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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

Headteacher / Pennaeth                                

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. 

Feb 03
February News / Newyddion Chwefror

​February 17th / Chwefror 17eg

Dear Parents / Carers,

Half term arrives and so we've reached the mid-way point of the academic year. Time as ever, flies by. I hope the children have a nice restful break and everybody has the opportunity to shake off those pesky bugs and viruses that have been so evident over the last few weeks.

Annwyl Rieni / Gwarchodwyr,

Mae hanner tymor wedi cyrraedd ac felly rydym wedi cyrraedd canol y flwyddyn academaidd. Mae'r amser yn hedfan. Yr wyf yn gobeithio bydd y plant yn cael wythnos llawn hwyl ac yn cael cyfle i oresgyn yr heintiau sydd wedi bod mor amlwg dros yr wythnosau diwethaf.

Yours sincerely / Yn gywir,

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Bryn D. Jones, Headteacher / Pennaeth

​Class 1 Pirate Treasure Hunt - Class 1's Pirate theme has brought with it some lovely activities, which have really brought the topic to life. This week they had a fantastic pirate treasure hunt in the outdoor area and a pirate had left a special treat in their treasure chests! 

Pancake Races – The traditional Pancake Races take place in St. Peter's Square on Tuesday February 28th.  The sponsor form and details are attached for those interested.  Please ensure the form, frying pan (with a tough pancake) and suitable trainers are with the children on the day.  The money raised will be going to Hope House.

Urdd Eisteddfod – Could all competitors learn and practice their pieces over the half term break so that they are well versed for the final week of preparation.

​eSafety Logo Competition Winner - Our winners were judged by eSafety group members and announced today.  Congratulations to Faye 1st, Jemima 2nd and Abbie 3rd. Faye's design will now be used to adorn all eSafety group documentation from now on.

​Achievers - Students of the Week include Daniel, Kody, Oliver, Benjamin, Emma, Matthew, Andrew (for last week), Nikos, William and Demi.  Jessica and Connie received swimming certificates, Kai a certificate for paddle sports, Molly and Alexa gymnastics awards, and Ffion dancing certificates.

​Reading Club - Year 1 and 2 children continue to enjoy daily Reading Club with Mrs Liddy.  She has noticed huge improvement in their reading and engagement.  Please remember that these sessions will continue after half term and will have a positive impact on pupils' ability to read with fluency, accuracy and expression.

Art Club – A new block of sessions are now on offer.  Please fill and return the form sent last week with payment in order to register.

St. David's Day – We will be celebrating St. David's Day on March 1st  here in the school, so the children are encouraged to come into school wearing either National costume or red.

World Book Day – On March 2nd, we will be recognising World Book Day in school.  Children can come dressed up as one of their favourite fictional characters and also bring in one of their favourite books to share.​

Half Term – School is of course closed next week and the pupils will return on Monday, February 27th.

Website Documents – A couple of documents have been uploaded to the downloads section of the Website, with links via twitter.  You can find Denbighshire's Fair Processing Notice regarding the sharing of data and also guidance on infection control in schools.

​Class 1 Visit to Cae Ddol - Mrs Bourne's Class have thoroughly enjoyed designing and making a pirate ship  and this aspect of the project culminated with them sailing their boats on a maiden voyage at the lake down at Cae Ddol.  Many thanks to the volunteer parents for their help.​

February 10th / Chwefror 10fed

Dear Parents / Carers,

Half term nears and there is a palpable whiff of Spring in the air.  Having said that there are also rumours of snow, so we shall see how things pan out. Let's hope the weather doesn't slow the work down at Glasdir, which you'll see from driving by and from our twitter page that things are moving forward, as they build the level of the ground upward.

Annwyl Rieni / Gwarchodwyr,

Daw hanner tymor yn nesgyda arwyddion o wanwyn ond eira hefyd.  Gobeithio na fydd y tywydd yn arafu'r gwaith i lawr yng Nglasdir, ac ar ein tudalen twitter mae lluniau'n dangos bod pethau'n symud ymlaen, wrth iddynt godi lefel y ddaear i fyny.

Yours sincerely / Yn gywir,

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Bryn D. Jones, Headteacher / Pennaeth

​Family Service - Year 4's Family Service was a delight with all manner of recitations, readings, stories, songs and dance on offer.  Huge thanks to the pupils for their hard work and to Mrs Baker and staff for the preparations. Thanks also to parents and relatives for their support.

Maths Resources – Please see the links on our twitter feed for resources that parents can use to support children at home in Maths.

Daily Mile – It was very exciting to see the featured school in the news report on ITV Wales last Friday.  It was a piece talking about the impact of the Daily Mile initiative and showed a different side of the school in a refreshing way.

​Safer Internet Day - Tuesday was Safer Internet Day and this week we have had assemblies, discussions and have been looking at different resources online.  The eSafety group have been judging the entries to the eSafety logo competitions and we will announce winners next week.

​Welsh Writing Squad - Faye and Tom represented the school in today's Ruthin Cluster Welsh Writing Squad session. This took place at Ysgol Borthyn and involved many other local schools.

​Achievers - Students of the Week were Jenson, Maizie, Olivia, James, all of Class 4, Andrew and Faye.

Attendance Procedures - As a school, we are committed to working with and assisting parents in promoting the regular and punctual attendance of all pupils. We are required to set targets and are of course eager to meet, or indeed exceed these targets. We have had a period where attendance has been low because of various illnesses and from being above target before Christmas, we have now dropped below that target. Absences are of course fully authorised if you child is genuinely unwell and I am in no way encouraging you to send your child to school if sick.  If your child is ill, please inform us on the day by email, or telephone call. If we have not been notified why your child is absent, for safeguarding purposes, we will telephone to confirm.  Each absence needs to be explained; otherwise it will go on record as being unauthorised. If you are not sure about how long pupils should be kept off school for various absences, please ask in the office for assistance or click here ​to view a guidance document.

Relief Crossing Patrol Attendant Advert – See the attached job advert.

February 3rd / Chwefror 3ydd

Dear Parents / Carers,

Green School x 3 – The hard work of our pupils, staff, Governors, parents and community has once again been deservedly recognised this week, as the annual School Categorisation results were published.  For the third year since its inception, we have been awarded Green status and the image below highlights what that means.  We are very proud to have been able to maintain this top grading and are also eager to continue in the same vein going forward.

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Glan Llyn – Another successful residential visit took place this week.  The pupils embraced the opportunity to go canoeing, climb the wall, negotiate the ropes course and also orienteer.  Their behaviour was excellent and we thank them for making it a pleasure to take them away.  Thanks also go to Miss Davies and Leanne for caring so well for them all.         

Achievers – Studnets of the Week were Noah, Kian, Rebecca, all of Year 3, Ruby, all of Year 5, Jack and Alexander.  Ffion received certificates for dancing, while Ieuan was awarded badges and certificates for swimming and lifeguarding.​

Safer Internet Day – Our Digital Leaders convened to form our new eSafety group and organized activities for Safer Internet Day, which takes place next Tuesday.  They ask all pupils to take part in a competition to design a logo for the new eSafety group and a template sheet has been sent home today. 

Family Service – Next Friday morning at 9am, Year 4 will deliver their Family Service.  Parents and relatives are welcome to join with us.

Liverpool Trip – Could all outstanding payments and consent forms for our visit to Liverpool be sent in on Monday please.

Yours sincerely / Yn gywir,

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Bryn D. Jones, Headteacher / Pennaeth​


Jan 06
January 2017 Ionawr

​January 27th / Ionawr 27ain

Dear Parents / Carers,

The term is now in full swing and below, I have listed all provisional dates for your diaries over the next few weeks.  It is great to see Karina feeling better and back crossing everybody safely.  We are grateful for the positive feedback received by the school for the arrangements during the times no cover was forthcoming. Let's hope a response to the advertised role of relief patroller is positive, so that trained, legally covered staff can undertake the role in future.

Annwyl Rieni / Gwarchodwyr,

Mae'r tymor yn awr yn ei anterth ac isod, yr wyf wedi rhestru pob dyddiad ar gyfer eich dyddiaduron yn ystod yr wythnosau nesaf. Mae'n wych gweld Karina yn well ac yn ôl yn croesi'r pawb yn ddiogel. Rydym yn ddiolchgar am yr adborth cadarnhaol a dderbyniwyd gan yr ysgol ar gyfer y trefniadau yn ystod yr adegau heb staff ar gael. Gadewch i ni obeithio bydd ymateb bositif i'r swydd llanw, fel y gall staff sy'n gymwys lenwi'r rol yn y dyfodol.

Yours sincerely / Yn gywir,

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Bryn D. Jones, Headteacher / Pennaeth

​Digital Leaders - We have selected Digital Leaders in each class.  They will help out in all issues to do with ICT in class and also form our new eSafety group.  Their first task will be to organise activities for Safer Internet Day on February 7th.

Urdd Eisteddfod 2017 - It's that time of year again.  All classes have been given a recitation piece to learn and we will need to confirm names over the next few days.  All competitors will need to pay the annual Urdd subscription, so we will try and get names sorted as soon as possible.  There will also be a recitation group and a dialogue team, so a busy time lies ahead. The Ruthin Eisteddfod takes place on March 4th, with the County event on April 1st.

​Assistant Headteacher - It is once again a pleasure to announce that the post of Assistant Head has now been filled on a permanent basis and that Mrs Liddy, who has been undertaking the role in an acting capacity for the last two years, can now officially call the post her own.  I'm sure I speak for the whole school community in wishing her continued success. 

Giggles – They have been learning all about China and its customs for Chinese New Year. For the celebration the children rolled 2 tangerines towards one another for luck They tried Chinese food and cakes. They performed a dragon dance in front of parents and friends and listened to a traditional tale of a mouse and the dragon.  The children received lucky red envelopes containing golden coins.

​Chinese New Year Lunch - There was also a delicious Chinese lunch served in the canteen this week.  Thank you to the canteen staff for their efforts.

​Achievers - Students of the Week are Emily, Illiana, Nathaniel, Katelyn, Sophie, Lily and Libby.  Ffion received a swimming certificate.

Diary Dates

Jan 30-31         -           Glan Llyn Year 3

Feb 1               -           eSafety Group Meeting

Feb 6               -           PC Heledd Years 3 and 4

Feb 7               -           Safer Internet Day

Feb 10             -           Year 4 Family Service

Feb 10             -           Welsh Writing Squad

Feb 10             -           PC Heledd Foundation Phase

Feb 13             -           Urdd Eisteddfod Registration Deadline

Feb 16             -           Girls' Football Tournament

Feb 17             -           Welsh Writing Squad

Feb 17             -           Half Term Begins

Feb 27             -           School Reopens

Feb 28             -           PC Heledd Years 5 and 6

Mar 1               -           St. David's Day

Mar 2               -           World Book Day

Mar 4               -           Ruthin Eisteddfod

Mar 6-7           -           Liverpool Years 5 and 6 Residential Trip

Mar 8               -           Welsh Water Workshop Years 5 and 6

Mar 9               -           PTA Meeting 

​Kerbcraft - Year 2 have been enjoying their Kerbcraft sessions with Alwen.

​CSI Transition Morning - Year 5 had a fantastic morning last week in Brynhyfryd, taking part in a CSI project, where they got to solve a crime using scientific skills.  They were awarded a certificate for their involvement in this very worthwhile transition project.

​Year 3 Art - Year 3 earlier this year took part in an art project on 'Function' where they studied different artists then created their own work, using cereal boxes and wire.  Their work returned to school from the Craft Centre this week.

Headlice – It would be useful for all parents to regularly check their child's hair and treat accordingly if headlice are discovered.

Glan Llyn – Best wishes to Year 3 as they visit Glan Llyn next week.



January 20th / Ionawr 20fed

Dear Parents and Carers,

Rhos Street PTA Uniform Swap Shop - A small area has been provided in the school reception area to serve as a uniform swap shop. Any good quality uniform that is no longer required can be donated to school to be sold. It will be sold on a "pay what you can" basis and we ask for reasonable donations to be placed in the labelled box by the office. All donations will go to the school fund to be used to buy resources for the school pupils. Please only bring in uniform, as this is not a large space! Thank you.

Welsh Water Workshops – Mrs. Evans from the Brenig Welsh Water Centre, visited this morning, to give an assembly to the Juniors and also conduct some workshops with Years 3&4.  Their knowledge of the water cycle, water waste and mathematical skills of measuring volume were much enhanced.           

Tie Dye – Mrs Bourne's Class theme is Pirates and they have been using tie dye to make bandanas.  It looked like lots of fun!

Urdd – Next week we will be sharing Urdd pieces and discussing with prospective musicians regarding participation in the forthcoming Urdd Eisteddfod.

Deputy Head – I am delighted to inform you that this morning, Mr. Andrew Davis was appointed Rhos Street's Deputy Headteacher on a permanent basis.  I'm sure I speak for everybody in wishing him continued success in the role he has been undertaking in an acting capacity over the last two years.  No doubt, this will prove to be the more popular inauguration of the day.

​Yours sincerely, 

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Bryn D. Jones, Headteacher

January 13th / Ionawr 13eg

Dear Parents and Carers,

Snow – The snow is flirting with us once again! A wintry period lies ahead it seems and while we always strive to keep the doors of our school open, if there is a threat of closure, you are best visiting twitter and the website to find out.

Governor Visit – A delegation of Governors visited the school this morning.  Mr Hubble, Mrs Feeley, Mrs Mayers, Mrs Debicka and Mr Ryder all took a full and active role in service, before being conducted on a tour of the classes. It was great to welcome them.

Welsh Water – The Juniors will be presented with an assembly next Friday from Arfona Evans from the Brenig Reservoir Centre and following this, Years 3 and 4 will take part in workshops.

Art Club – The first session of Elfin Bow's art club, was much enjoyed by all.

Achievers – Students of the Week were Trystan, Cormack, James, William, Xander, Edan and Lucy.  James received a certificate for achieving a Grade 2 Distinction on the violin and Ieuan was awarded a trophy for Inspirational Athlete 2016 by Ruthin Trisports. 

Giggles – Giggles' CSSIW Quality of Care Report has been updated this week. Parents, carers and friends are all invited to read it on request. It is available in Giggles Pre-School. It is an annual review of their provision, for the inspecting body.

CSI Transition Project – On January 20th, Year 5 have been invited to a special CSI project in Brynhyfryd. They will need a packed lunch.

Glan Llyn – Could we have all consent and health forms returned as a matter of urgency please?

Kerbcraft – Year 2 started their Kerbcraft sessions today.  Irony in a nutshell…

Yours sincerely / Yn gywir,

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Bryn D. Jones, Headteacher / Pennaeth


January 6th / Ionawr 6ed

Dear Parents & Carers, Annwyl Rieni a Gwrarchodwyr,​​

Happy New Year to you all.  The new term is quickly up and running and I trust everybody had a lovely break and enjoyed the festivities.  Eyes now turn to the new challenges of 2017 and everybody here is focused on making it a successful year for the Rhos Street community.

Achievers – Starting the year in style are the following Students of the Week. Joseph, Connie, Emilie, Katie, Lottie, Kai and our new pupil Eszter who has joined us from Hungary.  A big, big welcome to her and the family to the school community. Leo received his Ju Jitsu green belt and Alex his Tae Kwon-Do yellow belt.  Well done to them all.

Contact Information – If you have had a new mobile phone for Christmas or indeed if there have been any changes to your contact information, please inform the office, so that we can update our records.

Personal Effects – At the start of the New Year, could pupils be reminded on how important it is to make sure they have a warm coat to wear at playtimes and remember their PE kit on the right day.

PTA Meeting – There will be a PTA meeting on Tuesday 10th at 3.30pm here at the school.  All welcome.

Music Tuition – Please ensure that you are up to date with music tuition payments.  There are some payments from last term due and it is also time to settle this term's fees.

Yours sincerely / Yn gywir,

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Bryn D. Jones, Heateacher / Pennaeth                                                          


Dec 01
December News / Newyddion Rhagfyr

​December 16th / Rhagfyr 16eg

Dear Parents / Carers,

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

Yours sincerely / Yn gywir,

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Bryn D. Jones, Headteacher / Pennaeth

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

December 8th 2016 Rhagfyr 8fed

Dear Parents / Carers,

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

Annwyl Rieni / Gwarchodwyr,

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

Your sincerely,

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Bryn D. Jones, Headteacher / Pennaeth

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

​December 1st 2016 Rhagfyr 1af

Dear Parents / Carers,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Yours sincerely / Yn gywir,

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Bryn D. Jones, Headteacher / Pennaeth

Nov 03
November News / Newyddion Tachwedd

​November 24th 2016 Tachwedd 24ain

Dear Parents / Carers,

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

Annwyl Rieni / Gwarchodwyr,

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

Yours sincerely / Yn gywir,

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Bryn D. Jones, Headteacher / Pennaeth

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

November 17th 2016 Tachwedd 16eg

Dear Parents / Carers,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Yours sincerely / Yn gywir,

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Bryn D. Jones, Headteacher / Pennaeth

November 11th 2016 Tachwedd 11fed

Dear Parents / Carers,

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

Annwyl Rieni / Gwarchodwyr,

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

Yours sincerely / Yn gywir,

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Bryn D. Jones, Headteacher / Pennaeth

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


November 4th 2016 Tachwedd 4ydd​

Dear Parents / Carers,

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

Annwyl Rieni / Gwarchodwyr,

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

Yours sincerely / Yn gywir,

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​Bryn D. Jones, Headteacher/Pennaeth.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Provisional Diary Dates

Mon Nov 7      -           Glasdir Turf Cutting Ceremony

Thu Nov 10     -           Netball Festival AM

Thu Nov 10     -           PTA Meeting, Wetherspoons, 7pm

Fri Nov 18       -           Children in Need

Mon Nov 21    -           Football Festival

Fri Nov 25       -           Year 6 Mock Trial

Fri Nov 25       -           PTA Quiz 7pm

Mon Nov 28    -           Year 6 Cycle Experience week starts

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

Tue Dec 7        -           Foundation Phase Concert 2PM

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

Fri Dec 9         -           PTA Xmas Fair

Sun Dec 11     -           Choir sings in Rotary Concert 6pm

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

Wed Dec 14    -           PTA Polar Express Day

Thu Dec 15     -           Aladdin Pantomime, Theatre Clwyd

Fri Dec 16       -           Break up for Xmas

Tue Jan 3         -           Staff Training

Wed Jan 4       -           School re-opens



Oct 07
October News / Newyddion Hydref

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Governors' Annual Report - Click here 

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Estyn Report - Click here

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October 21st 2016 Hydref 21ain

Dear Parents / Carers,

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

Annwyl Rieni / Gwarchodwyr,

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

Yours sincerely / Yn gywir,

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Bryn D. Jones, Headteacher / Pennaeth

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

October 14th 2016 Hydref 14eg

Dear Parents,​​

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Yours sincerely,

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Bryn D. Jones, Headteacher​ / Pennaeth


October 7th 2016 Hydref 7fed

Dear Parents / Annwyl Rieni,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Harvest - Once again we will be holding our Harvest Festival Service at St Peter's Church.  It will take place on Friday October 14th at 9.30am.  We will be practising in church on the Thursday morning at 9.30am. On both occasions, we would be grateful of parental help in walking the children to St. Peter's Church and back.  On both mornings, we will leave school at 9.15pm. We are also collecting food donations for the Ruthin Food Bank, so would be grateful if they could be brought to school on the Thursday morning.  Please let your child's class teacher know if you are willing to help walk the children.

Yours sincerely,

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Bryn D. Jones, Headteacher/Pennaeth

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Sep 09
September News / Newyddion Medi

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 Prospectus - Click here 

Governors' Annual Report - Click here 

Latest Newsletter - Click here​

Guide to School Categorisation - Click here

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Flickr Photo Gallery - Click here

September 30th 2016 Medi 30ain

Dear Parents / Carers,

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

Annwyl Rieni / Gwarchodwyr,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

​Reading Challenge – Deadline tomorrow lunchtime!

September 23rd 2016 Medi 23ain

Dear Parents / Carers,

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

Annwyl Rieni / Gwarchodwyr,

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

Yours sincerely / Yn gywir,

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Bryn D. Jones, Headteacher / Pennaeth

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

September 16th 2016 Medi 16eg

Dear Parents / Carers,

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

Annwyl Rieni / Gwarchodwyr,

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

Yours sincerely / Yn gywir,

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Bryn D. Jones, Headteacher / Pennaeth

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Provisional Diary Dates

Mon Sept 19th - Book Fair continues until Wednesday

Tue Sept 20th   - PTA Meeting 3.30pm

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

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

Wed 5th October - PTA Coffee Morning 9am

Mon 10th October - Parents' Evenings through the week

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

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

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

Fri 21st October - National Non-Uniform Day

Fri 21st October - Year 6 Family Service

Fri 21st October - Half Term Begins

Mon 31st October - Staff Training

Tue 1st November - School re-opens

Fri 11th November - Year 5 Family Service

Fri 18th November - Children in Need

Extra-Curricular Clubs

The clubs will run as follows:

Mon – Doctor Who (lunchtime)

Tue – Rock choir (lunchtime to start with)

Wed – Football (lunchtime)

Wed – Infant Gym (lunchtime)

Wed – Netball (after school)

Fri – Running (lunchtime)

Infant Reading Club (every morning)

September 9th 2016 Medi 9fed

Dear Parents / Carers,

Welcome to the new academic year; a year in which I'm sure will see us all continue to work together in partnership successfully. I hope you have had a good Summer and have enjoyed holidays, visits and activities. Please take a moment to read the information below, to help ensure that all runs smoothly here from the outset.  I look forward to a busy and successful year here at Rhos Street School and wish the children well as they embrace new challenges and opportunities.

Annwyl Rieni / Gwarchodwyr,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Giggles - Giggles Daycare has availability offering affordable rates of childcare. Giggles is open from 8.30am - 11.30pm at £10 and a full day to 3.30pm for £20.

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

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

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

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



 


 


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July 20th 2016 Gorffennaf 20fed

Dear Parents / Carers,

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

Annwyl Rieni / Gwarchodwyr,

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

Yours sincerely / Yn gywir,

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Bryn D. Jones, Headteacher / Pennaeth

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

July 15th 2016 Gorffennaf 15fed

Dear Parents / Carers,

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

Annwyl Rieni / Gwarchodwyr,

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

Yours sincerely,

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Bryn D. Jones, Headteacher / Pennaeth

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

July 8th 2016 Gorffennaf 8fed

Dear Parents / Carers,

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

Annwyl Rieni / Gwarchodwyr,

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

Yours sincerely / Yn gywir,

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Bryn D. Jones,  Headteacher / Pennaeth

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

July 1st 2016 Gorffennaf 1af

Dear Parents / Carers,

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

Annwyl Rieni / Gwarchodwyr,

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

Yours sincerely, 

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Bryn D. Jones, Headteacher / Pennaeth

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


 


 


 

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