Trafalgar Gazette

September 6, 2022

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We are so excited about this new school year!

A Few Reminders...

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School Advisory Council (SAC) Meeting

When: Tuesday, September 20th at 6:00 pm

Where: Trafalgar Elementary Media Center

Who: Everyone! All Parents and Families of Trafalgar Students

Join us for an evening of information with a special guest speaker! We look forward to seeing you!

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Our first Trafalgar fundraiser will be starting September 19th and running through October 3rd! Be on the lookout for more information soon! There will be lots of great prizes, and the funds raised will be used to help our school with many projects and materials. We appreciate your participation! See below for a sneak peek at items for sale and prizes! Thank you for your support!
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It's Almost School Picture Day!!

School Pictures are Tuesday, September 20th. Picture order forms were sent home this week, or you can go online to order.

Checks or Money Orders payable to: Leonard's

Phone: (800) 215-4852

Access Code: C590480

Remember pictures are taken in school uniforms! Get ready to smile!

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Time for the Trafalgar Parking Fundraiser Auction

The Trafalgar Auction begins this week! It’s time to bid on TWO reserved parking spots for Semester 1 of the 2022-2023 school year. Bidding will begin on Friday, September 9th and run until Thursday, September 15th. Bidding will begin at $50, and individuals will be able to bid in increments of $25.00. Individuals can bid as often as desired. The two highest bidders will be notified once the bidding has ended. The individuals with winning bids will be allowed to park in the designated parking spots from September 16th until December 21st. The winners must display the student car tag in the vehicle’s windshield and the space is not transferable to another family.

Thanks for helping Trafalgar Elementary raise money for future playground equipment by participating in our online auction for two parking spaces. Skip the car lines and park to drop off or pick up your Trafalgar student! We appreciate your help to make our school a better place, and you get wait free drop off and pick up!

A Few Reminders About Parent Drop off, Walkers, and Dismissal...

Church Parking Lot: Please do not use the church parking lot for student drop off or pick up. The church is not a designated parking spot for Trafalgar Elementary.

Walker Student Safety: Please do not allow your children to run ahead of the adults walking students out after school. Some students are running ahead of adults and hiding behind our Trafalgar sign causing cars exiting the parking lot to be concerned for their safety.

Morning Drop Off Procedures: Thank you for staying in your cars during morning drop off and pulling all the way forward before letting your students out of the car. We now allow the drop off line to begin at 7:15 and have students wait in the cafeteria for the 7:25 bell. This is helping our car line to move more rapidly and allowing all cars in the line to be able to drop off before the 7:55 tardy bell. We are watching carefully to be sure there are no cars in line entering the campus parking lot when the bell rings. Once the bell rings, we look to find the last car in with no additional cars waiting to enter. This car is designated as the last car to be considered on time, and we watch carefully to be sure all students ahead of that car are sent through the cafeteria and considered on time. Cars entering the lot after the bell are considered tardy. Thanks for working with us to be sure your students are ready to exit your car as you stop in the line, and thanks for following our procedures.

Dress Code Reminders

Homework Policy

2022 – 2023 Homework Policy:

TES will be assigning on-grade level fluency passages for students to practice nightly with their families along with reading AR books on their level. Kindergarten students will begin with sight word practice. Our schoolwide focus is to increase reading fluency for all students. Grade levels can provide additional suggestions (not required) to support your child.

Would You Like Your Child to Have Free Tutoring?

Free Homework Help or Help with Any Subject Area!!

Click the "Connect with Lee - Homework Help" button to the right to access the link to Connect With Lee. This free service is available to all students. What is Connect With Lee?
  • After school assistance for K-12 students with homework, class assignments, and areas of difficulty

Interim Reports Available!

Starting today, parents can access interim reports of student grades. Please check FOCUS for this report or call the school to arrange to pick up an interim report. Interims and Report Cards will no longer be sent home with students. Let us know if you need help accessing FOCUS reports. Thanks!

Need Your Child to Buy Milk for Lunch?

Milk is .50 this year. Please send money to your child's account by using or sending money with your child.

Ready to Volunteer?

If you attended a volunteer orientation at Trafalgar and filled out and turned in your volunteer form, please contact a teacher directly or call the school to arrange to volunteer. We are looking for help in the media center, for the Bookfair, and for the Fall Festival next month! So happy to have you!

Upcoming Important Dates

Out of Field Teachers

Florida State Statute 1012.42 recognizes that teachers at times must be assigned duties in a class outside the field in which the teacher is certified. The following teachers at Trafalgar Elementary are certified, but may be assigned one or more classes outside their areas of certification and are required to take appropriate steps to comply with the statutory regulation. The following teachers are engaged in training to add English for Speakers of other Languages to their certificate:

Thomas Alotta

Staci Campion

Rosemary Teague

Jessica Jenkins

Martha Smith

Megan McDaniel

Josephine Sala

Nicole Ospina

Jennifer Allo

Holly Donohue

Karlee Hofmann

Angelica Santiago

Important Information

Trafalgar Daily Transportation Changes Send email to:

Trafalgar Elementary Website

Bus Location and Arrival Information

Bus Number and Bus Stop Information

FOCUS Parent Portal

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