Tachwedd 10fed/ November 10th

Dear Parents and Carers / Annwyl Rieni a Gwarchodwyr,
A rather soggy return to school after the half term has not dampened our spirits one iota, even though I will admit
to scrutinising the long-range weather forecast, with some trepidation, in preparation for our forthcoming visit to
Pentrellyncymmer next week. Everyone has returned to school positive and ready to work, which has been lovely
to see. The preparations have started for our Christmas (apologies for mentioning this in November) concert and
the sound of Michael Bublé has been drifting around the building, already on its way to becoming a ferocious earworm.

Lots of Yr. 3 & 4 children are all extremely excited to be heading off, on Wednesday
next week, on our adventures to Pentrellyncymmer Outdoor Education Centre. I’m
hoping the weather will be kind to us, but am sure that, as in previous years, a brilliant
time will be had by all, even if it does rain a bit. We have had two, brand new,
sleeping bags kindly donated by a parent. If this would help in your preparations for
the Pentrellyncymmer visit please contact the school office.

Kick It Sports
Kick It Sports will be offering after-school multi-sports sessions, 3.15pm – 4.30pm, from
Monday 20th of November for four weeks. Sessions are available to pupils from Yrs. R, 1, 2, 3, 4,
5 & 6 at the cost of £18 for the four sessions. Session dates are: 20th Nov, 27th Nov, 4th Dec and
11th Dec. You can find out all about Kick It Sports and what they offer by following this link:
Follow this link to book onto and pay for the course: https://bookwhen.com/kickitsports

Odd-Socks Day for Anti-Bullying Week
On Monday we are inviting pupils to come to school wearing odd socks
in recognition of the Anti-Bullying Week campaign recognising that we
are all different and all equal and to spread kindness. There will be lots of
work throughout the week focussed on the message that whether it’s in
school, at home, in the community or online, we can bring an end to

Christmas-Jumper Days
In support of the charity Save the Children’s Christmas Jumper fund-raising campaign we are inviting children to
wear their Christmas Jumpers on Dec 1st, 8th, 15th and 21st. We are requesting donations of Christmas jumpers that
children have grown out of and will be having a Christmas-Jumper Swap where children can bring in a Christmas
jumper and swap it for a different one, should they wish. We are requesting a donation of £1, which covers all
four Christmas-jumper days, which should be brought in to school on Dec 1st. We will additionally have a
donation box, also in support of the Save the Children charity, in which children can make a small donation when
they swap a Christmas jumper. We are hoping that this will imbue December with a decidedly Christmassy
ambience, as well as raising some money for an important cause.

School Uniform
Just a quick reminder of our school uniform policy here at school. We actively encourage
children to wear school uniform, which comprises: Grey / black trousers, skirt or pinafore, light
blue polo shirt, royal blue jumper, black / grey socks and black shoes (not trainers).
PE Kit can be worn on PE days and comprises black shorts / jogging bottoms, trainers and a
warm top / hoodie.
School uniform is available to buy from Workplace Worksafe, which can be found on the
Ruthin Industrial Estate, but there is no expectation for children to wear ‘badged’ uniform.
There are also good quality, preloved uniform items available. Can we please request that all
items of clothing are marked with your child’s name. Many thanks.

We have been focussing this week on
the importance of Remembrance,
beginning with a service on Monday
and culminating with a minute silence
in the hall today. The Yr. 6 children
have been selling poppies and
associated Royal British Legion
merchandise this week, for which there
has been great support.
On Sunday Tommy Roberts and Jacob
Phipps have kindly volunteered to lay
a wreath, from Rhos St School, at the
Ruthin Remembrance Ceremony, at the Wynnstay-Road War Memorial, on Sunday. A huge thank you to them
both and their families for their support.

Weekly Wellbeing
As part of our work on wellbeing across the school, which is one of our school-development plan priorities this
year, and into the future, we will be adding a few words of wisdom to our newsletter, and a display in the school,
from now on… Don’t panic they’re definitely not my words of wisdom, which are scarce to say the least, but
those of actually wise people. This week’s comes from polymath Leonardo da Vinci:
“Learning is the only thing the mind never exhausts, never fears,
and never regrets.”

Cornel Gymraeg
In our Welsh Corner this week we have been learning the song Nadolig Llawen I Chi Gyd in preparation for our
Christmas Concert on December 12th
. Despite my natural resistance to Christmas in November, the children
sounded wonderful, which augurs extremely well for our festive plans.

This week’s achievers are Isabella, Samuel, Sebastian, Thea, Claire, Charly, Cecily, Alice, Albie, Dylan, Isaac,
Zidan and Poppy. Very well done to all of our fab achievers