September 14th 2018 Medi 14eg

Dear Parents and Carers / Annwyl Rieni a Gwarchodwyr,
The first full week comes to an end for the pupils and I am very pleased to see how all classes have slipped seamlessly back into the groove. Our arrangements in Year 6 are working well and the Nursery Class continue to settle with very little fuss. This augurs well for a very good year indeed!

Daw yr wythnos cyfan cyntaf i’r disgyblion i ben. Mae’n bleser gweld pawb wedi dod yn ol i’r arfer yn syth. Mae trefniadau Blwyddyn 6 yn gweithio yn dda ac mae’r dosbarth Feithrin wedi setlo heb unrhyw ffws na ffwdan! Mae’n argoeli’n dda ar gyfer blwyddyn llwyddiannus!

Yours sincerely / Yn gywir,

Bryn D. Jones, Headteacher

Make Some Noise – The Denbighshire Music Cooperative visited to hold a special concert showcasing their lessons. Thank you to them for a lively enjoyable session which I’m sure has piqued the interest of many, where taking up music lessons is concerned.

New Staff – It’s been a pleasure to welcome new staff who will be supporting us for this academic year. Mrs. Jan Hughes has joined us to work alongside Mr. Davis, teaching our Year 6 pupils. Mrs. Shanny Parker has also come on board to support pupils in the Juniors. We hope they very much enjoy working with us this year and being valuable members of our team.

Extra Curricular Clubs – Clubs will run as follows:

Morning Assembly – Thank you to Reverend Stuart for leading our assembly this morning. He talked about building the future and gave Ffion a 30 second challenge to build a model from some Lego. The construct was called ‘Choo Choo!’

Achievers – Students of the Week were Max, Daisy, Kemal, Cadie, Maya, Alex, Charlie, Ffion and Jocelyn. Welsh awards went to Connie, Caitlin and Lily. A cricket trophy and medals went to Tyler, another triathlon trophy to Nate and a pony riding certificate and rosette to Casi.

Criw Celf – Daniel, Emma and Jocelyn took part in the ‘Criw Celf’ initiative over the Summer Holidays. This is an opportunity for talented artist to attend sessions to develop and express their skills. They received a certificate as recognition. Well done!

PTA News – The AGM took place this week. Our new Chair is Lucy Purvis, with Jayne Mayers stepping down to be Vice-Chair. Sarah Hughes becomes treasurer, with Jenny Johnson remaining as secretary. We thank the committee for their fantastic work last year and look forward to further successful activities this year. See the dates overleaf for forthcoming activities.

Tesco Bags of Help – Newyddion Da! Great news! The PTA has successfully applied to be part of the Tesco Bags of Help Grant Scheme . You can vote with your blue tokens in the Ruthin store during September and October! Please spread the word and help us secure funding for more much needed Chrome Books!

Walk and Cycle Consultation – Staff from Denbighshire County Council’s Road Safety team will be at the school on Monday 17th September to discuss proposals to improve the walking and cycling routes on the Glasdir Link Road. Parents are invited to view plans and discuss any concerns that they have with officers between 7.45am and 9.15am and from 2.30pm to 3.30pm.

Drop Off Zone – Please do not use the drop off zone and leave your car unattended. It can cause congestion and frustration. There are plenty of car park spaces if you need to leave your car.

Kerbcraft – The first Kerbcraft session for our Year 2 pupils is next Thursday.

Reading Challenge – We gave out many more certificates today and hope to do the same next week! Please support your child in completing the challenge.

Music Lessons – Could all pupils having music lessons remember their instruments if they are at home.

Applications for Nursery, Reception and Secondary – You will be able to apply online for Nursery and Reception places for the 2019-20 academic year from October 1st. The Nursery deadline is 22/02/19 and Reception deadline is 23/11/18, Secondary places can be applied for already, with the deadline on 9/11/18.

New Nursery – Here are our 30 Nursery pupils, at the beginning of their educational journey here at Rhos Street School! They are settling brilliantly!