September 14th 2018 Medi 14eg

Dear Parents and Carers / Annwyl Rieni a Gwarchodwyr,
The first full week comes to an end for the pupils and I am very pleased to see how all classes have slipped seamlessly back into the groove. Our arrangements in Year 6 are working well and the Nursery Class continue to settle with very little fuss. This augurs well for a very good year indeed!

Daw yr wythnos cyfan cyntaf i’r disgyblion i ben. Mae’n bleser gweld pawb wedi dod yn ol i’r arfer yn syth. Mae trefniadau Blwyddyn 6 yn gweithio yn dda ac mae’r dosbarth Feithrin wedi setlo heb unrhyw ffws na ffwdan! Mae’n argoeli’n dda ar gyfer blwyddyn llwyddiannus!

Yours sincerely / Yn gywir,

Bryn D. Jones, Headteacher

Make Some Noise – The Denbighshire Music Cooperative visited to hold a special concert showcasing their lessons. Thank you to them for a lively enjoyable session which I’m sure has piqued the interest of many, where taking up music lessons is concerned.

New Staff – It’s been a pleasure to welcome new staff who will be supporting us for this academic year. Mrs. Jan Hughes has joined us to work alongside Mr. Davis, teaching our Year 6 pupils. Mrs. Shanny Parker has also come on board to support pupils in the Juniors. We hope they very much enjoy working with us this year and being valuable members of our team.

Extra Curricular Clubs – Clubs will run as follows:

Morning Assembly – Thank you to Reverend Stuart for leading our assembly this morning. He talked about building the future and gave Ffion a 30 second challenge to build a model from some Lego. The construct was called ‘Choo Choo!’

Achievers – Students of the Week were Max, Daisy, Kemal, Cadie, Maya, Alex, Charlie, Ffion and Jocelyn. Welsh awards went to Connie, Caitlin and Lily. A cricket trophy and medals went to Tyler, another triathlon trophy to Nate and a pony riding certificate and rosette to Casi.

Criw Celf – Daniel, Emma and Jocelyn took part in the ‘Criw Celf’ initiative over the Summer Holidays. This is an opportunity for talented artist to attend sessions to develop and express their skills. They received a certificate as recognition. Well done!

PTA News – The AGM took place this week. Our new Chair is Lucy Purvis, with Jayne Mayers stepping down to be Vice-Chair. Sarah Hughes becomes treasurer, with Jenny Johnson remaining as secretary. We thank the committee for their fantastic work last year and look forward to further successful activities this year. See the dates overleaf for forthcoming activities.

Tesco Bags of Help – Newyddion Da! Great news! The PTA has successfully applied to be part of the Tesco Bags of Help Grant Scheme . You can vote with your blue tokens in the Ruthin store during September and October! Please spread the word and help us secure funding for more much needed Chrome Books!

Walk and Cycle Consultation – Staff from Denbighshire County Council’s Road Safety team will be at the school on Monday 17th September to discuss proposals to improve the walking and cycling routes on the Glasdir Link Road. Parents are invited to view plans and discuss any concerns that they have with officers between 7.45am and 9.15am and from 2.30pm to 3.30pm.

Drop Off Zone – Please do not use the drop off zone and leave your car unattended. It can cause congestion and frustration. There are plenty of car park spaces if you need to leave your car.

Kerbcraft – The first Kerbcraft session for our Year 2 pupils is next Thursday.

Reading Challenge – We gave out many more certificates today and hope to do the same next week! Please support your child in completing the challenge.

Music Lessons – Could all pupils having music lessons remember their instruments if they are at home.

Applications for Nursery, Reception and Secondary – You will be able to apply online for Nursery and Reception places for the 2019-20 academic year from October 1st. The Nursery deadline is 22/02/19 and Reception deadline is 23/11/18, Secondary places can be applied for already, with the deadline on 9/11/18.

New Nursery – Here are our 30 Nursery pupils, at the beginning of their educational journey here at Rhos Street School! They are settling brilliantly!

September 7th / Medi 7fed

Dear Parents and Carers / Annwyl Rieni a Gwarchodwyr,
Welcome to another new academic year. I hope you have had a good Summer and have enjoyed holidays, visits and activities. As I traditionally ask in this first newsletter, please take a moment to read the information below, to help ensure that all runs smoothly here from the outset. I look forward to a busy and successful year here at Rhos Street School and once again wish the children well as they embrace new challenges and opportunities

Croeso i’r flwyddyn academaidd newydd. Mi fydd yn flwyddyn lle rwy’n siŵr y byddem i gyd yn gweithio gyda’n gilydd mewn partneriaeth er lles ein disgyblion. Gobeithio eich bod wedi mwynhau’r gwyliau. Cymerwch eiliad i ddarllen y wybodaeth isod, er mwyn helpu i sicrhau bod popeth yn rhedeg yn esmwyth o’r cychwyn cyntaf. Rwy’n edrych ymlaen at flwyddyn brysur a llwyddiannus yma yn Ysgol Stryd y Rhos ac yn dymuno’n dda i’r plant, wrth iddynt gymryd mantais or sialensau a’r cyfleoedd o’u blaenau.

Yours sincerely / Yn gywir,

Bryn D. Jones, Headteacher / Pennaeth

Achievers – Students of the week included new pupils Ryan, Charly, Lily-Mae, Shreya, Archie, Ruby, Shân, Max and Ella. A huge welcome to all! Other class winners were William, Benjamin, Stacey and Leo. Welsh awards went to Annie and Morgan. Certificates went to Ffion for dancing, Lily for trampoline and Llinos for Funstars. Nate won a triathlon trophy.

Twitter – Twitter has increasingly become one of the main modes of communicating information across the world and the school’s account @rhosstreet has become a highly useful and very popular tool to share information, photographs and particularly any updates that need to be shared urgently regarding school business. I would highly recommend, if you are not already a twitter member, that you join and follow our account, to help you keep abreast of the latest news.

Further Lines of Communication – If you wish to receive the newsletter by email, then please let us know. Parents of all Nursery pupils and new pupils should have received forms for them to specify how they would like to receive the newsletter. Remember that the school’s news and more can be found by logging on the school website at www.rhosstreetschool.co.uk, As mentioned earlier, up to date snippets and photos, as well as general nonsense can also be accessed by following our Twitter account www.twitter.com/rhosstreet. Photographs of activities can also be viewed on our Flickr page through a link on the website’s homepage. The PTA Facebook page is another source of important information. Links to all of the above can be found on the website.

Medical Information – If there is any medical information that you need to share with us regarding your child, then please do so, as a matter of urgency, so that we may update our records.

Personal Information & Contact Details – If you have recently changed your address, mobile telephone number or any other details, could you please inform us, so that we may update our records accordingly. Many thanks.

A Healthy School – We strive to promote healthy eating and make our school ever healthier. We do not permit children to eat crisps, sweets, chocolates or biscuits during break times. Snacks offered to them in school will be a range of healthy balanced snacks, as will be the case in Breakfast Club. Children are also encouraged to bring healthy foods in their lunchboxes. I’d be grateful for your co-operation in helping us to promote the well-being of pupils in this way.

Annual Report Feedback Sheet – If you have not yet done so, could you please fill and sign your child’s report feedback sheet and return it to school next week.

Safe Travel Routes Consultation – Staff from Denbighshire County Council’s Road Safety team will be at the school on Monday 17th September to discuss proposals to improve the walking and cycling routes on the Glasdir Link Road. Parents are invited to view plans and discuss any concerns that they have with officers between 7.45am and 9.15am and from 2.30pm to 3.30pm.

Morning Handover of Pupils – Now the full time pupils in the Foundation Phase, particularly those in the Reception Class have had this week to settle into their new surroundings, we will revert to the handover arrangements in the Summer term where pupils are passed on to staff at the gate and guided independently into the Foundation Phase play area. Please remember, the top gate is for Nursery and Giggles parents and the bottom gate for Reception upwards. Many thanks for your co-operation.

PE Kit and School Uniform – May I please remind pupils that the Rhos Street PE kit is a plain white t-shirt, black shorts, black/white/grey socks, ‘subtly’ coloured trainers for Juniors and pumps for Infants. Black tracksuit bottoms are permitted in colder weather. Please ensure that your child complies with this uniform. Could you also ensure that pupils’ names are written/sewn onto school uniform, so that we can return any misplaced garments to the correct owner. Finally, may I also remind pupils that jewellery and nail varnish are not permitted. Once again, I ask for parental support in ensuring that the pupils comply with these wishes. Many thanks.

Dinner Arrangements – Denbighshire County Council have, as of this academic year, changed their policy regarding payment of dinner money. Dinners must now be strictly paid in advance and the kitchen is not permitted to serve their set meal to any child whose parents hold a dinner debt. Now that we are on ParentPay, this new system should run extremely smoothly with your anticipated co-operation. The cost of lunches is now set at £2.20 per day or £11 for the week.

Music Lessons – These restart next week and if you are still yet to settle payment for last year’s lessons, then we’d be grateful if you do so at your earliest convenience.

Summer Reading Challenge – There are still some pupils who have not completed / started the challenge; however it’s not too late, as the initiative does not finish for a little while yet. I am very eager for all pupils to complete the challenge, so ask for your support in ensuring that this is the case. This year, medals and certificates are handed out at the library on completion of the challenge. Please send in all certificates next Friday for a group photo!

Attendance Procedures – As a school, we are committed to working with and assisting parents in promoting the regular and punctual attendance of all pupils. Denbighshire Council are committed to implementing a consistent county wide policy for attendance. Absences for sickness upwards of 10 days will trigger a support process. Absences are of course fully authorised if your child is genuinely unwell. There are also special circumstances for absence, which if appropriate, we are of course content to authorise. If your child is ill, please inform us on the day by email, or telephone call. If we have not been notified why your child is absent, for safeguarding purposes, we will telephone to confirm. Each absence needs to be explained in full; otherwise it will go on record as being unauthorised.

Denbighshire has also decided that holiday absence is no longer authorised. Unauthorised absences upwards from 5 days, will trigger a warning letter and upwards of 10 days may invoke a fixed penalty notice. If you do decide to take your child out of school, please call in the office and ask to talk to myself, so that we may discuss the request. Please see the attached Denbighshire letter.

Punctuality – As part of the ongoing priority of improving attendance, we also focus on encouraging parents to make every effort in ensuring their children are punctual and are on the yard to line up at 9am each morning. This avoids disruption to theirs and other children’s education. I hope that we can count on your support in achieving this end at the beginning of the new academic year. I also wish to clarify that in order to ensure consistency, the Denbighshire policy is that latecomers will marked late up to 9.30am. However at 9.30am, the registers close and children arriving late after this time will be marked absent on the register.

Giggles – Giggles Daycare has availability offering affordable rates of childcare. Giggles is open from 8.30am – 11.30am at £10 and a full day to 3.15pm for £20.
After School Club is available for all children aged from 3 years at the cost of £5.00 per hour. There is funding available for 3 year olds to attend for free (conditions apply), to encourage more children to attend pre-school to improve their socialisation and learning. Please see the attached poster for further details and call into the office or see Anna if you have any further enquiries.

PTA AGM – This will be held on Tuesday 11th September at 3.30pm here in school. All members of the school community are welcome to join us.

Art Club – Please see the letter and poster sent home for Art Club, which resumes next week.

At the end of week one… – We had 30 Nursery pupils join us this week, which is the biggest intake we’ve had in my experience. They have settled so well and deserve a pat on the back! I must praise Eleri, Kelly and staff for helping them find their feet too! Nine other pupils have joined other classes and they have also fitted in very well. A big welcome to all the new members of our school community!

July 20th / Gorffennaf 20fed

Dear Parents and Carers / Annwyl Rieni a Gwarchodwyr,
We reach the end of an historic year, which has seen the school community successfully manage the transition between the old and new site. What is most pleasing to me is that despite the change in location and facilities, it still feels like it’s the same school, with the same values, same ambitions and the same community at its centre. As we move forward into the future, this confirmation at the end of our first term off Glasdir Road gives me great confidence that we can face the challenges of the coming years with enthusiasm, pride and determination to continue the good work that goes on here. Have a great Summer and see you in September.

Yours sincerely / Yn gywir,

Bryn D. Jones, Headteacher / Pennaeth

Year 6 Leavers – Best wishes to our Year 6 leavers. They treated us to a fabulous Leavers’ Service, full of humour, enthusiasm, talent and humiliation. Huge thanks to them all and to Mr. Davis for his Machiavellian preparations! It will be strange in September not to have them here with us, but I’m sure they’ll settle well in their new surroundings.

Reading Challenge – It was a pleasure to welcome Llinos from the Library Service this week. She outlined what this year’s Reading Challenge involves. Mischief Makers is the title and they are asked to visit three times and read at least six books. Please support your child in completing the challenge this summer.

Musical Showcase – Thank you to our musicians and rock choir for their performances on Monday evening. It was lovely to give everybody the opportunity to show off their skills. We heard pianists, drummers, violinists, guitarists, woodwind and brass. It was a real treat and it was great to hear the choir sing with such enthusiasm. Here’s to more musicianship next year!

Water Fight – The Year 6 water fight has now become a tradition and there was much merriment as the pupils drenched poor Mr Davis. I’m sure he gave as good as he got!

Thank You Karina – We were sad to hear this week that the school crossing patrol service had been discontinued outside the new site. We showed our appreciation to Karina this morning, thanking her for keeping us safe over recent years. Come rain or shine, she always crossed the school community with good cheer and a smile. Thank you Karina!

100% Attendance! – Much deserved awards of chocolate were shared with our 14 pupils who achieved 100% attendance at Rhos Street this academic year. Well done to Katie, Emma, Georgia, Morgan, Alexandros, Teddy, William, Seren, Benjamin, Ben, Barklay, Thomas, Alys and Willow.

School Dinners – A change in Denbighshire’s School Meal policy indicates that all school meals must be paid for in advance from now on. The new price is £2.20 or £11 for the week.

PTA – Huge thanks to Jayne and her team for all their fundraising efforts this year with the PTA. It is very much appreciated.

Rugby – Please see the attached poster regarding Ruthin Rugby’s forthcoming Registration Day.

Back to School – Although it irks me to mention the new term before the holiday has even started, may I just confirm that the school will reopen to welcome the pupils back on Wednesday, September 5th.

July 13th / Gorffennaf 13eg

Dear Parents and Carers / Annwyl Rieni a Gwarchodwyr,
There is light at the end of the tunnel. With a week left of the busiest of years, we ready ourselves to say good bye to Year 6 and each teacher of course will spend their final few days with their class before they move up. Reports go out and the list of boxes to tick before end of term grows ever smaller, while the list for September already grows!

Mae golau ar ddiwedd y twnel. Gydag wythnos i fynd ar ôl y prysuraf o flynyddoedd, rydym yn barod i ddweud hwyl fawr i Flwyddyn 6 a bydd pob athro wrth gwrs yn treulio eu dyddiau olaf gyda’u dosbarth cyn iddynt symud i fyny. Mae adroddiadau’n mynd allan ac mae’r rhestr o flychau i dicio cyn diwedd y tymor yn lleihau, tra bod y rhestr ar gyfer mis Medi eisoes yn tyfu!

Yours sincerely / Yn gywir,

Bryn D. Jones, Headteacher / Pennaeth

Attendance – While we are delighted with our pupils’ achievements this year in their assessments and tests, one area which has taken the shine off this success, is the fact that our attendance has dipped this year. This is partly because of an increase in the amount of holidays taken by families in school time. However, additionally, there has also sadly been an increase of instances where parents have kept their children off school out of convenience, without there being a sufficient reason to do so. Not only is missing school going to directly impact on your child’s education, but the school will also be judged unfavourably for its attendance decreasing. Going forward, may I appeal to you all, in the interest of our pupils and the reputation of the school, that you consider carefully the impact on your child’s education if you are thinking of taking your child out of school and also, if they are not sick and are fit and well, that you under no circumstances keep them off school in future. A school is fully dependent on the support of its parents, so your co-operation here from now on, would be greatly appreciated.

End of Year Reports – End of year reports are being sent home today. I’d be grateful if you could fill the feedback sheet and return it to school next week. You may keep your copy of the report. The report is comprehensive, however, if, having read your child’s report, you feel that there is a need to discuss it further, then please inform us on Monday morning, so that we may arrange an appointment with your class teacher. Included with the report is attendance data and National Test results for Year 2-6. Year 2 and 6 will also receive their end of Key Stage Assessment Results.

Nursery and Giggles Family Service – It was certainly a treat to get to watch Giggles & Nursery’s Family Service this morning. In a packed hall, they worked through an extensive repertoire of mini beast songs, poems and nursery rhymes and everybody had a smile on their faces. Thank you to Eleri and Kelly, to Anna and her team for their work. We have some bright stars for the future among our youngest pupils.

Year 6 Trip – Year 6 are always fortunate to get to go on a trip that’s a bit different before they leave and this year was no different, with a highly enjoyable time had by all in Llangollen, paddle boarding.

Shoctober 2018 – As one of the lead schools taking part last year we are delighted to help out in promoting this year’s Shoctober event, encouraging more schools to take part and raise money for an AED.

Achievers – Students of the Week are Nursery and Giggles pupils, Sophia, Caitlin-Rose, Emma, Edan, Rebecca, Ruby, Maya, Finley and Liam. Welsh awards went to Katie, Kieran, Finley and Casi. Certificates went to Ffion, for piano;,to Seren, Llinos and Ruby for swimming. Isaac had a football trophy and Xander a lovely trophy for being awarded Denbighshire’s Primary School Music Pupil of the Year for playing the cornet so well.

Uniform Recycle – Please see the attached poster regarding this new initiative.

Ruthin Civic Association Visit – It was a pleasure to welcome and entertain members of the Ruthin Civic Association on a guided tour of the new site this week. A tree was planted to recognise the occasion.

Musical Showcase Concert – We look forward to giving our instrumentalists the chance to show off their skills in a concert after school on Monday. Remember your instruments!

Reading Challenge – The Library Service will visit next week to discuss the Summer Reading Challenge, which we of course expect our pupils to be committed to taking part.

Leavers’ Service – Year 6 will hold their Leavers’ Service in the hall on Wednesday at 1.30pm. Parents and relatives are of course welcome.

Dinner Money Next Year – Dinner money from September will increase to £2.20 per day.

Return of Instruments – Could any pupils discontinuing lessons at the school next year, plus of course our Year 6 leavers, please return their instruments to the school.

Living Classroom – Our living classroom is a resource that we are hugely excited about and are keen to protect. While we are eager to allow members of the school community, including parents to find out more and have the chance to see the fantastic potential of this place after the Summer; may I ask the pupils to respect the site by not visiting or taking anybody there out of school in order to ensure it remains in good order, private and in the condition we want it to remain going forward. Many thanks. We will organise an opportunity for all to view this resource in the Autumn Term.

Canteen Seaside Day – On Wednesday there will be a seaside themed lunch, including fish and chips, ice cream and cold drinks.

Payment of Monies – It would be really helpful and we’d be really grateful if you could ensure that all outstanding debts are settled on Monday, so we can get everything sorted by the end of term. This includes dinners, music lessons and any payment for trips. Your cooperation would be very much appreciated.

July 6th / Gorffennaf 6ed

Dear Parents and Carers / Annwyl Rieni a Gwarchodwyr,
There is proper World Cup fever this weekend. It’s quarter final time and it’s been funny to hear a buzz in the corridor about the fantastic matches we’ve been treated to this week. There was also a World Cup themed tournament this week for Years 3 and 4 in Chester. What a fantastic partnership this has turned out to be with Chester FC and I’d say that even if I wasn’t a fan of the great club!

Mae cwpan y byd ar flaen tafod pawb. Mae’r plant y siarad gyda cyffro yn y coridorau! Roedd cystadleuaeth Cwpan y Byd i blant Blwyddyn 3 a 4 yr wythnos yma yng Nghaer. Mae wedi troi allan yn bartneriaeth gwych ac mi faswn yn dweud yr un fath, hyd yn oed os na faswn yn gefnogwr!

Yours sincerely / Yn gywir,

Bryn D. Jones, Headteacher / Pennaeth

Music Showcase – Our instrumentalists will perform after school on Monday, July 16th (note the new date) The rock choir will also sing. It should be a great occasion. All welcome! 3.30pm

New Nursery Parents and Transition – We were pleased to welcome new Nursery parents this week for a chat and our new pupils today for our transition day. Here’s to a long and fruitful partnership. All classes moved up to be with their new teachers this morning! Exciting times!

Year 6 Trip – Year 6 are off to Llangollen on their trip next Tuesday. It should be an action packed day. Could all payments be made via Parent Pay promptly please.

Year 2/ 3 Transition – Parents of Year 2 pupils are invitied at 9.15 am to join with us in a special transition session next Thursday.

Family Fun Day – See the attached details regarding a Family Fun Day in Ruthin on July 29th

Outstanding Monies – Could all payments for trips, music and dinner be paid as soon as possible.

June 29th / Mehefin 29ain

Dear Parents and Carers / Annwyl Rieni a Gwarchodwyr,
It promises to be a very Summery Fair this week and I hope everybody has a fantastic time. It begins at 3.30 on Friday until 5pm. The children have been busy, extending their financial management projects, fitting the preparation of a stall once again into their busy schedule. It is a very worthwhile exercise which gives the handling of money real purpose.

Mae’n mynd i fod yn Ffair Haf heulog iawn. Mae’n dechrau am 3.30yh tan 5yh. Mae’r plant yn brysur gyda’u prosiectau rheoli cyllid ac mae’n weithgaredd gwerthfawr iawn sy’n rhoi pwrpas real wrth ddelio gyda arian.

Yours sincerely / Yn gywir,

Bryn D. Jones, Headteacher / Pennaeth

Sports Day – We had a successful first Sports Day at the new site. Both events were concluded swiftly in the baking heat and the children gave their all, supported one another and behaved well. It was great to see so many of the school community enjoying the sunshine. Thank you to all the staff for facilitating the smooth running of the event, to the PTA for the refreshments and to Tomos for the generator. The Blue Team were victorious in the Foundation Phase and the Red Team in the Junior event. Well done to everybody. I doubt there will ever be a hotter Sports Day!

Llangollen Trip – On Tuesday, Years 1 and 2 visit Llangollen’s Eisteddfod. They set off at 8.45am, so please ensure the children are in school by then. They will return at 3.30pm and require a packed lunch, lots of drinks, a hat, sun cream applied and no more than £5 spending money. The Arts Council of Wales grant has helped fund this activity.

Reception Family Service – We had a marvellous Family Service from the Reception Class who shared their love of books and literary characters with enthusiasm, charm and good humour. They certainly wowed the parents and relatives present and looked magnificent in their costumes. Thanks to Mrs Bourne and her staff for their hard work preparing the children.

Lost in Art – Year 5 pupils had a very worthwhile experience at the Craft Centre in The Lost in Art project where pupils get to work on art projects in conjunction with people suffering from dementia. They have all been trained to be Friends of Dementia and we are grateful of the opportunity to be involved in a fabulous community project like this.

Outdoor Learning – Since we have been able to take advantage of the outdoor classroom at our new facilities, the Foundation Phase pupils are having some wonderful experiences outdoors.

Music Showcase – On Friday, July 13th, we will hold a Music Showcase straight after school, for our musicians who have lessons on site. Our Rock Choir will also sing a few numbers and we warmly welcome parents to enjoy the many talents among our pupils.

Parking – If you are parking in residential areas when you drop off your children, please park thoughtfully and help us keep relations positive with our new neighbours. Many thanks.

Year 3 and 4 Football – On Wednesday next week, Year 3 and 4 pupils take part in a World Cup themed tournament in Chester, run by our partners Chester FC. Could parents of those selected please confirm if they are available to help with transport. Please refer to the letter sent home.

Year 6 Transition – Year 6 have been to Brynhyfryd this week for a PE afternoon as part of transition arrangements with the Secondary School.

Art Project – Next week will see all full time classes work with Elizabeth Jones as she concludes her successful creative art project for this academic year.

Meeting for new Nursery Parents – We welcome new members to the school community this week. Parents of our 30 new Nursery pupils joining us in September, visit on Monday for their first meeting.

Transition Day – Next Friday is Transition Day, so for the morning, the pupils will visit their new classes for the next academic year.

Music Tuition Payment and Lessons Next Year – Please see the attached letter regarding music lessons for 2018-19. Also, parents of pupils having lessons this year should refer to the letters sent home which specify the exact amount needed to be paid on Parent Pay for music lessons.

June 22nd / Mehefin 22ain

Dear Parents and Carers / Annwyl Rieni a Gwarchodwyr,
With a week gone at the World Cup, I hope each class has been following the teams they’ve been given to keep an eye on. There’s a real sense of industry and activity at the moment with trips, visits and projects being tackled aplenty. One notable project, is one all classes are preparing in advance of the Summer Fayre, sorting out a stall as part of their financial management work.
Gyda wythnos wedi mynd yng Nghwpan y Byd, gobeithio bod pawb yn dilyn y timau y maent wedi cael i gadw llygad arnynt. Mae yna ymdeimlad o ddiwydiant a gweithgarwch yma ar hyn o bryd, gyda theithiau, ymweliadau a phrosiectau yn cael cymryd lle. Un prosiect nodedig yw un mae pob dosbarth yn paratoi, cyn y Ffair Haf, i drefnu stondin fel rhan o’u gwaith rheoli ariannol.

Yours sincerely / Yn gywir,

Bryn D. Jones, Headteacher / Pennaeth

Girls’ Football Festival – Our two girls’ teams had an enjoyable and busy morning at the Football Festival in Denbigh. We are very grateful to Chester Football Club for their input and support today as well as over recent weeks. They’ve given girls’ football at the school a real boost.

Year 1 Family Service – A huge thank you to Year 1 for a fabulous Family Service this morning. They performed to a standard beyond their years. Thank you to parents and relatives for their support this morning in a packed hall and also of course to Miss Bevan and to Becky for their work preparing the pupils.

Cross Country – We have received the Cross Country results and were able to present Christian with his silver medal for coming 2nd in the Year 5 and 6 boys’ race. He ran a great race and was unlucky to be pipped to the post. Well done also to our Year 3 and 4 boys and the Year 5 and 6 girls for coming 3rd in their category.

Active Travel Project – A big thank you to Gwen from Sustrans who led a day of scooter activities for all classes this week. It was very pleasing to see such a huge numbers of scooters and bikes outside the school that had been brought in by the pupils.

Achievers – Students of the Week, were all of Reception, All of Class 1, Emilie, Beau, Theo, Grace, Milly, Tyler and Laura. Welsh awards went to Teddy and Georgia. Swimming certificates were awarded to Daniel, Charlie, Alys and Jenson. Xander, also received his grade 5 cornet certificate. Well done to all of them!

Reception Class Trip – The Reception Class had a fabulous time down at the park yesterday. I’m sure they’ll have some great memories of their day out.

PTA Summer Fair & T-Shirt Monday – Any help with the Summer Fair next Friday would be appreciated. The t-shirt day has now been moved to Monday, where pupils are asked to donate chocolate for the tombola. The Fair will now begin at 3.30pm. See twitter for a poster.

Sports Day – Sports Day has been rescheduled for Tuesday. There will be tea and coffee served. As the school is promoting all things eco-friendly, you are welcome to bring your own cups/mugs. The Infants’ event will be held in the morning with the Juniors’ event in the afternoon.

Sympathies – Some members of our school community have suffered a tragic bereavement and we send our heartfelt condolences. You may wish to visit https://www.gofundme.com/help-us-give-mark-the-send-off

Ruthin Festival – See twitter for the poster regarding the children’s concert, in which we have a number of pupils taking part. It takes place on Thursday next week from 7pm. I will provide more specific times nearer to the event.

After School Football – The girls football club, as of this week has moved to a Thursday. £1 per session.

Year 3 Trip – I hope Year 3 have had a fabulous day in Bodfari today. I’m sure there will be photos on twitter soon.

Lost in Art – On Monday, some Year 5 pupils will take part in a Lost in Art workshop, following up the activity last week, in which they were trained to become Dementia Friends.

Ysgol Rhewl – Ysgol Rhewl are holding a goodbye event which is also celebrating their Centenary. A poster with details has been posted to our twitter account.

Year 6 Leavers’ Party – Year 6 parents have organised and will be running a special farewell party for our leavers at the end of term. A poster including all details has been posted to our twitter account.

Year 3 Creative Project – The creative project with Elizabeth Jones had a very strong ICT theme this week, as the pupils made animations using clay. They were very creative and very sophisticated, using stop motion skills. Before the Summer all the other classes will spend a morning with Elizabeth as she co-constructs a special piece of art that will grace the reception area.

Year 2 Transition – I called in on Year 2 yesterday, to see how they were enjoying their transition sessions with Miss Davies, in advance of their move into the Juniors in September. They looked very much at home and I think they will be fine next year!

Reception Family Service – The Reception Class will hold their Family Service next Thursday morning at 9am. Parents and relatives are of course welcome.

Year 6 PE Transition – Year 6 will attend a transition PE afternoon at Brynhyfryd next Thursday afternoon. We will walk them there over lunchtime, but could all children be picked up from Brynhyfryd at the end of the day please.

Year 4 Ruthin Festival Performance – On Friday afternoon next week, Year 4 will attend a special show about Owain Glyndwr in Awelon, as part of the Ruthin Festival activities.

Leavers’ Blessing – Also on Friday afternoon, Year 6 will attend St. Peter’s Church for the Leavers’ Blessing. Parents and relatives are also welcome. It starts at 1.30pm.

Tempest Photos – Could all orders for the Year 6 photo, please be sent in by Monday.

Nant BH – Current Year 5 pupils have now been offered the remaining places for the trip to Nant BH after the Summer. Please visit Parent Pay to pay the deposit if you wish your child to attend.

PTA Leaflet – Sent home, is a leaflet regarding purchasing name stickers for uniform and items belonging to your child. Any purchases will win the PTA commission so please quote the number provided on any orders you may make.

Y Bedol – Every month, we submit news and photos to Welsh medium local paper ‘Y Bedol’. Take a look at this month’s edition for some great pieces of Welsh writing from our Upper Juniors.

PTA Class Photos – Attached, you will find details of how to order class photos that have been taken by the PTA.

Music Lessons – A letter will be sent home next week, asking for you to indicate if you wish your child to receive music lessons in the 2018-19 academic year.

Giggles – Take a look at twitter for some great pictures of our Gigglers in a floating and sinking activity.