Trafalgar Gazette

Trafalgar Elementary-Kagan Model School- "A" School

October 2019

A Message from the Principal

Team Trafalgar,

We’ve had a very successful first quarter! Continue to focus on our 4 Expectations:

Be Respectful

Be Responsible

Be Safe

Be a Learner


The best way to support a child’s education is to be at school on time every day!


We appreciate all you do to encourage and support your child’s education.


Smile and Be Kind,

Mrs. Murphy

END OF 1st QUARTER-Friday, October 11th

iReady Learning Games

i‑Ready’s interactive Learning Games are a fun and engaging way for students in grades K–5 to strengthen understanding of mathematical concepts, improve fluency, and foster a positive relationship to struggle in the context of challenging standards. Available for the 2019–20 school year, Learning Games are incorporated into i‑Ready to provide mathematics fluency and skills practice that foster internal motivation while encouraging productive struggle.


Your child can access the iReady interactive Learning Games at home.

Upcoming Trafalgar Events

Fall Festival

Friday, Oct. 11th, 5-7pm

1850 Southwest 20th Avenue

Cape Coral, FL

Pre-ticket sales start Friday, October 4th at the school store: 5 for $2.00 or 25 for $10.00

50 cents each beginning on October 11th

Featuring these fun activities.........

Haunted House

Games

Food Trucks

Bounce House

Silent Auction

Cake Walk

and more!

Book Fair

Friday, Oct. 11th, 7am to Thursday, Oct. 17th, 12pm

1850 Southwest 20th Avenue

Cape Coral, FL

Student Led Conferences

Thursday, Oct. 17th, 5-7pm

1850 Southwest 20th Avenue

Cape Coral, FL

Your child is excited to share with you what they have learned so far this year. Watch for an invitation to the conferences to come home soon. There are no scheduled times; you are welcome to visit the classroom any time from 5:00 to 7:00.

The 17th Annual Monster Mash Dash

Friday, Oct. 25th, 8:30am

1850 Southwest 20th Avenue

Cape Coral, FL

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

2nd Grade Movie Afternoon

Friday, Oct. 25th, 2:15pm

1850 Southwest 20th Avenue

Cape Coral, FL

Storybook Parade

Thursday, Oct. 31st, 9am

1850 Southwest 20th Avenue

Cape Coral, FL

CAKE WALK-Baked Good Donations

The Trafalgar Elementary ESE department is sponsoring the Cake Walk booth at the Fall Festival. We’re in need of baked good donations. If you are interested in donating, please contact Mr. Matsko. Baked goods can be delivered to the office on the afternoon of Thursday, October 10th or on Friday, October 11th, 2019. Please label them “Cake Walk”.

PBS CELEBRATION

We look forward to rewarding students for their Quarter 1 behavior, grades, and attendance on Friday, October 10th. Students will be eating lunch outside. We believe that what gets rewarded gets repeated! Way to go students!
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TRAFALGAR ELEMENTARY IS CELEBRATING RED RIBBON WEEK!

PARENTS: PLEASE HELP YOUR CHILD CELEBRATE AND HONOR RED RIBBON WEEK BY PARTICIPATING IN THE FUN THEME DAYS WE WILL BE HAVING ALL WEEK! TRAFALGAR EAGLES ARE PROUD TO BE DRUG FREE!


Monday, October 28-TEAM UP AGAINST DRUGS! Students can wear a team jersey or team spirit shirt to school.

Tuesday, October 29-DRUGS ARE SCARY! I’M “RED-Y” TO SAY NO TO DRUGS! It’s Red day! Students can wear as much red as possible.

Wednesday, October 30-SOCK IT TO DRUGS! Students can wear crazy socks to school.

Thursday, October 31-WE ARE TOO SMART TO DO DRUGS! It’s Literature Day. Students can dress up as their favorite storybook character. A parade will take place, too.

Friday, November 1-HATS OFF TO BEING DRUG FREE! Students can wear a hat to school.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT

A huge THANK YOU to each and every family who participated in the Otis Spunkmeyer fundraiser. We earned over $16,000.00 toward our playground shade canopy! Your support is greatly appreciated. Cookie dough and other orders should be at the school in the next couple weeks. We will send notification of the pick up time. All orders must be picked up by a parent.


We are so proud of our students and staff in their involvement in supporting childhood cancer. On Friday, September 27th, Trafalgar Elementary spent the day in their jammies to show support for the thousands of children who are stuck in their PJ’s battling cancer. During our Pjammin' with Kids event, we raised over $2,000. This money was sent to The American Childhood Cancer Organization.


Captain Canned Good was excited to see that Trafalgar Elementary collected over 1,700 items for the Salvation Army. THANK YOU to the Trafalgar Elementary Student Council for planning this community outreach event. We appreciate the families that donated canned food items. Way to go Eagles! CONGRATS to Mrs. Swanson's class and Mrs. Cruz's class for bringing in the most food items. They won an ice cream treat.

SAFETY MATTERS!

  • Please remember that the safest way for your child to go home is by riding the bus or being picked up in the car line. Do not park on private property or on the roadway to pick up or drop off children.
  • Parents, parent pick up car tags should remain in the window until AFTER the student is picked up. This will help the teachers at the cones with getting the kids in the cars safely.
  • In times of severe weather, dismissal may be delayed. Walkers and bike riders will not be allowed to leave the building until we receive an "all clear" for lightning.
  • We do not take transportation changes over the phone. If you need to change the way your child goes home, you must submit it in writing or in person to the office.
  • Remember that when you are leaving our driveway, pedestrians have the right of way. Please be cautious when approaching the end of our driveway as students from our school and the middle school cross there.

CONGRATULATIONS STUDENTS REPRESENTING TRAFALGAR ELEMENTARY

27th Annual Designs & Dreams of Young Artists Show


Keira Allan-Coil Pot

Aliana Baez-Turtle-hatchling

Joli Barde-Mug

Brantley Bink-Colorful Bug

Kaylee Campbell-Pink & Purple Bowl

Mikayla Campbell-Plaster Mask magenta/blue flowers

Abigail Close-Yellow pot

Brooke Davis-Abstract Portrait

Isabella De Lora-Friendship Pot

Isabella Diaz-Jellyfish

Deborah Direny-Owl

Emily Drum-Clay Poppy

Kadence Holcomb-Dragon

Sereniti Johnson-Pinch Pot

Brystal Jones-Tree of Life

Alyssa Lamagna-Lizard

Sofia Medina-Mondrian Style Tile

Katherine Pelkofski-Hibiscus

Addison Smith-Coil Pot

Kenzie Smith-Textured clay slab house

STUDENT ART MASTERPIECES ARE IN THE WORKS!

Coming home soon will be your child’s custom catalog featuring their artwork.

· Kindergarten- My Self-Portrait

· Grade 1- Sun with Rays in the style of Ted Harrison using warm and cool colors

· Grade 2- Warm Background/Cool hands-Ndedele inspired Color Theory

· Grade 3- Pop Art Cupcakes in the style of Wayne Thiebaud

· Grade 4- Pop Art Donuts in the style of Wayne Thiebaud

· Grade 5- Still Life, Cactus

SCHOOL ZONE ENFORCEMENT

Starting October 1st, texting and driving in a school zone becomes a primary offense in Florida. Troopers will be issuing warnings, per the law until January 1, unless something more serious is witnessed.

BIRTHDAY INVITATIONS

Birthday party invitations are NOT allowed to be distributed in class unless ALL of the students in the class are invited to the birthday party.