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May 20th / Mai 20fed

Dear Parents / Carers,

We finally managed to have our Sponsored Walk this week and it was one of many  lovely events  taking place over the last few days.  With a week to go until half term, the children will be ready for a break after tests and assessments, before a fun filled final few weeks to end the academic year.

Annwyl Rieni / Gwarchodwyr,

Rydym wedi cynnal ein Taith Noddedig o'r diwedd ac yr oedd yn un o nifer digwyddiad dros y dyddiau diwethaf. Gyda wythnos i fynd tan hanner tymor, bydd y plant yn barod am seibiant ar ôl profion ac asesiadau cyn cyfnod llawn hwyl i roi terfyn ar y flwyddyn academaidd.

Yours sincerely / Yn gywir,

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Bryn D. Jones, Headteacher / Pennaeth

Family Service - Year 2 treated us to a fine Family Service this morning covering a range of themes from aspects of Wales to Botswana and more… They did brilliantly and we thank Mrs Liddy and her team for their efforts as well.  Thanks also to the many parents and relatives who joined us this morning.

Manchester – Year 5 have visited Manchester today and we look forward to hearing all about it on their return.

NSPCC – Years 5 and 6 will take part in some NSPCC workshops on Monday.

PC Heledd – PC Heledd also visits Year 5 and 6 at the end of next week.

Haulfryn Park – There have been concerns raised about pupils in RSS uniform climbing trees in Haulfryn Park by local residents after school.  Please remind the pupils about the dangers.

Briec Visit - It was a pleasure to welcome our Breton visitors, who toured the school and got to see and learn about our work developing bilingualism, as well as Year 5's project work on Patagonia.  The winning pupils taking part in the poster competition open to all schools were announced, with Jemima winning 1st place and Jessica and Libby finishing second.  Congratulations to them and well done to all who took part.We look forward to building links with the Briec school in the twin town of Ruthin.

Sponsored Walk - Huge thanks to the pupils for their exemplary behaviour in yesterday's sponsored walk.  It was noticed and commented upon by many as we walked around the local community.  We would be grateful if all sponsor money could be collected and sent in as soon as possible.  Many thanks to all who took part.

Achievers - Students of the Week were Joseph, Annabelle, Jocelyn, Edan and Hope.  Year 2 also got a mention for their Family Service.  Well done all.

Nut Allergies – You may be aware that there are some pupils here at the school who have an allergy to nuts.  I'd be grateful if you would carefully consider this fact, when selecting which foods go in your own child's lunchbox. 

School Meals – If you are unsure or wish to enquire if your child is eligible for free school meals, please pop into the office, where a member of the clerical staff will only be too happy to advise and help.

Attendance – As we reach the final half term of the school year, may I once again remind you all how crucial it is that each individual child's attendance levels are as high as possible.  Please make every effort to ensure that your child is in attendance and on time and that any reasons for absence are shared with us promptly.  Many thanks.

 Cookery Club - Cookery Club this week involved making bread.  Everyone is loving these sessions.

May 13th / Mai 13eg

Dear Parents / Carers,

With test week over, it's been nice to return to the normal routine of everyday lessons and activities.  The diary is filling up with lots of fun events that will see the final half term become an extremely busy time.

Annwyl Rieni / Gwarchodwyr,

Gyda'r profion drosodd, mae wedi bod yn braf cael dychwelyd at y drefn arferol o wersi a gweithgareddau bob dydd. Mae'r dyddiadur yn llenwi gyda llawer o ddigwyddiadau llawn hwyl a fydd yn gweld yr hanner tymor olaf yn gyfnod prysur dros ben.

Yours sincerely / Yn gywir,

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Bryn D. Jones, Headteacher / Pennaeth 

Eurovision – Go Joe! - The canteen staff have been ridiculously excited this week about Joe and Jake's involvement in this weekend's Eurovision Song Contest.  This exuberance has rubbed off on the pupils, who have been making posters and colouring flags in support of local boy Joe Woolford who of course, represents Great Britain in this iconic event.  We at Rhos Street are supporting him tomorrow night!

Family Service – Next Friday, Year 2 will hold their Family Service from 9am.  Parents and relatives are of course welcome to join us.

New School Build – You may have read a story in the Free Press about Ruthin School's interest in purchasing the existing Rhos Street site.  County have confirmed they have not been in contact with any representatives from Ruthin School and we can confirm that the school has not been approached or informed at all about this reported interest.   

Sponsored Walk - On Thursday, the previously postponed Sponsored Walk will take place.  We ask that children wear strong waterproof shoes, a waterproof coat and also bring a packed lunch including fluids.  A sponsor form is attached to raise money for school funds and activities. Any willing parents are warmly invited to join with us on the day. It should be a lovely way to learn about and appreciate our local community in the beautiful outdoors! Hopefully the weather will be kind…

Ruthin School Maths Challenge - Our two teams performed fantastically well in the recent event at Ruthin School.  Faye, Tom and Finley's team finished second and James, Jemima and Hannah finished 7th. There were 23 teams competing in total, so we are very proud of the pupils for doing so well!

Class 1 Outdoor Numeracy - Our Class 1 pupils have been developing their numeracy skills outdoors and having lots of fun doing so!

Go Ride Club - Go Ride Club continued this week with Mr. Davis, despite the weather.  Mr Tim Matthews also joined us to provide extra resources and support.  Big thanks to him.

Visitors from Briec in Brittany – You will recall the pupils were recently invited to take part in a poster competition to promote the forthcoming visit from our friends in Briec, Brittany and also to create a welcoming message to them when they arrive next week.  The winners will be presented with their prizes next Wednesday when a deputation visits the school, along with our new Mayor, Geraint Woolford.  The focus of the visit is to enable us to share how we develop bilingualism in the school, as the schools in Briec, wish to enhance their bilingual provision of Breton in their French schools.  It will be an excellent opportunity to build links and learn from one another in a highly innovative way.

PTA – Friday 1st July has been set for the Summer Fair.  A PTA meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 18th at 9am in the breakfast area to discuss this event and all parents are welcome to attend.

Achievers - We had many achievers this week, which is great to see.  Students of the Week are Joseph, Oliver, Oscar, William, Thomas, Grace, Darcie, Codie and Lily.  Connie, Jessica and Ffion received a swimming certificate.  Connie also won a gymnastics rosette.  Alex and Ben won cycling medals and certificates, while Will and Alex received triathlon medals.  Finally, Reuben was presented with his rugby medal.

New Baby - It was lovely to see Miss Sproston pop in this week with baby Erin to say hello to everybody! 

May 6th / Mai 6ed

Dear Parents / Annwyl Rieni,

National Tests – These took place this week and I am proud of the way the pupils showed great concentration and effort in a mature way, with little fuss and hopefully as little stress as possible.  I'm sure they're all relieved to get them out of the way!

Cookery Club – The first session of Cookery Club provided some light relief for the pupils attending after school on Thursday.

Ruthin Rugby – Oliver, Raif, Matthew, Andrew and Reuben were part of the successful Ruthin squad who won the Anglo-Welsh Tournament in Wrexham last weekend.  Congratulations to them all!

Governors' Report – Attached to the group email, linked to twitter and on the website you will find a copy of the newly published Governors' Annual Report to Parents.  If you wish to call a public meeting to discuss the report, then please make your request in writing by Friday May 13th.

Diabetes UK Collection – The school has collected a total of over £230, in recognition of Miss Davies' efforts while running the London Marathon.  Many thanks for your contributions.

Music Tuition – The fees for this term are now due.  Could all parents pay the £75 requested and also any outstanding payments.

Class Photos – Could any remaining orders for the class photos taken by Tempest, please be sent on Monday.

Yours sincerely / Yn gywir,

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Bryn D. Jones

Heateacher / Pennaeth                                                         

Apr 15

Contact us - bryn.jones@denbighshire.gov.uk / 01824 702565

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April 29th / Ebrill 29ain

Dear Parents / Carers,

It's been a very exciting week with lots going on and of course the news regarding the new school build has been a particular talking point.  Other projects have included the Poppy Parade as well as Crossing Borders.  We're also looking forward to welcoming some visitors in a few weeks from our twinned town of Briec, Brittany, which I'm sure will be very exciting.

 

Annwyl Rieni / Gwarchodwyr,

Mae wedi bod yn wythnos gyffrous iawn gyda llawer yn digwydd ac wrth gwrs mae'r  newyddion am yr adeilad newydd wedi bod yn destun siarad penodol. Mae prosiectau eraill ar y gweill wedi cynnwys yr Orymdaith Pabi, yn ogystal â 'Crossing Borders'. Rydym ni hefyd yn edrych ymlaen at groesawu rhai ymwelwyr o'n gefeilldref Brieg, Llydaw ac rwy'n siŵr y bydd yn achlysur cyffrous iawn.

Yours sincerely / Yn gywir,

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Bryn D. Jones, Headteacher / Pennaeth

Glasdir Consultation - Parents, pupils, staff and the local community, all descended upon Ruthin Farmers Market for the drop-in consultation on the new school build.  Everone had a chance to view the plans, ask questions and also see a fly-by film of the proposed new site.  You can also view the film below: 

 

National Tests – The pupils of Years 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 will be taking their Statutory National Tests in Literacy, Procedural Mathematics and Numerical Reasoning next Wednesday, Thursday and Friday morning.  Please make every effort to ensure your child is on time for these sessions please. See above for a link to a parental information document on the tests.

New Pupil – Darcie was welcomed to Year 4 this week.  I'm sure she'll be very happy with us at Rhos Street.

A Marathon Effort - Huge congratulations to Miss Davies for her monumental effort in completing the 26+ miles of the London Marathon last week in 4 hours and 23 minutes.  She has been raising money for DiabetesUK and we have held a non-uniform day here at the school to help to add to her total.

Play in a Day - Geoff once again visited to work with Year 5 children on formulating, learning and performing a script in one day.  They all did fantastically well!

 Year 4 Ceramic Work - Year 4 worked very hard earlier this academic year on a ceramic project based at the Craft Centre in Ruthin. Their work was part of an exhibition. They have now had their creations returned and are pictured with them.

 Crossing Borders - Renowned playwright and director Janys Chambers has a close association with the school and she returned this week to work with Year 5 writers.  We are once again taking part in the Crossing Borders project, which will culminate in a performance at Theatre Clwyd in July.  This year the pupils will work on a script based on 'The Railway Children.'

Provisional Diary Dates

Mon May 1st         -               Bank Holiday Monday

Wed May 4th         -               Literacy Test

Thu May 5th          -               Procedural Maths Test

Fri May 6th            -               Numerical Reasoning Test

Tue May 10th        -               PC Heledd Year 4

Fri May 13th          -               Year 2 Family Service

Wed May 18th      -               Briec Visitors come to RSS

Thu May 19th       -               Sponsored Walk

Fri May 20th          -               Year 5 Visit Manchester

Mon May 23rd      -               NSPCC Workshops

Fri May 27th          -               Class 1 Family Service

Fri May 27th          -               PC Heledd Years 5 and 6

Fri May 27th          -               Half Term Begins

Sat May 28th         -               Llanfair Sports

Mon June 6th         -               Wrexham FC After School Football Club

Tue June 7th          -               Road Safety Conference for JRSOs

Tue June 7th          -               North Wales Fire Service Talk Class 2 and 5

Wed June 8th         -               Crossing Borders Taster Day Year 5

Thu June 9th          -               Year 2 Transition Project Begins

Tue June 14th        -               Classes 3 and 4 visit Bodelwyddan Castle

Tue June 14th        -               Brynhyfryd Transition PE Afternoon Year 6

Wed June 22nd      -               Sports Day

Fri June 24th          -               Nursery and Giggles' Family Service

Wed June 29th       -               Ruthin Festival Concert Awelon 2pm

Poppy Parade Art Workshop - There is a special Poppy Parade organised in Ruthin to commemorate the centenary of the Battle of Mametz Wood which took place on July 10th 1916. During the Great War Ruthin lost 101 soldiers, many of whom perished there.  Year 2 and 3 took part this week in special art workshops in preparation for this event which will take place at 10.30am on July 9th.

Year 5 Maths Challenge - Year 5 Mathematicians have been taking part in the annual Maths Challenge held at Ruthin School.  We have had some success in this event over the years and we wait to hear how our pupils have fared!

Gymnastics Club - Our Foundation Phase gymnastics club was relaunched this week.  It was well attended and some fine skills were on show!

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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