Trafalgar Gazette

November 2022

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Time for the Turkey Trot!

Friday, November 18th, 2022

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*Parents are welcome to attend races after signing in the office.

On Friday, November 18, the Physical Education Department will hold the first 1-mile run of the year. The race is open to interested 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders who complete a permission slip and return it to their classroom teacher by the deadline. Late permission slips will not be accepted for any reason. The race will be on campus this year taking runners around our entire campus and back on the track for the finish.

Families are invited to watch the races after showing a photo id in the office and receiving a pass (this process takes sometime so plan accordingly). ALL visitors for the races must view from the infield/grassy area of our track. Please remember to be courteous to all runners and plan to remain on the field until the last runner has crossed the finish line. Please follow all safety procedures and requests from staff. We are here to keep all children safe and provide a fun event for our students. You are invited to stay for award ceremonies, but must exit through the office returning your pass immediately following your child’s event. Visitors may not go to classrooms.

Trophies for overall first, second, and third place males and females will be awarded. Grade level medals will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places in male and female divisions.

Our kindergarten, first, and second graders will participate in a ½ mile Turkey Trot on our track at various times throughout the day. NO permission slip is necessary for K, 1st, and 2nd grade runners. Participation is encouraged and medals will be awarded for first, second, and third place male and female in each grade level.

8:30 AM 3rd-5th Grade 1 Mile Campus Race

9:45 AM Kindergarten ½ Mile Track Race

12:00 PM 1st Grade ½ Mile Track Race

12:45 PM 2nd Grade ½ Mile Track Race

A Few Reminders...

Report Cards and Interim Reports

Report Cards for Quarter 1 are available in your FOCUS account and Interim reports will be available Wednesday, November 16th. If you are in need of a printed report, please call the office to request a report. Parents must pick up printed reports in person in the office, as we are not able to send these home with students. Thank you for your understanding, and please let us know if you are in need of help accessing your FOCUS account.

Important Dates

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PTO Meeting Tonight!! Wednesday Nov 16, 2022 ⋅ 5:30pm – 6:30pm

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Thanksgiving Break -November 21- November 25 -Enjoy!

Character Education Word of the Month Citizenship/Patriotism

Citizenship or Patriotism:

The quality of an individual's response to membership in a community; respectful devotion or allegiance to one's country.

"Ask not what your country can do for you. Ask what you can do for your country." - John F. Kennedy

Candy Cane Grams for Sale! Flyers were sent home with students. Ask for a flyer from the office if you need one! Thanks for your support!

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Purchase Your Yearbook Today!

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A Message from Music!

Coming this Spring: Beginning Band at Trafalgar Elementary!

Hello! This is a message from Porter Gulseth, I am delighted to be the new music teacher here at TES. My background is in instrumental music and one of my goals is to expand the instrumental program at school. This will allow students to get a jump start on instruments they will continue to play in Middle School and beyond! If you are the parent and/or guardian of a fourth or fifth grade student interested in joining the Beginning Band Club in the Spring Semester, please send me an email at subject heading "BEGINNING BAND". This will add you to my contact list. There will be a Q&A Zoom meeting scheduled soon regarding the financial and time commitments the club will entail, as well as instrument fittings/choices and recommended pathways to instrument acquisition.

Thank you for your support,

Porter Gulseth

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Thanks so much to everyone who attended our IL Primo Spirit Night and for those who participated in the Fall Fundraiser!! Both were huge successes! Trafalgar appreciates you!

Smencils for Sale in the School Store!

Students can now purchase Smencils in our school store! Only $1 each!

Parent and Family Information

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Important Contact Information for Parents and Families

Trafalgar Daily Transportation Changes Send email to:

Trafalgar Elementary Website

Bus Location and Arrival Information

Bus Number and Bus Stop Information

FOCUS Parent Portal

Create a FOCUS account English:

Create a FOCUS account Spanish:

COVID Information for Parents