September 13th 2019 Medi 13eg

Dear Parents & Carers / Annwyl Rieni a Gwarchodwyr,
It’s notable two weeks in, how settled everybody seems in class, be they 3 or 11 years old! There is a calm, industrious feel about the place already which is very pleasing and augurs well for the year ahead. I have included provisional dates until the end of term. These are of course subject to change and additions! Please also see the attached communication from Denbighshire County Council, regarding proposed site developments.

Mae’n nodedig, pa mor sefydlog mae pawb yn ymddangos yn y dosbarth, boed nhw’n 3 neu’n 11 oed! Mae naws ddigynnwrf a diwyd am y lle sy’n braf iawn ac yn argoeli’n dda am y flwyddyn i ddod. Rwyf wedi cynnwys dyddiadau dros dro tan ddiwedd y tymor. Mae’r rhain wrth gwrs yn medru newid! Gweler hefyd y cyfathrebiad atodol gan Gyngor Sir Dinbych, ynglŷn â datblygiadau safle arfaethedig.

Yours sincerely / Yn gywir,

Bryn D. Jones, Headteacher / Pennaeth

Make Some Noise – We welcomed a special band put together by the Denbighshire Music Cooperative this week. They played a concert with the aim of promoting music lessons. It went down a treat!

Twitter Hashtags – Our Twitter hashtags this year once again align with our priorities, but also with the development of the New Curriculum which becomes statutory in 2022. See our pinned tweet to understand what each hashtag denotes.

Aldi Stickers – Please send any stickers you are given in Aldi supermarkets into school. Collecting 300 will win us a free sports kit and also leave us in with a shout of winning £20k.

Nant BH – Forms and letters regarding Year 5 and 6’s visit to Nant BH have been sent home. Please return them promptly and also settle the balance of payment on Parent Pay. Many thanks.

Secondary Admissions – Parents of Year 6 pupils should note that the window for them to make Secondary School applications is now open. You have until November 8th.

New Nursery – It’s always a pleasure every year to see our new Nursery pupils settle really well to their surroundings and 2019 is no different. A huge welcome to them all! Great work Eleri and Kelly!

NSPCC Sessions for pupils and parents – Please see the letter sent home this week regarding the NSPCC sessions for pupils and parents on Monday.

Donkey Derby – A poster is on Twitter, with details of the Rotary’s Donkey Derby, which will be held tomorrow, September 14th at Cae Ddol.

Brass Teaching – For the next term, Class 3 will be provided with some whole class Brass Lessons on Wednesdays, courtesy of the Denbs Music Cooperative.

St Peter’s Church Thanksgiving Service – In a special Thanksgiving Service at St. Peter’s Church, it was announced that Emily’s ‘Lottie the Bell’ design, had won the public vote held at the Craft Centre. She was presented with a mug bearing her design, which is also being used on cups and badges. Well done!

Flu Vaccinations – Please ensure that consent forms are returned as promptly as possible, so that we can administer this process efficiently.

PTA AGM – This will be held next week, on Tuesday 17th September at 3.30pm here in school. All members of the school community are welcome to join us.

Intergenerational Sessions – Year 6 will take part in intergenerational sessions at Trem y Foel during this term. They’ll take part in musical activities with Bethan Antur and the elderly residents.

Asthma Inhalers – Following recent training, we have been asked to ensure that pupils do not have inhalers in school, unless accompanied by a spacer. Please ensure we have a spacer for your child if he or she is on our asthma register.

Summer Reading Challenge – More certificates and medals were shared with our deserving pupils today. Keep them coming please!!

Urdd Proclomation Ceremony – The Urdd Proclomation Parade, will be held on October 5th in Prestatyn and will celebrate the arrival of next year’s Eisteddfod in Denbighshire.

Air Ambulance Fundraiser – On our twitter feed there is a link to a fundraiser Sally Smith is running to raise money for the Air Ambulance, following the terrible local car crash in the Summer.

Achievers – Students of the Week were all of of the Reception Class, Leila, Joe, Willow, Charlie, Leyla, Samadhi, Tyler, Logan and Seren. Welsh awards went to Ruby, Leo and Amelia. Swimming awards went to Trystan and Isla, cricket awards to Alys and Fletcher, gymnastics awards to Piper and football awards to Barkley and Faye. It’s great to celebrate so much success!

After School Clubs – Clubs running next week are Netball and Dance on Wednesday, with Football on Thursday. A full schedule will be shared next week. Could all pupils coming to football on Thursday pay their £2 weekly to Chester FC in order to make the club viable and sustainable.

Violin Demo and Piano Tasters – These took place this week. Any interested pupils can let us know in the office.

Diary dates – Provisional
Sept 14 – Donkey Derby Cae Ddol from 12.30pm
Sept 16 – NSPCC visit including internet safety parental session 3.30pm
Sept 17 – PTA AGM 3.30pm
Sept 18 – Brass sessions in Year 3 start
Sept 23 – Intergenerational Session Year 6
Oct 2 – Urdd Girls Football Tournament
Oct 5 – Urdd Proclomation Procession, Prestatyn
Oct 9 – School Council Anti-Bullying Workshop
Oct 11 – Harvest Service, St Peter’s Church 9.45am
Oct 14-16 – Nant BH Years 5&6
Oct 15 – Infants Jamboree
Oct 17 – Flu Immunisations
Oct 21 – Parents’ evening week starts
Oct 24 – Urdd Football
Oct 25 – Half term starts