Welcome back to those students who have transitioned back to in-classroom learning this past week. We are so happy to see you again!
As mentioned last week, the PAC meeting for November will take place this Tuesday night. The meeting will now begin at 7:30pm
and the Zoom link will be available at trafalgarpac.ca
. Looking forward to seeing you again on the 17th where we will also be introduced to our new Principal M Belanger!
Hot Lunch refund cheques are out in the mail so you should be receiving them very soon.
Lastly, the VSB has cancelled all individual photos for elementary schools until January.
Tuesday night - new time - 7:30pm
The meeting time for our PAC meeting has been adjusted to help accommodate the TOOSCS AGM taking place that same day at 6:15pm. We are thrilled that our new principal M Belanger will be joining us so mark your calendars!
We will also be discussing some potential changes to the PAC Constitution and Bylaws that will be more reflective of our desired values regarding inclusivity, cultural sensitivity and equitable access at Trafalgar and more. Once again we will finish the meeting with a presentation continuing our theme of anti-racism and sharing experiences from parents and families in our Trafalgar community.
We would also like to officially approve minutes from previous meetings. Please find links below for your review:
Requests from the School Administration
Please ensure that Pokemon cards remain at home. This is primarily to ensure we are following our safety protocols. Having students gathering to view each others’ cards, touching and trading cards is not in line with our safety protocols. Also, we encourage our students to be physical and active at recess and lunch.
We continue to be concerned with the number of parents who gather and linger on our school grounds, often in groups. Parents are asked to arrive as close to the morning bell as possible, and to keep a safe distance from students when they are lining up. We are seeing parents standing right next to their child when they are lined up, and this is concerning. We also see parents arriving quite early, prior to the 3:00 pm bell, chatting in groups and then remaining past the 3:00 pm bell.
While we appreciate that connecting is important, we are concerned with this practice, especially give the current situation. At some schools with fences, parents are asked to remain behind the fence and are not allowed onto the grounds. We do not have that set up, but parents need to realize that we are very concerned and may need to look at a different system for dropping off and picking up.
Our ask is:
- come as close to the bell as possible
- do not linger but drop off and leave
Students are safe, as 2 to 3 staff members are outside in the morning starting at 8:40am. Please arrive as close to the 3:00 pm bell and then depart.
Saleema Noon - Body Science at Trafalgar
Although it will look a bit different, Trafalgar students are fortunate enough to once again receive Body Science education from the wonderful Saleema Noon. This year, the workshops will be online with teachers facilitating. Be prepared for some interesting questions in November and December. 🙂
All parents were sent limited time access to the materials last month so that you can read it for yourselves as well. Maybe it will help answer some of those questions. This is a PAC funded program at Trafalgar.
- Tues 17 Nov, 7:30pm - PAC Meeting Online - trafalgarpac.ca
- Tues 24 Nov, 7:30pm - Chinese speaking PAC Meeting Online - trafalgarpac.ca
- Fri 27 Nov - Pro-D day
- Fri 18 Dec - Last day before winter break
- Mon 4 Jan - School starts