Raindrops keep falling on my head ⛈️☔⛈️☔

Reminders about traffic, parent education, Cross-country rescheduled, Class parent meeting, Monsters Ball/Pumpkin patch, and interior designer/architect volunteer needed for the PAC.

Traffic reminder

As we head into the rainy season, more parents are driving and dropping off their children.  To minimize traffic in front of the school, it is best to drop your kids a block or so away from school (they won’t melt, honest!) but if you must drop off in front of the school, please do obey the parking regulations and our reminder signs.  Remember, this is for the safety of our children.

Parent education – Deborah McNamara (Kitchener) – Monday October 23rd

This year, we are continuing to organize parent education evenings in conjunction with nearby schools.  The first presentation of the year is “Roots of Resilience and Resourcefulness” by Deborah McNamara.  Tickets are $5.  More details here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/deborah-macnamara-presentation-roots-of-resilience-and-resourcefulness-tickets-38979966128

Cross-country rescheduled – Tuesday October 24th

X-country meet has been rescheduled for after school (3:30on Tuesday at Trout Lake.  Unfortunately, teachers are unable to attend — but parents can bring (and stay with) their children as they compete.

Class parent meeting – Wednesday October 25th

Class parent meeting this Wednesday at 7pm in the library.

PAC needs volunteers – interior designers and architects

The PAC is researching a possible project and would love advice from parents.  Contact Tracey at info@trafalgarpac.ca if you’re able to help.

The Little Monsters Ball — Friday October 27th – Tickets on sale👻🎃👻🎃

Get your tickets now – Tickets are $15/Family or $5/Individual.  The Monsters Ball will take place on Friday October 27th from 6-8pm. There will be ghoulish games, music, frighteningly fantastic food, crafts, a jack-o lantern contest, cake raffle and a haunted house!

Volunteers Still Needed for the Monsters Ball on Friday October 27th – Please sign up!

The PAC is looking for volunteers for the Monsters Ball event as it does not run without the helping hands of others and we had a hard time getting enough people last year! If you are interested in volunteering for a 30 – 45 minute shift, please sign up on-line by clicking here

Annual Pumpkin patch – support the PAC and BC Children’s hospital – Friday October 27th🎃🎃


Our annual pumpkin patch sponsored by Marty Pospischil will also be held on Friday October 27th.  Treats, hay bales and cornhusks, face painting and (of course) pumpkins!  Flyer here.

Courage – my word🍁🍁

Lots going on at our school and in our community!  Remember, you can view our school calendar here and you can subscribe to the calendar on your mobile device.

Early dismissal reminder – today and tomorrow, Thursday October 19th

Early dismissal for goal setting conferences this Wednesday and Thursday.

District finals for cross country – Thursday October 19th

District finals at Trout Lake tomorrow, 1PM to 2:45PM

Professional day – Friday October 20th

This Friday October 20th is a professional day.

Parent education – Deborah McNamara (Kitchener) – Monday October 23rd

This year, we are continuing to organize parent education evenings in conjunction with nearby schools.  The first presentation of the year is “Roots of Resilience and Resourcefulness” by Deborah McNamara.  Tickets are $5.  More details here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/deborah-macnamara-presentation-roots-of-resilience-and-resourcefulness-tickets-38979966128

The Little Monsters Ball — Tickets on sale👻🎃👻🎃

Get your Tickets for the Monsters Ball Wed & Thurs this week!

The first chance to get Monsters Ball tickets is Wednesday Oct 18th and Thursday Oct 19th this week from 2 – 3pm in the front hallway on the way to your goal setting conferences.  Get your tickets now – Tickets are $15/Family or $5/Individual.  We will be back at it selling next week.  The Monsters Ball will take place on Friday October 27th from 6-8pm. There will be ghoulish games, music, frighteningly fantastic food, crafts, a jack-o lantern contest, cake raffle and a haunted house!

Volunteers Still Needed for the Monsters Ball on Friday October 27th – Please sign up!

The PAC is looking for volunteers for the Monsters Ball event as it does not run without the helping hands of others and we had a hard time getting enough people last year! If you are interested in volunteering for a 30 – 45 minute shift, please sign up on-line by clicking here 

Annual Pumpkin patch – support the PAC and BC Children’s hospital – Friday October 27th🎃🎃


Our annual pumpkin patch sponsored by Marty Pospischil will also be held on Friday October 27th.  Treats, hay bales and cornhusks, face painting and (of course) pumpkins!  Flyer here.

Tip my hat to the new constitution

VSB by-election — thank you for voting!

Thanks to all parents who were able to vote.  By-election turnout was 11% of eligible voters, so your vote certainly made a difference!  We look forward to working with the new board to determine how we can best improve our school and our school system.

Subway day

First Sub day on Wednesday October 18th

Professional day

This Friday October 20th is a professional day.

The Little Monsters Ball is Coming!– Friday October 27th 👻🎃👻🎃

Save the date, get your tickets, help make Halloween great for our kids, bake your cakes, carve your jack o’lanterns and support your community!  More details here.

Annual Pumpkin patch – support the PAC and BC Children’s hospital – Friday October 27th🎃🎃


Our annual pumpkin patch sponsored by Marty Pospischil will also be held on Friday October 27th.  Treats, hay bales and cornhusks, face painting and (of course) pumpkins!  Flyer here.

O hushed October morning mild🍂🍂

Direct Appeal – Thank you👏👏👏

Thanks to you, we’ve raised $22,000 for our school.  Monies are used to enhance the learning experience at our school by funding  things like the school garden and Earthbites, Hip Hop, special speakers and performers, and technology.  Thank you very much for your generosity!  If you haven’t dropped of your cheque yet, we can continue to accept those until the end of the week.  Our online ordering system has been closed.

VSB by-election information

A by-election has been called for the Vancouver School Board (as well as an open city council position).  There are nine positions available and nineteen candidates.  Voting day is October 14th. The City of Vancouver has some official information on voting.  Here is a brief summary of all nineteen candidates (link corrected).  Of note is that all candidates that attended a recent candidate forum affirmed their support for reversing the recent cuts in French immersion classes across the city.  You can review a video of the DPAC candidate forum.

The Little Monsters Ball is Coming!– Friday October 27th 👻🎃👻🎃

Save the date, get your tickets, help make Halloween great for our kids, bake your cakes, carve your jack o’lanterns and support your community!  More details here.

Annual Pumpkin patch – support the PAC and BC Children’s hospital – Friday October 27th🎃🎃


Our annual pumpkin patch sponsored by Marty Pospischil will also be held on Friday October 27th.  Treats, hay bales and cornhusks, face painting and (of course) pumpkins!  Flyer here.

Hot lunch and Subway day

Hot lunch on Friday October 13th and first Sub day on Wednesday October 18th

Little Monsters Ball 2017

Get Your Tickets Now! 
All little monsters and their big monsters are invited to the Little Monsters Ball taking place on Friday October 27th. Come dressed to impress in your Halloween garb. There will be ghoulish games, music, frighteningly fantastic food, crafts, a jack-o lantern contest, cake raffle and a haunted house! Festivities run from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. Tickets are on sale starting Wed., Oct. 18th after school in the main lobby. Tickets are $5 each or $15 for a family of 4-5. All little monsters must be accompanied by an adult monster.

Volunteers and Cakes…Yes Cakes Needed for the Monsters Ball!

The PAC is looking for volunteers for this event as it does not run without the helping hands of others and we had a hard time getting enough people last year! If you are interested in volunteering for a 30 – 45 minute shift, please sign up on-line by clicking here. We really do need as much help as possible.
As well, we are bringing back the cake raffle so we need your help in baking Halloween themed cakes or cupcakes which will be displayed and raffled off at the Monsters Ball (Remember No Nuts).  Please sign up through the on-line volunteer sign-up and bring your cake the night of the ball.  The kids love checking these creations out and choosing their favourite.
Jack O’lantern Contest
Little monsters, parents and staff are invited to carve a jack o’lantern at home and bring us your spookiest or silliest lantern for judging on the day of the Monsters Ball. Tables will be set up in the school’s main hall to receive your masterpieces on the day of the ball. ALL carvers will be entered into a draw for a gift card from Kidsbooks plus there will be a price for the best pumpkin as judged by you. Carvers can take their jack o’lanterns home at the end of the night.

Thankful for Thankgiving — and a short week!👻🎃👻🎃

The Little Monsters Ball is Coming!– Friday October 27th 

Get Your Tickets Now! 
All little monsters and their big monsters are invited to the Little Monsters Ball taking place on Friday October 27th. Come dressed to impress in your Halloween garb. There will be ghoulish games, music, frighteningly fantastic food, crafts, a jack-o lantern contest, cake raffle and a haunted house! Festivities run from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. Tickets are on sale starting Wed., Oct. 18th after school in the main lobby. Tickets are $5 each or $15 for a family of 4-5. All little monsters must be accompanied by an adult monster.

Volunteers and Cakes…Yes Cakes Needed for the Monsters Ball!

The PAC is looking for volunteers for this event as it does not run without the helping hands of others and we had a hard time getting enough people last year! If you are interested in volunteering for a 30 – 45 minute shift, please sign up on-line by clicking here. We really do need as much help as possible.
As well, we are bringing back the cake raffle so we need your help in baking Halloween themed cakes or cupcakes which will be displayed and raffled off at the Monsters Ball (Remember No Nuts).  Please sign up through the on-line volunteer sign-up and bring your cake the night of the ball.  The kids love checking these creations out and choosing their favourite.
Jack O’lantern Contest
Little monsters, parents and staff are invited to carve a jack o’lantern at home and bring us your spookiest or silliest lantern for judging on the day of the Monsters Ball. Tables will be set up in the school’s main hall to receive your masterpieces on the day of the ball. ALL carvers will be entered into a draw for a gift card from Kidsbooks plus there will be a price for the best pumpkin as judged by you. Carvers can take their jack o’lanterns home at the end of the night. 

 

VSB by-election information

A by-election has been called for the Vancouver School Board (as well as an open city council position).  There are nine positions available and nineteen candidates.  Voting occurs on October 14th, but early voting is available at city hall tomorrow, October 10th.  The City of Vancouver has some official information on voting.  Here is a brief summary of all nineteen candidates.  Of note is that all candidates that attended a recent candidate forum affirmed their support for reversing the recent cuts in French immersion classes across the city.  You can review a video of the DPAC candidate forum.

Cross Country

A reminder to students in cross country that we have a meet Tuesday, October 10th at Balaclava from 3:30pm – 4:45pm.  Thank you to all of our coaches that are helping out!

Subway Day order reminder

The first Subway sandwich day is Wednesday, Oct 18.  Our cutoff for orders is tomorrow night, Tuesday, Oct 10.  Subway sandwich day order deadline is always the Tuesday the week before the Hot Lunch day. Orders at http://trafalgar.hotlunches.net

Ten-four – we’re rolling now

Direct Appeal – Last Day Friday

The PAC uses this money to pay for things such as the school garden and Earthbites, Hip Hop, special speakers and performers, and technology.  Please help us reach our goal by donating to our campaign.  Please write your legal name and current mailing address on the form in order to receive a tax receipt.  Please either write a cheque and drop it in the box in front of the office, or donate online at http://trafalgar.fundraiserorders.com  .  All contributions are hugely appreciated.  Thanks for helping to enrich our children’s educations!

PAC Meeting – update

We had a successful meeting last night.  This year’s budget was passed and we are excited to add items such as robotics kits for Grades 5-7, a new and improved website for parents and teachers, and an amazing mural workshop for our front hallway that will involve every single student and teacher at Trafalgar, just to name a few.  Thank you to all of the parents who attended the meeting!
A special thanks to Mr. Marc, Mme. Dema, and Mr. Kabele for attending as well. Their input was invaluable and their passion for teaching very obvious.

Noon hour programs

Noon hour programs are successfully underway.  Ukuleles will start next Tuesday.

Monsters Ball – Save the Date

We will be having our annual Monsters Ball on October 27th.  Thank you to the amazing group of parents that have offered to take it on! Please contact info@trafalgarpac.ca if you would like to volunteer.