Thank you so much to everyone who came out in the rain to our Welcome Back Social!  It was wonderful to see our community interacting with each other and the school staff. A special thanks to all of the volunteers who gave up their socializing time to hand out pizza. We appreciate you!
Your Sunday update for:
  • Direct appeal
  • teacher wish lists
  • photo day
  • hot lunch
  • Volunteers need for Monsters Ball
  • After school programs
 
Direct Appeal, Direct Appeal!! Every year, the PAC kindly asks that our parent community supports our programming with a donation. Last year, we funded classroom readers, robotics kits, laptops, iPads, art and music performances, sports equipment, community events, and much more. These funds were also used for hands-on workshops for our students- Body Science with Saleema Noon, drumming, Hip Hop, Geering Up, Earthbites, and gymnastics. We hope continue to bring these rich experiences to our students every year. We are happy to report that the students will also receive three 1 hour Art workshops with Paintillio this year that will end with all of the students painting a large mural in main hallway of the school. Our goal is to raise $25,000 and we can achieve this with a suggested donation of $125 from our families. We are almost 1/3 of the way toward our goal! The campaign ends Friday, October 5th so please don’t delay! You can donate online at www.munchalunch.com under the Fundraising Open tab. You can also donate by cheque to Trafalgar Elementary PAC. Please put the cheques in the slot outside the office marked Direct Appeal. Thank you so much!

Teacher Wish lists– Parents, do you have items from your home that are gently-used and your family is done with?  Art easels, blankets, cushions, sewing items, craft supplies, etc? Please consider donating them to one of the teacher’s wish lists, in the link below. They will find a new life in one of our school’s classrooms. What a great way to reduce and reuse! Please view the items and sign up at https://www.perfectpotluck.com. User name: Trafalgar and password: wish list. There will be a box in the main hall across from the staff room to collect the donated items until October 12th. Thanks for participating!
Photo Day – Tuesday – Parents, help them dress their best (or, at least, don’t give them any Crisco) — individual photo day is Tuesday.
Hot lunch ordering

Hot Lunch ordering for October to mid-February is now open.  The first week of hot lunch is Oct 3 and Oct 5.  Please get your order in as soon as possible.  Hot Lunch orders are due 8 days before.  The first hot lunch deadline will be this Tuesday, Sept 25 at 11:59pm for Wednesday, Oct. 3 hot lunch date.

In order to accommodate our suppliers, we must get our orders to them in advance.  As such, please:

NO LATE ORDERS
NO PAPER ORDERS
NO CHEQUES
NO REFUNDS (for absences, field trips, vacations, doctor’s appointments, etc…)

To place and pay for your order, please go to: https://munchalunch.com/schools/trafalgar/.  You must register on the website and enter your children’s information before you are able to order hot lunch.

Thank you for supporting our children and the PAC.

Call out for parent help to organize the Trafalgar’s Monsters Ball
Trafalgar’s first big event is coming up on Friday, October 26th and we need some keen parents to help organize the Monsters Ball. If you secretly love Halloween and want to be involved in planning this freakishly fun evening please contact (either PAC or Carrie at clinegar@gmail.com).  Help a little or a lot – we can find lots of different ways for you to contribute! Key Areas include:
⦁ Games/Activities coordinator
⦁ Volunteer coordinator
⦁ Food/kitchen coordinator
⦁ Day of Event gym set-up: Friday October 26th from 3pm – 6pm
⦁ Event take-down 8 – 9:30pm
⦁ Bakers for the ever so popular Cake Raffle
⦁ Haunted house, kitchen, games & entrance volunteers on the night
⦁ Ticket sales before/after school
Parent volunteerism is required to help make this event possible so please consider signing up to help organize the event or on the night itself!
After school programs – Updates
Upcoming dates:
X-country meet at Vanier park- Wednesday, September 26th
Terry Fox run- Friday, September 28th