Meet the Teacher – Welcome Back Social

Welcome back!

All Trafalgar families (students, siblings, parents/caregivers) are invited to come to a  “Meet the Teacher/Welcome Back Social” event on Thursday, September 19.  We will begin at 5pm in the gym with introductions from the school staff and then there will be two ‘Meet the Teacher’ sessions – the first from 5:20pm to 5:40pm and the second from 5:40pm to 6pm.

There will be food, drink, and a space to eat, mingle, and meet some members of our Trafalgar community. Entertainment will be provided by the Trafalgar Senior Band.

This event is free of charge, and sponsored by the Trafalgar PAC. 

Please RSVP here: www.trafalgarpac.ca/rsvp

If you are able and wiling to volunteer, we need help to make this event a success! Please sign up here: www.trafalgarpac.ca/help

Please join us!

Come to the Scholastic Book Fair: March 5th and 6th

The Scholastic book fair returns to our school on March 5 and March 6, featuring great books for all ages in English and French. You’ll find us in the activity room and on the stage in the school gym. Hours will be 8:30-9:30, 11:30-12:30 and 2:30-5:30 on both days, so come visit us!
The book fair is very important for our library. While classroom Scholastic orders help teachers buy books for classrooms, proceeds from the book fair go to the school library. It’s an important part of the library’s budget for the year.
Alternatively, you can also choose to purchase books at the fair and donate them to your child’s classroom.
Your support of this year’s fair is crucial. If sales of French books are not high enough, Scholastic will no longer send us French books (which are shipped all the way from Quebec). Don’t let this happen! It’s difficult to buy French books in our community, so here’s our chance to stock up.
Come join us and support your school and library. There’ll be good books to read, prizes to win and wonderful ambiance!

Carnaval / Spirit Week

Trafalgar teachers and the PAC are very excited to be working together to hold a Carnaval / Spirit Week for all Trafalgar students.
Carnaval / Spirit Week will take place February 27– March 2. It will be a week of activities and events that both reflect our Québecois heritage as well as infuse the mid-winter month of February with some fun (and celebrate the leap year!).
The schedule for the week is as follows:
Monday, 27 February
–       Everyone is encouraged to wear a tuque and/or scarf
–       Festival du Bois presentation to French immersion intermediates
–       Kick-off assembly at 1:15 p.m. Parents are welcome to join us. It will be an afternoon of French songs, student presentations and more! Details to come closer to the date (but expect a fun event with a very special visitor!).
Tuesday, 28 February
–       All students will be treated to a tire d’érable with the Maple Sugar Shack. Each class will roll hot maple syrup on snow and eat it like a lollipop!
Wednesday, 29 February
–       Anti-Bullying Day – Everyone is encouraged to wear pink
–       Vazzy en Nouvelle France performance at 2 p.m. for the whole school
Thursday, 01 March
–       Students will create special Carnaval-themed arts & crafts, including ice (soap) sculptures and woven belts.
Friday, 02 March
–       Traditional Québecois lunch (ordered through hot lunch forms)
–       Grade 7 French Immersion Movie Day Fundraiser (after school)
It will be a wonderful week of activities and events. Joyeux Carnaval and Happy Spirit Week!

Askable Adults Seminar – February 8th

Talking to kids about sexuality and reproduction can be difficult for caregivers. The PAC will be hosting “Askable Adult,” a three hour interactive seminar on communicating with children about sexuality and reproduction at Trafalgar School on Wednesday, February 8th from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Tickets are $5.00 per person, available at the door. Please register in advance via our Contact page.
The Askable Adult program covers how to begin discussions and share information with kids in a clear and understandable way. You will hear suggestions on:

  • What kind of sexual health information is needed at various ages
  • How to handle questions
  • What kinds of words to use
  • How to discuss feelings, emotions, and family values
  • Exploring your own personal beliefs around sensitive topics.

The Askable Adult program is presented by Options for Sexual Health, Canada’s largest non-profit provider of sexual health services. You can learn more about them on their website.
An Askable Adult is someone who is approachable, who listens, and who respects the confidentiality of the young person. The Askable Adult is clear about facts and willing to look for accurate information. Having a sense of humour is helpful; so is sharing feelings.
If you’d like to be an Askable Adult (or become even more Askable!), register for this helpful and informative seminar today.

Reminder and call for volunteers: Usborne Literacy Fair

The Usborne Literacy Fair will be held in this week on Wednesday, November 30th and Thursday, December 1st from 2:30-4:00 p.m. in the main school entrance hall. Browse the book samples or take a look in advance at the Usborne website to place your order at the Fair. Books will be delivered before the Christmas break.
The organizers of the Fair need a few volunteers to help write orders and put books on display from 2:45 to 3:30 p.m. on each Fair day. If you’d like to help out, contact Cathy Goodban at cgoodban (at) shaw.ca.
25% of all retail sales goes to the school library in free books. This is a great place to do your holiday shopping!