Community Mural Paint Night with Paintillio March 5 from 3-7 PM

Our school-wide mural project is almost complete. Artists Jess and Lyssa of Paintillio just finished their last workshops with our students this past week and the paint-by-number mural is up in front of the hallway near the main entrance! We can’t wait to see you and your kids at our Community Paint Night to help finish painting this 35-foot mural, which will be an amazing legacy for our school. Come drop in anytime during these hours to paint a section of the mural, learn more about Paintillio and see a photo slideshow documenting all the fascinating stages of this student-led collaborative art project. If you’re bringing younger siblings, you may want to dress them in an old t-shirt. There will be decoy canvases for them to paint on in the gym!  More information here.

Volunteers Needed for Paint Night We would love to have some volunteers to help out that night! If you can spare an hour between 3-7 PM to help staff a paint station in the gym or clean brushes at the end, we’d love your help. Click here for the Volunteer Sign Up sheet.

Mural Unveiling Ceremony and Trafalgar HOWL School Song Performance March 7 at 2 PM

Parents are invited to join our school’s official mural unveiling ceremony at our next school assembly. We’ll be showing a student-produced slideshow highlighting this unique art project. Artists Jess and Lyssa from Paintillio along with some students will share their reflections on the process. Come see JUNO-nominated children’s musician Will Stroet of Will’s Jams who will lead our students, teachers (and you all!) in singing our new school song, Trafalgar HOWL, collaboratively written by Will and four home rooms- Mme. Anne-Marie, Mme. Hoppen, Mrs. Goodison, and Mr. Fleming’s class. 

Hot Lunch Coordinator needed!

Do you want to see happy kids when they receive their hot lunch? Do you want to have a say in what is to be of the menu? Do you like the Hot Lunch program and would hate to see it go?

We are currently looking for 1-2 volunteers to be the Hot Lunch Coordinators .  Duties include: ordering hot lunch from our vendors every week, attending the hot lunch days at the school, communicating with the vendors, creating the menu and inputting it into the Munchalunch website.  Collectively, the duties takes about 2-3 hours a week and they can be divided between 2 hot lunch coordinators.  If you’re interested in becoming the Hot Lunch Coordinator or have any questions about the Hot Lunch program, please email us at

Loonie-Toonie Book Sale

Loonie-Toonie Book Fair will be back at the school on Wednesday, March 6th and Thursday, March 7th during recess, lunch, and after school in the school entrance hallway. All proceeds are going to BC Children’s Hospital. See flyer for further details.

March PAC meeting

The March PAC meeting will be held on March 12th at 7pm in the library. Our school counsellor Dr. Garzitto will be presenting the parent workshop How To Talk To Your Child’s Teacher So They Will Listen and How to Listen to Your Children So They Will Talk. Practical Strategies to Support Family and School Communication. Babysitting will be available.

She will also present the same workshop at the Mandarin PAC meeting on Thursday, April 4th at 9:15 am in room 112. Please join us if you can!


IGirl/iGuy will be happening this week for Grades 5-7. This is an amazing program that covers topics such as puberty, safety on the internet, understanding what makes a healthy body image, how to be assertive in even the toughest situations, and help build relationships we can be proud of. More info at and

Brought to you by your generous Direct Appeal donations: Carnavale is coming up this Wednesday with a visit from the Maple man! All students get to experience a yummy Quebecois tradition.