We hope all Trafalgar students enjoyed the long weekend. The next Pro D day is on 25 October.

It was wonderful to see so many Trafalgar families at Thursday night’s Meet the Teacher / Welcome Back Social event. Our children are lucky to be attending such a dynamic and inclusive school. A big thank you to all of the volunteers who made the evening so enjoyable.  

This week

  • Tuesday – Photo Day, let’s hope your hair stays that way today…
  • Tuesday, 7pm – First PAC meeting, in the library
  • Tuesday, midnight – Ordering deadline for the first hot lunch of the year

Direct Appeal

This is it! Our big campaign to fund the programs for the rest of the year is now on. With just 2 weeks left, we’re hoping all families will log into their VSB School Cash Online portal and send in a donation to support this year’s school activities.

Our goals are to:

  • raise $25,000 for the benefit of all students at Trafalgar
  • achieve 100% participation – a donation of any size from each family at the school

We have ambitious plans that reach all facets of learning and having fun at Trafalgar. 

Please donate today or find our more by clicking here: https://trafalgarpac.ca/appeal

PAC Meeting – Tuesday 24 Sep

School Library – 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Our first meeting of the year will be on Tuesday at 7pm in the school library. There is free babysitting and light refreshments will be on hand.  

Please join us and share your thoughts and ideas.

Reminder – Hot lunch ordering 

A reminder to all families that the PAC offers a hot lunch program on Wednesdays and Fridays during the school year. Sign up and place your orders by 11:59pm on Tuesday, September 24th for the first hot lunch on Wednesday, October 2nd. Order by 11:59pm on Thursday, September 26th for hot lunch on Friday, October 4th. Submit your orders at: Munchalunch.com/schools/trafalgar

Thank you for your support!
The Hot Lunch Team

After School Programs

Senior & Junior Choir and LightUp Start this Week – Sign Up Before It is Too Late!

Petit Architect (Mondays) Gr 1-3 (Junior) Gr 4-7 (Senior) 3:15-4:15 (more details to be announced) Starting September 30, 2019 (9 sessions).  Kids learn how to draw plans and build fun architectural models. Only a few spots left. For more information contact www.petitarchitect.com.

Senior Choir Gr 4-7 (Tuesdays)  3:00 -4:00 Sept 24 to Dec 3  Junior Choir Gr 1-3 (Thursdays) 3:00 – 4:00 Sept 25 to Dec 5  Belong the choir and sing with your friends. Rehearse and Perform before the school and in the community.  The senior choir has been invited to perform at a CKNW show. Register by contacting Traf’s amazing choir master Catherine at catherine@quokkasystems.com    

Kidpreneurs Commerce (Wed) Oct 2 to Dec 11 Gr 1-3 (Lemonade Stand Kids) Gr 4-7 (KidPreneur) 3:15-4:15 KidPreneurs learn about the world of entrepreneurship by starting their own micro business in a fun, age appropriate, hands-on program. On Market Day where KidPreneurs debut their businesses and sell their products to the community www.summit-learning.ca   info@summit-learning.ca 604 238 695

LightsUp Gr K-7; (Fridays) 3:15-5:15; Sept 20-November 29  Kindergarten kids welcome. Students learn to sing, dance and act while working towards a costumed performance for friends and family. Registration open at lightsuptheatre.ca/Trafalgar or 604 815 1689 

Kitsilano Gym Club Gr K-7; (Fridays) After 5:00 pm Sept 4 to December 20th  Age 6-15 Kitsilano Gymnastics Club provides safe, fun and developmentally appropriate gymnastic instruction and programs to children and teen-agers. All of the participants will be introduced to all of the gymnastics apparatus and learn the basic and advanced skills. Our coaches will ensure a safe and fun learning environment and at the same time offer a variety of exercises and gymnastic elements to suit every child’s fitness level.  We currently offer 2 recreational classes and 4 skill-oriented classes which  are detailed on this form https://www.dropbox.com/s/mpdmmurvd7j2oo5/Fall%202019.pdf?dl=0    To inquire about available spaces please contact Serghei at  kitsilanogymnastics@live.casportkidsgym@gmail.com; 604-349-8167; twitter.com/KitsGymClub

Annual Scholastic Book Fair

October 9th and 10th

This is on a Wednesday and Thursday to coincide with the Parent Teacher conferences.

The Fair will be held in the School Gym and there will be both French and English books available for sale, for all ages of readers, and everyone is welcome.

It’s a great opportunity to shop for early holiday gifts or by a book to donate to your childs’ classroom!

This is the largest fundraiser the PAC holds for the benefit of our library and learning commons and typically raises around 4- 8 thousand dollars in purchasing power for the purchase of new books and resources each year. In fact for every 2 books purchased at the sale, Trafalgar receives a Book to stock our library.

Please come out and support this event and if you’d like to volunteer there is a sign up link in the upcoming newsletter.

After school programs for youth

Dunbar Community Centre

Dunbar Community Centre has a Tuesday after school program for pre-teens and teens (9-13 years old). The activities are all free of charge and the DCC are looking to create a fun space for the kids while advocating future programs for youth at the centre. 

Please see attached flyer.

Thank you!

The Welcome Back Social was a huge success and couldn’t have happened without tremendous help from these parent volunteers 

Coordinators: Irazu Derby and Sean Long

Volunteers: Jennifer Chen, Patrick Guo, Janice Johnson, Betty Liu, Yoyo Liu, Echo Liu, Annie Meng, Tracy Pressey, Eileen Qiu, Snow Qiu, Christine Son, Helen Sun, Katerina Tokmak, Sophia Wu, Nan Xiao, Michelle Xue, Caren Yu, Candy Zhang, Selina Zhang, Ellen Zhao

Useful links

To find out more, please click on a link below:

Upcoming No School Dates:

  • Mon 14 October – Thanksgiving
  • Fri 25 October – Pro D
  • Fri 8 November – Pro D

Upcoming Early Dismissal Dates:

  • Wed 9 October
  • Thur 10 October