Letter from Headteacher Monday 16th April

Dear Parents/Carers
PARKING: Please can we remind parents to be mindful when dropping off and collecting children from school. There have been complaints from nearby residents due to poor parking, restricting access to their own properties and driveways. It is an offence to park or stop on the zig-zag lines directly outside school and on the surrounding double yellow lines. Cars parked on these markings put the safety of our children at risk. We appreciate your co-operation in this matter.
PARENTPAY – DINNER MONEY: All parents/carers should have received their activation letters. You will need to go to the ParentPay.com website and follow the instructions to register. Please note that balances on your accounts will be fully up to date on Fridays. If you need help with the system, please call 02476 994820.
PARENT PAY – MUSIC LESSONS: We have been advised that music lessons must now be paid via Parent Pay – you will be advised when these have been processed and added to your Parent Pay accounts.
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.
TEMPEST PHOTOGRAPHY – CLASS PHOTOS: Proofs have been given to those children present on the day the class photos were taken. If you would like to order, please ensure envelopes are returned to school by Friday 20th April. Thank you.
STAFFING UPDATE REMINDER: Mrs Jenny O’Connell will be joining the under 5’s team after Easter to work with Mrs Pat Davies in the Nursery Classes.
TENNIS: Please note that the sessions for Year 1 have now finished and the sessions for Year 2 will start this Tuesday 17th April (see afterschool activities below)
PTA UPDATE.
The next PTA Meeting will be held today at 3:30pm- Monday 16th April in the school hall – all welcome!
URDD CROSS COUNTRY EVENT, YEARS 3 TO 6
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.
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 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.
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 TENNIS – Year 2 children who have already registered, will be starting their sessions from Tuesday 17th April. From 3 – 3:45pm. Please ensure your child is wearing trainers on the day. Children will need collecting from the school hall via the Infant Yard.
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 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.

SCHOOL HOLIDAY DATES:
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

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