Letter from Headteacher 27 April 2016

Dear Parents/Carers

It looks like the year 3 and 4 runners have set the bar high for running events. Running at the URDD cross country races at the Faenol Estate in Bangor last Thursday, Craig y Don pupils gave an excellent account of themselves. In difficult and crowded conditions, several were well placed, showing the determination required to succeed. Eva S in year three came in 3rd in her race out of one hundred starters and Joe B in year 4 came in 5th place.  All the runners completed the course which is a massive achievement in itself.


Marathon: Wow, what a fantastic day Sunday turned out to be. I am back in school in one piece apart from having to wear slippers on account of my blisters.  The soles of my feet exploded at around mile 10 and I completed the remaining 16 miles in absolute agony. However, the supportive words and comments from the pupils of Ysgol Craig y Don, I’d read on the train on the way down, kept me going! Thank you all for your kind and generous support.  Together we have done Diabetes UK proud and I know that they will put the money to good use.  More on the blog soon.


Polite Reminder – Dogs are NOT ALLOWED on school grounds (this includes carrying them).


Co-op Easter Colouring Competition. Prizes have now been distributed, congratulations to all the winners – Max W (Year 6), Erin H (Year 5), Kaylee (Year 4), Poppy (Year 3), Chloe W (Year 2), Riley T (Year 1), Harry T (Reception), Harri M (Reception), Sienna (Meithrin)


LOST PROPERTY: One of the pitfalls of a school uniform is that everybody wears the same clothes and it is impossible to tell what belongs to who without labels. We have been notified that we should not hold onto lost property for more than 2 weeks. Therefore, any lost property that has not been collected by Friday 6th May will be donated to charity.


Rocket Seeds from Space: The seeds have arrived from space and have been planted by Year 4.  Two packets of seeds were supplied, only one has been in space and the experiment is to see if the seeds grow differently and if the children can guess which ones have been in space.


WORMHOUT TRAINING SESSIONS – now being held in Creuddyn

PTA STORAGE SOLUTIONS: Many thanks to the PTA who have purchased the storage boxes and cupboards for Year 3 and part of Year 5’s coats/bags – they look great. The next order for Year 4, the remainder of Year 5 and Years 1 & 2 will be going in soon.


Change to Staff Training Day – reminder. Please note that there will be NO STAFF TRAINING DAY on June 24 – it will be a normal school day. The Training Day will now switch to Wednesday 20th July – please change your calendars/diaries to reflect this.  The school will therefore close for the summer on Tuesday 19th July.

SCHOOL MEALS PRICE INCREASE REMINDER – school meal prices have increased from 1st April as follows (by .05p per meal) – Infants £2.10 per day i.e. £10.50 per week and Juniors £2.15 per day i.e. £10.75 per week. Copies of the new menu have been distributed.


NATIONAL TEST DATES REMINDER (Year 2 and above) – these will take place between 3rd and 10th May.



Friday 13th May – FANCY DRESS DAY (use your imagination!) – donations towards PTA.

Tuesday 24th May – BINGO NIGHT 6-7.30pm School Hall

Thursday/Friday 9th and 10th June – FATHERS DAY GIFTS FOR SALE (for sale from 3pm onwards for Infants and will be sold during afternoon playtime for Juniors.

Wednesday 15 June Sponsored Walks (during school time)

SUMMER FAIR – dates to be confirmed.

Thursday 14 July Year 6 Prom Night


Half Term – school will close on Friday 27th May and re-open on Monday 6th June.

24th June – This is now a normal school day – please amend your calendars.


Please remember that if you are unsure of any dates etc. that you can look on the School Calendar on the website by clicking on the following button – details of Sports Day Dates have already been entered.

Many thanks for your continued support.


Yours sincerely


Iwan Lloyd Jones, Headteacher