Month: December 2019

Brief News 20/12/19

Just some brief news before we break up.
Congratulations to Mrs Timaeus who has been has been with us on long term supply, and will become a permanent member of staff from January.
Mrs Evans is due back in January so we would like to thank Miss Watts for teaching the class in her absence.
Mr Collins, our handyman will unfortunately be leaving us, and we wish him all the best.
See you all on January 6th.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Newsletter 13/12/2019

This is the last newsletter of the year so we would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Y3/4 Urdd Trip Just a reminder to pay for the trip either in full or by instalment. The deadline for the Urdd trip is 14th January. Please complete and return the Health & Consent Form as soon as possible. There will be a cake sale at the beginning of January and we would be grateful if you would support this, as the profits will go towards keeping the cost of the trip as low as possible.

Y5/6 Llanmadoc Trip – Please pay in full or by instalment by the 20th March.

Cardboard – Thank you to everyone who donated cardboard for props etc. We have plenty to keep us going, so cannot accept any more at the moment.

Lost property – Please come and claim your items of lost property before next  Friday, anything unclaimed and unlabelled will be bagged up and donated.

Healthy Packed Lunches – Please can we remind parents that children should have healthy choices for their lunches. Please follow the link to information to the healthy-lunchboxes-leaflet

Christmas Concerts – A big thank you to everyone who supported our recent concerts, we raised over £500 for the school which will be spent on creative arts resources and activities.

FBP/PTA  – The winning raffle numbers have been picked and the prizes distributed to the winners. Diolch to all the PTA volunteers who helped provide refreshments during the concerts.

Road Safety – Following concerns raised by a neighbour of the school, we would like to remind parents about road safety, and ask that you do not park on the zig zag lines, or drop off at the school gates road safety leaflet

Christmas Jumper Day – Thank you to everyone who joined in today, we raised £115.00 for Save the Children

What’s on next week ?

Tuesday – School Christmas Carol Service

Wednesday – Xmas Parties

Children are invited to wear their party clothes, and bring in some food to share (please see below). Please note this is in addition to school dinner/packed lunch.

Y5/6D—Crisps, sausage rolls or savoury snacks, mini dessert
Y5/6E—Sandwiches, pasties, samosas, or bhajis, cakes
Y4/5J – Mini Desserts, cakes or biscuits
Y3/4T—Crisps, sausage rolls or savoury snacks, biscuits
Y3/4N—Sandwiches, pasties, samosas, or bhajis, cakes
Y1/2H—Crisps, sausage rolls or savoury snacks
Y1/2L—Sandwiches, pasties, samosas, or bhajis
Y1/2B—Mini Desserts, cakes or biscuits
Nursery & Reception—Individual labelled plate with a selection of party food

Thursday – Mad Science

Friday – Toy Day, please do not send in anything that needs charging, is valuable, or has lots of small parts. We would prefer  if children did not bring in their phones to play on, but if they do, the sim cards will be removed and given back at the end of the day, thank you.

School finishes at 3.20pm on Friday 20th December and restarts on Monday 6th Jan

Next Term

Please remember to top up on sQuid for School Dinners,  pay for Fruit Tuckshop if required, as always we welcome donations to our Activity Fund.

Friday 24th January – Y5/6E Class Assembly

Friday 31st January – Y1/2H Class Assembly

Friday 14th February – Y1/2L Class Assembly

Friday 28th February – Y3/4N Class Assembly

 

 

 

 

 

E Safety Update

In readiness for our next Internet Safety workshop planned for the New Year, we wanted to update parents and ask for your help shaping the next event. From some recent conversations with parents, we are aware of the same issues cropping up such as :

  • use of social media Apps such as WhatsApp (16 yrs) , Instagram, Snapchat, TikTok and Facebook (13 yrs) and how pupils are using this irresponsibly with regards sharing information, groups and media.
  • Use of online platforms and games with inbuilt messaging (Roblox, Youtube, Minecraft) without parental monitoring.
  • Safe and responsible searches on the internet.

Please click the link below to give your opinion of any other issues you would like us to cover at our next workshop using the simple link below:

On a related note, we are mindful of the many ways that we communicate to you – however, we are also aware that there are times when these messages still do not appear to reach our intended audience:

  • Newsletters posted on our website. (Link ) or search Brynmill J2bloggy.
  • Secure posts and messages sent on Class Dojo (please check you are signed in and connected using the app)
  • Paper letters and notes (please check your child’s bag!)
  • Emails, calls and texts (please check we have an up to date contact number/ email)
  • Twitter news promoting our school and linked services like Hwb. (@brynmillschool) , check the feed on the right.

For our E Safety guidance, please check out this page on our website.

https://hwb.gov.wales/zones/online-safety/news/articles/79b71f8e-d3b2-4bad-82ed-8b72846628aa?utm_source=Welsh+Government+-+Nov+2019+EN&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=newsletter

Newsletter 06/12/19

Llongyfarchiadau to Mrs Timaeus’ class who had 100% attendance last week, and chose a class treat of ice lollies!

Dogs – Unfortunately dogs are not allowed on school premises, even if they are being carried.

School Photos – The deadline for ordering is Monday. You will receive an email from photo@calotype.co please check your junk mail. If you have not had your link sent, please email enquiries@rozandkirsty.co.uk with your child’s name/class/school. Thank you!

Absence from School forms – If you would like us to consider authorising an absence from school, please complete the form which is available in the school foyer, allowing at least 10 school days for us to process your request. Thank you

After School Clubs Next Week – None

Carol Aid – The Choir are singing in Carol Aid at Pantygwydr Church tonight. Please can children arrive at 6.15pm for a 6.30pm start. Diolch

Christmas Concerts – Please see below for the dates for the concerts. Please note there is an entry fee of £1.00 for the Christmas Concerts. For the evening performances please can children arrive back at school at 5.00pm to give them time to change for a 5.30pm start.

What is coming up?

Tues 10th Dec – UFP  – Year  1 & Year 2 – Christmas Concert at 9.30 and 5.30pm – Entry fee £1.00 per adult

Wed 11th Dec Year 3/4 including Mrs Jenkins Year 4 class –  Christmas Concert at 9.30am & 5.30pm – Entry fee £1.00 per adult

Thursday 12th Dec Year 5/6  including Mrs Jenkins Year 5 class – Christmas Concert at 9.30am & 5.30pm – Entry fee £1.00 per adult

Friday 13th December Xmas Jumper Day – wear a Christmas Jumper and donate £1.00 to save the children (optional)

Fri 13th December  School Christmas Dinner

Wednesday 18th December – Xmas Party

Children are invited to wear their party clothes, and bring in some food to share (please see below). Please note this is in addition to school dinner/packed lunch.

Y5/6D—Crisps, sausage rolls or savoury snacks, mini dessert
Y5/6E—Sandwiches, pasties, samosas, or bhajis, cakes
Y4/5J – Mini Desserts, cakes or biscuits
Y3/4T—Crisps, sausage rolls or savoury snacks, biscuits
Y3/4N—Sandwiches, pasties, samosas, or bhajis, cakes
Y1/2H—Crisps, sausage rolls or savoury snacks
Y1/2L—Sandwiches, pasties, samosas, or bhajis
Y1/2B—Mini Desserts, cakes or biscuits
Nursery & Reception—Individual labelled plate with a selection of party food

Friday 20th December – Toy Day – last day of school

Mon 6th January – School starts back for Spring Term