This week:

Orange Shirt Day

Please dress your child in orange tomorrow to commemorate Orange Shirt Day.  For those unfamiliar with Orange Shirt Day, it serves to honour children who survived the Indian residential schools and remember those who did not. Click here for more information.

Direct Appeal

It’s the final week of our annual appeal. What happens this week will decide how many of the activities for the year can be funded.

We’re on a roll, but many families haven’t contributed yet. What we’re hoping for is not that every family gives a lot, but that every family gives something. 

If you haven’t already, please do donate soon. Everything you need is here.

Teacher Wishlists

This is a quick campaign, wrapping up this Friday. Trafalgar Teachers have made wishlists of items they’d love for their classrooms. If you have anything on this list and it’s gently used, please do drop it off in the boxes at the main entrance of the school by Friday this week.

The most sought-after items are books, lighting, storage containers and seating options.  Click here for all the details.

PAC meetings

Thanks to all the parents who came to our first PAC meeting of the year on Tuesday and a special thank you to Tracey and Linda for preparing such delicious snacks!  

We’ve changed the date for the next PAC meeting and the new date is Tuesday, 15 October.  We keep our online calendar up to date so that’s a good place to check if every you want to know when something’s happening.

At October’s meeting, we will be taking the important step to approve the budget for this year. Please do come and join us, there will be refreshments and free babysitting and we will get everything done within 1 Ā½ hours.

Save the Date – MonstersĀ Ball is Wednesday Oct. 23rd

Volunteers needed

Our annual Trafalgar’s Monsters’ Ball is just around the corner and you are invited to join us on Wednesday, October 23rd from 5:30 – 7:30pm in the gym.  Due to the scheduled Friday ProD Day the timing is a little different this year.  The evening will include tons of Halloween fun such as a haunted house, cake raffle, crafts, music and Halloween themed games. Food will be sold so you can have dinner at the event. There will also be a jack-o-lantern contest so be ready to carve a pumpkin and bring it for judging!  

Volunteers Needed: At this point we are looking for some keen volunteers to help organize the event.  If interested please contact the PAC at We will be sending more information in the coming weeks about ticket sales and night-of volunteer opportunities as this event can not happen without the help of many hands.  For those enthusiastic bakers out there you can sign up here to bring a Halloween themed cake/cupcakes for the raffle (no nuts!).  This is always such a fun part of the night so many thanks in advance for your support. More info to come!

Help save QEA French Immersion – online petition

 As many parents at Trafalgar have expressed concern at the net loss of French places in the Vancouver school system, we thought it would be a good idea to pass on this campaign from our from a neighbouring school for those who are interested. Save Queen Elizabeth Annex Elementary & support public French immersion education in B.C.