Trafalgar Gazette

March 1, 2019

A Note from Administration

Thank you to all the community members, school board members, district employees, parents and volunteers who came to read to our students on Friday, Feb 22. Every class enjoyed hearing your stories and learning about your careers.

Our book fair was a huge success! Thank you to our volunteers who helped keep it running.

We appreciate your support as we raise money to build a new playground. We have raised $33,000 so far and still have a few more fundraisers coming soon. The next event is the Father/Daughter dance, followed by a Boys v. Girls change fundraiser, and an online auction. We are in need of donations for the online auction. If you are a business owner or know someone who owns a business and can donate an item or service for the online auction, please contact Jennifer Milstein for more information.

We Need Volunteers

Field Day

March 14, 2019

7:30 AM-10:45 AM

To insure a successful field day, we need parent volunteers to run the games/stations. If you have any questions or to be emailed a volunteer form for field day, please contact Ms. Corace at

Field Day

Thursday, March 14th, 8:15am

1850 Southwest 20th Avenue

Cape Coral, FL

What Students Need for Field Day on March 14

Every child is encouraged to wear finger-tip length athletic shorts (no spandex), a grade level field day shirt /or one of the same color (no sleeveless shirts), socks and tennis shoes (normal heel, no boots or knee high ”tennis shoes”) a hat, sunglasses, and PLEASE PUT SUNSCREEN ON YOUR CHILD BEFORE THEY LEAVE HOME (you may also send it so that it may be re-applied). You may also send water bottles (no sodas or sports drinks). Please make sure your child’s first and last name is on all personal items.

Grade Level t-shirt colors are:

Kindergarten and PreK- Purple

1st grade- Red

2nd grade- Orange

3rd grade- Green

4th grade- Blue

5th grade- Yellow

MDA Shamrocks March 6 through March 13

Student Council is selling MDA Shamrocks March 6 through the 13th . The shamrocks are $1.00 for a green shamrock & $5.00 a gold one. Any child who donates any amount can wear green on Wednesday, March 13th.

Spring Break

March 15 through March 22.

Students return to school on Monday, March 25, 2019

Safety Update

At Trafalgar Elementary School, we strive to keep our students safe at all times. In recent weeks, we have become increasingly concerned with parent drop off and parent pick up. One of the safest ways for your child to get to and from school is in the car line. However, if you are dropping your child off on SW 20th Ave or SW 18th Ter, a safety concern is created. Our morning drop off begins at 7:25 and ends at 7:55. Please plan accordingly when bringing your child to school. Only walkers should be entering our campus through the walker gate.

Our afternoon pick up begins at 2:10 and ends around 2:35. It is not safe to park on SW 20th Ave or SW 18th Ter to pick up your child. If your child is not able to walk home independently, please use the car line. Parent pick up tags are always available in the front office.

Please remember during drop off and pick up times, we ask that all parents enter by turning right into the driveway. When exiting campus, it is posted "Right Turn Only".

Many traffic issues can be resolved if all parents follow the processes we have in place. No one wants a child to be injured because processes were not followed. Our school staff do all they can to keep your children safe and we are asking for your help with this.

At dismissal, we do not allow parents to pick students up in the office. Please remain in the car line.

Our School Resource Officer and Administration are always available to answer your concerns.

Also remember that we do not take transportation changes over the phone. In order to change how your child goes home at the end of the day, you must either write a note in the planner or send an email to your child's teacher and the office. You may also send a request by fax.

If you are coming on campus as a visitor or volunteer, don't forget to bring your ID- it is required.

We thank you for your cooperation with this matter.

Student Led Conferences

Thursday, March 28th, 5-7pm

1850 Southwest 20th Avenue

Cape Coral, FL

FSA Testing Dates

April 2- FSA Writing for 4th and 5th grades

April 3 & 4- FSA ELA for 3rd grade

May 1 & 2- FSA ELA grades 4 and 5

May 7 & 8- FSA Math for 3rd, 4th and 5th grades

May 9 & 10- Science Grade 5

Father/ Daughter Dance

Friday, April 5th, 6-8pm

2120 Trafalgar Parkway

Cape Coral, FL

$40 per couple & $15 for each additional daughter.

The event will be held in the Trafalgar Middle cafeteria. Admission price includes dancing, dinner, door prizes and a souvenir photo. Pre-registration is required by March 27, 2019. Admission is limited to the first 150 students.

All proceeds benefit our new playground.

National Breakfast Week- March 4-8

National Breakfast Week will be from Monday, March 4 through Friday, March 8….

Prizes will be given out each day to those students who eat breakfast, with a grand prize given out on Friday.

A Note from the School Nurse

Childhood vision problems that are detected and treated early can see improved outcomes compared with those detected late. Eighty percent of learning is visual. We want your students to be ready to learn every day. You can help by being aware of the following signs and symptoms that may indicate a student is having difficulty seeing.

· Squinting

· Tilting the head or covering one eye

· Eyes watering

· Excessive blinking

· Rubbing the eyes

· Difficulty reading

· Blurred vision

· Clumsiness/decreased coordination

· Droopy eyelid

· Redness of the eye

· Drainage from the eye

· Cloudiness/haze covering eye

· Unequal pupil size

· Moving closer to read something on the board/paper

If you see any of these, please see your eye care professional for follow-up and treatment. And if you’ve received a vision referral from a recent screening at school, please see an eye doctor as recommended, and let the school know the results of that eye exam. VISION one of the best learning tools!

**Just a reminder that children who have reached the age of 10 can receive the Tdap immunization which is required for entrance into 7th grade! Why wait? The Lee County Health Department offers the shot free of charge and of course you can schedule a well visit with you own doctor.

**Medication can be given in the clinic only with doctor and parent permission. Please ask the clinic assistant for those necessary forms to take to your physician. No medication should be carried by the child to school. Parent must bring medication to clinic.