Reminder Hot Dog Day Tomorrow!

Need a break from making school lunches? Never fear, Hot Dog Day is here! Dogs are $2.

Check out the calendar here for future hot dog and hot lunch days and to subscribe to the calendar!

Direct Appeal Update

Thank you for your generosity Trafalgar families! The Direct Appeal Campaign was officially completed on October 30th.
While final numbers are still being tallied, with your support the PAC has reached the middle range of its goal for the school playground – approximately $135,000 has been raised since June! The more the PAC collects, the more it can provide for the kids and the community. The PAC aspires not only to replace the wooden playground structure, but also to provide a space net and to expand the smaller steel playground for Ks to Grade 2s.
This funding for the playground is wonderful, but donations for non-playground purposes are much lower than in past years. This means the PAC will be spending less money on all of those activities and programs that enrich the student experience including the library, outdoor garden, technology, sports, cultural activities and teacher requests.
However, donations are still being accepted through November if you haven’t had a chance to make a contribution. The donation box and donation forms are outside the office.
Thank you!

Canucks Game Raffle Ticket Sales End Tomorrow

Want to see a Canucks Game? You could see the Canucks play Chicago for as little as $2!
The PAC is having a raffle for the Canucks game against Chicago on November 21st 2015. Ticket sales run until November 13th before and after school in the school’s main lobby. Tickets are $2 each, 3 for $5 or 7 for $10.
Besides two lower bowl tickets, the prize also includes a tour behind the scenes before the game and a signed Canucks jersey of your choice.
All proceeds go to the playground.
Go Canucks Go!

PAC Meeting November 18

All parents and guardians are welcome to the November Parent Advisory Committee (PAC) meeting.

The meeting will take place at 7:00 PM in the school library.

Upcoming Community Workshops

Workshop for recent Immigrants – Public Pension
Date: Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Time: 9:30 AM -11:00 AM
Speaker: Citizen Services Specialist, Citizen Services and Program Delivery Branch from Service Canada
Venue: Kerrisdale Community Center room 005
Description: Education on the Old Age Security (OAS), Guaranteed Income Supplement, Allowance for Spouse and Survivor, and
Canada Pension Plan (CPP), in order to plan for retirement. It will be conducted in English with Korean interpretation available upon request.
For enquiry and registration: VSB SWIS Jenny Choi at 778-229-4270/email to hchoi@vsb.bc.ca
SACY FREE WORKSHOPS FOR PARENTS OF TEENS AND PRE-TEENS IN YOUR COMMUNITY
1. BUILDING BRIDGES WITH YOUR TEEN: The teen years are an adventure for everyone; a chance to develop new roles in the parent-child relationship.  Meet our parents and explore:
Thursday, January 28, 2016
Lord Byng Secondary School Library
Arrive: 6:15 PM (registration, tea and treats)
Workshop: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
2.  CAPACITY CAFÉ: Wondering about today’s youth culture? Come for dinner and hear from the experts – Vancouver’s youth!  Vancouver students share with us:
• The stresses & pressure youth face
• What works (or doesn’t) to support teens
• What youth think and feel
If there is a specific topic or question you would like to learn about from a youth perspective, please submit in advance by phone or email.
Thursday, March 10, 2016
Kitsilano School Drama Room
Registration: 6:00 PM (Light dinner and tea)
Workshop: 6:30 PM – 8:45 PM
*no late arrivals please
LIMITED SEATING
Please reserve a spot by leaving a message at 604-713-6000 ext. 2588 or email: sumeet.ghuman@vch.ca Childminding may be available – please inquire.