May 17th 2019 Mai 17eg

Dear Parents & Carers / Annwyl Rieni a Gwarchodwyr,
We seemed to have a lot of empty classrooms at different points this week, but when you consider various visits to the Living Classroom, swimming, art workshops, Wonderland activities, PE in the sun and hall practice for Family Service, you soon realise why! Yes, it’s been another busy week but a very enriching one!

Roedd yn ymddangos bod gennym lawer o ystafelloedd dosbarth gwag ar adegau gwahanol yr wythnos hon, ond pan ystyriwch ymweliadau amrywiol â’r Dosbarth BYw, nofio, gweithdai celf, gweithgareddau Wonderland, Addysg Gorfforol yn yr haul ac ymarfer neuadd ar gyfer Gwasanaeth Teulu, byddwch yn sylweddoli pam! Ydy, mae wedi bod yn wythnos brysur arall ond yn un cyfoethog iawn!

Yours sincerely / Yn gywir,

Bryn D. Jones, Headteacher / Pennaeth

Year 1 Family Service – We were treated to a fantastic Family Service from Year 1 today, on the theme of Roald Dahl’s novels. The pupils were so enthusiastic, well drilled, looked fantastic and had a very captive audience indeed. Huge thanks to them, Miss Bevan and Becky for their preparations and to the parents and relatives who supported.

Sun Safety – With the sun’s strength growing ever stronger as we head towards Summer, please ensure your child has a sun hat and is wearing sun cream in school. Take a look at our Sun Safe Policy in the website’s download section.

Veg Power – Sent home is a Veg Power pack, which is a scheme that may well help you to increase the amount of vegetable your child eats.

Living Classroom Bat Walk – It was a pleasure to attend the Bat Walk down at the Living Classroom last night. It was a delight to see the event so well attended and to see the enthusiasm shown by pupils and parents alike. It was fascinating to track the Bats’ movement with the sensors and also to see the other activities. I hope those who attended were glad to be able to visualise this wonderful resource at our disposal, having heard so much about it over the last twelve months. Thank you to Mrs Davies for her work and to Denbighshire Countryside Services for their work as part of this brilliant partnership.

Living Classroom Activities – See twitter for photos of other Living Classroom activities this week.

Year 6 Wormery – Year 6 have been preparing their wormery on the school site as part of this year’s Rotary competition. See Twitter.

Play in a Day – On Tuesday, this annual activity will take place for Year 5. Parents are welcome to attend at 2.45pm to see the pupils showcase their work.

Wonderland Pop Up Performance – The school hall was the setting for a production based on the Alice in Wonderland story on Thursday. It was very well received and involverd a colourful set, some familiar characters and some very interesting puppets. This Denbighshire project in conjunction with magic Light Productions has been a big success.

Wonderland Exhibition
– There is an exhibition in County Hall, Ruthin which has been showcasing the entries submitted across the county for the competitions before Easter. Many of our pupils’ work is exhibited and the list is on twitter.

Wonderland Biscuit Competition – Lily-Mae won the biscuit competition among Foundation Phase pupils and the announcement was made during the Wonderland performance.

Music Tuition – Fees for this term are on Parent Pay. Please also settle any outstanding fees from last term. Many thanks.

Wonderland Puppet Workshop – Year 6 were treated to a puppet workshop provided by the Wonderland cast. It was a great opportunity.

Year 6 Transition Visit – Mr Griffiths, head of Year 7 in Brynhyfryd, will visit next week to give a talk to our Year 6 leavers who are sadly, nearing the end of their time with us.

Ruthin Festival Own Clothes Day – In order to help raise funds for the Ruthin Festival, we are holding an own clothes day next Friday for £1 each. Many thanks for your support.

Briec de l’Odet Visit – On July 25-30th, there has been a visit to Brittany organised by the Ruthin and District Twinning Association. If you are interested in further details, then please phone 01824 704558.

Year 3 Art Workshop – Year 3 took part in a magic carpet workshop at the Craft Centre, as part of a collaborative project between school, making a large rug which when finished, will be on display.

Achievers – Students of the Week included Ryan, Issy, Mia, Finley, Charlie and Nick. Gym certificates went to Emilee and Alys, a swimming certificate to Kian, with Kody receiving a Wonderland and football certificate. Well done all.

Provisional Dates
Tue 21st May – Play in a Day, Year 5
Thu 23rd May – Dewa Centre Chester Trip – Year 4
Fri 24th May – Close for Half Term
Mon 27th May – Urdd, Cardiff, Dialogue and Emma
Tue 28th May – Urdd Eisteddfod, Cardiff, Xander
Mon 3rd June – School Reopens
Tue 4th June – Road Safety Conference for officers
Wed 5th June – PC Llinos, Year 6
Fri 7th June – Mock Trial, Denbigh, Year 6
Sat 8th June – Ruthin Town Football Tournament
Tue 11th June – Year 5 Transition Event Brynhyfryd
Thu/Fri 13-14th June – Year 5/6 Manchester Trip
Wed 19th June – PC Linos, Years 3/4
Thu 20th June – Reception Class Family Service 9am
Fri 21st June – Summer Fair
Sat 22nd June – Ruthin Carnival
Mon 24th June – Sports Day
Tue 25th June – Reserve Sports Day
Wed 26th June – Year 6 Brynhyfryd Sports Afternoon

May 10th 2019 Mai 10fed

Dear Parents & Carers / Annwyl Rieni a Gwarchodwyr,
This week has seen our Year 2 – 6 pupils taking their National Tests and to be fair to them, they did so with little fuss and hopefully very little stress. I’m sure they all did their best and deserve a pat on the back. With preparations taking place and of course the tests being held themselves, the school has been quieter and uncharacteristically, less has been going on, as the twitter feed will reflect. I’m sure normal service will resume next week!

Yr wythnos hon, mae ein disgyblion Blwyddyn 2 – 6 wedi cymryd eu profion ac fe wnaethant hynny heb stwr ac ychydig iawn o straen gobeithio. Rwy’n siŵr eu bod i gyd wedi gwneud eu gorau ac yn haeddu canmoliaeth. Mae’r ysgol wedi bod yn dawelach oherwydd y profion ac yn annodweddiadol, mae llai wedi bod yn digwydd, fel mae twitter yn adlewyrchu. Rwy’n siŵr y bydd y gwasanaeth arferol yn ailddechrau yr wythnos nesaf!

Yours sincerely / Yn gywir,

Bryn D. Jones, Headteacher / Pennaeth

Urdd Art – We were delighted to present Urdd Art certificates to Ffion, Seren, Connie and Illy for their success and congratulate them on some great pieces. Well done to all who took part.

Batwalk – On Thursday we will be holding a special evening event down at the Living Classroom. We will be holding a Batwalk, which will also serve as an opportunity for the school community to get to see this wonderful resource we are developing in partnership with Denbighshire Countryside Services and also some of the biodiversity activities. It starts at 8.00 until 9.30. The late time is so we can identify bats! Please park in the school car-park and walk across.

Disco – See you all at the disco later!

Art Workshop – On Wednesday, Year 3 will attend an art ‘Magical Carpet’ workshop in the Craft Centre. They will need a packed lunch.

Achievers – Students of the week were Riley, Thomas, Noah, Charlotte, Holly, Elliott, Urte, Faye, Deiniol and Xander. Welsh awards went to Connie, Tilly, Tyler and Lily. Swimming certificates were shared with Llinos and Elliott, piano certificates with Ffion and Seren Haf. Singing certificates with Shan and Georgia, Lifeguard for Seren B, gymnastics for Sophia and triathlon for AlexG.

Wonderland Activities – An exhibition of Wonderland entries can be seen in County Hall from Wednesday. A special performance will be held in school on Thursday morning, with a puppet workshop for Year 6 in the afternoon. A special Wonderland lunch will be served in the canteen that day.

Year 1 Family Service – This takes place next Friday morning. Parents and relatives welcome.

Get Well Soon! – Alex in Year 4 has been so brave, having recently had an operation. We all send our best wishes to her and have sent her a message on twitter.

Dates – A list of provisional dates will hopefully be on twitter by the end of Friday afternoon!

May 3rd 2019 Mai 3ydd

Dear Parents & Carers / Annwyl Rieni a Gwarchodwyr,
I hope everybody had a lovely Easter and enjoyed the sunshine. We head into the Summer term refreshed and looking forward to the warmer weather activities that take place and the fun trips in the offing. Year 5 have already enjoyed a visit to Theatre Clwyd this week and photos can be seen on Twitter. Next week, I’ll provide you with a list of provisional dates mapping out the term, so please keep an eye out for that.

Gobeithio bod pawb wedi cael Pasg hyfryd ac wedi mwynhau’r heulwen. Rydym wedi cyrraedd tymor yr haf ac yn edrych ymlaen at weithgareddau tywydd cynhesach sy’n digwydd a’r teithiau llawn hwyl sydd wedi eu trefnu. Mae Blwyddyn 5 eisoes wedi mwynhau ymweliad â Theatr Clwyd yr wythnos hon a gellir gweld lluniau ar Twitter. Yr wythnos nesaf, byddaf yn rhoi rhestr i chi o ddyddiadau yn mapio’r tymor, felly cadwch lygad allan am hynny.

Yours sincerely / Yn gywir,

Bryn D. Jones, Headteacher / Pennaeth

Yard Extension and Garden Development – As you’ll recall, the Eco-Council met with DCC officials back in March to further discuss the development of the outdoor space. That meeting was the culmination of a long period of consultation between the school and the local authority. We heard some good news before the Easter break about these plans for our external garden and yard areas coming to fruition. Long term discussions have come to a positive conclusion. Please watch this space and thank you for your patience as we worked to this satisfactory solution.

Year 2 Family Service – Thank you to Year 2 for their Family Service this morning. They shared a lot of information in a really creative and interesting way. Thank you to Mrs Liddy, Jill and Jayne for their work and to Elizabeth for her input with the children also.

National Tests – The test window for the Reading and Numeracy Reasoning tests is May 7th-14th. The Procedural Maths test will be taken online in school.

Bank Holiday – Enjoy your Bank Holiday on Monday!

Giggles – Good luck to Giggles in the Awards Night next week in which they’ve been nominated!

Maths Challenge – Good luck to our Yr 5 pupils in today’s Maths Challenge at Ruthin School.

Achievers – Students of the Week were Claire, Connor, Leo, Eva-May, Year 2, Flynn, Leo and Callum. Xander received his Grade 5 music theory certificate, Daniel a football trophy and medals and Holly a swimming certificate

Solihull Approach
– A flyer has been attached for you to consider taking advantage of a Denbighshire co-ordinated parenting group to be held at Ysgol Borthyn. Alternatively, you can complete the course online if you feel it appropriate. For further information, please contact one of the numbers on the information sheet.

Urdd Art – Congratulations to Ffion, Seren, Connie and Illy for their success this week in the Urdd Art. Photos to follow when we receive certificates!

Year 6 Tempest Photos – Could all orders for the Yr 6 photo please be in by next Friday.

PTA Disco – Please see the attached poster, regarding a disco next Friday.

April 12th 2019 Ebrill 12fed

Dear Parents & Carers / Annwyl Rieni a Gwarchodwyr,
Well here we are at the end of another term full of endeavor and the end of a term that marks a full year at the new site. A lot has happened in that time! I’ll take this opportunity to thank everyone for their efforts over the term; pupils and staff alike, the PTA and to parents for their support and engagement. Let’s hope the good weather holds!

Wel dyma ni ar ddiwedd tymor arall llawn ymdrech a diwedd tymor sy’n nodi blwyddyn lawn ar y safle newydd. Mae llawer wedi digwydd yn y cyfnod hwnnw! Cymeraf y cyfle hwn i ddiolch i bawb am eu hymdrechion dros y tymor; disgyblion a staff, y CRhA ac i rieni am eu cefnogaeth a’u hymgysylltiad. Gobeithio y bydd y tywydd da yn parhau!

Yours sincerely / Yn gywir,

Bryn D. Jones, Headteacher / Pennaeth

Creative Project – Year 5 worked with Year 4 on animations and tree growth this week. In sessions with Year 6, they showed pupils how to use creative apps on Purple Mash called 2sequence and 2quiz.

Parents’ Evening – I’m sure you found this week’s parental consultations of benefit.

Urdd Art Competition – As previously mentioned, our pupils are invited to take part in the Urdd Art Competition. They will need to be members to compete and sent in all entries to school, clearly labelled by 9am on the first morning after the Easter break. I attached a copy of the syllabus to the newsletter email last week.

Vale of Clwyd Gala – The County Gala takes place on Tuesday 30th May. Good luck to our swimming squad!

Darren Millar Visit – It was a pleasure to welcome Assembly Member for Clwyd West, Darren Millar to the school this week. He took a look round the site, had a chat with staff and pupils, while also congratulating one and all on our Estyn success.

Year 5 Theatre Clwyd Trip – On Tuesday May 30th, Year 5 will attend a performance and drama workshop at Theatre Clwyd. It is based on the Jacqueline Wilson novel ‘Wave me Goodbye,’ set in World War 2.

Maths Challenge
– The annual Year 5 Maths Challenge at Ruthin School takes place on Friday, May 3rd. It is an inter-school competition in which we have always enjoyed taking part. Good luck to our two teams!

Year 2 Family Service – Year 2 will deliver their Family Service on Friday May 3rd. Parents and relatives are of course welcome at 9am.

Year 1 Library Visit – As part of their Roald Dahl topic, Year 1 had a lovely morning visiting the library for a special storytime. Oompa Loompa was the colourful character reading! They also visited The Candy Shack, to watch candy floss and popcorn being made and had their packed lunches in the park.

Cricket Sessions – Years 5 and 6 enjoyed their Cricket Wales sessions with Rob Ward this week, developing lots of skills.

May Day Bank Holiday – This takes place on the second Monday back after Easter. May 6th.

Manchester Visit – All places have now been filled. We look forward to this trip on June 13-14th.

National Tests – The test window for the Reading and Numeracy Reasoning tests are May 7th-14th. The Procedural Maths test are now to be taken online and children will sit their test after the half term break.

Year 3 Shadow Investigations – Year 3 have been measuring, comparing and creating shadows in their outdoor Science work.

Wonderland Workshop – Poppy very much enjoyed her workshop in Denbigh as her reward for winning the smoothie competition. She was given a special insight into the forthcoming performance here at the school in the Summer term.

PTA Newsletter – See this publication for information on forthcoming activities and news. The Easter Fair was a big success so huge thanks all round!

Ruthin Forward Easter Hunt – See twitter for news on a Ruthin Forward Easter activity.

Twitter – Lots of extra news again on twitter this week, so please take a look.

Achievers – Students of the Week were Oliver, Seren, Jade, Megan, Benjamin, Constance, RubyA, DanielB and Emily. Swimming certificates went to LillyH and Jenson. Nate received 4 swimming medals, Seren and Alys gym certificates and Daniel a purple Ju Jitsu belt. Well done all!

Music Lessons – Could all music payments be settled via Parent Pay please.

Giggles Shortlisting – We were delighted to hear that Giggles has been shortlisted for an Early Years Setting of the Year award. Well deserved and good luck!

Lottie the Bell Exhibition – Take a look in the craft centre at the exhibition of the Lottie the Bell competition, where you can vote for your favourite winning design.

Defibrilator Box – Our new box has been located outside the main entrance. Thank you to Tomos and Julie for all their support. Thank you also to the Town Council for donating the box following Jessica’s appeal to them for funding.

Fundraising Page – Following Jos and Emma’s danceathon, Jos has set up a funding page. https://fundraise.cancerresearchuk.org/page/rhos-street-school

Art Club – Art Club certificates were shared today with special awards to Sian and Daniel for their efforts. Well done to all. The poster for the next block of 10 weeks is attached to the newsletter email and twitter. Payment can be made in two instalments if you wish.

April 5th 2019 Ebrill 5ed

Dear Parents & Carers / Annwyl Rieni a Gwarchodwyr,
It’s nice to see that the newsletter has a strong sporting flavour this week. It’s a sign that the spring is kicking in and facilitating those opportunities, even though today’s deluge contradicts that observation! Having said that, we’ve seen tennis, cricket, swimming and of course dance in abundance. Tonight, the PTA Fair takes place, so I look forward to seeing you later. One week to go until the Easter break!

Mae’n braf gweld bod blas chwaraeon cryf yn y cylchlythyr yr wythnos hon. Mae’n arwydd bod y gwanwyn yn dechrau ac yn hwyluso cyfleoedd, er bod y glaw trwm a fu heddiw yn gwrthddweud hynny! Wedi dweud hynny, rydym wedi gweld tenis, criced, nofio a dawns wrth gwrs. Heno, cynhelir Ffair y Rhieni, felly edrychaf ymlaen at eich gweld yn nes ymlaen. Wythnos i fynd cyn y gwyliau!

Yours sincerely / Yn gywir,

Bryn D. Jones, Headteacher / Pennaeth

Urdd Eisteddfod – We were delighted with the performances of our pupils at the Eisteddfod and three items have won through to the national event. The dialogue, Emma on flute and Xander on brass were all victorious, so huge congratulations to them. Emi-Lee finished second as did the recitation group, so a successful day all round.

Staff Danceathon – The week began in a surreal manner with the staff doing their bit for the Danceathon, peforming the Cha Cha Slide and the Senior Leadership Team doing the Macarena. I’m not sure whether to thank Jos and Emma or expel them!

Tennis Sessions – All classes enjoyed tennis taster sessions this week. Thank you to the Tennis Club for providing them. See twitter for photos.

Swimming Gala – Our swimming squad’s efforts were noted this week, as they represented the school in the Ruthin Gala. They’ve won through to the next round at the end of the month.

Dance Eisteddfod – Our dancing group and Georgia all danced superbly in the Dance Eisteddfod this week. They were truly impressive with their routines. Thank you to Mrs Parker and Gracie for all their work preparing.

Cricket – Year 3 and 4 enjoyed and developed their cricket skills in their session this week with Rob Ward. Thanks to him for his time.

PTA Fair – Thank you for the chocolate donations for the tombola. I hope you all enjoy the Fair. Thanks as ever to our hardworking PTA for organising.

Parents’ Evening – You should have received times for next week’s consultations. Any problems, please let the school office know.

Themed Lunch – On Tuesday a Dinosaur lunch will be served. See Twitter.

Nursery Literacy – Our Nursery pupils are progressing really well. They’ve been spelling their names this week, using planx!

Urdd Art – As previously mentioned, our pupils are invited to take part in the Urdd Art Competition. They will need to be members to compete and sent in all entries to school, clearly labelled by 9am on the first morning after the Easter break. I’ve attached a copy of the syllabus to the newsletter email.

ICT Permissions Form – There are still unreturned forms which makes it problematic in allowing those pupils access to Google Classroom after Easter. I’ve also attached an electronic copy to the newsletter email for any parents who have mislaid their copy. Please ensure it is returned by the end of next week. Thank you for your co-operation.

Twitter notifications – Just a reminder that you can set up notifications alerts on your twitter account so that you can be informed when we tweet. Take a look at your twitter settings for further details.

Achievers – Our Students of the Week are Arthur, Charly, Cain, Lucas, Isaac, Ben, Olivia, Faye, Deiniol and Milly. Welsh awards went to Dean, Katie, Katelyn and Thomas, while James received a swimming certificate.

Earth Hour – I hope many of you took part in Earth Hour last weekend. Thank you to those who tweeted us photos on Twitter.

Big Pedal – The Big Pedal comes to an end today. I hope it has encouraged many of you to consider making active travel a regular thing. Thanks again for the photos.

Estyn Case Study – After our inspection, we were invited to write a case study highlighting the school leaders’ strategic approach towards achieving excellent standards. It has now been published on the Estyn website.

Art Club – Art club with Elizabeth this week, involved the pupils truly becoming monsters, as they creatively experimented with silhouettes.

Digital Leaders – Our Digital Leaders met this week, to discuss the logo, how to support pupils and how we could involve parents regarding esafety at home. Thanks to Julie Debicka for her time.

After School Football Club – There will be no football held next week, but sessions resume after Easter on a Thursday evening.

Criw Cymraeg – Criw Cymraeg have met, to discuss the promotion of yard games during playtime, making instructional posters using Welsh vocabulary.

Wonderland Winner! – We had many entrants in the range of Wonderland activities and we were delighted to hear that Poppy had won the Smoothie Competition. She has been invited to a special activity in Denbigh next week.

Dog Dirt Campaign – Declan, Naima and Lily represented the school once again in a pupil consultation, as part of a local campaign to generate ideas on how to address dog mess in the local area.

Assembly Member Visit – Next week, Clwyd West Assembly Member Darren Millar, will visit the school to congratulate us on our Estyn success.

Tempest – Any final orders for photographs will have to be received by 9am on Monday morning. Many thanks.

Microsoft – Multinational corporation Microsoft were very interested in Mikolaj’s work with Year 3 modelling the use of power point. Bill Gates’ company asked on twitter what the pupils thought of Miki’s work!

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.

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

Eco-Council
– 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 https://twitter.com/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! https://www.earthhour.org/what-is-earth-hour

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! https://earlyyears.wales/awards

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.

March 22nd 2019 Mawrth 22ain

Dear Parents & Carers / Annwyl Rieni a Gwarchodwyr,
Yesterday marked a year since we closed the doors of the old site on the other side of town. Every day, when I drive past on my way to and from work, it is a constant reminder of years gone by and it is sad to see it remains empty and unused ever since the last bell rang. That year has flown and in that period we have made our new home our own, got to grips with the new site and put our stamp upon it!

Roedd ddoe yn flwyddyn ers i ni gau drysau’r hen safle ar ochr arall y dref. Bob dydd, pan fyddaf yn gyrru heibio ar fy ffordd i ngwaith ac yn ôl, mae’n atgof cyson o’r blynyddoedd a fu ac mae’n drist gweld ei fod yn parhau i fod yn wag ers i’r gloch olaf ffonio. Mae’r flwyddyn honno wedi hedfan ac yn y cyfnod hwnnw, rydym wedi gwneud ein cartref newydd ein hunain, mynd i’r afael â’r safle newydd a rhoi ein stamp arno!

Yours sincerely / Yn gywir,

Bryn D. Jones, Headteacher / Pennaeth

Year 3 Family Service – Congratulations to Year 3 for a fabulous Family Service this morning. We all learned a lot about Henry VIII and enjoyed the lively presentations, songs and the lighthearted moments. Thank you to Miss Davies for drilling them so well and for the parental support.

Tempest Photos – On Monday, individual, family and Year 6 will have their photos taken. Please let us know if you do not wish for your child to have their photo taken. Families with siblings who are not at Rhos Street can have their photos taken at 8.30. Family photos including only pupils at Rhos Street will be taken during the day.

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. If you are yet to return it, please do so. Many thanks.

Urdd Eisteddfod – It was a source of great pride that so many RSS pupils competed last Saturday. Well done to each and every one of them. We also were well represented on the stage in the afternoon, with many pupils and groups winning through to the next round. Take a look at our twitter feed for the full set of results.

Manchester Residential Visit – Year 6 have been provided with a letter which includes details of a forthcoming overnight residential visit to Manchester. I’d be grateful of a response by the end of next week, so any remaining places can go to Year 5 pupils.

Mother’s Day Free Press Pictures – These will be published on March 27th.

Cricket – Years 1 and 2 will have a cricket taster session on Wednesday, delivered by Cricket Wales.

Creative Project – As part of their Creative Project; engaged, motivated and very mature Blwyddyn 5 pupils have been leading sessions with Pupils in Dosbarth Derbyn, based on the book, ‘The Hungry Caterpillar’ and in Year 1 on the theme of nature. Next week, they will be teaching Years 2 and 3.

Danceathon – Details of next week’s Danceathon, organised by Jos and Emma, including the timetable have been posted to twitter.

Restoring the Bells 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 / Flickr – Photos from the Family Service, Year 4 Romans and Urdd photos will be posted later to twitter and you can also see a host of Creative Project photos as well as class activities. Foundation Phase communication sheets are also posted weekly. Eira has also updated Flickr.

Achievers – Students of the Week are Poppy, Leyla, all of Year 3, Gabby, Dean, Thomas and Emma. Emi-Lee was awarded a Rose Bud sash! Well done all!

Comic Relief – A fantastic total of £513 was collected last Friday. Well done and thank you to all concerned!

Dance Eisteddfod – This event takes place on Tuesday, April 2nd after school. We have individual disco dancers and a group disco dance taking part. Full details will be sent out next week.

PTA News – The Easter Fair will take place on April 5th from 3.30-5pm. If anybody is able to help out, please email rhosstreetpta@gmail.com. On that date, we will have a non-uniform day, with donations requested towards the chocolate tombola. Many thanks for your continued support of the PTA whose efforts are as ever appreciated.

Pancake Presentation – Isabella won her race in the recent pancake races and on Monday she was presented with a certificate from Haf Roberts.

Attendance – A mid year attendance report has been sent home. I hope you found it of use in helping you assess your child’s attendance level in relation to the expected targets set.

Cake Boxes – We have cake boxes that are yet to be claimed from Red Nose Day in the school office. Please pop by and pick them up if one of them is yours. Thank you.

Chromebooks – The PTAs kind donation of 30 chromebooks have now been set up and are in regular use in the Juniors. I am delighted to be able to tell you that the school has also been able to fund the purchase of a further 30 devices to be used in the Foundation Phase after Easter.

St. Kentigern Elf Dash – In December, the pupils took part in an Elf Dash, chasing a very dodgy Santa to raise money for St. Kentigern Hospice. This week we presented a cheque to Trefor Roberts, which was gratefully received.

Head Lice – We have had further sightings reported, so please could everybody check their child’s hair and treat accordingly please.

Themed Lunch – On Monday, there will be a Dr Seuss themed lunch. The menu can be found on twitter.

County Eisteddfod – This takes place a week tomorrow, on the 30th March. A letter with full details of timings etc. will be sent home on Monday.

Eco-Council – On Wednesday, the Eco-Council will meet with DCC rep Alan Miley, to discuss their concerns over the unfinished garden area and the snagging of external areas. I am sure they’ll make themselves heard!