SESAT Volunteers Needed

Hey folks, we are in need of some volunteers for Opus and for the Garage Sale.

We would appreciate if we could have a few parent volunteers to help sell refreshments at Opus on Friday, May 11 from 6pm-8pm.  Please email [email protected] if you can volunteer.


We also need more volunteers to help with donation drop-offs and working the day of the Garage Sale.

You can put your name into any of the empty spots of the following spreadsheet


Thank you in advance!

-Your SESAT Team

Please help us fill our trailer for the Garage Sale

Please help us fill our lonely trailer for the Garage Sale

Look at this lonely and empty trailer that is waiting patiently for your gently used items:

  • home decor:
    decorative pillows, lamps,
    rugs, art, pottery, antiques
  • gently used furniture:
    tables, chairs, book cases, desks, bureaus
  • tablecloths, placemats, bedding sets
  • dishes, china, glassware, cutlery
  • jewellery, purses, belts, scarves
  • sporting goods:
    golf clubs, rollerblades, bikes
  • working electronics, small appliances
  • records, CDs, DVDs, toys, books
  • baby gear (please no car seats & cribs)

Why don’t you help us out by bringing in a donation before or after school during one of these times:

Thursday May 10           8-9am and 3-4pm

Friday May 11                 8-9am and 3-4pm

Wednesay May 16         8-9am and 3-4pm

Thursday May 17           8-9am and 3-4pm

Friday May 18                8-9am and 3-4pm

Wednesday May 23      8-9am and 3-4pm

Thursday May 24          8-9am and 3-4pm

Friday May 25               8-9am, 3-4pm and 5-8pm


You can drop off items at the trailer in the South Parking Lot…just look for the sign:

*If you can’t make any of these times, please feel free to contact us at [email protected] or call 416-316-2143


Thank you!

-Your SESAT Team

Grad Gala and Film Week Tickets are now on sale

If you have a keen eye set up on ESAinfo, you’ll have noticed that Film Week is almost here.  What is it?

Well, next week, ESA Film offers you 4 shows for your viewing pleasure – 3 in The Nancy Main Auditorium at ESA and 1 at Toronto’s premiere film destination, the TIFF Bell Lightbox.

Tickets for all shows are available here.

On May 14th, 15th and 17th, ESA’s grade 9, 10 and 11 filmmakers (along with a few unscreened gems from the 12s) will be debuting their latest films, culminating in the presentation of the 7th annual Shaftesbury Best in Show awards.

And on May 16th, at the Lightbox, ESA’s grade 12 Filmmakers will be screening their final ESA films in what has traditionally been ESA’s hottest ticket.  Get yours now or be disappointed.  The event will sell out.

June 6 – Adult Information Night at Breakaway

This event is being held for parents, concerned adults and professionals.  See flyer for details.  AIN Flyer (3)

Snack Shack closed for the rest of the year

Sadly it’s that time of year when the Shack Snack Ladies take their leave of us.

Rehearsals have come to an end and so it’s time for the Snack Shack Ladies to hang up their aprons.

Snack Shack has become a welcome sight to those who are staying for rehearsals, who need sustenance for the long ride home, or who just need the comfort of a beet brownie or a strawberry-banana smoothie.

Thank you to everyone who has made Snack Shack a success!  (Yes, that include you Snack Shack Ladies)

We will re-open in the fall once school life becomes routine and the after school rehearsals begin.

Reminder of School Council Meeting at 7 pm Tonight

Join us tonight for the School Council meeting at 7 pm in the ESA library.

Come and learn more about all our plans!

Here’s the agenda for the council meeting:

7:00        Welcome; approval of April Minutes

7:05        Principal’s Report

7:15        Faculty Report

7:25        SESAT Update

7:30        Pro-Grant application, due June 5th

7:35        Overview of Strategic Focus, discussed @ April’s meeting; approval

7:45        Constitution/Bylaws update:

  • Timing of elections
  • Election of Council members, and Council electing Executive positions
  • Terms, of Council positions (1 year)

8:10        Speakers for the fall – October & November Council meetings

  • Gayla Forer, Breakaway Addictions Services – substance abuse and teens: October 9 (TBC)
  • Liz Henriques, George Brown College – post-secondary transition: confirmed for Nov. 13th

8:20        Recap of FACES Community Choir

8:30        Administrative Items:                                                                                                                                                    

  • Gmail account being set-up for Council; Bank account to be converted to non-board account
  • Discussing ideas / themes for developing a Council logo
  • Discussion on contributing funds raised through FACES Community Choir, i.e. supporting piano tuning

8:45        June 12th Wellness Workshop/Social

  • Trish Drynan to facilitate
  • Social to follow at local restaurant, TBC

8:55        Year-end newsletter recapping council activities

9:00        Meeting adjourned

Questions? Comments? Reach us at [email protected]



WANTED: Gently used items – Drop-off Times













Hi Folks, it’s time to find all of those “treasures” that you have been meaning to get rid of.

Time to declutter.

Time to get rid of that fish vase that Aunt Martha gave you for your birthday three years ago.

Time to chuck that seventh crystal platter that you really don’t need.

To quote “Frozen” …let it go!!!


We will be accepting donations of gently used items on Wednesays, Thursdays and Fridays before and after school until our Garage Sale on Saturday May 26th.  Please drop off your items at the large storage trailer in the South Parking lot.  You can drive right up to the unit and one of our volunteers will be happy to help you unload.


You can drop off items:

Thursday May 10           8-9am and 3-4pm

Friday May 11                 8-9am and 3-4pm

Wednesay May 16         8-9am and 3-4pm

Thursday May 17           8-9am and 3-4pm

Friday May 18                8-9am and 3-4pm

Wednesday May 23      8-9am and 3-4pm

Thursday May 24          8-9am and 3-4pm

Friday May 25               8-9am, 3-4pm and 5-8pm

LOCATION:  Please drive up to the large storage trailer in the South Parking Lot 


*If you can’t make any of these times, please feel free to contact us at [email protected] or call 416-316-2143


Thank you!

-Your SESAT Team!

Please welcome our New SESAT Board Officers!

I would like to take this opportunity to welcome our newly elected 2018/2019 Board Officers:

Lisa Egri is returning as our President

Filomena Silva is our new Vice President

Rochelle Douris is returning as our Secretary

Ann Wilkinson is returning as our Treasurer


I would also like wish a fond farewell to Bev Marinucci, our former Vice President, who is retiring after serving on the SESAT Board for four years.  Through her hard work and perseverence she helped make SESAT the success it is today.  You will be missed Bev!

Thank you!

-Your SESAT Team





More Portfolio Day Press

It has been a remarkable run of attention with our Globe and Mail Article – click here to read – and our initial CTV Interview – click here to watch,

This weekend we had two more pieces of television coverage:

Global TV Segment click here

CTV’s Second Segment click here to watch

Congratulations to Rachel Burns and the grade 12’s for your remarkable achievements this year! We will celebrate by having an exhibition together at Project Gallery at the end of May – stay tuned for details

One of the Top 100 Photographers

Congratulations to ESA Photography grad Selina Disera for being named one of the Top 100 Photographers under 34 years old in the World. The award comes from the Magenta Foundation’s Flash Forward Competition. This is a remarkable achievement and will hopefully lead to further success and a rich career.