Letter from the Headteacher 14th February 2020

Dear Parents/Guardians

A reminder that Half Term is next week. Children should return to school on Monday 24th February. Please find attached an RSPB nature spotting pack that may come in handy if you venture out over half term!

Flying Start – A Service for all Families in North Conwy – Drop in sessions are being held at Ysgol Craig y Don on the first Thursday of the month from 9 – 10am in the portacabin. Flying start are a team of professionals covering Llandudno, Craig y Don and Penrhyn Bay. They offer information, group sessions, Advice and 1:1 support to families in all aspects of family life. The next session is on Thursday 5th March.

DINNER MONEY ARREARS: Please can all parents ensure that any dinner money arrears are paid in full on Parent Pay. Many thanks to parents who pay their dinner money on time. For information we are still reviewing all outstanding dinner money debt and will be telephoning parents with outstanding balances (of over £10 per family) to discuss. Many thanks for your co-operation.

JUNIORS CAKE SALE, Tuesday 25th February REMINDER. As we are not receiving any extra funding from the Welsh Assembly towards the cost of the bus for the Y6 Cardiff trip this year, in order to address the shortfall, we have decided to hold a cake stall for years 3 to 6 (Juniors) on Tuesday February 25th. Any donations of cakes from the Y6 pupils will be greatly appreciated. Cakes will be sold for 50p each to the junior pupils at playtime.

NEW NURSERY CLASS STARTERS SEPTEMBER 2020 REMINDER: If you have a child who will be 3 years old by 31st August 2020, forms are now available to collect from the school office or they can be done on-line on www.conwy.gov.uk/admissions. Applications must be received by 21st February please. Thank you

AFTER SCHOOL CLUB UPDATE REMINDER: The Urdd Club is no longer held weekly, it will be held as follows – Thursday 27th February, 19th March, and 2nd April. All children attending must be members of the Urdd, please visit their website to complete an on-line application. Thank you.

PTA JUNIORS discos:  We were very proud of the children as they were all extremely well behaved and polite.  Thank you for your support.  The total amount raised from the Infants Film Night and Juniors discos will follow after half term.  Thank you

PTA EASTER EGG HUNT we are organising this event again this year, but it can only go ahead if we have further support from parents/friends of Craig y Don.  We are hoping to organise the event on Wednesday 25th March from 3 – 4.15pm – if you can help on the day, please e-mail or let Helen Thomas, Chair of the PTA know.  Many thanks in advance for your support.

MUSIC LESSONS – PAYMENT DUE: Music Lesson charges for this Term have now been added to Parent Pay accounts – please can these be paid asap. Lessons for Violin and Harp have now re-started and payment is also due via Parent Pay please.

NATIONAL TESTS YEARS 2- 6: Arrangements for the Statutory Tests for Years 2 – 6 are slightly different in that the reading and numeracy tests will be done on-line and the reasoning test along will be paper based. The window for the reasoning test is between 28th April and 5th May 2020 so please avoid taking holidays during this period. The on-line tests (reading and numeracy) do not need to be administered during this period, they will be done at some point before the summer holidays. If your child happens to be absent on one of the days, they can sit the on-line test on their return.

EISTEDDFOD CYLCH 14th March 2020 reminder: The first round of competitions will take place on Saturday 14th March in Ysgol y Creuddyn in Penrhyn Bay – further competition information is available from their website. If successful at the Cylch Eisteddfod, the next round at the Eisteddfod Sir will be held on Saturday 28th March in Ysgol Dyffryn Conwy, Llanrwst.

SCHOOL TWITTER ACCOUNT REMINDER – Please take a moment to look at the school Twitter account – there are many exciting activities that have been going on across the school recently! You won’t be disappointed!



Monday – Dragon Sports (Years 4 – 6), 3.30-4.15pm, Mrs Merian Hughes, Year 4.

Monday – Netball (Years 3 – 6) 3.30 – 4.15pm

Monday Lunchtime Football WILL RESUME AT SOME POINT IN MARCH to allow time for the field to recover. Start-date will be advised. Normally held 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. Leader – Mr Huw Llywelyn Jones, Year 4.

Tuesday Cookery Club 3.30 – 4.30pm – Year 6 – as advised in individual letters.

Wednesday Rugby (Years 3-6), 3.30 – 4.15pm

Wednesday & Friday Learning to Be sessions (Tuition services £10 per session, contact 07952 065735 as per instructions from them). Free taster sessions are available! Sessions finish at 5pm.

Thursday – Clwb Urdd – Years 3 – 6. 3.30 – 4.15. The Urdd Club is no longer held weekly, it will be held as follows – Thursday 27th February, 19th March, and 2nd April. All children attending must be members of the Urdd, please visit their website to complete an on-line application. Thank you.

Friday lunchtime Chess Club for Years 3 to 6 – open invitation to all. Being held in Dosbarth Maelgwn Year 4 with Mr Llywelyn Jones.


Half Term dates: week commencing 17th February 2020. Last day in school Friday 14th February, children back in school Monday 24th February.

Yours sincerely

Mr Iwan Lloyd Jones, Headteacher