovely St. David’s Day! Cymru am byth!