Trafalgar’s first Walking School Bus is scheduled to make its first stop at Trafalgar on October 18. The Walking School Bus will have adult volunteers meet children at the East end of Trafalgar Park and walk with them to school. This will help divert traffic from right outside the school, give the kids some exercise before they sit down for class, and build their active commuting confidence!
This pilot project is volunteer-led and we invite you to volunteer and to share this opportunity with your family and community members by applying here. If you would like your child(ren) to participate, please complete this online form by October 10 or if you have any questions, contact Stacy Friedman email@example.com, 604-365-0086.
The next PAC meeting takes place this Tuesday and, once again, will need to be online. The Zoom link to join will be available on our website just before the meeting starts.
We will approve the Minutes of the September PAC meeting, so please review them.
The PAC is anticipating a funding shortfall due to cancellation of key fundraising programs, in particular, Hot Lunch and the Monster’s Ball Fall festival. We hope that Hot Lunch and in-person events can resume in the New Year but, given this uncertainty, we are in the process of revising our budget to accommodate revenues 10% to 35% less than last year. The objective will be to ensure that funding of key programs most important to children, families, and teachers will remain.
Our annual Direct Appeal funding drive is underway until October 17. Between now and the end of the drive, we’ll share some stories of how your PAC reinvests funds raised for the benefit of students, families, and your school!
Connecting our Community – This September, Trafalgar PAC welcomed all students and families to gather and connect and share coffee, hot chocolate and cookies. Families have consistently told us they are missing opportunities to engage with each other, meet their children’s classmates and have their school be a community hub in a way it has not been in almost two years!
As public health orders allow, we look forward to more opportunities to safely strengthen our community with in-person events. We know that giving families a connection to the social lives of our children helps their confidence to grow as young people. Your Direct Appeal contribution helps make these opportunities possible.
If you’ve already contributed, thank you! If you haven’t yet, and would like to, proceed directly to the payment page to donate to the campaign.
Otherwise, learn more about Trafalgar PAC’s Direct Appeal campaign and how your PAC uses those funds.