October 20th 2017 Hydref 20th

Dear Parents,

A quick catch up this week with a full newsletter when we break up next Friday.

Cycling – Cycling Experience lessons went well this week. The certificates will be shared next week.

Family Service – Thank you to Year 6 for their bike themed Family Service. It was enjoyed by all, including a healthy compliment of parents and relatives. Thanks to

Mr Davis for his work.

Urdd Football – Our footballers gave a fine battling account of themselves yesterday in the Urdd tournament, winning one, drawing one and losing two. Their effort and commitment did not go unnoticed and augurs well for another tournament next Wednesday.

Disco – I hope all enjoy the Halloween Disco tonight.

Shoctober – This fundraiser for our defibrillator takes place on Monday. Own clothes for a £1. Cakes for sale and the pupils can also soak me for 50p.

School Council – Our School Council will visit County Chambers next week to learn more about the work that goes on there.

Year 1 Superhero Day – Next Friday, 27th October will see Year 1 enjoy a Superhero Party, so they can dress up as their favourite superhero. Any food donations would be gratefully received.

Nant BH and Pentrellyncymer – Could all outstanding monies and forms for these trips be sent in on Monday please. Many thanks.

October 13th / Hydref 13eg

Dear Parents / Carers,

The weather may have put paid to the cross country, but did not deter us as we walked to church today for our Harvest service. It’s always so positive walking up en masse to church and be welcomed so warmly by so many of the school community.

Annwyl Rieni / Gwarchodwyr,

Er fod y tywydd wedi dod a’r traws gwlad i ben, doedd y glaw ddim wedi ein rhwystro ar ein taith i’r eglwys heddiw. Mae wastad yn bositif gweld yr ysgol yn cerdded gyda’u gilydd drwy Rhuthun a cael croeso mawr yn yr eglwys.

Yours sincerely / Yn gywir,

Bryn D. Jones, Headteacher / Pennaeth

​Harvest – We had a lovely service this morning in St. Peter’s Church, with all classes performing items of charm and quality. The staff’s hard work in preparing the pupils was rewarded. Thank you for the donations to the Ruthin food bank and for the help walking the children to and from church.

​Jamboree – The Foundation Phase had a great time at the Jamboree earlier this week, singing a series of Welsh songs with all the local schools in attendance.

​Anti-Bullying Workshop – Some members of our School Council got to visit Denbigh High this week and take part in a special anti-bullying workshop. They now have ideas regarding what type of activities they could lead during anti-bullying week which takes place later this term.

​Superhero Headquarters – Class 1’s Superhero Headquarters looks like a great place to try out your superpowers!

​Last Week’s Achievers – Last week’s Students of the Week were Tommy, Cadie, Alex, Miklaj, Jess, James, RubyM and Katie. Welsh awards went to Dean, Seren, Jos, Wil and Ella. Leo had a Ju Jitsu award, Illiana a swimming award, Xander a certificate for Grade 4 cornet and Raif, Matthew and Reuben were recognised for their NE Wales rugby selection.

​Green Flag – Our old tattered flag has been lowered and the new flag recognising the renewal of our Eco-Schools status has replaced it. Thanks again to Kenny Atherton for doing the honours.

​Nursery Biscuits – The Nursery Class have been making biscuits as part of their ‘myself’ project.

Shoctober – On the 23rd October, we will be holding our Shoctober event to raise money for a defibrillator. On that day, pupils can pay a £1 to wear own clothes, can buy cakes and also soak me if they wish (but will have to pay 50p for the privilege!)

£1 Coins – As the old pound coin will no longer be legal tender, from now on we will be unable to accept them in the office.

Cross Country – This week’s event was scuppered by the weather. It will hopefully be rescheduled for after half term.

Parents’ Evening – You should have received appointment times for the parental consultations next week.

Cycle Experience – Year 6 will take their cycling proficiency course next week. I’m sure the sessions will be of great benefit.

Year 6 Family Service – This will be held on Wednesday at 9am. Parents and relatives welcome.

Year 5 Family Service – The original date for Year 5’s Family Service has been put back to November 17th.

Urdd Football – Details have been sent out to interested pupils for this event which takes place next week.

Halloween Disco – Please refer to last week’s newsletter for the poster including details of next Friday’s event.

Dance Lessons – There will be no more dance lessons held on a Friday after school and October 13th will be the last after school dance session with Mrs Lewis.

From the start of next term, it will take place on Wednesday lunchtimes starting on November 8th. Children can wear their P.E. kits and will dance bare foot. If any new dancers would like to join they are welcome to start dance next term (Year 3 and up).

October 6th / Hydref 6ed

Dear Parents / Carers,

It’s been an exciting week since we launched the video promoting our CPR work. I’m sure you’ve had a chance to enjoy Julie, Jayne and the pupils’ work by now. It’s a great message which has been wonderfully communicated. Please make everybody aware of our Just Giving page. Details below.

Annwyl Rieni / Gwarchodwyr,

Mae wedi bod yn wythnos gyffrous ers i ni lansio ein fideo s’yn hyrwyddo ein gwaith CPR. Rwy’n siŵr eich bod wedi cael cyfle i fwynhau gwaith Julie, Jayne a’r plant erbyn hyn. Mae’n neges wych sydd wedi ei gyfathrebu’n mewn ffordd campus. Rhowch wybod i bawb am ein tudalen Just Giving. Manylion isod.

Yours sincerely / Yn gywir,

Bryn D. Jones, Headteacher / Pennaeth

Media Stars! – Ruby and Jocelyn both did fantastically well this week on BBC Radio and S4C respectively, talking about our Shoctober campaign. This coverage has really promoted the video which has now been seen thousands of times. Take a look at our Just Giving page with full details of the initiative and its background and of course an opportunity for any donations to be given. http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fundraiser-web/fundraiser/showFundraiserProfilePage.action?userUrl=rhosstreetschool&isTeam=true

Last Week’s Achievers

Students of the week were: Azam, Isabella, Noah, Holly, Isaac, Megan, Joseph, Kaden, Oliver, Caitlin, Lottie and Flo. Welsh awards: Molly, Iwan, Jos, Alex, Josh. Swimming: Charlie. Tae Kwon-do: Evie and Thomas and Rugby to Elliot. Well done to all!

Sinfonia – Three pupils played in a very special concert in St. Asaph last weekend. Steffi, Illy and Lottie played Vaughan Williams Concerto Grossa and later got to meet Ye-En Choi, who was a soloist on stage.

Family Service – Year 6’s Family Service has been rescheduled for October 18th.

Jamboree – The Foundation Phase are very much looking forward to attending the annual Jamboree at Ysgol Brynhyfryd on Monday. They’ll be singing those Welsh songs with enthusiasm.

Harvest – Once again we will be holding our Harvest Festival Service at St Peter’s Church. It will take place on Friday October 13th at 9.30am. We will be practising in church on the Thursday morning at 9.30am. On both occasions, we would be grateful of parental help in walking the children to St. Peter’s Church and back. On both mornings, we will leave school at 9.15pm. We are also collecting food donations for the Ruthin Food Bank, so would be grateful if they could be brought to school on the Thursday morning. Please let your child’s class teacher know if you are willing to help walk the children.

Cross Country – This takes place after school next Thursday. A separate letter will be sent home to interested competitors.

PTA – Please see the attached posters regarding two forthcoming events; the Halloween Disco and the Auction of Promises.

Medical Forms – Medical Forms have been sent home for you to fill and sign. Please sign and return them even if your child has no medical needs that we need to be made aware of. Many thanks.

Sickness Bugs – While we always promote, encourage and praise good attendance, may I also remind you of the need to keep your child off school for 48 hours after vomiting. Many thanks.

Procedures for speaking to teaching staff – As you are aware, we have an open door policy and are happy to speak to parents about any issues to do with the pupils whenever convenient. However, may I ask that parents do not go directly into classrooms unannounced to speak with teachers in the mornings. If there is a reason that you need to speak to a teacher, please either approach one of the Breakfast Club staff, call in at reception or see Mrs Liddy downstairs to see if it is convenient for you to be speak with a staff member and we can arrange for you to be seen promptly, if your child’s class teacher is available.

North East Wales Rugby – Congratulations to Reuben, Raif and Matthew, who after attending trials, have been selected for the North East Wales Rugby squad. A fine achievement!

September 27th / Medi 27ain

Dear Parents / Carers,

An early newsletter this week, but still lots going on and lots to look forward to. We rush headlong towards October and it’s been a really positive start to the year with pupils settling into new classes as if they’ve always been there.

Annwyl Rieni / Gwarchodwyr,

Daw cylchlythyr cynnar yr wythnos hon, gada llawer yn mynd ymlaen ac hefyd ar y gweill. Rydym yn rhuthro tuag at yr Hydref ac mae wedi bod yn gychwyn bositif iawn gyda’r plant yn setlo i’w dosbarthiadau newydd.

Yours sincerely / Yn gywir,

Bryn D. Jones, Headteacher / Pennaeth

Defibrilator Video – As part of our drive to fund a new defibrillator for the school community, the PTA have been making a short film with the Juniors about resuscitation and about the positive impact of defibrillator use.

Junior Road Safety Officers – Josh and Alex are our newly appointed Junior Road Safety Officers. We look forward to seeing what they have in store for us while they promote issues of road safety.

Vision and Ear Clinic – Year 2 have been enjoying their role playing area as part of their sight and sound topic.

Infant Daily Mile – Our Infants (and Juniors) have once again this year, been developing fitness by participating in the Daily Mile initiative.

​Reading Club – We have some keen attendees in our Foundation Phase reading club already this term!

Cross Country – The confirmed date for this event is October 12th and will be held at the Tennis Centre. More details to follow.

Year 6 Family Service – This takes place a week on Friday on October 6th at 9am. Parents and relatives welcome.

Dog Control in Denbighshire – Follow the link to see some members of the Rhos Street community participating in a video about dog control in Denbighshire. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1YXoDAU6wMw