September 10th 2021 Medi 10fed

Dear Parents and Carers / Annwyl Rieni a Gwarchodwyr,

It’s been a really pleasing first week back for us here at Rhos Street School. The pupils have settled into their new classes well, have been focused and come back with a really positive attitude. This has been really reassuring after all that they have been through over the last couple of years and is a great sign which augurs well for the new school year.

Mae hi wedi bod yn wythnos gyntaf braf iawn yn ôl i ni yma yn Ysgol Stryd y Rhos. Mae’r disgyblion wedi ymgartrefu yn eu dosbarthiadau newydd yn dda, wedi canolbwyntio ac wedi dod yn ôl gydag agwedd gadarnhaol iawn. Mae hyn wedi bod yn galonogol iawn wedi’r cyfan y buont drwyddo dros y blwyddyn diwethaf ac mae’n arwydd gwych sy’n argoeli’n dda ar gyfer y flwyddyn ysgol newydd.

Reading Challenge – As this initiative comes to an end, it would be lovely if our pupils could bring in their certificates for us to celebrate their achievements. I think there is still time to finish the challenge. With it being Roald Dahl Day on Monday, perhaps our pupils would like to choose a book written by him!

Admissions – Please see the attached letter, regarding this year’s school admission dates for Nursery, Reception and Year 7. The deadlines for applications are included and may I remind our new Nursery parents that they must make another application this year, in order to secure a place in the Reception class for next September 2022. Year 6 parents will also need to apply for their child’s Secondary School place. If you have a relative, neighbour or friend with a child who will be of Nursery age by September 2022, I’d be grateful if you could pass on the information to them. Many thanks.

Teddies – From this week, rather than send out the Foundation Phase Communication Sheets by hand, I will email them as an attachment to my weekly newsletter email and post to Twitter.

Reading Club – Next week, Year 1 Reading Club will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8.30am. Year 2 Reading Club will commence on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Friday at 8.30am from the 20th September.

Family Link Worker – Nia Hughes, the school’s Family Link Worker, is available to contact any families in need of support. Please see the attached leaflet.

After School Club – Spaces are at a premium for After School Club, so please ensure you book in advance and also inform us promptly if you wish to cancel any days booked as soon as possible. Many thanks.

Clock Tower Presentation – Fiona and Rob, members of the Clock Tower Restoration Committee, attended this morning to speak to Years 4, 5 and 6 about the project to restore the clock on the square by St. Peter’s Church. During the summer term, Juniors took part in a competition to draw the Clock Tower and in the Year 5/6 category, 1st place went to Connie Taylor, 2nd to Anna and 3rd to Megan. In the Year 3/4 category, 1st place went to Zakk, 2nd to Charlotte and 3rd to Cain. Well done to the winners and all who took part. Details of the exhibition were included in last week’s newsletter.

Yours sincerely / Yn gywir,

Bryn D. Jones, Headteacher / Pennaeth