October 5th 2018 Hydref 5ed

Dear Parents and Carers / Annwyl Rieni a Gwarchodwyr,
Autumn properly kicks in next week as we celebrate Harvest in church. We also have our Cross Country event in Llanfwrog and Year 6 will have their Bikeability sessions. Another busy week comes to an end and I know there will be lots of photos posted on twitter later, adding to the news in this letter.

Bydd yr Hydref yn cychwyn o ddifrif yr wythnos nesaf, wrth i ni ddathlu Diolchgarwch yn yr eglwys. Hefyd mae gennym y Traws Gwlad yn Llanfwrog a bydd Blwyddyn 6 yn cael eu sesiynau Bikeability. Daw wythnos brysur arall i ben a dwi’n gwybod y bydd llawer o luniau wedi eu gosod ar twitter a fydd yn ychwanegu at y newyddion yn y llythyr yma.

Yours sincerely / Yn gywir,

Bryn D. Jones, Headteacher / Pennaeth

School Council – Our School Council met with Pen Barras again this week. Pupils from all years contributed to discussions and suggested a poster competition promoting the positive relationship between the schools as they mix teams to play on the MUGA. Next on the agenda is reading groups and our pupils also invited PB to join them in forthcoming activities as part of Anti-Bullying week in November. Thank you to Evie and Xander for updating the whole school in today’s assembly.

Pupil Information Sheets – Schools have been instructed by Denbighshire County Council to verify all parental / child details in order to ensure all records are up to date. We are sending home sheets for you to all fill and send back to school. Your co-operation in returning them speedily will enable us to complete this task quickly. Many thanks.

Vaccination Forms – Could all consent forms for flu immunisations, be returned by next Tuesday please? Thank you.

Cross Country – This takes place next Thursday evening after school at the Tennis Club, Llanfwrog. A separate letter will provide further details.

Welcome Miss Price
– Miss Price joined us this week in Year 4. It’s been a pleasure to welcome her onto the team.

PC Heledd – PC Heledd visited all classes in the Juniors this week, in her role as School Liaison Officer.

Urdd Girls’ Football
– Our girls’ team certainly did themselves proud yesterday. The won two and drew one of their six games and played with guts and lots of effort. Their behaviour was exemplary and their enthusiasm infectious. Well done to each and every one of them.

Achievers – Students of the Week are Claire, Louis, Liam, Barkley, Illiana, Melissa, William, Teddy and RubyJ. Welsh awards went to Sophie, Cai and Alexandros. Oscar received a gymnastics certificate and Fletcher a football medal for scoring lots of goals against Wrexham, which was really pleasing for me personally!

Harvest – Once again we will be holding our Harvest Festival Service at St Peter’s Church. It will take place on Friday October 12th at 9.45am. We will be practising in church on the Thursday morning at 9.45am. 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.

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.

PTA Halloween Disco – Please see the attached poster regarding this forthcoming event. Thank you to Sarah Longhurst for the design!

September 27th 2018 Medi 27ain

Dear Parents and Carers / Annwyl Rieni a Gwarchodwyr,
I thought the Summer holiday flew by, but September has done exactly the same! We now rush into Autumn and you can certainly feel it in the air, despite the sunnier end to the week. We’ve had some lovely activities going on this week so look at Twitter for further news and pictures beyond those shared in this newsletter.
Roeddwn i’n meddwl bod gwyliau’r haf wedi hedfan, ond mae mis Medi wedi gwneud yr union beth! Erbyn hyn, rydyn ni’n rhuthro i mewn i’r Hydref ac yn sicr, fe allwch chi ei deimlo yn yr awyr. Mae rhai gweithgareddau hyfryd wedi mynd ymlaen yr wythnos hon, felly edrychwch ar Twitter am ragor o newyddion a lluniau y tu hwnt i’r hyn a rennir yn y cylchlythyr hwn.

Yours sincerely / Yn gywir,

Bryn D. Jones, Headteacher / Pennaeth

Go Ride Club – We have some great extra-curricular clubs running this term and on Tuesday, Go-Ride club was launched again with Mr Davis. The children had a great time working on their cycling skills.

Governors’ Meeting – We had our first Governors meeting of the academic year this week. A new Chair was elected and I’d like to welcome Mr. Chris Johnson to his new role. I’d also like to thank outgoing Chair, Mr. Brian Hubble for his sterling and dedicated service in a period of great transition. I’m pleased he will remain a valued member of the Governing Body, despite stepping down from this role.

Safe Routes to School Consultation – As part of the recent consultation, we are eager to gather data of any traffic/road/cycling incidents, however small, that have been experienced by the school community since we have moved to the new site. Please email me brief details of date, location and the nature of the incident, so that I can compile the list and pass on to the relevant authorities. Many thanks.

PTA Newsletter – Also included this week, is a newsletter presented by the PTA, with important information about their work and of course, forthcoming events. Thanks to Chair, Lucy and Vice-Chair, Jayne for their work in putting this together.

Best Wishes to Mrs Lewis! – I am sure that those of you who have seen Mrs Lewis recently, will not be left in any doubt that she is expecting a baby pretty soon! She starts her period of maternity tomorrow and we wish her well as she embraces motherhood for the first time. Next week, we will welcome the interim Year 4 teacher Miss Price, who was appointed this week to her new role. I am sure she will be a great success and we look forward to her joining the team!

A Meeting of Minds – Before and after moving to the new site, Rhos Street pupils have pressed for closer links between ourselves and Pen Barras, notably in recent times from Reuben who is now in Year 7 and Daniel, who is currently in Year 6. We were therefore delighted, when we recently heard that Pen Barras have been of the same mind and today our two School Councils met for the first time, making plans for some exciting new initiatives. Watch this space!

National Recycling Week – It’s National Recycling Week and our classes have been discussing issues to do with recycling. Mr Davis will deliver a special assembly on the subject tomorrow, using a presentation created by Nimrod’s dad, Jozsef Vass. Thank you very much! I’m sure it will offer food for thought for our Eco-Council, indeed all our pupils!

The Living Classroom – Year 5 made a visit to Rhos Street’s Living Classroom yesterday, to harvest the apples that have ripened and are ready for picking. As you can see, they enthusiastically tasted them and kindly brought me one this morning, to have at break time. It was indeed delicious. You will get to hear a lot more about this special location, that we will be using for pupils’ outdoor learning this year!

PC Heledd – PC Heledd makes her first visit to the school next week, as part of her role as Police Liaison Officer. She will speak to all of the Juniors over the next fortnight.

Urdd Girls Football – We are hoping to submit a team to this competition next week. Please bear in mind that all interested, will need to pay the annual Urdd subscription fee that will last all academic year. Details are in the letter sent home.

eSafety – Please discuss the eSafety agreement with your child and ask them to sign and return it to school next week. The Digital Leaders have agreed its contents and have also run a competition for all pupils, details of which are included below.

Free Press Photos – The photograph of our Reception Class can be found in this week’s Free Press.

– If you have permitted your child to keep an inhaler in school, for safeguarding purposes, could you please ensure that his or her name is on the device.

Lost Coats – Dean has lost a couple of coats with his name on. One is a Ruthin Rovers jacket with his initials on it and also a black coat. Please pop them into the office if you come across either. Thanks.

Spot the Odd – Attached you will find a poster for ‘Spot the Odd,’ a local fundraising initiative, raising money for ‘Freya’s Freedom;’ which is a very worthwhile cause. All details are included.

September 21st 2018 Medi 21ain

Dear Parents and Carers / Annwyl Rieni a Gwarchodwyr,

Digital Leaders – We have appointed Digital Leaders in each class. Today, they have met for the first time and decided upon a Pupil eSafety Agreement for every child to sign, promising to use the internet responsibly. This will be sent home next week for you to discuss with your child. The meeting was very productive, with some great contributions from them all.

Achievers – Students of the Week were Joe, Mia, Shreya, Ruby, Ruby, Jess, Lily and RubyJ. Welsh awards went to Gabby, James, Teddy and Grace. Charlie received a martial arts certificate and Tyler cricket trophies and medals.

National Recycle Week – Next week is National Recycle Week, so the classes will be highlighting this and hopefully encouraging recycling at home.

Headlice – There have been cases of headlice reported. Please check and treat your child’s hair if affected. Many thanks.

Water Bottle – Azam in Year 1 has lost his blue water bottle. If it has come home to you by mistake, please return it to Year 1. Many thanks.

Yours sincerely / Yn gywir,

Bryn D. Jones, Headteacher / Pennaeth

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.