Little Monsters Ball – Friday October 28th (TOMORROW!) – Get Your Tickets Now!

The Little Monsters Ball is finally here! All little monsters and their big monsters are invited to the Monster’s Ball taking place on Friday October 28th (TOMORROW!) Come dressed to impress in your Halloween garb. There will be ghoulish games, frighteningly fantastic food, fortune telling, crafts, prizes and the best haunted house on the Westside! Festivities run from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. Tickets are on sale this week before and after school in the main lobby as well as at the door during the event. Tickets are $5 each or $15 for the whole family. All little monsters must be accompanied by an adult monster.
The PAC is still looking for volunteers for this Halloween event. If you are able to volunteer please sign up here

Enter the Spooky, Kooky, Halloween Jack O’lantern Contest (TOMORROW!)

Little monsters are invited to carve a jack o’lantern at home, (with the help of a big monster of course), and bring us your spookiest or silliest lantern for judging on the day of the Monsters Ball (TOMORROW).  Tables will be set up in the school’s main hall to receive your orange masterpieces on the day of the ball.  ALL carvers will be entered into a draw for a gift card.  Carvers can take their jack o’lanterns home at the end of the night.

Annual Halloween Pumpkin Patch – October 28th (TOMORROW!) – Noon – 8PM

A reminder that Trafalgar’s Halloween Pumpkin Patch has also been scheduled for Friday October 28th. Students, parents, siblings and friends are welcome to scour the field and select the perfect pumpkins for carving. This event is generously sponsored by Team Marty Pospischil and benefits Trafalgar Elementary as well as the BC Cancer Foundation. There will be chocolate milk, treats, face painting and pumpkins by donation so don’t forget your pocket $$. Volunteers are welcome to help with pumpkin sales – please contact info@trafalgarpac.ca to volunteer.
Pumpkin Patch

We Scare Hunger Food Drive – October 17th – 28th

A reminder the Student Council is running a “WE SCARE HUNGER” Halloween Food Drive School-Wide until Friday, Oct. 28th (TOMORROW!). So now’s the time to get those donations in. The class to collect the most donations for the Food Bank will win a Pizza Party! The Greater Vancouver Food Bank is at an all time low and are in desperate need of donations. Thank you to Student Council for stepping up to help! Each class has been given a box in their classroom to collect donations. There will also be a slot to donate money directly to the Food Bank in front of the office. The Food Bank is able to purchase twice the amount of food with cash donations. Student Council has a few other ideas for helping to generate donations for the food bank- stay tuned! Thank you in advance for your donations and to those who have already given so generously.
The items most in need of donations: · Pasta and Pasta Sauce · Canned Meat and Fish · Canned Goods (vegetables, fruit, beans, soup etc) · Nut Butters · Baby Formula · Non-Sugary Cereal · Rice

Reminder: Hot Lunch is on Friday

Hot lunch is this Friday and a reminder families can still order for the next and all hot lunches for the semester as long as you order by the Thursday at midnight deadline a week before any hot lunch. This year nearly all prices have been cut making these tasty and healthy hot lunches a more affordable option for our families.
To browse the menu and order go to trafalgar.hotlunches.net The access code is TE2016HL.You must register each new school year. So, even if you have registered in the past, please register again for this school year.

EarthBites – Pocket Market – October 27th (TODAY!)

Thursday is EarthBites day at Trafalgar. The last fall pocket market is today from 2:30 – 3:15 PM. The markets raise money for the garden to buy soil, seeds, plants and are a great way to pick up fresh veggies for supper while on your way to pick up the kids, so don’t forget your pocket money. Herbs and greens from the garden will be on sale as well as nutritious and delicious after school snacks.
EarthBites also offers classes on Thursdays, take a look at the attachments to find out more about the curriculum our students will be participating in: EarthBites ForagingEarthBites Boosting Immunity

Students will be learning with Lori Snyder, an Indigenous forager and herbalist, about the medicinal value of plants that exist around the school.
Inside the school students will learn about how to boost immunity through food and lifestyle over the cooler months and make a nourishing tea for students to try. 
If you have a green thumb, or would like one, EarthBites is also looking for volunteer support on Thursdays for these classes and the markets. See the attached on how you can help out and sign upVolunteer Sign Up Earth Bites Volunteer Opportunities
Finally, the team is still looking for the following items by donation which they could really use in the PAC kitchen for these upcoming classes. Please contact info@trafalgarpac.ca if you are able to donate any of the below items. A big thank you to those who have donated items so far!
  • Food processor, Blender, Large cutting board, 2 Large mixing bowls, Measuring cups, Measuring spoons, Paper napkins, 2 Serving spoons, Can opener, Cheese grater, 2 Paring knives, Small mesh strainer, Funnel, Whisk

Halloween Monday – October 31st

On Monday, October 31st, many classes will be celebrating Halloween. Students are invited to wear their costumes to school that day, but a reminder that weapon props of any type are not permitted. Masks are also not recommended due to safety concerns. PLEASE do not send candy to school following Halloween. Candy will be confiscated if students bring candy to school.

Noon Hour Programs – How’s It Going?

Have your kids been raving about the noon hour programs you signed them up for? Are you now the coolest Mom or Dad on the block? Or maybe one particular program didn’t suit them so well for some reason. Our crafty coordinators are looking for feedback on how your kids found the fall schedule before confirming the schedule for the rest of the year. If your child was enrolled in a program this session, please send any feedback you have to Tracey and Alison at noonhourtrafalgar@gmail.com
Also, if there are any programs you’d like to see added, we’d love to hear about it. Any suggestions for the intermediate grades would be greatly appreciated! The goal is to especially focus on areas where budget cuts have affected our children’s education the most. We are adding Music, Dance, Drama, Earth Science and more to our programming in January.
Thank you in advance for your feedback!