October 8th 2021 Hydref 8fed

Dear Parents and Carers / Annwyl Rieni a Gwarchodwyr,

It’s been great fun taking part in the Hello Yellow initiative today, to promote the mental health & wellbeing of our school community. Activities took place in class, while raising money for the charity Young Minds. We asked our pupils to come to school wearing yellow and they enjoyed planting daffodils, telling jokes and taking part in some silly photos. Take a look at Twitter over the weekend to get a flavour of what happened today.

Mae wedi bod yn llawer o hwyl cymryd rhan yn y fenter Hello Yellow heddiw, i hyrwyddo iechyd meddwl a lles cymuned ein hysgol. Cynhaliwyd gweithgareddau yn y dosbarth wrth godi arian at yr elusen Young Minds. Gofynnwyd i’n disgyblion ddod i’r ysgol yn gwisgo melyn ac roeddent yn mwynhau plannu cennin Pedr, dweud jôcs a chymryd rhan mewn rhai lluniau gwirion. Cymerwch gip ar Twitter dros y penwythnos i gael blas o’r hyn a ddigwyddodd heddiw.

Parental Consultations – Parental consultation appointment slips were sent home with pupils in the Reception class up to Year 6. These will take place next week in school via Covid-safe face to face meetings. Please wear a face covering for these meetings. Please contact the office if you have any problems keeping your appointment.

PTA Xmas Card Designs – The pupils have brought home a design they have made to be put on a Christmas Card. If you wish to purchase some cards which include the design, then please return the form early next week.

Halloween Disco – The attached poster includes details of the PTA Halloween Disco to be held in school time on October 22nd.

Harvest – Next week is harvest week. Once again, we will be unable to hold our Harvest Service this year, due to Covid-19. However, class Harvest activities, will be taking place and we will collect food donations in aid of Ruthin Food Bank. Please send in any contributions of pre-packed dried foods or cans from Monday, October 11th and on the Friday we will donate what has been collected.

‘Shwmae Sumae’ – Next Friday, the Welsh language initiative ‘Shwmae Sumae’ takes place and in a competition, pupils will be making colourful posters adorning Welsh phrases for a large display here in school.

St. Peter’s Church Survey – Rev. Stuart is inviting you to participate in this online survey to plan the best days and times for family friendly activities in Ruthin. https://forms.gle/87URVKgTFbtaV65V8
Marathon Runner – Congratulations to Miss Davies on her fine achievement of completing the Chester Marathon last Sunday. I’m sure the blisters are worth it!!

Olivia Alkir Appeal – Hill and Roberts, Chartered Accountants here in Ruthin have provided us with sets of Christmas Cards to raise funds towards a stained glass window at Efenechtyd Church in memory of our ex-pupil Olivia Alkir, who was tragically killed in a car crash two years ago. You can purchase a pack of 5 cards for £5.00 and £2.50 from each pack will be donated to the above fund. Please pop into reception if you wish to contribute or you can email rhuthunhandr@gmail.com or direct message on their Facebook page.

Achievers – Congratulations to Students of the Week, Amelia, Florence, Will, Daisy, Eden, Teddy, Eva, Eliza, ArloB, Lucas, Jack, Eira, JacobPh, Cadie and Megan. Welsh awards went to Eva-May, Leila, Paige and Oscar. Swimming certificates were shared with Jensen and Holly. Isaac and Fletcher were also recognized for making their debut for Denbighshire Schools’ Football Team. Well done! Also a big welcome Tulga, to the Nursery Class!

Yours sincerely / Yn gywir,

Bryn D. Jones, Headteacher / Pennaeth