Feb 03
February News / Newyddion Chwefror

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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​


Jan 06
January 2017 Ionawr

​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                                                          


Dec 01
December News / Newyddion Rhagfyr

​December 16th / Rhagfyr 16eg

Dear Parents / Carers,

It's the end of another term, another year and I don't think anybody would argue that 2016 hasn't been a year full of momentous events.  We as a school, reflect positively however, on a year in which we have achieved much and are very proud of our pupils on many levels.  We all want the very best for Rhos Street and I'm sure everybody will continue to pull together in 2017 and beyond, with the aim of achieving exactly that.  Have a fantastic Christmas and New Year.  Enjoy the festivities, the food and of course the liquid refreshment.  While I look forward to seeing you all in January, I'm sure you'll forgive me in hoping the next fortnight doesn't go too quickly! Many thanks for your support, feedback and encouragement.  It is ever so much appreciated. Nadolig Llawen a Blwyddyn Newydd Dda i chi gyd!

Yours sincerely / Yn gywir,

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Bryn D. Jones, Headteacher / Pennaeth

​Juniors' Concert - This week it was the Juniors' turn to entertain the masses and they did so in style.  Their concert was well received and I was very proud of them and grateful for the efforts of the staff in preparing them.  Thanks also to Mrs Parr for accompanying, Ruthin School for hosting and the PTA for providing refreshments.  Thanks also to for all the donations given by parents and relatives.

​Pantomime - The school travelled en masse to the great town of Mold and visited Theatre Clwyd to see the pantomime.  The performance of Aladdin was enjoyed by all and we thank the PTA again for their help in funding this trip.  Typically, the delayed return was unfortunately compounded by the rain. I hope you all dried off quickly!

​Cycling Proficiency - Year 6 were awarded their cycling proficiency certificates following their recent course.  I hope they remember the valuable lessons they learned when they ride their bikes from now on.

​Achievers - Oliver, a keen cricketer has been honoured by being selected for the North East Wales squad. Congratulations to him.  Holly also received certificates and a badge for her achievements in swimming. Da iawn ti!

​PTA Polar Express Day - The PTA's fantastic commitment to the school once again gave the pupils a lovely experience on Wednesday, as Infants and Juniors enjoyed a film in the hall, with popcorn and hot chocolate served in the interval.  Thank you for your time once again, ladies.

​Xmas Singalong - We all assembled in the hall today for our annual Christmas singalong. The pupils sang with enthusiasm, the staff played percussion terribly and the mistakes I made on guitar were cleverly hidden by all the noise.  It was great fun!

​PE Young Ambassadors - Congratulation to James, Hannah, Faye and Sam who were selected as the school's PE Bronze Ambassadors following recent interviews.

Glasdir – I hope you have had the chance to digest the newsletter, outlining the delay to the new build and the school's subsequent response.  Any questions or concerns, please get in touch.

Goodbye to our students – Thanks to Miss. Sivill and Mr. Ellis-Williams for their contributions as students over the last few weeks.  We wish them well with their training and subsequent careers.

INSET Day – Tues. Jan 3rd  is a training day, so we will welcome everybody back on the Wednesday.

Snow – Let's hope any snow is restricted to the holidays, but remember if you are in any doubt regarding school closures, then the website and twitter account is the place to go in the New Year.

Rugby – Keep an eye out in Tesco for our pupils who will be bag packing for the Rugby Club on Sat.

Glan Llyn (Year 3) – Could the remaining balance of £50 for the Year 3 Glan Llyn trip please be settled at the beginning of the new term.

PTA – You will see the PTA has sent a note thanking you all for your contributions .  I would like to thank Jayne and her team for their hard work and support. They've been fantastic.

December 8th 2016 Rhagfyr 8fed

Dear Parents / Carers,

It's mad but good here at this time of year.  There's lots going on, but the excitement is building and the last week should prove to be very special. Friday definitely will be!

Annwyl Rieni / Gwarchodwyr,

Mae'n wallgof yma yr adeg hon o'r flwyddyn. Mae llawer yn digwydd, ond mae'r cyffro yn adeiladu a bydd yr wythnos olaf yn profi i fod yn arbennig iawn. 

Your sincerely,

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Bryn D. Jones, Headteacher / Pennaeth

​Infants' Concert - The Infants' performances went down a treat and we are all very proud of the pupils.  Thank you to Mrs Liddy and her team, to Anna and her Giggles staff and to our volunteers for the part they all played in making it such a successful concert.

School Choir Arrangements – We're getting lovely feedback on the performances of our Rock Choir and look forward to seeing them sing in the PTA Fair tomorrow and at St. Peter's Church on Sunday in the service which starts at 6pm.  Could we all meet again outside church at 5.45pm please.

Junior Concerts Next Week – The children have been told the nature of the Xmassy costume they've been asked to wear in each class.  We are not selling tickets in advance of Tuesday's concerts at 1.30pm and 6pm.  However, we do request donations towards school funds on the night.  For the evening concert we ask pupils to arrive for 5.30pm.

​Share Appeal - Many thanks to those of you who have donated to our SHARE appeal, which supports refugees.  The large pile of boxes and bags have been taken off to the collection point in Mold and we thank Emma Taylor for organising this.

​Last week's Achievers - Students of the Week were Joseph, Connie, Gabby, Alexandros, Deiniol, Georgia, Wil and Hannah.  Swimming and Gymnastics certificates were shared with James and Georgia respectively.

Rock Choir - Our Rock Choir gave their first performances this week.  First of all they sang in St. Peter's on Saturday and also sang at the Cross Keys on Sunday.  On Monday they sang for the residents at Awelon and on all three occasions charmed the audience.  Thanks to all participants.

PTA Fair – The PTA Fair is of course tomorrow night from 5.30-7.30pm. Any cake donations would be gratefully appreciated.

Polar Express Day – On Wednesday, the PTA will run a special Polar Express film event with Infants in the morning and Juniors in the afternoon. Please see the special tickets sent home!

Pantomime – On Thursday, the school attends the pantomime in Mold.  The estimated time of their return to school will be around 4.50pm.  Could we ask that for refreshments that you restrict the children to bringing a small drink and a small bag of sweets.  Your co-operation here would be much appreciated.

Art Club – Please see letters sent home regarding the new Art Club being held in the New Year.  It looks very exciting!

​December 1st 2016 Rhagfyr 1af

Dear Parents / Carers,

School Choir Events – Saturday's Xmas Lights Performance: The lights are being switched on at 5.30pm and this will be followed by a parade of trucks.  We then all adjourn to St. Peter's Church and ask that all pupils meet with school staff outside the church at 5.45pm. We have also been asked to sing on Sunday at 4.30pm in the Cross Keys Llanfwrog as part of the Christmas Market being held there. Please refer to the letter sent and emailed home.

Cycle Experience – I'm pleased many pupils have taken advantage of the opportunity to take the Cycling Proficiency course this week.  It is certainly a very worthwhile activity.

Achievers – Last week's achievers were Kaden, Isaac, Dean, Jack and all of Year 5.  Faye, Jocelyn, Fletcher and Kian had certificates and belts for karate.

Mock Trial – The mock trial last week was a resounding success.  The pupils benefitted greatly from the experience and their behaviour was exemplary. Thanks to Pat Astbury for organising, to North Wales Police for their involvement and to the Rotary for sponsoring bus costs.

​Family Service – Many thanks to Year 5 for their Family Service.  Their presentations on Australia were very well received.  Thanks to Mrs. Davies for her work preparing the children.​

Christmas Dinner – Christmas Dinner was served today. What a fantastic way to greet December!

PTA – Remember it is the PTA Own Clothes day tomorrow.  The PTA ask that donations be brought in for the chocolate tombola instead of a fee.  Next Friday, December 9th, the PTA Fair will be held. Please refer to the posters sent home and posted to the school twitter page and PTA Facebook page for further details. Many thanks.

Yours sincerely / Yn gywir,

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Bryn D. Jones, Headteacher / Pennaeth

Nov 03
November News / Newyddion Tachwedd

​November 24th 2016 Tachwedd 24ain

Dear Parents / Carers,

Another newsletter a little earlier than usual for you this week, keeping you up to date with all that's going on in the build up to Christmas.  The rain and colder weather has certainly been a clear indicator that winter is taking hold and most children are wearing coats without a need of a reminder!

Annwyl Rieni / Gwarchodwyr,

Dyma gylchlythyr arall ychydig yn gynharach na'r arfer i chi yr wythnos hon, sy'n rhoi y wybodaeth ddiweddaraf i chi yn y cyfnod sy'n arwain at y Nadolig. Mae'r tywydd oer a'r glaw yn sicr wedi bod yn arwydd clir bod y gaeaf yn cymryd gafael ac mae'r rhan fwyaf o blant yn gwisgo cotiau heb angen cael eu atgoffa!

Yours sincerely / Yn gywir,

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Bryn D. Jones, Headteacher / Pennaeth

Children in Need - We raised a fantastic total of £440 pounds, so huge thanks to all concerned. Winners included Jemima for the sweets in a jar, Olivia and Jocelyn for Infant and Junior bear respectively.  Pudsey pictures were won by Isabella, Daniel, Kieran, Nathaniel, Freya, Emma, Will and Libby. Huge thanks to the School Council and to Miss Davies.

SHARE – Thanks again to those who have supported this charity.  Could we receive any further donations by December 2nd please.

Liverpool Trip – Could all Year 6 deposits for Liverpool please be received by Monday, so that we can offer any remaining places to Year 5.

Dogs on Site – May I please remind everybody in the school community that for health and safety reasons, we cannot under any circumstances permit dogs to be brought onto the site.  Your co-operation is appreciated.

​Last Week's Achievers - Last week, our Students of the Week were Charlotte, Kody, Ruby, Charlie, Alexa, Katie, Molly, Leo and Sophie.  Well done to them all.

Chicken Pox Outbreak! – We have, in the Early Years had blotches, spots and scratching.  As blisters remain contagious until they have scabbed, public health guidelines require us to ask pupils to remain off school until the spots have dried up.  I feel all itchy now…

Attendance – We have shared certificates with all 100% attendees for the first half term.  Last week, Year 5 had the best attendance with 98.5% and our running total for the whole school is 96.5% - which is currently above our target of 96%.  Thank you for your efforts and support.

Christmas Dinner Date – Our Xmas Dinner date with Lyn and the ladies in the canteen will be on Thursday, December 1st.

Miss Madoc-Jones - Miss Madoc-Jones, our Deputy Headteacher, who has been seconded to Ysgol Pentrecelyn as Headteacher for the last two years, has accepted a permanent position there and tendered her resignation. Beth had a huge role to play in the success of the school over the last five years and has been greatly missed.  Ysgol Pentrecelyn is very lucky to have her.  We wish her well and thank her for everything.  Permanent appointments to our leadership team will soon be taking place.

PTA Quiz – This takes place Friday November 25th at 7pm at the Feathers.  Thanks to those who have donated prizes.

Year 5 Family Service – This takes place tomorrow morning at 9am. 

Mock Trial – Also tomorrow, The Mock Trial for Year 6, organised by Pat Astbury will take place.

School Choir – We will send finalised details of next Saturday's Xmas Market singalong when we receive confirmation.  Also, any pupils that come along to the Xmas Market at the Cross Keys on Sunday afternoon at 4pm are also welcome.  Details to follow.

​Year 3 Science - In Science, Year 3 have been looking at Forces and have made parachutes. They've also designed and made boats and will be testing them soon!

​A Special Message of Thanks - Sharon Beadell mother of Kaden has asked me to communicate the following message.

"Thank you to all the parents and staff who came to Kaden's Daddy's funeral on Tuesday.  It was lovely to see so many who came out to support us on what was a very difficult day.  Thank you from Kaden's Mummy, Sharon, Kaden and Louie."

November 17th 2016 Tachwedd 16eg

Dear Parents / Carers,

Year 5 Family Service – This takes place on Friday November 25th. Parents and relatives welcome at 9am.

PTA - PTA Christmas photos are available to view in the office window and by the notice board on the yard. 100% of the profits from these photos go straight to the school and they are available as a JPEG file or printed photos. See the poster for details. The PTA Christmas Fair will be held on Friday 9th December, 5.30-7.30pm in the school. This year, we have arranged to have a non-uniform day the week before, Friday 2nd December, for which there will be no charge, but we ask that children bring in donations of chocolate or sweets for the tombola and raffle prizes. Many thanks.

Year 6 Mock Trial – Pat Astbury, has kindly organised a fantastic opportunity for our Year 6 pupils.  Next Friday, they will take part in a mock trial in Denbigh Magistrates' Court and play out all the different roles involved.  We are also grateful to the Rotary for sponsoring the bus costs.

Year 2 Hot Seating - Year 1 and 2 children have been reading Fantastic Mr. Fox and wrote questions they'd like to ask said fox.  They then took it in turns to wear the mask and answer/ask the questions. They loved it. No foxes were harmed in the hot seating process!

Children in Need – Everybody is looking forward to Children in Need tomorrow.  The School Council and Miss Davies have been busy preparing.  Nursery have also been busy making cakes.

eSafety Competition – Overleaf, you will find details on an eSafety competition to design a logo for next year's Safe Internet Day.

eSafety Agreements – ICT eSafety agreements have been sent home with pupils this week for them to read, sign & return. Please assist them in doing this promptly.

School Logo Consultation – The pupils have also been given a sheet to brainstorm their ideas about what should be included on the new school logo. Please return these by Monday.

Netball Training – These sessions will restart in the New Year.

Yours sincerely / Yn gywir,

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Bryn D. Jones, Headteacher / Pennaeth

November 11th 2016 Tachwedd 11fed

Dear Parents / Carers,

It may be November, but the Christmas songs are beginning to be sung here in school, as preparations are underway for our performances in December.  This term always turns out to be a plate spinning and juggling exercise, as there are lots of things going on besides Christmas in this period. Bring it on!

Annwyl Rieni / Gwarchodwyr,

Er ei fod yn mis Tachwedd, mae'r caneuon Nadoligaidd i'w clywed wrth i ni gychwyn paratoadau ar gyfer y Nadolig. Mae'r tymor wastad yn weithgaredd jyglo, gyda nifer o bethau yn mynd ymlaen. Amdani!  

Yours sincerely / Yn gywir,

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Bryn D. Jones, Headteacher / Pennaeth

​Remembrance - The yard fell silent for two minutes at 11am, as the whole school reflected and remembered those who have fallen in many wars over many years.  The silence was impeccably observed.

​Turf Cutting Ceremony - Kieran, Grace and Flo took part in this historic ceremony on Monday.  They cut the turf to signal the start of the new school build.  It will be very interesting to see how the build progresses over the next few weeks.

​SHARE Appeal - Ann Jones, from refugee charity SHARE spoke to the children last week about the work being done to support refugees. The leaflet sent home last week specifies the items you can donate.  There is a collection box in each class, so your support would be very much appreciated.

​Children in Need - Our School Councillors presented in assembly this morning about Children in Need. The children can wear spots / own clothes for a pound.  There'll be games in the hall (50p) cakes (25/50p) and a dress your bear competition (50p).

​Achievers - Our Students of the Week are Mia, Melissa, Ella-May, Ben, Jessica, Nathaniel, Ffion, Daniel, Steffi, Reuben and Bella.  Well done all!

​Last Week's Achievers - Students of the Week last week were Holly, Finley, Illiana, Daniel and Ellis. Molly received medals for climbing Glyder Fach & Fawr.

​PTA - Many thanks to those who attended last night's meeting, which was a positive affair.  See the sample photo of our PTA Xmas photos which are available to buy.  They are on view in the office window. See last week's newsletter for full details.

Family Service – The Year 5 Family Service will now take place on Friday November 25th. Parents and relatives welcome at 9am.

Pantomime – Could I ask that outstanding Pantomime contributions (£5 per child) be sent in next week, as we have had to pay in advance.

Liverpool Trip – Year 6 will be invited to register for our residential trip next year to Liverpool. An overnight stay involving a visit to Anfield, the Beatles Museum and a Ferry Across the Mersey will be great fun.  Full details next week.  Remaining places will be offered to Year 5.

Deepest Condolences – Our sympathies and our thoughts go out to Kaden, his mum Sharon and family this week following their tragic loss. The whole school community is here to support you all.


November 4th 2016 Tachwedd 4ydd​

Dear Parents / Carers,

Half term and Halloween are behind us, while we look forward to Bonfire Night, Xmas and a very busy half term.  It's always a special few weeks and all provisional dates are included below for you to map out all the activities that are so far planned! 

Annwyl Rieni / Gwarchodwyr,

Mae hanner tymor a Calan Gaeaf yn tu ôl i ni, gyda Noson Tân Gwyllt, y Nadolig a hanner tymor prysur iawn o'n blaenau. Mae bob amser yn amser arbennig ac mae'r dyddiadau dros dro wedi'u cynnwys isod i chi fapio'r holl weithgareddau sydd wedi eu cynllunio hyd yn hyn!

Yours sincerely / Yn gywir,

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​Bryn D. Jones, Headteacher/Pennaeth.

Football Festival - We had two teams entered in this week's football festival.  While results didn't go their way on this occasion, all gave of their best and enjoyed the experience.

New School Logo Consultation – As we prepare for our move to Glasdir, we are consulting on ideas, regarding which elements could be incorporated in a new school logo, which we will adopt next year.  In order for us to design a collaborative logo, we encourage our pupils to submit written ideas from which we will decide an overall brief for the final design.  Could pupils please submit their written ideas by Friday November 19th.

​Language and Play Session - We had an excellent turn out for our family sessions this week for the Early Years.  It's been very encouraging to see such great support for this initiative.

Attendance – Class 5 had the best attendance the last week before half term.  Well done!​

Remembrance – We are collecting once again for the British Legion in the run up to Remembrance Day.  The pupils can choose from a range of items from the box provided once again.

Glasdir Turf Cutting Ceremony – On Monday, the ceremonial turf cutting will take place as the new school finally starts being built.  School Council members Kieran Jones, Grace Jones and Flo Taylor will represent the pupils in this historical event.

Netball Festival – The netball team will take part in this event, which will be held on November 10th at St. Bridgets.

PTA Meeting - There will be a PTA meeting on Thursday 10th November at 7pm in Wetherspoons. Everyone is welcome and it should be a good opportunity for some social time too. Remember, Thursday is Curry Night in Wetherspoons if you are hungry! In order to have a rough idea of how many people are coming, please could you drop an email to rhosstreetpta@gmail.com to confirm attendance.

PTA Quiz – Please see the attached poster regarding the PTA Quiz to be held on November 25th at The Feathers, Ruthin at 7pm.

PTA Xmas Photos – Please also see the attached info on the PTA Xmas photos.

SHARE Assembly – Friday's Assembly was attended by Anne Jones.  She represents the SHARE charity, supporting refugees.  Please see the leaflet sent home with the children and help the school support this very worthwhile and important charity in any way you are able to.

Pantomime – If you are yet to send in your £5 contribution per child towards the cost of the trip to the pantomime, then please do so at your earliest convenience.

Provisional Diary Dates

Mon Nov 7      -           Glasdir Turf Cutting Ceremony

Thu Nov 10     -           Netball Festival AM

Thu Nov 10     -           PTA Meeting, Wetherspoons, 7pm

Fri Nov 18       -           Children in Need

Mon Nov 21    -           Football Festival

Fri Nov 25       -           Year 6 Mock Trial

Fri Nov 25       -           PTA Quiz 7pm

Mon Nov 28    -           Year 6 Cycle Experience week starts

Sat Dec 3        -           Choir Sings in Ruthin in Xmas Community Event

Tue Dec 7        -           Foundation Phase Concert 2PM

Wed Dec 7      -           Foundation Phase Concert 2PM and 6PM

Fri Dec 9         -           PTA Xmas Fair

Sun Dec 11     -           Choir sings in Rotary Concert 6pm

Tue Dec 13      -           Juniors' Xmas Service, Ruthin School 1.30PM and 6PM

Wed Dec 14    -           PTA Polar Express Day

Thu Dec 15     -           Aladdin Pantomime, Theatre Clwyd

Fri Dec 16       -           Break up for Xmas

Tue Jan 3         -           Staff Training

Wed Jan 4       -           School re-opens



Oct 07
October News / Newyddion Hydref

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 Prospectus - Click here 

Governors' Annual Report - Click here 

Latest Newsletter - Click here​

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October 21st 2016 Hydref 21ain

Dear Parents / Carers,

Half term is upon us and we have much to share with you after a busy couple of weeks.  We look forward to welcoming everybody back on Tuesday, November 1st.

Annwyl Rieni / Gwarchodwyr,

Mae hanner tymor wedi cyrraedd gyda digon i rannu a chi ar ol pythefnos prysur.  Edrychwn ymlaen at groesawu pawb yn ol ar Ddydd Mawrth, Tachwedd 1af.

Yours sincerely / Yn gywir,

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Bryn D. Jones, Headteacher / Pennaeth

​Year 6 Family Service - Year 6 provided a very informative, lively and fascinating Family Service this morning on the theme of safety, culminating in an enthusiastic rendition of the Danger Mouse theme! Huge thanks to them and Mr Davis for their efforts.  Thanks also to parents and relatives for their attendance and support.

​Pentrellyncymer - Year 4 had a lovely week in Pentrellyncymer.  They took part in a range of activities, from climbing to cycling, canoeing and bushcraft.  They left with many wonderful memories I'm sure and huge thanks go to Mrs Davies, Mrs Baker and Leanne for their time and dedication towards the children and their care.

PTA Message – The next PTA meeting will be on Thursday 10th November at 7pm in Wetherspoons. All welcome! The next event will be the Quiz Night, which we are jointly hosting with Giggles on Friday 25th November, with more details to follow after half-term.  We started taking Christmas photos this week and hope to finish the week after half term. These will be available to view and order once we have finished photographing and once again, details will follow after half term. Have a happy half term and see you all in November!

​Year 3 Craft Centre Visit - Artist Luned Parry worked with Year 3 at the Craft Centre in Ruthin. The pupils were working on the theme of 'Functions' and made their own bowls and vases.  They will be available to view in an exhibition, opening at the centre in the next few weeks.

Parking around the school – It has been brought to my attention that some parents are leaving their cars in precarious places in the local residential areas, which is raising concerns about the safety of the children walking to and from school. Please park carefully in order to keep everybody safe.

Flickr – Our Flickr page should be updated with photos over the next few days, with lots of photos of recent activities added.

​Goodbye Sylvia - We said a sad goodbye to Sylvia from the canteen today.  Many years of loyal service to the school come to an end.  We wish her every happiness in her retirement and sincerely thank her for her work over the years.  All the best Sylvia!

​Aberfan - Today marked 50 years since the disaster that took the lives of 116 children and we remembered those affected in a minute's silence on the yard this morning.​

Freya's Freedon – Love Luella Photography - Tash Jones is kindly holding mini photography sessions on 5th November, with 50% of the proceeds going directly to Freya's Freedom. Parents are today being given first reserve on places if they wish to take advantage of this offer. The sessions will be held on 5th November 2016 in Ruthin, with the exact location to be announced.

Sessions last 20 minutes for up to 4 people in an Autumn style, including 4 digital images via high res download.

Total cost £50.00 with a £20 part payment required to book.

Please contact loveluella@outlook.com if you are interested.

​Urdd Football - Our footballers gave a very good account of themselves in the Urdd Tournament last week, winning three and losing three of their six games. They played with sportsmanship, effort and great team spirit.

Cross Country – The following pupils have qualified for the next round of the Cross Country. Years 3 and 4 - Christian, Morgan, Faye Hand, Georgia, Amelia & Emma Years 5 and 6 – Abby.​

​Family Learning - Parents of Reception and Nursery pupils have been invited to some special sessions on supporting learning provided by our Family Link Workers.  It seems they were very much enjoyed by all.

​Achievers - Students of the week included Noah, Logan, Kieran, Alana, all of Year 4, Lily and all of Year 6.  Reuben received a rugby medal, Flo and Zoey karate certificates and red belts and Ben a swimming certificate.  Well done all.

​PTA Halloween Disco - Our annual disco proved a big success once again with a profit of nearly £650 made! Many thanks to all concerned.  There was also a lot of fun to be had with pumpkins, costumes and silly games in between all the disco dancing.  The stalls were also very busy with lots of fun activities going on.  Huge thanks as ever to the PTA Committee!

​Infants' Jamboree - Foundation Phase pupils had a fabulous time in the recent Jamboree at Brynhyfryd led by Martin Geraint.

Rugby – See the PTA Facebook Page and twitter for details about half term rugby activities held at Ysgol Brynhyfryd on Tuesday October 25th.

​Harvest Service - The school community came together for a special Harvest Service at St. Peter's Church.  The children sang fantastically and the class items were warmly received.  Thank you for the donations to Ruthin Food Bank and also to those who helped walk the children to and from church.  Thanks to Mrs Parr and Rev. Stuart for their support too.

​Healthy School Phase 5 - Paula Roberts, Healthy Schools co-ordinator, visited to present the School Council with the award for achieving Phase 5 of this scheme.  Thanks to Mrs Liddy for gathering and presenting the evidence and to the staff for providing it so readily.  Well done to the pupils for their positive attitudes towards health and wellbeing.

A Reminder of 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 we will 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 schools also decided as a group, that holiday absence is no longer authorised.  Unauthorised absences upwards from 10 days can invoke a fixed penalty notice.  If you do decide to take your child out of school, please call in the office for an absence notification form.

October 14th 2016 Hydref 14eg

Dear Parents,​​

A brief letter this week, with a proper catch up coming before we break for half term.

Sylvia's Retirement – Longstanding kitchen staff member Sylvia, is sadly retiring at the end of the month after many, many years of service to the school. If anybody wishes to contribute to a goodbye gift, then please send your donation for the attention of the school office.

Pantomime – We go to the Xmas Pantomime at Theatre Clwyd in December.  The PTA are kindly paying for transport and subsidising ticket cost to £5 each.  Please send ticket money at your earliest convenience or let us know if if your child won't be going.

Free Press – Next week's Free Press will publish the picture of our Reception Class.

Harvest – Our Harvest Service was held this morning.  I'm sure it will have been a great success.

Brynhyfryd Open Evening – Next Thursday there will be another opportunity for parents who missed last week's Open Evening to visit.  6-7pm.

Urdd Football – Good luck to the squad in the Urdd tournament today.

Disco – I hope we get a great turnout for tonight's Halloween Disco.  See the poster overleaf for details.

Pentrellyncymer – I hope Year 4 have a fantastic time in Pentrellyncymer next week.

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

Yours sincerely,

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Bryn D. Jones, Headteacher​ / Pennaeth


October 7th 2016 Hydref 7fed

Dear Parents / Annwyl Rieni,

Sylvia's Retirement – Longstanding kitchen staff member Sylvia, is sadly retiring at the end of the month after many, many years of service to the school. If anybody wishes to contribute to a goodbye gift, then please send your donation for the attention of the school office.

Pentrellyncymer – Could all outstanding forms and payments be sent in on Monday please.

Pantomime – We go to the Xmas Pantomime at Theatre Clwyd in December.  The PTA are kindly paying for transport and subsidising ticket cost to £5 each.  Please send ticket money at your earliest convenience or let us know if if your child won't be going.

Craft Centre Visit – On Tuesday, Class 3 visit Ruthin Craft Centre for a special activity next week. They will need a packed lunch.

Achievers – Students of the week are Isabelle, Leo, Olivia, Caitlin, Nick, Zoey and Lois. Maizie had a special Cinderella certificate and James one for cycling 30 miles.

Ruthin Gaol Visit – Class 4 learnt a lot and also their behaviour was praised on a recent visit to Ruthin Gaol.

PTA – Please see the attached poster regarding next week's Halloween disco. If you can help or want any more details, please contact us via rhosstreetpta@gmail.com

Harvest - Once again we will be holding our Harvest Festival Service at St Peter's Church.  It will take place on Friday October 14th 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.

Yours sincerely,

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Bryn D. Jones, Headteacher/Pennaeth

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Sep 09
September News / Newyddion Medi

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

 Academic Dates - Click here​ ​

 Prospectus - Click here 

Governors' Annual Report - Click here 

Latest Newsletter - Click here​

Guide to School Categorisation - Click here

Estyn Report - Click here

Flickr Photo Gallery - Click here

September 30th 2016 Medi 30ain

Dear Parents / Carers,

We wave September goodbye already and we can safely say that the term is in full swing.  We were proud of the pupils this week.  The children who stayed at Nant BH were once again a credit and the feedback from the centre's staff singled out our school for excellent behaviour and positive attitudes was very welcome and appreciated.  Additionally, the effort and commitment shown by our competitors in the Cross Country was very inspiring. ​

Annwyl Rieni / Gwarchodwyr,

Wrth ffarwelio a Medi, gallwn ddweud yn ddiogel bod y tymor ar ei anterth. Roeddem yn falch o'r disgyblion aeth i Nant BH ac i'r Traws Gwlad yr wythnos hon. Roedd staff Nant BH wedi siarad yn gadarnhaol iawn am ymddygiad ac ymdrechion ein disgyblion. Da iawn wir!

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​Cross Country - We had so many pupils competing and all put in a huge effort to complete the gruelling course.  We are yet to hear final placings but can confirm that Christian finished 2nd in the Year 3 and 4 race.  Huge thanks to everybody who took part.

Attendance – Class 3 had the best attendance last week.  Well done to them!

Brynhyfryd Open Evening – Year 6 parents and pupils are invited to Brynhyfryd's Open Evening on Wednesday October 5th at 5-7pm.

Catering Assistant Vacancy – County are recruiting a Catering Assistant to be based at here at the school - go to http://www.denbighshire.gov.uk  to apply online.

​Nant BH - The annual trip to Nant BH was once again a great success.  We took part in a range of fantastic outdoor activities. As I said above, the pupils were a credit to the school and I'm also grateful to Mrs Davies, Eira and Mr Davis for giving of their time and for their wonderful care of the children.  

​Achievers - Students of the Week were William, Annie, Mikolaj, Alexandros, Maisy, Laura, Andrew, Kai and Jemima.  Tyler received swimming certificates, Leo a Jujitsu belt, Alex a Tae Kwon-do belt and Christian his Cross Country medal and a rugby trophy.

​Wallpaper Project - Local business Ruthin Décor are taking part in a shop window competition and have been working with Year 2 this week in order to take advantage of our pupils' skills!  Thank you for the opportunity!

Rock Choir Club – This week's song lyrics to learn are from Oasis' Wonderwall.

Year 4 Visit to Ruthin Gaol – Let's hope Year 4 get away from the Gaol after their visit today!

PTA Coffee Morning – Parents and relatives are welcome to join with us for a coffee and a chat while we finalise details for the Halloween Disco.  We will raise money towards MacMillan Cancer Support, so pleased come along at 9am on Wednesday, in the breakfast club area.

Pentrellyncymer – Please can health and consent forms for this trip be returned by Monday. Many thanks.

A Budding Brass Player - ​Last Saturday evening, Xander played his cornet in a concert raising money for Capel Mawr in Denbigh. He played 4 pieces and did himself and the school proud. Well done to him.​

​Reading Challenge – Deadline tomorrow lunchtime!

September 23rd 2016 Medi 23ain

Dear Parents / Carers,

Here we are, nearing the end of September already.  The diary is filling up with activities and there's lots to look forward to. Two classes got 100% attendance last week – Mrs Liddy and Miss Davies', with the total attendance across the school 98.8% for the week – excellent figures, so thank you!

Annwyl Rieni / Gwarchodwyr,

Dyma ni yn dod i ddiwedd mis Medi yn barod. Mae'r dyddiadur yn llenwi â gweithgareddau ac mae llawer i edrych ymlaen ato. Mae dau ddosbarth wedi cael presenoldeb llawn yr wythnos diwethaf - Mrs Liddy a Miss Davies, gyda chyfanswm y presenoldeb ar draws yr ysgol 98.8% ar gyfer yr wythnos - ffigurau ardderchog, felly diolch i chi!

Yours sincerely / Yn gywir,

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Bryn D. Jones, Headteacher / Pennaeth

New Pupils - We've been delighted to receive new pupils into many year groups this September.  It's great to welcome new faces and we very much hope they settle well to the Rhos Street way!  The early signs are very good!

PTA – Thank you to those who attended the PTA Meeting this week.  The newly elected Chair is Jayne Mayers, Emma Taylor is Vice Chair, Mrs Liddy Secretary and Julie Starling is Treasurer.  The committee wishes to build up a list of parents interested in helping out in any way and to create an email list so that everybody can stay in the loop about all matters PTA. If you send me an email saying you're happy to be on the mailing list, then I can pass on the details to the committee.  Any help is appreciated however small, as are any ideas and input. 

Achievers - Students of the Week are Lilly, Megan, Maizie, Oliver, Faye, Alex, Raif and Sion. Well done all!

Giggles - Giggles have had fun planting miniature daffodil bulbs this week and are watering them regularly so that they sprout soon. They got very messy and had a heap of fun!

Rock Choir - The first 'classic' being learnt by our 'Rock Choir' is David Bowie's 'Space Oddity.'  Next week we'll meet on Wednesday lunchtime.  All pupils welcome. Learn the song here! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cYMCLz5PQVw

Nant BH – Years 5 and 6 are looking forward to next week's visit to Nant BH.  No sleeping bag is needed, nor is a packed lunch as they'll be fed on arrival!

Home School Agreement - Thank you for returning Home School Agreements. If you are yet to do so, please send it in at your earliest convenience.

Cross Country – Good luck to all competitors in next week's Cross Country races!

Glan Llyn – Could Year 3 pupils return the pro-forma indicating their interest in the overnight visit to Glan Llyn next term.

Ruthin Gaol – Next Friday, Class 4 will visit Ruthin Gaol.

Missing Jumpers – Declan has lost a couple of Jumpers. They both have his name on them, so please check if you have one in your possession. Many thanks.

Book Fair - Thank you to those who supported our book fair this week.

Woodwind – Free taster session next Thursday for anyone who wishes to try out the clarinet.

September 16th 2016 Medi 16eg

Dear Parents / Carers,

The annual Indian Summer has hit us this week, which I'm sure will disappear now the weekend's here! Two weeks in and I'm delighted with the way term's settled.  There has been an industrious, positive attitude shown by all which augurs well for the year ahead; a year which after this week's news about the Glasir go-ahead will prove to be the last for us at this historic building and site.

Annwyl Rieni / Gwarchodwyr,

Mae'r Haf Indiaidd blynyddol wedi taro ni yr wythnos hon, ac rwy'n siŵr y bydd yn diflannu ynwrth i'r penwythnos gyrraedd! Rwyf wrth fy modd gyda'r fforddmae pawb wedi setlo i'r tymor newydd. Mae agwedd ddiwyd gan bawb sy'n argoeli'n dda ar gyfer y flwyddyn i ddod; y flwyddyn a fydd yn profi i fod yr olaf yn adeilad a'r safle hanesyddol yma.

Yours sincerely / Yn gywir,

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Bryn D. Jones, Headteacher / Pennaeth

Attendance - Our attendance target for this academic year is 96%, so it was pleasing that the total for last week was 96.2%.  We are eager to maintain this!  The class with the best attendance last week was Year 4.  They had extra playtime this morning!

Glasdir Build Go-ahead - I'm sure you will have noticed that the Council gave the go-ahead to start building the new school site in Glasdir.  It seems to have been a very long road to get to this point with some distance to go before we move.  We have been working with the architects and have further developed and refined internal and external plans. I will keep you updated throughout the year on developments.

School Council - Our School Council has been elected.  I'm sure they will enjoy representing the school and communicating the views of their peers.  Mrs Davies will work with them and we look forward to hearing their ideas, proposals and opinions.

Roald Dahl Day - We are celebrating Roald Dahl this week through a range of activities in each respective class.  The pupils have been enjoying the vast collage of stories he penned and taking part in fun tasks.

Reading Challenge - We have been sharing more certificates this week.  Please make every effort to ensure your child completes the challenge. Many thanks.

Eco Council - Our Eco-Council has also been elected.  They will work with Mrs Davies in promoting all things eco, and I'm sure will be involved with the new outdoor area at Glasdir.

Cross Country – The event has been postponed until Sept 29th.

Book Fair – As part of Roald Dahl week, there is a special book fair in the hall for you to browse a range of texts and purchase if you so wish.

PTA – A PTA meeting will be held after school on Tuesday in the Infant Classes.  All welcome – familiar and new faces at 3.30pm.

Wrestling – Please see the attached poster for details on a forthcoming charity event held here in Ruthin on October 8th.

Home School AgreementAttached, you will find the Home School agreement for 2016-17. This Home-School Agreement aims to ensure that the pupils benefit fully from the provision made for them at school and that parents and members of staff commit themselves fully to support the individual needs of the pupils.  Additionally, pupils can acknowledge their responsibilities and commit themselves to becoming involved in their own progress, both socially and academically.

While all three parties are naturally bound to the commitments listed, we also ask that in order to acknowledge you understand and have read the agreement, that you sign and return the document to school.

AchieversStudents of the Week were Ella-May, Ben, Benjamin, TylerW, Demi and Martha who sadly moves to Pembroke.  Good luck Martha! Certificates were shared with Ella-May and Leo for a fun-run, to Billy, Thomas and Evie for swimming, William for Grade 1 flute and to Matthew for sailing.  Medals were given to Georgia for gymnastics and to Matthew, Tyler, Raif and Sion for cricket (plus many trophies).  Well done to everybody for their achievements.

Provisional Diary Dates

Mon Sept 19th - Book Fair continues until Wednesday

Tue Sept 20th   - PTA Meeting 3.30pm

Mon Sept 26th - Nant BH Years 5 and 6 (until Wednesday)

Thurs Sept 29th - Cross Country, Tennis Club 4pm

Wed 5th October - PTA Coffee Morning 9am

Mon 10th October - Parents' Evenings through the week

Thurs 13th October - Harvest Practice 9.30am St. Peter's Church

Fri 14th October - Harvest Service St. Peter's Church 9.30am

Mon 17th October - Pentrellyncymer Year 4 (until Wednesday)

Fri 21st October - National Non-Uniform Day

Fri 21st October - Year 6 Family Service

Fri 21st October - Half Term Begins

Mon 31st October - Staff Training

Tue 1st November - School re-opens

Fri 11th November - Year 5 Family Service

Fri 18th November - Children in Need

Extra-Curricular Clubs

The clubs will run as follows:

Mon – Doctor Who (lunchtime)

Tue – Rock choir (lunchtime to start with)

Wed – Football (lunchtime)

Wed – Infant Gym (lunchtime)

Wed – Netball (after school)

Fri – Running (lunchtime)

Infant Reading Club (every morning)

September 9th 2016 Medi 9fed

Dear Parents / Carers,

Welcome to the 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. 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.

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.

Yours sincerely / Yn gywir,
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Bryn D. Jones, Headteacher / Pennaeth

New NurseryIt has been a pleasure to welcome the new group of pupils who have joined our Nursery Class. They have been such good children! Giggles has given them a superb grounding. I hope they continue to be happy as they embark on their first steps here at Rhos Street School. 

Also a special welcome to the 12 new pupils who have joined our other classes across the school.

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.

Daily MileA new initiative here at the school is 'The Daily Mile' where all pupils pop out during the afternoon and complete a mile as part of our drive to become ever healthier fitter and stronger.  It also adds a few valuable steps onto the counter of those of us who have FitBits!

AchieversOur first set of achievers are Students of the Week Seren, Lily, Morgan, Jocelyn, Joshua, Wil, James and Jack.  Reading challenge certificates were shared with Alice, Emily, Charlie, ConnieD and Tilly.  Charlie received a Ju-jitsu certificate, Georgia and Alexa a swimming certificate, ConnieT, Ruby and Jessica gymnastics awards and Freya a medal for dancing.  Well done to them all.

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 websites homepage.

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. We were delighted to pass our recent Healthy Schools assessment and receive our fifth accreditation. Congratulations to the staff and pupils, to Mrs Liddy for co-ordinating and to the School Council.

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. 

Admissions – As we start a new year, the cogs turn in preparation for next year, so if you have a child that will be starting Nursery in September 2017, the applications now need to be submitted.  Also current Nursery parents need to register their children for next year's Reception Class.  Denbighshire now encourage all applications to be completed online.

Year 1 and 2 Reading Club – This restarts on September 11th

Book Fair – From Thursday next week, there will be a book fair held in Class 2 after school.  This will take place for a week.  You can browse and purchase books for your child.

Payment of Monies – Could we request that any monies sent into school are done so on a Monday in a clearly marked envelope.  May I also remind you that dinner money is to be paid in advance.  Many thanks.

Mrs Evans goes out on loan – Mrs Evans has been awarded a secondment from her role in the office to undertake a role as the Headteachers' PA at Denbigh High for the next few months.  We wish her well in her new role and look forward to her return!

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.  As a result, from now on, 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 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 a absence request form.

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 - 11.30pm at £10 and a full day to 3.30pm 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.

NantBH and Pentrellyncymer visits – Please ensure that balances are settled and forms filled and returned as soon as possible for the pupils going to Nant BH.  Also, could all Year 4 pupils register interest and pay deposits for Pentrellyncymer by Monday – we can confirm we have sufficient numbers for the trip to go ahead.

Vaccination Forms – Could parents of Reception and Year 3 children please ensure they fill and return the vaccination forms promptly.



 


 


Jul 01
July News / Newyddion Gorffennaf

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July 20th 2016 Gorffennaf 20fed

Dear Parents / Carers,

It's been a very positive end to the school year and I think everybody in the school community can look back with satisfaction and pride on what has been achieved.  My thanks go to everybody for their ongoing support and a special mention to my fantastic staff whose efforts do not go unnoticed. Have a great Summer all and we look forward to the new challenges of the 2016-17 academic year.​

Annwyl Rieni / Gwarchodwyr,

Mae wedi bod yn ddiweddglo cadarnhaol iawn i'r flwyddyn ysgol ac yr wyf yn meddwl y gall pawb yng nghymuned yr ysgol edrych yn ôl gyda boddhad a balchder ar yr hyn a gyflawnwyd. Hoffwn ddiolch i bawb am eu cefnogaeth barhaus a rhoddaf sylw arbennig i'r staff gwych. Mwynhewch yr Haf ac rydym yn edrych ymlaen at yr heriau newydd y flwyddyn academaidd 2016-17.

Yours sincerely / Yn gywir,

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Bryn D. Jones, Headteacher / Pennaeth

​Leavers' Service - My thanks also go to Year 6 for a spectacular Leavers' Service.  Best wishes to them as they move on to Secondary school.  It is always sad to say goodbye but they are more than ready for new challenges and I'm sure they will thrive.  

Some Goodbyes – As well as our Year 6 pupils we say goodbye to a couple of staff members today.  Mrs. Jo Williams departs to take up a post in Ysgol Bodfari.  She has been fantastic here at Rhos Street and given so much of her time to extra-curricular activities as well as to her devoted work in the Reception and Year 1 class.  I wish her every success in her new post.  Mrs Julie Kendrick departs to qualify as a teacher.  She has worked in many classes in many capacities over the years and we will miss her initiative and her accounting skills! Best wishes to her as she undertakes the training course.

​Rotary Birdfeeding Project - Ruthin Rotary Club promoted a birdfeeding project with all local schools this year and a special event was held in Brynhyfryd which was attended by TV star Iolo Williams.  He presented Rhos Street the £100 prize for being the best participating school and also the best individual prize to James Johnson. Well done everybody!

​Reading Challenge - Llinos from the Library Service came and spoke to the pupils about the Big Friendly Read 2016.  This is a Roald Dahl themed challenge this year and some classes have also visited the library this week.  Please support your child in completing the challenge this summer.  

​100% Attendance - Congratulations to the following pupils for having 100% attendance this year!

Nathaniel, Ffion, Christian, AlexanderG, AlexanderJ, Tyler, Matthew, Katie, Reuben, James, Sophie, Nikos, Leo, Hannah and William. Jenson in the Nursery Class also attended each session!

Back to School! – The school will reopen on Monday September 5th. We can't wait!

PTA – At the end of the year – another big thank you goes to the PTA for their efforts this year.  A special thank you goes to Leanne for her work over the years, as she finishes now that Annie moves to Brynhyfryd.

Rhos Street Logo – During the next few months, we will be working with the children in designing a new logo for the school to go on the uniform before we move to Glasdir.  We hope to get the uniform updated by the Easter break.  More news in September.

​Crossing Borders Project - This project came to end last week, with the final performance at Theatre Clwyd.  The children were amazing and looked brilliant acting on the beautifully lit, creative set.  Huge thanks again to Janys and her team and to Mrs Davies for her work with children readying them for the final performance.  

​Class 6 Water Fight - There was bedlam on the field yesterday as the now traditional Year 6 water fight took place.  

​School Council - Thank you to our School Council whose term of office comes to an end.  They have led on many initiatives this year.

​Eco Council - We are also grateful to the Eco Council for their work.

Flickr – take a look at the Flickr account for all the latest photos.

​Yard Games - It was great to join with pupils from Pen Barras this week to take part in some yard games.

July 15th 2016 Gorffennaf 15fed

Dear Parents / Carers,

We're nearly there.  Three more days are left, before the pupils have a chance to recharge, reflect and look forward to their next phase of education, whatever and wherever it might be.  I've been hearing about lots of exciting destinations for holidays over the next few weeks and I'm sure everybody is going to have a lovely time.

Annwyl Rieni / Gwarchodwyr,

Rydym bron yno. Bydd y disgyblion yn cael cyfle i edrych yn ol ac ymlaen at y cam nesaf yn eu haddysg, beth bynnag a lle bynnag y gallai fod. Rwyf wedi bod yn clywed am lawer o gyrchfannau cyffrous ar gyfer gwyliau yn ystod yr wythnosau nesaf ac rwy'n siŵr bod pawb yn mynd i gael amser hyfryd.

Yours sincerely,

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Bryn D. Jones, Headteacher / Pennaeth

Infants' Sleepover - We had a lovely evening last Friday and lots of laughs. The weather was great, so the children could play on the field and the yard. Thanks to Mrs. Liddy, Mrs. Williams, Jill and Ellie for their fantastic care of the children.

The Railway Children – Year 5 have the honour tonight of performing in the esteemed Emlyn Williams Theatre at Theatre Clwyd, Mold.  They will present the third act in Janys Chambers' production of the Railway Children.  This afternoon they will have a technical rehearsal, followed by a dress rehearsal, before the final performance later. Good luck and 'break a leg'!

Leavers' Service – On Monday, Year 6 will present their Leavers' Service and parents and relative are invited to attend at 1.30pm.

Questionnaires – I'd be grateful if you could take a moment to fill our annual questionnaire and return it to school before the end of term.  Thank you.

Congratulations Will! - Many of the pupils took part in a competition organised by 'Bore Da' magazine to design the Urdd badge for 2016-17.  We were delighted to hear that William had won and that his design will be used next year.  There will be over 40,000 badges made using his design. Huge congratulations to him!

Poppy Parade - The Poppy Parade that marched from St. Peter's Church to Ysgol Brynhyfryd was a very poignant walk.  Some of our pupils joined, carrying the poppies they had made in a recent workshop.

2016 Ruthin Olympics - Class 1 launched this 'special event' this week with flags, flames and lots of enthusiasm!

Payment of Monies – It would be really helpful and we'd be really grateful if you could ensure that all outstanding debts are settled on Monday, so we can get everything sorted, cleared and banked by the end of term.  Your cooperation would be very much appreciated.

Rotary Club Bird Feeder Initiative – An event attended by TV star Iolo Williams, will take place at Brynhyfryd on Tuesday and some Year 5 and 6 pupils who took part, will attend.

Giggles' Inspection – Our pre-school group Giggles was inspected last week and once again passed with flying colours.  Congratulations – not that it was ever in doubt!

String Showcase – Mr. Barker organised a special string showcase for the pupils this week.  We thank him for his time and ask anyone interested in playing an instrument following the session, to let us know in the office.

Achievers - Students of the week were, all of Class 1, Amelia, Charlie, Ruby, Ieuan, all of Class 5 and Will.  Lucy was awarded a gym medal, as well as a swimming certificate.  Alexandros had a swimming certificate and Iwan an orange ju-jitsu belt.  Well done all.

Giggles / Nursery Party - Giggles and Nursery had lots of fun in their party this week.

July 8th 2016 Gorffennaf 8fed

Dear Parents / Carers,

The end of year creeps ever nearer and we all are frantically hoping we can fit everything in! Tonight we have the Infant Sleepover, so I will try to keep you all informed via twitter how we're all getting on! Year 5 will perform a work in progress version of their play at the end of the day and in the morning Year 2 and 3 pupils will join the commemorative Poppy Parade. And then there's next week…

Annwyl Rieni / Gwarchodwyr,

Mae diwedd y flwyddyn yn nesau ac rydym i gyd yn gobeithio y gallwn ni ffitio popeth i mewn! Heno mae gennym y Gwersyll Babanod, felly byddaf yn ceisio'ch diweddaru ar twitter. Bydd Blwyddyn 5 yn perfformio eu drama ar ddiwedd y dydd ac yn y bore bydd disgyblion Blwyddyn 2 a 3 yn ymuno â'r Orymdaith Pabi coffaol. Ac yna mae wythnos nesaf...

Yours sincerely / Yn gywir,

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Bryn D. Jones,  Headteacher / Pennaeth

Leavers' Church Service - Year 6 joined with the leavers from Borthyn, Pen Barras and Llanfair in St. Peter's Church last Friday, to take part in a Leavers' Service which was a very interactive affair!  They got to work in teams on a range of activities in what was a lovely community event. Thanks to Rev. Stuart and his colleagues and also to the Mothers' Union for their kind book donation.

Class 1 Trip - Reception and Year 1 went to Byd Mari Jones, in Bala. They took part in a range of activities, making stained glass windows, dressing up as characters from the story and visited the grave of Rev. Charles. They even saw Mari Jones' Bible! The children were a credit to the school.  Big thanks to all the parent helpers for their support and help on the day.

Tag Rugby - Year 4 spent a great afternoon at the Rugby Club here in Ruthin on Monday, taking part in tag rugby activities delivered by students from Ysgol Brynhyfryd. They had their lunch and a play in the park and were very tired on their return to school.  Thanks to Jim Salisbury for facilitating the session.

Karate Session - Another opportunity Year 4 have recently been provided with, is a special karate session which was kindly delivered by Karen Campbell.  In one session, she taught them some sequences which they learnt and performed to a high standard.  Thanks to Karen for her time.

Crossing Borders - It's been a very industrious week for Year 5 as they have been preparing, practising, designing and making for the Theatre Clwyd performance at the end of next week.  Props, costumes and actors will hopefully all be ready to provide parents with a book in hand performance in the hall straight after school tonight.

Internet Safety - An information session on internet safety has been organised for parents and members of the school community at 5pm on July 12th at Ysgol Brynhyfryd.  If you are able to attend, I'm sure it will prove very informative.

Poppy Parade - Participants are asked to assemble in the area beside the flats at St. Peter's Church (the old school house) at 10am. I'd be grateful if they attended wearing school uniform.

New Nursery – On Tuesday afternoon, parents of our new Nursery pupils, joining us in September will attend an introductory meeting here at the school.

Reports – These will reach you at the end of next week, along with test results and end of phase assessment levels for Years 2 and 6.

Leavers Service – This end of year service for parents and relatives of Year 6 takes place on Monday 18th July at 1.30pm in the school hall.

Summer Reading Challenge – It's that time again! We're eager that all pupils complete the challenge and details regarding Roald Dahl's Big Friendly Read, are being sent home with today's newsletter.

Year 2 Transition - We welcomed parents of Year 2 pupils yesterday for a special transition session for them and the pupils.  Information about Junior life was shared and the pupils led a special word cloud activity on the iPad for the parents. Thank you to those who were able to attend.

Infants' Sleepover - Could all remaining sponsor money be sent in ASAP please? Many thanks.

PTA Summer Fair - The Summer Fair has proved to be a highly successful event, with a profit of £1106. Huge thanks to all involved and for your support. Additionally, the PTA stall on Sports Day made £116.

Outstanding Monies – Could all dinner money, music fees and any other balances to pay be sent in by Monday 18th July please.

 

 

July 1st 2016 Gorffennaf 1af

Dear Parents / Carers,

Well, the forecast isn't great, but will not be allowed to dampen the PTA's enthusiasm towards holding the Summer Fair.  So, contingency plans to hold the event indoors have been made and we will be ready to welcome everybody at 5pm.  Thanks to everybody who is helping in any way tonight. See you later!​

Annwyl Rieni / Gwarchodwyr,

Wel, nid yw'r rhagolygon yn wych, ondmae'r CrhA yn benderfynol bod y Ffai am fynd ymlaen. Felly, mae cynlluniau wrth gefn i gynnal y ffair dan do wedi cael eu gwneud a byddwn yn barod i groesawu pawb am 5yh. Diolch i bawb sy'n helpu mewn unrhyw ffordd heno . Welwn ni chi wedyn!

Yours sincerely, 

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Bryn D. Jones, Headteacher / Pennaeth

​Year 6 Trip - Year 6 have been very busy over the last few weeks, with assessments, tests and various activities, so the opportunity to blow off some steam was embraced with open arms as they went on a laser combat.  They had a fantastic time, were praised for their behaviour and Mr Davis also got the chance to take revenge on a few individuals!​

Leavers' Blessing – Year 6 attended the Leavers' Blessing at St. Peter's Church this afternoon, in conjunction with other schools.

Crossing Borders – The rehearsal week for 'The Railway Children' takes place next week.  The Year 5 will children will need to work especially hard to learn their scripts and parents and relatives are invited to a 'book in hand' performance of the script after school on Friday next week in the hall.  Please make sure you have also booked your tickets for the performance at Theatre Clwyd on the evening of July 15th.

​Year 2 Trip - Year 2 also had their trip this week, taking part in a range of activities at Loggerheads Country Park.  They had a great time, behaved impeccably. I'm sure one of the memories they'll always remember is when they got to play in the rain.  Mrs Liddy said it was a special moment watching them!

​Achievers - Students of the Week were Joseph, Nathaniel, Katelyn, Freya, Christian, JamesJ, JamesE, Ethan, Oliver, Hope and Arthur. Theo, Tyler and Daniel were presented with Ju-Jitsu belts, Nathaniel and Alex triathlon medals, Gabriella a reading medal and Kian a certificate for helping at the Carnival.  Well done to them all.​

​Spelling Bee - Ethan, Arthur, Oliver and Hope took part in a spelling competition for local schools, held at Ysgol Bryn Clwyd and finished in 2nd place.  Well done to them all!​

Class 1 Trip – Class 1 visit Bala on Monday in their school trip.

Tag Rugby – Year 4 will take part in a fun tag rugby festival for local schools on Monday afternoon.​

Transition Day – The children will move up to their new classes for the morning on Wednesday.

Year 2 Transition – Year 2 parents will have received an invite to the transition session, which takes place on Thursday morning.

Infant Sleepover – The Infants will hold their annual sleepover on Friday night.

Poppy Parade – Pupils in Year 2 and 3 are invited to join the Poppy Parade taking place in the town on Saturday 9th July.  Further details to follow.

​Ruthin Festival Concert - The pupils who performed at Awelon in the special concert as part of Ruthin Festival were fantastic.  They were very much appreciated by the audience.  Huge thanks to them all!


 


 


 

Jun 09
June News 2016 Newyddion Mehefin

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June 24th 2016 Mehefin 24ain 

Dear Parents / Carers,

Lots of lovely activities have been taking place which included Sports Day, a Family Service and transition activities.  We also had a Governors meeting this week, which began with Chair Brian Hubble, recognising the feat of our ex-pupil Neil Taylor, who scored in Wales' Euro 2016 game v. Russia this week.  Let's hope tomorrow sees the Wales squad continue their fine success.

Annwyl Rieni / Gwarchodwyr,

Mae llawer o weithgareddau hyfryd wedi digwydd sy'n cynnwys Diwrnod Mabolgampau, Gwasanaeth Teulu a gweithgareddau pontio. Cawsom gyfarfod Llywodraethwyr a ddechreuodd gyda'r Cadeirydd Brian Hubble yn cydnabod camp ein cyn-ddisgybl Neil Taylor, a sgoriodd i Gymru yn erbyn Rwsia yr wythnos hon. Pob lwc i Gymru yfory!

Yours sincerely / Yn gywir,

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Bryn D. Jones, Headteacher / Pennaeth

​Sports Day - We were lucky with the weather again this year and a had wonderful day watching the Foundation Phase and Juniors enthusiastically take part in their Sports Day.  Tim Coch won for the Infants and Tim Gwyrdd were victorious in the Juniors' event.  Huge thanks to the PTA for their efforts and also to the pupils for their participation, effort and behaviour.

Class 6 Trip – On Monday, Class 6 will visit the Llandegla Laser course and have a fun filled morning of combat, I'm sure.

Growing up – Next week, Year 6 will have their 'Growing Up Talk.' If you have any questions, please see Mr. Davis.

Leavers' Blessing – The Year 6 Leavers' Blessing Takes place at St. Peter's Church on July 1st at 1.30pm.  Parents and relatives welcome.

Spelling Bee – A group of Year 6 pupils will take part in a Spelling Bee Competition at Ysgol Bryn Clwyd on June 30th.

​Nursery and Giggles' Family Service - The hall was packed as we were treated to a wonderful Family Service from Nursery and Giggles on the theme of Minibeasts.  They sang and recited a series of songs and poems and delighted everybody watching.  Huge thanks to the Early Years' staff for their efforts and for the fantastic parental support making it such a lovely school community event.

​Year 2 Transition - Year 2 are enjoying their sessions familiarising themselves with the Junior staff and classroom through a series of fun activities.  Last week, they got to share their hopes and fears about the Juniors and yesterday, they took part in  a special parachute session with Deputy Head, Mr. Davis.

​Achievers - Students of the Week were Finley, Leo, Daniel, Ffion, Oliver, Jemima, Tom and Joshua. Leo also brought in a certificate and yellow belt for Ju Jitsu.

Ruthin Festival – Next Wednesday, a group of pupils will visit Awelon to perform a special concert to the residents as part of Ruthin Festival.  The performance will take place during school time.

Ice Cream Tuesdays – The canteen are serving ice cream cones as pudding for the rest of term on a Tuesday.

Music Lessons – Please ensure that all pupils who wish to have music lessons next year (including those on the current list) return the pro-forma by Monday at the latest.

Writing Publication – Please also return the permission pro-forma regarding the writing publication, so that we can get all the work together. Thanks.

Head Lice – We have had sightings, so please check your child's hair and treat accordingly.  Many thanks.

​STEM Activity - Rhos Street's STEM Club have been busy over the last few weeks.  They have used scratch coding to create a platform computer game based on knights and castles to help the Reception children spell high-frequency words. They have tested the game on some of the children this week.  They also created a Numeracy game based on Numicon plates.  Well done to James, Will, Tom, Billy, Jack and Kai as they prepare to roll out the games to all the children.

​Summer Fair - Next Friday will see us hold our Summer Fair from 5-7pm. Any helpers would be gratefully received.  Please see Leanne or anybody on the PTA.  Many thanks.  Also parents who receive the newsletter by email, please see the attached poster.


​June 17th 2016 Mehefin 17eg

Dear Parents / Carers,

As we near the end of the academic year, there's a strong theme of transition in many activities, with Year 6 gearing up to their departure and our Year 2 pupils moving up to the Juniors.  Plans for next year have been firmed up and while we ready ourselves for all the end of year activities, we are always looking forward to the future as well.

Annwyl Rieni / Gwarchodwyr,

Wrth i ni yn agosau at ddiwedd y flwyddyn academaidd, mae thema gref o newid mewn llawer o weithgareddau, gyda Blwyddyn 6 a Blwyddyn 2 yn paratoi at symud ymlaen.  Mae'r cynllun ar gyfer y flwyddyn nesaf wedi cael ei gadarnhau ac er ein bod yn barod ar gyfer pob gweithgareddau diwedd blwyddyn, rydym hefyd yn edrych ymlaen at y dyfodol.

Yours sincerely  / Yn gywir,

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Bryn D. Jones, Headteacher / Pennaeth

​Class 1 Family Service - Our Reception and Year 1 pupils gave a lovely Family Service last Friday with a range of songs sung, poems recited and readings given.  Thank you to Mrs. Williams and her team for their preparatory work and also to parents and relatives for their support on the day.

​Year 6 Transition - Year 6 spent an afternoon at Brynhyfryd on Wednesday, taking part in PE activities as part of transition arrangements.  Today, Brynhyfryd staff visited to give them a talk about what they can expect from September and also to answer any of their questions. They will of course, spend a full day up the road on July 6th.

​Ruthin Town Football Tournament - The three teams representing Rhos Street School all gave fantastic accounts of themselves showing great sportsmanship, teamwork and skill.  The Year 6 team were pipped 1-0 in the final and could consider themselves very unlucky.  Big thanks to all the pupils who represented the school so well in a lovely community event.

​Year 3 and 4 Bodelwyddan Trip - The weather was kind as Years 3 and 4 visited Bodelwyddan Castle.  Their behaviour was praised on many occasions during the day and they had a great time taking part in a mini beast workshop, visiting the maze, castle and adventure playground.

​Last Week's Achievers - Students of Last Week were Daniel, Deiniol, Declan, Ella, Leo and Will, as well as Class 1 for their service.  Rugby trophies were shared with Reuben, Matthew, Raif and Oliver.  Football medals were shared with Daniel, Sion, Tyler, Leo, Will, Callum and Alex. Illiana received a swimming certificate, Alex Grant an orange belt in karate and Sam Jones was recognised for cricket.  Well done to them all!

​This Week's Achievers - This week's students of the week were Megan, Kody, Caitlin, Ffion, all of Class 3, Grace, Finlay, Annie, Josie, Betsy and Ella. Jemima received a medal for Race for Life, Josh certificates for karate and badminton and Grace a medal for gymnastics.  Our pupils are very busy out of school at this moment in time!

Class Arrangements for 2016-17

Despite our rising pupil numbers, financial constraints have made organising our classes for the next academic year more problematic.  However, we have come to a resolution, which we confidently believe will ensure that we can maintain the high standard of education that won us green school status.  The classes will be organised as follows:

Nursery – Mrs. Eleri Morris

Reception & Year 1 – Mrs. Louise Bourne

Year 1 & 2 – Mrs. Geraldine Liddy

Year 3 – Miss. Charlotte Davies

Year 4 – Mrs. Denise Baker

Year 5 – Mrs. Joanne Davies

Year 6 – Mr. Andrew Davis

St Peter's Church Events – See the attached poster, regarding forthcoming events being held at St. Peter's Church during July.

Cycle to School Week – It's been a bit wet, but we have heard stories of pupils and parents making special efforts to cycle to school this week.  Well done to all involved!

Governor Visits – We were delighted to welcome Peter Ryder and Bobby Feeley to the school on Wednesday, to spend some time in the classes monitoring in their roles as School Governors.

Sponsored Walk – Huge thanks for your contributions towards our Sponsored Walk.  A total of £710 has been raised so far, which is a fantastic effort!

Crossing Borders Tickets – Year 5 parents can contact the Theatre Clwyd box-office to purchase tickets for the performance on July 15th 

​Race for Life - Huge congratulations to Anna and all her angels, who ran with her in the Rhyl, Race for Life event last weekend.  Pupils Georgia, James and Jemima and staff members Mrs Kendrick and Mrs Reece ran.  Alex also ran the event. Anybody wanting to donate can visit https://www.justgiving.com/teams/annas-angels0

It's lovely to have Anna back working with us after her recent absence.  She is an inspiration!

​School Council - The School Council ably delivered a presentation to the whole school, informing them of all the good work that we, at Rhos Street School, have been doing to gain our Phase 5 Healthy Schools award. They talked about 'Environment, Food & Fitness and Emotional Mental Health & Well-being.

Provisional Diary Dates Until End of Term

Mon 20th June – Sun awareness week begins

Mon 20th June – Eco Council Consultation on the Glasdir outdoor area

Wed 22nd June – Sports Day

Fri 24th June – Reserve Sports Day if 22nd cancelled

Fri 24th June – Giggles and Nursery's Family Service

Mon 27th June – Class 6 trip to Llandegla

Tue 28th June – Class 2 Trip to Loggerheads

Tue 28th June – Year 6 growing up talk

Wed 29th June – Ruthin Festival Concert in Awelon

Thurs 30th June – Year 6 Spelling Bee Competition in Llandyrnog

Fri 1st Jul – Summer Fair 5-7pm

Fri 1st Jul – Year 6 Leavers' Blessing in St. Peter's Church 1.30pm

Mon 4th July – Crossing Borders Rehearsal Week begins Year 5

Mon 4th July – Class 1 trip to Bala

Mon 4th July – Tag Rugby Tournament Brynhyfryd

Wed 6th July – Transition Day

Thu 7th July – Year 2 Transition Session for Parents

Fri 8th July – Crossing Borders Book in Hand Performance for Year 5 parents 3.30pm

Fri 8th July – Infants' Sleepover

Sat 9th July – Poppy Parade in Ruthin

Mon 11th July – Global Café for Juniors and parents

Tue 12th July – Meeting with new Nursery parents

Wed 13th July – Crossing Borders refresher day Year 5

Fri 15th July – Crossing Borders final performance Theatre Clwyd Year 5

Mon 18th July – Year 6 Leavers Service 1.30pm

Tue 19th July – Rotary Bird Feeders Presentation

Wed 19th July – Summer Break Begins

Mon 5th Sept – Children Return to school.

​Rev. Stuart Assembly - This morning, we welcomed Rev. Stuart to assembly and he shared the message of teamwork and support through the theme of the football at Euro 2016.  

Wales v England in Euro 2016The less said about this the better!  Let's hope the Welsh boys decide to turn up against Russia on Monday!

Alzheimer's Cake Stall – Annie yesterday organised a cake stall to raise money for the Alzheimer's Society. What a lovely gesture!

Sun Awareness – Next week's theme is sun awareness, so pupils will be discussing the dangers and solutions to strong sunlight in class.

Glasdir Eco Session – This consultation takes place on Monday and children in class have been sharing ideas.  If you wish to put forward ideas yourselves about the outdoor play and wildlife areas at the new site, then please send them in!

PTA Summer Fair – Please see the attachment regarding the forthcoming PTA Summer Fair.  If you are able to help on the day, please have a chat with a member of the PTA on Sports Day.

Sports Day – This takes place on Wednesday, weather permitting, with the usual arrangements applying. Infants in the morning and Juniors in the afternoon. Refreshments and bacon baps will be organised by the PTA (thank you!) Please do not come across the track to see your child during Sports Day or buy them anything from the PTA stall, as it becomes disruptive.

Giggles and Nursery Family Service – Parents and relatives of Giggles and Nursery children are welcome to join with us at 9am next Friday as they hold their Family Service.

Flickr – Our flickr photo page continues to be regularly updated.  Please visit https://www.flickr.com/photos/rhosstreet/sets/ to see lots of pictures of our many activities.

Twitter – You can also keep abreast of all sort of news, photos, notices and snippets on our twitter page, which is updated daily. Please spread the word on this brilliant platform!

Infant Reading Club – This club is now on hiatus until the Autumn.

Giggles' Quiz Night – Please see details below, regarding the Giggles' Quiz Night tonight at the Feathers.  All welcome!

Daily Mile - We are trying out this new national initiative which promotes health and fitness on a daily basis.  We will be launching properly in September, but Year 2 have been having a try.

June 9th 2016 Mehefin 9fed

Dear Parents / Carers,

An early newsletter this week… The hot weather over half term has continued throughout this week and the children have revelled in going on the field.  Everybody's got straight back into action after the break and this will continue over the weeks building up to the end of the academic year.

Annwyl Rieni / Gwarchodwyr,`

Cylchlythyr cynnar yr wythnos yma... Mae'r tywydd poeth dros hanner tymor wedi parhau trwy gydol yr wythnos hon ac mae'r plant wedi mwynhau mynd ar y cae. Mae prysurdeb wedi dod yn syth ar ôl yr egwyl a bydd hyn yn parhau dros yr wythnosau hyd at ddiwedd y flwyddyn academaidd.

Yours sincerely / Yn gywir,

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Bryn D. Jones, Headteacher / Pennaeth

Road Safety Conference​Our Junior Road Safety Officers attended the annual conference at Faenol Fawr.  Lily and Daniel had the opportunity to take part in a range of activities and learn more about the crucial issue of road safety.

Dental Hygiene Competition – Could all entries for this competition be received by Wednesday 15th June please.

Sun Safety – Could all pupils ensure that they have sun hats available to wear during break time in school and that sun cream is applied, in line with our Sun Safety Policy.  Many thanks.

Cookery Club – Cookery Club for Years 5 and 6 will run on the following dates: June 16th, 23rd, 30th and July 7th.

Fire Safety PresentationYear 2 and 5 received presentations from the North Wales Fire Safety Department, which taught them some crucial life lessons on fire prevention, safety and the fantastic work of the Fire Service. 

Crossing Borders Project - Year 5 are involved in a drama project with Janys Chambers over the next few weeks.  This will conclude with a special performance at Theatr Clwyd at the end of term.  They will be involved in all aspects of the production, including props and scenery and will be a very worthwhile project.

Church Visit​ - Year 6 made a very informative visit to the local church today.  Reverend Stuart was a fantastic host at St. Peter's helping the children to investigate the features of the church and learn about its history and ceremonies.  Huge thanks to him for his time and work.

Ruthin Football Tournament – Good luck to the three teams competing in the tournament on Saturday.  Remember shin pads, sun hats and lots of drinks!

Euro 2016 – Good luck to Wales in their historic opening match on Saturday against Slovakia.  Tomorrow, the pupils can wear football / sports kit, as we recognise the launch of Euro 2016.

Walk to School Week – Thank you to those who have supported our Walk to School week.  It's been lovely weather for such an activity!

Cycle to School Week – Next week wil be Cycle to School week, so we encourage safe cycling by all who are able to support!

Year 3 and 4 Trip – I hope the Year 3 and 4 pupils thoroughly enjoy their visit to Bodelwyddan Castle on Tuesday.

Eco Council Glasdir Consultation – On Monday, the eco-council will work with the landscape designer for the new school site.  I'm sure they'll have fantastic ideas.  We will be pleased to welcome some pupils from Ysgol Rhewl as part of the consultation.  Croeso!

Year 6 PE Afternoon – Year 6 will, as part of their transition arrangements, spend an afternoon in Brynhyfryd taking part in PE activities.  This will take place on Tuesday next week.

Vale of Clwyd Athletics – This event will take place next Friday.  Participating pupils will be informed separately.

Giggles' Quiz Night – Giggles are holding a quiz night at the Feathers in Ruthin.  This will take place at 7pm on Friday 17th June. All welcome!

Reception and Year 1 Family Service – This takes place at 9am tomorrow.  Parents and relatives are welcome to join with us.

Sponsored Walk – We'd be grateful to accept any remaining sponsor money as soon as possible.  Many thanks.

Destination Dance – This dance class, held in Ruthin Rugby Club on Thursday nights will hold a free taster session for our pupils on Monday at 12.30pm in the hall.  All welcome.  Call 07833627111 for further details on these sessions.





May 06
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May 27th / Mai 27ain

Dear Parents / Carers,

We're on the threshold of June already and the children are looking forward to a week off.  I hope they all have a great time and come back ready for an action packed final few weeks of the academic year.

Annwyl Rieni / Gwarchodwyr,

Rydym ar drothwy Mehefin yn barod ac mae'r plant yn edrych ymlaen at wythnos i ffwrdd. Rwy'n gobeithio y maent i gyd yn cael amser da ac yn dod yn ôl yn barod ar gyfer nifer o weithgareddau  difyr yn ystod wythnosau olaf y flwyddyn academaidd.

Yours sincerely / Yn gywir,

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Bryn D. Jones, Headteacher / Pennaeth

Manchester Trip - Year 5 had a great day out in Manchester, visiting the Imperial War museum, as part of their project work on the Second World War.

A Message from the Mayor - As the Mayor of Ruthin, and a Governor of Rhos Street School, I cannot begin to say how proud I was of all the pupils of the school during the visit of our Friends from our twinned town of Briec. 

The conduct, politeness and general behaviour of all the pupils was exemplary, and was commented on by our visitors. The Teaching Staff and the pupils had prepared so well for the visit and performed songs and verse which truly touched the hearts of our visitors. 

Well Done Staff and Pupils from The Mayor

Wales Euro 2016 'Y Bel' - It's only a couple of weeks until Euro 2016 starts, with the added excitement of Wales' participation.  A special ball has been travelling round various counties in Wales and the Denbighshire 'Bale' visited Rhos Street on Tuesday, which we got to sign and pass on our good luck wishes to the Wales squad.

 Year 3 Planting - As part of a healthy eating project, Year 3 have been planting potatoes, tomatoes and strawberries.  I look forward to being really healthy, by tasting them all!

NSPCC Workshops - Years 5 and 6 were visited by the NSPCC for some special workshops. The sessions were effective, giving the pupils a better understanding of how to protect themselves against abuse and to know who they can turn to for help.

Dig for Victory! - Year 5 have also been planting, but in their case, through the context of the Second World War and its famous slogan 'Dig for Victory!'

Attendance – As you will be aware, we consider high levels of uninterrupted attendance to be crucial in ensuring that pupils progress well academically and pastorally.  We are monitored by county on our attendance levels and about reasons for absence.  This includes longer absences but also short term absence, which can be equally disruptive.  Additionally, the school is judged not only on the academic performance of its pupils, but also on its levels of attendance and your co-operation is crucial on both scores.  Please work with us positively to ensure that your child attends regularly, does not miss any school unnecessarily and has a good attendance record. 

Also, please ensure we are informed immediately on any reasons for absence, either by phone or email. Many thanks.

Walk to School Week – The first week back after the break will be Walk to School week, where we encourage as many pupils as possible to walk to school as opposed to being driven.

Wrexham FC After-School Football – Local mid-table side, Wrexham FC are kindly running some sessions after school for our pupils.  Flyers have been sent home, so please return them with all details included and the required payment.

Music Lessons – Please see the attached letter regarding music tuition for next year.

Maths Challenge - Our Year 6 Mathematicians took part in a day of Maths activities at Ysgol Frongoch last week and had a great day and a fine opportunity to demonstrate some of the fine Mathematical skills they have developed over recent years.

Sponsored Walk – Many thanks for the money sent in thus far after last week's sponsored walk.  Could I ask that remaining sponsor money is collected and sent in to school as soon as possible please.  Many thanks.

Ruthin Town Football Tournament – Many of our pupils are keen to take part in this tournament.  Could I ask that all interested children confirm that they can play on Saturday 11th June on the first Monday after the half-term break.

Llanfair Sports – This annual event takes place on Saturday and is always a well attended family day out.  There will be stall, races and all sorts of activities taking place.

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
April News / Newyddion Ebrill

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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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