Win Free Books for Your Class… It’s not too late to enter.

Win Free Books For Your Class!

  • CBC Toronto is giving away Canada Reads books!
  • AND… the rules have been relaxed!!  Initially the contest was only open to high school students.  NOW anyone associated with a school located in the GTA may enter…
  • All you need to do is put yourself in the shoes of a Canada Reads panellist for a chance to win copies of the 2018 books for you and your classmates.

How To Enter

Send a one-minute pitch about a Canadian book you think everyone should read to Metro Morning or Here & Now for a chance to win.

  • Maybe you loved one of the Canada Reads contenders, or perhaps there’s another title you prefer.
  • Tell us why in 60 seconds or less and your whole class could enjoy some brand new reads, thanks to you.

What: A chance to win copies of the Canada Reads books for you and your classmates

How: By submitting your own one-minute defence for a book of your choosing — Canada Reads style!

  • You can email a recording (audio or video) of your defence to [email protected] or [email protected].
  • You can also leave a recording of your defence on the Metro Morning VoxBox by calling 416-205-5807.
  • All submissions will be randomly entered for a chance to win a classroom set of Canada Reads books.

(MIND:  The VoxBox was FULL at 7am on Friday morning, June 1st… recommend sending in an audtio or video file of your pitch)

It’s never too late to join ESA’s Own Book Club

We have just announced our SUMMER READ 2018: PICK LIST

We’ll make our call on which book we will be reading based on all choices submitted by the end of day on Monday June 4th.
New to Book Club?

Student Vote 2018!




Another successful Student Vote has come and gone.

A public thank you to the students who acted as Poll Clerks and Deputy Returning Officers today… and managed our in-school election brilliantly.

Thank you also to the students who came out to vote, and get a taste of what awaits them once they turn 18.

I will make our results public here on ESAInfo at 9pm on election night, Thursday June 7th.

The complete results from the Student Vote across the province will also be released at that time.

Stay tuned.

Only Some of Us Want to Be Artists

You are invited to the grade 12 Contemporary Art Exhibition “Only Some of Us Want to Be Artists” at Project Gallery this Thursday May 31 from 6-8pm.

33 of our graduating students are participating in our final exhibition together. All are invited to attend the opening. Exhibition runs to June 2nd.

Many thanks to Ana Moseres for organizing this for us!

For Exhibition Location Click Here

We’re All in this Together – Stress is a given…Here’s a workshop to help us all cope better

On Tuesday, June 12, 2018 from 7:00-8:30 pm in the ESA library, parents and guardians are invited to participate in a workshop that focuses on providing tools and strategies to help manage our own stress so that we are able to navigate the ongoing complexities of raising teens and finding more balance within our daily lives.

The workshop will be facilitated by Tools for All Teens which focuses on school-wide wellness by introducing life-long stress management tools such as yoga, mindfulness and wellness strategies. This workshop includes mindfulness and breathing exercises and yoga suitable for all levels.

Wear comfortable clothes and come prepared to relax and exhale! You will walk away feeling more calm and less stressed in addition to having a tool or two for your life toolbox.

Let us know if you’re interested in participating in this free workshop by e-mailing [email protected].

Student Vote… this Tuesday May 29th




Student Vote – the 2018 Provincial edition – is here.  Our in-school Election Day will be Tuesday May 29th.

  • Is the upcoming Provincial Election of interest to you?
  • Would you like to learn a little bit about the behind the scenes reality of an Election Day?

We’re still have openings for a couple of student volunteers to help out before school and during the lunchhour.

  • Please either drop by the Library or send an e-mail to [email protected] ASAP if you are able to help out.
  • Community service hours apply.

Library Circulation Closes May 31st

Reminder – as per the SHREK inspired posters up around the school – that Library circulation CLOSES at the end of May.

  • We have been chasing overdue items and would appreciate your returning them ASAP.
  • We will be phoning home this week to students in Gr 11 and Gr 12 with outstanding Library materials.

Grade 9’s and 10’s with books out for READING CIRCLES and CULMINATING’s…

  • Your due dates are the first week of June.
  • PLEASE return your books as soon as you are finished with them.
  • Your co-operation is appreciated.

Two Volunteer Opportunities for You

Please see the attached flyers.

2018 Volunteer Fringe Festival

Community Service Flyer at Rosethorn P.S.

ESA and TDSB have not vetted this opportunity, we are merely providing you with information.

Student Vote! Tuesday May 29th




Student Vote – the 2018 Provincial edition – is here.  Our in-school Election Day will be Tuesday May 29th.

  • Is the upcoming Provincial Election of interest to you?
  • Would you like to learn a little bit about the behind the scenes reality of an Election Day?

We’re looking for student volunteers to act as Poll Clerks and Deputy Returning Officers for our in school Student Vote 2018.

If you are interested, please fill out this Google Form.  You will be contacted shortly.

If you would like additional information, please see Ms. Wray in the Library.

End of Year Art Sale

You are invited to our annual End of Year Exhibition and Sale of Art Work by grades 9 to 12 of the Contemporary Art and Photography Programs, Thursday May 24 between 3.30pm and 9pm.

Free admission and all are welcome.

This is our primary fundraiser of the year. Sales split 50/50 between department and artist. Tax receipts for 50% of sales over $50.