For further information about these programs or to volunteer, please contact us.

Hot Lunch Program

This program arranges for a hot lunch for students every second Friday. Hot lunch provides both a service to students and their parents as well as a significant source of funds for the school.

The BC School Fruit & Vegetable Nutritional Program at Trafalgar

Students and school staff receive a fresh fruit or vegetable snack once a week every other week. Eating the recommended amounts of fruits and vegetables improves children’s health and improves children’s ability to concentrate. The fresh and nutritious fruits and vegetables to be served in the Program will be grown in BC, subject to availability.

Canada’s Food Guide to Healthy Eating recommends that people over the age of four eat 5 – 10 servings of fruits and vegetables a day. The Food Guide suggests vegetables that are dark-green and leafy or yellow-orange and fruits that are either citrus or yellow-orange are best.

Tentative delivery dates for Trafalgar are provided in the PAC calendar.

Safe Arrival

The Safe Arrival program aims to make sure that children are safely at school and in their classrooms. Parent volunteers listen to safe arrival messages and check class attendance every day between 9am and 10am.

Please contact  gravkin@telus.net if you can volunteer one hour per month to support the program.

Walk to School (or Scooter or Bike) and Walking School Bus Program

This program aims to encourage students to walk, bus, bike or scooter to school.  Walking to school is a great way for children to stay healthy, learn to navigate their neighbourhood safely and meet new friends. It also reduces traffic around the school and increases safety for pedestrians. For parents who must drive, they may consider parking safely away from the school site to walk the last few blocks to school with their children.

A Walking School Bus or Bicycle Train is simply a group of children walking or cycling to school with one or more adults. Informal groups may involve two or three families who take turns walking or cycling with their children to school. It can also be formally developed and organized with a specific route consisting of established meeting points, specific times for the bus, and a particular list of children involved with volunteer parents assigned to act as Walking School Bus or Bicycle Train leaders. In some schools there are one or two buses coming from a few neighbourhoods. In other communities the Parent Advisory Council develops a network of Walking School Buses or Bicycle Trains, so that families from all neighbourhoods surrounding the school can take part.

Trafalgar Year End Slide Show

The end of year slide show – which takes place in the last hour of the last day of school – is a long-standing tradition at Trafalgar. This initiative is led by Cheryl Gravkin.  Photos for inclusion in the slideshow are welcome and appreciated, and should be emailed to trafalgarslideshow2011@gmail.com. Students and parents are welcome to contribute song ideas, photos and technical help.

Scholastic Book Fair

The Scholastic Book Fair occurs every March in the gymnasium. Funds are raised through book sales for the school. A lead volunteer(s) is required. Here are the requirements of the job.

Staff Appreciation Lunch

The staff appreciation luncheon is a one day event that allows parents to show appreciation to Trafalgar staff. Parents contribute food, time or money for decorations for the luncheon. The luncheon is intended as a coming together of the community to honour the staff.

Greening of the School

With Trafalgar School, the PAC is working to develop green space at Trafalgar School for educational purposes. This initiative is focused on an edible and self sustainable garden and green space at the school with the priorities of integrating the growth of the garden and green space into the curriculum and to make the green space a source of regular interaction and education. This is a shared initiative with the ThinkEatGreen@school and the Faculty of Education at UBC.