Dear Parents & Carers / Annwyl Rieni a Gwarchodwyr,
We’ve hit the ground running this week following the half term break, with many of the seasonal activities taking place, which of course you can read more about below It’s strange to think that twelve months ago, we were beginning to sort and pack everything for the big move, but soon it’ll be the anniversary of our departure from the old building. Time, as ever, flies!
Rydym wedi cael wythnos prysur iawn yn dilyn yr egwyl hanner tymor, gyda llawer o’r gweithgareddau tymhorol yn digwydd, ac wrth gwrs gallwch ddarllen mwy amdanynt isod. Mae’n rhyfedd meddwl deuddeg mis yn ôl, yr oeddem yn dechrau trefnu a phacio popeth ar gyfer y symud mawr. Cyn bo hir fe fydd pen-blwydd ein hymadawiad o’r hen adeilad. Mae amser, fel erioed, yn hedfan!
Yours sincerely / Yn gywir,
Bryn D. Jones, Headteacher / Pennaeth
St. David’s Day – March 1st may well have taken place in the holidays, but we celebrated on Monday in a range of costumes. The children learned about Dewi Sant and much pride in being Welsh and from Wales was seen.
Urdd Eisteddfod – There’s been a lot of hard work this week, as the pupils practise and prepare for the Eisteddfod a week on Saturday. Full details will be sent home regarding times, schedules and locations early next week.
New Pupil – We welcomed Flynn to Year 3 this week. We hope he settles in well to our community.
Intergenerational Session – Today’s session, was unfortunately, postponed.
Pentrellyncymer – A great trip to Pentre took place this week for Year 4 with many activities taking place. They’ll have lots of great memories I’m sure. Thank you to Miss Price and Leanne, for their care of the pupils.
Wonderland – The Denbighshire Enrichfest, ‘Alice in Wonderland’ project continues. Today, Jos read out a special letter from Alice regarding a special visit next week. The pupils have also been invited to take part in a variety of competitions. Watch this space…
Save a Life Cymru – A few weeks ago, our pupils helped to make a lifesaving video and next Friday, they will complete the task again, contributing to a Welsh language version.
Red Nose Day – Comic Relief takes place next Friday, with planned activities including competitions 50p, Red / Superhero own clothes £1, cakes 20p/50p, photo booth 50p, soak Mr. Jones 50p. Donations of cakes would be appreciated.
Vale of Clwyd Football – Our footballers will attend a football festival in Brynhyfryd next Wednesday morning. Good luck to them!
Pancake Races – Well done to those pupils who took part in the pancake races. It was as ever, a lovely community event. The sponsorship money raised will go to St. Kentigerns and I’d be grateful if that could be sent in on Monday.
Danceathon – Jos wanted to raise money for Cancer Research so approached the School Council to hold a Danceathon on March 29th. Details to follow.
Twitter – As stated previously, the Foundation Phase communication sheets are now also to be found on Twitter.
Big Pedal – On the week beginning March 25th, we will be taking part in a national initiative ‘The Big Pedal,’ which encourages active travel to school. We are once again working with Sustrans and more information can be found at https://bigpedal.org.uk/
World Book Day – We had some brilliant costumes this year and I think it was certainly one of the best World Book Days we’ve seen here at the school. It’s a great way to promote a love of books and reading. Well done all!
Creative Project – This week in the Living Classroom, Years 2 and 5 collaborated together, while completing a series of challenges encouraging one another to think creatively as part of our Arts Wales Project with Elizabeth Jones. It was another enriching activity. Yesterday, Year 2 were taught to draw animal body parts and they showed a real attention to detail. See twitter for some great photos.
PTA Meeting – The next meeting is on Thursday 14th March at 7pm at the school. All welcome! Please meet in the main foyer. The focus is to organise the Easter Fair on April 5th. If you are unable to attend the meeting but can help at the fair, please email the PTA at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Head Lice – We have had sightings reported in Giggles, so please could everybody check their child’s hair and treat accordingly please.
Achievers – Students of the Week are Lucas, Isabella, Kemal, Melissa, Joe, Jessica, William and Jack. Welsh awards went to Oliver, Constance, SerenB, Max, Ella and Lottie. Melissa also helped out with an art exhibition.
Drop Off Parking – Please be mindful that the drop off area in front of the school is not a parking bay and it is inconsiderate to leave your car there, stopping other cars from being able to drop off their children and drive on.
ICT Additional Services – Sent home, is a letter requesting your permission for us to create log ins for our pupils to use ICT services such as Google Classroom, in order to conform to GDPR rules. This permission is essential for our pupils to be able to access services on our new Chromebooks, through which we teach ICT at the schools. Many thanks.
Lottie the Bell – Emily, our winner from the Lottie the Bell competition, won an all-expenses paid trip to Loughborough, to see at first hand where the new bell at St. Peter’s Church was made and how. Congratulations once again!
Forthcoming Provisional Dates
Mar 13 – Vale Football
Mar 13 – Wonderland Reading
Mar 15 – Comic Relief
Mar 16 – Ruthin Eisteddfod
Mar 18 – Big Pedal
Mar 22 – Year 3 Family Service
Mar 25 – Individual Photographs Tempest
Mar 29 – Danceathon
Mar 30 – County Eisteddfod
Apr 2 – Dance Eisteddfod