May 25th / Mai 25ain

Dear Parents and Carers / Annwyl Rieni a Gwarchodwyr,
Our first half term at the new site comes to a close. It’s been a very positive seven weeks, but I think a well-deserved break is in order for all concerned. Enjoy the Bank Holiday and see you on the 4th June!

Daw ein hanner tymor cyntaf ar y safle newydd i ben. Mae wedi bod yn saith wythnos gadarnhaol iawn ond teimlaf bod wythnos o seibiant yn llawn haeddiant! Welen ni chi gyd ar Fehefin 4ydd.

Yours sincerely / Yn gywir,

Bryn D. Jones, Headteacher / Pennaeth

Urdd Eisteddfod – Good luck to our Creative Dancing Group and to Emma in the Eisteddfod on Monday. We were treated to a performance from our dancers this morning and they were excellent. Thank you to Mrs Lewis for all her hard work with them.

Tempest Photography – Could all orders for photographs be sent to school by Friday June 8th please.

Rhos Street Express – Our Newspaper Club, under ther guidance of student teacher Miss Strong published their first edition this week. It can be viewed on our twitter feed.

Swimming Gala – The Vale of Clwyd Swimming Gala will be held on June 5th. Participants have been notified.

Road Safety Conference – Our Road Safety Officers Ella and Josh will attend the annual Road Safety Conference at Faenol Fawr on June 6th.

Cross Country – The Vale of Clwyd Cross Country Competition takes place at the Tennis Club on June 7th. A separate letter has been sent home with further details.

Year 3 Family Service – Year 3 will present their Family Service on June 8th. Parents and relatives are welcome to join with us at 9am. Please come to the hall entrance to the left of main reception..

PTA Quiz – This takes place on June 8th at The Feathers. See the poster sent last week for further details.

Art Club – A new block of Art Club commences after half term, please see the email sent and letter sent home this week.

Personal Details – If you have changed address, telephone number or have had any other change in your personal details that we require notification of, then please inform the school office.

Congratulations – Well done to Xander for achieving grade 5 on his cornet. A superb achievement for one so young!

Ice Cream – Ice Cream Tuesdays recommence in the canteen after half term!

Emailing List – Following the introduction of the new GDP regulations; as a courtesy, we are asking you to fill and return the email permission form sent home today, so that we may continue sending out correspondence electronically to you and to the correct email address. The PTA has also messaged members on the mailing list asking for your consent to remain on it. Please also respond to this request.

Twitter – Much more news and photos from the week are included on our busy twitter page @rhosstreet.

Achievers – Students of the Week went to Isabella, Trystan, Barkley, Isaac, Amelia, Lottie, Flo, Matthew and Ella. Welsh awards went to Maizie, Kian, Holly, Tilly, Alexa, Molly and Jessica. Rugby medals were awarded to Raif and Matthew, as well as Barkley. Gymnastics awards went to Grace, Ruby and Emilie, while Daniel was awarded a swimming medal.

Gabriel Goodman Competition – Congratulations to Ruby and Xander who were selected as the winners in the Gabriel Goodman competition organised and judged by St.Peter’s Church. Rev. Stuart attended our service this morning to share the good news. The two winners have won a day out in London on June 12th!

Art Workshop – Year 4 had a fascinating time in The Craft Centre and the activities certainly got their creative juices flowing! Their work was based on the art of Andrew Logan. They produced a mermaid and a merman and the fruits of their labour will be on display in an exhibition at the Craft Centre at the end of June.

Football Festival – Our Year 3 and 4 team played with spirit, skill and fairness and received some solid results, winning two, drawing one and losing two. Well done to them all.

Eco Planting – An exciting eco project was introduced to all classes this week. Denbighshire Countryside Service manages a piece of land near the Glasdir estate for wildlife interest and in particular for two priority species, the otter and the water vole – two of the UK’s fastest declining mammals. Our pupils got to pot some wildflower plugs and visit the site. They will also be responsible for monitoring wildlife at the location with Go Pro cameras and other technology and a hide has been built to help with this. This is a special partnership between the school and the service with much potential.

Walk to School – Take a look at our twitter feed for photos of the pupils who have taken part in Walk to School week. They were presented with certificates recognising their efforts.

Year 6 Science – Year 6’s Paper Aeroplane Investigation had a spectacular finale. Ella’s plane flew furthest!