URDD SWIMMING GALA: Congratulations to Lucas Thomas on his achievements at the Urdd finals at Cardiff on Saturday. He won both his heats (I.M and breastroke) for Year 5 and 6 boys, allowing him to compete in the finals against boys from all the other counties in Wales.
Congratulations also to Eva Spencer from Year 6 who came 8th in the Welsh Athletics Junior All Wales Championship in the 60m sprint in Cardiff last weekend – fantastic! Well done to both pupils! We are very proud of your successes and your representation of Ysgol Craig y Don.
Eisteddfod Genedlaethol Sir Conwy August 2019 Mr.Dilwyn Price gave a service to the whole school today to promote the coming of the National Eisteddfod to Conwy County in August. He is requesting that we (and many other schools), help to raise money by collecting small change towards the funds. He will return on March 11th to gather the coins and have a fun activity as a thank you. A yoghurt potful, for example, will be much appreciated. More details to come by Class Teachers.
Reminder – Traffic and Parking – We have over 400 children on roll at Ysgol Craig –y- Don. We are responsible for each one’s safety. PLEASE DO NOT STOP AT ALL on the yellow zig-zags by the school entrance between 8.00 a.m. and 5.00 p.m. Mondays to Fridays. There is no reason for doing so at all. Blue Badges are not exempt either. The layby is for drop offs only, please do not park there and leave your vehicle unattended as it causes disruption for other drivers, thus jeopardising the safety of our children. In addition, the speed limit on Clarence Drive is 20 m.p.h. Thank you in advance for adhering to this reminder.
Changes to after school clubs –
Monday Dragon Sports -3.30 – 4.15pm, Years 4 to 6 – (cancelled on 11th February ) NEXT SESSION WILL BE ON * 18TH FEBRUARY. There will be no session on 11th March.
Monday Netball 3.30 – 4.15pm Years 4 to 6 – there will be no Netball on Monday 11th February, the session will be held on Thursday 14th February instead 3.30-4.15pm (on this occasion only)
MUSIC LESSONS SPRING TERM 2019 REMINDER: Please note that Music Lesson charges for this term have now been added to Parent Pay accounts. Please can you arrange for payment as soon as possible. Thank you.
DINNER MONEY – PARENT PAY: If your child receives school dinners, please ensure that any dinner money owed is paid as soon as possible please. Ideally, meals should be paid for in advance.
PTA MEETING/EVENTS – REMINDER:
Here is what’s happening this term!!
Juniors Valentine Disco (Years 3 to 6). Tuesday 12 February in the School Hall
£3.00 per child to include a drink. There will also be a Tuck shop
Year 3 and 4 – 4.30pm until 5.30pm
Year 5 and 6 – 5.45pm until 6.45pm
Please pick up your child from the main reception promptly after the disco. Thank you.
Years 1 & 2 Film Night. Tuesday 19 February. £3.00 per child to include a drink and crisps
Year 1 and 2: 3pm until 4.45pm Please pick up your child from the main reception. Thank you
URDD EISTEDDFOD COMPETITIONS
The area Urdd Eisteddfod is on Saturday March 23rd, at Ysgol y Creuddyn and Glanwydden.
The County Urdd Eisteddfod is on Saturday April 6th at Ysgol Dyffryn Conwy, Llanrwst.
Some practices have already begun. The Urdd National Eisteddfod is held during the Whitsun half term at Cardiff Bay in May.
All pupils competing in any competition (art/craft/reciting/singing etc) MUST be Urdd members. The cost to join the Urdd is now £10 per child (membership can be completed on-line at www.urdd.cymru). Dates for the forthcoming rounds can be found on the school calendar on our website or from the urdd website.
NURSERY STARTERS SEPTEMBER THIS YEAR: If you have a child who will be 3 years old by 31st August 2019, you will need to apply for a place in our Nursery Class (applications were due before 14th December). If you have not completed a form already, they are available from school reception – please complete and return the form urgently. Thank you.
AFTER SCHOOL CLUB UPDATES – please note the following – finishing/start dates.
*Monday Dragon Sports -3.30 – 4.15pm, Years 4 to 6 – (cancelled on 11th February ) NEXT SESSION WILL BE ON * 18TH FEBRUARY. There will be no session on 11th March.
Monday Netball 3.30 – 4.15pm Years 4 to 6 – there will be no Netball on Monday 11th February, the session will be held on Thursday 14th February (on this occasion only)
Monday Football 12.45-1.15pm Years 3 – 6 by invitation – children to see Mr Huw Llewelyn Jones if interested please. If your child is attending these sessions, please ensure they have appropriate clothing with them – sessions take place on the school field.
Tuesday Cookery Club 3.30 – 4.30pm – Year 6 – as advised in individual letters.
Wednesday Rugby 3.30 – 4.15pm, Years 3 – 6
Wednesday Learning to Be sessions (Tuition services £10 per session, contact 07952 065735 as per instructions from them)
Please note that Tri-Golf sessions are not being run at the moment.
Thursdays 3.30 – 4.15pm Clwb Urdd.
Ty Llywelyn After School Club held Monday to Friday. 4 – 5.30pm.
Back to School Dates:
A Calendar of School dates for the New Year has been e-mailed separately to parents before Christmas.
Mrs Elaine Gelling