Letter from Headteacher 19th January

Dear Parents/Carers

AFTER SCHOOL CLUBS – please make a note of dates for the following if your child/children attend any of the clubs:

Monday 3.30-4.15 DRAGON SPORTS (Tennis) Years 3 – 6 starts on 22/01/18. This club is open to all pupils in years 3, 4, 5 and 6. The focus is on tennis and we are lucky to be able to use Craig y Don tennis courts to hold our club. It is held every Monday from 3.30 – 4.15pm and is free of charge. All pupils interested in attending, should have their PE kit in school on Mondays, and let Mrs Hughes (Year 3 and 4 Llywelyn), know if interested in attending.

Monday 3.30-4.15 Netball Years 3- 6 starts on 5/02/18 this is weather dependent, please collect children if it is raining or there are high winds.

Tuesday 3.30-4.30 COOKERY CLUB Year 6 (on a rota basis)

Tuesday 3.30 – 4.30 Years 3 – 6 with Llandudno FOOTBALL in the Community (as per letter e-mailed to parents, there is a charge for this activity). Started Tuesday 16th January. Details available from LlFiC.

Wednesday 3.30 – 4.15 TRI-GOLF – now open to Years 3 to 6 (in the school hall).

Thursday 3.30 – 4.15pm URDD (in school hall)

SCHOOL CROSSING PATROL: Please note that the current School Crossing Patrol employee is leaving TODAY. Details of the job and hours involved have already been e-mailed to Parents/Carers. PLEASE NOTE THAT UNTIL A REPLACEMENT IS FOUND, THERE WILL BE NO SCHOOL CROSSING PATROL after today.


Saturday 24.2.18 Eisteddfod Cylch/Area Eisteddfod – singing and reciting competition, Ysgol y Creuddyn, Penrhyn Bay

Saturday 17/3/18 Eisteddfod y Sir/County Eisteddfod. If successful in the Area Eisteddfod (singing/reciting), children then go on to compete in this competition being held at Ysgol Dyffryn Conwy, Llanrwst.

Wednesday 21/3/18 Ymgom & Cân Actol, Dyffryn Conwy competition in Ysgol Dyffryn Conwy (after school).

If successful in the March competitions, the National Eisteddfod is being held in Builth Wells at the start of the whit week holidays w/c 28th May.

If your child is competing in the singing/reciting/Cân Actol/Ymgom please ensure your child is available on all the above dates and is a member of the Urdd. Urdd Membership costs £8.50 per child and must be paid before 31st January.


Next PTA meeting is on Monday 26th February at 3.30pm in School Hall.

FILM NIGHT Reception, Year 1 and Year 2.

Tuesday 30th January 3pm until 4.45pm. £2.00 per child to include drink and crisps. Please collect your child from their classroom at 4.45pm.


Year 3 and Year 4 – 4.30pm until 5.30pm.

Year 5 and Year 6 – 5.45pm until 6.45pm.

£2.00 per child to include a drink. Tuck shop at both discos!

Please drop off and collect your child from the main reception.

DESIGN A LOGO COMPETITION: The PTA at Ysgol Craig Y Don would like a logo!! So we are inviting all juniors to design one, the winning logo will be displayed on all future letters and there will be a prize for the winner. Closing date for the competition is Wednesday 7th February.   Entries to the school office please.

Many thanks for your support, Helen PTA Chair

TEST DATES YEARS 2 to 6 This year’s statutory tests for pupils in years 2 to 6 will take place between Wednesday 2nd May and 9th May. These tests are statutory, that is to say every child in the relevant age 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 of the tests and 2 weeks beforehand. The school will not authorise holidays taken by pupils during this period. For further information about the national tests, visit the Welsh Government’s Learning Wales Website at www.learning.gov.wales.

MUSIC LESSON VACANCIES. We have one vacancy each for Piano, Harp and Violin – forms are available from the office on Monday and spaces are offered on a first come, first served basis.

Yours sincerely



Mrs Elaine Gelling, Acting Headteacher