Letter from Headteacher

Dear Parents/Carers                                                   

ON-LINE GAME INFORMATION FOR PARENTS: If your child plays on-line games etc, then you may find the following website useful. It shows ratings and extra information for on-line games and should be helpful for parents and guardians. https://www.commonsensemedia.org/

Siarter Iaith Cymraeg / Welsh Charter: As you may be aware, Ysgol Craig y Don have an exciting opportunity to partake in a National Enterprise called Cymraeg Campus, which aims to increase the number of Welsh Speakers in the country.  In addition to this, celebratory activities and raising more awareness of Welsh Culture and Heritage is a main aim.  We are very proud of how we approach this challenge as we have been well on the way to achieving its aims regardless of the National Enterprise.  However, to support our aims, please come on board and join us in this exciting challenge by checking out www.bbc.co.uk/wales/learning/learnwelsh

There are many fun activities on the website.  Please encourage your children to work through the games and activities with you.

Also, if you are a Twitter fan, check out #cymraegcampus  and  @Cymraegcampus.  Diolch.

PARENTPAY: All parents/carers should have received their activation letters. Please can all parents activate their accounts as soon as possible. Thank you. Please note that balances may take several days to show.

PARENT PAY – MUSIC LESSONS: Music Lesson charges have now been added to appropriate ParentPay accounts – these need paying as soon as possible please for this term.

INFANTS FRUIT CLUB: Please note that we can no longer accept cheques for fruit club. Please pay cash directly to your child’s class teacher, weekly or termly in advance.

AFTERSCHOOL CLUB AMENDMENTS (full list on following page)

DRAGON SPORTS Monday 14TH MAY this session has been cancelled, will continue from Monday 21st May.

TRIGOLF Wednesday 13th June: Please note there is no session on Wednesday 13th June.

Please note that the Year 1/Year 2 tennis sessions have now finished.


FILM NIGHT for Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 Classes.  This will be held on Tuesday 22nd May from 3pm until 4.45pm. The cost is £2 per child to include crisps and a drink.  Please bring money in a clearly marked envelope stating your child’s name and class ON THE DAY.  Children will need collecting from the Main Reception. Thank you.

SUMMER FAIR: This will be held on Thursday 12th July from 3-5pm.  Any donations of raffle prizes from local businesses would be gratefully received.

FATHER’S DAY POP UP SHOP – WRAPPED GIFTS:  These will be available to buy on Monday 11th and Tuesday 12th JUNE.  Juniors can purchase gifts during the afternoon break and Infants can purchase gifts at 3pm from the PTA representatives on the Infants Yard.  Gifts will be gift wrapped and be sold for £2 each.

YEAR 6 LEAVER’S DISCO:  This will be held on Monday 16th July from 5.30 – 7pm in the School Hall (more information to follow). Please note that children will not be permitted to leave school early.

YEAR 6 LEAVER HOODIES: Order forms will be distributed just before half term.

URDD CROSS COUNTRY EVENT, YEARS 3 TO 6 REMINDER. The event this year will be held at Stad y Faenol, Bangor on June 21st at 6pm. There is no need for children to be Urdd members to enter this event.

SCHOOL CROSSING PATROL: Please note that there is still no School Crossing Patrol.

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. This is weather dependent, please collect children if it is raining or there are high winds (not being held on Monday 14th May)

Monday 3:30-4:15 NETBALL open to Years 3 – 6. 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). No session on 5th June.

Tuesday 3:30 – 4:30 Years 3 – 6 with Llandudno FOOTBALL in the Community Details available from LlFiC. Sessions cost £3 – pupils can pay in advance or pay per session.

 Wednesday 3:30 – 4:15 TRI-GOLF – open to Years 3 to 6 (in the school hall). (No session on Wednesday 13th June)

Wednesday 3 – 3.45pm GARDENING CLUB, Reception Classes, Butterfly Group May 2nd to June 6th (5 weeks) – individual letters given to pupils attending.

Then Ladybird Groups will then take place from 3 – 3.45pm from June 13th to July 11th (5 weeks).

 Thursday 3:30 – 4:15pm URDD Years 3 to 6.  Rhydian from the Urdd will be holding the sessions on 7th and 14th June. The last session will be held on 14th June and will be resumed in September.

Thursday 3 – 3.45pm. Year 1 Nature & Gardening Club – new members have been given full details with dates (alternate weeks for Bumblebees and Butterfly groups).


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