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March 24th / Mawrth 24ain

Dear Parents / Carers,

There have been red noses, colourful costumes and hats aplenty today in school as Comic Relief takes place.  We also heard about 'Earth Hour' in service today and I hope many of you will be able to take part tomorrow night.  Details are below.

Annwyl Rieni / Gwarchodwyr,

Mae trwynau coch, dillad llachar a hetiau difyr i'w gweld heddiw.  Clywsom hefyd am 'Awr y Ddaear' yn ein gwasanaeth a gobeithio bydd nifer ohonoch yn cymryd rhan. Mae manylion isod.

Yours sincerely / Yn gywir,

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Bryn D. Jones, Headteacher / Pennaeth

​Red Nose Day - ​We've had costumes, hats, games, competitions, cakes and lots of fun today.  The School Council are to be thanked for their efforts in organising, along with Miss Davies.  Thank you to all who donated cakes.  Hopefully we will have raised a tidy sum for this very worthwhile charity.

Earth Hour - Around the globe, millions of people, businesses, and landmarks set aside an hour to switch off their lights for climate change action. This year Earth Hour is at 8:30pm on 25 March 2017. We are encouraging the school community to take part by switching off their lights at this time.  We hope many of you will tweet us @rhosstreet with photos of you sitting in the gloom! We'll retweet any photos we are sent.  Please remember if you have protected twitter accounts we cannot interact or acknowledge anything you tweet as we can't see it! If tweeting isn't your thing, then please email us any photos so that we can see how many have taken part.  We have done lots of really positive work this term on eco-issues and we hope that this activity will also see many of our families engage!

Class 4 Trip to Chester - The Year 4 trip to Chester was a big success.  They had a fantastic time learning all about the Romans through seeing all the artefacts, the historical sites and getting to dress up and act like Roman Soldiers.

Achievers - Students of the Week were Cadie, Kody, Annie, Thomas, Grace, Finlay and Lucas.  Sion won the Welsh award.  Kai received a medal for swimming and Tom a driving school certificate.  Thomas and Eve received Tae-kwon-do certificates and yellow stripe belts.  Well done to them all.

Urdd Art and Craft - We had some great entries this year and fantastic results.  Iliana was 1st with her puppet, 2nd for printing on fabric and 3rd for her colour print.  Jessica came 1st for her jewellery and Steffi came 1st with her puppet, 1st for knitting and 2nd for printing on fabric.  Congratulations! We look forward to seeing how they fare in the next round!

Pets – Please be mindful that we have a county wide policy of not permitting pets onto the school grounds for health and safety reasons.

Gala – The gala date has brought confusion, but it will now take place on Tuesday.  Good luck once again to our swimmers!

Reading Club – Reading Club is really impacting positively on reading standards in the Foundation Phase.  Mrs Liddy is encouraging all pupils reading up to stage, 7 that it would be of great benefit for them to attend.

PTA Disco – Remember it's the disco next week.  Please refer to the poster sent last week.

Football Festival – The final football festival takes place on Wednesday morning.

Eisteddfod – The County Eisteddfod takes place on April 1st here in Ruthin.  I will send out full details early next week.

Pancake race – Could all sponsor money from the pancake races be sent in as soon as possible please.

March 17th / Mawrth 17eg

Dear Parents / Carers,

March races by and there's lots to fit in between now and Easter.  We've had a lovely sunny morning at the football on Wednesday so hopefully we can say that Winter is behind us! I'm sure the requests to go on the field during lunchtime will soon multiply!!

 

Annwyl Rieni / Gwarchodwyr,

Mae Mawrth yn hedfan heibio ac mae llawer i'w gwblhau rhwng rwan a'r Pasg. Cawsom fore braf yn y gystadleuaeth pel droed Dydd Mercher, felly gobeithio bod y gaeaf y tu ol i ni erbyn hyn.  Mae'n siwr bydd y plant yn ysu cael mynd i chwarae ar y cae yn o fuan.

Yours sincerely / Yn gywir,

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Bryn D. Jones, Headteacher / Pennaeth

Year 3 Family Service - A big thank you to Year 3 for their Family Service this morning.  They communicated the message of friendship with real clarity in a lively, interesting way.  Thank you also to Miss Davies for her hard work in preparing the children.  I'm sure she was very proud of them as were the many parents and relatives in attendance.

Red Nose Day – Red Nose Day is upon us again.  There will be a design your own red nose competition (50p), own clothes and funny hat competition (£1) Cakes for sale at 20p and 50p, plus games including pin the red nose on the funny face (50p). Thanks to the School Council for organising.

Urdd Art and Craft – Any Urdd members who are participating, need to send entries in on Monday.

Tennis – The Foundation Phase children had some tennis sessions run by the Ruthin Tennis Club today.  Pictures to follow.

Football Festival - Our two teams gave a great account of themselves on Wednesday in this festival.  Well done to all concerned for their efforts, teamwork and sportsmanship.  There will be a further festival later this term.

Fire and Rescue Presentations - Some important messages were shared this week with Year 2 and 5 children, as they were given a special session from the North Wales Fire and Rescue service.

Achievers - Students of the Week, included Isabella, Emilie, James, all of Year 3, Eve, Edan and William.  Laura received a ballet certificate, Iwan a certificate for Ju-jitsu and Billy a medal for indoor karting.  Well done all!

Class 4 Visit to Chester – Class 4 visit the fine city of Chester as part of their topic on the Romans on Monday.  We should really have also organised a stadium tour of the city's great football club.

Parental Consultations – You should have all been provided with a time slot for next week's consultations.  Please phone the office if there are any problems.

Swimming Gala – Good luck to our swimmers participating in next week's Vale of Clwyd gala.

PTA Disco – Please see the attached poster for details about the forthcoming disco.

Giggles News - Giggles, have been learning about all things Irish, including listening to music, watching Irish dancing, listening to stories and tasting soda bread for snack. They've made "Lucky pots of gold" and made shamrock pictures, using peppers to print.  They also coloured Irish flags. Mrs Liddy taught us how to answer the register in Irish - Happy St Patrick's Day!

March 10th / Mawrth 10fed

Dear Parents / Carers,

Lots to report this week again after a series of very positive activities, which the children have embraced with their customary gusto.  We've seen lots of enthusiasm and engagement on lots of levels and the more formal aspects of the pupils' education have been enhanced by the projects and activities undertaken.

Annwyl Rieni / Gwarchodwyr,

Mae llawer i adrodd yn ol eto yr wythnos hon, gyda cyfres o weithgareddau positif.  Rydym wedi gweld llawer o frwdfrydedd a didderdeb ar sawl lefel.  Mae agweddau mwy ffurfiol addysg y plant wedi cael eu ehangu gan y prosiectau a'r gweithgareddau sy'n mynd ymlaen.

Yours sincerely / Yn gywir,

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Bryn D. Jones, Headteacher / Pennaeth

Liverpool - The week kicked off with an action packed couple of days in Liverpool for Upper Junior pupils.  They took in visits to Anfield, The Beatles Story, The World Museum as well as a trip on the Ferry across the Mersey.  In addition, they got to play Crazy Golf and shop in Liverpool One.  It was a very successful trip and my thanks go to Mr. Davis and Eira for their time and care of the children.  Thanks also to Emma for organising everything and to the pupils for their company and good behaviour.​

Parents' Evenings – Parental Consultations will take place the week beginning March 20th.  We will be sending out appointment times next week.

Mother's Day – The pupils' Mother's Day pictures will be published in the Free Press on Wednesday 15th March.

Vale of Clwyd Football – We will have teams playing in this event on Wednesday next week.

Eisteddfod – We were very proud of everybody who took part on Saturday in the Eisteddfod.  Many of our pupils were placed. The group recitation and dialogue both came 1st.  Tom was 1st in the recitation and 3rd with his guitar.  James was 1st on the violin.  Xander was 1st on the cornet. Jemima was 1st on the Flute. Emma was 1st in the recitation and 2nd on her flute and Ruby came 3rd with her recitation.  All 1st and 2nd placed pupils have won through to the county event on April 1st. Further details will follow.

Welsh Water Workshops - Arfona Evans from the Brenig's Welsh Water Educational Centre returned this week to provide another assembly and workshops for Years 5 and 6. Their session involved discussing, planning and creating a cost efficient water supply.

Wear it Green - Becks, from "Size of Wales" – an eco initiative with the aim of saving an area of rainforest the same size as Wales visited today as part of our Wear it Green Eco Day.  She gave an assembly and ran workshops for all classes on the work being done.  Many thanks to her for the opportunity and for the fantastic activities.

Fire Safety Presentations – North Wales Fire and Rescue will visit on Wednesday and provide workshops for Years 2 and 5 on fire safety.

Tennis Sessions – On Friday next week, the Foundation Phase classes will be given some free tennis taster sessions by representatives from Ruthin Tennis Club.

Scholastic - If anybody would like to order anything, they can do so online at http://schools.scholastic.co.uk/rhos-street  The closing date is March 24th and orders will earn commission for school funds.

Good luck with the new album! – Elizabeth Jones, Daniel in Year 4's mum, aka Elfin Bow, released her debut album today. It sounds great! She has an official launch at the Epstein Theatre, Liverpool next weekend. Congratulations and good luck to her!

Achievers - Students of the Week were Sophia, Jessica, Tilly, Ruby, Darcie and Finley.  Jack got the Welsh award, Emma a certificate for Ballet, Daniel his blue Ju-Jitsu belt and Jos a Karate medal.

PTA News – Thank you to those who attended last night's meeting. The Easter Disco will be held on 31st March, with a Dinky Disco from 5-5.30 and the full disco afterwards until 7pm.

Rhos Street PTA Uniform Swap Shop - A small area has been provided in the school reception area to serve as a uniform swap shop. 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.

March 3rd / Mawrth 3ydd

Dear Parents / Carers,

It's been a very busy week indeed with St. David's Day, World Book Day, Pancake Races and Eisteddfod preparations in advance of tomorrow's event in Brynhyfryd.  Next week promises to keep this momentum with our visit to Liverpool for the Upper Juniors.

Annwyl Rieni / Gwarchodwyr,

Mae wedi bod yn wythnos brysur iawn yn wir gyda Dydd Gŵyl Dewi, Diwrnod y Llyfr, Rasys Crempog a pharatoadau Eisteddfod sy'n cael ei gynnal yfory. Yr wythnos nesaf mae'n addo i gadw y momentwm hwn gyda'r ymweliad â Lerpwl ar gyfer Blwyddyn 6 a 5.

Yours sincerely / Yn gywir,

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Bryn D. Jones, Headteacher / Pennaeth

​Dydd Gwyl Dewi - ​We all came dressed in red, white and green on Wednesday and celebrated the patron saint of Wales, St. David. 

Pancake Races – Pupils from Rhos Street came to school on Tuesday armed with a frying pan and lots of determination to take part in the annual pancake races in Ruthin Square.  ITV News were on hand again to film the event and a link to the report can be found on our twitter page.  Ella-May won the Year 1 race, Nathaniel won the Year 2 event, Daniel Year 3 and Raif Year 5.  A successful event I'm sure you'll agree.  The sponsor money collected will go toward Hope House and we'd be grateful to receive all money raised as soon as possible.

World Book Day - We had some fantastic costumes for World Book Day this week.  The pupils have all received a book token which will get them money off from a book they purchase.

Achievers - Students of the week were Cain, Logan, Dean, Alex, Milly, Eszter and BillyG.  BillyL received a swimming certificate, Kian and Alexandros martial arts belts and Caitlin an art certificate.

Urdd Eisteddfod – We had a lovely assembly this morning, giving our pupils the opportunity to practice their pieces.  They were fantastic and I'd like to wish them all good luck tomorrow.  Please refer to letters sent home earlier this week for details.

Liverpool Trip – Letters were also sent home with final details regarding next week's residential visit to Liverpool.  It should be a great couple of days.

Vegbocs – Vegbocs have been trading locally for a few years now, delivering fresh vegetables, fruit and salad produce to families across North Wales.  Their aim is to provide and to encourage children and their families to eat healthy food by making boxes affordable and interesting.  They have kindly offered the school 10% of every order of £10 or more made by a members of the school community. Orders can be made via their website at http://www.vegbocs.com/

Class 3 Swimming – Class 3's swimming sessions will now begin on Tuesday 14th March.

Football Sessions - Wrexham FC have been running some football sessions, which began this week.

Scholastic Book Club – Leaflets will be sent home.  If anybody would like to order anything, they can do so online at http://schools.scholastic.co.uk/rhos-street

The closing date is March 24th and orders will earn commission for school funds.​

Rhos Street PTA Uniform Swap Shop - A small area has been provided in the school reception area to serve as a uniform swap shop. 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. 

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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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