Trafalgar Gazette

A Kagan Model School

December 1, 2018

A Note from the Principal

We want to wish each of our Trafalgar families a very happy holiday season.

Mrs. Murphy and Ms. Milstein

Holiday Break Information

Early Dismissal Days:

December 19

December 20

December 21

Students are dismissed at 12:10.

There will be no morning or afternoon Voyages on Friday, December 21.

There will be no school for students from December 24 through January 8, 2019.

Upcoming Events

Parents Night Out

Friday, Dec. 7th, 6-9pm

1850 Southwest 20th Avenue

Cape Coral, FL

Deadline to register is Wednesday, December 5. There are still spots available!

Reindeer Run

Friday, Dec. 14th, 8:15am

1850 Southwest 20th Avenue

Cape Coral, FL

Volunteers are needed for the Reindeer Run

If you are available to assist with the Reindeer Run on December 14 from 7:45 to 9:00, please use the link below to sign up.

For specific questions, please contact Ms. Corace.

Pictures with Santa

Wednesday, Dec. 12th, 8am

1850 Southwest 20th Avenue

Cape Coral, FL

Santa Claus is coming to Town!

That’s right! Santa will be at Trafalgar Elementary taking pictures with all the good boys and girls. What a wonderful gift to give to a loved one or even to display by your tree.

When: Wednesday, December 12th

Where: Trafalgar Elementary

Price: $5.00 including holiday frame (send $5.00 to your child’s teacher by 12/12)

Uniforms should be worn for pictures.

Pictures will be taken on Wednesday, December 12th and will be distributed by Tuesday, December 18th.

Say “CHEESE!” And make December 2018 a holiday to remember.

Contact Jennifer Milstein with any questions!

Online Parking Spot Auction

Monday, Dec. 10th, 8am to Friday, Dec. 14th, 1pm

This is an online event.

Here’s your chance to have a parking spot reserved just for YOU!


Bidding will take place ONLINE only.

It’s time to bid on the THREE reserved parking spots for Semester 2 of the 2018-2019 school year. The bidding will begin on December 10 at 7:00am and run until December 14 at 1:00pm. Individuals will be able to bid in increments of $25 and you can bid as often as you want. The highest three bidders will be notified once the bidding has ended. Payment must be paid in full within a week of being notified.

Individuals winning the bids will be allowed to park in the parking spots from January 7, 2019 until May 30, 2019. A hanging car tag will be given to each winning bidder. It is the bidder’s responsibility to put a student name or student names on the tag. The tag must be displayed in the vehicle’s windshield and is not transferable to another family.

Safety First!

Please remember that no students should be waiting in front of the school before 7:25 in the morning. If your child is a walker, please be sure that they are not arriving before 7:25. Students must wait in your vehicle until a member of our staff is at parent drop off and gives the signal for students to enter the breezeway. This is for your child's safety, as we do not provide supervision before 7:25.
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Playground Update

Thank you to all our parents, students and community members for your support with our playground fundraising. We have had many events so far this year that have contributed toward the new playground- Mother and Son Night of Fun, Fall fundraiser, change fundraiser, and parking spot auctions. We also have many upcoming events planned to continue to raise money toward our goal of $45,000.00. These events include pictures with Santa, Father/Daughter dance and a 2nd parking spot auction.

So far we have raised nearly $30,000.00!

Winter Break Read-a-Thon

As you know, this year we are raising money to add a new playground to our school! Whether your child loves to read or needs an incentive to keep reading, this is the perfect opportunity to help us out! We will be holding a Read-A-Thon! Over winter break your child will be able to support our school AND keep those reading skills sharp! Win-Win! Your child will be asked to set a reading goal of 10 -30 minutes per day for 10 days. There are many ways reading can fit into your winter break plans. Your child can read while traveling, together with Grandparents or extended family, with hot chocolate on a chilly day, or just to enjoy a new book that was a gift. Just by reading, your child will help raise funds for our new playground! We can’t wait to hear about all the wonderful reading your child did over break. More information will be coming home soon about our Read-A-Thon. We appreciate your encouragement of reading and your support for our school!

Caught Reading!

Thank you for “catching” and sending pictures of your child reading outside of school! We love seeing their pictures and your children love seeing themselves and their friends on the ‘Caught Reading’ board. Feel free to snap a picture of your child reading outside of school throughout the December holidays! Your child may love to read by the tree, by the Menorah, in cozy winter PJs, or while eating holiday cookies! The holidays are the perfect time to enjoy a new book!

Email your picture to Please also include your child’s name, grade, and class. Your child’s picture will be featured on our “Caught Reading” display board at the entrance of our school and during the morning news. We appreciate your encouragement to foster a life-long love of reading!

Mrs. Campbell

Reading Resource Teacher

5th Grade Field Trip to Corkscrew Wildlife Sanctuary

Each of our 5th grade classes will be taking a field trip to the Corkscrew Wildlife Sanctuary.

December 4- Mrs. Eva and Mrs. McDonnell

December 5- Mrs. Walters-Grant, Mr. Grant and Mr. Learsch

December 7- Ms. Mulloy and Mr. Bombassaro

A Note from the School Nurse

Please be reminded of the guidelines for medication administration at school

*It is highly recommended that all prescription and/or Over the Counter medications be given at home. If a student has an illness or chronic health condition that requires medications during school hours, guidelines must be followed:

*Both parent and doctor must sign the med administration form -the doctor’s written orders-- which is available in the school clinic.

*Medication, including refills, MUST be delivered to the clinic by the parent.

*Students MAY NOT transport meds.

*Meds must be in a pharmacy container, labeled with child’s name—ask the pharmacy to label a second bottle.

*Over the Counter medications must come to the clinic unopened, sealed—purchase smallest amount needed.

*All medication, unless picked up by the parent , will be discarded on the last day of school.

*Please remember new orders are needed for meds every school year. Please call the clinic if you need any med forms to be completed with your health care provider.

*And also:

Just a reminder that children who have reached the age of ten (10) are eligible to receive the Tdap immunization (*this shot will be required for your child to enter the 7th Grade) Also, if you have started the Gardisil/HPV series for your child, 3 shots are in the series, be sure to complete it if needed.

Why wait? Lee County Department of Health offers immunizations free of charge to children under the age of 18. Please call for an appointment and location first at 239-461-6100.