Carnaval de Québec at Trafalgar – Monday February 20th

Tomorrow the Maple Man will visit Trafalgar and share sweet treats (Mmmmm Mm!) and Carnaval’s rich history. A big thank you to the PAC for funding this event, and to Anne-Marie for organizing the day. Each division will have the opportunity to participate in this tasty and educational event!

PAC Meeting – Tuesday February 21st

All parents and guardians are welcome to the February Parent Advisory Committee (PAC) meeting.

The meeting will take place at 7:00 PM in the school library. The schedule of 2017 PAC meetings can be found at the events page here: events page
Please see the draft minutes from the November and January PAC meetings.

Make Your Voice Heard! – Survey Deadline Tuesday February 21st

The Vancouver DPAC (https://vancouverdpac.org/)is collecting feedback for meetings with the VSB and a potential meeting with the Minister of Education.  Please let us know what you think on the following issues so that we can provide feedback on behalf of Trafalgar by completing this brief survey here. The survey must be completed by February 21st for feedback to be passed on to the Vancouver DPAC.

Hot Dog Day Coming Our Way – Wednesday February 22nd

Hot dogs are $2 each include all the tasty toppings and proceeds from hot dog day go to support your PAC. Hot Dog Days are generally every other Wednesday. Please see the events page to see and subscribe to the school’s calendar for hot dog and hot lunch days and all important school dates. Please note that hot dogs can now be ordered on the hot lunch site, but cash payments on hot dog day are still welcome as well. The hot lunch site is trafalgar.hotlunches.net The access code to register for the year is PAC2016HL.

Pink Shirt Day – Wednesday February 22nd

On Wednesday February 22nd, students wear pink shirts in support of the campaign to end bullying. Students will attend an anti-bullying assembly and are invited to wear pink, pink, pink!

No School – Friday, February 24th

There is a professional development day on February 24th. School is not in session.

Scholastic Book Fair – We Need You!

The Scholastic Book Fair is a fun event that provides resources needed for our library. Last year we raised over $4000 in purchasing power for the library. That is essentially 1 free book for every 2 that we sell.
We are looking to assemble a team of volunteers for the shifts listed below. Duties include taking payment, directing the high school volunteers and replenishing books at the tables as they sell.
Below are the shifts we are hoping to fill, please feel free to sign up for more than one and bring a friend! You can sign up directly here Please note this fair takes place during the student lead conferences.
Thank you in advance for your help. Everyone who volunteers at the school gets invited to Mme. Ellie’s famous strawberry tea at year end so it’s well worth it! (she makes the best homemade Belgian scones, Mmm, Mm!)
Wednesday Morning Set UP:
9:00- 11:00am
Wednesday Shifts:
1:30- 3:30pm
3:30- 5:30pm
3:30- 7pm
Thursday Shifts:
1:30- 3:30pm
3:30- 5:30pm
Thursday Clean UP:
5pm- 6pm

Easter Purdy’s Chocolates

Wait! Don’t buy those chocolate Easter bunnies yet! The grade 7 Quebec Exchange committee, (for next year’s trip), will be selling Purdy’s Easter chocolate to fundraise. Stay tuned for the catalog and details soon.

Spring Festival and Silent Auction – Recap and Thank YOU!

Friday’s Trafalgar Spring Festival rocked!  Jeff Orr flashed his card tricks, the candy maker spun sugar into fantastic beasts,  4Cats modelled anime characters,  and among  many other game and amusements, the kids had a blast.   The Lion Dance exhilarated, the Fashion Show delighted, the Silent Auction tempted.  The big kids had fun too!  Thank you to all the Spring Festival attendees  and volunteers.  See you next year! Happy  Year of the Rooster!

Trafalgar’s Silent Auction was a huge success!  A big thank you for the support of all parents who donated and bid for silent auction items.  We also thank the service providers and businesses who donated including:  Vancouver Canucks,  La Movida, Sportball, Musical Expressions, Bricks4Kids,Melina McConnell Services, Will Stroet, Judy Zhu,  Joe Soliven, Xmodus, Seasmart, Pedalheads, LightsUp, Lego Daedalos, ByteCamp, Brush&Wand, Young Rembrandts, Purple Dragon, Christianne’s Lyceum, Canada Music YA Academy, Ho&Math, School of Inquiry, Taolee Chinese Learning Centre, Body and Soul Personal Training, Adventure Zone Passes, Dunbar Theatre, Ceilis Modern Irish Pub, Vancouver Art Gallery,  Stong’s Market, White Spot, the Patty Shop, IGA  4th and Dunbar, Chocolate Arts, Sweet Obsession, Provence Marinaside, Brown’s SocialHouse, Boston Pizza, Phoenix Gymnastics, 4Cats, Arts Umbrella, East is East, Choices, London Drugs Kerrisdale, Safeway, Kidsbooks, Celtic Traditions, Raviolino Pasta, Amanda our wonderful noon-hour knitting instructor, Electronic Arts, Home Hardware 10th and Discovery, The Garage on McDonald Street, Coe Lumber, Starbucks Kerrisdale, Peekaboo Beans and Goh Ballet.
Whew, what a lovely long list of wonderful people and businesses! THANK YOU!! We are ever so grateful for your generous support!

Not sure what to do with the kids over the spring break? Look no further! The Trafalgar Out Of School Care Society (TOOSCS) is offering a Spring Break Camp. You can enrol your child in the days that suit your schedule and needs. See the Spring Break Camp brochure and enrolment form here for more information.

Safe Arrival Needs You!

Safe arrival is there to make sure all Trafalgar students get to school safe and sound. Safe arrival is currently in need of volunteers to ensure this happens every school day. If you have some time to spare after drop off, please contact Cherie, the safe arrival coordinator, at trafalgarsafearrival@gmail.com to find out more about how you can help. Thank you!