Remembrance Day Ceremony Guest Speaker

To the ESA community. We are looking for a person involved in the Canadian Military either as a veteran, or as reporter, etc to speak at our Remembrance Day Ceremony on Friday Nov. 9, 2018. If you know of someone who would be interested in speaking please contact Melissa Moorhouse at [email protected].

SESAT Meeting Monday October 1st @ 7pm – AGENDA

We hope that you can make some time to come out to the SESAT meeting on Monday evening at 7pm in the ESA Library

We have so much to talk about and maybe you have an idea or two, or would just like to meet some other parents.


 7:00-7:15     Meet ‘n Greet

7:15-7:25       Welcome and Introductions

7:25-7:30       Approval of May’s Minutes 

7:30-7:35       School Council Update

7:35-7:45       Vice Principal’s Update

 7:45-7:50       Student Council Update

7:50-8:05       SESAT Updates and looking ahead

8:05-8:10       Snack Shack

8:10-8:25       Craft Fair Update

8:25-8:40       Silent Auction Update

8:40-8:45       PD9 – volunteers needed to make dinners for students (Heather Conway 905-399-4226 [email protected] )

8:45-9:00       Open Discussion/New Topics

9:00pm            Adjournment


See you Monday night!


SESAT (Supporters of ESA Talent) is a Registered Charity that raises money for the Arts Majors at ESA.

Club Fair

Club Fair is on Tuesday, October 2nd.  Come to the library at lunch.

ESA’s community choir, FACES, starts this Wednesday – Register by Monday Oct 1

Online Registration is open for just a couple more days.  Registration Form at:

We have 33 signed up so far, including 6 men! It would be wonderful to have more, especially more men, so please register and share with you friends, family and partners!

Not sure? Contact Mary [email protected] to arrange to attend the first rehearsal before you decide.

Rehearsals start Wednesday October 3rd @ 7pm!! School parents, community members, alumni, extended family, staff of ESA – this is your chance to make music and connect with the ESA community! Details below…

FACES (Family, Alumni and Community of ESA Sing) is ESA’s pop up community choir! We started it up last January-February and after seven weeks of rehearsals, culminated with a wonderful concert “Show me a Smile”, featuring ESA alumni, students, family and community members coming together. It was a huge success with over 60 members signed up, and many singers commented on what a positive, enriching and connecting experience it was. Not to mention, we sounded fabulous!

Our second round of FACES  starts October 3rd, 2018 on WEDNESDAY EVENINGS 7:00pm – 8:30pm at ESA. There will be Six weeks of Wednesday rehearsals followed by a performance tentatively scheduled for Wed, Nov. 21. (No rehearsal on Halloween)

COST: $70
(Note: Alumni who are unable to cover the cost, eg: students or unemployed, are invited to join free of charge. But please do Register so we know you’re coming and send a note about your circumstances to [email protected])

1. Fill out the Google Registration Form at this link.
2. Pay online at via SchoolCashOnline (link will be provided after you submit the Google Form)

Please note: Online payment is strongly preferred as it is much easier to manage and track. Even if you do not have a student in the TDSB, you can sign up for a SchoolCashOnline account by clicking Register Now on the login page. If necessary, cash or cheque will be accepted at the first rehearsal, in which case the $70 fee applies. Please fill out the Google Registration Form as soon as possible, and then email Mary if you need to pay in person.

Mary Bella, a current ESA Parent, will again be conducting and organizing the group. Mary has a Master of Music in Vocal Performance and a Graduate Opera Diploma. She has 6 years choral conducting experience and 20 years of professional choral singing under her belt, including 15 years with the Canadian Opera Company Chorus. She recently completed an advanced conducting workshop with Amadeus Choir and leading Canadian choral masters, Lydia Adams and Linda Beaupré. Mary has also served choirs for many years as both manager and board president. Mary believes that this choir brings together the broader ESA community in a very special way, in addition to raising funds for our school.

Feel free to email Mary with any questions or concerns: [email protected]

Snack Shack Returns on October 2nd!!!

Snack Shack Opens October 2nd!

Snack Shack is back offering healthy snacks such as fruit smoothies, healthy baked goods, fruit, veggies and a whole bunch more for students to purchase after school.

Drop by and grab a snack before rehearsal or just something for your ride home but don’t forget your money. Snack Shack is open every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and is located by the main entranceway.

Please remember that 100% raised by this SESAT initiative is shared equally amongst the 6 majors. Thanks for your support and see you at the Shack!

SESAT Meeting Monday, October 1, 2018 at 7pm in the Library

Another exciting school year has begun! Please join us for the first SESAT (Supporters of ESA Talent) meeting on Monday, October 1, 7pm – 9pm in the library. Come learn more about ESA’s arts fundraising committee and see the great things we’re planning for the 2018i-2019 school year.

All are welcome. If you’re a new parent to ESA and want to meet other parents and get involved, we’d love to see you at the meeting. If you’re a returning parent, we’re looking forward to welcoming you back. This is an opportunity for you to share your ideas and help to shape activities and events in the coming year.

Look forward to seeing you there!

If you have any suggestions or questions, you can reach out to us at [email protected].

Thank you.

Your SESAT Team

CANCELLED: PARENTS: The 5 W’s of “BUDDY UP” night – get your tickets now!

Unfortunately, due to mitigating circumstances, we have had to postpone the Buddy Up night.

We are hoping to reschedule this event to early December.

Our apologies for any inconvenience.

School Council

How To Parent Your Child In The Arts – Reminder of October 11

Come to this workshop around topics relevant to our parent community. Hope to see you on October 11 at 7:00 pm.


PARENTS: The 5 W’s of “BUDDY UP” night – get your tickets now!

WHO: All parents are welcome – New and ‘seasoned’ parents, and Temporary Principal Karl Sprogis.

WHAT:  Welcome new parents social; a networking evening – “speed meeting” tables, food and fun! Appetizers, soft drinks / juice will be served. (Full menu and beverages available for additional purchase.)

WHERE: Crooked Cue, 3056 Bloor St. West.  Two minute walk from Royal York subway or street parking and Green P lot behind.  Tickets are $10 and available at School Cash Online at, or at the venue

WHEN: Thursday September 27, 7-9 pm

WHY: You told School Council you wanted more opportunities to connect with other parents. So come on out! Hope to see you there!

Questions, comments, ideas are always welcome: [email protected]

Portfolio Day 9

We are closing in on what will be the largest Portfolio Day event ever!

On November 2nd we will welcome 100+ representatives from more than 70 schools from 6 countries to Etobicoke School of the Arts to spend the day speaking with 81 of our amazing grade 12 students from 5 ESA majors.

Relationships with representatives are a key factor in our securing remarkable scholarship opportunities, and Portfolio Day is when those relationships are formed. It is a magnificent event that we have been working towards for years, and we rely heavily on donations to pay for the many aspects of hosting more than 2000 people.

If you are willing to assist in our efforts in creating post-secondary and professional opportunities for our grade 12’s, we would be thrilled to accept your support. If you have donated already – we thank you from the bottom of our hearts!

Please Click Here to Donate to Portfolio Day 9

Everyone is welcome to join us on Friday November 2nd from 7 to 10 pm to experience first hand what our remarkable community is capable of. Follow Portfolio Day 9 on Instagram at @portfolioday9

Huge thank you to Emily Guitar for making our new video! Click here to watch