Letter from the Headteacher

Dear Parents/Guardians                                                                                             22 November 2019

SCHOOL TWITTER ACCOUNT – 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!

https://twitter.com/YsgCyD

NEW NURSERY CLASS STARTERS SEPTEMBER 2020: 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. Thank you

CHRISTMAS CONCERT TICKETS: All ticket requests should have been returned by today. If you have not done so as yet, please ensure that your requests are sent back to school by Monday 25th November at the latest. Many thanks for your co-operation.

DINNER MONEY ARREARS: Please can all parents ensure that any dinner money arrears (on Parent Pay) are paid in full urgently please. Thank you!

AFTERSCHOOL CLUB UPDATES –

Urdd on Thursdays – finished until a date after Christmas – Please note that the last Urdd session was held yesterday – will start again at a date to be advised after Christmas.

Dragon Sports/Tennis – Mondays – please note the last session before Christmas will be Monday 2nd December.

T4U CHRISTMAS SHOEBOXES many thanks for your donations. We collected a total of 32 boxes! Thank you for your support.

URDD SWIMMING GALASeventeen pupils represented the school at the Urdd County Swimming Gala last Friday. Well done to all! Many congratulations to Lucas Thomas who came first in the Individual Medley for boys years 5 and 6 and second in the Butterfly. Lucas will now compete in the Individual Medley at the All Wales Gala at Cardiff on January 25th.

PANTO 13th December (Reception to Year 6 pupils) FINAL REMINDER: Please note that further delay in payment will affect the availability of a ticket for your child. Please contact the office urgently if you have not as yet paid for your child to attend the Panto.

CHILDREN IN NEED FRIDAY 15TH NOVEMBER OWN CLOTHES DAY: We raised a total of £315.01. Many thanks for your support.

PTA MONSTER BALL/INFANTS FILM NIGHT: A total of £350 profit was made from these events – thank you for your support.

CHRISTMAS FAYRE RAFFLE TICKETS: Many thanks with your help selling the raffle tickets. If anyone would like further tickets to sell, please call in at reception.

PTA SCHOOL CHRISTMAS FAYRE REMINDER: This will be held on Thursday 5th December from 3 – 4.30pm. Children can wear their own clothes in lieu of donations (as follows) on the following dates –

Tuesday 3rd December Own Clothes Day – tombola item donations please.

Thursday 5th December Own Clothes Day – please can Infants bring cakes to school and Juniors bring bottles (any type of bottle). Many thanks in advance for your support.

We would be very grateful if any parents/carers would like to donate any raffle prizes/vouchers and we will also need help on the day please.

SCHOOL CHRISTMAS CONCERTS REMINDER: All parents have had letters regarding their child’s Christmas concerts. Please remember that all Infant Concerts are being held in St. David’s Church in Craig y Don and the Junior Concerts are being held in St. Paul’s Church, Craig y Don. As last year, in order to meet Health & Safety requirements and fire regulations we are having to limit the number in the audiences for our Christmas Services. Entry will be strictly ticket only. No-one will be allowed entry to the performances without a ticket. No ticket, no entry. We are charging £2 per ticket and all the proceeds will be going to buy resources/benefit your child’s classes directly. As previously advised, if there are spare tickets, we will inform all parents at the same time by email and they will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. Tickets will be given to pupils on the Friday before the performances.

CHRISTMAS JUMPER DAY THURSDAY 19TH DECEMBER REMINDER – we will be raising funds this year for the Joshua Tree Foundation a children’s cancer charity who provide practical, educational and emotional support to children and their families. There is a new family support hub being set up in Colwyn Bay. Further information can be found on www.thejoshuatree.org.uk

SCHOOL CHRISTMAS DINNER Thursday 5th December REMINDER: For information, if you have asked for your child to have Christmas dinner, this will be payable by Parent Pay.

CHASEBELL AFTERSCHOOL CLUB REMINDER– situated on school grounds. Chasebell currently have some out of school club spaces. The cost is £8 per week from 3-3.30pm – it saves parents coming twice to collect juniors. They also offer care from 3-6pm and accept childcare vouchers, tax-free childcare and the 30 hours free child care and are open all school holidays and training days (not bank holidays). Please contact them on 07775 721335 for further costs/information.

JUNIOR AFTERSCHOOL CLUBS – please note that Tri-Golf sessions finished before half term as Mrs Owen is expecting her own mini golfer very soon!

Monday – Dragon Sports (Years 4 – 6), 3.30-4.15pm, Mrs Merian Hughes, Year 4. Please note the last session before Christmas will be Monday 2nd December.

Monday – Netball (Years 4 – 6) 3.30 – 4.15pm

Monday Lunchtime 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. 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 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. All children attending must be members of the Urdd, please visit their website to complete an on-line application. Thank you. THE LAST SESSION BEFORE CHRISTMAS WAS THURSDAY 21ST NOVEMBER – THE URDD WILL START AGAIN SOON AFTER THE CHRISTMAS BREAK.

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

Yours sincerely

Mr Iwan Lloyd Jones, Headteacher

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