As mentioned in previous posts, the Welsh Government has given us an extra INSET day in the Summer Term for planning for the New Curriculum.
The Holywell Cluster of schools have now agreed that date to be Friday May 22nd. Staff from around the region will be getting together that day to work on the next steps for the introduction of the changes. The school will not be open to pupils that day.
*Class Service Changes*
Year 3 Dosbarth Masarn have changed from 24/01/2020 to 13/03/2020
Reception Dosbarth Onnen have changed from 12/06/2020 to 19/06/2020
And a reminder that Sports Day is due to take place on 15/05/2020 - as always - Weather Permitting
Many thanks to our One World Club and top all the pupils and parents who have contributed to today's fundraiser in aid of relief to those caught up in the Australian Bush Fires. Our final total was £160. I am very proud of our pupils for thinking of others and offering to help. Next week Mrs Hughes and some members of the team are heading over to Ysgol San Sior in Llandudno to meet with other One World groups and see what they have been up to too.
Also next week we have our Young Voices Event in Manchester. Miss Cross, Mrs Roberts, Miss Grey and Mrs Cowling have been working very hard with the choir and I think it is safe to say we have some very excited pupils (and staff) who are counting down the hours!
And advanced notice as we head to half term on February 14th.... Friends of Maesglas have arranged a disco in school on THURSDAY 13th FEBRUARY. Infants including nursery 4-5pm and juniors 5-6pm. Watch out for the posters nearer to the date!
Have a lovely weekend all and thanks again for your support today.
Can I just issue two polite reminders to parents please?
Firstly can I remind you that as a school we stick to the Welsh Government Guidelines that only fresh fruit or vegetables are allowed at break times. It is very confusing for the pupils if we have to ask them to stop eating yogurt or fruit energy bars etc at break times as these, whilst having a healthy element, are not within the Welsh Government Guidelines. Their rules at lunchtimes are different and this is why we do not place any restrictions on what your child has in the lunchbox (whilst of course encouraging a healthy meal)
Secondly can I politely request that you do not share any photos from our school twitter feed on your own personal Facebook page.
Many thanks for your attention to these matters.
As always, a busy start to the term here with lots of things going on! Our Romanian visitors arrived the first week of term and were warmly welcomed by staff, pupils and parents.
We have already had some sporting successes with Girl's Football and Netball.
We have had an evacuee day in year 6, CPR and Defib training, Scooter workshops and the first of the Transition Workshops for Y6 pupils who are going to Ysgol Treffynnon and we are only on day 11 of the new term!
Our OneWorld club is organising a fundraiser in support of the WWF campaign to provide relief following the Australian Bush Fires. We would like to invite pupils to dress in their own clothes, or wear yellow/gold and green clothing if they have it, this Friday 24th January (coincides with Australia Day this Sunday). Please do not go out and buy something especially for this - though I suspect Mrs Hughes has a Kangaroo Costume on order from amazon. The children have decided to ask for a donation of 50p from each child wearing own clothes. Mrs Hughes has got some Australia Themed activities for the children to do that day too.
Advance Notice of Parent's Open Evening
Wednesday 18th March Doors open at 3:30 and we will be finished by 6:30. You will have a chance to see your child's work and have a chat with the teacher. No appointment is necessary but will will send out slips closer to the time to find out who is coming etc.
Friday 6th March, we will be holding our Welsh celebrations! Foundation Phase will begin at 9:30 and Juniors at 10. Parents are invited to come in to see the performances and then to go up to class with your child afterwards to take part in activities with a welsh theme. There may even be a 'pannad a teisen cymraeg' for those that stay. We look forward to sharing this welsh celebration with you.
Mr Cass, Headteacher