September 27th 2018 Medi 27ain

Dear Parents and Carers / Annwyl Rieni a Gwarchodwyr,
I thought the Summer holiday flew by, but September has done exactly the same! We now rush into Autumn and you can certainly feel it in the air, despite the sunnier end to the week. We’ve had some lovely activities going on this week so look at Twitter for further news and pictures beyond those shared in this newsletter.
Roeddwn i’n meddwl bod gwyliau’r haf wedi hedfan, ond mae mis Medi wedi gwneud yr union beth! Erbyn hyn, rydyn ni’n rhuthro i mewn i’r Hydref ac yn sicr, fe allwch chi ei deimlo yn yr awyr. Mae rhai gweithgareddau hyfryd wedi mynd ymlaen yr wythnos hon, felly edrychwch ar Twitter am ragor o newyddion a lluniau y tu hwnt i’r hyn a rennir yn y cylchlythyr hwn.

Yours sincerely / Yn gywir,

Bryn D. Jones, Headteacher / Pennaeth

Go Ride Club – We have some great extra-curricular clubs running this term and on Tuesday, Go-Ride club was launched again with Mr Davis. The children had a great time working on their cycling skills.

Governors’ Meeting – We had our first Governors meeting of the academic year this week. A new Chair was elected and I’d like to welcome Mr. Chris Johnson to his new role. I’d also like to thank outgoing Chair, Mr. Brian Hubble for his sterling and dedicated service in a period of great transition. I’m pleased he will remain a valued member of the Governing Body, despite stepping down from this role.

Safe Routes to School Consultation – As part of the recent consultation, we are eager to gather data of any traffic/road/cycling incidents, however small, that have been experienced by the school community since we have moved to the new site. Please email me brief details of date, location and the nature of the incident, so that I can compile the list and pass on to the relevant authorities. Many thanks.

PTA Newsletter – Also included this week, is a newsletter presented by the PTA, with important information about their work and of course, forthcoming events. Thanks to Chair, Lucy and Vice-Chair, Jayne for their work in putting this together.

Best Wishes to Mrs Lewis! – I am sure that those of you who have seen Mrs Lewis recently, will not be left in any doubt that she is expecting a baby pretty soon! She starts her period of maternity tomorrow and we wish her well as she embraces motherhood for the first time. Next week, we will welcome the interim Year 4 teacher Miss Price, who was appointed this week to her new role. I am sure she will be a great success and we look forward to her joining the team!

A Meeting of Minds – Before and after moving to the new site, Rhos Street pupils have pressed for closer links between ourselves and Pen Barras, notably in recent times from Reuben who is now in Year 7 and Daniel, who is currently in Year 6. We were therefore delighted, when we recently heard that Pen Barras have been of the same mind and today our two School Councils met for the first time, making plans for some exciting new initiatives. Watch this space!

National Recycling Week – It’s National Recycling Week and our classes have been discussing issues to do with recycling. Mr Davis will deliver a special assembly on the subject tomorrow, using a presentation created by Nimrod’s dad, Jozsef Vass. Thank you very much! I’m sure it will offer food for thought for our Eco-Council, indeed all our pupils!

The Living Classroom – Year 5 made a visit to Rhos Street’s Living Classroom yesterday, to harvest the apples that have ripened and are ready for picking. As you can see, they enthusiastically tasted them and kindly brought me one this morning, to have at break time. It was indeed delicious. You will get to hear a lot more about this special location, that we will be using for pupils’ outdoor learning this year!

PC Heledd – PC Heledd makes her first visit to the school next week, as part of her role as Police Liaison Officer. She will speak to all of the Juniors over the next fortnight.

Urdd Girls Football – We are hoping to submit a team to this competition next week. Please bear in mind that all interested, will need to pay the annual Urdd subscription fee that will last all academic year. Details are in the letter sent home.

eSafety – Please discuss the eSafety agreement with your child and ask them to sign and return it to school next week. The Digital Leaders have agreed its contents and have also run a competition for all pupils, details of which are included below.

Free Press Photos – The photograph of our Reception Class can be found in this week’s Free Press.

– If you have permitted your child to keep an inhaler in school, for safeguarding purposes, could you please ensure that his or her name is on the device.

Lost Coats – Dean has lost a couple of coats with his name on. One is a Ruthin Rovers jacket with his initials on it and also a black coat. Please pop them into the office if you come across either. Thanks.

Spot the Odd – Attached you will find a poster for ‘Spot the Odd,’ a local fundraising initiative, raising money for ‘Freya’s Freedom;’ which is a very worthwhile cause. All details are included.