November 22nd 2019 Tachwedd 22ain

Dear Parents & Carers / Annwyl Rieni a Gwarchodwyr,
Christmas songs are being heard this week – for the rock choir and for the forthcoming Infant and Junior concerts. Well, it is Novemebr after all… Next week will see the Xmas season officially begin with our PTA Fair and the Rock Choir singing on Saturday. The rollercoaster can officially set off! See Twitter for additional photos from the following recent activities: Don’t Touch Tell presentations, Year 2 Traffic Survey, Year 2 Walk Wise, Year 4 rugby, Year 5 CSI transition afternoon and our Governors’ Visit.

Yours sincerely / Yn gywir,

Bryn D. Jones, Headteacher / Pennaeth

Parent Governors – Following our invitation for nominations for Parent Governors, Two applications were received for the two places and I’m pleased to share with you that Sarah Longhurst, mother of Alys in Year 2 and Christian Killow, father of Ryan in Year 1 have joined the Governing Body for a term of four years. A big welcome to them both!

Super Hero Day – This was held today, 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. Lots of great costumes on show!

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.

PTA Xmas Fair – In addition to the PTA requests in last week’s newsletter, they are planning to have an ‘Adopt A Teddy’ stall at the Christmas Fair. Suitable donations of unwanted, clean teddies would be most welcome!! Many thanks. Next Friday, on the day of the fair, it will be an own clothes day, with donations requested for the chocolate tombola in exchange.

PTA Xmas Photos – Xmas photos have been taken this week. They are available to view outside each class and in the foyer. Please see the attached poster for ordering details.

Achievers – Students of the Week were, Maisie, Alex, DanielR, Charlie, Thomas, Maizie, Chloe and DanielJ. Welsh awards went to Jacob and Stacey and a Karate purple belt to Ben.

Rock Choir – A letter has been sent with a proforma to register interest in forthcoming singing events. Please return it early next week.

Children in Need – A total of £510 was raised. A fantastic return! Well done Miss Davies and the School Council!

Dance for Jill – Some of the girls in Year 6 wanted to design, practice and perform a special dance in memory of Jill. They shared it with the school on Monday and a clip of the dance can be seen on Twitter. Not only is of a very high standard, but it is also a lovely gesture, that they should all be proud of.