Trafalgar Gazette

January 9, 2019

A Kagan Model School

Welcome Back!

We are halfway through the school year and now is the time to refocus on academics and set goals for the rest of the school year. Just like New Year Resolutions, now is the time to think about a goal that you would like to meet for Semester 2. Some students might focus on reading AR; some students might focus on learning math facts; while others will focus on making new friends. Any of these goals are good and can be met with a positive attitude and hard work. Sharing your goals with someone will help with accountability and meeting it.

Our teachers have goals for your students; the administrative team has goals for your students. We are looking forward to the 2nd half of the year with a renewed energy and sense of urgency. It is important to remain focused on our end goal and work together as a team to make Trafalgar the best it can be.

SAC Meeting

Thursday, Jan. 24th, 6pm

1850 Southwest 20th Avenue

Cape Coral, FL

Please meet us in the Media Center at 6:00 pm.

There will be no PTO meeting on this date.

Frosty Run

Friday, Jan. 25th, 8:15am

1850 Southwest 20th Avenue

Cape Coral, FL

Semester 2 Grade reporting dates

January 17- Report Cards

February 5- Quarter 3 Interim Reports

April 2- Report Cards

April 24- Quarter 4 Interim Reports

May 30- Final Report Cards

Book Fair

Thursday, Feb. 14th, 7:30am to Friday, Feb. 22nd, 2pm

1850 Southwest 20th Avenue

Cape Coral, FL

If you are available to volunteer, please contact Ms. Bennett.

No School

Monday, January 21 in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Family Movie on the Lawn

Friday, Feb. 22nd, 6pm

1850 Southwest 20th Avenue

Cape Coral, FL

An exciting event for all families. Concessions will be available.

Watch for more information to come!

Jersey Day for Students

On February 1, students are invited to wear a Team Jersey with uniform bottoms.

Safety First

A few reminders for Parent Drop Off and Pick Up:

  • If you are waiting in line for parent drop off, please remain before the crosswalk in front of the school. If there are cars already in line, please take your place behind those cars.
  • Students should not be dropped off in the parking lot. The safest place is in the car line. If you are bringing your child into the building, please be sure you are walking with your child.
  • During parent drop off, you should enter our campus by turning right into the driveway.
  • Obey the posted Right Turn Only sign when exiting campus.
  • During afternoon pick up, do not try to enter campus into oncoming traffic. If the line has formed, please wait until it is safe to enter the driveway.
  • Parents are not permitted to pick students up in the office at dismissal.
  • Make sure you have your car tag visible.
  • During drop off and pick up, please follow the directions of staff directing traffic.

Tours and Student Enrollment dates

Tours are available on Wednesdays beginning January 16 for families interested in learning more about Trafalgar Elementary School for the 2019-2020 school year. Please call 239-283-3043 to schedule your tour.

Health Note from the School Nurse

Say BOO to the FLU!


Flu season is here to stay for the next few months. Here are a few tips to keep children healthy and ready to learn:

1. Wash those hands. We may say it a million times, but it really works.

2. Eat healthy meals, including breakfast.

3. Stay hydrated, drink water.

4. Get enough sleep at night. Our bodies do much of their healing and infection fighting while we sleep. We need to get enough sleep for our bodies to do a good job.

5. Get a flu shot. Current recommendations say flu shots are for everybody 6 months old and up. Children hold more of the flu virus than any other age group, and other than the elderly, have the most serious cases. Protecting our children protects everyone.


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).

Why wait? You can get a jump start and get the shot when your child turns 10 or 11.


Please call for an appointment at 239-461-6100, or you can make an appointment with your child’s pediatrician. Please bring that documentation/record of that Tdap to your school nurse.

Also, if you have started the gardasil/HPV series for your child, 3 shots are in the series, be sure to complete it if needed.

New Logo Shirts

We have a new logo!

Uniform logo shirts are available for $15.

Zip logo hoodies are available for $25.


Stop in the office to get yours today!