Agenda for the first Joint SESAT and School Council Meeting – Tuesday, September 12 @ 7pm in the ESA Library

Welcome parents/guardians!

We are looking forward to an exciting year ahead.  ESA is fortunate enough to have two parent councils and we will be having a joint meeting on Septmber 12th at 7:00 to 9:00 pm in the ESA Library so you can meet both teams and we can tell you of our plans for the upcoming school year.

The ESA School Council provides a forum where parents, the school principal and other members of the school community discuss school issues and plan ways to improve the school.

SESAT (Supporters of ESA Talent)  is our school fundraising committee solely for the Arts Majors.  SESAT hosts events, sells refreshments at every ESA performance/show and prepares pancake breakfasts and afterschool healthy snacks for the students.  With the support of parents, guardians, community members and partners, SESAT raised more than $46,000 last year to support the Arts programs at ESA.

Together , both councils drive events that are both informational and fun  We collaborate to affect positive change in our school and we strive to bring members of our wonderful community together.

If you are new to ESA and want to learn more, meet other parents or get involved, we would love to see you at the meeting.  If you have joined us in the past, we look forward to seeing you again.

Here is the draft agenda for the evening:


 Joint SESAT and School Council Meeting  

Tuesday September 12, 2017

7:00pm – 9:00pm

Meet and Greet:      7:00pm – 7:15pm

Location:  ESA Library

Everyone is welcome!



7:15-7:25       Welcome, introductions, review of Agenda

Approval of Minutes from last meetings

7:25-7:40       Introduction:  School Council

  • Overview of the ESA school council
  • Parent engagement and PRO grant
  • Available positions on the school council/elections in October
  • Developing a targeted fundraising strategy for non-arts activities                                                             and initiatives

7:40-7:55       Introduction: SESAT

  • Overview of SESAT functions and intro of the team
  • Goals for this year/list of events
  • Call for action: craft fair and auction planning

7:55-8:10       Introduction: Admin Faculty and Staff

8:10-8:20       Introduction: Student Council

8:20-8:45       Break Out Sessions

8:45-9:00       Wrap-up

9:00                Adjournment


Should you have any questions in advance of the meeting, please feel free to reach out at [email protected] or [email protected]


Best regards,

Maureen Murray & Darilyn Cole – Interim Co-Chairs of the School Council

Lisa Egri & Bev Marinucci – President & Vice-President of SESAT