Dec 01
December News / Newyddion Rhagfyr

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December 15th 2018 Rhagfyr 15ed

Dear Parents / Carers,

A week to go and despite the mayhem, it is a very special time of year.  The snow has of course added some additional drama to the festive period and while it was fun in lots of ways, I'd like to thank the school community for their co-operation in helping to manage the hazards involved.

Annwyl Rieni / Gwarchodwyr,

Gyda wythnos i fynd, er y prysurdeb, mae'n gyfnod arbennig iawn.  Mae'r eira wedi ychwanegu at y drama wrth gwrs a tra roedd yn llawer o hwyl, rwy'n ddiolchgar i bawb am eu cydweithrediad yn helpu i reoli y peryglon amrywiol.

Yours sincerely / Yn gywir,

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Bryn D. Jones, Headteacher / Pennaeth

Twitter – Issues with the recent weather, highlighted further what a useful resource twitter is for sharing information.  We are adding to our followers each week, so if you don't yet follow us, please do so in order for you to be kept up to date with all activities, particularly if there is news we need to get out there as a matter of urgency. @rhosstreet

​Infants' Concert - The three performances of The Sleepy Shepherd went down a treat.  Huge thanks go to the pupils for providing the entertainment.  I'd also like to thank Mrs Liddy and her team of Foundation Phase staff and to the Giggles team for their hard work preparing the concerts.  The final performance was particularly poignant, as it was the final Xmas concert ever to be held at the current Rhos Street site.  Well done to everybody concerned.

Thank You Waterco - Chromebook Appeal – You will be aware having seen the PTAs letter this week, that they have been instrumental in raising money to buy a set of Chromebooks that will be with us in the New Year.  Additionally, an appeal was made to any local businesses to sponsor a Chromebook for £200 and we were delighted to hear from Waterco, who kindly volunteered to do so.  We are very grateful for this wonderful gesture and if any other local businesses want to become involved in our venture, then please do get in touch.

Juniors' Concert Arrangements – We have a dress rehearsal on Monday afternoon, so please could you ensure that all items of costume are in school on Monday morning. The concerts once again take place at Ruthin school. The first public performance will be on Tuesday afternoon at 1.30pm.  Contributions are requested on the door, with no advance tickets sold.  The evening performance will begin at 6pm, but we request that the pupils arrive by 5.30pm. Parking is at a premium at the site, so if you are able to walk the children, then that would be useful. The PTA will provide refreshments and there will be a raffle, which will be drawn during the interval.

​Xmas Jumpers - Christmas Jumper Day was as colourful as ever. The contributions will go to Save the Children and seeing all the outfits has made everybody feel really Christmassy.

Christmas Choir Arrangements – Having had a couple of recent 'gigs' cancelled, the Christmas Choir will sing once again next week.  On Wednesday, we will take them down to Tesco at 1pm, before they sing again in the PTA Fair later the same afternoon.  We have also provisionally been invited to sing in Costa at the end of next week and I will provide further details when I have them. 

PTA Film Morning – On Wednesday morning, as a special treat, the PTA will hold a film morning for the pupils.  Thanks once again to them for their ongoing support to the school.

Christmas Fair – On Wednesday afternoon, as you will have seen from the letter sent out this week, the Fair has been scaled down and rescheduled for Wednesday afternoon from 2.30-4pm.  The pupils will be given the chance to sell their wares from their class stalls and we will hold the raffle and sing as outlined above.

Outstanding Monies – Could all outstanding dinner money and music lesson payments be settled on Monday please.  Paying on Monday will assist us in completing all administrative tasks before the end of term.  Many thanks.

Logo Consultation – Our pupils are being involved in a very important task at the end of this term, to help finalise the new Rhos Street Logo.  You will recall that months ago, the pupils were asked to share ideas on what they thought the logo should depict and the hills, castle and church featured strongly.  They are discussing their favourites from the ideas submitted and in the New Year, we will be delighted to share their final decisions with you!

Reading Club – No reading club next week.

Infant Christmas Parties – These take place on Tuesday next week!

​Xmas Lunch - The canteen was a very busy place yesterday, as scores of Xmas Dinners were served by Lyn and her team.  Thank to them for the lovely meal.  It was, as ever a very festive occasion!

December 8th 2017 Rhagfyr 8fed

Dear Parents,

Snow – There has been much excitement today as the snow has fallen. More is forecast and of course, we will have to see how that affects us moving into next week.  Twitter will keep you updated.

Xmas Dinner – The pupils will enjoy their Christmas lunch next Thursday, 14th December.  In order for the canteen to have correct numbers in advance, please inform us and pay on Monday.  Many thanks.

Parking – I have been contacted by a local resident asking for parents to park respectfully outside homes around the school.  Please help us maintain good relations by conforming to this request.

Christmas Choir – This weekend our choir sings again. On Saturday, could we meet at Llys Marchan for 11.55, to sing at 12pm please.  Pupils can wear own clothes.  On Sunday, we sing at the Rotary Concert in St. Peter's Church.  Please be there by 5.45pm in school uniform.  If there are any changes to the above arrangements due to the weather, then I will update via twitter.  Thank you to the pupils and parents supporting our choir.

Glasdir – Members of the School Council have visited the Glasdir site over the last week to have a sneak preview of how the building is progressing.  I think they were suitably impressed!

PTA Fair – Due to the weather, we have unfortunately had to postpone the PTA Xmas Fair.  We will endeavour to reschedule in some form before the end of term.

Xmas Jumper Day – As is traditional every year, we will be taking part in this event once again and next Friday, pupils can pay a pound to come to school in a Christmas Jumper. Money raised goes towards Save the Children.

Yours sincerely / Yn gywir,

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Bryn D. Jones, Headteacher / Pennaeth​

December 1st 2017 Rhagfyr1af

Dear Parents / Annwyl Rieni,

Pentrellyncymer - The kids were brilliant in Pentrellyncymer and deserve huge praise, as do Mrs Lewis and Leanne for the fantastic pastoral care of every single one of them. A big thank you too to the education centre once again for the wonderful experiences.​

Achievers – Students of the Week were Liam, Jensen, Tiffany, Leo, Alexandros, Katie and all of Year 5.  Welsh awards went to Xavier and Lily.  Swimming certificates were shared with Daniel and Holly.

Rugby - Thank you to Rugby Development Officer Emyr Gwynedd, for the special session with Year 6 this week. He will run a session with Years 2 and 3 next week.

Family Service – A big thank you to Year 5 for their very enjoyable Family Service this morning.  They shared a very strong message about the benefits of a positive growth mindset.  Thanks also to Mrs Davies for her hard work preparing the children and parents for their support today.

PTA - A big thank you to everyone for the donations towards the Christmas Fair which is next Friday, 8th December, from 3.30-6pm. Free entry and everyone welcome! If anyone can help with the Fair, please email rhosstreetpta@gmail.com. Please get your Christmas Family Photo orders in ASAP. As well as prints, you can receive your photo by email. And finally, keep your bids coming in for the Silent Auction. There are some great items on the list, so grab yourself a bargain! See the attached poster regarding the fair.

Xmas Choir – We sing tomorrow in Ruthin and will be grateful for the attendance of your child.  Could we meet at 3.45pm outside the church. Christmassy clothes encouraged!   Many thanks.

Thank You – Thank you to the PTA who have funded the repair of some iPad screens as well as cases for every one of them. 

Yours sincerely / Yn gywir,

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Bryn D. Jones, Headteacher / Pennaeth

Nov 10
November News / Newyddion Tachwedd

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November 24th 2017 Tachwedd24ain

Dear Parents / Carers,

Black Friday is here, so I'm sure Xmas shopping is at the forefront of most thoughts at the moment.  The Xmas cogs are turning here in school, as I'm sure you've noticed.  Year 4 have their visit to Pentre next week and Year 5 had a great day in Brynhyfryd, so there's been excitement all round!

Annwyl Rieni / Gwarchodwyr,

Mae 'Black Friday' yma, felly bydd siopa 'Dolig yn flaenllaw ar feddyliau.  Mae olwynion Nadoligaidd yn troi yma yn yr ysgol ac mae tripiau Blwyddyn 4 i Bentre a Blwyddyn 5 i Frynhyfryd wedi ychwanegu at y cynnwrf.

Yours sincerely / Yn gywir,

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Bryn D. Jones, Headteacher / Pennaeth

​Road Safety Week - It's Road Safety Week and our JRSOs have been very proactive in running a special survey among the children.

Cross Country – The Cross Country has been rearranged for next Tuesday afternoon from 1.15pm.  The venue will again be by the Tennis Club.

PTA Own Clothes Day – The PTA are inviting all to wear their own clothes next Friday in exchange for a donation to the chocolate tombola stall, which will be open for business at the PTA Fair a fortnight today.

​Operation Xmas Child - Some of our School Councillors took the Operation Christmas Child boxes, which were passed on for transportation last week.  A big thank you to them for coordinating this activity.

​Prospectus - Our School Prospectus has been tweaked and updated once again and is available via a link on twitter or from the downloads section on the website.  Thanks once again to Jayne Mayers for her work on this impressive document.

​Achievers - Students of the Week are Charlie, Lilly, Beau, Kaden, Daniel, Ffion, TylerW, Iwan, Billy and Molly.  Welsh Awards went to Alex and Caitlin.  Cadie had a Rainbows certificate and Molly gymnastics awards. Finally, Kian received a Karate certificate and belt.  Well done to all of them!

​Giggles - If you quote Giggles at www.easyfundraising.org.uk/ then you'll be able to raise money for our pre-school group via your Xmas shopping. Thank you.

Health and Safety Issues – A couple of issues have been brought to my attention.  Firstly, can I ask parents not to use the staff car park to drop off the children in the mornings as Pen Barras children access the canteens before school and the increased traffic adds the risk to their welfare.  Additionally, could all Infant pupils be walked into the building and upstairs to attend Breakfast Club.  Many thanks.

Xmas Choir – Please refer to the letter sent out this week for details of our choir performance in the run up to Xmas.  The more the merrier!

Pentrellyncymer – Good luck to Year 4 in Pentre next week.  Fingers are crossed for dry weather.  Keep an eye on twitter for updates!

Cardiff Trip – Letters have been sent home regarding the 2018 Cardiff visit for Year 6.  Please send in the reply slip and deposit as soon as possible if interested.

Year 5 Family Service – Next Friday, will see Year 5 deliver their Family Service at 9am. Parents and relatives welcome.

​Entrepeneurship -Each class has been planning and costing a financial project to make a profit. The entrepreneurs in Year 4 have had a special production line running this week, preparing goods to be put on sale in the PTA Xmas Fair on December 8th. I look forward to see what each class has to sell on the day!

​PTA Xmas Photos - Please see the attached poster for details of the PTA Xmas Photos which are available for you to view and order.

Brynhyfryd Year 5  Transition Visit – Year 5 had a great day yesterday at the art and technology departments of Ysgol Brynhyfryd in a transition project which has been launched by the Secondary School in conjunction with the Feeder Primaries.  They said, "Thank you very much to you, your staff and students. The pupils were fantastic and were a credit to your school and I hope they enjoyed the activities." We are grateful to Ysgol Brynhyfryd for providing this opportunity.

Glasdir Visit – The School Council have received a formal invitation from the Charman of the County Council to visit the Glasdir site next Friday.

Medical Forms – It would be much appreciated if you could ensure the speedy return of any medical forms you have been asked to return to school. We need to collate all the relevant data, even if your child has no medical needs.  Your co-operation would be very much appreciated.

Lost Property – Ella has lost a plastic bag with a pair of jeans ripped at the knee inside plus a t-shirt.  If anybody has it or knows where it is, please pass it on to us.

PTA Xmas Competition – Please also see the attached poster, regarding the competition to design the cover of the Juniors Xmas Concert programme.

November 17th 2017 Tachwedd 17eg

Dear Parents / Carers,

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

Annwyl Rieni / Gwarchodwyr,

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

Yours sincerely / Yn gywir,

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Bryn D. Jones, Headteacher / Pennaeth

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Provisional Diary Dates

Nov 22nd          -           Yr 2 Traffic Survey

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

Nov 27-29th     -           Pentrellyncymer for Year 4

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

Dec 1st             -           Year 5 Family Service

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

Dec 8th             -           PTA Xmas Fair

Dec 9th             -           Rock Choir sings in Llys Marchan

Dec 10th           -           Rock Choir sings in Ruthin Rotary Concert

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

Dec 12th           -           Infants' Xmas Concert 1.30pm

Dec 12th           -           PC Heledd, Yr 5 and 6

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

Dec 14th           -           Xmas Dinner

Dec 18th           -           Juniors' Xmas Concert Dress Rehearsal pm

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

Dec 20th           -           PTA Film Day

Dec 20th           -           Rock Choir sings in Tesco PM

Dec 22nd          -           End of Term

November 10th 2017 Tachwedd 10fed

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Yours sincerely / Yn gywir,

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Bryn D. Jones, Headteacher / Pennaeth



Oct 06
October News / Newyddion Hydref

​October 27th 2017 Hydref 27ain

Dear Parents / Carers,

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

Annwyl Rieni / Gwarchodwyr,

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

Yours sincerely / Yn gywir,

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Bryn D. Jones, Headteacher / Pennaeth

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


October 20th 2017 Hydref 20th 

Dear Parents, 

 

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

 

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

 

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

Mr Davis for his work. 

 

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

 

Disco – I hope all enjoy the Halloween Disco tonight. 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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


October 13th / Hydref 13eg

Dear Parents / Carers,

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

Annwyl Rieni / Gwarchodwyr,

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

Yours sincerely / Yn gywir,

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Bryn D. Jones, Headteacher / Pennaeth

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

October 6th / Hydref 6ed

Dear Parents / Carers,

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

Annwyl Rieni / Gwarchodwyr,

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

Yours sincerely / Yn gywir,

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Bryn D. Jones, Headteacher / Pennaeth

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

Last Week's Achievers

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Sep 08
September News / Newyddion Medi

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September 27th / Medi 27ain

Dear Parents / Carers,

An early newsletter this week, but still lots going on and lots to look forward to.  We rush headlong towards October and it's been a really positive start to the year with pupils settling into new classes as if they've always been there. 

Annwyl Rieni / Gwarchodwyr,

Daw cylchlythyr cynnar yr wythnos hon, gada llawer yn mynd ymlaen ac hefyd ar y gweill.  Rydym yn rhuthro tuag at yr Hydref ac mae wedi bod yn gychwyn bositif iawn gyda'r plant yn setlo i'w dosbarthiadau newydd.

Yours sincerely / Yn gywir,

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Bryn D. Jones, Headteacher / Pennaeth

Defibrilator Video - As part of our drive to fund a new defibrillator for the school community, the PTA have been making a short film with the Juniors about resuscitation and about the positive impact of defibrillator use.  

​Junior Road Safety Officers - Josh and Alex are our newly appointed Junior Road Safety Officers.  We look forward to seeing what they have in store for us while they promote issues of road safety.

​Vision and Ear Clinic - Year 2 have been enjoying their role playing area as part of their sight and sound topic.

​Infant Daily Mile - Our Infants (and Juniors) have once again this year, been developing fitness by participating in the Daily Mile initiative.

​Reading Club - We have some keen attendees in our Foundation Phase reading club already this term!

Cross Country – The confirmed date for this event is October 12th and will be held at the Tennis Centre. More details to follow.

Year 6 Family Service – This takes place a week on Friday on October 6th at 9am. Parents and relatives welcome.

Dog Control in Denbighshire – Follow the link to see some members of the Rhos Street community participating in a video about dog control in Denbighshire. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1YXoDAU6wMw

September 22nd / Medi 22ain

Dear Parents / Carers,

We have received positive news already this academic year, as we successfully passed our latest Eco-Schools assessment and renewed our Green Flag status for another year.  It's great to see the fantastic work of all concerned rewarded in all areas of endeavour.

Annwyl Rieni / Gwarchodwyr,

Rydym wedi derbyn newyddion cadarnhaol yn barod y flwyddyn academaidd hon, wrth i ni basio ein hasesiad Eco-Sgolion yn llwyddiannus ac adnewyddu ein statws Baner Werdd am flwyddyn arall. Mae'n wych gweld gwaith gwych pawb yn cael eu gwobrwyo ym mhob maes o ymdrech.

Yours sincerely / Yn gywir,

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Bryn D. Jones, Headteacher / Pennaeth

​Eco-Schools Assessment - Congratulations to the Eco-Committee, old and new, to Mrs Davies for co-ordinating and to all of the pupils and staff for the ongoing efforts at the school to promote and learn more about eco issues.  We are delighted to receive our new banner and look forward to continuing the ongoing work as move to the new site.

Extra Curricular Clubs

 Before SchoolLunchtimeAfter School
Mon

Breakfast Club

Year 1 and 2 Reading Club

Infant GymArt, until 5pm
Tues

Breakfast Club

Year 1 and 2 Reading Club

  
Wed

Breakfast Club

Year 1 and 2 Reading Club

Rock Choir

Netball until 4.15pm

Rugby (Year 3 and 4) until 4.15pm

Thu

Breakfast Club

 

 Cycling until 4.15pm
Fri

Breakfast Club

Year 1 and 2 Reading Club

 Dance until 4.15pm


​New Nursery - It's been a pleasure to welcome our new Nursery pupils who have settled very well as they begin their educational journey with us here at Rhos Street.

​New Reception Pupils - Our Reception pupils have also settled well to full time education and have made an enthusiastic start to the new school year.

​NSPCC - The pupils enjoyed participating in the special assemblies and workshops organised by the NSPCC today.  They provided important information to the children about how to safeguard themselves.

Brynhyfryd Open Evening – An open evening for Year 6 parents will be held at Ysgol Brynhyfryd from 5-7pm on September 27th.  Letters have been sent home with further information.

PTA – The PTA maintains a mailing list for contacting parents about meetings and events.  If anybody would like to be added to this list, please email rhosstreetpta@gmail.com.

Kerbcraft – Becky is back with us this year to deliver Kerbcraft sessions.  These started again this week with Year 2.

Medical Forms – All pupils have received a form on which we'd be grateful if you could highlight any medical needs your child has.  Please fill, sign and return the form, even if you have no medical information to share.  Many thanks.

School Council - Our newly elected School Council is pictured.  They stand proudly shoulder to shoulder ready to have a voice on many matter as the school year unfolds.

September 15th / Medi 15eg

Dear Parents / Carers,

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

Annwyl Rieni / Gwarchodwyr,

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

Yours sincerely / Yn gywir,

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Bryn D. Jones, Headteacher / Pennaeth

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Diary dates – provisional

Sept 19th                      -           Eco Schools Assessment

Sept 20th                      -           Kerbcraft starts Year 2

Sept 22nd                     -           NSPCC workshops am

Sept 28th                      -           National Poetry Day

Oct 5th                         -           Vale Cross Country 4pm

Oct 6th                         -           Year 6 Family Service 9am

Oct 9th                         -           Infants' Jamboree PM

Oct 11th                       -           Football Festival am

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

Oct 12th                       -           Harvest Service rehearsal 9.30am

Oct 13th                       -           Harvest Service 9.30am

Oct 16th                       -           Year 6 Cycling Proficiency week starts

Oct 16th                       -           Parents' Evening week starts

Oct 19th                       -           Urdd Football Tournament

Oct 20th                       -           Year 5 Family Service 9am

Oct 20th                       -           PTA Halloween Disco 5-7pm

Oct 27th                       -           Close for half term

Nov 6th                                    -           Staff Training

Nov 7th                                    -           School reopens

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

Nov 11th                      -           PTA Auction of Promises 7pm

Nov 13th-17th                -           Anti Bullying Week

Nov 16th                      -           PTA Meeting, Wetherspoons 7pm

Nov 27th-29th                -           Pentrellyncymer Year 4

Dec 8th                         -           PTA Xmas Fair 4pm

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

Dec 12th                       -           Infants' Xmas Concert 2pm

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

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

Dec 22nd                         -           End of term

 

Extra Curricular Clubs

Clubs for this term are as follows.

 Before SchoolLunchtimeAfter School
Mon

Breakfast Club

Year 1 and 2 Reading Club

Infant GymArt
Tues

Breakfast Club

Year 1 and 2 Reading Club

  
Wed

Breakfast Club

Year 1 and 2 Reading Club

Rock Choir

Netball

Rugby

Thu

Breakfast Club

Year 1 and 2 Reading Club

 Cycling
Fri

Breakfast Club

Year 1 and 2 Reading Club

 Dance

 

September 8th / Medi 8fed

Dear Parents / Carers,​

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

 

Annwyl Rieni / Gwarchodwyr,

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

Yours sincerely,

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Bryn D. Jones, Headteacher / Pennaeth

Achievers

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Attendance Procedures - As a school, we are committed to working with and assisting parents in promoting the regular and punctual attendance of all pupils.  Denbighshire Council are committed to implementing a consistent county wide policy for attendance.  Absences for sickness upwards of 10 days will trigger a support process. Absences are of course fully authorised if your child is genuinely unwell. There are also special circumstances for absence, which if appropriate, we are of course happy to authorise. If your child is ill, please inform us on the day by email, or telephone call. If we have not been notified why your child is absent, for safeguarding purposes, we will telephone to confirm.  Each absence needs to be explained in full; otherwise it will go on record as being unauthorised.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 



Sep 07
September News / Newyddion Medi
Jul 07
July News / Newyddion Gorffennaf

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July 21st / Gorffennaf 21ain

Dear Parents / Carers,

It's been another 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 are as ever, very much appreciated. Have a great Summer all and we look forward to the new challenges of the 2017-18 academic year and the big move across town!.

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 2017-18 a'r symud mawr ar draws y dre!

Yours sincerely / Yn gywir,

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Bryn D. Jones, Headteacher / Pennaeth

​Leavers' Service - My thanks also go to Year 6 for a wonderful Leavers' Service.  Best wishes to them as they move on to Secondary school.  Thank you to Mr Davies for preparing them so well.  Take a look at Flickr for photos of the event.

Some Goodbyes – As well as our Year 6 pupils, we say goodbye to a couple of staff members.  Mrs. Baker leaves us after many years of wonderful service to the school and its community.  She has been a dedicated teacher, a committed colleague, a supporter of the school and a great friend.  She will be sorely missed and I'd like to thank her on behalf of everyone, for what she has given to Rhos Street School. We also bid goodbye to Jane Hughes, who has been supporting in the Foundation Phase for the last couple of years. We thank her for her service and wish her well in her new job.

Music Showcase – Thank you for the support and the lovely feedback after the Musical Showcase event in school last week.  It was a delight to have all our musicians performing and to see the rock choir go through their songs.  Thanks to the PTA for providing refreshments.

Dinners- From September, the cost of school lunches will increase to £2.10

Neuroblastoma – Our Football Shirt Friday last week raised £153 for this worthwhile and topical charity.  Thank you for the support.

Pentrellyncymer – Please ensure that Year 3 pupils send in their deposits by tomorrow.

Hope House – Our recent fundraising collected £80.

Back to School! – The school will reopen on Tuesday 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.  Please put the 11th November in your diaries as the date for a forthcoming fund-raising evening, which will include a live band, gourmet burgers and an Auction of Promises.  We hope, that as well as being a fun evening, it will also raise the funds needed for our new Chromebooks. It is to be held at the Rugby Club, Ruthin.If you would like to donate a promise to be auctioned on the night, please contact Julie Starling (Jessica's mum year 2) or another member of the PTA. A promise could be anything from cleaning windows, baking a birthday cake, being a Taxi to the airport or offering a night in your holiday cottage. No promise can be too small or too big...!!

Reading Challenge – Information about this Summer's Reading Challenge has been sent home.  Please encourage your child to complete the challenge and to read as much as possible over the holidays.  Thank you.

​Mayoral Visit - The Mayor visited, bringing us the good news that Jessica's letter requesting the Town Council funded the cost of a box to house the new debrifilator was met with an affirmative answer.  We are grateful to Jessica for sorting this and to the Mayor for the support.

​Forest School - The Year 2 pupils really enjoyed their recent Forest Schools activities.  This week they made popcorn and also toasted marshmallows.

Clearout – We have taken advantage of the opportunity to begin preparing for next year's move, by sorting out and throwing away what we don't anticipate taking with us.  Between ourselves and Pen Barras we have managed to sling a lot of stuff!​​

July 14th / Gorffennaf 14eg

Dear Parents / Carers,

End Of Year Reports - End of year reports are being sent home today. I'd be grateful if you could fill the feedback sheet and return it to school next week. You may keep your copy of the report. If, having read your child's report, you feel that there is a need to discuss it further, then please inform us on Monday morning, so that we may arrange an appointment with your class teacher for after school that day.  Included with the report is attendance data and National Test results.  Year 2 and 6 will also receive their end of Key Stage Assessment Results.

Reading Challenge – Information about this Summer's Reading Challenge is also being sent home.  Please encourage your child to complete the challenge and to read as much as possible over the holidays.  Thank you.

Year 5 Class Trip – The visit to the Imperial War Museum by Class 5 proved to be a big success. Take a look at flickr for more photos.

Achievers – Students of the week were all of Mrs Bourne's class, Cormack, Annie, Katie, Alexa, Alex and Billy.  Illy, Connie, Annie, Stefi, Flo and Ruby had medals for taking part in the Race for Life. Morgan and Seren had certificates for tennis and Connie also had a certificate and rosette for gymnastics.

Glasdir – Take a look at the school's twitter account for lots of photos of how the new building is progressing.

Leavers' Service – On Wednesday at 1.30pm, the Leavers' Service will be held.  Parents and relatives welcome.

Outstanding Monies – Please ensure all debts are paid on Monday​. Many thanks.

Yours sincerely / Yn gywir,

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Bryn D. Jones, Headteacher / Pennaeth

July 7th / Gorffennaf 7fed

Dear Parents / Carers,

A busy but fun packed fortnight awaits. A final list of dates are below, as is an update on our many recent activities.

Annwyl Rieni,

Mae pythefnos prysur o'n Blaenau. Mae rhestr dyddiadau isod a diweddariad o'r gweithgareddau diweddar niferus.

Yours sincerely / Yn gywir,

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Bryn D. Jones, Headteacher / Pennaeth

​Glasdir Ceremony - School Councillors visited Glasdir last week and got to sign beams that then were placed into the structure of the new building.  You will see that the building continues to take shape and decisions were made this week regarding the interior designs.

Finalised Class Arrangements for 17-18 - Our final Governors' meetings took place this week, which finalised arrangements for our 2017-18 classes.  I am now in a position to be able to share this information.  We have made two new teaching appointments. We are re-establishing single age groups in the Foundation Phase where Miss Jade Bevan will join us and in the Juniors, we have appointed Mrs. Mari Lewis who replaces Mrs Baker after her retirement at the end of the year. Pupils spent Thursday morning with new teachers as part of annual transition arrangements. Classes will be as follows:

Nursery – Eleri & Kelly

Reception – Mrs Bourne

Year 1 – Miss Bevan

Year 2 – Mrs Liddy

Year 3 – Miss Davies

Year 4 – Mrs Lewis

Year 5 – Mrs Davies

Year 6 – Mr Davis

Mrs Baker – We are collecting money towards a gift for Mrs Baker in recognition of the fantastic service she has given Rhos Street over many years.  If you wish to contribute, please send a clearly marked envelope into the office with your donation enclosed.  Many thanks.

​Global Café - Huge thanks to our Juniors and the staff for the highly successful Global Café that was held this week.  Over £550 has been raised and on Flickr there will be an extensive gallery highlighting the range of activities taking place. The proceeds will go to both Mountain Rescue and towards our defibrillator fund.

​Year 3 Nantclwyd Visit - Year 3's recent visit to Nantclwyd gave them the opportunity to learn more about Tudor life.  They found out about what they ate, how they played and where they slept and were shocked at the conditions.

​Year 3 Tesco Visit - Miss Davies' class also visited Tesco and were taught about the brand logos and how much they influence us before we buy.  They also tasted different types of fish and bread.

Giggles / Nursery Family Service - Thank you to the pupils for a lovely Family Service last week.  We're also grateful to the staff for their hard work preparing the children.

Dates Until End of Term

Mon 10th July  –          Summer Reading Challenge Presentations

Tue 11th July    -           Mrs. Bourne's Class visits Ruthin Castle

Wed 12th July -           Year 3 Transition Meeting for parents

Wed 12th July  -           Class 5 Trip to Manchester

Fri 14th July     -           Reports Sent Home

Fri 14th July     -           Instrumental and Music Showcase 3.30pm

Tue 18th July    -           Class 2 Trip

Wed 19th July  -           Year 6 Leavers' Service 1.30pm

Wed 19th July  -           Giggles and Nursery party

Fri Jul 21st       -           Summer Break Begins

Tue Sept 5th     -           School reopens

TBA                -           Class 3 & 4 end of term activity

​Leavers' Blessing - Year 6 attended the annual Leavers' Blessing at St. Peter's Church.  Thanks again to Rev. Stuart for the invite.

​Weather Watch - The Rotary kindly provided us with  a weather station to take part in a weather activity this term.  Year 6 were pleased to be invited to a presentation at Ysgol Brynhyfryd to present all schools participating an award as a culmination of this activity.

Music Concert – The rock choir and some willing instrumentalists will take part in a special end of year showcase of musical and instrumental talent in the school hall at 3.30pm on Friday next week.  Refreshments will be provided and entry will be £2 for adults.  All welcome.

Dodgeball – The money raised from this activity for British Heart Foundation is £450. Huge thanks again.​

Jun 09
June News / Newyddion Mehefin


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

 Academic Dates - Click ​here​

 Prospectus - Click here​ 

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June 29th / Mehefin 29ain

Dear Parents / Carers,

Music Tuition – Could all forms regarding lessons for 2017-18, be returned to school by Monday please.  These forms will also need to be completed for pupils currently having lessons if they wish to continue.

Dodgeball – Could all Dodgeball sponsorship money be received by Monday please.

Outstanding Monies – Could all outstanding dinner and music tuition debts be settled by Monday 17th July please.  Any outstanding Year 6 debts at the end of term will need to be transferred to Ysgol Brynhyfryd.

Governor Report – The Governor's report has been uploaded to the website.  If you wish to call a meeting to discuss its contents then please do so in writing by Monday, June 10th.

Prospectus – The updated prospectus is also available for download on the website.

Ruthin Festival – A big thank you to all the pupils and parents who supported our performance at the Ruthin Festival children's concert this week.  We were very proud of the choir.

Full update to come – There have been lots of other activities taking place this week and a full update will be with you next Friday.

Global Café – We look forward to the Global Café event next week.  Full details have been sent out in a separate letter.

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

June 23rd / Mehefin 23ain

Dear Parents / Carers,

Fingers crossed the good weather will hold for our Summer Fair tonight.  After a dry sports day, we hope the good fortune continues.  The hard work of the PTA certainly deserves to be rewarded with a dry evening.

Annwyl Rieni / Gwarchodwyr,

Mae'r bysedd wedi croesi y bydd y tywydd braf yn parhau ar gyfer y Ffair Haf heno.  Ar ol mabolgampau sych, rydym yn gobeithio byddem yn dal i fod yn lwcus.  Mae gwaith caled y CRhA yn haeddu cael ei wobrwyo gyda noson sych.​

Yours sincerely / Yn gywir,

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Bryn D. Jones, Headteacher / Pennaeth

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

Academic Dates – The academic dates for 2017-18 are available on the website, as well as being sent by email.  A copy is also available in the school office.​

T-Shirt Tuesday – Thank you for your support on T-Shirt Tuesday.  We should have a superb tombola tonight as a result!

Ruthin Festival – Please refer to the letter sent home yesterday regarding our Rock Choir's performance on Monday evening.

​Ruthin Football Tournament​​​ - Our team gave a good account of themselves in the searing heat last weekend.  Their teamwork and sportsmanship did them credit, however results weren't in their favour.​

​Internet Safety Sessions - Thank you to those who supported our sessions held this week after school.  They proved to be interesting, informative and sobering. Follow @nwpcybercrime to keep abreast of this highly important and constantly evolving issue.  A big thank you to Julie Debicka for organising and to the PTA for organising refreshments. 

New Nursery Parents – A meeting with parents of our new Nursery intake for September, will take place on Wednesday next week at 1.30pm.​

Brynhyfryd Transition – Year 6 will attend an afternoon of PE activities hosted by Brynhyfryd as part of transition arrangements on Wednesday next week.

Giggles and Nursery Family Service – Our final 'formal' Family Service of the Year will be delivered by our Giggles and Nursery pupils on Friday June 30th at 9am.  Parents and relatives welcome.

Brynhyfryd Parents Evening – The Brynhyfryd Parents Evening is on the evening of Wednesday 5th July.

Year 6 Leavers' Blessing – Year 6 will attend a Leaver's Blessing at St. Peter's Church on Friday 30th June at 1.30pm. Parents and relatives are welcome to join with us.

Race For Life – The final total collected in The Race for Life is an astounding £1580.79, plus £204.43 raised by Giggles.  What a fantastic effort from everybody.

June 16th / Mehefin 16eg

Dear Parents / Carers,

It's been another busy but positive week.  Thank you for the support at the Sports Day and we look forward to seeing you all again at the Summer Fair next week.  Also please remember about our Internet Safety Session here at the school on Wednesday.

Annwyl Rieni / Gwarchodwyr,

Mae wedi bod wythnos rysur, ond cadarnhaol. Diolch am eich cgefnogaeth yn y Mabolgampau ac edrychwn ymlaen at eich gweld eto yn y Ffair Haf yr wythnos nesaf. Hefyd, cofiwch am ein Sesiwn Ddiogelwch y Rhyngrwyd yma yn yr ysgol ar ddydd Mercher.

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 Glas won for the Infants and Tim Melyn 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.  Thanks also to Mrs Liddy and Mrs Davies for organising the respective events and to the staff for running activities and races so efficiently.

​Internet Safety Event - Will, with the help of Edan gave a presentation this morning to the children about the forthcoming Internet Safety Session for Parents, which will be held in Class one at 3.30 and 6pm on Wednesday evening next week.  All are welcome to attend and full details are on the posters sent last week and on the PTA Facebook page and school twitter account.

​Internet Safety Event - Will, with the help of Edan gave a presentation this morning to the children about the forthcoming Internet Safety Session for Parents, which will be held in Class one at 3.30 and 6pm on Wednesday evening next week.  All are welcome to attend and full details are on the posters sent last week and on the PTA Facebook page and school twitter account.

Achievers - Our Students of the Week are all of the Reception Class, Connie, Cormack, Katelyn, Christian, Alex and Abby.  Laura won the Welsh award, Alex, Evie and Thomas received Tae-kwon-do belts.  Ellis a Grade 1 drumming certificate, Alex his race for life medal (for the 3rd time!), Emilie a gymnastics rosette and Theo, Morgan and Daniel were part of a victorious Ruthin Rovers team in the Llangollen tournament. 

Anna's Award – We were proud to hear that Anna has won a special award as Coleg Camria's Work Based Learner of the Year.  Congratulations!

Ruthin Football – Good luck to our team in tomorrow's Ruthin Town tournament.  See you at 9.30 at the fields by the tennis centre.  Please bring drinks, snacks, boots and shin pads!

PTA News – Summer Fair - Tuesday will be T-shirt Tuesday - please bring in sweets or chocolate for the Summer Fair in exchange for wearing your favourite t-shirt on Tuesday 20th June. Cake donations welcome on the day of the Summer Fair. Many thanks.

​Giggles Visit - Giggles had a fantastic time while visiting the Fire Station yesterday.  Huge thanks for the lovely welcome!

Ruthin Festival Children's Concert – The children are singing better by the day as we prepare to sing four songs in this concert on Monday 26th June.  I will send letters home with full details for parents of pupils indicating an interest in taking part.

June 9th / Mehefin 9fed

Dear Parents / Carers,

We enter the final half term of the academic year and the activities will come thick and fast over the next few weeks.  Year 6 will prepare themselves for their next step and the traditional Summer activities will click into gear. 

Annwyl Rieni / Gwarchodwyr,

Dyma ni wedi cyrraedd hanner tymor olaf a flwyddyn academaidd ac mae nifer o weithgareddau ar y gweill dros yr wythnosau nesaf.  Bydd Blwyddyn 6 yn paratoi tuag at eu cam nesaf a bydd y gweithgareddau haf traddodiadol yn cymryd lle.

Yours sincerely / Yn gywir,

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Bryn D. Jones, Headteacher / Pennaeth

​Dodgeball Tournament - Monday morning kicked off with lots of activity as the Dodgeball Tournament took place.  All of the Juniors were very enthusustic and Mr Davis was very impressed with their efforts. Our thanks go to him for organising.

Sports Day – Sports Day takes place next Wednesday, with the Infants in the morning and Juniors in the afternoon.  The PTA will be kindly running a refreshment stall, so if you are able to help, please let Jane or one of the committee know.

Summer Fair – Please see the attached poster regarding the Summer Fair.

Internet Safety Session for Parents – Attached is a letter and flyer for a forthcoming Internet Safety Session.  There will be refreshments, so we hope you can make one of the time slots.  

​Squirrel Workshop - Years 3 and 4 took part in a special workshop that looked at the conservation of the red squirrel and the pupils got to make a squirrel drey from twigs and moss.

​Cello Demonstration - Sian from the music co-operative visited to give a special cello demonstration for Year 3 and offered some of the pupils the opportunity to try out the instrument.  Perhaps some may be interested in lessons next year.

​Transition - Year 2 took part in their first transition session this week, to help prepare them for life in the Juniors next year. The got to play games and communicate their feelings about the forthcoming step-up.

Ruthin Festival – A school choir will perform some classic rock songs in the the school's 10 minute slot in the Ruthin Festival Children's Concert on the evening of Monday June 26th.

Uniform – Ysgol Brynhyfryd have asked us to inform Year 6 parents that Threads has the new uniform in stock.  Parents can reserve uniform to collect and pay later.  There is also a savings club available with full details available at the shop.  

Lost Property – We have a huge amount of lost property in school.  Please take a look in order to claim any items that belong to your child.

PC Heledd – PC Heledd visited many classes this week as part of her work as School's Liaison Officer.

​Achievers - Students of the Week were Finley, Isaac, Gabriella, Daniel, Declan, Matthew, Raif and Callum.  Steffi and Flo won the Welsh award, Evie a swimming certificate, Libby a range of lifesaving certificates and Oliver a trophy for dirt biking.

Race for Life – Could any remaining Race for Life sponsor money be sent in by Wednesday please, so that we can work out the final total and forward the money.  Many thanks.​



May 05
May News / Newyddion Mai

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May 26th / mai 26ain

Dear Parents / Carers,

Half term is here and I hear rain is forecast! Have a great week all and special good luck wishes to our Urdd competitors next week in Bridgend. Let's hope it's dry there as Eisteddfod fields can get very boggy.  After a week away, hopefully the fidget spinner fad will be starting to burn out!

Annwyl Rieni / Gwarchodwyr,

Mae hanner tymor yma ac mae'r glaw ar ei ffordd. Mwynhewch yr wythnos a phob lwc i'r plant fydd yn cystadlu yn yr Eisteddfod ym Mhenybont.  Gobeithio y bydd yn sych, gan bod cae Eisteddfod yn gallu bod yn fwdlyd iawn.  Ar ol wythnos i ffwrdd, gobeithio bydd y 'fidget spinners' are eu ffordd allan!

Yours sincerely / Yn gywir,

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Bryn D. Jones, Headteacher / Pennaeth

Manchester

The events in Manchester have of course been very sobering.  Our non uniform day and minutes silence have given the children a chance to reflect and some pupils have asked questions in school which we have endeavoured to deal with sensitively.  Some of your children may also be asking questions at home and this is completely natural.  This video by Newsround is a good basis for any discussions you may have. http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/13865002

Reading Club – Mrs Liddy's Reading Club resumes after half term.

Dodgeball – The next half-term starts with our inaugural dodgeball tournament!

Rotary Spring Festival – There is a cupcake competition for Children in this event.  See the poster on our twitter account for further details

​Family Service - Class 1 gave us a fantastic Family Service on a pirate theme.  Thank you to them all.  I'd also like to thank Mrs Bourne and her team of staff for their efforts.  The hall was full and it's great to see so much parental support.

​Ty Gobaith - Daniel and Nathaniel who won their races in the Pancake Race, passed on the total collected to Ty Gobaith in a ceremony at St. Peter's Church last week.  Eluned spoke to the children in Monday's Assembly about their work and Year 6 have been selling wristbands this week, in aid of this very worthwhile charity.

​Glasdir Presentation - The children were given a presentation last week by Wynne Constriuction about the health and safety issues at the build that have to be considered before the site opens for business after February half term next year.

​Achievers- Students of the week are all of class 1, Ben, Kieran, Alexandros, Tyler, Eszter and Nurten. Sam was awarded a rugby trophy, Alys, Daniel and Gabriella swimming certificates, James scout badges and Flo a triathlon medal.

Glasdir Progress – The new Rhos Street School is taking shape.  Keep an eye on our twitter account for ongoing photographs.  Thank you to those who are sending them to us.

Ruthin Festival – On Monday June 26th, the Ruthin Festival Children's Concert will take place with us singing some rock choir songs.  Hopefully we will have a big representation of pupils.

May 19th / Mai 19fed

Dear Parents / Carers,​

Race for Life – Thank you to the School Council for organising this week's Race for Life and to Miss Davies for co-ordinating it all.  We are raising a significant amount of money and the total is still going up.  We are grateful for the support. We are also grateful for the PTA's efforts, providing refreshments and to Anna for her fundraising also.

Achievers – Students of the Week were Kemal, Dean, Leo, Freya and Oliver.  Welsh awards went to Matthew, Faye and Hannah.  Connie was awarded a certificate for climbing Snowdon.  Kian and Kieron received martial arts belts each.

Wynne Construction – This afternoon, the pupils were given a presentation from the construction company responsible for delivering the new school. 

Ty Gobaith – Nathaniel and Daniel joined me in St. Peter's Church today, as the parish passed on the total collected in this year's Pancake Races. Ty Gobaith will also attend school to deliver an assembly on their work next week.

Social Media Pictures – As a school, we seek parental permission to use images of our pupils.  May I please ask however, if you are taking photographs of school activities and posting to social media, that you ensure you have the permission from parents of any identifiable pupils in the image.  Many thanks.

£5 Notes – Please do not send in any of the old £5 notes as payment from now on, as they are no longer legal tender.  Many thanks.

Yours sincerely,

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Bryn D. Jones

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May 12th / Mai 12fed

Dear Parents / Carers,

Friday again and the rain arrives just in time for the weekend. Let's hope the sun returns!

Annwyl Rieni / Gwarchodwyr,

Dydd Gwener ac mae'n glawio. Gobeithio ddaw yr haul yn ol!

Yours sincerely / Yn gywir,

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Bryn D. Jones, Headteacher / Pennaeth

​Brass Presentation - We were treated to a lively brass and percussion presentation by Mr Powell and Mr Neale today.  It was enthusiastically received and we thank them for their time.  Soon it will be time to register interest for next year's music lessons, so the session gave food for thought I'm sure.

eSafety Group – Our eSafety group met this week, to discuss how to promote our forthcoming parental internet safety session.  Watch this space!

Glasdir Presentation – Next Friday, Wynne Constructions will speak to the pupils about health and safety aspects of the new school site.

PTA Quiz – Thank you to those who supported our PTA Quiz. It was a great evening.  The staff team came away with honour intact (once the marks had been added up properly!) Huge thanks to Dan for being a great question master. 

​Race for Life - The School Council spoke to everybody this week about next week's Race for Life event.  Please refer to the letters sent home yesterday. Hopefully lots of money will be raised towards some good causes through this event.

​Monday's Achievers - Students recognised on Monday were Abby for sailing, our mathematicians, Abbie for her walking efforts, as well as the RSS reps on Ruthin's rugby team, who won many games at a festival in Southport and also were recognised for sportsmanship. The impressive trophy was for teamwork, respect, enjoyment, discipline and sportsmanship.  

​Today's Achievers - Students of the Week were James, Beau, Mikolaj, Leo, Molly, Alys, Alex and Sam.  Welsh awards went to Nick, Indi and Lily.  Trystan and Georgia received swimming certificates, Jessica and Molly were recognised for Gymnastics, Leo for jujitsu and Mia for Rugby.  Well done to them all.

School Defibrilator – As a school, over the rest of this academic year, we will be looking to raise money to buy a defibrillator for the use of the local community. We wish to do this in the memory of Michael Hartshorne, father of Kaden, who so tragically passed away last year.  The money we hope will be a team effort with the school, PTA, pupils and the local community contributing. A defibrillator is a device that gives a high energy electric shock to the heart to someone who is in cardiac arrest. This high energy shock is called defibrillation, and the use of such devices have saved many lives sice becoming available for the public to use.​

​May 5th / Mai 5ed

Dear Parents / Carers,

Play in a Day - Jeff visited again this week and worked with Year 5 in selecting, learning, rehearsing and finally performing an adaptation of Macbeth; all in a single day!.  It was a real achievement and the Year 5 pupils responded brilliantly, giving an entertaining performance to pupils and parents.

Maths Challenge – Our two teams had a lovely day in the annual Maths challenge last week. No winners this time round but a great day and opportunity for all concerned

PTA Quiz – Don't forget the quiz tonight at the Feathers.  7pm.

National Tests – With just Years 4 and 5 left to take their reading paper, the tests are nearly over. 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'll all be relieved to get them out of the way!

Wrexham FC – The after school sessions resume on Monday the 8th May.​​

Tempest Photography – The orders have now been sent off, but are still available to purchase online if you wish.

Swimming Gala – Good luck to our swimmers on Tuesday in the County Gala.

Ruthin Town Parishes – Please see the Messy Church flyer attached to the newsletter.

Yours sincerely / Yn gywir,

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Bryn D. Jones, Headteacher / Pennaeth

Apr 07
April News / Newyddion Ebrill

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April 28th / Ebrill 28ain​

Dear Parents / Carers,

The Summer Term begins a little cooler than expected, but everybody seems to have had a lovely break and we look forward to an industrious period between now and the end of the academic year.  See below for some provisional dates of upcoming activities.

Annwyl Rieni / Gwarchodwyr,

Mae Tymor yr Haf yn cychwyn ychydig yn oerach na'r disgwyl ond mae pawb wedi mwynhau'r gwyliau.  Edrychwn ymlaen at gyfnod prysur ac mae dyddiadau o weithgareddau ar y gweill isod.

Yours sincerely / Yn gywir,

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Bryn D. Jones, Headteacher, Pennaeth

​Urdd Art and Craft - Congratulations to Stefi and Illy for their success in the Urdd County Art and Craft.  They both got 1st prize for their puppets and also 3rd place for printing on fabric. Stefi also won the knitting competition.  All 1st placed work now goes on to be judged nationally in Bridgend.  Good luck to them both in the next round!

Maths Challenge – Best wishes to our Mathematicians in Year 5 as they take part in Ruthin School's annual Maths Challenge.  I hope they don't get too wet!

PTA Quiz – Please see the attached poster for this event next Friday.

Ruthin Junior Cricket Club – Also see attached details of local cricket activities which could be of interest.

Bank Holiday – Monday is May Day Bank Holiday, so we'll see you Tuesday!

National Tests – The National Tests will take place next week on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and the following Monday. 

Play in a Day – Year 5 will take part in their annual Play in a Day activity next Wednesday, where they will learn, rehearse and perform a play in a single day.

​Achievers - Our first set of Students of the Week this term are Fletcher, James, Morgan, Thomas, Molly and Lucas.  Josh won the Welsh award.  Ella-May received a gym certificate and Raif a medal for rugby.  Congratulations to them all.

Attendance – We have been pleased to see attendance improve after the winter bugs.  Mrs Liddy's Class had 100% attending the last week before half term – well done!  Could I also please appeal to all parents to ensure their child is in school in good time to line up on the yard when the bell goes at 9am.  Lateness is disruptive not only to the child in question but also to the class in which they are taught.  Many thanks.

Art Club – Art club is on Tuesday this half term.  If you still want to join up – there are still spaces.

Tempest Photography – Could all orders be received by Tuesday please.

Race for Life / Dodgeball – We have two sponsored activities close together, so we are proposing to move the Dodgeball back a couple of weeks.  Full details of Race for Life will be available next week and dates are below.

Glasdir – You will have seen that the structure is beginning to take shape of the new school down at Glasdir.  If you live in view of the build, please take photos and either email or tweet them to us.  Many thanks.

Scholastic Books - If anybody would like to order anything, they can do so online at http://schools.scholastic.co.uk/rhos-street  The closing date is May 19th and orders will earn commission for school funds.

Urdd Tickets – The deadline for reduced family tickets for the Urdd Eisteddfod in Bridgend is May 1st.  Tickets can be bought online at https://urdd.ticketsolve.com/

Abbie's Walk – Congratulation to Abbie for completing her walk on Good Friday. It was lovely reading about it in the press.

PTA Meeting – A PTA meeting will be held here at school, 3.30pm on Tue 2nd May in Class 1. All welcome.

'Provisional'  Diary Dates

Mon May 1st                         -               Bank Holiday

Tue May 2nd                         -               PTA Meeting 3.30pm

Wed May 3rd                        -               Test Week begins

Wed May 3rd                        -               Play in a Day Year 5

Fri May 5th                            -               PTA Quiz

Mon 8th May                        -               County Swimming Gala

Wed May 17th                      -               Race for Life

Fri May 19th                          -               Glasdir Presentation to pupils from contractors

Wed May 24th                      -               Mrs Bourne's Class Family Service

Fri May 26th                          -               Half Term

Mon May 29th                      -               Urdd Eisteddfod Jemima and Dialogue

Tue May 30th                        -               Urdd Eisteddfod James and Xander

Mon June 5th                         -               Ultimate Dodgeball Tournament

Tue June 6th                          -               Red Squirrel workshop Years 3 and 4

Wed June 7th                         -               PC Heledd Foundation Phase

Thu June 8th                          -               PC Heledd Years 3 and 4

Wed June 14th                       -               Sports Day

Thu June 15th                        -               PC Heledd Years 5 and 6

Wed June 21st                       -               Internet safety Session for parents

Thu June 22nd                       -               School Council visits Council Chambers

Fri June 23rd                          -               Summer Fair

Mon June 26th                      -               Ruthin Festival Children's Concert

Thu June 29th                        -               Year 6 Transition PE session in Brynhyfryd

Fri June 30th                          -               Year 6 Leaver's Blessing in St. Peter's

Fri June 30th                          -               Giggles and Nursery Family Service

Tue Jul 4th                              -               Brynhyfryd Parents Evening

Thu July 6th                           -               Transition Day

Wed July 12th                        -               Heartstart Day

Wed July 19th                        -               Year 6 Leavers Service

Fri Jul 21st                              -               Summer Break

April 7th / Ebrill 7fed

Dear Parents / Carers,

We made it to the end of term! Have a wonderful time over Easter, wherever you may spend it.  See you all on Tuesday, April 25th.

Annwyl Rieni / Gwarchodwyr,

Dyma ni wedi cyrraedd diwedd tymor.  Mwynhewch eich Pasg, lle bynnag y byddech.  Welwn ni chi ar Ddydd Mawrth, Ebrill 25ain.

Yours sincerely / Yn gywir,

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Bryn D. Jones, Headteacher / Pennaeth

​Urdd Eisteddfod - We had a successful day at the Urdd Eisteddfod.  We had four items winning through to the national event in Bridgend over Whit week.  Congratulations to all the Rhos Street pupils who competed – they brought us a great amount of pride and all performed to a very high standard.  Thanks also to the supportive parents for their enthusiasm and their patience on what was once again, a very long day indeed! 

Our dialogue group, which involved performing a short sketch were placed first.  Three instrumentalists were also victorious, Jemima won the woodwind solo, with Emma 2nd.  James took 1st prize in the string solo, while brother Xander won the brass competition.  Finally our group recitation were staged for the afternoon, performed fantastically and were placed 3rd.  Next stop – Bridgend, for our winners!

​Class 2 Family Service - Thank you to the Year 1 and 2 pupils of Class 2, who made Mrs Liddy and her team very proud with their Family Service this morning.  Food and Fitness was the topic and they shared a lot of important information to a packed hall.  Thanks also to Mrs Liddy and her team for their hard work.

Achievers - Students of the Week were Emi-Lee, Alana, Casey, Ella, Edan and Faye.  Connie and Emilie had gymnastics certificates and Tyler and Jenson ones for swimming.  Alex received a red karate belt.

Tempest Photography – Your payments for the photos taken this week can be received after the Easter break, so for once, there's no rush!

PTA Disco - A big thank you to everyone who supported the Easter Disco.  Over £600 profit was made which is a great return. Thank you to Jayne and her team and also anybody who helped on the night, donated cakes or supported in any way.

PTA Target – We are relying on the money raised by the PTA to purchase IT equipment for the school.  We are very grateful to have recently been able to order 6 laptops for various classes and are now targeting the purchase of  Chromebooks to be used by the pupils.  This will be a two phase project requiring a total of £10,000.  It's a big amount but the pupils will benefit greatly, bearing in mind the increased focus on IT in schools.  Thank you for your support!

PTA Quiz – Please see the attached poster, regarding the forthcoming PTA Quiz on May 5th..

Back to School – Monday 24th is allocated for staff training, so the pupils return on Tuesday 25th April.

Abbie's Trek! – Good luck to Abbie on her 10 mile trek from Ruthin to the top of Moel Famau and back in aid of Hope House on Good Friday.  She is collecting sponsors if you wish to support her.

Au revoir Helen - Helen from Giggles finished with us today and we are very grateful for her hard work over the last 12 years here at Rhos Street School.  Best wishes to her from us at the school and from the team at Giggles.

Art Club – Please see the attached poster and letter sent home re. art club on Tuesday nights after Easter.

Ruthin Town Parishes-Palm Sunday Walk on 9th April through town from 9.30am in St. Meugan's and St. Peter's at 10.30am then on to St. Mwrog's.  Saturday 15th April EGG HUNT from 10am-12pm in St. Peter's Church. Eggs for all who take part and the chance to win some more. Donations to the church roof appeal are welcomed.

Mar 10
March News / Newyddion Mawrth

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March 31st / Mawrth 31ain

Dear Parents / Carers,

It's nearly April and a busy weekend awaits, with the PTA Disco tonight and the County Eisteddfod tomorrow.  Let's hope both events go well, in advance of the final week of term.  Nearly there!

Annwyl Rieni / Gwarchodwyr,

Mae bron yn Ebrill ac mae penwythnos prysur o'n Blaenau, gyda'r disgo heno a'r Eisteddfod Sir yfory.  Gobeithio bydd popeth yn mynd yn iawn o flaen yr wythnos olaf cyn diwedd tymor.  Bron yna!

Yours sincerely / Yn gywir,

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Bryn D. Jones, Headteacher / Pennaeth

Pirate Party - Mrs Bourne's Class have had lots of fun with their pirate theme.  Yesterday, they had a fantastic pirate party with all the trimmings. I'll also post some more photos on twitter for you to enjoy.

Sandwich Making - Class 3 have been making sandwiches this week.  They've been learning how to follow instructions, what makes a healthy / unhealthy meal and the importance of a balanced diet.

Tesco Visit - Mrs Liddy's class learned about sustainability, the Rainforest Alliance and Fairtrade.  They tasted corn bread, tuna, sardines, mackerel, dark, milk and white chocolate and washed it down with juice or water.  Huge thanks to Liz and John for making it such an enjoyable visit.

Urdd Art and Craft - Congratulations again to Illiana, Steffi and Jessica for their success in the Urdd Art and Craft competition.  Their pieces now go on to the County event after Easter.

Achievers - Students of the Week were Alys, Daniel, Rebecca, Benjamin, Maha, Oliver, and Kai.  Lily won the Welsh award.  Martial arts belts were given to Alex for Taekwondo and Kieron for Karate.

PTA Disco – The disco is tonight – thank you for the cakes sent in so far. There will be Dinky Disco from 5-5.30 and the full disco afterwards until 7pm.

Family Service – Next Friday, Mrs Liddy's class will deliver their Family Service at 9am in the hall.  Parents and relatives are of course, welcome.

Tempest Photography – Individual, family and Year 6 group photos will be taken on Wednesday, April 5th.  Pupils with older or younger brothers/sisters not at Rhos St. can come for family photos from 8.30am.  Please let us know if you do not wish your child to have their photograph taken.

Comic Relief – Thanks for your fundraising efforts.  The total raised is a fantastic £703.40, which includes £212.60 by Giggles alone.

Music Lesson Fees – Please ensure all fees for music lessons are paid by the end of term.  Many thanks.

Swimming Gala - Our pupils swam very well in the Gala and a special mention goes to Kai for his efforts!  Additionally, their behaviour was highly praised, which was certainly a delight to hear.  Well done all.

Eisteddfod Sir – Good luck to our instrumentalists, actors and orators tomorrow.  Fingers crossed for some more good results! Full details have been sent home in a separate letter.

March 24th / Mawrth 24ain

Dear Parents / Carers,

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

Annwyl Rieni / Gwarchodwyr,

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

Yours sincerely / Yn gywir,

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Bryn D. Jones, Headteacher / Pennaeth

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

March 17th / Mawrth 17eg

Dear Parents / Carers,

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

 

Annwyl Rieni / Gwarchodwyr,

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

Yours sincerely / Yn gywir,

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Bryn D. Jones, Headteacher / Pennaeth

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

March 10th / Mawrth 10fed

Dear Parents / Carers,

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

Annwyl Rieni / Gwarchodwyr,

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

Yours sincerely / Yn gywir,

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Bryn D. Jones, Headteacher / Pennaeth

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rhos Street PTA Uniform Swap Shop - A small area has been provided in the school reception area to serve as a uniform swap shop. All donations will go to the school fund to be used to buy resources for the school pupils. Please only bring in uniform, as this is not a large space! Thank you.

March 3rd / Mawrth 3ydd

Dear Parents / Carers,

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

Annwyl Rieni / Gwarchodwyr,

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

Yours sincerely / Yn gywir,

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Bryn D. Jones, Headteacher / Pennaeth

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rhos Street PTA Uniform Swap Shop - A small area has been provided in the school reception area to serve as a uniform swap shop. All donations will go to the school fund to be used to buy resources for the school pupils. Please only bring in uniform, as this is not a large space! Thank you. 

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