This week

Monsters Ball Tickets go on Sale this Week!
Come get your ticket in the front hallway before or after school: $5/Individual or $15/Family. Tickets will also be available at the door. Join us Friday October 26th from 6 – 8pm. Bring your jack-o-lantern for judging, check out the haunted house, games, music and cake raffle. Pizza, hot dogs and popcorn will be available to make the night easy on mom and dad! Remember all children must be accompanied by an adult and don’t forget your costume.
Volunteers are still needed for the Monsters Ball
Please consider signing up for a shift – particularly in the haunted house and the last activity time slot of the night starting at 7:30pm. We really do need your help. Some Gr 6/7 students who are interested in volunteering went home with letters this week but we need a parent to sign them up. Visit the PAC website at and sign up now so we know are volunteers needs are taken care of to make the night great for the kids! Any problems signing up just email and we will find you a shift. Thank you to all the volunteers in advance!
11th Annual Trafalgar Pumpkin Patch– Come visit our own pumpkin patch on Friday, October 26th before (and during) the Monster’s Ball! Buy your pumpkin at our school and your payment will go toward the BC Cancer foundation and Trafalgar Elementary PAC. This event will run from Noon-8pm.

Coming up next week:

  • Hip hop workshops start next week on October 29th!
  • Photo retakes- retakes will be done on Friday, November 2nd.
  • (not next week, but gotta plan ahead😉) WE day for families – Nov 21st – free tickets for families – read more

Parent Education

Southlands Elementary PAC presents Fostering Gratitude and Kindness in Children with Dr. Carla Fry and Dr. Lisa Ferrari, Directors of the Vancouver Psychology Centre. Wednesday, October 24th at 6:30pm at Southlands Elementary. Entry is free. RSVP to

SOGI education for parents – Thursday Oct 25th

  • SOGI = Sexual Orientation Gender Orientation –
  • Facilitated by Matt Carruthers (former SOGI District Lead) and Renee Hock (VSB Diversity Mentor).
  • We will have Cantonese and Mandarin translation services available for parents who require them.
  • Open to all parents and caregivers of VSB students.  Info and registration here 

Have a great Parent Education idea? Is there a speaker you really feel your family (and others) would really benefit from? Amanda Vincent, our parent education coordinator would love to hear your ideas! Please email to share.

Thank you and help needed

👏👏👏Scholastic book fair – KUDOS 👏👏👏– Thank you so much to everyone who came out to support the Scholastic Book Fair last week. Together we raised more than $4600 to put towards new books for our library and classrooms! Thank you so much to organizers Amanda Magee, Janice Johnson and all of the volunteers who helped out.
Communications volunteer needed (yes, that’s replacing me!) – looking for somebody to update the Trafalgar website (WordPress) and send out these weekly emails (we use Mailchimp).  A great way to help out and better understand everything that is going on around the school. if interested, can certainly train.
Lost and found– the pile is huge and we’ve only been on school for 6 weeks! There are jackets and shoes, sweaters and hats…please take a minute to look at the table and bin in the front hallway.