November 8th 2019 Tachwedd 8fed

Dear Parents & Carers / Annwyl Rieni a Gwarchodwyr,
I trust everybody had a lovely half-term. We have hit the ground running again this week with lots going on already, in what will prove to be a busy few weeks in the run up to Xmas. With Halloween and Bonfire Night behind us, we look forward to activities like Children in Need next week and then of course the build up to the festive period, with preparations already afoot!

Gobeithio bod pawb wedi cael hanner tymor hyfryd. Mae llawer yn digwydd yn barod yn yr ychydig wythnosau prysur yn y cyfnod cyn y Nadolig. Gyda Chalan Gaeaf a Noson Tân Gwyllt y tu ôl i ni, rydyn ni’n edrych ymlaen at weithgareddau fel Plant Mewn Angen yr wythnos nesaf ac yna wrth gwrs y cyfnod cyn yr ŵyl, gyda pharatoadau eisoes wedi cychwyn!

Yours sincerely / Yn gywir,

Bryn D. Jones, Headteacher / Pennaeth

Family Service – A big thank you to Blwyddyn 6 for their Family Service, based on their Blue Planet class project. We all learned a lot! Thank you to Mr Davis for his work and also to parents and relatives for their support.

PTA Meeting – A PTA Meeting was held last night. The Xmas Fair will be held after school on Friday, November 29th.

Criw Celf – Criw Celf is the pan North Wales programme for talented young artists. You can find details for this year’s recruitment on twitter. Submissions are open until 22 November and can be made via the school or parents can also apply.

Art Club – Art Club resumes on Monday, please send in the proforma and payment into the school office.

Girls’ Football – Three wins, a draw and a defeat was a very good return from our girls in this week’s Vale of Clwyd Football Festival. Da iawn chi genod!

Run For Refugees – Today’s activity brought our Run For Refugees sponsored initiative to a close. Could any sponsor money yet to be sent please be passed on next week. Many thanks.

Anti Bullying Week – Next week, there will be activities run by our School Councillors. On Tuesday, we will once again have an ‘Odd Socks Day’, celebrating how it’s good to be different.

Remembrance – There is a collection box for children to bring in donations in exchange for a poppy. On Monday, we will observe a two minutes silence for Armistice Day

Walk Wise – Year 2 started a series of ‘Walk Wise’ sessions, which promotes road safety. Thank you to Jenny and Tash for helping out.

Urdd Swimming Gala – Good luck to our swimming squad in next week’s gala in Rhyl.

Pentrellyncymer – I hope Year 4 enjoy their visit to Pentrellyncymer next week.

Children in Need – This is next Friday and children can come dressed in spots and stripes for £1. We are asking for cake donations to be sold for 20p/50p and the School Council are organising various stalls with games at 50p each.

School Council Visit – Our councilors had an enjoyable time learning how their equivalent Denbighshire councillors did their jobs, when they visited County Hall.

Digital Leaders Tip – Our Digital Leaders’ online tip for this week is as follows:
“Encourage your child to be careful when disclosing personal information – Regardless of privacy settings, once material is online you can no longer control who sees it or how it is used.”

MAT Maths – Our MAT Maths sessions resumed this week, with Mrs Lewis taking over the role of introducing activities, following the departure of Mr Oakes. Our groups this morning had a positive session.

Achievers – Students of the Week were Eliza, Lucas, Ruben, Azam, Brandon, Stacey, Holly and all of Year 6. Swimming certificates went to DanielB, Issy, DanielR, Noah, Emily and Fletcher. Welsh awards went to Logan, Benjamin and Tiff, while Sophia received a Tech Academy certificate.

Diary Dates
Nov 11 – Anti Bullying Week starts
Nov 13 – Pentrellyncymer Year 4
Nov 15 – Children in Need
Nov 19 – Year 5 Transition Brynhyfryd pm
Nov 22 – Own Clothes, Superhero theme
Nov 25 – PTA Book Fair all week
Nov 28 – Dogs’ Trust workshops for Juniors
Nov 29 – PTA Xmas Fair
Nov 30 – Rock Choir Ruthin Square pm
Dec 5 – Xmas Dinner
Dec 5 – PC Llinos Years 3 and 4