Hooray! The New Playground is Ready!

Day one with our new playground and the students love it! The students are all very excited to play on the new playground, but in order to ensure everyone is safe while playing, we have come up with the following schedule for recess, lunch, before and after school for the next two weeks. Thanks to all parents who have donated money and time to make this a reality.  An “official” opening event will be held in the coming weeks.
Tuesday, April 12– Grade 7s only
Wednesday, April 13– Grade 6s only
Thursday, April 14– Grade 5s only
Friday, April 15– no school
Monday, April 18– no school
Tuesday, April 19– Grade 4s only
Wednesday, April 20– Grade 3s only
Thursday, April 21– Grade 2s only
Friday, April 22– Grade k/1s only
After April 22nd, we will determine a schedule for recess, lunch, before and after school.
We have also invited classes to go out and play on the playground with their classroom teacher during the day. We have created a sign up and two classes are going at a time. Mr. Wong’s Grade 2/3 class was the very first class to test it out today and the feedback was all very positive!!

Hot Dog Day – Wednesday April 13th

Dogs are $2. Take a break from making lunch and support your PAC!

International Dinner – April 14th 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM – Trafalgar School Gym

Time is running out to get tickets to the International Dinner.  The International Dinner is a great chance to share a meal with other parents in our community.  Get your tickets today! Tickets are on sale NOW daily from Tuesday at 8:40am – 9:00am and 2:55pm – 3:10pm in the main foyer.
Basket raffles tickets: To view the 21 incredible Fantasy Baskets, please visit the school library where they will be on display beginning Monday April 11th 2016.
Tickets for the basket raffle will be $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00 or 30 for $20.00
Click here to see the full flyer with all information

Noon Hour Programs – Enrolment Now Open

The Trafalgar PAC will be running noon hour programs (for a fee) as a pilot, beginning in late April through June 2016. While new to Trafalgar, such courses have been enriching student experiences at many VSB schools. Noon Hour Programs offer students the opportunity to explore a variety of courses, in the convenience of the school setting. For this pilot project, Trafalgar will be offering – Chess, Dance, Science Lab and Sportball. The Noon Hour Classes will run at lunchtime between 12:25 and 12:55 and are taught by experienced instructors with criminal record checks. Enrolment and payment for the Noon Hour Programs will be through the Hot Lunch System at trafalgar.hotlunches.net beginning on Monday April 11, 2016. Spaces are limited. Details: here

Camp Jubilee Grade 4 Fundraisers – Cash for Clothes and Popsicle Sales

The Grade 4 classes have organized a number of fundraisers to raise funds for Camp Jubilee.
Popsicle Sales – Have been organized for April 22nd and 29th after school. Thank you for all those who came out and bought a popsicle at our April 8th sale. Finish the week with a well-earned and refreshing treat while supporting our Grade 4’s!
Cash for Clothes – Help support the Grade 4’s while doing your Spring cleaning! Please set aside your gently used clothing and household items for donation. Bags and accompanying instructions have gone home with students. The filled bags can be dropped off at school until April 20th. Bags can be dropped off at the school’s main entrance. Extra bags are available from either the drop off spot or Mme. Grainger’s class.

Hot Lunch Cutlery

In order to reduce landfill garbage from hot lunches, the PAC has purchased compostable spoons and forks made from corn. These will be used for items like frozen yoghourt and salads. Children are being informed to dispose them into the organics green bins at the school, not the landfill garbage bins. They are made from a raw material called Polylactic Acid, which is derived from dextrose (a sugar) from the corn. They are made in the U.S., and are purchased from a local Vancouver company.