Deadline! Photos for Year-end Slideshow Needed by Saturday June 17th 

We know most of us walk around with cameras in our pockets we like to call phones, so how are we still short on photos this year? Please put those phone/cameras to good use and  forward submissions to: trafalgarslideshow@gmail.com We are especially looking for events from earlier in the year, such as Christmas, Pink Day (no photos at all) and Quebec exchange (zero photos of boys, and we’re pretty sure some of your boys went!)
This is an opportunity for the kids to share some memories about the past school year.  Parents, if your children are looking for themselves in the slideshow, we need any pictures that you may have. Please forward submissions to: trafalgarslideshow@gmail.com
We are also looking for parent volunteers interested in putting this slide show together in the years to come. If you are the slide show, photo collage and memory cataloguing guru in your home, we need YOU!

Put Those Lunch Bags Away! Tomorrow is the Last Hot Lunch of the Year!

Thanks a million to our wonderful hot lunch team for providing tasty, affordable and healthy lunch options to our kiddos the entire year. Pat yourselves on the back! Thank you parents for your support of our hot lunch program and your PAC, we salute you!

Fruitsicle Friday is Tomorrow!

Celebrate the weekend and cool down with a tasty treat! Please help support sending our Grade 4 French Immersion students to Camp Jubilee!
When: Friday after school
Where: 2 locations for your convenience! – near the front entrance and under the covered area
Price: $1 per fruitsicle
Thank you for your support!

Year-end Coffee Morning – Tomorrow! – 9:00 AM

Last chance for free coffee and conversation at Trafalgar this year! The PAC is hosting its final monthly coffee morning of the year Friday June 16th at 9:00 AM after drop-off in the staff room. If you are able to contribute with some treats for this coffee morning, please contact Lily Jiang at lily.jiangli@gmail.com

The Longest Day Road Race is this Friday, June 16th. This race raises money for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. There is a Kids’ Mile, a 5km and a 10km race. After the race their is live music and a BBQ. This race is known as one of the best races and post-race celebrations in town. Come for the run – stay for the party! 

Details and how to register can be found here Please contact Haley Barton haleybarton@gmail.com if you’d like more information about Trafalgar’s team.

Rescheduled – Upcoming PAC Meeting – Tuesday June 20th – 7:00 PM

All parents and guardians are welcome to the June Parent Advisory Committee (PAC) meeting (the last meeting of the school year). The meeting will take place at 7:00 PM in the school library.

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

June 28th is fast approaching!  Join us from 4-6 pm with your picnic dinner or enjoy grilled cheese (cash/card) and ice cream (cash only) food trucks on site while enjoying live music! There will be a photo booth for your 2017 school year keepsake and a school-wide Canada 150 scavenger hunt for all ages! Kick off summer with a bang, eh! Make sure to break out your red and white threads and the maple leaf for the evening! Note: Both food trucks have gluten-free options

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

Sneak Peak Into Fall After School Programs

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!

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