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February 17th / Chwefror 17eg

Dear Parents / Carers,

Half term arrives and so we've reached the mid-way point of the academic year. Time as ever, flies by. I hope the children have a nice restful break and everybody has the opportunity to shake off those pesky bugs and viruses that have been so evident over the last few weeks.

Annwyl Rieni / Gwarchodwyr,

Mae hanner tymor wedi cyrraedd ac felly rydym wedi cyrraedd canol y flwyddyn academaidd. Mae'r amser yn hedfan. Yr wyf yn gobeithio bydd y plant yn cael wythnos llawn hwyl ac yn cael cyfle i oresgyn yr heintiau sydd wedi bod mor amlwg dros yr wythnosau diwethaf.

Yours sincerely / Yn gywir,

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Bryn D. Jones, Headteacher / Pennaeth

​Class 1 Pirate Treasure Hunt - Class 1's Pirate theme has brought with it some lovely activities, which have really brought the topic to life. This week they had a fantastic pirate treasure hunt in the outdoor area and a pirate had left a special treat in their treasure chests! 

Pancake Races – The traditional Pancake Races take place in St. Peter's Square on Tuesday February 28th.  The sponsor form and details are attached for those interested.  Please ensure the form, frying pan (with a tough pancake) and suitable trainers are with the children on the day.  The money raised will be going to Hope House.

Urdd Eisteddfod – Could all competitors learn and practice their pieces over the half term break so that they are well versed for the final week of preparation.

​eSafety Logo Competition Winner - Our winners were judged by eSafety group members and announced today.  Congratulations to Faye 1st, Jemima 2nd and Abbie 3rd. Faye's design will now be used to adorn all eSafety group documentation from now on.

​Achievers - Students of the Week include Daniel, Kody, Oliver, Benjamin, Emma, Matthew, Andrew (for last week), Nikos, William and Demi.  Jessica and Connie received swimming certificates, Kai a certificate for paddle sports, Molly and Alexa gymnastics awards, and Ffion dancing certificates.

​Reading Club - Year 1 and 2 children continue to enjoy daily Reading Club with Mrs Liddy.  She has noticed huge improvement in their reading and engagement.  Please remember that these sessions will continue after half term and will have a positive impact on pupils' ability to read with fluency, accuracy and expression.

Art Club – A new block of sessions are now on offer.  Please fill and return the form sent last week with payment in order to register.

St. David's Day – We will be celebrating St. David's Day on March 1st  here in the school, so the children are encouraged to come into school wearing either National costume or red.

World Book Day – On March 2nd, we will be recognising World Book Day in school.  Children can come dressed up as one of their favourite fictional characters and also bring in one of their favourite books to share.​

Half Term – School is of course closed next week and the pupils will return on Monday, February 27th.

Website Documents – A couple of documents have been uploaded to the downloads section of the Website, with links via twitter.  You can find Denbighshire's Fair Processing Notice regarding the sharing of data and also guidance on infection control in schools.

​Class 1 Visit to Cae Ddol - Mrs Bourne's Class have thoroughly enjoyed designing and making a pirate ship  and this aspect of the project culminated with them sailing their boats on a maiden voyage at the lake down at Cae Ddol.  Many thanks to the volunteer parents for their help.​

February 10th / Chwefror 10fed

Dear Parents / Carers,

Half term nears and there is a palpable whiff of Spring in the air.  Having said that there are also rumours of snow, so we shall see how things pan out. Let's hope the weather doesn't slow the work down at Glasdir, which you'll see from driving by and from our twitter page that things are moving forward, as they build the level of the ground upward.

Annwyl Rieni / Gwarchodwyr,

Daw hanner tymor yn nesgyda arwyddion o wanwyn ond eira hefyd.  Gobeithio na fydd y tywydd yn arafu'r gwaith i lawr yng Nglasdir, ac ar ein tudalen twitter mae lluniau'n dangos bod pethau'n symud ymlaen, wrth iddynt godi lefel y ddaear i fyny.

Yours sincerely / Yn gywir,

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Bryn D. Jones, Headteacher / Pennaeth

​Family Service - Year 4's Family Service was a delight with all manner of recitations, readings, stories, songs and dance on offer.  Huge thanks to the pupils for their hard work and to Mrs Baker and staff for the preparations. Thanks also to parents and relatives for their support.

Maths Resources – Please see the links on our twitter feed for resources that parents can use to support children at home in Maths.

Daily Mile – It was very exciting to see the featured school in the news report on ITV Wales last Friday.  It was a piece talking about the impact of the Daily Mile initiative and showed a different side of the school in a refreshing way.

​Safer Internet Day - Tuesday was Safer Internet Day and this week we have had assemblies, discussions and have been looking at different resources online.  The eSafety group have been judging the entries to the eSafety logo competitions and we will announce winners next week.

​Welsh Writing Squad - Faye and Tom represented the school in today's Ruthin Cluster Welsh Writing Squad session. This took place at Ysgol Borthyn and involved many other local schools.

​Achievers - Students of the Week were Jenson, Maizie, Olivia, James, all of Class 4, Andrew and Faye.

Attendance Procedures - As a school, we are committed to working with and assisting parents in promoting the regular and punctual attendance of all pupils. We are required to set targets and are of course eager to meet, or indeed exceed these targets. We have had a period where attendance has been low because of various illnesses and from being above target before Christmas, we have now dropped below that target. Absences are of course fully authorised if you child is genuinely unwell and I am in no way encouraging you to send your child to school if sick.  If your child is ill, please inform us on the day by email, or telephone call. If we have not been notified why your child is absent, for safeguarding purposes, we will telephone to confirm.  Each absence needs to be explained; otherwise it will go on record as being unauthorised. If you are not sure about how long pupils should be kept off school for various absences, please ask in the office for assistance or click here ​to view a guidance document.

Relief Crossing Patrol Attendant Advert – See the attached job advert.

February 3rd / Chwefror 3ydd

Dear Parents / Carers,

Green School x 3 – The hard work of our pupils, staff, Governors, parents and community has once again been deservedly recognised this week, as the annual School Categorisation results were published.  For the third year since its inception, we have been awarded Green status and the image below highlights what that means.  We are very proud to have been able to maintain this top grading and are also eager to continue in the same vein going forward.

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Glan Llyn – Another successful residential visit took place this week.  The pupils embraced the opportunity to go canoeing, climb the wall, negotiate the ropes course and also orienteer.  Their behaviour was excellent and we thank them for making it a pleasure to take them away.  Thanks also go to Miss Davies and Leanne for caring so well for them all.         

Achievers – Studnets of the Week were Noah, Kian, Rebecca, all of Year 3, Ruby, all of Year 5, Jack and Alexander.  Ffion received certificates for dancing, while Ieuan was awarded badges and certificates for swimming and lifeguarding.​

Safer Internet Day – Our Digital Leaders convened to form our new eSafety group and organized activities for Safer Internet Day, which takes place next Tuesday.  They ask all pupils to take part in a competition to design a logo for the new eSafety group and a template sheet has been sent home today. 

Family Service – Next Friday morning at 9am, Year 4 will deliver their Family Service.  Parents and relatives are welcome to join with us.

Liverpool Trip – Could all outstanding payments and consent forms for our visit to Liverpool be sent in on Monday please.

Yours sincerely / Yn gywir,

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Bryn D. Jones, Headteacher / Pennaeth​


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​January 27th / Ionawr 27ain

Dear Parents / Carers,

The term is now in full swing and below, I have listed all provisional dates for your diaries over the next few weeks.  It is great to see Karina feeling better and back crossing everybody safely.  We are grateful for the positive feedback received by the school for the arrangements during the times no cover was forthcoming. Let's hope a response to the advertised role of relief patroller is positive, so that trained, legally covered staff can undertake the role in future.

Annwyl Rieni / Gwarchodwyr,

Mae'r tymor yn awr yn ei anterth ac isod, yr wyf wedi rhestru pob dyddiad ar gyfer eich dyddiaduron yn ystod yr wythnosau nesaf. Mae'n wych gweld Karina yn well ac yn ôl yn croesi'r pawb yn ddiogel. Rydym yn ddiolchgar am yr adborth cadarnhaol a dderbyniwyd gan yr ysgol ar gyfer y trefniadau yn ystod yr adegau heb staff ar gael. Gadewch i ni obeithio bydd ymateb bositif i'r swydd llanw, fel y gall staff sy'n gymwys lenwi'r rol yn y dyfodol.

Yours sincerely / Yn gywir,

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Bryn D. Jones, Headteacher / Pennaeth

​Digital Leaders - We have selected Digital Leaders in each class.  They will help out in all issues to do with ICT in class and also form our new eSafety group.  Their first task will be to organise activities for Safer Internet Day on February 7th.

Urdd Eisteddfod 2017 - It's that time of year again.  All classes have been given a recitation piece to learn and we will need to confirm names over the next few days.  All competitors will need to pay the annual Urdd subscription, so we will try and get names sorted as soon as possible.  There will also be a recitation group and a dialogue team, so a busy time lies ahead. The Ruthin Eisteddfod takes place on March 4th, with the County event on April 1st.

​Assistant Headteacher - It is once again a pleasure to announce that the post of Assistant Head has now been filled on a permanent basis and that Mrs Liddy, who has been undertaking the role in an acting capacity for the last two years, can now officially call the post her own.  I'm sure I speak for the whole school community in wishing her continued success. 

Giggles – They have been learning all about China and its customs for Chinese New Year. For the celebration the children rolled 2 tangerines towards one another for luck They tried Chinese food and cakes. They performed a dragon dance in front of parents and friends and listened to a traditional tale of a mouse and the dragon.  The children received lucky red envelopes containing golden coins.

​Chinese New Year Lunch - There was also a delicious Chinese lunch served in the canteen this week.  Thank you to the canteen staff for their efforts.

​Achievers - Students of the Week are Emily, Illiana, Nathaniel, Katelyn, Sophie, Lily and Libby.  Ffion received a swimming certificate.

Diary Dates

Jan 30-31         -           Glan Llyn Year 3

Feb 1               -           eSafety Group Meeting

Feb 6               -           PC Heledd Years 3 and 4

Feb 7               -           Safer Internet Day

Feb 10             -           Year 4 Family Service

Feb 10             -           Welsh Writing Squad

Feb 10             -           PC Heledd Foundation Phase

Feb 13             -           Urdd Eisteddfod Registration Deadline

Feb 16             -           Girls' Football Tournament

Feb 17             -           Welsh Writing Squad

Feb 17             -           Half Term Begins

Feb 27             -           School Reopens

Feb 28             -           PC Heledd Years 5 and 6

Mar 1               -           St. David's Day

Mar 2               -           World Book Day

Mar 4               -           Ruthin Eisteddfod

Mar 6-7           -           Liverpool Years 5 and 6 Residential Trip

Mar 8               -           Welsh Water Workshop Years 5 and 6

Mar 9               -           PTA Meeting 

​Kerbcraft - Year 2 have been enjoying their Kerbcraft sessions with Alwen.

​CSI Transition Morning - Year 5 had a fantastic morning last week in Brynhyfryd, taking part in a CSI project, where they got to solve a crime using scientific skills.  They were awarded a certificate for their involvement in this very worthwhile transition project.

​Year 3 Art - Year 3 earlier this year took part in an art project on 'Function' where they studied different artists then created their own work, using cereal boxes and wire.  Their work returned to school from the Craft Centre this week.

Headlice – It would be useful for all parents to regularly check their child's hair and treat accordingly if headlice are discovered.

Glan Llyn – Best wishes to Year 3 as they visit Glan Llyn next week.



January 20th / Ionawr 20fed

Dear Parents and Carers,

Rhos Street PTA Uniform Swap Shop - A small area has been provided in the school reception area to serve as a uniform swap shop. Any good quality uniform that is no longer required can be donated to school to be sold. It will be sold on a "pay what you can" basis and we ask for reasonable donations to be placed in the labelled box by the office. All donations will go to the school fund to be used to buy resources for the school pupils. Please only bring in uniform, as this is not a large space! Thank you.

Welsh Water Workshops – Mrs. Evans from the Brenig Welsh Water Centre, visited this morning, to give an assembly to the Juniors and also conduct some workshops with Years 3&4.  Their knowledge of the water cycle, water waste and mathematical skills of measuring volume were much enhanced.           

Tie Dye – Mrs Bourne's Class theme is Pirates and they have been using tie dye to make bandanas.  It looked like lots of fun!

Urdd – Next week we will be sharing Urdd pieces and discussing with prospective musicians regarding participation in the forthcoming Urdd Eisteddfod.

Deputy Head – I am delighted to inform you that this morning, Mr. Andrew Davis was appointed Rhos Street's Deputy Headteacher on a permanent basis.  I'm sure I speak for everybody in wishing him continued success in the role he has been undertaking in an acting capacity over the last two years.  No doubt, this will prove to be the more popular inauguration of the day.

​Yours sincerely, 

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Bryn D. Jones, Headteacher

January 13th / Ionawr 13eg

Dear Parents and Carers,

Snow – The snow is flirting with us once again! A wintry period lies ahead it seems and while we always strive to keep the doors of our school open, if there is a threat of closure, you are best visiting twitter and the website to find out.

Governor Visit – A delegation of Governors visited the school this morning.  Mr Hubble, Mrs Feeley, Mrs Mayers, Mrs Debicka and Mr Ryder all took a full and active role in service, before being conducted on a tour of the classes. It was great to welcome them.

Welsh Water – The Juniors will be presented with an assembly next Friday from Arfona Evans from the Brenig Reservoir Centre and following this, Years 3 and 4 will take part in workshops.

Art Club – The first session of Elfin Bow's art club, was much enjoyed by all.

Achievers – Students of the Week were Trystan, Cormack, James, William, Xander, Edan and Lucy.  James received a certificate for achieving a Grade 2 Distinction on the violin and Ieuan was awarded a trophy for Inspirational Athlete 2016 by Ruthin Trisports. 

Giggles – Giggles' CSSIW Quality of Care Report has been updated this week. Parents, carers and friends are all invited to read it on request. It is available in Giggles Pre-School. It is an annual review of their provision, for the inspecting body.

CSI Transition Project – On January 20th, Year 5 have been invited to a special CSI project in Brynhyfryd. They will need a packed lunch.

Glan Llyn – Could we have all consent and health forms returned as a matter of urgency please?

Kerbcraft – Year 2 started their Kerbcraft sessions today.  Irony in a nutshell…

Yours sincerely / Yn gywir,

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Bryn D. Jones, Headteacher / Pennaeth


January 6th / Ionawr 6ed

Dear Parents & Carers, Annwyl Rieni a Gwrarchodwyr,​​

Happy New Year to you all.  The new term is quickly up and running and I trust everybody had a lovely break and enjoyed the festivities.  Eyes now turn to the new challenges of 2017 and everybody here is focused on making it a successful year for the Rhos Street community.

Achievers – Starting the year in style are the following Students of the Week. Joseph, Connie, Emilie, Katie, Lottie, Kai and our new pupil Eszter who has joined us from Hungary.  A big, big welcome to her and the family to the school community. Leo received his Ju Jitsu green belt and Alex his Tae Kwon-Do yellow belt.  Well done to them all.

Contact Information – If you have had a new mobile phone for Christmas or indeed if there have been any changes to your contact information, please inform the office, so that we can update our records.

Personal Effects – At the start of the New Year, could pupils be reminded on how important it is to make sure they have a warm coat to wear at playtimes and remember their PE kit on the right day.

PTA Meeting – There will be a PTA meeting on Tuesday 10th at 3.30pm here at the school.  All welcome.

Music Tuition – Please ensure that you are up to date with music tuition payments.  There are some payments from last term due and it is also time to settle this term's fees.

Yours sincerely / Yn gywir,

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Bryn D. Jones, Heateacher / Pennaeth                                                          


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