October 25th 2019 Hydref 25ain

Dear Parents & Carers / Annwyl Rieni a Gwarchodwyr,

Well, here we are already at half term, but looking back over the eight weeks’ newsletters, tweets and all the comprehensive communications over the half term, it’s clear how busy the pupils have been, how many opportunities they’ve been given and also the extent that many of those opportunities go above and beyond the ones included in the normal curriculum. I am as ever grateful to the staff for providing all those wonderful opportunities, giving the pupils at Rhos Street a rich educational experience. I also speak for us all in thanking those who take their time to show their appreciation for those efforts. We approach the week’s break with heavy hearts and continue to be touched by the empathy shown by the school community towards the staff and pupils as we come to terms with losing Jill. I hope all have a lovely time and return ready to approach the final half term before Christmas full of energy once again.

Yours sincerely / Yn gywir,

Bryn D. Jones, Headteacher / Pennaeth

Goodbye Mr Oakes – Mr Oakes, who successfully led our MAT Maths sessions over many years, is moving onto other important projects. He held his final session with our pupils this week. We thank him, wish him well & look forward to preserving his legacy with Mrs Lewis picking up the baton after half term.

Admissions – May I remind parents of pupils in Nursery and Year 6 that applications for your child’s place in Reception and Year 7 respectively need to be made now.

Funeral Arrangements – Jill’s funeral will be held at 3pm on Tuesday, October 29th at Flintshire Memorial Park and Crematorium, CH76DF. A warm welcome is extended. Preferably no black to be worn and no flowers. No donations are requested at the service, but if any parents wish to make a donation in her memory, then you are most welcome to send one into school and we will choose an appropriate charity to receive the money collected in her name. The wake will be held at The Celtic Arms, Northop Country Park Golf Club, CH76WA at 4pm.

Halloween Costumes – Some great costumes today. The children were excited to show off their creations!

Girls’ Football Festival – There will be a girls’ festival on Wednesday November 6th at Denbigh High. We will sort the team on the Monday we return.

School Council Visit – On the Wednesday afternoon, the School Council will attend Council Chambers here in Ruthin.

Year 6 Family Service – Year 6 will hold their Family Service on Friday, November 8th from 9am. Parents and relatives are of course warmly welcomed.

Nant BH – This year’s visit was another great experience for the pupils. Thank you to Miss Davies, Eira and Leanne for their care of the pupils and to the centre itself for providing great opportunities for our school. Diolch yn fawr.

Criw Celf – Criw Celf is the the pan North Wales programme for talented young artists. You can find details for this year’s recruitment on our Twitter feed. Submissions are open until 22 November and can be made via the school or parents can also apply. Let us know if your child wishes to be nominated.

What’s App – I know What’s App can be a useful tool to share class information for parents. However naming other parents’ children is something I respectfully ask you not to do. If anything needs to be brought to our attention then please communicate it directly to class teachers. Many thanks.

Additional Staff Training Day – Welsh Government have allocated an additional staff training day this year, in order to train and plan for the new curriculum. This will take place on June 26th 2020 and the school will be closed for pupils on this day.

Road Safety Officers – Becky from the Road Safety team came this week to brief our officers for this academic year. I’m sure they have plans for us all!

Shwmae Sumae Day – Our classes had a special day of Welsh activities. See Twitter for a flavour of what’s been going on.

Year 2 Living Classroom Visit – On Twitter you will also see photos of Year 2’s visit earlier this week.

Year 3 Hedgehog Project – As Year 3’s hedgehog project comes to a close, there have been some lovely closing activities documented on Twitter.

Urdd Football – Our footballers gave a fantastic account of themselves yesterday as they won 2, drew 3 and lost just one of their games. Da iawn chi blant!

Achievers – Our Students of the Week were Isla, Nimrod, Umar, LiamG, Mia, Maya, Gabby and Thomas. Welsh awards went to Oliver, Cai, Alexandros, Morgan and Constance. A swimming certificate went to Lilly and gymnastics awards to Holly.

Diary Dates
Mon Nov 4 – School reopens
Wed Nov 6 – Girls’ Football Festival
– School Council visits County Hall
– Year 2 Walk Wise (Kerbcraft)
Thu Nov 7 – PTA Meeting
Fri Nov 8 – Year 6 Family Service
Mon Nov 11 – Anti-Bullying Week Starts
– Remembrance
Thu Nov 13 – Pentrellyncymer Year 4
– Year 5 and 6 Tag Rugby
Fri Nov 15 – Children in Need
Tue Nov 19 – Year 5 Transition Session in Brynhyfryd
Fri Nov 29 – PTA Xmas Fair
Sat Nov 30 – Rock Choir St Peter’s Square for Xmas lights

Tue Dec 10 – Infants’ Xmas Concerts 2pm & 6pm
Tue Dec 17 – Juniors’ Xmas Concerts 1.30pm & 6pm