Letter from Deputy Headteacher 10th February 2017

Dear Parents/Carers

PARKING OUTSIDE SCHOOL: Parents/carers are reminded NOT TO PARK ON THE ZIG ZAGS/YELLOW LINES OUTSIDE SCHOOL. The safety of our children is paramount and parking on the zig zags is not acceptable.

REMINDER – if you need to see a teacher, please make an appointment to do so at reception. It can be disruptive for teachers to speak to parents at the beginning/end of the school day as this is a busy time.

INFANTS CAKE SALE – we will be holding cake stall in school on Thursday 16th February for classes in the infant department. Cakes will cost .50p each – please bring money in an envelope marked with your child’s name and ‘cake’ and hand to your child’s teacher. Please bring cake donations into school by Wednesday 15th Feb please.  All monies raised will go towards school funds. Thank you for your support.

 Parents Evenings will be held next week, week commencing 13th February – you will already have received details from your child’s teacher.

 PTA JUNIORS VALENTINES DISCOs WEDNESDAY 15th FEBRUARY. These will be held as follows – the cost is £2 each plus children will need money for the tuck shop.

Years 3 & 4 Valentine Disco from 5 – 6pm

Years 5 & 6 Valentine Disco from 6.15 – 7.15pm

***** Please let reception know if you can help on the night.

 JUNIOR CAKE SALE – The Urdd Disco Dancing Group sold cakes yesterday to raise funds towards outfits etc and raised £109.80 – thanks to everyone involved.

 PTA FILM NIGHTS – a total of £260 was raised from the film nights – thank you to those who helped on the day.

 AFTERSCHOOL CLUBSupdated information on Afterschool Clubs follows –

MONDAY – URDD SINGING PRACTICE (Not choir) 3.30 – 4.15pm.

MONDAY – DRAGON SPORTS – cancelled until further notice.

WEDNESDAY – NETBALL is CANCELLED until further notice (will restart on Thursdays for Years 3 to 6).

DIWRNOD SANTES DWYNWEN CARD COMPETITION thanks to all those who entered. The winners were – Anya (Reception), Ben (Year 1), Emily (Year 2), Ethan (Year 3), Poppy (Year 4), Angel (Year 5) and Lucy W from Year 6. Photos of the winning cards are already on the website.

Years 2 to 6 NATIONAL NUMERACY and READING TESTS Reminder: This year’s statutory tests for pupils in years 2 to 6 will take place between Wednesday 3rd May and 10th May.  These tests are statutory, that is to say every child in the relevant year groups must sit them and they can only be administered during the official time period above.  Therefore, we do not expect any children in years 2 to 6 to be on holiday during the period from April 25th to 11th May.  The school will not authorise holidays taken by pupils during this period.


JUNIOR VALENTINES DISCOS. These will be held as follows – the cost is £2 each plus children will need money for the tuck shop.

Years 3 & 4 Valentine Disco from 5 – 6pm

Years 5 & 6 Valentine Disco from 6.15 – 7.15pm

***** Please let reception know if you can help on the night.

 ST DAVID’S DAY COFFEE MORNING / Non-Uniform WELSH COSTUME/COLOUR – WEDNESDAY 1st March 9.30 – 11am – All Welcome. A coffee morning will be held on Wednesday 1st March and will be an opportunity for parents/carers to see some of the children perform their Urdd pieces. We would be very grateful for cake donations on the day please. The School Council will decide how the proceeds of the Coffee Morning will be spent.

Children are also welcome to dress in welsh national costume/colours on this day.

 NEXT PTA MEETING will be held on Wednesday 1st March at 3.30pm – all welcome. If you are not able to attend the meetings but would like to help at events, please let school Reception know so that you can be added to the PTA’s contact group.

URDD EISTEDDFOD DANCE COMPETITION (1st round) – Thursday 2nd March, Ysgol Pencae Penmaenmawr from 5pm onwards.

 ST DAVID’S DAY CELEBRATORY LUNCH Thursday 2nd MarchThis is an opportunity for those children who do not normally have a school dinner to try one. If you would like your child to have a meal, please bring an envelope to school marked with your child’s name, class and St David’s Day lunch by Tuesday 14th February. Thank you.

PTA NO SCHOOL UNIFORM DAY – Friday 10th March, suggested donation £1 per child please. Donations to go towards PTA funds.

URDD EISTEDDFOD 1st round (Singing/Reciting/Musical competitions) Saturday 11th March Ysgol y Creuddyn

 URDD EISTEDDFOD DANCE COMPETITION (2nd round) – Wednesday 15th March, Ysgol John Bright 4.30pm onwards.

 YSGOL CRAIG Y DON WORLD BOOK DAY – FRIDAY 17th MARCHChildren are welcome to dress up as a book character.

 PTA MOTHERS DAY GIFTS – these will be available for children to buy again this year on Monday 20th, Wednesday 22nd and Thursday 23rd March.  They will be able to buy as follows –

Infants can purchase gifts at 3pm (Nursery mornings can bring money to school and choose during their morning session)

Juniors will be able to buy gifts during afternoon playtimes (2.10-2.25pm years 3 and 4 and 2.30 – 2.45pm years 5 and 6)

******Please let reception know if you can help with selling the Mother Day Gifts.

 PTA EASTER RAFFLE £1 a go – Raffle tickets will be sold around the classes in the mornings from Monday 27th March to Friday 6th April £1 a go.  There will be one prize for Infants and one prize for Juniors.

URDD EISTEDDFOD 2nd round (Singing/Reciting/Musical competitions) – Saturday 1st April, Ysgol Dyffryn Conwy, Llanrwst.


February half term – week commencing 20th February for one week, back 27th February.

Easter break – from Monday 10th April to Monday 24th April, children back to school Tuesday 25th April.

Yours sincerely

Elaine Gelling, Deputy Headteacher