Fortnightly Newsletter


Fortnightly Newsletter - Friday 21st October 2016

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Friday 21st October/Dydd Gwener 21ain Hydref 2016

Give the best, expect the best. Rhoi’r gorau, disgwyl y gorau  Twitter @ysgollicswm 


After School Clubs – Week beginning 31st Oct

Tue –  Digital Leaders – Caitlin, Jorja, Josh & Harry  (Mrs Henri-Joy)

Tue –  Football friendly against Caerwys at home

Wed –  NO CLUB

Thur – Language Club KS2 (Miss Cumston)


After School Clubs – Week beginning 7th Nov

Tue –  NO CLUB due to Parents’ Eve

Wed – NO CLUB due to Athletics tournament

Thur – Language Club KS2 (Miss Cumston)

Clubs finish at 4.15pm. All Clubs are for Yr3 – Yr6

Please note clubs may have to be cancelled at short notice so keep an eye on your phone for texts and make sure the office has your current mobile number.


Individual or Family Photographs

Tempest will be in school on Thursday 3rd November at 9.00am to take your children’s photographs.  If you would like to bring younger brothers and sisters to join family groups, you are very welcome to do so.  Please bring them into the hall at 9.00am.


Breakfast Club

The charge for a full week is £5 or £1 per day if you wish to arrive between 8.00am and 8.15am. The charge for this second half term is - £35.00 for 35 school days – Monday 31st October to Friday 16th December.  Please send money in an envelope, clearly labelled with child’s name and days you wish to use the club and hand this to Mrs Lewis/Mrs Bellis on first entry.  Please make sure you arrive before 8.30 in order to eat breakfast.


Foundation Phase Snack

Please can we ask that snack money is paid at the beginning of the term as it makes it difficult to provide a healthy snack for the children if payment is not made promptly.

This will be £10.50 for the half term – Monday 31st October to Friday 16th December.  Please pay as soon as possible and label the envelope with your child’s name.  Please note that this includes Year 2.                


Knife and fork skills

It has been noticed that some children have very poor knife and fork skills.  We will be working on them at lunch time, but we would really appreciate if you could practise them at home.


Class Dojo Winners

The class with the most Dojo points this half term is Yr 4/5/6. Dojo points can be won for merits in excellent work, team work, reading at home, good table manners, helping others and using Welsh.  Unfortunately they can also lose them for wasting lesson time, forgetting PE kit, not doing homework or poor table manners.  It was a very close context with only 8 points between the 3 classes!

Bronze Certificate

The following children are in the Gold Pot for keeping the school code of conduct for good behaviour:- Evie, Chloe, Iestyn, Caitlin, Josef, Holly, Fin D, Owen J, Owen C, Charlie, Sonnie, Jack, Rory, Jorja, Alex, Lily, Faith, Beth, Isla, Cai D, Oliver, Adam F, George,  Jasmine, Ella, Meadow, Cai F. James, Harry, Joel, Ben, Erin, Millie, Harri, Maisie, Adam G, Joshua H, Louisa, Lizzi, Logan, Fin R, Sam, Rhys and Joseph R. Note – if children miss 3 days or more in a week due to illness or holiday they don’t move up the rainbow for that week, so some have not made it to the Gold Pot not due to  code of conduct issues but due to absence.



Mrs Lewis

We continue to wish Mrs Lewis a speedy recovery from her emergency operation.  We are hoping to see her back just before Christmas, if not then in the new year.


Fundraising Group

A huge thank you to Mrs Spooner, Mrs Cockburn and Mrs Hollingsworth for all the work making the fair a success.

AUTUMN FAIR – raised £348.60 of which £100.00 will be given to Water Aid.



14th – 15th November - Pupils of all ages will be given the opportunity to paint a plate, mug or cake stand.  Parents will be asked to pay a reasonable amount (possibly £5) and the profit will go to the school.  Fun for the children to do and they make great presents!  Photos of the items and prices will be given out with the school newsletter closer to the time.


Friday 25th November - Children are asked to bring 50p into school to buy a cake.  Funds raised will be for school.  It would be appreciated if any parents can bake cakes (large cakes or cup cakes), and let us know in advance how many they are baking.   If there are enough cakes left over at the end of the day we will be selling them after school.


A sheet of 10 numbers for the Christmas Raffle draw will be sent home after half term.  We ask that you please sell each number for £1.00 and return the numbers to school.  They will then be entered into the raffle to be drawn on the last night of the school Christmas Play.  Further details to follow.