This was going to be a small update, but then when we started making the list IT GETS BUSY!

This update contains information about a Grade 7 fundraiser, hot lunch survey, yearbook updates (including some deadlines), parent education this week, noon hour programs (registration this week) and after school programs (many after school programs start this week! register before it’s too late!).


SPUD.ca grocery delivery – Grade 7 fundraiser – Timberland Ranch

The Grade 7’s in Division 2 will be going Timberland Ranch for their Grade 7 trip and is beginning to fundraise. They’d love your support! In their own words:

“Our first fundraiser is in partnership with SPUD Grocery Delivery service. SPUD is a sustainable, organic online grocery delivery service; you select your items online, make your purchase, and they are delivered to your door in a few days – FREE DELIVERY! We have registered ‘Trafalgar Elementary’ as our group with SPUD. Parents can choose pre-packaged grocery boxes to be delivered to their homes, or can purchase SPUD gift cards to use on any grocery items from SPUD, and we receive 10-25% of the sales for our trip.

The way we see it, we all need to buy groceries, so why not buy some through SPUD and support our Grade 7s at the same time? Thank you for help send our class to camp!” Websites: SPUD.ca/fundraising and SPUD.ca/spudcards


Many After School programs start this week. Register Before it is too Late!

Starting Monday! Register Now -Lego Robotics Daedalos Gr 1-3 (We Do) Gr 4-7 (Mindstorms) (Mondays) 3:15-4:45 Jan 14 – March 11 – Learn robotics the fun way. info@daedalosacademy.com 604-345-8603 Registration Robocamps.ca

Starting Tuesday! Senior Choir Gr 4-7 (Tuesdays) 315 – 415 Jan 15 to Mar 5 Register by contacting Catherine at catherine@quokkasystems.com

On Wednesday! Kidpreneurs Commerce (Wed) Jan 9 to March 13 Gr 1-3 (Lemonade Stand Kids) Gr 4-7 (KidPreneur) 3:15-4:15 KidPreneurs learn about the world of entrepreneurship by starting their own micro business in a fun, age appropriate, hands-on program. Program ends with a Market Day where KidPreneurs debut their businesses and sell their products to the community. Be A Young Entrepreneur TODAY! www.summit-learning.ca info@summit-learning.ca 604 238 6951

Starting Thursday! Junior Choir Gr 1-3 (Thursdays) 315- 415– Jan 17 to Mar 7 Register by contacting Catherine at catherine@quokkasystems.com

Register before too late! Seasmart Ocean Explorer Gr 1-4 (Tuesdays ) 3:15-4:45 Jan 22 – March 12 (8 weeks)
Explore the world of oceans with a marine biologist in a hands-on program that develops critical thinking and collaboration. New! Working with a real whale skeleton
Registration OPEN at www.seasmartschool.com

Register before Too Late! Young Rembrandts Drawing Gr 1-6; (Thursdays) 3:05-4:15 Jan 24 – March 14. Learn new drawing techniques while having fun. Returning students will build on the skills learned previously. Registration OPEN at www.youngrembrandts.com/metrovancouver


Noon hour program registration reminder

Registration for all Knitting and the Hip Hop programs will open on Monday January 14 at 7am. Registration for all other programs will open on Tuesday January 15. Details in our previous newsletter here.


Hot lunch – survey

Our first term of hot lunch is nearing the end and before we start up a second term, we’re conducting a quick survey of parents to see how they’re feeling about hot lunch so far so changes can be made if necessary.

Please answer our hot lunch survey – https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/3D9FVXY


Yearbook updates:

There’s still time to buy your yearbook!

Go to www.yearbookordercenter.com – Enter our school number (17379). You can also search our school by name. Just make sure to choose “Trafalgar Elementary” from Vancouver, BC!

In order to make the yearbook a success, we need PHOTOS of your child doing school activities. Please upload good quality images to the yearbook website. Submitted photos are used solely for the yearbook. – www.hjeshare.com – School code: Trafalgar2019 (capital T, no space)
Please include the division, and students’ names!

Grade 7 students have a number of yearbook deadlines coming up.

  • January 15 – Submit Grade 7 survey (box in front of office)
  • January 23 – Upload baby photo (instructions same as photo submission above)
  • March 1 – Grade 7 write up

Please refer to the email sent to the Grade 7 parents for more details.


Parent education – Thursday, January 17 at 9:00 am

Neuroplasticity in the Home – presented in the activity room facilitated by school counsellor and multicultural worker

This workshop examines how we can address the challenges and concerns that come up at home with the lens of current brain body research. What can we do to help our children manage their feelings and take care of their own interpersonal conflicts?

In this 1 hour workshop, we will:

  • Go over self-regulation strategies that you can implement in your home.
  • Identify self care strategies required to be an active listener.
  • Practice some of the fundamental components of listening.