Gobble, Gobble, Gobble, it’s Hot Lunch Tomorrow!

Missed your chance to try the turkey bagel sandwich? No worries, to order from the new menu for the remainder of the term, go to trafalgar.hotlunches.net The access code to register for the year is PAC2016HL. Please see the events page to see and subscribe to the school’s calendar for hot dog and hot lunch days and all important school dates.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the hot lunch team at hlattrafalgar@gmail.com.

Noon Hour Programs; the Fun Continues!  – Registration Closes March 6th at 7:00 AM

Spring is right around the corner and with the change in season comes a change in Noon Hour Programming! There are still some spaces for older grades. Please see the full spring flyer HERE and you can register on the hot lunch website here.  The access code to register for the year is PAC2016HL. If you have any concerns, questions or suggestions for programming, please contact: noonhourtrafalgar@gmail.com

Raise A Reader! – Scholastic Book Fair March 8th & 9th!

What better way to promote reading to our students than supporting this important literary event. This year the book sale will once again coincide with the student-led teacher conferences and early dismissals taking place at our school.

We invite your entire family to participate by purchasing the latest and greatest in children’s books. Your support of this important event plays a key part in helping us obtain new English and French books for our library and classrooms for future generations of children.
For every 2 books sold, Trafalgar earns 1 free book for the school!
Please mark Book Fair dates in your calendar! We look forward to seeing you, and thank you in advance for supporting this literary event for our school.
To volunteer please sign up here

Easter Purdy’s Chocolates – Get Your Orders In!

Wait! Don’t buy those chocolate Easter bunnies yet! The grade 7 Quebec Exchange committee, (for next year’s trip), will be selling Purdy’s Easter chocolate to fundraise. See how to order, (online only), HERE! Happy shopping!
Important Dates:
Catalogues will come home with students: Wed March 1st

Deadline for orders: Mon March 27th
Pickup! Tues April 4th at 2:30 pm and Wed April 5th at 8:30 am

Silent Auction – Bargains Remain!

Thanks to our wonderful parent community, Trafalgar’s first Silent Auction greatly exceeded expectations.
There are just a few bargains left to be had. Please check out the remaining list here and send your best offer to trafalgarfilmtrip@gmail.com

After School Programs

Please check out the upcoming after school programs here including Pedalheads bike lessons which will run on Tuesdays from April 25 for five weeks (3:15 to 5:15 PM).

Registration is already open for the Ocean Explorer, Lego Robotics, Young Rembrandts, Xmodus Minecraft and Python Programming. Chess is not offered as an after school course this term so if you would like your child to play Chess at Trafalgar, please be sure to enrol your child in the noon hour course on Tuesday morning at 7:00 AM.
Spring Camp at Trafalgar March 13 to 17, 2017
Digital World Builders Spring Camp 2016 @ Trafalgar by Xmodus (Ages 8 to 12)
 Two game design and development mini-camps March 12 to 17 at Trafalgar:
1.     Python Game Programming in the morning (9:30 – 12:00) $175 Room 103
2.     Minecraft Adventure Building, in the afternoon (12:30 – 2:30) $150 Room 103
Register at xmodus.com

Save the Dates – Spectacular Speakers Coming to Trafalgar!

– Dr. Shimi Kang – Author of “The Dolphin Parent- A Guide to Raising Healthy, Happy and Self-Motivated Kids” PAC meeting on Tuesday, April 11th at 7:00 pm in our library.

– Barry MacDonald – Author of “Boy Smarts” – April 20th – Time and Venue TBD
– City of Vancouver Emergency Preparedness – PAC meeting on Tuesday, May 16th at 7:00 PM in our library.

TOOSCS Spring Break Camp

Not sure what to do with the kids over the spring break? Look no further! The Trafalgar Out Of School Care Society (TOOSCS) is offering a Spring Break Camp. You can enrol your child in the days that suit your schedule and needs. See the Spring Break Camp brochure and enrolment form here for more information.

Safe Arrival Needs You!

Safe arrival is there to make sure all Trafalgar students get to school safe and sound. Safe arrival is currently in need of volunteers to ensure this happens every school day. If you have some time to spare after drop off, please contact Cherie, the safe arrival coordinator, at trafalgarsafearrival@gmail.com to find out more about how you can help. Thank you!

Earthbites’ Students are Busy BEES!

Prior to the winter break the EarthBites team were busy preserving the harvest and exploring preserved foods we can eat in the fall. Primary students enjoyed apple pie & pizza popcorn & intermediate students helped to make chickpea hummus. Students experimented with extending the growing season by building hoop houses and growing winter veggies. Primary students helped beautify the garden by planting spring bulbs. We then focussed on building immunity with ingredients like nettle, ginger, honey & miso.
EarthBites current session focusses on pollination, honey & growing seeds.
This session runs from February – March
Your RHN (Registered Holistic Nutritionist) is exploring with students & teachers how bees help us grow food & the health benefits of honey created by our honey bees. Primaries are tasting local honey (clover honey, blackberry honey & wildflower honey + pollen). Intermediate students are helping to make no bake energy bites using honey, oats & sunflower seeds. Your urban farmer is helping students plant lots of bee friendly flowers, herb & veggies seeds. Students will then care for these seeds in the classroom, observing when & how they germinate. Seedlings will be planted in the garden throughout the Spring season.
Students will be hosting a Spring Market on March 9th, 2:50 pm – 3:30 pm – where they will be selling starter plants they have grown, raspberry starts, wild rose starts, local honey & snacks.   Look out for your pre-order
form through email.
Stay tuned for our adventures spring & summer gardening. EarthBites is a non-profit organization. We collaborate with schools to fully utilize their gardens as outdoor classrooms. We are a team of urban farmers & nutritionists educating students &
teachers how to grow &  preserve their own food, create seasonal snacks & run their own markets. Follow our stories on facebook.com/earthbites.