Letter from Headteacher 5th March

Dear Parents/Carers                                                   

Thank you for supporting our St. David’s Day Coffee Morning on Thursday, £365.40 was raised to go towards our Craig y Pod Lead Creative School Project which is an excellent opportunity to develop teaching and learning creatively. Many thanks to Chish N Phips, Craig y Don for donating £100 towards the Project – family of Angel (Year 6) and Emily M (Reception Class).

STAFFING UPDATE: It is with regret that I must inform you that Mrs. Bethan Roberts, Nursery Teacher, will be retiring at the end of this term.  She has been a valuable, energetic and excellent teacher here for over 16 years.  In addition, we have been so lucky to have her expertise in ensuring the best provision for your children at the very formative stage of their education in academic and social development.  Also, her dedicated, successful input to Eisteddfod and choral coaching is appreciated very much.  I’m sure you will join me in wishing her all the very best for her retirement and much gratitude for her service over the years.  Diolch o galon.

YSGOL CRAIG Y DON WORLD BOOK DAY: The date of this will be this Friday 9th March – children are welcome to dress up as a book character if they wish to do so.


POP UP SHOP – MOTHER’S DAY GIFTS: On Wednesday 7th and Thursday 8th of March pupils will able to purchase a gift for Mother’s Day. A selection of gifts are available for £2 each. Infants will have the opportunity to purchase a gift at the end of the school day and juniors at last play time.

DESIGN A LOGO COMPETITION: Thank you for all the entries, winner to be announced later this week. Many thanks from the PTA for your support.

PARENT MEETINGS/OPEN EVENINGS THIS WEEK: you should have received information from class teachers regarding these. Dosbarth Conwy pupils will be bringing a letter home today regarding their

REMINDER 7th March – NURSERY & RECEPTION SPONSORED SINGALONG: These will be held at 10.30am (for Nursery Mornings and Reception Classes) and at 2.30pm for Nursery Afternoons and Reception Classes).

YEAR 5 CYCLE TRAINING REMINDER: These sessions will continue this Friday (not held last Friday due to snow).

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.

DOGS: Please note that dogs should NOT BE BROUGHT ONTO SCHOOL GROUNDS (except aid/guide dogs) – thank you for your co-operation.

SCHOOL CLOSURE PROCEDURES: In the rare event of a school closure, please be assured that we will text parents/carers as soon as a decision is made – there is no need to telephone the school to ask. You can also look on the CCBC website under School Closures. Thank you for your co-operation.

SCHOOL CROSSING PATROL: Please note that there is still no School Crossing Patrol. Details of the job and hours involved have already been e-mailed to Parents/Carers.


We would like to extend a huge thank you to all the parents, pupils and staff who were involved in the Eisteddfod Cylch/Area Eisteddfod – singing and reciting competition, at Ysgol y Creuddyn on Saturday. We are so proud of the effort and dedication shown from everybody who took part and supported Ysgol Craig y Don. Congratulations to all. Sarah McEwan (Year 6) came 3rd in the Reciting and the Parti Cerdd Dant came 2nd in their competition – both will go through to the County Eisteddfod on 17th March in Ysgol Dyffryn Conwy, Llanrwst.

Wednesday 21/3/18 Cân Actol, competition is in Ysgol Dyffryn Conwy (after school) – details to be confirmed. 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.

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. All pupils interested in attending, should have their PE kit in school on Mondays, and let Mrs Hughes (Dosbarth Llywelyn), know if interested in attending. This is weather dependent, please collect children if it is raining or there are high winds.

Monday 3.30-4.15 NETBALL Years 3- 6. This is weather dependent, please collect children if it is raining or there are high winds.

Tuesday TENNIS Years 1 & 2. From 3-3.45pm – this started on 6th February running for 6 weeks (payment due direct to coaches). Please collect children from the Main Hall doors from the Infant yard at 3.45pm. Please ensure your child is wearing trainers on the day.

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 –open to Years 3 to 6 (in the school hall).

Thursday 3.30 – 4.15pm URDD Years 3 to 6 (normally held in school hall)


Easter: Last day of school is Friday 23rd March , there is a training day on 9th April so children will be back in school on Tuesday 10th April.

May Day Bank Holiday: Monday 7th May – school will be closed.

May half Term: Last day of school is Friday 25th May, return to school Monday 4th June.

Monday 2nd July – as previously advised, children will be in school as normal.

Summer Holidays – last day in school will be Thursday 19th July.

 Yours sincerely


Mrs Elaine Gelling, Acting Headteacher