Just a reminder that tomorrow is a non-uniform day in aid of Children in Need – could children please bring in £1 donation. We will also be holding a bake sale at break and lunchtime, so we would be very grateful for donations of cakes and bakes – these will be 50p each. Thanks.
Mr and Mrs Gittins joined us in school for a visit on Thursday last week. It gave us a lovely opportunity to thank them for the wonderful forest school and school fields they support us with as well as showing them around our school during a normal school day. It was lovely to receive a letter of thanks from them, following their visit, in which they said;
‘…we were more than impressed by what we saw as we walked around, we had a wonderful feeling of being in a busy but happy place.’
‘We thought the children were delightful, they were polite, well-mannered and yet not afraid to speak up with their opinions. There also appeared to be a very close relationship between pupils and their teachers, which was a delight to see and in all we felt that the school is for sure a very special institution and one that we should all cherish and be very proud of.’
‘Please thank the members of staff who spent time talking to us and showing us a little of the wonderful facilities the school has and just what the children are capable of, but no matter what facilities a school may have there is nothing more important to a good school than dedicated staff and this is something Ruyton school has in abundance.’
‘I am convinced that for those parents who are looking for an outstanding school for their children, then Ruyton must become their obvious choice..’
Well done to pupils and staff for showing our visitors what a fantastic school we have here in Ruyton and a big thank you to Mr and Mrs Gittins for joining us last week and for all they do for our pupils!
Film Club starts next week (Thursday 31st January 2019). This is due to Young Voices taking place tomorrow. If your child has signed up for Film Club (and is not attending Young Voices) they will need to be collected from school at 3.15pm on Thursday 24th January 2019. If you need to use After School Care Club, could you please ensure you book a place as soon as possible. Many thanks.
Just to clarify that children should be bringing a contribution of party food to share (only small amounts as they will already have had lunch). We’re aware that there was some confusion at home time today and we are not doing ‘own plates’ this year; please stick to plans in original parent letter.
Also please make sure children bring their party clothes with them to get changed at lunch time.
Could all children (Reception to Year 6) be in school no later than 8.45am tomorrow (Friday). Coaches to Theatre Severn will leave at 9.00am as the performance starts at 10.15am. Children will be back in school in time for lunch.
Wow! What a super afternoon yesterday! A fantastic well done and thank you to all the Friends of Ruyton school for the super Fun Fest on the school field yesterday. It was a fabulous community event bringing people together in the sunshine for fun and laughter, food and entertainment. Thank you on behalf of the children, staff and governors for all your hard work in making the event such a success.
The U11 Shropshire Small Schools Final is due to take place on Bank Holiday Monday (7th May). The time has come and our U11 boys are in their final days of preparation for the biggest final they have reached in recent years.
The match is being played on Bank Holiday Monday (7th May) – at The New Saints FC stadium, Park Hall, Oswestry. Kick-off is at 11.30am (30 minute game).
PLEASE COME AND SUPPORT OUR BOYS! We need as much support as possible to cheer our team on. Thank you.
We are sending out letters regarding Swimming today; the return at the bottom of the letter MUST BE RETURNED, along with the consent form, no later than Monday 16th April 2018 (first day back after Easter) – first session for Dragonfly Class & Hedgehog Class will be 23rd April 2018. All dates are on the website. Parent Afternoon/Evening appointment times are also being sent home this afternoon.
Wow! Christmas is here at last. A big thank you to all the parents, governors and friends of the school who have supported us this term. We have had another successful term with pupils working hard all term and then finally sharing their music and acting talents in our Christingle, Mince pie concert and Christmas Performances in the final few weeks. A special mention has to go to the synchronised swimming team who had the audience in floods of laughter at the Superstar performance! This was topped off with a superb evening of entertainment for the children organised by the ‘Friends of St Johns’ and completed with visits to our special visitor too! Well done everyone.
I would like to thank all those who supported us and helped get us back to normal school life after our snow days – with a special thanks to Mr Gittins’ team who cleared the car park. Thank you to all the parents for their patience over the subsequent days with ice and fewer car park spaces to share!
Through the term, a number of visits have been enjoyed by the children – details on the class webpages and I know the staff are looking forward to the new term and lots of exciting topics to move on to. Our ambassadors enjoyed their special meal at the end of term as well as everyone having a super Christmas dinner together earlier in the week. A special thank you to Paula and Tracey for pulling off such a wonderful event!
Well done to all our sports teams who have, yet again, excelled in various competitions with some moving on to the County championships next term – well done Miss Whit for organising the teams and adults to achieve this.
Also, a big thank you to Mrs Foulkes and Mrs Hindson who arranged even more music events this term to share our pupils’ talents beyond the school. A group of around 20 pupils visited Oswestry to begin the festive celebrations in the town early in December; well done everyone!
I hope you will all have a fantastic Christmas and that the New Year brings everything you wish for!
We look forward to seeing you bright and early in the New Year!
Henri Elwyn John Farmer arrived on Wednesday 13th December 2017, weighing in at 8lb 7oz. Mother and baby are doing very well. Well done Mrs (& Mr) Farmer!