Year-End Party Celebrating Canada’s 150 Eh! June 28th 4-6pm

Make sure not to miss the first annual Trafalgar Year End Party – Canada 150 theme!  It will be held Wednesday, June 28th from 4-6pm outside at the front of the school.
The fun includes a grilled cheese truck (accepts visa and cash) and an ice cream truck (accepts cash only), both include gluten-free options (and dairy-free ice cream!), then dance off those calories to the music of Alex Maher under the trees and lanterns.  The night will be remembered with a photo booth on site to get a keepsake of another great school year. There will also be a school-wide Canada 150 scavenger hunt for all ages.
This event will be a great opportunity to connect with your school community and kick off summer with a bang!  Wear your red and whites and join us for a sunny, celebratory evening!
 

Year-End Assembly and Slide Show June 29th 11am – 12pm

Trafalgar’s year-end assembly will take place on Thursday, June 29th at 11:00 am. Please join us for the traditional slide show, which we know students look forward to seeing. At the assembly, we will also recognize, thank and bid adieu to our departing staff members. Please join us for the assembly if you are able to! Students will be dismissed at 3:00 pm.

Registration Now Open for Fall Courses
Young Entrepreneurs, Dolphin Kids, Minecraft and Python Programming

Here in Vancouver, parents have to be planners! Let us take some of the headache out of fall after school programs by registering your kids, before the summer craziness even gets going. Here’s a peek into what’s on after school next year. From Lego to computer programming, the arts and more; Check out what’s planned here!

Follow-up PAC meeting, Wednesday July 5th @ 7PM

 

For a number of reasons, including last-minute deposits and payments, we were unable to present an up-to-date financial statement to parents at our meeting on Tuesday, June 20th.
Parents in attendance did receive a verbal summary regarding our finances but for housekeeping purposes, we would like to present an updated financial statement to interested parents for approval.
 
This meeting will be held off school grounds, location TBD, on Wednesday July 5th @ 7PM and should take an hour or less.  Please RSVP to info@trafalgarpac.ca if you wish to attend.

 

We Need YOU! Co-Communications Coordinator PAC Position

Do you like to know what’s up at school? Do you enjoy communicating and letting others know too? Maybe, you even like to dabble in puns, silly sayings and enjoy word play. If that sounds like you, this could be the perfect position for you! The co-communications coordinator PAC position is currently vacant for the 2017/18 school year. The position can be done from the comfort of your home or office and isn’t too time intensive. Please contact the PAC at info@trafalgarpac.ca if you are interested.

TOOSCS – Summer Camps

It’s time to think about what to do with those kiddos over the looong summer days. No problem, the TOOSCS has you covered. From fabulous field trips to engaging days at the centre your kids will thank you for an action packed summer.
Registration Form
2017 Summer Camp Calendar
Summer Camp Brochure 2017
“Registration Now Open for Fall Courses – Young Entrepreneurs, Dolphin Kids, Minecraft and Python Programming”
Here in Vancouver, parents have to be planners! Let us take some of the headache out of fall after school programs with a sneak peak into what’s on after school next year. From Lego to computer programming, the arts and more; Check out what’s planned here!

Have a Wonderful Summer Vacation!

The PAC wishes everyone a safe and happy summer vacation and we’re looking forward to seeing our Trafalgar family in the fall. Play hard, but play safe and we’ll see you in September!

Keep Those Letters Coming! French Immersion Kindergarten Intake

Dear Parents

As you know, our school is faced with losing a FI kindergarten class next year.
In the last month, we asked parents to write the school board to voice their concerns about this cut.
This direct action has lead to frank discussions with the Vancouver school board where they have stated their support for French immersion and their hope for eventual restoration of the classes — “to make this right” in the trustees words. If you would like to read about the situation and what has happened so far in detail, a main menu of the PAC website has been dedicated to this content: https://trafalgarpac.ca/
We need to continue to speak out to ensure that:
  • The VSB keeps their commitment to French education and makes best efforts to restore our kindergarten class for 2017-2018
  • The provincial government ensures sufficient funding for schools in light of the Supreme Court ruling and the evolving needs of our district
The PAC is asking that you please write the VSB and your MLA if you haven’t done so already.  
 
Personal letters to the board and MLAs are most effective.  We have letters written up that can be used as a base linked below, but please feel free write your own with your own thoughts, situation, feelings, etc.
Write the VSB trustee and acting superintendent (dianne.turner@vsb.bc.ca and john.lewis@vsb.bc.ca).  Our VSB template letter is here.
Write your MLA and the leader of their party.  Our MLA template letter is here.  Some local MLA contact information is below.  Make sure to write to your MLA.

Thank you,
Gord Lau
Trafalgar PAC co-chair