October 4th 2019 Hydref 4ydd

Dear Parents & Carers / Annwyl Rieni a Gwarchodwyr,
With the Urdd Eisteddfod being held in Denbighshire next year, it was nice to kick off the first of the academic year’s activities in such a positive fashion. Girls’ football has really gone from strength to strength here at the school in the last couple of years and I hope all of our girls are inspired by our school team’s success and want to participate in this flourishing sport.

Gydag Eisteddfod yr Urdd yn cael ei gynnal yn Sir Ddinbych y flwyddyn nesaf, roedd yn braf cychwyn y weithgareddau’r cyntaf o’r flwyddyn academaidd mewn modd mor gadarnhaol. Mae pêl-droed merched yn wir wedi mynd o nerth i nerth yma yn yr ysgol dros y blynyddoedd diwethaf a gobeithio y bydd pob un o’n merched wedi’u hysbrydoli gan lwyddiant ein tîm ysgol ac eisiau cymryd rhan yn y dyfodol.

Yours sincerely / Yn gywir,

Bryn D. Jones, Headteacher / Pennaeth

Urdd Football – Our girls performed fantastically to finish second in this Denbighshire tournament. They were pipped to first place by Bryn Hedydd School in Rhyl, but they can certainly hold their heads up high and look forward to further successes no doubt. Over to you boys!

Parking – It is becoming ever clearer, that some parents from both schools are increasingly bending the rules of the car park, making the risk of an accident ever greater. Could all drivers please ensure that they:
• use the appropriate entrance / exit
• only park their car in a designated parking spot
• do not leave their car in a drop off zone or on a kerb
• do not exceed the 10mph speed limit
• do not leave children unattended in their cars
Many thanks for your co-operation.

Hedgehog Houses – Year 3 visited The Living Classroom, to build their hedgehog houses. It’s been a lovely project and we thank the Denbighshire Countryside Service with their ongoing support down at this wonderful outdoor resource at our disposal.

Chester FC After School Registration – A form is attached for you to book a place in advance for the Chester FC sessions after half term.

National Poetry Day – It was National Poetry Day yesterday and Mrs Reece has been working with the MAT group, producing some fine pieces, which have been posted to Twitter.

PTA Spooky Disco – Also attached is a poster for the forthcoming Halloween Disco. Money raised from this event will go towards funding the pantomime in January. Please may I remind you that you can pay the subsidised price of pantomime tickets on Parent Pay. £7.50 per ticket.

Art Club – The pupils very much enjoyed their first session with our new artist Honor Pedican in Art Club on Monday.

Aldi Stickers – We are really getting somewhere with our sticker collection. Thank you so much for engaging positively. We are two thirds there, with 197 stickers collected. I’m sure a final push will get us over the line!

Dance Workshop – ‘New Dance’ will visit on Monday to deliver a couple of dance sessions for interested pupils in order to advertise their club, which has been highlighted on our Twitter feed.

Dogs’ Trust Workshop – They say never work with children or animals! However, on Monday we will do both, as the Dogs Trust will visit to deliver workshops for Foundation Phase pupils. It should be an interesting afternoon!

Anti Bullying Session – On Wednesday morning, school councilors will attend an Anti-Bullying workshop to plan activities to deliver in school for Anti-Bullying week, which will be held 11-15th November.

PPTA Meeting – Our class reps attended their first PPTA meeting this week with Lucy, Jenny and Julie. Thank you for your time!

PC Llinos – PC Llinos will visit next week for the first time this year, to deliver sessions to Year 5 on anti-social behaviour, to Year 6 on child sexual exploitation and Year 4 on safe friendship.

Harvest Service – Once again we will be holding our Harvest Festival Service at St Peter’s Church. It will take place on Friday October 11th 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.

Achievers – Students of the Week were, Penny, Jack, Claire, Eva-May, Tommy, Milo, Lily-Mae, Melissa, Ruby and Gabby. Welsh awards went to Kaden, ConnieD, ConnieT, Cai, Gabby, Thomas and Alex. Certificates for football went to Brandon and Little Princess Trust to SerenB. Nate received a best in gala swimming award and Eva a football award. Well done to them all!

Run for Refugees – Please could all pupils remember to record their running, walking, cycling and swimming on their record sheet for their sponsored event. Many thanks. Tweet us your photos and we’ll share them!

Urdd Proclomation Ceremony – The Urdd Proclomation Parade, will be held tomorrow in Prestatyn and will celebrate the arrival of next year’s Eisteddfod in Denbighshire. If you want to join the parade, then it begins at 11am from Prestatyn High. Full details on twitter on what will be a great family event.

Reading Challenge – Another set of pupils received their certificates for completing the challenge!

Diary Dates
Oct 7th – Dogs Trust Workshops Foundation Phase
Oct 7th – New Dance Workshops
Oct 9th – Anti-Bullying Workshop
Oct 9th – PC Llinos sessions for Years 5 and 6
Oct 10th – Harvest Practice in church
Oct 10th – PC Llinos session for Year 4
Oct 11th – Harvest Service, St Peter’s Church 9.45am
Oct 14-16th – Nant BH Year 5 and 6
Oct 15th – Infants Jamboree, Brynhyfryd
Oct 17th – Whole school flu immunisation am
Oct 17th – Year 3 and 4 tag rugby event
Oct 18th – Own Clothes Day for PTA Chocolate Tombola
Oct 18th – PTA Spooky Disco

Cross Country – The event scheduled for October 10th has been cancelled due to the excessive rainfall.

Calling All Bakers – Keep an eye out for a special competition being introduced by Year 5 next week. Watch this space!!