Library Access: Week of November 13th

We have another busy week in the Library – indeed at ESA – this week, with some very special special events.

Monday Nov 13th

  • Gr 9 GEOGRAPHY ArcGIS: All Grade 9 students are down within this two (2) week period to start working on ArcGIS projects.
  • We continue today with Ms. Arsu’s Day Two classes.

Tuesday November 14th

  • Library open before school and for students on spares during class periods.
  • There will be no lunch hour on account of Grade 8 Open House in the afternoon.
  • There will be no access to the Library after classes end, prior to Gr 8 Open House, while we set-up for the afternoon.

Wednesday November 15th and Thursday November 16th

Access outside of class periods…

  • Please note that while we will be open before school, at lunch and after school each day… there will be no tables available in the main area on the lower level of the Library.
  • The tables will have been removed for the duration and the available seating will be set-up in circles for our workshops.
  • There will be access only to the computers on the upper level of the Library, as we will have incorporated the chairs from the lower level computers into our circles.

Friday November 17th: Profession Development (PD) Day

  • No classes for students.


Our Online Silent Auction is now live!

Please visit our online auction from now until midnight on November 17th

We have some wonderful items including show tickets, luxury gift baskets, artisanal custom cake, and dinner out to name just a few.


And if you can’t support ESA through the Online Silent Auction we hope that you can join us at the ESA Craft Fair and Silent Auction on November 18th from 10am to 3 pm.  It is an amazing community event that hosts 85 vendors who create beautiful one-of-a-kind items.


Please join us for an exciting one-of-a-kind shopping experience.  See what the best of Toronto’s Artisans have to offer.  Shop for those hard to find people on your gift list. Find something fun to eat at our Cafe and our Bake Sale.


This year we will have more than 150 Silent Auction items at the Craft Sale, including original art, cottage rentals, theatre tickets, jewellery, gift baskets, and so much more!


Please help fund the amazing Art Programs at Etobioke School of the Arts.


Admission is $1
Children 12 and under are Free


See you there!

EnVision Student Conference: Permission Forms Available

Student who are interested in attending the EnVision Student Conference next Thursday, November 16th need to pick up an official TDSB Permission Form.

The EnVision conference focuses on identity, self-acceptance, navigating relationships, dealing with and overcoming homophobia, biphobia, transphobia, transmisogyny, bullying, intersectional oppression, and discrimination in our schools and communities.

It’s a full day of workshops, activities, speakers, and resources and a space to meet other people! Students are invited to join the conversation in how to create safer schools and how to build skills to form and maintain healthy relationships with themselves and others.

  • Hard copies of the signed and pre-populated TDBS Permission Form – and cover letter – are available from: Ms. McInnes, Mr. Vritsios and/or Ms. Wray
  • Digital copies of the ‘raw’ TDSB Permission Form – and cover letter – are attached to the bottom of this posting.  Please print off and return the Parent Signature page.

Forms must be returned to Ms. Wray by no later than the end of the school day Tuesday, November 14th.


REGISTRATION for this conference is a two-part process.

  • Students also need to complete the online registration form and choose their workshop sessions in advance of the Conference.
  • Access the Conference Registration Form here:
  • This step is MANDATORY… as is the return of the Field Trip Permission form.


ENVISION 2017 Cover Letter

excursion form ENVISION 2017

The First Page Student Writing Challenge is OPEN!

I am delighted to announce that the CBC’s The First Page Student Writing Challenge is now open!

The challenge?

We want students to give us a glimpse of the great Canadian novel of the year 2167.

Write the first page of a book set 150 years in the future, with the protagonist facing an issue that’s topical today and setting the scene for how it’s all playing out in a century and a half.

Submission will be accepted from Nov. 9, 2017 at 9 a.m. ET to Nov. 30, 2017 at 6 p.m. ET. 
  • Five writers, including Governor General’s Literary Award finalist Cherie Dimaline and The First Page judge Erin Bow, read from the first page of their books and pass on some wisdom that students may find helpful.
  • A teacher’s guide with discussion questions are provided for each video.

ESA Community Survey in Response to the TDSB Task Force Report

ESA School Council is seeking input from the ESA community to inform its response to the TDSB Enhancing Equity Task Force report. Complete the ESA Community Survey at: DEADLINE is 11:59pm, Wednesday Nov. 15 to submit your feedback through this survey.

Your feedback will impact School Council’s response, which must be submitted to the Task Force by November 20, 2017. Have your Say!

If you have any questions or comments contact us at: [email protected].

Congratulations Dancers!

Congratulations to all those who were involved both on stage and behind the scenes with making Choreographic Workshop 2017 a huge success!

The sold out performance came together nicely to showcase the love and passion for dance, and creativity that thrives at ESA.

To the dancers and crew, thank you for all of your dedication, hard work and professionalism.

Thank you to all of the staff, volunteers, families, friends, and community members that came out to help and to support.



Grade 9 Geography: Important Notice to all

Very important notice for all Grade 9 Geography students… and their parents!

We are preparing for students to come down to the Library lab to work on ArcGIS activities.

  • All Grade 9 students will be down within the next two (2) weeks to start working on ArcGIS projects.
  • We begin this Friday, November 10th, with Ms. Arsu’s Day One classes.

Students need to have an ArcGIS account ahead of their arrival to the Library.

If the student in your house has not yet activated an ArcGIS account…

Students who complete(d) the form to create their accounts in advance will (have) recieve(d) an e-mail – at their TDSB Student e-mail address – subject line ‘TDSB ArcGIS Online subscription’.

  • The e-mail contains/contained an activation link… active for a period of two (2) weeks.
  • If you previously submitted your details but it has been more than two (2) weeks and you have not yet activated your account… please re-submit your details using the GOOGLE FORM above.

REMEMBER… to store the LOGIN credentials for this account with the rest of your school related login credentials.

Check out the vendors at this year’s Winter Craft Fair – Photo Gallery

This year’s Winter Craft Fair and Silent Auction (coming up Saturday November 18th at ESA) is shaping up to be the best ever! Check out a sampling of some of the treasures that will be on offer!

And don’t forget to LIKE, SHARE and INVITE your friends to the event through the Facebook Event Page:

Indigenous Education Month

November is Indigenous Education Month.

  • Drop by the Library to check out our display of – mostly brand new – Indigenous Fiction and Non-Fiction titles.

Each school day in November we will feature a title from our collection here at the ESA Library Daily Blog.

2017 Choreographic Workshop

Tickets are selling fast for the 2017 Choreographic Workshop!!

It is a wonderful evening of student and faculty choreography that is being showcased November 8th, 2017‬ at the Nancy Main Theatre at ESA. For ticket information, please visit, ‪‬ or you are welcome to purchase tickets at the door ‪at 6:00pm‬ for $15.00.