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November 17th 2017 Tachwedd 17eg

Dear Parents / Carers,

The preparations are afoot for Christmas and I have included a list of dates for your attention below. I'm sure it will prove to be an exciting and magical period once again.  There are of course other activities planned for the five remaining weeks in school before we break up and those are also noted.  The best and busiest time of year is upon us once again! 

Annwyl Rieni / Gwarchodwyr,

Mae paratoadau Nadolig wedi cychwyn a rwyf wedi cynnwys rhestr o ddyddiadau er mwyn eich sylw.  Dwi'n siwr y bydd yn amser cyffrous a hudol unwaith eto.  Wrth gwrs, mae gweithgareddau eraill wedi'w trefnu ac mae rheini wedi'w nodi hefyd.  Mae'r amser gorau a prysuraf o'r flwyddyn wedi cyrraedd unwaith eto!

Yours sincerely / Yn gywir,

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Bryn D. Jones, Headteacher / Pennaeth

​Children in Need - The school has been a colourful, spotty and stripy place today as part of Children in Need.  Thank you for the cake donations and also thank you to the School Council for organising all the activities.  I'm sure a healthy sum of money has been raised.

Urdd Membership – It is time for pupils to pay Urdd membership, if they wish to take advantage of the reduced rate.  Pupils who send in the subscription fee before December 1st will pay the cheaper rate of £7 for the academic year.  Mrs Lewis has sent a letter to choir and dance group members today to request those pupils' payments. Other Eisteddfod activities will commence early in the New Year.        

Year 5 Family Service – Year 5's Family Service will now be held on December 1st at 9am.  Parents and relatives welcome.

Anti Bullying Week – This national initiative takes place this week and the school council have been instrumental in organising and delivering activities to Infants and Juniors today.  Again, a huge thank you to them and Miss Davies for their work.  They have also filmed a special video with a strong anti-bullying message which was shared with the school in today's assembly.  It was very impressive.

Christmas Rock Choir – We are going to be singing carols and songs in the run up to Christmas once again.  I hope we will have an enthusiastic group of singers once again and dates for the various activities are noted below.

Thank You – A huge thank you to Chester Football Club for the kind donation of a box of match programmes for us to share with the children.  What a great club!

Year 5 Transition Activity – Please see the letter sent home regarding next week's transition activity.  Year 5 pupils will require a packed lunch on that day.

​Achievers - Students of the Week were Alfred, Jacob, Charlotte, Megan, Ben, Connie, Casi, Sophie and Finlay.  Welsh awards went to Leo, Deiniol and Billy.

Provisional Diary Dates

Nov 22nd          -           Yr 2 Traffic Survey

Nov 23rd          -           Yr 5 Transition activity in Brynhyfryd – all day (packed lunch)

Nov 27-29th     -           Pentrellyncymer for Year 4

Dec 1st             -           PTA Own Clothes day – bring chocolate for the Xmas Fair

Dec 1st             -           Year 5 Family Service

Dec 2nd            -           Rock Choir sings in Ruthin for lights switch on

Dec 8th             -           PTA Xmas Fair

Dec 9th             -           Rock Choir sings in Llys Marchan

Dec 10th           -           Rock Choir sings in Ruthin Rotary Concert

Dec 11th           -           Infants' Xmas Concert Dress Rehearsal 1.30pm

Dec 12th           -           Infants' Xmas Concert 1.30pm

Dec 12th           -           PC Heledd, Yr 5 and 6

Dec 13th           -           Infants' Xmas Concert 1.30pm and 5.30pm

Dec 14th           -           Xmas Dinner

Dec 18th           -           Juniors' Xmas Concert Dress Rehearsal pm

Dec 19th           -           Juniors' Xmas Concert 1.30pm and 6pm

Dec 20th           -           PTA Film Day

Dec 20th           -           Rock Choir sings in Tesco PM

Dec 22nd          -           End of Term

November 10th 2017 Tachwedd 10fed

Nant BH – The children are having a fantastic time and will no doubt regale many stories of their adventures on their return.  They've been climbing, canoeing and walking gorges as well as orienteering and problem solving.  They've been brilliant, as have the staff taking care of them, so thanks to Mrs Davies, Eira, and our student Mr. Jones. 

Kerbcraft – The Year 2 pupils have been learning all about road safety in recent weeks in their annual Kerbcraft sessions.  Thank you to Becky for her work.

Art Club – Just a reminder that this term's Art Club block finishes at the earlier time of 4.30pm.

Urdd Membership – It is time for pupils to pay Urdd membership, if they wish to take advantage of the reduced rate.  Pupils who send in the subscription fee before December will pay the cheaper rate of £7 for the academic year.  Mrs Lewis will send a letter to choir and dance group members next week to request those pupils' payments. Other Eisteddfod activities will commence early in the New Year.            

Children in Need – Next Friday is Children in Need, so pupils can wear spots / stripes / own clothes for £1 and also buy cakes.  As ever, your cake donations would be gratefully received.

Anti-Bullying Week – Next week, this national initiative takes place and the School Council have organized activities for Infants and Juniors.

PTA Meeting – A PTA Meeting has been scheduled for Thursday next week, 7pm in Wetherspoons.  All welcome!

Pentrellyncymer Forms – Please ensure these are returned and balances paid.  We go two weeks on Monday!

Operation Christmas Child Boxes – Could these be sent in to school early next week please. Many thanks.

Yours sincerely / Yn gywir,

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Bryn D. Jones, Headteacher / Pennaeth



Oct 06

​October 27th 2017 Hydref 27ain

Dear Parents / Carers,

Here we are 8 weeks in already and half term is here.  I hope all have a great week and we will all returned recharged ready for a very busy half term.  I'm sure I can hear sleigh bells in the distance!

Annwyl Rieni / Gwarchodwyr,

Dyma ni ar ol wyth wythnos yn barod am hanner tymor.  Gobeithio y cewch wythnos llawn hwyl a bydd pawb yn llawn egni ac yn barod am hanner tymor prysur.  Clywaf glychau yn canu dros y gorwel dwi'n siwr!

Yours sincerely / Yn gywir,

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Bryn D. Jones, Headteacher / Pennaeth

​Shoctober - Our Shoctober day on Monday was a great success, raising nearly £400 towards our defibrillator.  During the day Years 4, 5 and 6 were trained in CPR and the work by everybody involved over the last few weeks has made many heads turn.  Well done all! Thank you to Tomos and the Achub Calon y Dyffryn team.

Operation Christmas Child – You will have received a letter this week from the School Council's Chairperson, Ruby Mann regarding their wish to take part in this year's Operation Christmas Child initiative.  This is one we have supported many times in the past and we ask that all boxes are sent to school by November 14th.

Administration of Medicine – As a result of a new Managing Healthcare policy introduced by Denbighshire County Council for schools to adopt, a new medication form has been developed that must be filled if you wish the school to administer any medication for your child.  A copy is now available on the website's downloads section for you to print and fill in the details.  I'm afraid we will not be able to administer any medicine, unless the form has been filled.

​Cycle Experience - Year 6 received their cycling certificates following the Bikeability training that took place last week.

INSET Day – Monday Nov 6th is a staff training day, so the children return on Tuesday 7th.

​Football - Our football squad gave a fine account of themselves in the recent Urdd and Vale events.  Their efforts, teamwork and sportsmanship did not go unnoticed.

​Class 6 Cake Activity - As part of our Numeracy work, Year 6 have been learning about measuring and using different scales with Miss Jones. They measured out ingredients to make chocolate-chip scones, followed the recipe themselves and Mrs Curran baked them in the canteen. At the end of the day, the pupils and some lucky teachers, enjoyed the benefits of their accurate measuring. They were there one minute and scone the next!  

School Council - Our School Council spent a very informative afternoon visiting County Chambers in Ruthin and were given the opportunity to ask questions, as well as learn about the work of the local councillor.

Halloween Disco – Thanks to the PTA for organising a very successful disco which made over £800 profit. Thanks to all that helped and to the Candy Shack for the candyfloss machine!

PTA Auction – This event has now been postponed until the New Year.

Giggles - Giggles have had Diwali celebration parties! They had so much fun dancing, dressing up, tasting food and many other activities. The children went outside to scatter colours onto Rangoli patterns. They made Diya lamps and decorated special initial stones. The children really enjoyed having their hands painted in henna patterns.A Happy Diwali to all.

Achievers – Mia, Kemal, Emilie, Maizie, Kody, Oliver, William, RubyJ and Raif were Students of the Week, with Urte, Evie and Casi getting Welsh awards.


October 20th 2017 Hydref 20th 

Dear Parents, 

 

A quick catch up this week with a full newsletter when we break up next Friday. 

 

Cycling – Cycling Experience lessons went well this week.  The certificates will be shared next week. 

 

Family Service – Thank you to Year 6 for their bike themed Family Service.  It was enjoyed by all, including a healthy compliment of parents and relatives.  Thanks to  

Mr Davis for his work. 

 

Urdd Football – Our footballers gave a fine battling account of themselves yesterday in the Urdd tournament, winning one, drawing one and losing two.  Their effort and commitment did not go unnoticed and augurs well for another tournament next Wednesday. 

 

Disco – I hope all enjoy the Halloween Disco tonight. 

 

Shoctober – This fundraiser for our defibrillator takes place on Monday. Own clothes for a £1. Cakes for sale and the pupils can also soak me for 50p. 

 

School Council – Our School Council will visit County Chambers next week to learn more about the work that goes on there. 

 

Year 1 Superhero Day – Next Friday, 27th October will see Year 1 enjoy a Superhero Party, so they can dress up as their favourite superhero.  Any food donations would be gratefully received. 

 

Nant BH and Pentrellyncymer – Could all outstanding monies and forms for these trips be sent in on Monday please. Many thanks. 


October 13th / Hydref 13eg

Dear Parents / Carers,

The weather may have put paid to the cross country, but did not deter us as we walked to church today for our Harvest service.  It's always so positive walking up en masse to church and be welcomed so warmly by so many of the school community.

Annwyl Rieni / Gwarchodwyr,

Er fod y tywydd wedi dod a'r traws gwlad i ben, doedd y glaw ddim wedi ein rhwystro ar ein taith i'r eglwys heddiw.  Mae wastad yn bositif gweld yr ysgol yn cerdded gyda'u gilydd drwy Rhuthun a cael croeso mawr yn yr eglwys.

Yours sincerely / Yn gywir,

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Bryn D. Jones, Headteacher / Pennaeth

​Harvest - We had a lovely service this morning in St. Peter's Church, with all classes performing items of charm and quality. The staff's hard work in preparing the pupils was rewarded. Thank you for the donations to the Ruthin food bank and for the help walking the children to and from church.

​Jamboree - The Foundation Phase had a great time at the Jamboree earlier this week, singing a series of Welsh songs with all the local schools in attendance.

​Anti-Bullying Workshop - Some members of our School Council got to visit Denbigh High this week and take part in a special anti-bullying workshop. They now have ideas regarding what type of activities they could lead during anti-bullying week which takes place later this term.

​Superhero Headquarters - Class 1's Superhero Headquarters looks like a great place to try out your superpowers!

​Last Week's Achievers - Last week's Students of the Week were Tommy, Cadie, Alex, Miklaj, Jess, James, RubyM and Katie.  Welsh awards went to Dean, Seren, Jos, Wil and Ella.  Leo had a Ju Jitsu award, Illiana a swimming award, Xander a certificate for Grade 4 cornet and Raif, Matthew and Reuben were recognised for their NE Wales rugby selection.

​Green Flag - Our old tattered flag has been lowered and the new flag recognising the renewal of our Eco-Schools status has replaced it.  Thanks again to Kenny Atherton for doing the honours.

​Nursery Biscuits - The Nursery Class have been making biscuits as part of their 'myself' project.

Shoctober – On the 23rd October, we will be holding our Shoctober event to raise money for a defibrillator.  On that day, pupils can pay a £1 to wear own clothes, can buy cakes and also soak me if they wish (but will have to pay 50p for the privilege!)

£1 Coins – As the old pound coin will no longer be legal tender, from now on we will be unable to accept them in the office.

Cross Country – This week's event was scuppered by the weather.  It will hopefully be rescheduled for after half term.

Parents' Evening – You should have received appointment times for the parental consultations next week.

Cycle Experience – Year 6 will take their cycling proficiency course next week.  I'm sure the sessions will be of great benefit.

Year 6 Family Service – This will be held on Wednesday at 9am.  Parents and relatives welcome.

Year 5 Family Service – The original date for Year 5's Family Service has been put back to November 17th.

Urdd Football – Details have been sent out to interested pupils for this event which takes place next week.

Halloween Disco – Please refer to last week's newsletter for the poster including details of next Friday's event.

Dance Lessons - There will be no more dance lessons held on a Friday after school and October 13th will be the last after school dance session with Mrs Lewis.

From the start of next term, it will take place on Wednesday lunchtimes starting on November 8th. Children can wear their P.E. kits and will dance bare foot. If any new dancers would like to join they are welcome to start dance next term (Year 3 and up). 

October 6th / Hydref 6ed

Dear Parents / Carers,

It's been an exciting week since we launched the video promoting our CPR work.  I'm sure you've had a chance to enjoy Julie, Jayne and the pupils' work by now.  It's a great message which has been wonderfully communicated.  Please make everybody aware of our Just Giving page.  Details below.

Annwyl Rieni / Gwarchodwyr,

Mae wedi bod yn wythnos gyffrous ers i ni lansio ein fideo s'yn hyrwyddo ein gwaith CPR. Rwy'n siŵr eich bod wedi cael cyfle i fwynhau gwaith Julie, Jayne a'r plant erbyn hyn. Mae'n neges wych sydd wedi ei gyfathrebu'n mewn ffordd campus. Rhowch wybod i bawb am ein tudalen Just Giving. Manylion isod.

Yours sincerely / Yn gywir,

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Bryn D. Jones, Headteacher / Pennaeth

Media Stars! – Ruby and Jocelyn both did fantastically well this week on BBC Radio and S4C respectively, talking about our Shoctober campaign. This coverage has really promoted the video which has now been seen thousands of times.  Take a look at our Just Giving page with full details of the initiative and its background and of course an opportunity for any donations to be given. http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fundraiser-web/fundraiser/showFundraiserProfilePage.action?userUrl=rhosstreetschool&isTeam=true

Last Week's Achievers

Students of the week were: Azam, Isabella, Noah, Holly, Isaac, Megan, Joseph, Kaden, Oliver, Caitlin, Lottie and Flo. Welsh awards: Molly, Iwan, Jos, Alex, Josh. Swimming: Charlie. Tae Kwon-do: Evie and Thomas and Rugby to Elliot.  Well done to all!

Sinfonia – Three pupils played in a very special concert in St. Asaph last weekend. Steffi, Illy and Lottie played Vaughan Williams Concerto Grossa and later got to meet Ye-En Choi, who was a soloist on stage.

Family Service – Year 6's Family Service has been rescheduled for October 18th.

Jamboree – The Foundation Phase are very much looking forward to attending the annual Jamboree at Ysgol Brynhyfryd on Monday.  They'll be singing those Welsh songs with enthusiasm. 

Harvest - Once again we will be holding our Harvest Festival Service at St Peter's Church.  It will take place on Friday October 13th at 9.30am.  We will be practising in church on the Thursday morning at 9.30am. On both occasions, we would be grateful of parental help in walking the children to St. Peter's Church and back.  On both mornings, we will leave school at 9.15pm. We are also collecting food donations for the Ruthin Food Bank, so would be grateful if they could be brought to school on the Thursday morning.  Please let your child's class teacher know if you are willing to help walk the children.

Cross Country – This takes place after school next Thursday.  A separate letter will be sent home to interested competitors.

PTA – Please see the attached posters regarding two forthcoming events; the Halloween Disco and the Auction of Promises.

Medical Forms – Medical Forms have been sent home for you to fill and sign.  Please sign and return them even if your child has no medical needs that we need to be made aware of.  Many thanks.

Sickness Bugs – While we always promote, encourage and praise good attendance, may I also remind you of the need to keep your child off school for 48 hours after vomiting.  Many thanks.

Procedures for speaking to teaching staff  - As you are aware, we have an open door policy and are happy to speak to parents about any issues to do with the pupils whenever convenient.  However, may I ask that parents do not go directly into classrooms unannounced to speak with teachers in the mornings.  If there is a reason that you need to speak to a teacher, please either approach one of the Breakfast Club staff, call in at reception or see Mrs Liddy downstairs to see if it is convenient for you to be speak with a staff member and we can arrange for you to be seen promptly, if your child's class teacher is available.

North East Wales Rugby – Congratulations to Reuben, Raif and Matthew, who after attending trials, have been selected for the North East Wales Rugby squad.  A fine achievement!


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