Summer Reads 2018… Our Online Winners!

Congratulations to the following people who submitted online entries to our Summer Reads 2018! draw.

  • Winners… Please either drop by yourself – or send in your designate – to collect your prize – a free book! – from the ESA Library.
  • The best time is during the Library Open House from 9am until 11am on Tuesday June 26th.
  • If this doesn’t work, please send an e-mail to [email protected] so we can make arrangements to get you your free book.

STAFF: Elvina Barclay

    • Elvina is looking forward to reading The Word is Murder by Anthony Horowitz.
    • I love a good mystery and the author has put himself in the story as the Watson to the main character’s Sherlock Holmes detective.

 

 

STUDENT: Tiffany Stummer

    • Tiffany is looking forward to reading Bear Town by Frederick Backman.
    • This book has a web of characters that are all going through issues that are relevant to their lives. It delves into secrets, a small town, and a web of lies.

 

 

PARENT: Carlo Ribeiro

    • Carlo is looking forward to reading Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi.
    • This is a beautiful and epic story of the lives and times of the descendants of two women. Set in Ghana and the US, the stories trace the impact of the TransAtlantic Slave Trade on two branches of the same family, on two continents, and all the way through several generations, until a kind of homegoing brings the two threads together in beautiful and unsurprising ways.

 

 

 

ESA Library OPEN HOUSE: Tuesday June 26th, 9am to 11am

An open invitation to all members of the ESA Community to drop by the Library on Marks Review Day, Tuesday June 26th.

  • The tea will be on… and there may be treats (while supplies last).
  • Remember to BYOM – Bring your own mug!!

Check out our New Arrivals in Books… and sign out some great summer reads!

  • You must be a returning student, and you must have ‘good Library credit‘ to check out books over the summer.

Score yourself some great vintage vinyl – prices reduced to $1 per LP.

  • We’ve put out some great new Broadway Cast Recordings, some new Classical, some new classic female vocalists.
  • There are also some real gems, including the likes of Maria Callas, for premium prices.  Ask about these items at the Circulation Desk

There will also be a selection of (gently) Used Books available…

  • Nothing more than $1.
  • Mass market paperbacks, trade paperbacks and hardcover editions.

We also have some Fine Art books available for sale.

We also have some free stuff available… most notably our entire collection of CBC News in Review CD’s.

  • These are now all available online (teacher access only with an education account) and haven’t circulated in a couple of years.
  • If you are interested in these, most likely for an Art Project we would expect, send an e-mail to [email protected] anytime after you read this posting to claim them.
  • First come first served.
  • You must come in and pick them up on Tuesday morning…

Library Overdues: Calling All Parents!

Have you found items stamped ‘Etobicoke School of the Arts Resource Centre‘ under the bed? or at the bottom of a book bag?

If so… Please be sure to send them in with the student in your house on Tuesday morning, June 26th when they come for Marks Review Day.

We have been chasing books for weeks now.

  • We have been sending overdue notices to TDSB student e-mails.
  • We have been sending overdue notices to HF teachers.
  • We have been making the dreaded phone calls home… You may have received one (although there were lots of households we were unable to get through to).

Reminder that students with outstanding Library items and/or Library fines will not be able to check out new materials in September until outstanding issues have been cleared.

Summer Garden Help Still Needed!

Do you like to garden?  Do you have a few hours, once or twice a week during the summer, to do a light weeding and water the ESA gardens?

  • Volunteers – staff, students, parents, friends – are needed to mind our garden for one week each during the summer.
  • This typically means watering once or twice, subject to weather conditions.
  • You do need to be able to get to the school between 7am and 2:00pm…  the task takes approx. 2 hours.

Environment Canada’s 3 month summer forecasts suggests that this summer will be pretty typical of 30 year historical averages… near normal temperatures with some extended periods of heat mid-summer and perhaps a little more rainfall that usual, but not more rainy days than normal.  Notwithstanding this, every summer brings its share of hot and dry weather.  This means the gardens, despite being almost exclusively native plant materials, really could use some TLC throughout the summer months.

  • If we get a good rain the week you’re on, it’s typically a free pass.
  • If it’s a scorcher that week, a second day of minding is greatly appreciated.

Community service hours are available for students who participate in summer maintenance.

Send en e-mail to [email protected] indicating which week(s) you would be available to assist.  We’re building the schedule now…

Many thanks in advance.

Save the Date(s): ESA’s Own Book Club 2018-19

Save the Dates!  Members of ESA’s Own Book Club… mark the following dates in your calendars:

  • Wed Sept 26th
  • Wed Nov 21st
  • Wed Jan 16th
  • Wed Mar 6th
  • Wed May 8th

All meetings take place in the ESA Library from 6:45pm until 9:00pm.

Mark also Thursday Mar 28th… Our annual FIELD TRIP to the final day of taping for Canada Reads… the 2019 edition.

NEW MEMBERS are always welcome.

Indeed we have just recently chosen our SUMMER READ 2018…  Circe by Madeline Miller.

Find all of the titles that were on our PICK LIST for our Summer Read 2018 here.

Enjoy a wonderful summer full of wonderful books… and see you all in September!

 

Students writing exams in the Library…

… are reminded to bring a mug with you when you come… the tea will be on throughout the exam period.

  • One of the perks of writing in the Library is a little pampering to help you keep your stress levels down.

PLEASE also be sure to arrive in plenty of time… at least 20 minutes prior to the scheduled start time for your exam…

Library access during the exam period

Reminder that the Library is now CLOSED for the season.

  • ACCESS only to students writing exams in the Library… at the appointed time.

Good luck to all with your exams.

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Students with overdue Library items may return them directly to the Library on Tutorial morning on Friday, June 15th.

Else… overdue books may be returned to the collection box – labelled LIBRARY RETURNS – in the Main Office.

Please… DO NOT leave books in Ms. Wray’s mailbox!

Library Overdues

  • Do you still have overdue Library materials?
  • Have you settled your late fines from earlier in the year?
  • Have you found that missing book under the bed?

We have been chasing books for weeks now.

  • We have been sending overdue notices to your TDSB student e-mails.
  • We have been sending overdue notices to your HF teachers.
  • Worse… we have been making the dreaded phone calls home and will ramp up those efforts.

Get ahead of the curve – and save that embarrassing phone call home if you haven’t already been called! – by bringing your book(s) in first or settling your overdue fines.

  • Drop by the Library on Tutorial morning, Friday June 15th… and return those books!!
  • Else… overdue books may be returned to the collection box – labelled LIBRARY RETURNS – in the Main Office.
  • Please… DO NOT leave books in Ms. Wray’s mailbox!

Reminder that students with outstanding Library items and/or Library fines will not be able to check out new materials in September until outstanding issues have been cleared.

Calling All Gardeners! Summer Maintenance Volunteers WANTED…

Do you like to garden?  Do you have a few hours, once or twice a week during the summer, to do a light weeding and water the ESA gardens?

  • Volunteers – staff, students, parents, friends – are needed to mind our garden for one week each during the summer.
  • This typically means watering once or twice, subject to weather conditions.
  • You do need to be able to get to the school between 7am and 2:00pm…  the task takes approx. 2 hours.

Environment Canada’s 3 month summer forecasts suggests that this summer will be pretty typical of 30 year historical averages… near normal temperatures with some extended periods of heat mid-summer and perhaps a little more rainfall that usual, but not more rainy days than normal.  Notwithstanding this, every summer brings its share of hot and dry weather.  This means the gardens, despite being almost exclusively native plant materials, really could use some TLC throughout the summer months.

  • If we get a good rain the week you’re on, it’s typically a free pass.
  • If it’s a scorcher that week, a second day of minding is greatly appreciated.

Community service hours are available for students who participate in summer maintenance.

Send en e-mail to [email protected] indicating which week(s) you would be available to assist.  We’re building the schedule now…

Many thanks in advance.

Student Vote: Our Results

It’s 9pm and the polls are closed.  The moment has arrived.  We are now able to announce the results of our ESA Student Vote 2018.
  • All across Ontario, between May 29th and June 7th, students took on the roles of election officials and organized a parallel vote using the materials provided.
  • The ballots were counted by each school and reported to CIVIX.

As of 4:00p.m. (ET) on June 7th, 2,166 schools had reported their election results, representing all 124 electoral districts in the province.  In total:

  • 280,691 ballots were cast by student participants;
  • 268,091 accepted ballots;
  • 7,103 rejected ballots;
  • 2,562 declined ballots; and,
  • 2,935 unmarked ballots.
Here are the ESA School Results for the provincial riding of Etobicoke-Lakeshore:
  • Ontario NDP – 47 Votes
  • Ontario Liberal Party – 22 Votes
  • PC Party of Ontario – 13 Votes
  • Green Party of Ontario – 12 Votes
  • Libertarian – 1 Vote
  • Spoiled Ballots – 2
  • Declined Ballots – 0

Find a summary of the Provincial Student Vote results here.

  • Etobicoke-Lakeshore Student Vote results elected Christine Hogarth, PC Party of Ontario.
  • Overall, students in Ontario elected a New Democratic government.

Find the actual voting results for Etobicoke-Lakeshore (and all other ridings) here.

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Summer Reads 2018

Tell us what books you think everyone should have on their summer reading list this year.

  • All members of the ESA School Community are invited to contribute: students, staff, parents and graduates.

All entries will be submitted into our Summer Reads draw.

  • Entries must be received by the end of the school day on Monday June 11th to be eligible for the draw.
  • Entries may be submitted to the basket on the Library Circulation Desk (using the forms conveniently located beside said basket) or by filling out this Google Form.

All book recommendations will be posted on the ESA Library Daily Blog by the end of the school year.

ESA Poetry Contest: Winners!

After much consideration, discussion and deliberation… We are delighted to announce the winners of this year’s ESA Poetry Contest, sponsored by the ESA Library.

  • WINNER:  Paper Thin Walls by Olivia Nitti
  • Second: Past Blue Sky by Laura Kim
  • Third: Love poem/2 by Michaela Yarmol-Matusiak
  • Honourable Mention: Ageing Eyes by Alexandra Lockwood

The winners should please stop by the Library to collect their prizes…

Thank you to everyone who submitted poems to the contest.

 

 

ESA