Coming up this week:

It’s a short one this week! Early dismissal at 2pm on Tuesday and Wednesday this week for Goal setting conferences. There is also a Pro-D day this Friday, October 19th

Tuesday and Wednesday ! Hooray For Reading! Next Week the annual Scholastic Book Fair will be held on Tuesday from 1:30pm- 7pm and Wednesday from 1:30- 5pm. We invite your entire family to stop by the Fair being held in the gym during the Student Goal Setting Conferences to browse this years’ collection of French and English books. Get an early jump on your holiday shopping by supporting this years’ Book Fair- For every 2 Books sold at the fair, Trafalgar earns 1 Free Book for the School! Please save the date and stop by the fair to enter the draw to win $25 in Books for your family! Thanks in advance to all the dedicated volunteers who have signed up to help- Happy Reading!

Trout Lake x-country district finals– the final x-country meet is this Thursday, October 18th at 1pm.

Coming up next week:

Monsters Ball: Friday October 26th from 6-8pm
Mark your calendars for Trafalgar’s Monsters Ball.  There will be food, games, music, a cake raffle, jack-o-lantern contest, and of course the Haunted House!  Ticket sales will take place the week of October 22-26th before and after school.  Prices: $15/family or $5/single.  Children must be accompanied by an adult.
We need your help though!  The Monsters Ball can not happen without a ton of volunteer help from parents and intermediate students. If you have an older sibling/Trafalgar alumni please encourage them to sign up for a shift and help make this event great.
Volunteer Sign-up:  Please consider signing up for a volunteer shift here.
CAKE Raffle Sign-up: We are looking for some keen bakers to contribute to our Halloween themed cake raffle for the Monsters Ball. Please sign-up on-line here.  Cakes/cupcakes or cookies must be nut-free and can be delivered after school or on the evening of Friday October 26th!

11th Annual Trafalgar Pumpkin Patch– Come visit our own pumpkin patch on Friday, October 26th before (and during) the Monster’s Ball! Buy your pumpkin at our school and your payment will go toward the BC Cancer foundation and Trafalgar Elementary PAC. This event will run from Noon-8pm.

Other fun tidbits:

Direct Appeal! Thank you, thank you to all who contributed! We DID Go Beyond our Goal! We raised just over $27,000. Absolutely amazing.

Have a great Parent Education idea? Is there a speaker you really feel your family (and others) would really benefit from? Amanda Vincent, our parent education coordinator would love to hear your ideas! Please email info@trafalgarpac.ca to share.

Southlands Elementary PAC presents Fostering Gratitude and Kindness in Children with Dr. Carla Fry and Dr. Lisa Ferrari, Directors of the Vancouver Psychology Centre. Wednesday, October 24th at 6:30pm at Southlands Elementary. Entry is free. RSVP to Southlands.elementary.events@gmail.com.

DPAC meeting – Oct 25 – SOGI 123 for parents – All interested parents and guardians are invited to attend our October general meeting on SOGI 123 with presenters Matt Carruthers (former SOGI District Lead) and Renee Hock (VSB Diversity Mentor). In particular, the DPAC chair would like to invite parents who have concerns with SOGI education in schools to attend to begin a dialogue. We will have translation services available for parents who require them.

Thanks!