Update! – French Immersion Kindergarten Intake
Informational Meeting – Tuesday May 16th @ 6:30PM

At the upcoming PAC meeting on Tuesday May 16th, the executive will reserve time to discuss this very important issue. PAC business will begin early at 6:30 and the French immersion kindergarten intake issue will be discussed once we have finished with the regular PAC agenda.
A note the City of Vancouver Emergency Preparedness presentation has been cancelled in order to accommodate this important discussion and will be rescheduled to a later date.
Current Update: Thank you to parents who signed our letter and for your personal letters to the VSB regarding Kindergarten Intake for 2017/18 and beyond. We have a received a response from the VSB, you can read it here
We know parents are concerned about this response.  A decrease in capacity for Kindergarten enrolment impacts parents across Vancouver, but choice programs like Trafalgar’s French immersion are disproportionately impacted.  We are reaching out to other affected schools to gather more information and coordinate a parent response. The media has published some coverage of the issue.

Thank you, Thank YOU! – Volunteer Tea Party – May 16th @ 2:30PM

Our numerous Trafalgar Parent Volunteers are instrumental in ensuring the success of our school. They assist teachers in the classrooms, they volunteer on field trips, they check late arrivals in the mornings, they organize hot lunches, they help out in the library, they launch many great celebrations throughout the year and are involved in many more endeavours, too numerous to list. Trafalgar School could not manage without them! That is why we invite all these wonderful volunteers to a Tea Party on May 16th,​ between 2:30 and 4:00 pm in the library. Invitations will be sent out but we hope any parent who has participated in our school’s success, will come and enjoy some time with other volunteers, school administrators and staff.

Hot Diggity Dog! Hot Dog Day is Coming Our Way – Wednesday May 17th

Hot dogs are $2 each include all the tasty toppings and proceeds from hot dog day go to support your PAC. Hot Dog Days are generally every other Wednesday. Please see the events page to see and subscribe to the school’s calendar for hot dog and hot lunch days and all important school dates. Please note that hot dogs can now be ordered on the hot lunch site, but cash payments on hot dog day are still welcome as well. The hot lunch site is trafalgar.hotlunches.net The access code to register for the year is PAC2016HL.

Put Those Lunch Bags Away! Thursday is Hot Lunch

A reminder that due to the short week, hot lunch will be on Thursday which is also Sports Day. If you’d like to order any hot lunch, go to trafalgar.hotlunches.net The access code to register for the year is PAC2016HL. Please see the events page to see and subscribe to the school’s calendar for hot dog and hot lunch days and all important school dates!
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the hot lunch team at hlattrafalgar@gmail.com.

Lace up Those Runners; Sports Day is on the Way! – Call for Volunteers – May 18th

Please note Sports Day is coming up on Thursday May 18th. Volunteers are needed to serve refreshments and other important duties on this fun-filled day. If you are able to volunteer, please contact the PAC at info@trafalgarpac.ca Thanks in advance!
A note that Sports Day will end with an early dismissal at 2:00PM.

Loooooong Weekend Coming Up!

A reminder school will not be in session on May 19th for a school planning day and Victoria Day is Monday May 22nd. Enjoy!

Memories, Memories! End of Year Slide Show

It’s hard to believe we’re nearly coming to the end of another school year! Organizers are asking families and staff for photo submissions to the end of year slide show. Please forward submissions to: trafalgarslideshow@gmail.com

We are also looking for parent volunteers interested in putting this slide show together in the years to come. If you are the slide show, photo collage and memory cataloguing guru in your home, we need YOU!

Get Your Motor Runnin’! – RBC Race for the Kids – June 4th

Please join the Trafalgar school team to raise money for the BC Women and Children’s Hospital!
On Sunday, June 4, RBC Race for the Kids will host runners and walkers of all ages and abilities on a 2k Fun Run or scenic 5k run, followed by a carnival celebration. Since its inception in 1986, BC Children’s Hospital Foundation’s signature run, and largest family fun run in Vancouver has raised over $12 million in support of childhood cancer research and treatment and, as of 2016, pediatric mental health initiatives. Runners and walkers of all ages and abilities are encouraged to participate and to start their own fundraising page to help raise much-needed funds and awareness for child health in BC.
Registration is Now Open for the RBC Race for the Kids (2 or 5 km)
Location: Queen Elizabeth Park June 4 at 9 am
Register as to be part of the Trafalgar Elementary School Team: here
Participants can walk or run; Everyone will have great fun; Your friends will be there; And at the post-race fair!