Trafalgar’s fifth annual Santa’s Workshop will be held on Friday, December 14th.  The workshop gives all our little elves the opportunity to purchase gifts for their loved ones for only $1 per item.  Proceeds from this event will be donated to a local charity. The team is now accepting donations for the workshop so please drop off your items in the hall along the gallery wall across from the staff room.  This is a great opportunity to purge before the holidays! Some popular items include books, jewellery, cufflinks, DVDs, CDs, Games, puzzles, candles, pictures, toys, ties, scarves, vases, ornaments and anything else that could be re-gifted. Gifts for Dads run out quickly so donations of men’s gifts are very much appreciated. The organizers are also accepting donations of gift bags and name tags as the older grades will be helping to wrap the students’ purchases.

Yearbooks! Place your orders now. Hardcover $45 and softcover $35. Order at: School code: 17379 or search Trafalgar Elementary, Vancouver CN. Upload photos at: School code: Trafalgar2019 (capital T, no space)

When downloading photos, please try and include the division, as this year I am going to try and do pages by divisions so it is easier to make sure everyone is in the book multiple times.  

If your class is going to order a book as a gift for the teacher, please let me know which teacher and which child the book is ordered under so I can ensure there are not multiple books ordered for that one teacher.  Questions:

Tax receipts for Direct Appeal- if you want one, do this-email and write Direct Appeal tax receipt in the subject line and include your address in the email.
Carmen Ganne, Founder of Wildflower Retreats & Workshops, came to speak to us at the November PAC meeting. Some parents have inquired as to when her next workshops will be. Here they are: Mom & Daughter Connection Retreats- You’ll explore tips and tools for meaningful and effective communication, deepened connection and authentic expression. You’ll create common understanding of yourselves and each other in this afternoon Retreat dedicated to the connection between you and your Daughter.
Sunday December 2 1-4pm Moms & Daughters (10-14 year olds)
Sunday December 16 1-4pm 1-4pm Moms & Daughters (10-14 year olds)

Sisterhood Sundays- A weekly gathering to inspire girls into knowing their worth, feeling their beauty and standing strong in their truth. An encouraging place for positive friendships and self-love and a safe environment for sharing and expression.
Sundays 10-11am Girls 10-14 years old (no gathering on Dec 9)

Anxiety as a Super Power- You’ll explore tips and tools to work with the big and small emotions that flow through you and ways to embrace and listen to the messages your body is sending.
Wednesday December 5 6-730pm Parents and 9-12 year olds

Coming in December:
The band will be performing a concert on Wednesday, December 12th at 7pm.  Come support them and get in the holiday spirit!
Holiday coffee morning is on Thursday, December 13th in the Activity room from 9-10:30am. Come have a warm beveridge and celebrate the holiday with friends!