Trafalgar Gazette

November 1, 2018

A Note from the Principal

November is my favorite month of the year! The theme for November is thankfulness. It’s a time when everyone hits the pause button in their busy lives and reflects on what it means to be thankful. I am thankful for so much! I am thankful every day to come to our school. I am thankful for the privilege to work with caring, hardworking teachers and staff. I am thankful for our kind students and supportive parents. Be thankful for the time with family and friends this holiday. Happy Thanksgiving!

Smile and Be Kind!

Safety First

Here are a few reminders to keep the parent drop off line moving smoothly and safely:

  • Please wait in line. We ask that you not pull around the car line and wait in front of the school.
  • Pull all the way to the end of the sidewalk.
  • Remain in your vehicle.
  • Children should be ready to get out once the car has come to a complete stop.
  • Students should be dropped off in the line, not in the parking lot.
  • Students should not walk unaccompanied through the parking lot.

Thank you for your cooperation!

Attendance-Tardy to School

If your child is arriving late to school, you must bring your child in to the office to sign him/her in. Our school day begins at 7:55 and once the bell rings, your child is tardy to school. Teachers begin instruction at 7:55 and students arriving tardy not only interrupts the learning, but your child is missing important learning time. The beginning of the day is the time teachers use to set the tone for the day and helps students get organized.

Change for Recess- November 5-9

Help raise money for a new playground! Your child's grade level has an opportunity to earn a No Uniform Day on November 20 by bringing in the most change. Each grade level will have a jug on the stage to collect change. Bring in any amount and deposit it into the jug. The grade level with the most amount collected will earn the no uniform day.

Turkey Trot

Tuesday, Nov. 20th, 8:15am

1850 Southwest 20th Avenue

Cape Coral, FL

3rd, 4th and 5th grade students will run in a 1 mile race at 8:15 am.

Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grade will run in a 1/2 mile race at other scheduled times throughout the day.

Volunteers Needed

To ensure the safety of all students, we are in need of volunteers for the Turkey Trot. If you are available from 7:45-9:00 on November 20 and are able to help, please e-mail Suzy Corace. Or you can sign up online:

We're using (the leading online signup and reminder tool) to organize our upcoming activity.
Please sign up for Turkey Trot!
Here's how it works in 3 easy steps:

1. Click this link to go to our invitation page on
2. Enter your email address: (You will NOT need to register an account on
3. Sign up! Choose your spots - will send you an automated confirmation and reminders. Easy!
Note: does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact me and I can sign you up manually.

News from the Cafeteria

Thanksgiving meal will be served on November 15 for lunch.

Thanksgiving Break

There will be No School on November 21, 22 and 23 for Thanksgiving Break.

Trafalgar Hoodies available

The cooler weather has arrived! We have a limited amount of Trafalgar hoodies available for $25.00. The hoodies are navy blue with the Trafalgar logo embroidered on the front. Please stop by the office if you'd like to purchase one.

Kindergarten Pre-Registration

If you or someone you know has a child who will be entering Kindergarten in the Fall, please visit the website below for important pre-registration information. Pre-registration is designed to save you time when open enrollment begins in January.

Square 1 Art

All Square 1 Art orders are due by November 19.

Designs and Dreams- Artwork on Display at the LCPEC

Congratulations to our students who have their artwork displayed at the Lee County Public Education Center.

Cayden Burch

Briella Costenza

Kadence Holcomb

Kinley Honas

Audrey Martin

Kaci Newberry

Cara Peska

Sophie Rodriguez

Ty Rodriguez

Maya Ruiz

Haven Thompson

College Apparel Day- November 14

Students are encouraged to wear a college jersey or college t-shirt to school to promote #WestZoneCollegeBound. Students wearing college jerseys or t-shirts must wear uniform bottoms.

Caught Reading- Fostering a Love of Reading

Does your child love to read? Or, is your child reluctant to read any more than necessary? To encourage reading for pleasure, we are asking you to snap a picture of your child while he or she is reading outside of school. It could be at home, at a park, or anywhere. “Catch” your child reading, take a picture, and email it to Mrs. Campbell at 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. We appreciate your encouragement to foster a life-long love of reading!