Reminder: Hot Lunch is Tomorrow!

On top of spaghetti, all covered with cheese, have the kids bring home leftovers, please, please, please, please, PLEASE!
A reminder if you’ve purchased hot lunch for your very lucky kiddos, please ask them to bring home any leftovers in their lunch bags. The school is motivated to reduce garbage because this organic waste often ends up on the school grounds which can attract crows, gulls and other undesirable varmints. Thank you for helping to keep our school squeaky clean!
A reminder you may order hot lunch at trafalgar.hotlunches.net using the access code TE2016HL

Together We Can Go Beyond: PAC Fundraising Campaign 2016 – Deadline Extended: Friday November 18th

At the original campaign deadline, totals were significantly lagging behind projected goals so the deadline has been extended until the end of this week.  If you haven’t yet had a chance, please donate. Your PAC appreciates all the generous donations from Trafalgar families so far! These funds will help enrich our children’s education. With a goal of raising $20,000, donations will go towards books for the library, computers, cultural performances, the garden, and more.
Forms were sent home with students, are available at the school office, or you can donate online at www.Trafalgar.FundraiserOrders.com using the access code TE2016HL or by printing and dropping off this donation form Direct Appeal Full Letter 
Thank you for your generosity!

Festive Fundraiser Campaign – Deadline Extended – Tuesday November 22nd

Christmas is coming fast!  If you’re dreading the trek to the malls for holiday shopping, please remember that the grade 7 French Immersion elves are here to help! They are selling Purdy’s chocolates, colourful poinsettias, lovely wreaths, beautiful centre pieces and flexible gift cards to fundraise for their trip to Quebec. You can get much of your shopping done from the comfort of your own home!
However you need to HURRY, HURRY, HURRY! There are only a few days left as the ordering deadline is this Tuesday November 22nd.
Extra forms can be found by the front office. For your convenience, a pdf of the order form is here and for the gift cards is here.
Oops! If you have had trouble ordering Purdy’s chocolates online, we are sorry for any issues! The corrected instructions are in the pdf form as well as below:

i.       Go to www.purdysgpp.com

ii.      Click on the red button “Register or login to start”

iii.    Click on “New Customer” or “Returning Customer”

–       When creating a new account, provide your name, email address and create your own password

iv.             A search bar will appear “Please enter the Customer number…” Enter the email address for your child’s division as listed below – No password is needed here

v.  Join our group (Trafalgar Elementary school will appear)

vi. Go to the Invite Members tab to send out email invitations to your family and friends!
Paper orders are unaffected and still gratefully accepted. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Nicky Wallace at: nickywallace@mac.com

Santa’s Workshop

Trafalgar’s third annual Santa’s Workshop will be held early in December.  The workshop gives all students the opportunity to purchase gifts for their loved ones for only $1 per item.  All proceeds from this event will be donated to a local charity.  We will soon be accepting donations for the workshop so please begin collecting any gently used household items that can be recycled for this event.  Some popular items include books, jewellery, cufflinks, DVDs, CDs, Games, puzzles, candles, pictures, toys, ties, scarves, vases, ornaments and anything else that can be re-gifted. The organizers are also accepting donations of wrapping paper, gift bags, bows and name tags as the older grades will be helping to wrap the students’ purchases. Details to come regarding the donation drop-off location.  If you would like to help volunteer for this fun event, please contact Jennie at jennieclaire@hotmail.com

Noon Hour Programs – Registration Opens Monday November 21st – 7:00AM

Trafalgar Noon Hour programs are back for more fun in 2017!!  Whoot, whoot! We are bringing back some wonderful programs that sold out in minutes last session, as well as introducing some new ones featuring Music, Drama, Dance, Earth Science and more!  
Check out the full flyer here
Noon Hour Programs will run at lunchtime between 12:20-12:57pm. They are all taught by experienced instructors with criminal record checks. It is a great chance for children to have fun and enjoy extracurricular activities with their school friends, as well as a wonderful way to keep dry during all of those rainy months! The programs are for Grades 1-7 once again this session but we will be introducing some programs for Kindergarten students in the Spring when the children are more familiar with the school and their schedules.
Registration Opens: November 21st at 7:00am at trafalgar.hotlunches.net access code is TE2016HL
Registration Closes: November 28th at 7:00am

After School Programming – Registration Now Open!

The after school programs team have been working hard to set up a number of wonderful, enrichment programs which will be offered right at the school. Registration is now open! See descriptions and full programming info below.
Lego Robotics (Daedalos) Grade 1 to 3 and Grade 4 to 7  Thursdays (8 weeks) 1/6 Teacher Ratio   3:15 to 4:45   Room 103  $252 Register at robocamps.ca
Coding, Building, Computational Thinking, Teamwork, Lots of fun! All new projects in January!
Sea Smart – Ocean Explorer
After School Program Grades 1 to 5  Tuesday 3:15 to 4:45  Room 103 (8 weeks) $240  Register at www.seasmartschool.com
Come explore the fascinating world of our oceans with a real marine biologist! Learn cool science about our oceans and how we can help with current issues impacting our oceans. Fun, experiential hands-on activities to develop essential life skills like critical thinking, problem solving, and collaboration. There’s no better way to get your feet wet in the world of marine biology!
Choir
Junior Choir  Grade 1 to 3  Thursdays January 19 to March 2  (7 weeks)  3:05 to 4:05  Activity Room $64
Senior Choir  Grade 4 to 7 Tuesdays January 17 to February 28  (7 weeks) 3:05 to 4:05 Activity Room $64
Forms will be available outside the office starting in the week of November 21; Deadline is December 9
2016 Digital World Builders Winter Break Camp: December 19th – 22nd
This December 19th to 22nd we are offering a Digital World Builder camp from 9:30 to 2:30 focused on game design and development with two mini-camps:
1. Python Game Programming, in the morning (9:30 – 12:00)
2. Minecraft Adventure Building, in the afternoon (12:30 – 2:30)

  • Ages 8 to 12
  • Maximum 18 students per class
  • No computer programming experience required.
  • One computer per-student and all computers provided.

Python Game Programming (9:30 – 12:00) – $150 + GST
In the morning, from 9:30 AM until noon, we will work together to design and build a computer game using the Python programming language. Students will start off planning their game and then step-by-step they will learn the programming skills necessary to realize their game design. Each day we will introduce more programming techniques as we work towards a complete game.
No prior programming experience is required, but those with existing experience will have the opportunity to work on more advanced features for their game.
Minecraft Adventure Building (12:30 – 2:30) – $125 + GST
In the afternoon, from 12:30 to 2:30 PM, we will work in teams to design and craft new Minecraft Adventures, similar to the adventures they enjoy during our after-school Minecraft Adventure classes. Each day we will introduce new ideas and concepts including redstone and command block creations, new building techniques and map planning to ensure they have a complete (and fun) adventure. At the end of the camp we will play test the maps and give feedback on how students can continue to improve their adventures. All adventures will be made available for download on XModus.com following the camp.
Both Camps (9:30 – 2:30) – $250 + GST
If you choose to attend both mini-camps you save $25 off the price of $275.  Note that we will take a 30 minute lunch break at noon as well as a few off-the-computer breaks throughout the day to keep the students fresh for each challenge.
For more information and to register please visit XModus.com.  If you have any questions please email Chris or give him a call at (604) 721-0200.
Note that space is limited and is assigned on a first-come, first-served basis.  We reserve the right to cancel the camp should we fail to get a minimum number of registrations.