November 15th 2019 Tachwedd 15fed

Dear Parents & Carers / Annwyl Rieni a Gwarchodwyr,
In times of adversity you see the best in people and in recent weeks, the manner in which everybody in the school has supported one another has been evidence of this fact. Another example this week has been the lovely gesture made by Year 2 parents for Mrs Liddy, preparing a hamper of goodies for her to enjoy as she recuperates. She asked me share that she is incredibly grateful for the wonderful gifts and appreciates their thoughtfulness.

Ar adegau anodd fe welwch y gorau mewn pobl ac yn ystod yr wythnosau diwethaf, mae’r modd y mae pawb yn yr ysgol wedi cefnogi ei gilydd wedi bod yn dystiolaeth o’r ffaith hon. Enghraifft arall yr wythnos hon fu’r ymdrechion a wnaeth rhieni Blwyddyn 2 tuag at Mrs Liddy, gan baratoi hamper o bethau da iddi ei mwynhau wrth iddi wella. Gofynnodd imi rannu ei bod yn hynod ddiolchgar am yr anrhegion rhyfeddol ac yn gwerthfawrogi eu caredigrwydd.

Yours sincerely / Yn gywir,

Bryn D. Jones, Headteacher / Pennaeth

Children in Need – We had lots of fun activities for Children in Need today. Thank you to the School Council for organising. There will be plenty of photos on twitter before the weekend is out!

Armistice Day – We observed two minutes silence at the appointed hour on Monday in order to remember those who gave their lives in conflict.

Year 5 Transition – On Tuesday afternoon, Year 5 will visit Brynhyfryd for CSI transition Science activity.

Superhero Day – On Novemebr 22nd, we will hold a superhero day as part of a fundraising event in memory of Mark from the Bartley family on Saturday 30th November in the Rugby club to raise money towards stem cell treatment for a little boy who had a non-fatal drowning accident in April 2017.

Anti Bullying Week
– Lots of fabulous activities took place this week, including odd-socks day and special presentations by school councilors on a number of anti-bullying themes.

Llaeth-Y-Llan Yoghurt Lids – Please keep the lids if you buy these yoghurt pots, as a monthly draw is held for £1000 takes place for participating schools.

Disabled Parking – Please do not park in the disabled spaces if you are not eligible to do so. Reports of places being taken illegally have reached the office.

Head Lice – Please check your child’s hair for head lice as I have received reports of sightings of the unwelcome blighters among our pupils. Many thanks.

Pentrellyncymer – A great trip to Pentre took place this week for Year 4 with many activities taking place. They’ll have lots of great memories I’m sure. Thank you to Miss Price and Leanne, for their care of the pupils.

Ruthin Town Girls’ Football – Our girls’ team has been very successful in recent football events and all Year 4, 5 and 6 girls can attend local sessions run by Ruthin Town in order to improve their skills and have lots of enjoyment. 5.30-6.30pm on Wednesdays at the Leisure Centre in Ruthin.

PTA Requests – Do you have any unwanted mugs you could donate to serve tea and coffee in PTA events? Also, feel free to bring your own travel mugs if you wish to use them for refreshments. Additionally, please bring carrier bags to the PTA Xmas Fair to carry home your purchases! Any help on PTA Stall for the fair on November 29th would be very much appreciated. Please see a member of the PTA or drop a message into the office if you are interested. Many thanks. The PTA are hoping to hold a Xmas jumper sale at the Xmas Fair. Are you able to donate any children’s Xmas jumpers that might now be too small or surplus to requirements? The money raised will go towards funds collected on Xmas Jumper Day, which is on Dec 13th.

Urdd Swimming Gala – This week, Nate, Daniel, Gabby and Constance competed in the Urdd Swimming Gala and were great ambassadors for the school. Nate won 1st place in the butterfly and 3rd in the individual medley with a 3rd place for all four of them in the freestyle relay. Huge thanks to Martha Savage for her support on the day. Da iawn chi blant!

Pantomime – Please head over to ParentPay to pay for the pantomime trip if you are yet to do so. Many thanks

Music Lessons – Payment for outstanding music lessons can also be settled on ParentPay.

Intergenerational Session – An intergenerational art activity took place down at Trem y Foel yesterday. It was much enjoyed by pupils and elderly alike!

Achievers – Students of the Week were Logan, Oscar, Piper, Isabella, Mathew, Tyler, Olivia and Alex. Swimming certificates went to ArloB and DanielB.

Twitter – Lots more to see from this week on twitter, so please take a look!

PTA Book Fair – The PTA have organized a book fair for Nov26-Dec3. Books can be browsed and purchased directly from 3-3.45pm. Payment can be made with cash or by card.

Chester FC Sessions
– Next weeks’ session and beyond will be held outside on grass.

Selected Diary Dates (inc finalised Xmas Concert Dates)
Nov 22 – Superhero Own Clothes
Nov 29 – Chocolate tombola own clothes and PTA Fair after school
Nov 30 – Rock Choir on Ruthin square 2pm
Dec 5 – Xmas Lunch
Dec 10 – Infant Concerts 2pm and 6pm
Dec 13 – Xmas Jumper Day
Dec 17 – Junior Concerts 1.30pm and 6pm
Dec 20 – End of term