Letter from Headteacher 9th February

Dear Parents/Carers

St. David’s Day Coffee Morning: This will be held in the School Hall on Thursday 1st March from 9.30am to 11am. Donations of homemade cakes will be gratefully received and will be sold for .50 pence per cake. Funds raised this year will go towards our Craig y Pod Lead Creative School Project which is an excellent opportunity to develop teaching and learning creatively.

Children are also welcome to wear Welsh Costume or red/green and white on the day (no donation necessary for wearing own clothes)

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. Thank you for your co-operation.

YSGOL CRAIG Y DON WORLD BOOK DAY: The date of this is yet to be determined but to avoid confusion, it will not be held on Thursday 1st March as this is the day of our St David’s Day Celebrations. We will let you know the date asap after the Half Term break.

Grapes/Cherry Tomatoes in lunch boxes. In the interests of health and safety please can we ask that you cut grapes or cherry tomatoes before they go into your child’s lunch box. They should always be cut lengthwise so they can pass more easily through smaller throats. And never widthwise, because they’ll still be big enough to choke on.

Any uncut grapes or cherry tomatoes will unfortunately be sent back home as we have to prioritise the children’s safety in school at all times. Thank you for your understanding and support.

No Nuts in School. Please refrain from including nuts/nut products e.g. peanut butter in packed lunches as there are many children with this allergy. For your awareness, in the most severe cases, anaphylaxis could occur by just being in close vicinity to these products.

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.

LOST PROPERTY: The Lost Property Box is available in School Reception. Please note that any items left for more than two weeks will be disposed of/recycled – this is in line with health and hygiene regulations. Thank you.

Urdd Art, Design & Technology Competitions. Just a reminder that if you have registered your child to be an Urdd Member, they can enter these various competitions. Please follow this link for further details (and check the submission dates)


Entries should be returned to school by Thursday 22nd February please (first Thursday after half term.

YEAR 5 CYCLE TRAINING: Please return consent forms to school as soon as possible, the dates are Friday 23rd February, 2nd March, 9th March, 16th March – please ensure bikes are in a roadworthy condition and please remember to bring bikes and helmets on the day! Thank you.

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 (Year 3 and 4 Llywelyn), know if interested in attending.

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

Thursday 3.30 – 4.15pm URDD (in school hall)


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 already a member of the Urdd.


Next PTA meeting is on Monday 26th February at 3.30pm in School Hall. As usual, many thanks to all the parents/carers who help make these events possible.

FILM NIGHTS: these raised a total of £144 – thank you for your support.

VALENTINE DISCO: these raised a total of £212.22 and the children had a great time.

DESIGN A LOGO COMPETITION: Thank you for all the entries, the winner will be announced after the next PTA meeting.

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.

School Holiday Dates:

School Closes today, Friday 9th February and will re-open on Monday 19th February.

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