Mid week update

Year end slide show

Hello Trafalgar Families! The end of June is fast approaching and that means Slide Show time! As usual, we rely on your support to make this event possible so please send us your favourite and other photos from your child’s year at Trafalgar, ie. special days, events, activities, moments at school. If you don’t have any, and your child would like to be in the slide show, please take a moment to snap a shot of them at school and send it on. We try to include all students who would like to be in the slide show but we need your help to reach this goal…so thanks in advance for your support!

Photos can be sent to trafalgarslideshow2019@gmail.com

(P.S. High quality images work best on the big screen and please label each photo with your child’s name and Div.#)

TOOSCS Summer camp 2019

TOOSCS Summer Camp 2019 is now open for registration. The program is for children currently registered in Kindergarten to grade 7 and has a number of exciting field trips this year. It’s a great way to have your children spend time with friends, under the care of an amazing Summer Staff.

For more details check out the website: www.tooscs.org or contact the daycare on 604-732-8220. See flyer here.

Year End Coffee morning is on Wed Jun 5 – 9am to 10:30am

See flyer

Mid May update

PAC & AGM PAC meetings

PAC meeting this Tuesday, May 14th at 7pm in the library. We will be reviewing the draft budget for 2019/20 as well as giving constructive feedback on the CSL (new reporting system). Please join us for the second to last PAC meeting of the year! Babysitting will be available.

AGM PAC meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 4th at 7pm in the library. We are now accepting nominations from all PAC executive positions and will vote a new PAC executive in that evening. Nominations will be accepted until 9am that morning. We will also be reviewing the financials for the year. Hope to see you there!

Sports Day Thursday May 16

Sports Day is this Thursday, May 16th! There will be early dismissal that day followed but a Pro-D day on Friday, May 17th.

PRO D day sports clinic

Basketball Clinics at Trafalgar elementary for Grade 3 & 4 students. Students will be provided skill development instruction and an opportunity to practice those skills through our clinic games and challenges. Focus on age appropriate passing, shooting, ball handling, and footwork and game situations.

See flyer here for further information

Year End Slide Show

The end of June is fast approaching and that means Slide Show time! As usual, we rely on your support to make this event possible so please send us your favorite and other photos from your child’s year at Trafalgar, ie. special days, events, activities, moments at school.

If you don’t have any, and your child would like to be in the slide show, please take a moment to snap a shot of them at school and send it on. We try to include all students who would like to be in the slide show but we need your help to reach this goal…so thanks in advance for your support!

Photos can be sent to trafalgarslideshow2019@gmail.com

(P.S. High quality images work best on the big screen and please label each photo with your child’s name and Div.#)

Fostering Resilience While Guiding Your Child Towards Independence

Talk by Dr Vanessa on the topic – Fostering Resilience While Guiding Your Child Towards Independence

In this presentation, you will learn:

• how the science of child development informs us about a child’s regulatory capabilities;

• the difference between self-regulation and co-regulation;

• how resiliency develops, and how parents can best support this growth;

• anxiety and resilience – how do they impact each other?;

• how do you “teach” independence?

Register here

May the Fourth be with you – Weekend update

Yearbook last call, track meet reminder, 70s/80s theme day, sports day, pro-D

FOMO is REAL!! Yearbook last call

Don’t let your child(ren) experience the “Fear Of Missing Out”. Prevent this horrible condition by buying a yearbook today!  
Last day to buy is extended!  Purchase a keepsake your child(ren) will enjoy looking back on for years to come– especially before their 10th, 20th or 30th grad reunions!  Last year 75% of the school had one…Last day to order: Friday,  May 10th. NO EXTRA BOOKS WILL BE ORDERED for those who do not buy in advance. 
Website: www.yearbookordercenter.com
School code: 17379 (or look up Trafalgar Elementary- VANCOUVER, BC!)
$35 soft cover
$45 hard cover

This week

Track meets this week (senior, after school Tuesday, junior, after school Thursday)
Dress up – 70/80s day this Friday, May 10th (“Dress up like your parents, kids!”)

Following week

PAC meeting next Tuesday, May 14th at 7pm.
We will be reviewing the proposed budget for next year as well as giving feedback for the new reporting system. Babysitting will be available.  Please note that we are still looking for volunteers for the PAC exec for the 2019-2020 year – more info here about how you can make a difference . (YES, YOU!)

May 16th – Sports day next week/early dismissal
May 17th – Pro-d

Paintillo Mural kit – new pricing

Each student at our school had a hand in creating this beautiful masterpiece. It is a UNESCO themed “Utopian Landscape”, facilitated by two local artists, Jess Devenport and Lyssa Kayra of Paintillio. Hours of work went into making the original collage; including a piece of every student’s artwork that is incorporated into the final creation.
You’ve seen it on the wall at our school and now you can have it on your wall at home too! Support local art by purchasing your very own rendition of your child’s creation.
Paintillio has reduced their pricing and shipping is free using the code
Trafalgar2019.

Flyer

Almost May – Monday update

In this update: Yearbook deadline tomorrow, International Dinner this Friday, Fantasy basket Raffle 2 for 1 kickoff, parent education – Screenagers

International Dinner

You and your child belong to something wonderful – the Trafalgar school community. Enjoy being part of it at the International Potluck Dinner and Fantasy Basket Raffle Draw taking place on Friday May 3, 2019 from 6:00 to 8:00 in the gym. The focus of this year’s International Dinner is diversity, unity and cultural exchange. Our party is better for what your family brings to it! Volunteers needed info, fantasy basket ticket sales info and more details – here (***did I mention we need volunteers?!?***)

Fantasy Basket Raffle – 2 for 1 kickoff

Fantasy Basket Raffle Tickets go on sale on from Tuesday April 30 in the front of and behind the school, before and after school. Raffle Tickets will be sold for the discounted rate of 50 cents/ticket on April 30 and $1/ticket thereafter.

Money can’t buy happiness… But it can buy a YEARBOOK!

(Which is almost the same) Don’t let your child miss out on the fun of collecting signatures and heartfelt messages from all their friends in their very own yearbook!  Remember all their friends and  fun times all in one compact, foldable, easy to carry book. Last day to order is Tues, April 30th. Last year 75% of the school had a book. 
Website: www.yearbookordercenter.comSchool code: 17379 (or look up Trafalgar Elementary- VANCOUVER, BC!) $35 soft cover$45 hard cover

Parent education – Screenagers

The Jules Quesnel PAC would like to invite you to a special screening of Screenagers, an award-winning film that reveals how tech time impacts kids’ development and also offers solutions on how adults can empower their kids to best navigate the digital world to find balance.  Chinese subtitles are available.Watch the trailer: screenagersmovie.com for more info.
When: Tuesday, April 30th, 7 pm – 9 pm 
Where: Kitsilano Secondary School Auditorium
Tickets: 12$ Adults, 8$ Students
Book: https://screenagersjq.eventbrite.com
Come with your child! Recommended for children 10 and up.

Do you want to know how other families deal with screens? Take our online poll. Results and discussion will follow the screening.  

Limited space! Book now to avoid disappointment. 

International Dinner 2019

You and your child belong to something wonderful – the Trafalgar school community. Enjoy being part of it at the International Pot Luck Dinner and Fantasy Basket Raffle Draw taking place on Friday May 3, 2019 from 6:00 to 8:00 in the gym. The focus of this year’s International Dinner is diversity, unity and cultural exchange. Our party is better for what your family brings to it!

Fantasy Basket Raffle Tickets will be drawn at the International Dinner. Winners in attendance will be awarded their prizes at the event; winners not in attendance will be awarded their prize afterwards. Cultural crafts, original poetry readings, live music prior to dinner and a DJ during the event have been planned. Guests may come in fancy dress or traditional costume to enhance the ambiance of the event.  

Details

Event Tickets and Fantasy Basket Raffle Tickets go on sale on from Tuesday April 30 in the front of the school, before and after school. Raffle Tickets will be sold for the discounted rate of 50 cents/ticket on April 30 and $1/ticket thereafter.

Event tickets are $10/family and $5/ individual. A limited number of tickets are available. First come first served. Buy them before they sell out. Don’t miss the chance to share a meal with other great families from all walks of the Trafalgar community; to celebrate our diversity and unity. Learn more about your child’s wider social world.

Please bring an appetizer or entree for 10 people to share as well as plates, cups and utensils for your family. Dessert and Ice tea will be provided. 

To respect the health and safety of our children, please ensure your dish is NUT FREE.

Proceeds from both Fantasy Baskets raffle and lnternational event tickets go to the PAC to support school needs. 

Volunteers needed:  

1. The event still needs some parent volunteers.  a) Set up the tables and do decorations 4:30-5:30 pm b) Display and supervise the food 6:00-7:00 pm or 7:00-8:00 pm c) Final cleanup 8:00-8:30 pm d) Ticket sales April 30th, May 1st, 2nd, 3rd 8:45-9:15 am or 2:45-3:15 pm, in front of the school entrances.  

2. Have a cultural tradition you’d love to share with our community? We are open to your suggestions of other fun cultural activities for the kids and we value your contributions. So far a few parents have volunteered lead crafts such as helping kids make evil eye bracelets,  to apply henna tatoos, etc. 

We also welcome your presentations of cultural information in the form of posters, interesting items, or digital displays or an original poem by your child which would enrich the school community’s understanding of your heritage or culture. Please send your proposals to jlavoie@vsb.bc.ca by May 1, 2019. Volunteers are needed to run a successful event. 

Please contact info@trafalgarpac.ca or sign up on the spreadsheet below if you would like to help with any of the above volunteer jobs. See attached flyer for more info!

Thank you very much!

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1ZvFwPsM-K8ZduEdcrRc25TZFg7ePNqyEZJZc-6tHMi4/edit#gid=0

Hoppy Easter – Monday update

Yearbook reminder, community International dinner (save the date and volunteers needed), early dismissal, parent education: keeping our children safe from gangs, raising digitally responsible youth, SACY (English and Mandarin)

“I’m so glad I never bought a yearbook”– said no one ever! – Apr 30 deadline

Ever wonder who your child plays with at school?  Ever wonder who your child is telling elaborate stories about?  Ever wonder what teacher might be your child’s next year? Ever wonder what they do all day long when you aren’t there? Look these things up in the yearbook!  Last day to order: Tues, April 30th
Website: www.yearbookordercenter.com
School code: 17379 (or look up Trafalgar Elementary- VANCOUVER, BC!)
$35 soft cover, $45 hard cover

Trafalgar International Dinner – Tickets on sale soon and volunteers needed – May 3rd

Please mark May 3rd 6:00-8:00pm in your calendar for Trafalgar’s great social and community building event – the International Pot Luck Dinner and Fantasy Basket Draw in the school gym.  Don’t miss the chance to break bread with other amazing families in the Trafalgar community! The focus of this year’s International Dinner is diversity, unity and cultural exchange. Planned so far are the always popular Fantasy Basket draw, live music from students prior to dinner and a DJ during the event.  We even welcome guests to come in fancy dress or traditional costume to enhance the ambiance of the event.   Hope to see you there!

Event tickets are $3/person, $10/family. They will be on sale on April 30th, May 1st, 2nd, and 3rd before and after school as well as the night of the event. 

Fantasy baskets will be ready for display on April 19th in the library and will be displayed until the International dinner. Raffle tickets will be on sale the same days as the International dinner tickets on the dates above. April 30th is Buy One Get One free day!! Note- though the winners will be announced at the International dinner, you do not have to present to win but we sure hope you will be! All proceeds go to the PAC. 

Bring an appetizer or entree for 10 people to share as well as plates, cups and utensils for your family. Dessert and Ice tea will be provided. 

The event still needs some volunteers.  a) Set up the tables and do decorations 4:30-5:30 pm  b) Display and supervise the food  6:00-7:00 pm or 7:00-8:00 pm  c) Final cleanup 8:00-8:30 pm  d) Ticket sales   April 30th, May 1st, 2nd, 3rd 8:45-9:15 am or 2:45-3:15 pm, in front of the school entrances.

Early dismissal – Apr 24 and 25

Early dismissal at 2pm on Wednesday, April 24th and Thursday, April 25th for student led conferences.

Pro D day sports clinics – Apr 29th

Basketball Clinics

Grades 3 – 4
Kitsilano Sec. 9:00 am – 11:30 am or 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm 

Grades 5 – 7 
Charles Tupper Sec.   9:00 am – 3:00 pm                                  
Eric Hamber Sec.        9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Kitsilano Sec.               9:00 am – 3:00 pm            

Volleyball Clinics

Grades 4 – 5, Kitsilano Sec. 9:00 am – 11:45 am or 12:15 pm – 3:00 pm    Grades 6 – 7, Kitsilano Sec. 9:00 am – 11:45 am or 12:15 pm – 3:00 pm   

Clinics are half day sessions ($17.50) or Full day options ($35.00).  Costs include all online registration and credit card & web server processing fees).  Students should bring water bottles, snacks and lunch. 

How to register:

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.

Parent Education

April 30- Keeping our Children Safe from Gangs, Ministry of Ed GRIP pilot,6 pm at Windermere Secondary (Flyer attached and registration link: http://tinyurl.com/y2qmjtb4)

May 2- Raising Digitally Responsible Youth, 7 pm Tupper Secondary auditorium https://tinyurl.com/y39nfcpa

Supporting and connecting with youth – Building bridges with your teen – flyer.
Locations and dates:
Wednesday April 24 7 – 9 pm Point Grey Secondary Library;

Mandarin: 中文查询和登记 778-227-5452
Friday May 3 9:30 – 11:30 am Kerrisdale community centre(echan@vsb.bc.ca)

PAC needs you!

WHO ME?? YES, YOU!

Want to make a difference at Trafalgar?? Are you a positive leader? Come join our PAC executive!

Sliding into a PAC executive has never been easier. We are compiling a calendar of important events for you to refer to, putting together a reference for all events, and will be available any time next year for questions/support. The proposed budget gets created in May of every year so you will inherit a well-thought out plan for 2019/20 (though it is only proposed. This budget can be modified should the incoming exec/PAC want to introduce new programming). Grab a friend and do it together! Always more fun. The PAC does try to ensure that there are representatives from both the French and English tracks of the school so we are hoping parents step up from both sides. This has been an great experience for the last two years in that our executive was a supportive and positive group of people who stepped out of their individual roles and helped wherever they could. The roles that need to be filled for 2019/20 are: one chair or two co-chairs and one treasurer or two co-treasurers.

The co-chair/chair roles at Trafalgar– The main responsibilities of the co-chair are to take initiatives where the PAC agrees are needed and to carry out the day-to-day business. It is not to run all events but to provide leadership to those organizing events and to coordinate with the school when needed. Administration and teachers often consult the co-chairs, which provides a wonderful opportunity to develop working relationships with the staff that you never would have had the opportunity to do. Lastly, and perhaps most importantly, it is to chair the PAC meetings on the second Tuesday of every month in the library at 7pm. This job can be as big or small as you would like it to be. We wanted to introduce some big initiatives last year so it took a bit more of our time. This year, we worked to carry out those initiatives and the job was much smaller. The executive before this one all worked full-time. It is not a role that can only be taken on if you are at the school every day.

Are you good with numbers and enjoy spending money? The PAC is looking for one or two people to step into the Treasury role. In the past, this role has been shared by two Co-Treasurers: one who keeps the books in tip-top shape; the other who coordinates Direct Appeal, writes cheques and makes deposits. As a member of the PAC Executive, you will be required to attend monthly PAC meetings and provide updates on the PAC finances, provide input for the annual budget, and ensure funds get spent. This is a great way to be involved at school and provide direction on programming using PAC funds.

Noon Hour Programs

Noon Hour Programs are back for the final time this school year! This term we are offering a wide variety of programs, including old favourites like Ukelele, Lights Up, and Knitting, as well some new programs like Sportball Soccer and Sportball Basketball. Kids will be excited that Trafalgar Chess Club and Anime Pinatas are back by popular demand! The Noon Hour Programs are a great way for kids to have fun and enjoy extracurricular activities with their school friends, as well as a wonderful way to meet new friends! Registration starts Monday April 15. Please note: like last term, there will be no paper flyer sent home in an effort to respect the trees. See flyer for further information.

Afterschool Programs

  • Senior Choir Gr 4-7 (Tuesdays) 315 – 415 starting week of April 8 Register by contacting Catherine at catherine@quokkasystems.com
  • Junior Choir Gr 1-3 (Thursdays) 315- 415 Register by contacting Catherine at catherine@quokkasystems.com. Sing some fun songs from Mary Poppins, Lenka and much more!
  • Young Rembrandts Drawing Gr 1-6 (Thursdays) 315-415 April 14- June 6. Learn new drawing techniques while having fun. Returning students will build on the skills learned previously. See flyer. Registration OPEN at https://metrovancouver.asapconnected.com/?org=4044#eventid=1402552
  • LightsUp Gr K-7; (Fridays) 3:15-5:15 Students learn to sing, dance and act while working towards a costumed performance for friends and family April 5-June 7. Registration OPEN at lightsuptheatre.ca/Trafalgar or 604 815 1689
  • Xmodus Minecraft; Ages 8-12 (Fridays) 3:15-4:15 Through Minecraft, kids work collaboratively to solve puzzles & complete adventures Registration OPEN at http://www.xmodus.com/programs.html#minecraft-adventures
  • Xmodus Python Programming; Ages 8-12 (Fridays) 4:15-515 http://www.xmodus.com/programs.html#minecraft-adventures

Important upcoming dates:

  • Fantasy baskets due in the library this Thursday, April 18th.
  • Gymnastics starts this week on April 16th. Most divisions will get 6 sessions. You can now pay online!
  • No school Friday April 19th and Monday April 21.
  • Early dismissal at 2pm on Wednesday, Apr 24th and Thursday Apr 25th for student led conferences.

Cheakamus Outdoor School Fundraiser

On Tuesday April 16th and Thursday Apr 18th, the Grade 4 & 5 of the English track will be selling fruitsicles after school for $1. They will be at the front of the school where the tables are situated. Please come by and support out students.

Test test

Shekh ma shieraki anni. Es havazhaan. Shekh ma shieraki anni. Yer affesi anni. Yer zheanae sekke. Athdavrazar! Es havazhaan. Yer zheanae sekke. Es havazhaan. Ezas eshna gech ahilee! Jin ave sekke verven anni m’orvikoon. Anha dothrak chek asshekh. Shekh ma shieraki anni. Anha zhilak yera norethaan. Jalan atthirari anni. Shekh ma shieraki anni. Ki fin yeni? Khal ahhas arakh. Jin ave sekke verven anni m’orvikoon. Ifas maisi yeri. Yer affesi anni. Nevakhi vekha ha maan: Rekke, m’aresakea norethi fitte. Nevakhi vekha ha maan: Rekke, m’aresakea norethi fitte. Hash yer dothrae chek asshekh? Nevakhi vekha ha maan: Rekke, m’aresakea norethi fitte. Anha zhilak yera norethaan. Hash anha atihak yera save? San athchomari yeraan. Ifas maisi yeri. Yer zheanae sekke. Ifas maisi yeri. Shekh ma shieraki anni. Ifas maisi yeri. Ezas eshna gech ahilee! Anha dothrak chek asshekh. Ki fin yeni? Fini hazi? Khal ahhas arakh. San athchomari yeraan. Yer affesi anni.

April updates….

Want to make a difference at Trafalgar?? Are you a positive leader? Come join our PAC executive!

Sliding into a PAC executive has never been easier. We are compiling a calendar of important events for you to refer to, putting together a reference for all events, and will be available any time next year for questions/support. The proposed budget gets created in May of every year so you will inherit a well-thought out plan for 2019/20 (though it is only proposed. This budget can be modified should the incoming exec/PAC want to introduce new programming). Grab a friend and do it together! Always more fun. The PAC does try to ensure that there are representatives from both the French and English tracks of the school so we are hoping parents step up from both sides. This has been an great experience for the last two years in that our executive was a supportive and positive group of people who stepped out of their individual roles and helped wherever they could. The roles that need to be filled for 2019/20 are: one chair or two co-chairs and one treasurer or two co-treasurers.

The co-chair/chair roles at Trafalgar– The main responsibilities of the co-chair are to take initiatives where the PAC agrees are needed and to carry out the day-to-day business. It is not to run all events but to provide leadership to those organizing events and to coordinate with the school when needed. Administration and teachers often consult the co-chairs, which provides a wonderful opportunity to develop working relationships with the staff that you never would have had the opportunity to do. Lastly, and perhaps most importantly, it is to chair the PAC meetings on the second Tuesday of every month in the library at 7pm. This job can be as big or small as you would like it to be. We wanted to introduce some big initiatives last year so it took a bit more of our time. This year, we worked to carry out those initiatives and the job was much smaller. The executive before this one all worked full-time. It is not a role that can only be taken on if you are at the school every day.

Are you good with numbers and enjoy spending money? The PAC is looking for one or two people to step into the Treasury role. In the past, this role has been shared by two Co-Treasurers: one who keeps the books in tip-top shape; the other who coordinates Direct Appeal, writes cheques and makes deposits. As a member of the PAC Executive, you will be required to attend monthly PAC meetings and provide updates on the PAC finances, provide input for the annual budget, and ensure funds get spent. This is a great way to be involved at school and provide direction on programming using PAC funds.

PAC meeting

PAC meeting this Tuesday, April 9th at 7pm in the library. There will be a tech and swing update as well as discussion around the current and future (2019/20) budgets. Things we liked, things we didn’t, great new ideas, etc. Babysitting is available as usual.

Class picture day is this Wednesday, April 10th.

Noon Hour Programs

Noon Hour Programs are back for the final time this school year! This term we are offering a wide variety of programs, including old favourites like Ukelele, Lights Up, and Knitting, as well some new programs like Sportball Soccer and Sportball Basketball. Kids will be excited that Trafalgar Chess Club and Anime Pinatas are back by popular demand! The Noon Hour Programs are a great way for kids to have fun and enjoy extracurricular activities with their school friends, as well as a wonderful way to meet new friends! Registration starts Monday April 15. Please note: like last term, there will be no paper flyer sent home in an effort to respect the trees. See flyer for further information and on our website at trafalgarpac.ca later this week.

After School Programs@Trafalgar April to June 2019

  • Senior Choir Gr 4-7 (Tuesdays) 315 – 415 starting week of April 8 Register by contacting Catherine at catherine@quokkasystems.com
  • Junior Choir Gr 1-3 (Thursdays) 315- 415 Register by contacting Catherine at catherine@quokkasystems.com. Sing some fun songs from Mary Poppins, Lenka and much more!
  • Young Rembrandts Drawing Gr 1-6 (Thursdays) 315-415 April 14- June 6. Learn new drawing techniques while having fun. Returning students will build on the skills learned previously. Registration OPEN at https://metrovancouver.asapconnected.com/?org=4044#eventid=1402552
  • LightsUp Gr K-7; (Fridays) 3:15-5:15 Students learn to sing, dance and act while working towards a costumed performance for friends and family April 5-June 7. Registration OPEN at lightsuptheatre.ca/Trafalgar or 604 815 1689
  • Xmodus Minecraft; Ages 8-12 (Fridays) 3:15-4:15 Through Minecraft, kids work collaboratively to solve puzzles & complete adventures Registration OPEN at http://www.xmodus.com/programs.html#minecraft-adventures
  • Xmodus Python Programming; Ages 8-12 (Fridays) 4:15-515 http://www.xmodus.com/programs.html#minecraft-adventures
  • More Courses to follow

Support French Language learning in your community

If you are passionate about French education and want to get involved in your community, we’d love to meet you! This invitation is for parents of French Immersion students in VSB schools.

Join us for an info session about Canadian Parents for French on Thursday, April 11th at 6:30 pm Laura Secord Elementary School, 2500 Lakewood Drive. See flyer for further information.

International Dinner Live Music

Live music for the International Dinner, student musicians ( other than pianists) requested to perform in the Trafalgar main hall prior to the event to welcome the guests – Friday May 3 from 6-6:30pm. Please contact the organizer at christinay@rocketmail.com on or before April 18 ( Thursday).

Welcome back!

Mandarin parent workshop  

A parent workshop in Mandarin will be held on April 4th titled How To Talk To Your Child’s Teacher So They Will Listen and How to Listen to Your Children So They Will Talk. Practical Strategies to Support Family and School Communication. Please join us at 9:15am in the Activity room! 

April PAC meeting

April’s PAC meeting is on Tuesday, April 9th in the library. We will be discussing (and likely voting on funds) the possibility of adding a disc swing(s) to our playground to make it more accessible for children with limited physical abilities as well as other measures we can take to improve our school’s overall accessibility. There will also be a technology update. Babysitting will be available as always.

Calling Volunteers for Earthbites Every Thursday
Morning

To make our garden better, Earthbites are currently removing the rotten wood chips in the gravel field. It is a big project and we need more parent volunteers every Thursday morning from 9 – 10am. Hopefully our kids can have a cleaner and neater ground in next couple of weeks. If your kids are happened to be in the early morning session of Earthbites, you are more welcome to see what they are learning during the program.

The workload will be as follows:

  • Scrape back the wood chips from garden bed area
  • Separating the weeds from the wood chips  
  • Placing the weeds in a white bucket and placing in the organic bin 
  • Placing the wood chips in the rose hip area and spreading over with the wheel barrow.

After School Programs@Trafalgar April to June 2019

Registration Open Now for the following courses so far

Senior Choir Gr 4-7 (Tuesdays)  315 – 415  starting week of April 8. Register by contacting Catherine at catherine@quokkasystems.com

Junior Choir Gr 1-3 (Thursdays) 315- 415  Register by contacting Catherine at catherine@quokkasystems.com. Sing some fun songs from Mary Poppins, Lenka and much more!

Young Rembrandts Drawing Gr 1-6 (Thursdays) 315-415  Learn new drawing techniques while having fun. Returning students will build on the skills learned previously. Registration OPEN at www.youngrembrandts.com/metrovancouver

LightsUp Gr K-7; (Fridays) 3:15-5:15 Students learn to sing, dance and act while working towards a costumed performance for friends and family. Registration OPEN at lightsuptheatre.ca/Trafalgar or 604 815 1689 

Xmodus Minecraft; Ages 8-12 (Fridays) 3:15-4:15 Through Minecraft, kids work collaboratively to solve puzzles & complete adventures Registration OPEN at http://www.xmodus.com/programs.html#minecraft-adventures

Xmodus Python Programming; Ages 8-12 (Fridays) 4:15-515 http://www.xmodus.com/programs.html#minecraft-adventures

More Courses to follow