Coming up this week

PAC meeting this Tuesday, February 12th at 7pm in the library

It’s been awhile! We have several items on the agenda including an update from the school regarding new fundraising guidelines and outdoor education policy. This impacts everyone so we’d love to see you all there. We will also hear from Paintillio about the upcoming Community paint night, discuss possible funding for a more inclusive playground, and chat about upcoming events. Babysitting is available as always. 

Bake Sale for Camp Jubilee! Valentine’s Bake Sale 

Need a little sweetness in your life? Well we’ve got the thing for you!The grade 4 French immersion students will be having a bake sale on Wednesday, February 13th at 3pm in front of the school.All proceeds will go to help send the students to Camp Jubilee. There will be ready to eat items, as well as packaged goodies and gifts for your valentine. Send your kids with toonies and loonies (or more if you are buying gifts!). 

Tax receipts for Direct Appeal

If you emailed our treasurers to request a tax receipt in December, please come collect your receipt this Wednesday, February 13th in Mme. Aimee’s old classroom in the French primary hallway from 8:45-9:10am or after school at the bake sale from 3-3:30pm. As previously communicated in many Sunday email blasts, the deadline for requesting receipts was in December so if you did not request via email, we will not have a receipt for you. 

Want a break from packing lunches?? Hot lunch ordering is now open! 

Also, the milk for last Friday’s hot lunch was not delivered. It will be delivered this Wednesday to those who ordered.  

Developmental Disabilities Clothing Drive

Thursday, February 14th – Friday, February 22nd

This is an easy and simple way for us to raise money for the Grade 7 Quebec Exchange. The Developmental Disabilities Trust offers us the opportunity to raise funds by collecting used clothing, purses, sewing materials, towels, bedspreads, shoes. They will also include toys, games, knick knacks, and small household items, to a maximum of 20%. We challenge each household to drop off at least a bag each! Flyer and more information

Pro-D clinics for this Pro-D day -Vancouver Secondary Schools Athletic Association

VSSAA puts on affordable pro-D camps at schools around the Lower Mainland, including badminton, volleyball and basketball. Trafalgar is hosting the basketball session this pro-D day. Feb 15, Grades 3 – 4          9:00 – 11:30 am   & 12:00 – 2:30 pm at Trafalgar.

How to register for this session (or other sports):

Please visit the VSSAA website which is www.vancouverschoolsports.ca – the Pro-D clinics and camps can be found under the SPECIAL EVENTS TAB on the top of the home page.  Under each of the sport headings there is a brief description of the camp.  Click on the REGISTER TAB to be taken to then to the online registration section – a family account will need to be created and then add the athlete information to your account prior to registering for the clinic or camp of your choice.

Coming soon:

Save the Date – Mural Project Community Paint Night – March 5

The students are in the midst of the collage stage of our school mural project based on their vision of a UNESCO-themed utopian landscape. Once the collage is completed by the students, Paintillio will photograph the original mural and digitally print it into a paint by number mural, which will be 35 ft. long  covering the wall by the main entrance. After the students have started painting it in February, we will be hosting a community paint night for teachers, parents and caregivers to help us finish painting it. Save the date of Tuesday, March 5 from 3-7 PM and join us for some snacks and painting fun with your kids. More details coming soon.
Mural Unveiling & School Song Ceremony – March 7
On March 7 at 2 PM, there will be a mural unveiling ceremony with a slideshow and a performance of our new school song, “Trafalgar HOWL,” written by our students in collaboration with musician Will Stroet from Will’s JamsM

Upcoming Mother/daughter retreats from Wildflower

Feb 20th 6-730pm: Anxiety as a Superpower for Parents and Children. Exploring and navigating tools to support a hyper-aware and hyper-sensitive system. More details through https://ca.apm.activecommunities.com/vancouver/Activity_Search/strong-healthy-kids-anxiety-as-a-superpower-new/199480.
Feb 24th 1-4pm: An afternoon retreat for Moms & Daughters- Surviving Separation. Dedicated to deepening the connection and supoprt for both Mom & Daughter through and after parental separation. More info through https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/surviving-separation-for-moms-daughters-tickets-54729732102

Apr 12-14, 2019: Full Weekend Retreat for Moms & Daughters at the beautiful Halfmoon Haven Oceanfront Resort on the Sunshine Coast, BC (one of my fave places to unplug and recharge). More info attached below or through https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/full-weekend-mom-daughter-retreat-tickets-55535147120.