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Sep 08

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September 15th / Medi 15eg

Dear Parents / Carers,

Two weeks in and everybody has settled very well.  There is a calm, industrious feel about the place already which is very pleasing.  I have included provisional dates until the end of term.  These are of course subject to change.

Annwyl Rieni / Gwarchodwyr,

Mae pythefnos wedi mynd ac mae pawb wedi setlo yn dda.  Mae prysurdeb mewn awyrgylch heddychlon, sydd yn plesio.  Yr wyf wedi cynnwys dyddiadau tan ddiwedd tymor.  Byddwch yn ymwybodol y bydd rhai ohonynt efallai yn newid.

Yours sincerely / Yn gywir,

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Bryn D. Jones, Headteacher / Pennaeth

​Bike Project - Year 6 have started a new project, renovating an old bike.  They will use a range of literacy, numeracy and ICT skills and we wait eagerly to see how this great idea develops.

Notification from Public Health Wales - Following a large outbreak of measles in Europe and a smaller local outbreak in Newport and Torfaen, we have been asked by Public Health Wales to raise awareness of the importance of vaccination against measles in young people. Public Health Wales affirm that it is important that children returning to school after the summer break, are up to date with two doses of MMR vaccine.

Library Visits - Could I ask any parents of Reception pupils willing to help walk the children down to the Library on Tuesday and Thursday morning for the next two weeks to make themselves known to Mrs Bourne.  Many thanks.

Missing Keys? – A set of keys has been found on the yard.  If they belong to you, please pop into the office.

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.

​Achievers - Our Students of the Week are Leon, Hakeem, Finley, Kian, Logan, Daniel, Naima and Alex.  Swimming certificates went to Emily and Ffion, a dance certificate to Seren and a Blue Peter award to Jessica.  Daniel also won the Welsh award this week.  Well done to them all.

Music Demonstrations - John Powell, brass teacher visited service on Monday and gave a lively and enjoyable demonstration of brass music.  He is an enthusiastic tutor who also through his tuition gives pupils great opportunities to join ensembles and orchestras.  He is eager to enrol new pupils from the school and will provide tuition on an individual or group basis.  Please pop into the office for further details.

Alex Carter, guitar tutor, also encouraged our pupils to take up the guitar.  He gave a marvellous demonstration of his guitar playing and spoke about the opportunities involved.  We offer instrumental tuition on a number of instruments and last term, those who have been learning got to show off their skills in a lovely concert.  We also had success in the Urdd Eisteddfod on clarinet, brass and string, so it would be great to build on the huge strides made last year, by having an enthusiastic crew of instrumentalists at the school this academic year.

Kerbcraft – Year 2 will begin their annual sessions on road safety next Wednesday.

NSPCC Workshops – You have received a letter regarding these workshops, which will take place next Friday morning.

Library Books – It's been brought to my attention that a number of children have unreturned library books at home.  Please bring them to school so that we may return them when we visit.  Many thanks.

Vaccination Forms – Could parents of Reception, Years 1, 2, 3 and 4 children, please ensure they fill and return the vaccination consent forms promptly. An immunisation program will take place on Monday 16th October. Could we receive them by Friday 22nd September please.

Fit Bit – A fitbit has been misplaced in school.  If anybody has found one, please bring it to the office.

Diary dates – provisional

Sept 19th                      -           Eco Schools Assessment

Sept 20th                      -           Kerbcraft starts Year 2

Sept 22nd                     -           NSPCC workshops am

Sept 28th                      -           National Poetry Day

Oct 5th                         -           Vale Cross Country 4pm

Oct 6th                         -           Year 6 Family Service 9am

Oct 9th                         -           Infants' Jamboree PM

Oct 11th                       -           Football Festival am

Oct 12th                       -           Vale Cross Country (reserve date) 4pm

Oct 12th                       -           Harvest Service rehearsal 9.30am

Oct 13th                       -           Harvest Service 9.30am

Oct 16th                       -           Year 6 Cycling Proficiency week starts

Oct 16th                       -           Parents' Evening week starts

Oct 19th                       -           Urdd Football Tournament

Oct 20th                       -           Year 5 Family Service 9am

Oct 20th                       -           PTA Halloween Disco 5-7pm

Oct 27th                       -           Close for half term

Nov 6th                                    -           Staff Training

Nov 7th                                    -           School reopens

Nov 8th  - 10th                -           NantBH Year 5 and 6

Nov 11th                      -           PTA Auction of Promises 7pm

Nov 13th-17th                -           Anti Bullying Week

Nov 16th                      -           PTA Meeting, Wetherspoons 7pm

Nov 27th-29th                -           Pentrellyncymer Year 4

Dec 8th                         -           PTA Xmas Fair 4pm

Dec 11th                       -           Infants' Xmas Concert Dress Rehearsal 2pm

Dec 12th                       -           Infants' Xmas Concert 2pm

Dec 13th                       -           Infants' Xmas Concert 2pm, 6pm

Dec 19th                       -           Juniors' Xmas Concerts 2pm, 6pm

Dec 22nd                         -           End of term

 

Extra Curricular Clubs

Clubs for this term are as follows.

 Before SchoolLunchtimeAfter School
Mon

Breakfast Club

Year 1 and 2 Reading Club

Infant GymArt
Tues

Breakfast Club

Year 1 and 2 Reading Club

  
Wed

Breakfast Club

Year 1 and 2 Reading Club

Rock Choir

Netball

Rugby

Thu

Breakfast Club

Year 1 and 2 Reading Club

 Cycling
Fri

Breakfast Club

Year 1 and 2 Reading Club

 Dance

 

September 8th / Medi 8fed

Dear Parents / Carers,​

Welcome to another new academic year; a year in which I'm sure will see us all continue to work together in partnership successfully. I hope you have had a good Summer and have enjoyed holidays, visits and activities. As I traditionally ask in this first newsletter, please take a moment to read the information below, to help ensure that all runs smoothly here from the outset.  I look forward to a busy and successful year here at Rhos Street School and wish the children well as they embrace new challenges and opportunities. It is sure to be an historic year as we move to the new site, so there are exciting times ahead.

 

Annwyl Rieni / Gwarchodwyr,

Croeso i'r flwyddyn academaidd newydd.  Mi fydd yn flwyddyn lle rwy'n siŵr y byddem i gyd yn gweithio gyda'n gilydd mewn partneriaeth er lles ein disgyblion. Gobeithio eich bod wedi mwynhau'r gwyliau. Cymerwch eiliad i ddarllen y wybodaeth isod, er mwyn helpu i sicrhau bod popeth yn rhedeg yn esmwyth o'r cychwyn cyntaf. Rwy'n edrych ymlaen at flwyddyn brysur a llwyddiannus yma yn Ysgol Stryd y Rhos ac yn dymuno'n dda i'r plant, wrth iddynt gymryd mantais or sialensau a'r cyfleoedd o'u blaenau. Mae cyffro symud I'r safle newydd o'n Blaenau mewn blwyddyn hanesyddol.

Yours sincerely,

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Bryn D. Jones, Headteacher / Pennaeth

Achievers

Our first Students of the Week are Sofia, Mia, Ella-May, Beau, Ben, Laci, Seren, Georgia and Lily.  Emma received a Grade 1 Flute certificate and James and Holly Wave 2 swimming certificates.  

Summer Reading Challenge - There are still some pupils who have not completed / started the challenge; however it's not too late, as the initiative does not finish for a little while yet. I am very eager for all pupils to complete the challenge, so ask for your support in ensuring that this is the case.  This year, medals and certificates are handed out at the library on completion of the challenge. Please send in all certificates next Friday for a group photo!

New Staff - A warm welcome to our new teachers who have joined us this term. Miss Jade Bevan is the new Year 1 teacher, while Mrs Mari Lewis has replaced Mrs Baker in Year 4.  Both are already proving to be fine additions to the Rhos Street team.  

Lines of Communication – If you wish to receive the newsletter by email, then please let me know.  Parents of all Nursery pupils and new pupils should have received forms for them to specify how they would like to receive the newsletter. Remember that all the school's news and more can be found by logging on the school website at www.rhosstreetschool.co.uk, Up to date snippets and photos, as well as general nonsense can also be accessed by following our Twitter account www.twitter.com/rhosstreet. Photographs of activities can also be viewed on our Flickr page through a link on the website's homepage. The PTA Facebook page is another source of important information.

PE Kit and School Uniform - May I please remind pupils that the Rhos Street PE kit is a plain white t-shirt, black shorts, black/white/grey socks, 'subtly' coloured trainers for Juniors and pumps for Infants.  Black tracksuit bottoms are permitted in colder weather. Please ensure that your child complies with this uniform. Could you also ensure that pupils' names are written/sewn onto school uniform, so that we can return any misplaced garments to the correct owner. Finally, may I also remind pupils that jewellery and nail varnish are not permitted.  Once again, I ask for parental support in ensuring that the pupils comply with these wishes.  Many thanks.

Medical Information – If there is any medical information that you need to share with us regarding your child, then please do so, as a matter of urgency, so that we may update our records.

Personal Information & Contact Details – If you have recently changed your address, mobile telephone number or any other details, could you please inform us, so that we may update our records accordingly.  Many thanks.

A Healthy School - We strive to promote healthy eating and make our school ever healthier.  We do not permit children to eat crisps, sweets, chocolates or biscuits during break times. Snacks offered to them in school will be a range of healthy balanced snacks, as will be the case in Breakfast Club.  Children are also encouraged to bring healthy foods in their lunchboxes.  I'd be grateful for your co-operation in helping us to promote the well-being of pupils in this way.

Annual Report Feedback Sheet - If you have not yet done so, could you please fill and sign your child's report feedback sheet and return it to school next week. 

Dinner Money – Could all dinner money please be sent to school in advance on a Monday in a clearly labelled envelope.  As advised at the end of last term, the cost has increased as of this September to £2.10 per day.

Attendance Procedures - As a school, we are committed to working with and assisting parents in promoting the regular and punctual attendance of all pupils.  Denbighshire Council are committed to implementing a consistent county wide policy for attendance.  Absences for sickness upwards of 10 days will trigger a support process. Absences are of course fully authorised if your child is genuinely unwell. There are also special circumstances for absence, which if appropriate, we are of course happy to authorise. 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 in full; otherwise it will go on record as being unauthorised.

Denbighshire has also decided that holiday absence is no longer authorised.  Unauthorised absences upwards from 5 days, will trigger a warning letter and upwards of 10 days may invoke a fixed penalty notice.  If you do decide to take your child out of school, please call in the office for an absence request form. Please see the attached Denbighshire letter.

Punctuality – Also, as part of the ongoing priority of improving attendance, we are turning our focus on encouraging parents to make every effort in ensuring their children are punctual and are on the yard to line up at 9am each morning, in order to avoid disruption to theirs and other children's education.  I hope that we can count on your support in achieving this end at the beginning of the new academic year.  I also wish to clarify that in order to ensure consistency, the Denbighshire policy is that latecomers will marked late up to 9.30am.  However at 9.30am, the registers close and children arriving late after this time will be marked absent on the register. 

Giggles - Giggles Daycare has availability offering affordable rates of childcare. Giggles is open from 8.30am - 11.30am at £10 and a full day to 3.15pm for £20.

After School Club is available for all children aged from 3 years at the cost of £5.00 per hour.

There is funding available for 3 year olds to attend for free (conditions apply), to encourage more children to attend pre-school to improve their socialisation and learning.

Vaccination Forms – Could parents of Reception, Years 1, 2, 3 and 4 children please ensure they fill and return the vaccination consent forms promptly. An immunisation program will take place on Monday 16th October. Could we receive them by Friday 22nd September please.

PTA AGM – This will be held on Tuesday 12th September at 3.30pm in Class 1. All members of the school community are welcome to join us.

From Mrs Baker – "I'd like to send a heartfelt thank you to all staff, parents, Governors and children of Rhos Street School for all the cards, gifts and best wishes for my retirement.  I was overwhelmed and would like to wish everyone all the very best for the future."

 



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