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April 22nd / Ebrill 22ain

Dear Parents / Carers,

After weeks of pleading, we have finally relented and allowed the pupils onto the field for the first time this week, now that the turf has finally dried out! It is a good sign though and the sunshine has been a tonic, I'm sure you'll agree.

 

Annwyl Rieni / Gwarchodwyr,

Ar ôl wythnosau o ofyn, rydym wedi ildio o'r diwedd a rhoi caniatád i'r disgyblion fynd ar y cae am y tro cyntaf yr wythnos hon, gan fod y tir wedi sychu allan o'r diwedd! Mae'n hyfryd gweld yr haul yn tywynnu o'r diwedd!

Yours sincerely / Yn gywir,

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Bryn D. Jones, Headteacher / Pennaeth

Vale of Clwyd Football - On a beautiful morning up on the astroturf at Brynhyfryd, overlooked by the Clwydian Range, the football team gave a very good account of themselves.  They won one, drew two and lost one of their four matches and played with sportsmanship, skill and effort.

Community Drop In Session consultation on new build for Rhos Street School - You will be aware of this event, which takes place on Tuesday evening at the Farmer's Market from 5.30-7.30pm.  You can drop in whenever you like, but it will be a worthwhile and informative opportunity to learn more and to visualise the 3D plans for the new site.  There will be Governor and Staff representation as well as an opportunity to meet Wynne construction's project leader, the architect and landscaper.  You can also meet personnel involved with aspects to do with potential flooding and the intention to use the new build as an opportunity to improve the drainage in the area. I very much hope that many of you are able to make it and be involved in this exciting and crucially important venture.

Vale of Clwyd Swimming - Our swimmers also gave their all this week in the Gala.  This was held at Ruthin Leisure Centre and was another Vale of Clwyd event.  A special mention goes to Will, who swam superbly, I hear.

Aboriginal Storytelling - Year 5 started the new term performing their aboriginal tales from before the holidays.

Giggles' Pasta Spiders! - As part of their minibeast project, Giggles have been making pasta spiders and having lots of fun doing so!

PC Heledd - PC Heledd visited Reception and Nursery this week and the pupils learnt a lot in an enjoyable interactive session.

Rhos Street School Prospectus – The school prospectus has been revamped and updated.  Huge thanks to Jayne Mayers for her work with this.  It is very much appreciated.  A copy has been emailed to everybody on the email list and it is also available to download from the website and via twitter. Please pass it on to anybody interested in the school or point them in the direction of where to find it.  Many thanks.

Crossing Borders Drama Project – Year 5 will be involved in a special project this term which will culminate in a special performance at Theatre Clwyd.  Next week, some of the pupils will begin the project in a writing session.  It promises to be a very exciting time for Year 5!

Art Project – Years 2 and 3 will also be taking part in a project.  This time an art based one, in preparation for the forthcoming poppy parade here in Ruthin.

Vale of Clwyd Netball – This festival takes place on Tuesday next week.

Speech and Language Sessions - The County ALN department will be holding surgeries at the following venues on Thursday 5th May 2016 from 4 – 6p.m. Wellington Community Centre, Rhyl, LL18 1LE,  Canolfan Ni, Corwen, LL21 0DP, Eirianfa, Factory Place, Denbigh, LL16 3TS

The purpose of these surgeries is to offer advice and support on issues that you may have, relating to Additional Learning Needs. The surgeries are on an appointment basis only (15 minutes each),- first come first served. To book an appointment, please phone 01824 708064 Closing date for booking is Tuesday 3rd May 2016.

Play in a Day – The annual Year 5 Play in a Day takes place on Monday!

Go-Ride Club - Mr Davies' Go-Ride Club began on Wednesday and it seems everybody had a fantastic time cycling in the sun.  I'm sure all involved will enjoy some fantastic sessions over the next few weeks.

After School Club Timetable

 LunchAfter School
MondayDr WhoWrexham FC (after half term)
TuesdaySTEMGo-Ride
WednesdayGymnasticsNetball
Thursday Cookery (Yr 3&4) from May 5th
Friday 

Drama

Achievers - Students of the Week were Kian, Jessica, Theo, Casi, Kyle, Mia, Finley, Ellis and Will.  Leo received a certificate for Jujitsu and Will and Alex a medal for Junior Aquathlon. Well done all!

Ruthin Rugby Club - Reuben, Sam, Oliver, Matthew and Raif all took part in the recent Whitchurch Mini Rugby Festival and finished third.  This after winning a recent tournament in Mold.  It's great to have strong RSS representation in the local rugby side.

Year 5 Maths Challenge – Year 5's top mathematicians will take part in the local challenge held annually at Ruthin School next Friday.  Good luck to the two teams competing!

 

April 15th / Ebrill 15fed

Dear Parents / Carers,

I very much hope you all had a restful Easter and that the pupils have returned refreshed ready for the final term of this academic year.  It will be a term full of many interesting activities, trips, events and hopefully many successes. 

Annwyl Rieni / Gwarchodwyr,

Yr wyf yn gobeithio yn fawr eich bod wedi cael Pasg hamddenol a bod y disgyblion wedi dychwelyd yn barod ar gyfer tymor olaf y flwyddyn academaidd. Bydd yn dymor llawn llawer o weithgareddau diddorol, tripiau, digwyddiadau a gobeithio nifer o lwyddiannau.

Yours sincerely / Yn gywir,

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Bryn D. Jones, Headteacher / Pennaeth

Glasdir Build – Community Event - A community drop in session has been organised by DCC, to discuss the proposed development at the Glasdir site.  It will be held at The Farmer's Market here in Ruthin on Tuesday 26th April from 5.30-7.30pm.  All stake-holders at the school are welcome to attend. Please see the attached letter for further details. Before Easter, the School Council had the opportunity to consult with Wynne Construction on the plans and were I'm told, a delight to work with.

London Marathon – Miss Davies, teacher in Year 3 is running the London Marathon in aid of Diabetes UK.  If you wish to sponsor/make a donation, she has a 'Just Giving' page to do so.  Please visit https://www.justgiving.com/Charlotte-Davies-Richard-Kni if you wish to donate, or text CDLM62£ (followed by your donation amount) to 70070

Congratulations! – Miss Sproston gave birth to a baby girl Erin, over the Easter break, so we send our congratulations to her and best wishes!

Attendance - I respectfully ask you all to work with us pro-actively in ensuring our pupils have high levels of attendance over the next term. Many thanks. Also, please ensure all pupils arrive on time to avoid disruption to classes.

Parent Readers – If any parents are able to help out with readers on a Monday and Tuesday in Class 1, please see Mrs Williams or Mrs Liddy. Thank you.

 Achievers - Students of the Week were Maizie, Daniel, Katelyn, Caitlyn, Sophie, Kai, Lily, Leo, Demi, Sky, Sami, Arthur and Betsy. James received his Grade 1 violin certificate, Billy and Nathaniel certificates for swimming and Will a Sport Relief Medal for his run at the Olympic Park.

Urdd Art - Steffi and Illiana were presented with certificates last night for the art work they submitted to the Urdd Art and Craft Competition.  Steffi was awarded second place for her puppet and also for her knitting work.  Illiana also received second place for her puppet.  Well done to them both!

Ruthun Twinning Association - Twinned with Briec, Brittany - Ruthun Twinning Association is running in a poster competition to advertise the forthcoming visit of our Breton partners. It is hoped to display the posters in local shops as a way of raising the public's awareness of the visit and as a visual welcome to our guests. There will be 2 prizes of £10 and £5.

Basic information to be on the posters:  

Croeso – Welcome-  Bienvenue - Degermer Mat or Croeso i Ruthun / Welcome to Rhuthun,/ Bienvenue à Rhuthun,/ Degemer Mat e Rhuthun 15  - 20  Mai  May  Mai  Mae   

Poster must be A4 size and may be hand drawn or computer generated. Images on the poster must refer to Brittany and Breton culture and not France and French symbols.  Typing in "clipart Breton"  in a search engine such as Google gives the Breton Flag, outline of Brittany, Celtic symbols, Breton costumes etc. Pupils' names, age and school to be only on the reverse of the posters. The closing date is 22nd April.

Tempest Photography – Class photos were taken this week.  Order forms will shortly be sent home.  Individual photographs will be taken later this term for interested parents.

Swimming Gala – Good luck to the swimming team as they take part in the Vale of Clwyd Swimming Gala next week.

Vale of Clwyd Football – Our football squad is also competing a Vale of Clwyd Festival next week.

National Tests - The annual National Tests are nearly upon us and we hope the children are focused and eager to do as well as they possibly can.  Test week is the week beginning Tuesday May 3rd.  We very much hope that we have full attendance for these tests and for the preparatory work beforehand.

Speech and Language information sessions – Please see the attached posters regarding a speech and language information session in Denbigh for parents.

Happy New Pupils  - It's been lovely to welcome a total of eight new pupils to the school this week.  They have all settled well and we hope that they and their families become a very happy part of the Rhos Street Community.  A big hello to Gabriella, Kody, Leo, Megan, Caitlin, Sophie, Olivia and Lily!

Manga High Easter Egg Challenge - Arthur, Hannah, Will and Sami (absent) have won prizes for reaching over 100 points on Manga High's Mathematical Easter Egg Challenge.  Congratulations!

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March 24th / Mawrth 24ain

Dear Parents / Carers,

I'm scratching my head a little today, wondering where did this term go? Yes, it's been shorter as Easter is early, but it's still flown by and we've had to somehow fit everything in.  Now, we pause for a couple of weeks and hopefully all have a relaxing time with family over Easter.  Have a lovely break and see you on Tuesday, April 12th.

 

Annwyl Rieni / Gwarchodwyr,

Rydw i'n crafu fy mhen ychydig heddiw, wrth feddwl ble wnaeth y tymor yma fynd? Mae wedi bod yn  dymor byrrach ac mae Pasg yn gynnar, ond mae dal wedi hedfan ac rydym wedi gorfod ceisio cynnwys popeth. Rydym yn oedi am bythefnos a gobeithio eich bod i gyd yn cael amser llawn hwyl gyda'r teulu dros y Pasg. Mi welwn ni chi gyd ar Ddydd Mawrth, 12 Ebrill.

Yours sincerely / Yn gywir,

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Bryn D. Jones, Headteacher / Pennaeth

Brynhyfryd Sports - The Upper Juniors had a great time up at Brynhyfryd at a specially organised morning of sports activities.

Easter Rugby Skills – On Thursday April 7th from 9.30-3.30pm there is a skills day organised by Jim Salisbury. Parents of interested children should contact Jim Salisbury at  jimsalisbury@tiscali.co.uk with their child's name, date of birth, current playing age group, medical conditions and main contact details.  There will be a maximum of 40 places available at £10 per child.

PTA Disco – Huge thanks again to the PTA for organising last Friday's Easter Disco.  A profit of £400 was made.

County Urdd Eisteddfod - We have once again been proud of the efforts of our Urdd competitors this year.  In last Saturday's County event the Group Recitation finished 3rd, with James finishing 4th in the String Solo section.  We were also proud of Charlie and Ffion, as well as the singing group for their high quality performances.

Family Service - Year 3 gave us a lovely Family Service yesterday.  They taught us all about the Tudor times and looked fantastic in their costumes.  They were loud, clear and enthusiastic and the parents and relatives were very proud! Thanks to Mrs Bourne and her staff for their efforts.

Coffee Morning - The PTA held a coffee morning today, which was well attended and an opportunity for all to have a good chat before breaking up for the Easter holiday.  Thanks to Leanne and Jayne for organising refreshments.

Ruthun Twinning Association - Twinned with Briec, Brittany

Ruthun Twinning Association invites primary schools in the Ruthun Twinning area to take part in a poster competition to advertise the forthcoming visit of our Breton partners. It is hoped to display the posters in local shops as a way of raising the public's awareness of the visit and as a visual welcome to our guests. We will also inform the local press and seek to get published a photograph of the winning pupils. There will be 2 prizes of £10 and £5.

Basic information to be on the posters:  

Croeso – Welcome-  Bienvenue - Degermer Mat

or

Croeso i Ruthun / Welcome to Rhuthun,/ Bienvenue à Rhuthun,/ Degemer Mat e Rhuthun

15  - 20  Mai  May  Mai  Mae   

Poster must be A4 size and may be hand drawn or computer generated. Images on the poster must refer to Brittany and Breton culture and not France and French symbols.  Typing in "clipart Breton"  in a search engine such as Google gives the Breton Flag, outline of Brittany, Celtic symbols, Breton costumes etc. Pupils' names, age and school to be only on the reverse of the posters.

The closing date is 22nd  April  and the competition will be judged by Mr Emrys Wynne, Chair of Rhuthun Twinning Association and Mrs Janet Wynne.

Urdd Art - We had a few entries for the Urdd art and they were certainly of a high quality!

Note on Attendance – This half-term has been one of those periods where there has been a lot of sickness.  Unfortunately this has impacted negatively on our overall attendance figure.  As a result, we are behind our target for this academic year.  I respectfully ask you all to work with us pro-actively in ensuring our pupils have high levels of attendance over the next term. Many thanks. 

March 18th / Mawrth 18fed

Dear Parents,

There's been a real feeling over the last week or so, that we are finally leaving a very windy, wet and dark Winter behind us and that Spring is here.  It's no small relief to see the sun shining and the temperature rising.  Hopefully this augurs well for a pleasant Easter break which is of course less than a week away.

Annwyl Rieni,

Mae teimlad go iawn wedi bod dros yr wythnos diwethaf, ein bod yn gadael gaeaf gwyntog, gwlyb a thywyll tu ôl i ni o'r diwedd a bod gwanwyn wedi cyrraedd. Braf yw gweld yr haul yn tywynnu a'r tymheredd yn codi. Gobeithio mae hyn yn argoeli'n dda ar gyfer seibiant Pasg hyfryd sydd wrth gwrs yn llai nag wythnos i ffwrdd.

Yours sincerely / Yn gywir,

 

Bryn D. Jones, Headteacher / Pennaeth

Year 6 Transition - As part of transition arrangements with Ysgol Brynhyfryd, Year 6 got to spend a worthwhile morning along with the other feeder schools at the Secondary School for a Literacy Morning.

Parents Evening – I hope you found your parental consultations useful this week.  The staff were grateful for the positive feedback received.

New School Build – You will have seen in the press that Wynne Construction has won the tender for the new school build.  Planning has started afoot and the School Council were given a presentation on many aspects of the build and were given the opportunity to feedback.  The school's working group were also afforded the same opportunity and we were grateful of the chance to share our ideas and opinions.  We will convene again after Easter to view updated plans.

Sport Relief - We've had a sporty day here at the school, with the pupils all wearing various clothes on a sporting theme.  This afternoon, our Sports Ambassadors have organised some special activities in the hall and the children enjoyed special sport relief snacks.

St. Patrick's Day - Giggles and Year 2 have been recognising the patron saint of our Irish cousins this week.

Library Visit - Years 5 and 6 enjoyed a fascinating and informative visit to the library this morning to hear Dan Anthony speak about his work as an author.  Huge thanks to Ruthin Library for allowing us this great opportunity.

Brynhyfryd Sports Tournament – A football and netball tournament is being hosted by Brynhyfryd next week and we will be sending teams to represent the school.

Year 3 Family Service – May I remind you that Year 3's Family Service will be held next Wedenesday morning at 9am.  Parents and relatives are of course welcome to join us.

Swimming Gala – The Ruthin swimming gala also takes place next week, so good luck to the squad!

PTA Coffee Morning – On Thursday, the PTA will hold another coffee morning in the breakfast club area at 9am.. Please join us for a cuppa and a chat.

PTA Disco – Don't forget it's the disco tonight in the hall from 5-7.  Any cake donations would be very welcome and also remember there's an Easter bonnet competition.

Class 1 have been looking at cultures in other countries and how they celebrate religious festivals.  In Poland, they share printed wafers between family and friends so they decided to share some within the class.

School Canteen – As we are breaking up for the Easter holiday on the Thursday, bag day will be on that day.

Eisteddfod - Good luck to our Eisteddfod competitors tomorrow.  A late request I know, so apologies, but could the group recitation bring their scarves and wooly hats to wear in the prelim as props.  Thanks.

March 11th / Mawrth 11eg

Dear Parents / Annwyl Rieni,

Brynhyfryd Sixth Form Visit - Year 6 were visited on Wednesday, by a couple of Ysgol Brynhyfryd sixth form pupils.  They talked to them about what to expect when they have their big move up to Brynhyfryd in September.  Thank you to the sixth form pupils for giving up their time.

Achievers - This week's school achievers are Sami, Codie, Alexander, Milly, Faye, William, Tilly, Ben and Lia-Jai. Alexander had a recognition for his hard work playing his brass instrument.Lucy King and Alexa King were also recognised for receiving certificates out of school in swimming.

Parents Evening - Parent/teacher consultations are being held at the school next week.  You should have received the date and time of your appointment by now from your child's class teacher.

Sport Relief - It is Sport Relief day next Friday, so can all children come to school dressed in sports clothes please and bring in £1.  Year 6 are arranging a carousel of activities that all the children will have chance to take part in throughout the day.

Year 5 and 6 Author Visit - Years 5 & 6 will be going to Ruthin Library on the morning of Friday 18th March to meet author Dan Anthony. There is no contribution requested for this activity.

Giggles - The new wash station in Giggles is encouraging independence in the children.

Year 6 Literacy Meeting - There will be a Year 6 Literacy morning in Brynhyfryd next week, as part of the transition arrangements.

PTA Disco - There will be a PTA Disco in the school hall on Friday 18th March starting at 5PM.  Remember that there is an Easter Bonnet competition.

Eisteddfod - The next round of the Eisteddfod is being held a week tomorrow.  A letter with all the times etc. will be sent out to all competitors on Monday.

Tennis - The pupils were treated to some free tennis sessions from Ruthin Tennis Club.  Pupils are encouraged to join the club if they are interested in doing so.

March  4th / Mawrth 4ydd

Dear Parents / Carers,

The activities come at us thick and fast and despite the frenzy, it's a great time of year.  We were proud of our pupils at the Eisteddfod and proud of our heritage on St. David's Day.  The costumes of World Book Day have brought many a smile and one thing that has struck me this week is how enthusiastic our pupils are towards these different experiences they have which enhance their learning.

Annwyl Rieni / Gwarchodwyr,

Mae'r gweithgareddau yn dod yn gyflym ac er gwaethaf y prysurdeb, mae'n amser gwych o'r flwyddyn. Roeddem yn falch o'n disgyblion yn yr Eisteddfod ac yn falch o'n treftadaeth ar Ddydd Gŵyl Dewi. Mae gwisgoedd Diwrnod y Llyfr wedi dod  gwên i'r gwyneb ac un peth sydd wedi fy nharo yr wythnos hon yw pa mor frwdfrydig mae ein disgyblion tuag at brofiadau gwahanol sy'n cyfoethogi eu dysgu.

Yours sincerely / Yn gywir,

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Bryn D. Jones, Headteacher / Pennaeth

St David's Day - The school was a sea of red white and green on Tuesday and we saw a very interesting array of pictures, books and objects representing what it means to be Welsh or living in Wales to the pupils of Rhos Street School.

Urdd Eisteddfod – Congratulations to all of the pupils who took part in the Eisteddfod.  They all competed to a good standard.  In the various recitations, Charlie was 1st, Ffion 2nd, Emma 3rd and Lucy also 3rd. James excelled with his violin finishing 1st. Our two groups also fared well, with the Group Recitation 1st and the singing party 2nd. Thanks to all parents for their patience and good humour, as well as their fantastic support. Also thanks to Mrs Liddy and Mrs Williams. We go again in a fortnight!

World Book Day - It's been a pleasure to see the huge range of colourful and creative costumes on show today, all in the name of recognising the richness of literature.  Thanks to everyone for their efforts, staff included!

Reverend Stuart Service - We were delighted to welcome Rev. Stuart to lead assembly this morning.  He was his usual enthusiastic, engaging and thoughtful self. 

Mother's Day – Some Year 4 pupils will take part in the Mother's Day service at St. Peter's Church on Sunday at 10.30am.

Parents' Evening – Appointment times will be shared next week for the parental consultations taking place week beginning March 14th.

Sponsored Walk – It will have been no surprise to you that we decided to postpone the sponsored walk.  It' was very wet and soggy underfoot. 

We want it to be a lovely school community event, involving everybody enjoying, appreciating and learning about the beautiful locality, but it was no weather to do that, so we delayed again. I'll inform you when we have a new date.

Achievers - Josie, Alex, Molly, Emma, Milly, Kaden, James are students of the Week.

James and Charlie received their Urdd certificates.

London Marathon – Miss Davies, teacher in Year 3 is running the London Marathon in aid of Diabetes UK.  If you wish to sponsor/make a donation, she has a 'Just Giving' page to do so.  Please visit

https://www.justgiving.com/Charlotte-Davies-Richard-Kni

if you wish to donate, or text CDLM62£ (followed by your donation amount) to 70070

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