Christmas Jumper/Christmas Clothes Day
This Friday, November 27th, is Christmas Jumper/Christmas clothes day! During this most challenging of years we are keen to support local charities who are helping people in our own community. Therefore, we are asking for donations towards the Hope Restored Food Bank in West Shore, Llandudno who provide food parcels for vulnerable people. They help those who have been discharged recently from hospital whilst support services are put in place for them. They also provide parcels for those who find themselves homeless for various reasons and others who find themselves in need.
If you want to support Hope Restored to continue to provide this service, then you can send in canned goods and other non-perishable food items to school this Friday. Please, no frozen goods or chilled items.
I would like to thank Cherie Jones, one of our parents, who brought Hope Restored to our attention. Cherie has an amazing Christmas Lights display on her house at 87, Maes Clyd where you will also find a shopping trolley where you can make contributions to the Hope Restored Food Bank.
Latest from the Welsh government regarding Covid-19 and schools.
Parking outside school
We have received several requests from neighbours to remind people about parking cars at the beginning and the end of the school day. Please, park responsibly and according to the rules and laws laid down in the Highway Code. Here are links to further information:
The speed limit of 20mph and the road markings on the carriageway outside school along with the general rules regarding parking at junctions, double parking, parking on pavements and in front of private properties are there to keep everyone safe, especially at this time of year when visibility is reduced due to the weather and lack of light. There are ample parking spaces to be found away from the school. Again, please park responsibly.
Light at the end of a long, dark tunnel.
I heard recently that the two greatest contributions to world health were clean water and vaccines. Vaccines have helped eradicate several of the world’s deadliest diseases and have made others easily controllable.
In the last fortnight, three different organisations released the results of their Covid-19 vaccine research. BioNtech, Moderna and Oxford University all announced that their vaccines were highly effective against infection with the Covid-19 vaccine. This is fantastic news, and means that there is now light at the end of this long, dark tunnel. Normality will return, but it won’t happen overnight. We still have to remain vigilant and continue to take extra care. We continue to review our risk assessment and the measures we have put on place such as reducing contacts between different groups of pupils and extra cleaning are ongoing. Our behaviours are key. We must all remember the mantra;
Hands Space Face
I am sure that we would all want to avoid a scenario like this one in Ceredigion:
I would like to thank you all again for your patience and understanding during what is a challenging and difficult time. The vaccine may not be here in time to ensure Christmas is the same as we are used to, but it is looking more and more likely that things will return to some kind of normality in the spring. Here’s hoping!
Chasebell – Out of Hours School club (on site) – The Out of School Club has vacancies and they will be opening during the Christmas holidays for anyone who needs childcare. Please telephone 07775 721335 or 07775 721333 for more information – all children must be registered there before they can attend. Thank yu
Appropriate Clothing Reminder – pupils will need waterproof coats, warm clothes, hats, gloves, scarves etc. in order to make the most of the outdoors and the fresh air. But please, put their names on the labels. It makes life so much easier. We cannot store any lost property.
School Information Reminder – Please continue to check our school website and Twitter page for any updates and photos/videos https://twitter.com/YsgCyD. The letters from the Headteacher can be found on the News section of the website.
SCHOOL DINNERS – the cost for these is £2.70 a day and payment is to be made via Parent Pay. Please ensure that you pay in advance for any dinners your child/ren have.
NURSERY PLACES SEPTEMBER 2021 REMINDER: Please find attached information on how you can apply on-line for a Nursery place at our school if you have a child who is 3 before August 31st 2021. Applications are to be done on-line at www.conwy.gov.uk/admissions please.
TEAMS FOR U CHARITY APPEAL (FILLED SHOEBOXES) – REMINDER. This appeal is still going ahead, however, this year we are not able to collect boxes in school but you can still take part. If you would like to fill a shoebox as a Christmas gift for disadvantaged children, please e-mail school requesting a leaflet or download a form from their website. Filled boxes can then be taken by you direct to Grand Prix Express at Swan Road, Mochdre Business Park, Colwyn Bay, Conwy. They have a section of their warehouse available to Teams For U. The deadline for this is the 9th of December (the earlier the better though)
Contacting school – just a reminder that parents/carers should please contact us via e-mail with reasons for absences and general queries. Please only phone the school if urgent. Thank you for your continued co-operation.
Iwan Lloyd Jones, Headteacher