September 20th 2019 Medi 20fed

Dear Parents & Carers / Annwyl Rieni a Gwarchodwyr,
At the start of the year, we select our pupil groups to represent the children in different areas. Photos of School Councillors, Eco Councillors, our Criw Cymraeg and PPTFA Reps will be on twitter before the afternoon is out. I hope they gain pride from their work in the respective groups. Pupil Voice grows ever louder!!!

Ar ddechrau’r flwyddyn, rydym yn dewis ein grwpiau disgyblion i gynrychioli’r plant mewn gwahanol ardaloedd. Bydd lluniau o Gynghorwyr Ysgol, Cynghorwyr Eco, ein Criw Cymraeg a Chynrychiolwyr PPTFA ar twitter cyn i’r prynhawn orffen. Rwy’n gobeithio y byddant yn ennill balchder o’u gwaith yn y gwahanol grwpiau. Mae Llais y Plentyn i’w glywed yn uwch ac yn uwch!!!

Yours sincerely / Yn gywir,

Bryn D. Jones, Headteacher / Pennaeth

Frogspotting – The Year 6 children were jumping for joy when they went hunting for wildlife on the school field. Their efforts were rewarded with 10 frogs, who were all carefully transported back to the tank in the year 6 classroom. The children had a fantastic time studying the frogs up close. Tilly, Ffion and Lily helped Mr Davis return them safely to their habitat at the end of the day.

Urdd Membership – It is that time of year again to join the Urdd and there will be lots going on. Forthcoming events include the girls’ and boys’ football tournaments. Mrs Lewis has already started working with the creative dancers for the Eisteddfod and there will be all manner of other competitions in that Eisteddfod, which of course is held in Denbighshire for the national event. Next week I will send out a pro-forma so that we can add all interested pupils names to parent pay in order to pay for the subscription.

Urdd Girls’ Football – The girls are sorted on parent pay and they will take part on October 2nd.

PTA – Thank you to those who attended. It was great to see such enthusiasm and ideas from all concerned. Lucy Purvis will once again Chair the PTA this year, with Emma Phipps Vice-Chair, Julie Brixey secretary and Jenny Johnson treasurer. They have lots of exciting things organized. The Halloween Disco will be held on October 18th.

Achievers – Students of the week were Charlea, Lola, Mia-Rose, Liam, Meredith, Mia, Ethan, Kian, Illy and Ffion. Swimming certificates went to Lilly and Emi-lee, Dance certificates went to Charlotte, Isabelle and Lilly and an X-ray certificate to Cadie. Donkey Derby rosettes also went to Lily and Emi-lee.

Wasp – Thank you for your co-operation, as we dealt with our little wasp problem. They certainly met their match when the pest controller visited.

Space Race – Our latest Space Racers were rewarded in today’s assembly. Well done! Keep them coming – there’s still time to finish the challenge.

Pokemon – Pokemon cards are great fun, as are football cards. They have no place in school however as it always leads to problems. Please do not allow your child to bring them in. If you find some Pokemon cards that are not your child’s, please bring them to the office. Many thanks.

Rugby World Cup Themed Lunch – See twitter for details of a Rugby World Cup lunch next Wednesday in the canteen.

Art Club – Elizabeth Jones, aka Elfin Bow isn’t able to commit the time to continue Art Club this year, which is a shame as it was always a great addition to our clubs. However, a colleague of hers, Honor Pedican has agreed to pick up the baton and details are on twitter and emailed to all families. Please return the proforma to claim your place.

Living Classroom – The first visit to the Living Classroom by Year 5, involved a litter pick and collecting the bounty that harvest brings, including apples, nuts and berries. See twitter for more photos later.

After School Clubs – Clubs are as follows:
Monday – Art (from Sept 30th)
Tuesday – Go Ride Cycling
Wednesday – Dance
Thursday – Football
Friday – Netball

Details of lunchtime clubs will go out next week.

Flu Immunisation Consent Forms – Please return these at your earliest convenience. Many thanks.

Dance Club – Mrs Lewis has already got the dancers well drilled and they are planning the creative dance entry in next year’s Eisteddfod.

NSPCC Sessions – The parental and pupils session certainly sent some clear messages on how pupils and parents can help children stay safe from the dangers of abuse. Thank you to parents for supporting our internet safety session.

Diary dates
Sept 23 – Intergenerational Session Year 6
Oct 2 – Urdd Girls Football Tournament
Oct 5 – Urdd Proclomation Session, Prestatyn
Oct 7 – Dogs’ Trust Workshops
Oct 9 – School Council Anti-Bullying Workshop
Oct 10 – Vale Cross Country
Oct 11 – Harvest Service, St Peter’s Church 9.45am
Oct 14-16 – Nant BH Years 5&6
Oct 15 – Infants Jamboree
Oct 17 – Flu Immunisations
Oct 17 – Tag Rugby Festival Years 3 and 4
Oct 21 – Parents’ evening week starts
Oct 24 – Urdd Football
Oct 25 – Half term starts

Aldi Stickers – The latest count brings us to 52. Please continue to send them in. I’m sure we can get to 300 in no time! Thank you for your support.

Congratulations Faye – Faye has been selected to represent the County’s Football Team this season. Huge congratulations!

Twitter – Photos to be posted on twitter today will be Livng Classroom Year 5, Reception in the outdoors, Year 2 project work, pupil groups, World Cup school meal details, Nursery activities, Year 3 brass and art club info. Visit @rhosstreet and give us a follow!

September 13th 2019 Medi 13eg

Dear Parents & Carers / Annwyl Rieni a Gwarchodwyr,
It’s notable two weeks in, how settled everybody seems in class, be they 3 or 11 years old! There is a calm, industrious feel about the place already which is very pleasing and augurs well for the year ahead. I have included provisional dates until the end of term. These are of course subject to change and additions! Please also see the attached communication from Denbighshire County Council, regarding proposed site developments.

Mae’n nodedig, pa mor sefydlog mae pawb yn ymddangos yn y dosbarth, boed nhw’n 3 neu’n 11 oed! Mae naws ddigynnwrf a diwyd am y lle sy’n braf iawn ac yn argoeli’n dda am y flwyddyn i ddod. Rwyf wedi cynnwys dyddiadau dros dro tan ddiwedd y tymor. Mae’r rhain wrth gwrs yn medru newid! Gweler hefyd y cyfathrebiad atodol gan Gyngor Sir Dinbych, ynglŷn â datblygiadau safle arfaethedig.

Yours sincerely / Yn gywir,

Bryn D. Jones, Headteacher / Pennaeth

Make Some Noise – We welcomed a special band put together by the Denbighshire Music Cooperative this week. They played a concert with the aim of promoting music lessons. It went down a treat!

Twitter Hashtags – Our Twitter hashtags this year once again align with our priorities, but also with the development of the New Curriculum which becomes statutory in 2022. See our pinned tweet to understand what each hashtag denotes.

Aldi Stickers – Please send any stickers you are given in Aldi supermarkets into school. Collecting 300 will win us a free sports kit and also leave us in with a shout of winning £20k.

Nant BH – Forms and letters regarding Year 5 and 6’s visit to Nant BH have been sent home. Please return them promptly and also settle the balance of payment on Parent Pay. Many thanks.

Secondary Admissions – Parents of Year 6 pupils should note that the window for them to make Secondary School applications is now open. You have until November 8th.

New Nursery – It’s always a pleasure every year to see our new Nursery pupils settle really well to their surroundings and 2019 is no different. A huge welcome to them all! Great work Eleri and Kelly!

NSPCC Sessions for pupils and parents – Please see the letter sent home this week regarding the NSPCC sessions for pupils and parents on Monday.

Donkey Derby – A poster is on Twitter, with details of the Rotary’s Donkey Derby, which will be held tomorrow, September 14th at Cae Ddol.

Brass Teaching – For the next term, Class 3 will be provided with some whole class Brass Lessons on Wednesdays, courtesy of the Denbs Music Cooperative.

St Peter’s Church Thanksgiving Service – In a special Thanksgiving Service at St. Peter’s Church, it was announced that Emily’s ‘Lottie the Bell’ design, had won the public vote held at the Craft Centre. She was presented with a mug bearing her design, which is also being used on cups and badges. Well done!

Flu Vaccinations – Please ensure that consent forms are returned as promptly as possible, so that we can administer this process efficiently.

PTA AGM – This will be held next week, on Tuesday 17th September at 3.30pm here in school. All members of the school community are welcome to join us.

Intergenerational Sessions – Year 6 will take part in intergenerational sessions at Trem y Foel during this term. They’ll take part in musical activities with Bethan Antur and the elderly residents.

Asthma Inhalers – Following recent training, we have been asked to ensure that pupils do not have inhalers in school, unless accompanied by a spacer. Please ensure we have a spacer for your child if he or she is on our asthma register.

Summer Reading Challenge – More certificates and medals were shared with our deserving pupils today. Keep them coming please!!

Urdd Proclomation Ceremony – The Urdd Proclomation Parade, will be held on October 5th in Prestatyn and will celebrate the arrival of next year’s Eisteddfod in Denbighshire.

Air Ambulance Fundraiser – On our twitter feed there is a link to a fundraiser Sally Smith is running to raise money for the Air Ambulance, following the terrible local car crash in the Summer.

Achievers – Students of the Week were all of of the Reception Class, Leila, Joe, Willow, Charlie, Leyla, Samadhi, Tyler, Logan and Seren. Welsh awards went to Ruby, Leo and Amelia. Swimming awards went to Trystan and Isla, cricket awards to Alys and Fletcher, gymnastics awards to Piper and football awards to Barkley and Faye. It’s great to celebrate so much success!

After School Clubs – Clubs running next week are Netball and Dance on Wednesday, with Football on Thursday. A full schedule will be shared next week. Could all pupils coming to football on Thursday pay their £2 weekly to Chester FC in order to make the club viable and sustainable.

Violin Demo and Piano Tasters – These took place this week. Any interested pupils can let us know in the office.

Diary dates – Provisional
Sept 14 – Donkey Derby Cae Ddol from 12.30pm
Sept 16 – NSPCC visit including internet safety parental session 3.30pm
Sept 17 – PTA AGM 3.30pm
Sept 18 – Brass sessions in Year 3 start
Sept 23 – Intergenerational Session Year 6
Oct 2 – Urdd Girls Football Tournament
Oct 5 – Urdd Proclomation Procession, Prestatyn
Oct 9 – School Council Anti-Bullying Workshop
Oct 11 – Harvest Service, St Peter’s Church 9.45am
Oct 14-16 – Nant BH Years 5&6
Oct 15 – Infants Jamboree
Oct 17 – Flu Immunisations
Oct 21 – Parents’ evening week starts
Oct 24 – Urdd Football
Oct 25 – Half term starts

September 6th 2019 Medi 6ed

Dear Parents and Carers / Annwyl Rieni a Gwarchodwyr,
Here we are again, at the beginning of a 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. It is exciting to begin a new year, with lots planned, with high expectations from some fantastic 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. Mae’n gyffrous cychwyn blwyddyn newydd gyda disgwyliadau uchel o gyfleoedd difyr.

Yours sincerely / Yn gywir,

Bryn D. Jones, Headteacher / Pennaeth

Achievers – Students of the Week were Jay, Kieran, Daniel and Amelia. Flynn won a Welsh award and a karate certificate was shared with Max. Swimming certificates went to Fletcher, Mia, Darcie and Ryan, while Ben was awarded a medal and certificate for climbing Ben Nevis.

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.

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. Our first group of pupils are pictured with certificates and medals.

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.

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.

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.

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.

PTA AGM – This will be held on Tuesday 17th September at 3.30pm here in school. All members of the school community are welcome to join us.

Admissions – Please see the attached letter regarding admission arrangements for Nursery, Reception and Year 7. The deadlines for applications are included and may I remind Nursery parents that they must make another application this year, in order to secure a place in the Reception class for next September 2020.

Donkey Derby – A poster is on Twitter, with details of the Rotary’s Donkey Derby, which will be held on Saturday September 14th at Cae Ddol.

Giggles – Giggles Daycare is inspected by Estyn and CIW to provide quality pre-school education. There are limited play spaces available (24) Free childcare is available for 3 and 4 year olds who qualify for the governments 30 hour free funding. £20 per day 8.30-3.15pm.

After School Clubs – Next week, some of our after school clubs will restart.Dance with Mrs Lewis takes place on a Wednesdayand Football with Chester FC on Thursday. The following week will also see Netball taking place on a Wednesday after school. A full after school club programme will be shared next week.

Living Classroom – On Twitter you will find a link to a ‘County Voice’ online article about our Living Classroom.

External Works – I have requested that county provide parents with a formal update regarding the delay in completing the external landscapes and making the school field safe for pupils. I am assured it will be forthcoming.

July 19th 2019 Gorffennaf 19eg

Dear Parents & Carers / Annwyl Rieni a Gwarchodwyr,

It’s been another positive end to the school year and I think everybody in the community can look back with satisfaction and pride on what has been achieved. My thanks go to everybody for their ongoing support and a special mention to my fantastic staff whose efforts are as ever, very much appreciated. Have a great Summer all and we look forward to the new challenges of the 2019-20 academic year.

Mae wedi bod yn ddiweddglo cadarnhaol arall i’r flwyddyn ysgol ac rwy’n credu y gall pawb yn y gymuned edrych yn ôl gyda boddhad a balchder ar yr hyn a gyflawnwyd. Hoffwn ddiolch yn fawr i bawb am eu cefnogaeth barhaus ac yn arbennig i’r staff bendigedig. Mwynhewch yr haf ac edrychwn ymlaen at heriau newydd blwyddyn academaidd 2019-20.

Yours sincerely / Yn gywir,

Bryn D. Jones, Headteacher / Pennaeth

Goodbye Year 6 – Best wishes to our Year 6 leavers – all 35!. They treated us to a fabulous Leavers’ Service, full of humour and enthusiasm. Huge thanks to them all and to Mr. Davis for their preparations and efforts! 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. Photos of the service will be on twitter and Flickr, including the inaugural winners of the Olivia Alkir Achievement, and Joel Darlington Sports Cups, as well as the other awards.

Year 6 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!

Site Works – You may well have seen over the last few months, that the site has had some external and internal works taking place. Internally, we’ve has some important snagging jobs completed and this will continue over the summer. Outside, the new seating area around the MUGA is now complete and is a great addition, while also tidying the area significantly. The garden area next to the batloft is now being completed and extended. It will be great to hand it over to the Eco-Council next year to develop its huge potential. A new gate to ease access to the shared field will be put in place and long term works to make that field fit for purpose should also begin. Work will also begin over the summer to install some additional yard space on half of the grassed area next to the Infant classes. Please bear in mind that this continues to be a long term project that requires careful planning and implementation. Nevertheless, please be assured that our continued patience on this matter (including mine) will be rewarded.

Cluster Project –It was a pleasure to welcome friends from local schools to share learning experiences. The Global Café was the RSS focus. We also listened to & learned from other schools’ financial projects.

Attendance Awards – Cerificates and chocolate were awarded to the nine pupils who achieved 100% attendance for the academic year. Well done to TylerW, Lottie, Emma, Alex, Nate, Emily, Alys, Jenson and Fletcher.

Reading Challenge – It was a pleasure to welcome Meira from the Library Service this week. She outlined what this year’s Reading Challenge involves. Space Chase 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.

Reception Trip – The Reception Class had lots of fun down at Cae Ddol this week. Photos are on twitter

Year 2 Chess – Year 2 have really enjoyed learning how to play chess this week. I look forward to seeing many of them become grandmasters in the future!

Year 2 Bushcraft – Year 2 also had fun in their bush craft session, toasting marshmallows.

Achievers – Students of the Week included Seren, Cai, Oliver, Liam, Deiniol, Kieran, Benjamin, Thomas, Samadhi, Lilly, Hakeem and Alys. Gym certificates went to Alys, Holly, Emi-Lee, Amelia and Fletcher. Emma has achieved Grade 4 on her flute and received a certificate. Certificates were also shared with Llinos for tap dancing, and SerenB for Rookie Lifeguard.

Twitter – Take a look at twitter for further notices, pictures and news that we were unable to fit into this final newsletter.

PTA – Huge thanks to Lucy and her team for all their fundraising efforts this year with the PTA. It is very much appreciated. We also recognised the superb efforts of Jayne Mayers over the years as her time with the PTA comes to an end now Emma is moving on. Once again, a big thank you.

Musical Showcase – Thank you to our musicians and rock choir for their performances last week. It was lovely to give everybody the opportunity to show off their skills. We heard pianists, drummers, violinists, guitarists, woodwind and brass. Here’s to more musicianship next year!

Payment of Monies – Could any outstanding debts please be settled on ParentPay at your earlier conveninence.This includes dinners, trips and music lessons. Year 6 parents need to be aware that the school meals service requires us to pass any unsettled dinner debts on to Brynhyfryd.

Tennis – Free tennis sessions are available this week at Ruthin Tennis Club. See twitter for details.

Dog Dirt Campaign – Seren Haf and Daniel went to County Hall to give their input to a poster to encourage dog walkers to clear their dog’s mess.

Ruthin Flower Show – Some pupils have taken part in an art competition for Ruthin Flower Show and details regarding the show itself can be found on twitter.

Goodbye, Au Revoir and Get Well Soon! – We said some goodbyes and au revoirs this week. Mrs Hughes’ time as co-teacher of Year 6 came to an end this week. We thank her for her superb efforts and support this year. Miss Sproston goes on maternity leave and we wish her well as she expects her third child. Our long standing ICT technician Martin Davies visited for the last time today. Many thanks to him for the invaluable support and good luck in the new job! Finally, we send our very best wishes to Giggles manager Anna Edwards as she recuperates from her recent operation. Get well soon Anna!

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 4th. Have a brilliant Summer!

July 12th 2019 Gorffennaf 12fed

Dear Parents & Carers / Annwyl Rieni a Gwarchodwyr,
We reach the end of the penultimate week of the school year and at the end of the day, we will hold our annual Musical Showcase, which will allow our musicians to shine no doubt. On Wednesday, we will hold our Year 6 Leavers’ Service at 1.30pm and that is always an emotional and lively event! In the canteen on Wednesday, there will be a Seaside Summer Party menu. I hope Year 6 enjoy their final week with us.

Rydym wedi cyrraedd diwedd wythnos olaf ond un y flwyddyn ysgol ac ar ddiwedd y dydd, byddwn yn cynnal ein Sioe Gerdd flynyddol, a fydd yn caniatáu i’n cerddorion ddisgleirio. Ar Ddydd Mercher, byddwn yn cynnal ein Gwasanaeth Gadael Blwyddyn 6 am 1.30pm ac mae hynny bob amser yn ddigwyddiad emosiynol a bywiog! Rwy’n gobeithio y bydd Blwyddyn 6 yn mwynhau yr wythnos olaf gyda ni.

Yours sincerely / Yn gywir,

Bryn D. Jones, Headteacher / Pennaeth

Quayle Award – This week, both schools on the site were delighted to receive the Quayle Award. Each year, the Civic Association presents a commemorative plaque to the owners of a building within the town or surrounding area which has, in the judgement of the Civic Association, improved and enriched the town or village environment aesthetically

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.

PTA Quiz – We’re grateful to all who supported our PTA Quiz, with over £200 raised! A special thank you to Lucy for preparing and running the quiz so efficiently and also to The Feathers for the wonderful hospitality.

This Week’s Trips – See twitter this evening for photos.

Achievers – Students of the week were Jay, Mia, MiaK, Shreya, Holly, Mikolaj, Xavier, Connie, Oscar, Seren and Georgia. James, Ben, Jason, Rebecca, Chloe, Daniel and Xavier won Welsh awards.

Reading Challenge – The Library Service will visit next week to talk to the children about the Summer Reading Challenge

Payment of Monies – Could you please ensure that all outstanding debts for dinners, music lessons etc. are settled on Parent Pay before the end of term, so that our admin staff can tie up all loose ends. Many thanks.

July 5th 2019 Gorffennaf 5ed

Dear Parents & Carers / Annwyl Rieni a Gwarchodwyr,
With two weeks left, we reach that stage where we’re frantically trying to get everything finished. Reports are being prepared, trips are being ticked off and activities are still coming thick and fast. Next Thursday, Years 1/2 and 6 will visit Abergele Adventure Trail and Lazer Quest respectively. This week’s activities are well documented on Twitter, so please take a look there for some lovely snaps.

Gyda phythefnos ar ôl, rydym yn cyrraedd y adeg hynny lle rydym yn ceisio gorffen popeth. Mae adroddiadau’n cael eu paratoi, mae tripiau’n cael eu cynnal ac mae gweithgareddau’n dod un ar ol y llall. Ar Ddydd Iau nesaf, bydd Blwyddyn 2 a 6 yn ymweld â Llwybr Antur Abergele a Lazer Quest yn y drefn honno. Mae gweithgareddau’r wythnos hon wedi’u dogfennu’n dda ar Twitter, felly edrychwch i weld rhai o luniau hyfryd.

Yours sincerely / Yn gywir,

Bryn D. Jones, Headteacher Pennaeth

In Deepest Sympathy – I’m sure you will have heard about the terrible car crash that took place at the end of last week outside Ruthin. We were stunned for the second time this year, with the news that one of our ex-pupils had passed away in tragic circumstances. Olivia Alkir was a wonderful pupil who excelled in everything she did. We send our sincere condolences to Jo and Mesut, our best wishes to all injured in the crash with their recovery and sympathise with all our ex-pupils in Brynhyfryd who knew her so well.

Official Opening – We were honoured to be part of yesterday’s official opening of the new Rhos Street & Pen Barras site. Wales’ First Minister Mark Drakeford attended the ceremony.

Global Café – This child-led environmental global citizenship conference took place yesterday and was a big success. The pupils visited each others’ classes to share activities and their project work. We were also visited by the RLSS for some water safety presentations. Thank you to all the staff and the pupils for their hard work. A total of around £380 has been raised!

Transition – All classes moved up today to get a flavour of what awaits them in September! I hope Year 6 had a great day at Brynhyfryd.

Au Revoir Miss Price – On Monday, Mrs Lewis will return from her maternity leave and we look forward to welcoming her back. We thank Miss Price for her wonderful work with Year 4 and look forward to seeing her again in September, when she and Mrs Lewis will share the responsibility of teaching Year 4.

Musical Showcase – All pupils who receive music lessons have been asked to prepare a short piece to play in a showcase at the end of the school day next Friday. Parents and relatives are invited to join with us at 3.30pm.

June 28th 2019 Mehefin 28ain

Dear Parents & Carers / Annwyl Rieni a Gwarchodwyr,
We reach the end of June and it seems that Summer has finally arrived. We enjoyed great weather for our Sports Day and hopefully the sun and blue skies carry on into the weekend and beyond. We have but three weeks left of this academic year and those last days will be packed with activities.

Rydym bron wedi cyrraedd Gorffennaf ac mae’n ymddangos bod yr Haf wedi cyrraedd o’r diwedd. Fe wnaethom fwynhau tywydd gwych ar gyfer ein Mabolgampau a gobeithio y bydd yr haul a’r awyr las yn parhau dros y penwythnos a thu hwnt. Mae gennym ond tair wythnos ar ôl o’r flwyddyn academaidd hon a bydd y dyddiau olaf hynny yn llawn gweithgareddau.

Yours sincerely / Yn gywir,

Bryn D. Jones, Headteacher / Pennaeth

Sports Day – Both the Infants’ and Juniors Sports Day were lovely occasions and the pupils enthusiastically competed, gave their all and the community enjoyed watching in the glorious sunshine. Thank you to the pupils for their efforts, to the staff for organising and to the PTA for providing refreshments. Congratulations to the red and yellow teams for their respective victories. Thank you all for your support!

Scarecrow Award – In the Carnival last weekend, our Mary Poppins Scarecrow was awarded 2nd place by the Mayor! Congratulations to Leanne, Shanny and the pupils.

School Uniform Exchange – If you have good quality uniform you wish to pass on and donate to this scheme, then please drop off at the office. Many thanks.

Year 6 Transition Sessions – Thank you to Janine Gardner who has run some transition sessions here at the school for our Year 6 pupils. The pupils also enjoyed a special afternoon of PE at Brynhyfryd this week and will spend a day there next Friday

Year 6 PSE Talk – On the morning of Wednesday, July 3rd, as part of the Personal and Social Education programme of study, School Nurse Deborah Davies will visit, to give a talk to our Year 6 pupils on the theme of Keeping Clean and Growing Up. If you require any further information, please see Mr Davis.

Global Café – On Thursday, the children will be having an environmental global citizenship conference. The pupils will visit each others’ classes to share activities and their project work. They are invited to come to school in their own clothes for £1 and can also bring a little money to spend on various stalls the classes will be running. I’m sure it will be a successful activity.

Year 3 Dangerpoint – Year 3 were praised for their good behaviour on this week’s trip to Dangerpoint.

Meeting for new Nursery parents – On Monday, parents of our new Nursery intake for September will visit to hear about what’s in store for their child here at Rhos Street.

Year 3 Tesco visit – Year 3 will visit Tesco next week as part of their Global Café work.

Whole School Transition Morning – Next Friday, will see all our classes move up to their new September classes for the morning.

Nursery and Giggles’ Family Service – It was a delight to see our Nursery and Giggles pupils entertain us this morning. They were fabulous! Huge thanks to them and to Eleri, Kelly and team, plus Anna and her team in Giggles.

Summer Fair – On behalf of the PTA, we thank those who supported the Summer Fair, especially the parents and staff who helped on the day. We made over £650 profit. I’d also like to extend my appreciation for the ongoing work of the PTA committee. Thanks to Lucy, Jayne, Jenny, Sarah and the team!

Raffle Prizes – Unclaimed from the Summer Fair. Pink 66-70, Yellow 146-150. Please pop into the office.

Year 6 Leavers Blessing – Year 6 attended St. Peter’s Church this afternoon,
along with other local schools for the annual Leavers’ Blessing.

PTA Quiz – On Friday July 5th at 7pm, there will be a PTA Quiz at the Feathers. See twitter and last week’s newsletter for the poster.

Achievers – Students of the Week were Scarlet, Eva-May, Cadie, Llinos, Beau, Casey, Will and Eve. A Welsh award went to Gabby, a Race for Life medal to Ruby and Ju-jitsu cetificates and belts to TylerW and Leo. Well done all.

Summer Reading Challenge – ‘Space Chase’ is the theme for this Summer and I hope we can count on your support again in helping your child complete this Summer’s Reading Challenge. Further details will be sent home following a school visit from the Library Service.

Diary Dates
July 1st – Meeting for New Nursery parents
July 2nd – Year 3 visit to tesco
July 3rd – Year 6 Growing Up Talk
July 4th – Rhos Street/Pen Barras Official Opening
July 4th – Global Café
July 5th – Transition Day – Year 6 and classes move up
July 5th – PTA Quiz 7pm Feathers
July 11th – Year 1 and 2 Trip
July 11th – Year 6 Trip
July 12th – Reports Sent Home
July 12th – Musicians’ Showcase 3.30pm
July 15th – Reception trip to the park
July 17th – Year 6 Leavers Service 1.30pm
July 18th – Reading Challenge presentation
July 19th – End of Term